1. Jason Aldean & Sam Hunt Chart New Path With R&B-Influenced Country

    October 07, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Billboard speaks with the genre-smashing songwriters behind bold new country hits. Mainstream country music is not always known for being sonically daring, but Jason Aldean' s "Burnin' It Down" and Sam Hunt' s “Break Up In A Small Town” represent something genuinely…

  2. Linda Perry on Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision: It Only Took 4,364 Years (Guest Column)

    October 07, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Either the gays have raised enough money to finally buy off the Supreme Court or a Justice of the Peace has been appointed head of the Supremes. This morning I woke up, fed the dogs, got dressed, kissed my awesome wife, Sara, goodbye, got in my car and headed to my studio for the day. As I…

  3. Chet Faker, Sia, 5SOS, Iggy Azalea Nominated for ARIA Awards

    October 07, 2014 4:23 AM EDT With a total of nine nominations, electronic-beat singer-songwriter  Chet Faker  is the frontrunner heading into the 2014 ARIA Awards. Though the likes of Sheppard , Sia , Dan Sultan , 5 Seconds Of Summer , Iggy Azalea   and Violent Soho aren’t far behind. Over the past two years, it would…

  4. Scott Greer Named EVP at Capitol Music Group

    October 06, 2014 4:24 PM EDT Scott Greer , an 18-year constant at Sony Music who most recently worked as svp of marketing for Sony's Columbia Records, has been named executive vice president of Capitol Music Group, the company announced today. Greer began his music industry career at Capitol Records in 1991,…

  5. Joe Perry Predicts Steven Tyler’s Reaction to His Memoir: There Will Be 'Stuff He’s Going to Take Exception To’

    October 06, 2014 3:05 PM EDT Guitar god Joe Perry stopped by the Billboard studios recently to talk about his highly anticipated new memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith and his combustible relationship with the band’s frontman Steven Tyler . Written with David Ritz over a year and a half period, Rocks is not…

  6. Muse Returns to the Studio

    October 06, 2014 5:20 AM EDT Muse is back in the studio. And they appear to be rather enjoying the experience. The British prog-rock trio has shared some images and a brief clip of the early recording sessions for their seventh studio album.  There are a few take-aways from the Instagram snaps (their only posts on…

  7. Holocaust Theater Archive Established at University of Miami

    October 06, 2014 1:22 AM EDT The first comprehensive archive of theater materials related to the Holocaust has been established at the University of Miami, allowing researchers and students worldwide access to such plays as Arthur Millers' Broken Glass , the stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank  and the…

  8. Watch Future's 'Monster' Video, Featuring a Festive Fall Turn-up

    October 04, 2014 10:20 PM EDT Nayvadius Cash has been putting out some real freaky cover art lately. It's all in the name of Monster , his upcoming mixtape, the one where Future's done up as a grotesque zombie on the front. Before that, when "Monster" was just a late summer single with a huge Metro…

  9. Man Charged in $5M Violin Theft Pleads Guilty

    October 03, 2014 3:36 PM EDT A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery on Friday (Oct. 3), nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee. Brit Cops…

  10. SiriusXM Will Appeal Last Week's Major Copyright Ruling

    October 02, 2014 10:43 AM EDT SiriusXM has confirmed it will appeal the decision from a U.S. District Court judge in California that determined the service must pay royalties for airing music by "Happy Together" group The Turtles made prior to 1972, when federal copyright law was expanded to include master…

  11. Tom Morello Honored for Activism: ‘Feed the Poor, Fight the Power, Rock the F—k Out’

    October 02, 2014 3:21 AM EDT Tom Morello has earned Grammys with Rage Against the Machine , but it's his work "that kicks ass and sticks it to the man" that got him honored Wednesday. Morello received The Spirit of Courage Award, which the Courage Campaign presents to someone for fighting for a more fair…

  12. Tim Rice Keen to Relaunch 'From Here to Eternity' on Broadway

    October 02, 2014 2:31 AM EDT Tim Rice is hoping his musical From Here to Eternity doesn't take an eternity to get to Broadway. The celebrated lyricist is hoping a filmed version of the West End production broadcast this month will generate some interest in America. The ambitious adaptation of James Jones'…

  13. George M. Roberts, 'Mr. Bass Trombone,' Dies at 86

    October 01, 2014 9:15 PM EDT He recorded for Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton and John Williams and can be heard on the soundtrack for 'Jaws.' George M. Roberts , the master musician known as "Mr. Bass Trombone" whose melodic sound can be heard on Nelson Riddle -arranged albums for Frank…

  14. Steve Aoki Throws Tantrum (Not Cake) Over EDM Parody Site Wunderground

    October 01, 2014 12:47 PM EDT On Sept. 30, an unusual post appeared on EDM parody site  Wunderground , coincidentally the same day Steve Aoki's new album  Neon Future was released. "Please note," read the disclaimer, "all of the written articles on Wunderground are satirical and fictitious, as all…

  15. Happy 95th Birthday, Broadcasting! So, What Have You Done For Us Lately?

    October 01, 2014 10:59 AM EDT This month marks the 95th anniversary of radio's first wireless broadcast. On Oct. 17, 1919 -- 24 years after Guglielmo Marconi discovered that radio signals could be sent and received -- Frank Conrad , an engineer at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company's laboratory in…

  16. Stevie Nicks Admits Past Pregnancy With Don Henley and More About Her Wild History

    September 26, 2014 10:48 AM EDT In the ’80s, a doctor warned Stevie Nicks that if she did one more line of cocaine, she’d have a brain hemorrhage. Three decades later, she's still here -- and she has plenty of stories to tell. Stevie Nicks was sitting in her den in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades recently,…

  17. Will Nick Oliveri Join Queens of the Stone Age On Stage in L.A.?

    September 26, 2014 3:22 AM EDT Nick Oliveri is set to reunite with Queens of the Stone Age on stage at their Halloween-themed show Oct. 31 at The Forum in L.A. The bald, bearded badboy bass player is on the bill for the show, and he's told reporters he will join his former band for a six-song encore. Speaking to NME…

  18. Agent Nick Storch Joins Artist Group International

    September 24, 2014 1:51 PM EDT Respected rock/pop agent Nick Storch has followed  Marsha Vlasic to Artist Group International. Storch began his career at Face The Music Touring, then moved to the Agency Group, prior to his five-year tenure at ICM Partners. Marsha Vlasic, Agent to Neil Young, Muse & More, Leaving ICM…

  19. Three Six Zero Group Focuses on International Expansion With UK Executive Moves

    September 24, 2014 10:59 AM EDT Music management and entertainment company Three Six Zero Group announced a number of executive shufflings Wednesday, including new appointments to its London-based UK office and the relocation of chief operating officer James Sealey to Los Angeles to run worldwide operations from the…

  20. Lee Ann Womack, 'The Way I'm Livin': Track-by-Track Review

    September 23, 2014 6:06 PM EDT For Lee Ann Womack fans, the six-year wait comes to an end Tuesday with  The Way I'm Livin' -- the singer's first album since 2008's Call Me Crazy . Was it worth the wait or has Womack stayed away from music-making too long? The answer is a very definitive one, as the…

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