1. Prince: A Guide to His Complex Web of Label, Internet and Distribution Deals

    April 29, 2014 4:56 PM EDT This is an expanded version of an article originally published as a companion piece to an  article  on Prince getting ownership of his original Warner Brothers' masters which ran in the  May 3rd issue of Billboard  . Since Prince left Warner Bros. Records in 1996 -- after an 18-year run…

  2. 'Frozen' Scores Biggest Sales Week Yet, No. 1 For An 11th Week

    April 23, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Meanwhile, August Alsina, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jason Derulo & Ingrid Michaelson all invade the Top 5. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen," fueled by Easter shopping, earns its biggest sales week yet and 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.   The album sold 259,000 copies…

  3. 'The Voice' Season 6 Goes Live: Meet the Top 12

    April 21, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Season 6 of NBC's "The Voice" begins its live rounds April 21 as each coach settled on their final three singers last week. The dozen finalists gathered at Universal City Walk last week to perform a song each and meet the media. Each of the singers discussed their musical…

  4. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  5. Coachella 2014 Kicks Off With Standout Performances From Alt-Rock Buzz Bands

    April 12, 2014 6:36 AM EDT Bastille, Haim, Grouplove and More heat up the first afternoon of the 3-day desert bash The sun loomed high over the polo field by the mid-afternoon of the first day of this year's sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which found attendees fist-pumping their way through a…

  6. Coachella Party Guide: The Festival's Most Exclusive Events

    April 08, 2014 7:45 PM EDT Parties by Adidas, H&M and Lacoste are among the most sought-after invitations for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off this Friday (Apr. 11) in Indio, California. Before you head to Coachella, check out our round-up of the hottest parties,…

  7. Coldplay, Imagine Dragons Launch iTunes Festival at SXSW

    March 12, 2014 2:39 AM EDT “We’ve been away a long time,” Coldplay’s Chris Martin told fans on Tuesday night at South By Southwest, “and I can’t think of a better place to come back into the world.” Or a more auspicious one. Coldplay’s first North American show in more than 14 months had the eyes of the world…

  8. Prince Wants to Charge 'About $10' for Concert Tickets

    February 06, 2014 10:00 PM EST The price of Prince? $10. During a secret show in London -- held in the living room of his friend, singer Lianne La Havas, and attended by approximately 10 people -- the singer announced that he wants to charge just a fistful of dollars for tickets to his upcoming performances with his new…

  9. Prince Plays Intimate London Gig -- In A Living Room

    February 05, 2014 4:36 AM EST When Prince came to London a few years ago, he played more than 20 nights at the vast O2 arena. This time, he played a suburban living room to a dozen people. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "…

  10. Prince's 'Plectrum Electrum' Preview: Inside The Late-Night NYC Listening Session

    February 03, 2014 5:41 PM EST After appearing on "New Girl," the Purple One held a quick, quirky party in the wee hours of Monday morning. Even after more than three decades as pop music's strangest cypher, Prince still finds new ways to surprise us. On Sunday (Feb. 2), the notoriously private legend was…

  11. Ask Billboard: Disney's Biggest Billboard Hits

    January 28, 2014 11:05 AM EST Readers check in on 'Frozen,' Aloe Blacc's fast-rising 'The Man' and the best-selling 'American Idol' singles As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first…

  12. Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners

    January 26, 2014 12:22 PM EST A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award…

  13. Bruce Springsteen Scores 11th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    January 22, 2014 11:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen earns his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arrival of "High Hopes." The set, which Columbia Records released Jan. 14, sold 99,000 copies through the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  With the No. 1 debut,…

  14. Belle and Sebastian Bring 'God' to Sundance; Set to Record New Album in March

    January 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST If Stuart Murdoch had his way, at the very least, Katharine Ross's bicycle-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" would have been beamed behind Belle and Sebastian when they performed "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" Monday night at the Sundnace…

  15. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  16. Neil Young Slams Canada's Leaders, Big Oil for 'Killing' First Nation Communities

    January 13, 2014 4:29 AM EST It has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller: Big Oil mines Canada's vast oil reserves upstream from a First Nation community, while one man, a rock legend, spearheads a legal fight to avert environmental catastrophe. That rock legend is Neil Young, who on Sunday said Canada's…

  17. Justin Bieber 'Believe' Doc Bombs at Box Office

    December 29, 2013 9:07 AM EST The film may only take in $4.5 million in its first-five days, a fraction of what Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" made and by far the worst showing among concert documentaries featuring the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and One Direction. How Justin Bieber's fortunes have…

  18. Miley Cyrus, JoBros, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, One Direction: Whose 3D Film Is Best?

    November 18, 2013 3:36 PM EST Vote now! Jolly ol' Justin Bieber will help ring in the holidays this year with "Believe 3D," his second feature film -- this time chronicling the Believe tour and its various controversial moments --  due out Christmas Day. The reveal of the "Believe 3D…

  19. Miley Cyrus Wins Video of the Year, Lights a Joint On Stage at MTV EMAs : Watch

    November 10, 2013 5:20 PM EST She couldn't resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball" during a show with a strong lineup of other performers…

  20. 615 Spotlight: Hannah Bethel Enjoys Her 'Freedom' on New EP

    November 06, 2013 6:45 PM EST With the holidays just around the corner, Hannah Bethel remembers her very first public performance. It was Amy Grant's classic "Tennessee Christmas."  "That was my very first solo when I was in fourth grade," she recalled to Billboard. "I had cowboy boots on,…

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