1. Calvin Harris, Sam Smith Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    September 15, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Calvin Harris landed his fifth U.K. No. 1 single as a solo artist in five years as “Blame” (Columbia/Sony), featuring John Newman , debuted at the top yesterday (Sept. 14). Sam Smith’s   In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal) continues to lead the album chart. Harris first topped the British…

  2. Sam Smith Reclaims U.K. No. 1 with 'In The Lonely Hour'

    September 08, 2014 4:51 AM EDT Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) regained the top spot on the U.K. album chart, where it debuted in June, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its new sales data Sunday (Sept. 7). Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz’s “Prayer In C” (Atlantic/Warner Music) withstood the challenge…

  3. New Signings: Stevie Ray Vaughn's Estate, Shelby Lynne and Rounder, Spooky Black

    September 04, 2014 12:09 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- Dutch singer Dotan signs to Republic Records , where he has released his new single “Home.” Additionally,…

  4. Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

    September 01, 2014 4:04 AM EDT English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./Warner Music album. French-Israeli duo Lilly Wood entered the singles chart at No. 1 with German DJ-producer Robin Schulz’s remix of their 2010…

  5. Exclusive: Ferry Corsten 'Hyper Love' Song Premiere

    August 21, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Dutch producer Ferry Corsten has been a fixture on Europe’s dance music scene for decades. Largely considered one of trance music’s pioneers, he helped usher the genre from its club roots to major festivals and arena shows. His new single, “Hyper Love," is a big, radio-friendly…

  6. Ryan Adams, Jessie Ware & More Added to London iTunes Festival

    August 19, 2014 2:00 AM EDT Sam Smith, Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer & more already announced as headliners. Ryan Adams , Jessie Ware , Lenny Kravitz and another dozen-plus artists have been added to next month's iTunes Festival in London, joining previously announced headliners Maroon 5 , Sam Smith and 5…

  7. Diplo’s 'White Dude' Dances To No. 2 Debut

    August 08, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Diplo draws a No. 2 debut on Dance/Electronic Albums with Random White Dude Be Everywhere , selling 2,000 units in the week ending Aug. 3 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, named after a comment posted on YouTube for one of his videos, contains a mix of new and previously released…

  8. Tomorrowland 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Paul Kalkbrenner, Markus Schulz & Maceo Plex

    July 28, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Tomorrowland wrapped up its second weekend in fitting fashion on Sunday (July 27). A few hours of rainfall did nothing to dampen the 10-year anniversary party in Boom, Belgium, where techno and trance dominated the schedule outside of the main stage. Capping off a weekend of coverage,…

  9. Disclosure Doubles Up Atop Dance Charts

    July 25, 2014 10:45 AM EDT The duo reaches new No. 1 on the genre's two main charts after long waits. Plus, action for Daft Punk, Mr. Probz, Flume and Niki Haris After almost a year on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (47 weeks), Disclosure reaches the pinnacle at last, as "Latch," featuring Sam Smith, jumps 2…

  10. Tomorrowland 2014: Top Picks for Weekend Two

    July 23, 2014 2:44 PM EDT It’s halftime for Europe’s most hyped music festival. With the first weekend in the books, Tomorrowland gears up for its second round this weekend. Before heading to Boom, Belgium to check out the scene, Billboard makes artist picks for each day of Weekend Two in light of Weekend One’s best…

  11. MoMA Announces Björk Retrospective Exhibit for 2015

    June 18, 2014 3:24 PM EDT The Museum of Modern Art announced today that it will present a retrospective of musician Björk’s career in 2015. The exhibition will follow the Icelandic musician, composer, and artist from her first album, Debut to her ventures into fashion and photography. The exhibition will feature a…

  12. CODE Picks of the Week: The Chainsmokers, Disclosure and More

    April 18, 2014 2:38 PM EDT Neon Trees, “Sleeping With a Friend” (The Chainsmokers Remix) [Island Def Jam] The New York duo that brought “#SELFIE” to your radio tuner have been on a remix kick lately. After unveiling reworks for Adventure Club, Foxes, and Chromeo in the past month, the Chainsmokers previewed their main…

  13. Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House, Mourned by Dance Community

    April 01, 2014 10:08 AM EDT DJ/ producer Frankie Knuckles, widely revered as the “Godfather of House,” passed away last night (March 31) due to complications with diabetes. Having pioneered the sound of house music with his groundbreaking productions and DJ sets at legendary venues such as Chicago's Music Box and…

  14. New World Punx Premiere Exclusive Video for 'Romper,' Talk the Future of Trance

    January 15, 2014 4:52 PM EST The supergroup’s Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz don’t have time for trance’s rainbows and unicorns. They just want to rage. Last November, in between sold out gigs at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Palladium, the trance superstars of New World Punx -- Ferry Corsten and…

  15. CODE Resolution 2014 Playlist: 21 Workout Cuts from Flux Pavilion, Martin Garrix and More

    January 02, 2014 3:02 PM EST It’s a new year once again. Champagne hangovers and seasonally boosted sugar addictions are in full effect and all any of us want to do is to stick to our resolutions! Since so many of us fill our gym playlists with EDM tracks, we thought who better to ask for playlist suggestions than the…

  16. Eminem Added to MTV EMAs Lineup

    November 09, 2013 5:29 PM EST Eminem is the latest artist to join the MTV EMAs performers bill. The rapper made the stealth announcement Friday by sending out a YouTube link via Twitter to a new 16-second promo set to one of his new tracks, "Berzerk," off the recent release, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2.…

  17. Van Dyke Parks Takes Artful Approach on First Solo Album in Decades

    July 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT On "Songs Cycled," acclaimed composer enlists artists Art Spiegelman, Klaus Voorman and others The artwork inside the booklet for Van Dyke Parks' first solo album in 20 years is as important as the music itself, the songwriter-composer arranger says. With contributions from…

  18. 9 Things We Can’t Wait to See at the TomorrowLand Festival

    July 19, 2013 5:19 PM EDT CODE’s going to Belgium next week for TomorrowLand, arguably the world’s favorite dance festival and definitely its most international one. Dance fans from 214 countries come to the town of Boom to dance, camp and party for three days, in a fantastical setting. Fitting its fairytale theme,…

  19. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 16, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Afrojack loses power, Swedish House Mafia heads toward its finale, AraabMUZIK and BoysNoize draw crowds As South by Southwest wraps up in Austin, Miami Music Week is just getting underway. Kicking off the festivities is Ultra Music Festival, now in its 15 th year but celebrating its first…

  20. Trance DJ Armin van Buuren Sells Out Madison Square Garden

    January 23, 2013 9:05 PM EST The Dutch artist is second EDM act to fill the world-famous arena. Welcome to the club, Armin van Buuren. The Dutch trance DJ/producer joined an exclusive fraternity today, becoming the second EDM act ever to sell out Madison Square Garden. And he did it in under an hour. (Swedish House Mafia…

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