1. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT SINGLES BE FROM 1989 ? This mailbag&…

  2. 'The Voice' Recap: Playoffs Pay Off for Stripped-Down Ballads

    November 11, 2014 10:12 AM EST Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's singers took the stage for their first live, viewer-voted performances of the season. The Voice 's season-seven playoffs began on Monday, which has teams trimmed down from five to three: two picked by America, and one more saved by each coach. The…

  3. Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' App: Inside The User Experience

    November 11, 2014 9:12 AM EST Follow the action, explore other rooms and watch behind-the-scenes footage with Swift's new app. Taylor Swift's new music video for "Blank Space" has been given an immersive complementary technological experience with the American Express Unstaged Taylor Swift Blank…

  4. Ariana Grande & Idina Menzel to Receive Honors at 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards

    November 11, 2014 8:30 AM EST Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel will be two of the honorees at this year's Billboard Women in Music Awards, joining Taylor Swift as recipients at the Dec. 12 event in New York City.  Grande will receive the 2014 Billboard Rising Star award and Menzel will accept the Breakthrough…

  5. Ghost Tunes, Garth Brooks' iTunes Alternative, Launches in Full

    November 11, 2014 8:18 AM EST When Ghost Tunes CEO Randy Bernard and COO Chris Webb first met with Garth Brooks to discuss an alternative digital and physical distribution platform, there was one thing they had to get out of the way. "We're going up against Google, Amazon, iTunes -- billion-dollar companies,…

  6. Eventbrite Study Finds Millennials Love Tweeting About Experiences at Webster Hall, Hakkasan (Exclusive)

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST A few months ago, Eventbrite found that over three-fourths of millennials  surveyed would rather pay for experiences than things. Now, a new study from the company surveyed social media conversations to find which music venues at which members of the most self-involved generation this side…

  7. MTV EMA 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2014 6:52 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , U2 , Alicia Keys , Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias all lit up the stage at Sunday's 2014 MTV European Music Awards , but behind the scenes it was a riotous cacophony of shocking diva tantrums, rock-star hissy fits and preening pop-star indulgence. Well,…

  8. It-Girl Video Director Hannah Lux Davis Dishes on Working With Miley, Drake and Ariana Grande

    November 10, 2014 2:55 PM EST You may not know her name, but Hannah Lux Davis is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand music video directors. Fresh off her visuals for Ariana Grande and The Weeknd 's "Love Me Harder," the 28-year-old explains what it's like to work with some of pop's…

  9. Amanda Palmer on Her New Memoir, Self-Doubt, Self-Editing and Feminist Trolling

    November 10, 2014 12:16 PM EST On a recent fall afternoon at Bard College, the musician Amanda Palmer was wrapping up Sunday’s rehearsal for a student production she composed music for called The Bed Show . The 38-year old has an easygoing demeanor for someone whose eyebrows are painted like lines of barbed wire. She…

  10. How Dance-Pop Act Zhu Scored a Major-Label Deal Using Just His Logo and His Music

    November 10, 2014 12:01 PM EST Dance-pop act Zhu scored a hit single, a major-label deal and a high-profile stateside debut using just his logo and music. In February, a mysterious Outkast medley surfaced on dance-music blogs, credited to an unknown artist who signed his work simply in white paint strokes. Less than…

  11. Ariana Grande Covers InStyle: 'I Would Literally Give a Limb for My Fans'

    November 10, 2014 10:44 AM EST Ariana Grande wants to break free from the rumors. The 21-year-old singer covers the December issue of InStyle , and in the accompanying article, Grande opens up about the diva rumors that have accompanied her rising fame. When asked about a rumored incident where a website claims…

  12. One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

    November 10, 2014 10:33 AM EST Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono , Ellie Goulding , One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith ,…

  13. Surprise! Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Loved Her EMA Performance

    November 10, 2014 10:26 AM EST So, here's something that isn't too shocking (but is still pretty sweet): Ariana Grande 's brother Frankie was obsessed with Ariana's MTV EMA performance from yesterday (Nov. 9). And, as a self-described "social media mogul" is wont to do, he made an…

  14. MTV EMA 2014 Recap: One Direction, Katy Perry & Ariana Grande Win Big

    November 09, 2014 6:15 PM EST One Direction swept with five awards in total at the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 9), winning televised awards as Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans. The group, who wasn't in attendance, thanked the Directioners for their support through a pre-recorded…

  15. Ed Sheeran Brings ‘Thinking Out Loud’ To MTV EMAs

    November 09, 2014 4:38 PM EST Ed Sheeran ’s single “Don’t” is his highest-charting song on the Hot 100 chart and reached a new peak this week, but instead of airing out some of that track’s bitterness at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 9), Sheeran performed his tender new single, “Thinking Out Loud,”…

  16. President Obama’s 8 Best Musical Performances, Mashups & Remixes

    November 09, 2014 3:57 PM EST From singing Al Green ’s “Let’s Stay Together” to hilarious fan-made mashup videos of songs by Daft Punk and Iggy Azalea , President Barack Obama has proven to be one of the more musical leaders of the Free World. Happy Election Day! See Musicians With Politicians In honor of President…

  17. MTV EMA 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    November 09, 2014 3:00 PM EST The biggest stars in music are up for MTV European Music Awards. Check back here for an updated list of winners. MTV EMA 2014: Nicki Performs | Photos Best Video Iggy Azalea - "Black Widow ft. Rita Ora" Katy Perry - "Dark Horse ft. Juicy J" -- WINNER Kiesza - "…

  18. Alicia Keys Added to MTV EMA Performers List

    November 09, 2014 12:40 PM EST Alicia Keys has joined the lineup of performers at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. Calvin Harris Cancels MTV EMA Performance Nicki Minaj is set to host this year’s MTV EMA, which takes place Sunday (Nov. 9). Other performers include U2 , Minaj, Enrique Iglesias ,…

  19. Calvin Harris Cancels MTV EMA Performance

    November 08, 2014 7:16 PM EST Send your get well cards his way. Calvin Harris will no longer take the stage at the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards, slated to take place Sunday (Nov. 9) in Glasgow, Scotland. He reportedly fell ill prior to the show. The network has confirmed the news on Facebook . "Hey #MTVEMA…

  20. Hunter Hayes Talks Tattoo Your Name Tour, Collaborations & More During CMA Awards Week

    November 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "We decided to amp it up and do everything twice as much." CMA Awards week is jammed packed with various functions for all country artists, from beginning to end. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big The week began with awards presentations from SESAC,…

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