1. Why 1995 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 08, 2014 10:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992  and  1993 . Today, we look at 1994 and 1995 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Picking your favorite year in a decade of musical…

  2. Why 1994 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 08, 2014 10:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. We've already made a case for  1990 ,  1991 ,  1992  and  1993 . Today, we look at 1994 and 1995 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Every human being who's lived over the last century…

  3. Jason Aldean's 'Old Boots, New Dirt': Track-by-Track Review

    October 07, 2014 4:12 PM EDT Jason Aldean 's Old Boots, New Dirt, the singer's sixth studio album (out Tuesday on Broken Bow Records) is a mixture of the party songs he has become known for -- but also shows a little bit more of an emotional and sensual side than listeners might be accustomed to. As much…

  4. Jason Aldean & Sam Hunt Chart New Path With R&B-Influenced Country

    October 07, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Billboard speaks with the genre-smashing songwriters behind bold new country hits. Mainstream country music is not always known for being sonically daring, but Jason Aldean' s "Burnin' It Down" and Sam Hunt' s “Break Up In A Small Town” represent something genuinely…

  5. Luke Bryan No. 1, Carrie Underwood Soars Onto Country Airplay Chart

    October 07, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Bryan notches his 10th leader, while Underwood makes her grandest career entrance. Luke Bryan claims his 10th career leader on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart and becomes the only artist to score three No. 1s this year, as "Roller Coaster" rumbles 2-1. Bryan's other…

  6. Audiam Signs Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers for Thorny Area of Digital Rights

    October 07, 2014 1:22 PM EDT Digital rights administrator Audiam has signed Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers for an exclusive North American representation of the bands' publishing catalogs across digital music services including YouTube, Spotify, Beats, Google Play, Rhapsody, Deezer, Amazon Prime and iTunes…

  7. Album Review: Mary Lambert Only Scratches the Emotional Surface on ‘Heart On My Sleeve’

    October 07, 2014 12:38 PM EDT "My heart's too big for you to understand me," concludes Mary Lambert on "Monochromatic," one of many self-reflective moments on her debut, Heart on My Sleeve . The Seattle native's earnest songwriting exudes a warm directness that makes her an appealing new…

  8. Why 1992 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for 1992 and 1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE In 1992, BMG and Columbia's music subscriptions were still in full…

  9. Why 1993 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 07, 2014 11:30 AM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we made a case for  1990  and  1991 . Today, it's time for  1992  and  1993 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE Grunge had neither broken nor halted by the time 1993 rolled around,…

  10. Why 1991 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we make a case for 1990 and 1991 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE The first musical year of a decade is usually transitional at best -- listening to the most notable releases from a…

  11. Why 1990 Was the Best Musical Year of the '90s

    October 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT After focusing on 1994 last week, now, we're wondering what the best year for music was of the '90s. Monday, we make a case for 1990 and 1991 . POP SHOP HOMEPAGE All right stop, collaborate and listen. It’s hammer time. Strike a pose, rock the cradle, and then enjoy the silence.…

  12. Is Pandora Finally Playing Nice with the Industry -- or Just Paying Lip Service?

    October 06, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The Internet radio giant moves from Capitol Hill to the coasts as it tries a different approach: listening. For the longest time, digital media executive Lars Murray didn’t know what to do with Pandora. As vp marketing at Columbia Records, he recognized that it was the top streaming radio…

  13. Who Will Dominate Country Music’s Packed Year-End?

    October 06, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Garth Brooks bring firepower to an already beefy fall release schedule. The fourth quarter is looking robust, with big releases ranging from Kanye West to Barry Manilow , but its secret weapon is an unusually strong slate from the country sector. “It’s the…

  14. Trent Reznor on How He Made the 'Gone Girl' Score 'Rot Inside'

    October 06, 2014 3:40 AM EDT It's hard not to get chills as soon as the Gone Girl soundtrack kicks in, and that's exactly what the composers were going for. Trent Reznor , who wrote the hit thriller's score with Atticus Ross , told CBS News that he immersed himself in the film's world as much as…

  15. '90210' Celebrates 24th Anniversary: Watch 10 Classic Musical Moments

    October 04, 2014 10:40 AM EDT From the Flaming Lips to Christina Aguilera, here are 10 musical moments to help celebrate the 24th anniversary of "90210." Twenty-four years ago today (Oct. 4), the world was introduced to Minneapolis transplants Brenda and Brandon Walsh, the gang at West Beverly High and…

  16. Hear Todd Rundgren Sing the 'Squidbillies' Theme Song (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 7:45 PM EDT With Adult Swim's Squidbillies back for its eighth season, a list of notable musicians are lending their talent to the animated series' theme song. After Dwight Yoakum gave it a real nice honky tonk rendition last week, now Todd Rundgren has his go, delivering a demented, glitched…

  17. Jason Aldean Looks Back on a 'Great Decade' Before the Release of 'Old Boots, New Dirt'

    October 03, 2014 6:29 PM EDT Next year, Jason Aldean will celebrate a decade since "Hicktown," his first single, raced up the Billboard Country Airplay chart . Peaking at No. 10, it was the start of a very successful run for the Georgia native. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Shoot "It's been a…

  18. Luke Bryan's Tour Has Grossed $55.5 Million (And Counting)

    October 03, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Luke Bryan takes his That's My Kind of Night tour to No. 1 on this week’s tally of Hot Tours with box office stats reported from the bulk of his 2014 trek through North American cities. Since the tour's January kick-off, Bryan's outing has been attended by 1.1 million fans…

  19. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Lorde to One Direction

    October 03, 2014 4:01 PM EDT Lorde "Yellow Flicker Beat" Republic/Lave Pop's moodiest teen gives a first taste of her curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack with "Yellow Flicker Beat." Lorde's buzzy, veiny vocals complement a synth-blotched beat, which throbs beneath…

  20. Rick Ross Teams With R. Kelly to 'Keep Doin' That'

    October 03, 2014 9:30 AM EDT New York's Hot 97 debuted a new Rick Ross song last night -- featuring the one and only R. Kelly . Listen to "Keep Doin' That" below: Ross has often found success working with smooth hooks that soften his booming raps. "Aston Martin Music" and "No New…

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