1. Executive Turntable: Airgo Expands, Rdio Partners With AEG, Of Monsters and Men & Manager Join Mick

    February 16, 2015 9:49 PM EST -- Airgo Music has expanded into a multi-service music company Airgo Entertainment , led by Jimmy Greco (CEO), Bill Porricelli (executive VP and general manager), Russ DeSalvo (director, production and A&R) and Doreen D'Agostino (VP, publicity).  -- British indie label Cooking Vinyl…

  2. Grammys 2015: Ledisi Responds to Beyonce Performing Her 'Selma' Track

    February 09, 2015 6:10 PM EST It's hard to say no to Beyonce . Queen B closed out the Grammys with "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," but the performance sparked drama when fans were upset that R&B vocalist Ledisi was not chosen to sing the same hymn she recorded for Selma . Grammys 2015 In Selma , Ledisi…

  3. Grammy Week Dispatch: Don Was' Star Turn with Al Pacino; Us The Duo on A&R; Midem at Soho House

    February 07, 2015 12:17 PM EST Grammy Week in Los Angeles would seem to resemble nothing so much as a fancier middle-aged SXSW. While there are dozens of worthy music events and hundreds of powerful music execs, it is only but a fraction the size of Austin's annual confab and of course far more spread out. Grammys…

  4. Blink-182's PR Debacle: Publicity Vets' Advice for the Battling Band

    February 06, 2015 11:00 AM EST With all the subtlety of a squawking married couple, Blink-182 aired its dirty laundry on Jan. 26. In spectacularly public fashion, singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge announced he was leaving the band indefinitely , after which bandmates Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass) and Travis Barker (drums) issued a…

  5. T. Graham Brown on His First Album in Nine Years -- And His First Grammy Nod

    January 29, 2015 10:32 PM EST Veteran country performer T. Graham Brown -- the soulful voice behind such radio staples as "I Tell It Like It Used to Be" and "I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again" -- returns to the record-making fold this week with Forever Changed, his first set in nine years. …

  6. Cuban Musical 'Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha' Eying U.S. Run After Havana Debut

    January 27, 2015 12:00 PM EST Cuban musical revue is ready for export When previews of the Cuban musical revue Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha start in Havana tomorrow night (Jan. 27), the sold-out audience is to include some potential show backers from the U.S. The show is directed by Fela choreographer Maija Garcia, with…

  7. Evan Rachel Wood to Star in John Hughes-Inspired Cabaret Musical

    January 26, 2015 2:00 PM EST Actress Evan Rachel Wood will star in the musical For the Record: Dear John Hughes , joining  Rumer Willis ( 90210 ), Tracie Thoms ( Rent ) and Lindsey Gort ( Carrie Diaries ) for a theatrical run scheduled for Feb. 6 through April 4 at West Hollywood's DBA. For the Record offers a…

  8. Sundance Film Festival: Kurt Cobain Doc, Iggy Azalea & Scott Weiland Top Music Events

    January 22, 2015 10:00 AM EST This year's Sundance Film Festival is short on musical film premieres compared to recent editions, but there are still a good number of significant musical events in Park City, Utah. Here are seven highlights during the festival's run, starting Thursday (Jan. 22) and going through…

  9. Fleetwood Mac Cuts Nebraska Concert Short Due to Illness

    January 18, 2015 8:38 PM EST Fleetwood Mac had to cut a Nebraska concert about an hour short on Saturday night after drummer Mick Fleetwood became ill. Stevie Nicks told the crowd of roughly 14,000 at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena that Fleetwood was throwing up backstage before the end of the 90-minute show. Mac…

  10. O.A.R., Scott Weiland & More to Play Sundance Film Festival

    January 16, 2015 9:50 PM EST O.A.R. will close out ASCAP's eight-day Music Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival from June 23 to 30. Scott Weiland , who will be premiering new material from his March 31 release Blaster , violinist Lindsey Stirling , John Fullbright , Allen Stone , recent Elektra signing PPL MVR…

  11. Father Ray Kelly Talks YouTube Stardom & Balancing the Priesthood With Music

    January 16, 2015 11:41 AM EST Last April, a video surfaced on YouTube of an unassuming Catholic priest singing Leonard Cohen 's tragic classic "Hallelujah" at a wedding ceremony (good thing the lyrics were changed). Father Ray Kelly renders the song in near pitch-perfection, letting slip an impish grin at…

  12. Exclusive: Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts Premiere Hard Rockin' 'White Lightning'

    January 12, 2015 12:10 PM EST Scott Weiland is back with a new band, and Billboard is excited to premiere a song of their first album. It's a gritty, hammering bulldozer of a song called "White Lightning."   Scott Weiland will release Blaster -- his first album with new band the Wildabouts -- on…

  13. Courtney Love Talks Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor and Rocking the Opera: 'I Wanted to Do Something Different'

    January 08, 2015 6:21 PM EST "I'm wearing my jammies 'cause mommy's got a cold," quips Courtney Love , holed up in New York's Gramercy Park Hotel in Anna Sui silk pajamas and a sweater, sipping from an array of green juices that her latest collaborator, playwright-composer Todd Almond,…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Scott Weiland, Lindsey Stirling Join Lineup for Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe

    January 06, 2015 10:00 AM EST ASCAP's annual event at the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, will feature performances by Scott Weiland , Andrew Dost of fun. , Lindsey Stirling and Jamestown Revival , among other acts, the organization announced. The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines…

  16. 10 Hot Country Artists to Watch in 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:30 AM EST From female country stars-in-waiting Mickey Guyton and Lauren Jenkins to duo Native Run, find out the country artists to watch for in 2015.  Mickey Guyton Simply put, she's at the head of the class. A series of showcases at Nashville club 3rd and Lindsley helped to spread the word…

  17. Iggy Azalea to Headline Billboard's Winterfest at Park City Live

    December 18, 2014 12:08 PM EST Pre-sale begins today (Dec. 18) at 12 p.m. (ET). Billboard Winterfest just got "Fancy." Iggy Azalea  will headline Billboard's first-ever music festival at Park City, Utah's premier music venue, Park City Live, joining  Skrillex  as one of the chart-topping acts. …

  18. Hear Jenny Slate Sing Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide' as Marcel the Shell

    December 18, 2014 11:51 AM EST Jenny Slate -- the actress/comedian who starred in this year's brilliant  Obvious Child and appeared on Parks and Recreation and Married -- sang one of Fleetwood Mac 's iconic hits last night on Conan : "Landslide" from 1975. The twist? She did it in the voice of Marcel…

  19. Eurythmics Co-Founder Dave Stewart Gets OK to Shoot Video in Louisiana Jail

    December 16, 2014 10:30 PM EST Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail. Secretary-treasurer Tayra DeHoven says the Beauregard Parish Police Jury had voted to allow it if she OK'd…

  20. Op-Ed: How Mobile Finally Took Over the Music Industry in 2014

    December 16, 2014 3:55 PM EST With explosive growth in streaming, social media, artist apps and more, mobile finally took over the music industry. Like smart watches and cars that drive themselves, the celestial jukebox is no longer science fiction. Thanks to the supercomputers that 71 percent of Americans now keep in…

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