1. Male Country Singers Search For Openings In a Crowded Field

    September 23, 2014 2:16 PM EDT Much has been written in the last year about the paucity of female voices on contemporary country radio. What's gone unspoken in that debate is the density it creates for the other gender. There are so many men in the field that establishing a unique brand is a major challenge. Nine of…

  2. Houses of the Holy: Where the Music Biz Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays

    September 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Tonight we're gonna party like it's 5775. Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva (Founder’s Church of Religious Science, 3281 W.…

  3. Austin Mahone Working on First Album, Sees 'The Secret' EP as 'A Little Side Project'

    September 23, 2014 1:26 PM EDT "I was putting it out just to get some more material out there,” says the “Mmm Yeah” star. As he continues touring to promote his debut EP, The Secret , Austin Mahone is eyeballing an early 2015 release for his first full-length album. With a short three-date swing of Brazil scheduled…

  4. 5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford Has Lost Some Hearing Because of Screaming Fans

    September 23, 2014 12:45 PM EDT If you’ve ever attended a 5 Seconds of Summer show, you know how deafening the crowd can be: thousands of screams are unleashed when a sea of mostly under-21 females catch a glimpse of the Australian heartthrobs. The fandom was on full display last weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival,…

  5. Madonna & Nicki Minaj Hang in New York: Is There a New Collaboration Coming?

    September 23, 2014 10:54 AM EDT "We go Hard or we go Home," the Queen of Pop informs her subjects. Madonna has another star-who-might-be-working-on-the-new-album to her high-wattage Instagram feed, as Nicki Minaj popped up on Monday night (Sept. 22) to blow a kiss, and maybe swirl some more collaboration rumors.…

  6. Wonder.fm, New Site By a We Are Hunted Co-Founder, Simplifies Music Discovery

    September 23, 2014 8:54 AM EDT A new music discovery site called Wonder.fm  is proving the problem of music discovery, an emphasis of streaming sites in recent years, is far from solved. Wonder.fm was created by We Are Hunted co-founder Stephen Phillips. We Are Hunted was acquired by Twitter in April 2013 and morphed…

  7. What's The Best 'The Voice' Coach Collaboration? Vote Now!

    September 22, 2014 6:52 PM EDT “The Voice” at long last returns on Monday night (Sept. 22) with a pair of new superstars, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, joining incumbent coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Since the show launched in the U.S. in 2011, one of the more exciting aspects has been the collaborations…

  8. David Frizzell on His Star-Studded Buddy Holly Covers Album 'Remember Me'

    September 22, 2014 6:17 PM EDT David Frizzell has a lot of memories about the music of Buddy Holly. "When I was first starting out in the business working for Lefty opening his shows, I was singing Buddy Holly songs," he recalls of his older brother. Now, David Frizzell has taken many of those songs and given…

  9. Chart Highlights: Meghan Trainor Tops Pop Songs With 'All About That Bass'

    September 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT Her debut smash is the chart's record-tying fifth consecutive leader by a rookie act. Plus, new No. 1s for Iggy Azalea, Trey Songz, Tito 'El Bambino' & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  10. Tove Lo Falls Into Fame: On ‘Habits,’ Opening for Katy Perry & Using Music as Therapy

    September 22, 2014 5:00 PM EDT “Everything that I don’t really dare to say or speak about, I can sing about,” says the Swedish phenom. Tove Lo is still trying to figure out how to mentally ready herself for her quickly approaching arena shows opening for Katy Perry , but in terms of physical preparation, the…

  11. The Country Rebel-Meter: From Mild (Blake Shelton!) to Wild (Yes, You, Jason Aldean)

    September 22, 2014 3:53 PM EDT For decades, country music has been defined by two opposite camps. On one side, there's a wholesome, clean-cut crew that toe the Nashville line. On the other end of the spectrum, there's an edgier group that sees themselves as outsiders rebelling against a restrictive system. Both…

  12. Evanescence’s Future Uncertain, Says Amy Lee: ‘I Have a Lot More That I Want To Do With My Life’

    September 22, 2014 1:49 PM EDT The singer also talks about her fulfilling film project and becoming a mother this summer. Evanescence may not be so immortal after all. After the experience of working on her first film score -- for War Story with composer Dave Eggar, and the Aftermath companion album -- Amy Lee tells…

  13. Weezer Talks New Music at iHeartRadio Fest: ‘We Wanted To Make a Very Deep Album’

    September 22, 2014 12:48 PM EDT Weezer is back with a new album, Everything Will be Alright In The End , that arrives four years after the prolific alt-rock mainstay’s last effort. Before taking the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (Sept. 20), frontman Rivers Cuomo and bassist Scott Shriner says…

  14. Paramore on Next Album at iHeartRadio Fest: ‘We Haven’t Written Anything That We’ve Loved’

    September 22, 2014 12:17 PM EDT Paramore is winding down its year and a half of touring behind its self-titled comeback album, and delivered one of the best performances of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (Sept. 20). The obvious question remains: when will 2013’s Paramore receive a follow-up? The…

  15. Billy Joel Joins NY Beach Cleanup

    September 22, 2014 2:46 AM EDT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's Long Island. Joel joined Cuomo and other elected officials Saturday at the 21st annual Oyster Bay Beach and Harbor Cleanup. How Billy Joel and Jason Aldean Saved Six Figures By Splitting Tour…

  16. Watch 50 Cent and G-Unit Talk Music & Chart Success Backstage at iHeartRadio

    September 21, 2014 8:56 PM EDT G-Unit didn't wast any time delivering new material after reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam in May. The collective is prepping to release a new EP, The Beast Is G-Unit , in October, two months after the surprise release of their 6-song EP, The Beauty of Independence . After the rap…

  17. iHeartRadio Festival's 5 Best Performances

    September 21, 2014 4:51 PM EDT Each year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival collects nearly two dozen of music's biggest stars and lets them work their magic in the same Las Vegas casino as David Copperfield. This year's enthralling showcase at the MGM Grand Garden Arena had its fair share of mind-blowing…

  18. iHeartRadio Fest Saturday Highlights: Iggy Azalea Pulls Double Duty, Lorde Inspires Hair Envy

    September 21, 2014 6:28 AM EDT Check out all the action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night! The iHeartRadio Music Festival may be over after just two days, but the musical extravaganza packed a whirlwind of far-ranging talent that made the experience feel much, much longer than 36 hours.…

  19. One Direction Lights Up Vegas at iHeartRadio Festival: 'We Lost All Our Money'

    September 21, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Many frequent visitors to Vegas say that 48 hours is more than enough time for a trip to Sin City. Apparently, no one told that to One Direction , whose five members have been spending the better part of the past week shuttling to Vegas after a three-night residency at Los Angeles’ Rose…

  20. iHeartRadio Fest: Watch Ed Sheeran Bring Out Macklemore for 'Same Love'

    September 21, 2014 5:18 AM EDT Ed Sheeran and Macklemore have previously combined to perform Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' gay-rights anthem "Same Love" live, and the pair did it again during Sheeran's iHeartRadio Music Festival set on Saturday night (Sept. 20). Watch the duet below: Midway through…

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