1. Exclusive: TomorrowWorld Reveals 2015 Musical Curators, New Stages

    March 04, 2015 1:00 PM EST TomorrowWorld announced the slate of musical curators and three new stages for its third edition this fall on Wednesday. Provided exclusively to Billboard, the list of announced curators include All Gone Pete Tong , Hardwell 's Revealed Recordings, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike's…

  2. 'The Voice' Recap: The Coaches Fight for Their Favorites

    March 02, 2015 10:51 PM EST Heading into tonight's Blind Auditions on The Voice , Pharrell Williams led the coaches with five artists, followed by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton with four each, and Adam Levine trailing behind with only three singers on his team so far. Kelsie May gets part three of the Blind…

  3. Enjoyed Christina Aguilera's Britney Impression? Here's 3 More That Will Kill You

    February 24, 2015 12:00 PM EST By now you've probably seen Christina Aguilera 's impressions of everyone from Cher to Britney Spears on The Tonight Show Monday night. It was delightful, but people seem a bit surprised just how great the singer is at mimicking other voices. She's been great at this…

  4. 'The Voice' Season 8 Preview: The Pros & Cons

    February 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST One of the riskiest and most rewarding of any audition in The Voice 's previous seven seasons occurs Monday night at the end of the two-hour season debut: A 15-year-old farmer sings a song from the public domain and wows the coaches despite his style falling far outside the known ranges…

  5. Grammy Awards 2015 Impact Analysis: Post-Show Sales Rise by 87 Percent

    February 21, 2015 3:15 PM EST Sam Smith and Beck get big sales boosts from the 2015 Grammy Awards. Now that a full week has passed since the 2015 Grammy Awards (Feb. 8), we can analyze the overall sales impact from the show. The 57th annual awards aired on CBS and featured performances from the likes of Sam Smith , Beck ,…

  6. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  7. Exclusive: Ultra Music Marks 20th Anniversary With 2015 Dance Compilation

    February 17, 2015 12:15 PM EST It's been a good year for Ultra Music, and now fans will have a chance to relive it. The Sony-affiliated record label today announced the release of Ultra Dance 16 , exclusively revealing to Billboard its flagship dance compilation series' latest installment. The two-disc and 24…

  8. 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List With Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Jack White

    February 13, 2015 9:15 PM EST Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a massive three and a half hour event Sunday night that will include more than 100 guests, ranging all the way from Adam Sandler to Zach Galifianakis. Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake All In…

  9. Exclusive: Def Leppard Announces Summer Concert Tour With Styx and Tesla

    February 12, 2015 8:00 AM EST After spending last year on the road as special guests for Kiss , Def Leppard will be back atop the bill this summer and taking Styx and Tesla along for the ride, Billboard is exclusively announcing. The 48-date tour kicks off June 23 in Tampa, Fla., running through Oct. 4 in Bismarck, N.D.…

  10. Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too

    February 10, 2015 9:05 AM EST While the mainstream catches up on 'Morning Phase,' the niche radio format championed the Grammy-winning set early on, marking the latest example of its importance as a tastemaker. Who is Beck? A fair portion of music fans might be searching for the answer to the part-meme…

  11. Review: The Grammys Go to Church, Feature Powerhouse Vocal Moments

    February 09, 2015 12:43 AM EST AC/DC got the devil out of the way with a spirited introduction to the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, performing their recent "Rock or Bust" and their classic "Highway to Hell" with the Staples Center audience donning devil horns. The three-plus hours that followed, all…

  12. Grammys 2015: All Performances Ranked From Worst to Best

    February 08, 2015 11:59 PM EST Obviously several Grammy Awards were given out at the 2015 Grammys Awards, but the focus of the night -- other than Beck's surprise victory -- was on live music. From Madonna to Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Beyonce , here are all this year's Grammy performers ranked from…

  13. Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ...

    February 08, 2015 11:12 PM EST See the full list of winners from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith was the big winner at the 2015 Grammys , taking home four awards for best new artist, best pop vocal album, record of the year and song of the year. In an upset, Beck took home album of the year for Morning Phase …

  14. Grammy Week Dispatch: Don Was' Star Turn with Al Pacino; Us The Duo on A&R; Midem at Soho House

    February 07, 2015 12:17 PM EST Grammy Week in Los Angeles would seem to resemble nothing so much as a fancier middle-aged SXSW. While there are dozens of worthy music events and hundreds of powerful music execs, it is only but a fraction the size of Austin's annual confab and of course far more spread out. Grammys…

  15. Converse Announces Rubber Tracks Sample Library, Providing Free Audio Samples for Musicians

    February 03, 2015 9:55 PM EST Converse will launch a new sample library called the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library that will provide a growing collection of high-quality audio samples free-of-charge to musicians around the world.  Converse Releases Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Frank Ocean Track …

  16. SXSW: Tower Records, Brian Wilson, Gloria Trevi & Jaco Pastorius Films on the Lineup

    February 03, 2015 2:54 PM EST Colin Hanks' long-awaited documentary on Tower Records, a film on the manager of the Doors and Ramones , and a rarely seen film focused on Leon Russell 's Oklahoma years in the early 1970s are among the selections this year at the South by Southwest  Film Conference and…

  17. Super Bowl vs. Grammys: Analyzing Their Sales Impact on Artists

    January 31, 2015 3:11 PM EST Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. How Super Bowl Halftime Shows Sell…

  18. Sia Confirms Grammys Performance During 'Ellen' Appearance

    January 30, 2015 1:28 PM EST Sia is the latest name to be confirmed to take the Grammys stage: the reclusive singer-songwriter will perform at the ceremony next Sunday (Feb. 8), she announced during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that is scheduled to air on Friday (Jan. 30). Based on the stunning nature…

  19. Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich on Booking the Big Show, Working with Stars & What Lorde Said No To

    January 29, 2015 4:52 AM EST Judging by the invitations Ken Ehrlich sent out for the Jan. 28 unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he's delighted with his new neighbors in front of the Capitol Records building. "John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting company," boasts the announcement.…

  20. Grammys: Gwen Stefani & Adam Levine, Jessie J & Tom Jones, Hozier & Annie Lennox to Perform

    January 28, 2015 4:32 PM EST Who isn't performing at the upcoming Grammys? On Tuesday, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett were added to the lineup to provide some duet flavor, and now they've got competition from three other pairings: Jessie J and Tom Jones , Hozier and Annie Lennox , and Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine…

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