1. Florida Georgia Line to Perform Live on 'Nashville'

    September 05, 2014 1:49 AM EDT Country duo Florida Georgia Line is heading to Nashville. Composed of members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard , the band will perform on the ABC musical drama's Sept. 24 premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which will be presented live. Kelley and Hubbard will take the stage on separate occasions…

  2. Pharrell & Soundgarden Kick Off NFL Opener

    September 04, 2014 8:23 PM EDT 'Happy' singer & hometown heroes play outside Seattle's stadium before Seahawks-Packers game. While the crowd outside Seattle's CenturyLink Field was already plenty excited for the season's first NFL game -- between their Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers --…

  3. Hear Aphex Twin’s Fantastic, Absurdly Titled New Song

    September 04, 2014 5:50 PM EDT The first new Aphex Twin album in 13 years is finally becoming a reality. Richard D. James just released the first track from new LP Syro , the cryptically titled, five-minute song "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]." Musically, the new song aligns with the "classic"…

  4. Chris Brown's Billboard Cover Tease: 'I Hope That I Am Not Defined By Just A Few Moments In My Life'

    September 04, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Just hours after receiving a positive probation progress report in a Los Angeles courtroom, Chris Brown candidly spoke with Billboard for our latest cover story, opening up about his upcoming sixth album, X , and what life was like for him behind bars. Less than two weeks later, Brown was at…

  5. NFL Players Talk Music: What's On Their Pre-Game Playlists?

    September 04, 2014 5:00 PM EDT A brand new NFL season kicks off tonight, as the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Super Bowl-contending Green Bay Packers in a nationally-televised game. There will be plenty of live music in and around Seattle’s CenturyLink Field -- Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden…

  6. Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

    September 04, 2014 1:24 PM EDT “No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.” That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner anticipating some of the likely responses of any radio people who might be listening to this new country/pop hybrid. If you were familiar with …

  7. New Signings: Stevie Ray Vaughn's Estate, Shelby Lynne and Rounder, Spooky Black

    September 04, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- Dutch singer Dotan signs to Republic Records , where he has released his new single “Home.” Additionally,…

  8. U.K. Music Industry Sets Trade Mission to India

    September 04, 2014 11:49 AM EDT U.K. Trade & Investment (UKTI), in partnership with The Association of Independent Music (AIM) and British labels trade body BPI (British Phonographic Industry), has announced a week-long trade mission to be held this fall in the Indian capital city of Mumbai. The trade mission is…

  9. Led Zeppelin Drops Unreleased 'Black Dog' Take From 'IV' Reissue

    September 04, 2014 10:25 AM EDT Led Zeppelin freaks will have a bounty of goodies on their hands when the band re-releases classic albums Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy on Oct. 28. But ahead of that release date, fans can get a taste of the rarities that will accompany each album -- for instance, here's an…

  10. Maya Angelou's Work Mixed With Hip-Hop for Album

    September 03, 2014 6:56 PM EDT Maya Angelou 's iconic words and lyrics will blend with hip-hop beats for a new album called Caged Bird Songs . Shawn Rivera , the lead singer of R&B group Az Yet , and RoccStarr , who co-wrote Chris Brown 's "Fine China," produced the 13-song set, to be released…

  11. Country Newcomer Danika Portz Talks Eclectic Influences: Katy Perry, Dolly Parton & The Circus

    September 03, 2014 6:02 PM EDT Danika Portz's debut single "Greatest Show On Earth" definitely qualifies as one of the most unique country singles this summer. The dramatic, haunting melody is underscored by the fact that the Iowa native simply sounds like nobody else in Nashville these days, especially on a…

  12. Vevo Looks to Take Music Videos Into Virtual Reality

    September 03, 2014 12:50 PM EDT Vevo will be there with a fully immersive music video experience when the just-announced Samsung Gear VR 3D headset is released later this year. Jon Li , product manager on the project, said in a statement that the project forced his team to re-think the whole music video-watching experience.…

  13. Interpol Plays Deep Cuts & 'El Pintor' at 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Temple

    September 03, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Interpol claims NYU roots, called Manhattan home before the Brooklyn scene became trendy, and eventually played Madison Square Garden while signed to Capitol Records. But if New York is your home turf, you’ve never quite seen it all. Primed to releasing their first new album in four years,…

  14. Hear Kendrick Lamar & Flying Lotus Team Up on Spastic 'Never Catch Me'

    September 03, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is an undisputed juggernaut on his own, and he’s not one to back down from a challenging collaboration. From working with Imagine Dragons to Robin Thicke , we know Kendrick likes to experiment, so it’s refreshing to see him hopping on a track with someone who lives to…

  15. Disney Reveals 'Frozen Fever' Animated Short Coming in 2015

    September 03, 2014 10:24 AM EDT Fans of  Frozen  don't have to let it go just yet. During Tuesday night's behind-the-scenes special about the making of  Frozen on ABC, Disney revealed the company will release a new animated short,  Frozen Fever ,  in the spring of 2015. Like the original hit film, the short will…

  16. David Anderle, A&R for Frank Zappa, Beach Boys & More, Dies at 77

    September 02, 2014 8:27 PM EDT David Anderle , the A&R executive who worked with Frank Zappa , the Beach Boys , Sheryl Crow and Aaron Neville during a 35-year career, died Monday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 77. A classmate of Herb Alpert and Lou Adler at Fairfax High School, Anderle served his longest…

  17. TV on the Radio Drops New Song, Shares Tour Dates & 'Seeds' Release Date

    September 02, 2014 2:34 PM EDT New TV on the Radio music is finally here. The New York-based whiz kids have shared the official lyric video for a new song called “Happy Idiot,” which comes from their forthcoming studio album Seeds . Good news: The frothy, cotton candy theme of the Seeds trailer they teased in July is back!…

  18. Lorde Working in Studio, Has Instagram to Prove It

    September 02, 2014 10:49 AM EDT What’cha working’ on there, Lorde ? On Aug. 29, Lorde shared an Instagram shot of her in a recording studio with a candlelit soundboard. Her caption reads, “i always remind myself to bring a candle for the studio and finally i did today and ohhhhhhh.” Is Ella working on her new track for The…

  19. Beyonce! Bruce Springsteen! Miley Cyrus! Check Out Some of the Coolest College Courses

    September 02, 2014 10:40 AM EDT Now that summer is over, it's time for school and between History 101 and English 300, several institutions of higher learning are offering courses on some of the country’s most influential artists. (We're looking at you, Beyonce!) Ultimate Stuyding Playlist | 20 Best Videos Set in…

  20. Exclusive Premiere: Listen to Better Than Ezra's New Album 'All Together Now'

    September 02, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Frontman Kevin Griffin tells Billboard about the prank-filled recording sessions for their new album. Better Than Ezra , the New Orleans-based rock trio behind such '90s hits as “Good” and “Desperately Wanting,” are back with a new studio album, and it's streaming exclusively on…

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