1. 'RIP DIY' Photography Exhibit Preview: Williamsburg's Changing Soundscape

    March 05, 2015 9:00 AM EST Last year was a bad one for so-called "DIY" venues, performance spaces that are barely legal, if at all. In New York City alone, 10 shuttered : of those, Williamsburg's Death by Audio (DBA), Glasslands, and 285 Kent are perhaps the most recognizable. After all, those three were…

  2. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:19 PM EST BEST R&B SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Drunk In Love" Performers: Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosley, Andre Eric Proctor, Brian Soko Publishers: Andre Eric Proctor Publishing Designee,…

  3. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  4. Chart Highlights: John Legend's 'All Of Me' Crowns Fifth Airplay Chart

    June 02, 2014 4:35 PM EDT As it rises 2-1 on Adult Contemporary, the ballad becomes one of an elite group of songs to dominate at least five singular-format radio airplay charts. Plus, new No. 1s for Justin Timberlake, Idina Menzel and Billboard Hot 100 leader Iggy Azalea Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a…

  5. Rutgers Offering 'Politicizing Beyonce' Course

    January 30, 2014 7:57 PM EST Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the…

  6. Pop Shop Podcast: 2014 Music Preview

    January 09, 2014 12:10 PM EST Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to an extra-long 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…

  7. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  8. Britney Spears Named VH1 'Save the Music' Ambassador

    November 08, 2013 9:09 PM EST Britney Spears doesn't just have a new album on her plate in the coming months -- in fact, she has an extra responsibility afforded to her, courtesy of VH1. The pop star has been named one of VH1's "Save the Music" ambassadors, Rolling Stone reports . Spears is joined by…

  9. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  10. Exclusive: 'Weeds' Revives 'Little Boxes' Theme With Ben Folds, Steve Martin

    July 12, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Showtime's "Weeds" began its eighth and final season Sunday and has returned to using Malvina Reynolds ' "Little Boxes," a folk ditty written in 1962 about growing housing tracts in the San Francisco Bay area. As the show did in its second and third seasons, the…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Traci Lords

    November 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Now with 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, what chance might Rihanna have at passing the Beatles for the most leaders in the chart's history? BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES?: "We are watching history in the making." Island Def Jam president/COO Steve Bartels Wednesday (Nov. 2) praised Rihanna in a…

  12. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  16. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  17. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  19. Film Roundup: Ludacris Goes Elfin, Matthews Gets Dark

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris and Dave Matthews are heading to the silver screen in a holiday film and a family drama, respectively. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, has joined the cast of the Warner Bros. Pict Ludacris and Dave Matthews are heading to the silver screen in a holiday film and a family…

  20. 34OnTV

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 21-27, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 21 "7th Avenue Drop," Fuse Featured artist(s): Jurassic 5. "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, Acts 1 & 2," HBO Featured artist(s): Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Harry…

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