Shawn Mendes, the 16-year-old rising pop artist who has turned Vine stardom into full-blown stardom, has decided to document the ongoings of his first major tour with a video diary capturing all of the behind-the-scenes action.
The total economic value of the U.K. music industry in 2013 grew 9 percent year-on-year to £3.8 billion ($6.2 billion), up from £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) the previous year, according to a comprehensive new report published by umbrella trade organization UK Music.
Eminem and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party in New Zealand after current prime minister John Key used the rapper's hit "Lose Yourself" in a reelection campaign ad without permission
Regional Mexican and urban acts will dominate the 2014 Latin Grammy street party concerts, which kick off Oct. 5 in Chicago's Plaza Garibaldi. Artists confirmed to perform during the series, which will be played in five cities, include Conjunto Primavera, J Alvarez, J Balvin, Los Rieleros del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Noel Torres and Voz de Mando.
Following the success of docuseries T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, the Viacom-owned cable network is moving forward with a spinoff centered on T.I.'s better half, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and her outrageous best friend and hairstylist Shekinah Jo.
Before he fainted and fell of the stage last night, August Alsina commanded the crowd during a sold out show at New York's Irving Plaza. Taking the stage in a hooded cape and sunglasses and working with an enthusiastic, cheerfully noisy band, he showed himself as one of the top R&B singers working right now.
At the recent Bogota Music Market (BOmm), which took place Sept. 11 and 12 in Colombia's capital, some 16 acts performed for an audience of nearly 1,000 artists, managers, promoters and buyers from around the world. In the past two years -- since veteran music executive Fernan Martinez took over production – BOmm has evolved from being merely a Colombian music conference to an international market for artists eager to showcase their music beyond Colombia's borders.
Wolfgang Gartner is reinventing himself, as you can preview exclusively right here. Billboard caught up with Gartner in Los Angeles, where the producer is hard at work on a forthcoming album, to discuss his new direction and disillusionment with the dance scene.