'The Wiz' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

'The Wiz' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

NBC is upping its live musical game. The network announced Monday that The Wiz will be its next live musical performance -- with Cirque du Soleil boarding the project with plans to bring the show to Broadway in 2016.
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De La Soul Announce Kickstarter-Funded Album ft. Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz & More

Hip-hip veterans De La Soul have just announced their upcoming album -- but there's no title, no release date, and most notably, no label. Yes, De La is relying on the support of fans via Kickstarter to release their ninth full-length project, and they've recruited music notables like Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, and Little Dragon to contribute, with more special guests to be announced.
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Carlos Santana to Keynote the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference is shaping up to be legendary with the addition of Carlos Santana to the list of confirmed speakers. The Mexican American icon (and multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner) will sit down with Billboard’s Leila Cobo on Wednesday, April 29 for an intimate conversation traversing his 40-plus years in music.
Full Devil Jacket

Exclusive: Hear Full Devil Jacket's 'Valley of Bones' Album In Its Entirety

It has been more than a decade since Full Devil Jacket delivered its first self-titled album, but that large gap of time doesn't faze frontman Josh Brown. "I would say it picks up where that record left off, only 15 years later," he says with a laugh about Valley of Bones (out March 31, eOne Music). Billboard is exclusively premiering their new album, 'Valley of Bones.'
Atmosphere as Dash Berlin performs during the Ultra Music Festival 2015

Native Instruments Announces Stems, New Audio Format for DJs

As more electronic musicians are relying on do-it-yourself approaches to solving their genre's most pervasive problems, like collaborating with peers and licensing issues in mixes, another tool was announced at Miami's Winter Music Conference on March 27 that will make creating tracks and remixing them that much easier.
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Rihanna & 'Home' Best 'Get Hard' at the Box Office

Animated family film 'Home' easily topped the North American box office with $54 million from 3,708 theaters in a much-needed win for Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation.

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