1. Cellist Zoe Keating Opens Up on Her YouTube Battle: 'There's a Lot of Fear Out There'

    January 28, 2015 3:32 PM EST Update, Jan. 29, 2:58pm : YouTube reached out to Billboard to clarify some of Keating's statements in this interview. You can read that here . Zoe Keating  wants control of her music. A cellist based in Northern California, Keating has tried to be an unstoppable force while running…

  2. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  3. Gimme Five: Chromeo Name Their Favorite Music Venues

    January 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Watch the electronic duo perform at their U.S. concert spots in the latest edition of our Gimme Five series. On Saturday afternoon (Jan. 26), Chromeo took the stage at the Winter X Games in Aspen and proceeded to crank out a predictably tight set of slick jams while some of the world's…

  4. Veteran UK Promoter Talks Pulling Sonisphere, Crowded Fest Market, Selling Out with Ed Sheeran

    January 20, 2015 3:53 PM EST On January 16, a statement was posted on the Sonisphere website announcing that the popular U.K. heavy metal festival "will not take place in the U.K. in 2015," as organizers had been unable to secure a "line-up that we felt was good enough." "Unfortunately our last…

  5. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 50-26

    January 20, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  6. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Announces Epic International Tour

    January 20, 2015 4:44 AM EST The story of "Weird Al" Yankovic's stunning career resurgence now has another chapter. The comedian-singer has unveiled an epic international tour. "Weird Al's" 2015 Mandatory World Tour  starts May 12 for a five-night stand at Planet Hollywood, and…

  7. Epik High, Crayon Pop Headline SXSW 2015's K-Pop Night Out

    January 14, 2015 6:22 PM EST After a Lady Gaga appearance at last year's show, the Korean music night returns with Hitchhiker, The Barberettes, Eastern Sidekick & more. K-Pop Night Out returns to SXSW for what looks to be its bigger year after gaining big attention since its inaugural showcase in 2013 . Acts…

  8. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  9. She & Him's Zooey Deschanel Expecting First Child

    January 13, 2015 11:11 AM EST Zooey Deschanel is going to be a mom. The New Girl star and She & Him singer is expecting her first child with film producer Jacob Pechenik ( The Skeleton Twins ), The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,…

  10. Veteran Producer Joe Blaney Looks Back on His Unlikely Career As Rock en Español's Hit Man

    January 08, 2015 12:50 PM EST The Clash engineering veteran talks his work with South American rockers from Charly Garcia and Andres Calamaro to No Te Va Gustar. New York producer and engineer Joe Blaney will probably always be best known for his work on The Clash's Combat Rock . That is, unless you go to South…

  11. Governors Ball Lineup Takeaways: Lana Del Rey's NYC Return, Drake Is Festival King & Björk Is Back

    January 07, 2015 11:48 AM EST One day after the Coachella 2015 lineup was released , another major U.S. fest, the Governors Ball Music Festival, unveiled its full lineup and stoked anticipation for the annual June jamboree. Drake , the Black Keys and deadmau5 will lead the way at Gov Ball, which touches down in New…

  12. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marky Ramone Sets the Record Straight in 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone' Memoir

    January 06, 2015 12:36 PM EST Marky Ramone had one intention for his new memoir, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone -- to set the record straight. "It was time to quell all the exaggerations from all the other books and tell what really happened," Ramone (nee Marc Bell), the sole surviving Rock…

  13. Amazon Reportedly Planning Prime Launch in India

    January 02, 2015 10:45 AM EST Amazon is actively working on bringing is streaming music and video service to India, according to a report from The Economic Times . The streaming offerings, which feature more limited catalog offerings than services like Spotify or Rdio, are part of Amazon's Prime shipping…

  14. CBGB: 10 Classic Moments That Helped Define the Birthplace of Punk



    December 23, 2014 1:15 PM EST Fotrty-one years have passed since iconic music club CBGB (aka the undisputed birthplace of punk) opened its doors. And even though only a handful of artifacts remain at the site of the club that once hosted music legends including the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, Guns N’ Roses and…

  15. Coachella 2015 Wish List: 20 Possible Performers at Next Year's Festival

    December 22, 2014 3:40 PM EST Could U2, Robyn, Run The Jewels and Frank Ocean all be headed to Indio? Check out our 2015 Coachella predictions. 2015 is only a few days away, and one of the more exciting musical occasions coming in the first month of the calendar year is the annual unveiling of the Coachella Valley Music…

  16. BSBB Round 5: Beyonce feat. Jay Z, 'Drunk In Love' vs. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, 'Fancy'

    December 14, 2014 10:05 AM EST Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules Drunk In Love Beyonce feat. Jay Z Fancy Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX HARLEY BROWN: This is a very interesting pair-up because of its arguable inversions: Jay Z's verse on "Drunk In Love" is phoned in, while Iggy…

  17. Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 Highlights: Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More

    December 13, 2014 1:12 PM EST iHeartRadio giant Z100 (WHTZ) New York held its annual Jingle Ball concert Friday night (Dec. 12) at Madison Square Garden, headlined by Taylor Swift , Iggy Azalea , Ariana Grande and other stars, mostly women. Taylor Swift Beats Laryngitis, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande Shine at KIIS FM…

  18. How the U.S. Government Infiltrated Cuba's Hip-Hop Scene to Spark Change

    December 11, 2014 10:01 AM EST In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. In communist Cuba, it was a project that could have landed Rajko Bozic…

  19. 2015 Rise Above Fest: Seether Recruits Godsmack, Slash, Papa Roach for Suicide Awareness

    December 09, 2014 10:55 AM EST "It's going to be interesting to see how much better we can do," Seether's Shaun Morgan says of the third edition of the hard-rock festival. After exponential growth between its first and second editions, Seether has recruited Godsmack , Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and…

  20. 'Matilda' Recoups on Broadway

    December 07, 2014 11:16 PM EST It's taken more than a year and a half, but Matilda, the inventive musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's modern-classic children's novel, is officially a profitable hit on Broadway. Producers the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers confirmed on Friday that the show has…

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