More than a week after the controversy started, organizers have finally released a statement to the press, distancing itself from brouhaha, not mentioning the name Trump anywhere in the document and stating the show will go on.
Speaking out politically is a potential mine field for artists, with the potential to alienate large numbers of people -- fans or potential fans alike -- in one fell swoop. Fher Olvera, frontman for Maná, couldn't care less.
Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo have all been photographed wearing Bow & Arrow's "Gung Fu Scratch" t-shirt featuring martial-arts icon Bruce Lee manning a DJ table, but longtime fan Robert Downey Jr. may have just given the fashion label the ultimate endorsement.
Some of the best-performing artists on Billboard's Real-time Twitter charts are, of course, down in Austin this week. Here's the story behind their nascent success -- and where to see them during SXSW.
At Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash at Chicago's Double Door on Aug. 1, watch Kate Nash discuss her music and style, and perform two "Girl Talk" tracks as part of this special Tastemakers Style Session.