1. CODER Picks of the Week: Krewella, Macklemore, Vice and More

    August 30, 2013 12:26 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Krewella: “We Go Down” [Columbia Records] Summer’s almost over, but vocal-fronted electronica trio Krewella sound like they’re ready to…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Sam Smith, Basement Jaxx and More

    August 23, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Sam Smith: “Safe With Me” (Tourist Remix) Even if Sam Smith wanted to escape his destiny as the consummate voice of the house music…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Angello, Fenech-Soler and More

    August 16, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Yolanda Be Cool: "Sweat Naked" (Etienne de Crécy remix) [Dim Mak] After creating one of the biggest crossover hits in the…

  4. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  5. Lollapalooza 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service and More Highlights From Day 2

    August 04, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Country superstars, alt-pop divas, Olympic snowboarders and EDM deities also kept crowds cheering on Saturday in Chicago's Grant Park After dark on Lollapalooza 2013's second day, Mumford & Sons harmonized their hearts out on the Chicago festival's south end while The…

  6. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  7. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  8. CODER Picks of the Week: Disclosure, Sinead Harnett, Axwell & More

    May 31, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Jacob, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Disclosure: "When A Fire Starts To Burn" (PMR/Cherrytree/Interscope) From the opening crack of “When A Fire Starts…

  9. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  10. Chris Brown Shares Sneak Peek Of New Album: First Single 'Fine China' Bows April 1

    March 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT Just a few weeks after announcing he was recording a new album, Chris Brown will release the project's lead single and video on April 1. "Fine China," an uptempo song defining the qualities of a woman, is one of five tracks the Grammy Award-winning singer shared during a…

  11. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 2: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Mother Nature has been less than kind to Miami's festival-goers this weekend, dousing the city Friday (March 22) and delivering scorching temps on Saturday (March 23). Even the shaded stages -- the Carl Cox and UMF Worldwide -- felt dangerously hot at times. Water vendors were out in…

  12. 25 Valentine's Day Drops: Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and More Pick Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST Tiësto, Flosstradamus, Flux Pavilion and 22 more DJs pick their favorite V-Day tracks, ones they'll be bumping during their sets and maybe in the bedrooms, too. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes us all pull a Celine Dion. That is, talk about love (and occasionally beat our…

  13. The Year In EDM 2012: Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Skrillex Get Massive

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space.   But there was a rub: Despite moving tickets, SHM wasn't selling music at anywhere near…

  14. Shinedown Streaking: Can 'Enemies' Continue Their Run of No. 1s?

    September 10, 2012 2:25 PM EDT The members of Shinedown are well aware that "Enemies," the third single from their latest album, "Amaryllis," arrives to some formidable expectations. Each of its "Amaryllis" predecessors -- "Bully" and "Unity" -- topped the Mainstream Rock…

  15. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  16. Bob Birch of Elton John's Band Dead in Apparent Suicide

    August 15, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Elton John "devastated and shocked" ... "In all our years on the road he never played or sang a bad note" Bob Birch, a bass player and prolific session sideman best known as a long-time member of Elton John's band, died Wednesday of an apparent suicide at his home in…

  17. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70. …

  18. Creed's Mark Tremonti Releasing Solo Debut

    April 26, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Guitarist Mark Tremonti will step out from behind the axe on solo debut "All I Was" this summer. The longtime Creed and Alter Bridge musician's new project, bowing under the name Tremonti, is due July 10. It'll see release on his own Fret 12 Records, a label founded with…

  19. Shinedown Get Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger on 'Amaryllis'

    March 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT How do you follow up a hit? Or, rather, how do you follow up an album that spawned six No. 1 singles and spent 120 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200? For Shinedown , whose third album, 2008's "The Sound of Madness," achieved that exact success, the best method was to just…

  20. Track Review: Eric Hutchinson, 'Watching You Watch Him'

    March 04, 2012 10:00 AM EST ERIC HUTCHINSON "Watching You Watch Him" (3:31) Producer: Mike Elizondo Writer: E. Hutchinson Publisher: Moody's Store for Men Music (ASCAP) Warner Bros. It's pretty much impossible to get through singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson's new single, "Watching You…

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