'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Bandleader Jon Batiste Dishes on Paul Shaffer's Sound Advice

When 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' debuts Sept. 8 on CBS, it will usher in not only the post-David Letterman era but also the post-Paul Shaffer era. Jon Batiste, a Juilliard-trained keyboardist known for his New Orleans jazz sound, will serve as the show's musical director, heading up a band comprising his longtime drummer Joe Saylor, saxophonist Eddie Barbash and a rotating all-star guest list. The 28-year-old dishes on joining Colbert's late-night party.
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MTV VMAs: Facebook & Twitter Predict the Winners

With the MTV Video Music Awards just two days away, social media platforms are weighing in on their predictions. Facebook, Twitter and Spotify have each anticipated which music moguls they believe will take home their own Moonmen.
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Ian Rogers' Departure From Beats 1 Baffles Industry, Colleagues

News of Ian Rogers’ departure from Beats 1 for an unspecified job in Europe came as a surprise to the entire music industry, including his coworkers, sources tell Billboard. Rogers’ role at the helm of the station seemed to be his dream job.

Zac Efron Film 'We Are Your Friends' Puts Big-Screen Spotlight on EDM Scene

EDM has already taken over clubs and festival grounds. Now the dance genre is exploring a new frontier: movie screens. On Aug. 28, We Are Your Friends, the first feature film distributed by a major movie studio (Warner Bros. Pictures) that is focused on the EDM world, opens nationwide on 2,300 screens.
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Drake Co-Signed Singer Alessia Cara on Her Rising Fame: 'It's the Coolest Fluke Ever'

For her first-ever TV performance in July, on 'The Tonight Show' no less, Alessia Cara opted not to wear a designer -- or even slightly showy -- look. The stage lights rose to reveal the singer, 19, in the casual, woke-up-like-this uniform favored by teens everywhere: ripped jeans, Chuck Taylors and an ironic T-shirt (it read "Life of the Party").
Felix Jaehn in 2015.

Ed Sheeran Courting OMI's 'Cheerleader' Remixer Felix Jaehn After No. 1 Hit

Felix Jaehn's metallic gold shirt reads "Everything Under Control," but inside, the 20-year-old Hamburg native is bursting with excitement. It has been scarcely a month since the dimpled German learned, in a Billboard tweet, that his remix of Jamaican singer OMI's "Cheerleader" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. "I was home with my manager; it was 2 a.m.," he says, sitting in Billboard's New York offices on a steamy August day. "I couldn't believe it. We were cheering and toasting."