1. Marianne Faithfull on Her New Album & Book and Her Charmed Circle of Friends (From Metallica to Bowie)

    November 24, 2014 4:50 PM EST For the past 50 years,  Marianne Faithfull  has been one of the music world’s most singular characters: a Swinging London teen icon and mid-’60s girlfriend of Mick Jagger , a notorious heroin addict who revived her career in 1979 with the landmark Broken English and, most of all, a singer…

  2. Kobalt Publishing Hires Jamie McLaughlin as Creative Director

    November 24, 2014 11:47 AM EST Kobalt Music Publishing has appointed Jamie McLaughlin to the position of creative director, charged with signing new talent, arranging writer collaborations and pitching songs. She has hit the ground running in the new job, having already played a part in the signing of Lady Gaga…

  3. Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season -- How Far Can It Go?

    November 23, 2014 12:20 PM EST And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken . On Saturday evening (Nov. 22), Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall 's Into the Woods , at simultaneous screenings on both coasts,…

  4. Watch Rebel Wilson Crush It in 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer

    November 20, 2014 12:07 PM EST The pitch is back, and we couldn't be more thrilled. The aca-amazing news is true: The Barden Bellas are returing for a sequel to Pitch Perfect , and the first trailer is finally here. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and all the rest kick things off by singing a slowed-down, a cappella…

  5. Anna Wintour on Kanye & Kim 'Vogue' Cover: 'It's Very Important That People Talk About us'

    November 19, 2014 5:14 PM EST In a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday, Anna Wintour opened up about her decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue . "If we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather…

  6. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Selena Gomez's 'Heart' Starts at No. 25

    November 14, 2014 12:00 PM EST The new track from her first best-of set is the week's top debut. Plus, chart action for Big Sean, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker and Walk the Moon. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , marking…

  7. 2NE1's Dara & 'Walking Dead' Actor Steven Yeun Star in Web Series About Food Porn

    November 14, 2014 11:00 AM EST The K-pop singer and TV actor play a couple torn apart by food porn in 'What's Eating Steven Yeun?' 2NE1 's  Dara  gets to show off her comedy chops in a new web series co-starring Steve Yeun of  The Walking Dead . Playing themselves as boyfriend and girlfriend in What&…

  8. 'Into the Woods': Original Broadway Cast Reunites With No Mention of the Movie

    November 11, 2014 3:15 PM EST Woe is the superfan when the mainstream comes calling. We’re looking at you, pre-HBO Game of Thrones cosplayers, dance music fans before EDM, and anyone who wore neoprene prior to the Alexander Wang for H&M collection. Such exposure was imminent for the community theater hoofers and…

  9. New 'Into The Woods' Trailer Features Lots of Singing by Meryl Streep -- Finally!

    November 06, 2014 10:04 AM EST Happy now and happy hence and happy ever after! Fans' wishes have finally been granted! The new, full-length trailer for Into the Woods , the movie musical based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim Broadway show, has finally arrived. And unlike the first teaser , this clip gives fans a…

  10. Exclusive: +1 Records Becomes Official Label Partner of Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment

    November 05, 2014 8:00 AM EST Entertainment has announced +1 Records has become an official label partner of the music company, meaning the independent label will now have access to the 300 marketing, licensing, A&R, radio and further infrastructure. +1 Records is the label arm of the company +1 founded by Jonny…

  11. Sam Smith Leads 2015 People's Choice Awards Nominees

    November 04, 2014 5:23 PM EST Sam Smith , along with actress Shailene Woodley , are the leading nominees for the 2015 People's Choice Awards, with four nods apiece. Nominees in 58 categories were announced Tuesday (Nov. 4) in Los Angeles. Smith is nominated for male artist, breakthrough artist, favorite song for …

  12. Tomorrow's Hits: Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Anna Calvi, Marwan (Soulflow)

    October 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Jonathan Jackson + Enation Jonathan Jackson, 32, has basked in the entertainment spotlight for more than 20 years: he joined ABC's General…

  13. Young Fathers Beat Out Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for 2014 Mercury Prize

    October 29, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers have beat out Damon Albarn , Anna Calvi , FKA Twigs and others for this year's Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.  Who Got Nominated For the 2014 Mercury Prize? The trio's 2014 record, Dead -- which was…

  14. Anna Kendrick Says the Music Industry ‘Seems Like the Wild, Wild West’

    October 27, 2014 12:09 AM EDT Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit. "I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree," the bubbly actress said during a recent interview. Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back. The outfit…

  15. One Direction Fan Fiction Author Calls Her Story 'Vanilla Fifty Shades of Grey'

    October 23, 2014 10:46 AM EDT Paging Harry Styles! Last year, the One Direction star and his bandmates were the inspiration for a viral online fan fiction story, the After series, and the real-life book version of the tale was released this week. "Tessa is a girl in college. It's not me, but I've realized…

  16. Rick Ross and Schoolboy Q Join The Weeknd for 'Often' Remix

    October 16, 2014 7:12 AM EDT The Weeknd is having an extended moment, and part of it now includes a remix with verses from Schoolboy Q and Rick Ross . The song is "Often," a one-off track that the Weeknd -- a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye -- threw online back in June . The new version is just as haunting and thumping,…

  17. Lorde & Sol3 Mio Lead NZ Music Awards Nominations

    October 16, 2014 5:23 AM EDT With five nominations each, Lorde and classical-crossover trio Sol3 Mio lead the pack heading into the 49th annual New Zealand Music Awards. Rapper David Dallas and soul singer Ladi6 are close behind with four nods each. Vodafone is once again sponsoring the country's premier music…

  18. 'Friends' Coming to Netflix: The 10 Best Musical Moments On The Show

    October 15, 2014 11:45 AM EDT This is not a drill -- After years of wishing and hoping,  Friends  in its entirety is  coming to Netflix  Jan. 1. RIP productivity!  Friends  originally premiered Sept. 22, 1994 (That's right: It's been 20 years!). Over the ten years the show was on the air -- and, of…

  19. Report: Lawsuit Over iTunes Double-Billing Dismissed

    October 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT A lawsuit against Apple claiming the company double-billed its iTunes customers has been dismissed. Courthouse News is reporting that the plaintiffs, Robert Herskowitz and Phoebe Juel , settled with the tech giant on Tuesday (Oct. 7). Related iTunes Launches 'Donate' Feature for…

  20. Colbie Caillat Performs 'Smelly Cat' At 'Friends' Pop-Up Store

    October 06, 2014 8:59 AM EDT Who knew Colbie Caillat was a giant Friends fan? The singer stopped by the  Friends  pop-up shop in Manhattan, surprising fans by stepping up to the microphone in "Central Perk" and performing Phoebe Buffay's most well-known hit, "Smelly Cat," with an assist from…

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