10 years ago, in different rooms in different cities, The Edge from U2, Marty Albertson of Guitar Center, Henry Juszkiewicz of Gibson and I sat horrified as we watched the first of the two superstorms slam into the Central Gulf coast of the US.
On the most recent Billboard 200 chart, Luke Bryan’s 'Kill the Lights' held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, as the album shifted another 99,000 equivalent album units. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the Sept. 5 chart.
As musicians have stepped up to speak out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, now the Latin Recording Academy has issued a statement addressing what it called his "continued discriminatory statements."
Skrillex, Future, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, A$AP Ferg and more are scheduled to perform at this year's annual HARD "Day of the Dead" Halloween edition. The two-day festival will be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
Though Bobby Braddock has enjoyed a long and illustrious career that has included hits from Tammy Wynette, Toby Keith, George Jones and Billy Currington, for the legendary tunesmith it all started with Dot Anderson. Sort of.
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.
The television airwaves are filled this fall with with the sound of music, ranging from superstar documentaries to artists flexing their acting muscles. Read on for few highlights of autumn’s offerings.
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.
Keyboardist Joe Lester and drummer Chris Guanlao stopped by Billboard’s New York office to discuss their new album "Better Nature," due Sept. 25 and offered some valuable advice to other self-releasing artists.
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.
Nashville and country have been synonymous for decades. But in recent years, Music City recording studios like Blackbird and RCA Studio A have become unlikely homes to a different sound: contemporary soul.
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.
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").