1. Executive Turntable: Moves at Universal, Kobalt, Viacom and iHeartMedia

    October 06, 2014 5:39 PM EDT John Nicholas left his position of vice president/sales at Universal Music Distribution following a 25-year stint to join SMH Records as general manager. During his career, he has developed and implemented successful sales and marketing plans for iconic catalogs such as The Beatles, Pink…

  2. Watch Katy Perry Pound A Beer and Jump Into a Barroom Crowd

    October 06, 2014 11:48 AM EDT This is how she do. How do you end a fun-filled football weekend ? If you're Katy Perry , you head to a local bar, pound a beer, and then dive into a cheering crowd. Uploaded by an audience member, the Vine footage pairs perfectly with other goofy Perry moments, like that time she…

  3. Exclusive Premiere: Hear Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness' Heartwarming New Album

    October 06, 2014 10:20 AM EDT After three albums as Jack’s Mannequin , Andrew McMahon needed a change of scenery. Enter  Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness . For the one-time Something Corporate frontman’s latest collection of earnest, sun-kissed piano-pop, he’s found a new label, new management, and a new moniker.…

  4. NFL Agreement With Bose Will Keep Beats Off-Camera

    October 04, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Beats by Dre headphones are no longer invited to any NFL games and that includes in the locker rooms or on the sidelines as long as cameras are rolling. According to Recode  and later reported by Rolling Stone ,  the NFL has reached an agreement with Bose locking in a league sponsorship…

  5. Watch Katy Perry Get Silly With Her College Football Picks on ‘College GameDay’

    October 04, 2014 1:12 PM EDT Katy Perry could go down as one of the most memorable guest pickers in the history of ESPN’s College GameDay . The “Dark Horse” singer appeared on College GameDay Saturday morning (Oct. 4) wearing a furry black and pink football jersey sweater, comically giving her picks for upcoming…

  6. Kings of Leon Joined by Chris Martin at Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

    October 04, 2014 4:34 AM EDT Coldplay frontman hits the stage for two songs in L.A. Kings of Leon have been riding the Mechanical Bull tour since February, and when they made their second-to-last U.S. stop Friday (Oct. 3) at the Hollywood Bowl, they couldn't settle for the same-old. Kings of Leon Talk Writing…

  7. Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the Pop-Music ‘Machine,’ Girl Power and Her ‘Raw’ New Album

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT "Have you seen when they put the man in the box?" Charli XCX , 22, is poolside at West Hollywood's Standard Hotel, taking a drag from a Marlboro Light. The fast-rising British pop star and seasoned songwriter is in town on this Friday, Aug. 22, ahead of Sunday's…

  8. Hear Childish Gambino's 'STN MTN' Mixtape Now

    October 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Childish Gambino has dropped the STN MTN half of his much-anticipated mixtape project, with the Kauai half set to hit iTunes later Thursday (Oct. 2). Listen to the 11-track STN MTN below: This is the first project from the actor/rapper (real name: Donald Glover) since last year's…

  9. Pop Shop Podcast: Tove Lo on ‘Habits’ Hot 100 Run, Katy Perry’s Dancing & Refusing To Censor Lyrics

    October 02, 2014 10:55 AM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  10. Watch Flying Lotus' Video for 'Never Catch Me' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    October 01, 2014 8:55 PM EDT The theme of Flying Lotus ' upcoming album You're Dead! is right there in the title, so it's fitting that the just-released music video for "Never Catch Me," featuring Kendrick Lamar , is set at a funeral. What's surprising, however, is that a seemingly sad…

  11. Hear Mary J. Blige's Club-Ready 'Nobody But You'

    October 01, 2014 5:49 PM EDT Mary J. Blige doesn't need to wait for a DJ to remix her latest song; the R&B singer went ahead and remixed it from the start. "Nobody But You" features the yearning, soulful lyrics we're used to from Blige, but this time it comes with a pulsing dance beat.…

  12. Neil Diamond Signs with WME

    October 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency for his representation worldwide, it was announced today. It is the first time the singer has been with an agency in 30 years. Diamond's management remains with Katie McNeil Diamond, his wife. “We are incredibly honored to…

  13. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's 'Cheek To Cheek' Debuts at No. 1

    October 01, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Bennett and Gaga edges out Kenny Chesney, who debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's jazzy new duets album, Cheek To Cheek , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's the second No. 1 for Bennett and the third for Gaga. The standards album,…

  14. AC/DC's Malcolm Young Suffering From Dementia, Family Confirms

    September 30, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The family of AC/DC 's Malcolm Young confirmed to People that the guitarist has left the band because he is suffering from dementia. AC/DC's Malcolm Young Reportedly Suffering From Dementia "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their…

  15. 2015 Grammys Predictions: Who Are The Early Favorites?

    September 30, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 Beyonce, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and more are among our (very early) guesses for next year's ceremony. Who’s ready for the Grammy Awards… in four months?! Okay, so the 2015 Grammys are still a little while away, but Tuesday (Sept. 30) is the final day of eligibility for the…

  16. U.K. Parody Laws Set to Come Into Effect

    September 30, 2014 1:10 PM EDT A small but significant change to U.K. legislation comes into effect Wednesday (Oct. 1) that will enable people to freely parody copyright protected video, film and TV works without fear of reprisal or legal challenge. The new laws ­-- actually an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and…

  17. Watch Taylor Swift Talk Feminism & Girl Fights in Media

    September 30, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Haters gonna hate, Taylor Swift 's just gonna  shake  own her role model status.  Swift appeared on Canadian talk show  Tout Le Monde En Parle this week, and after discussing " Shake It Off" for a bit, the hosts asked her for a response to Emma Watson's viral U.N.…

  18. Which Superstar Is Hosting the 2014 MTV EMAs?

    September 30, 2014 9:56 AM EDT The star will also perform at the 20th anniversary of the big European show. Nicki Minaj will host the 20th anniversary edition of the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland this November. MTV made the announcement on Tuesday. Minaj, who performed at the MTV VMAs with Usher , will release her third…

  19. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift Tops Adult Pop Songs, Sam Smith Rules Adult R&B

    September 29, 2014 7:45 PM EDT 'Shake It Off' ties a record, while 'Stay With Me' conquers yet another format. Plus, new No. 1s for Milky Chance, Cole Swindell and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  20. Watch Adam Levine Become an American Psycho in Maroon 5's 'Animals' Video

    September 29, 2014 7:08 PM EDT Halloween comes early for Adam Levine & Victoria's Secret model wife Behati Prinsloo. Is it Halloween already? In Maroon 5 's just-released "Animals" video, frontman Adam Levine stalks his new wife, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo , in between…

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