1. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Who are the masters of the $6.2 Billion EDM universe? These tastemakers are dazzling the industry with the intensity of a stunning laser show. Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events,…

  2. Majical Cloudz Talks Tour with Lorde, Premieres Tim Hecker's 'Savage' Remix (Listen)

    June 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Devon Welsh also discusses new music Majical Cloudz has been recording When Lorde heads out on her North American tour this September, she'll be taking along not a polished, major label next-big-thing, but a cult favorite used to playing to a few hundred spectators, or less. But…

  3. Rush Davis, 'Thousand Springs': Exclusive Song Premiere

    May 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Rush Davis is an artist to watch. He's rightfully garnered a hefty co-sign from the legendary Lionel Richie, calling Davis a "once every twenty year" artist. A month after releasing his first single "Sin Pays The Bills," Davis premieres his R&B…

  4. CODE Picks of the Week: Tommy Trash, Gorgon City and More

    April 11, 2014 4:36 PM EDT Chris Lake – “Helium” (Umek & Mike Vale Remix) [Ultra] Slovenian tech house teammates Umek and Mike Vale turn in a high-octane reinterpretation of Chris Lake’s crossover single, bolstering the original’s vocals with shuffling hats and an infectious groove that will feel more than welcome…

  5. Hole, 'Live Through This': Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 11, 2014 2:10 PM EDT The first thing you need to know about “Live Through This,” Hole’s sophomore effort and major-label debut, is that the album arrived on April 12, 1994, four days after Kurt Cobain was found dead. That means none of these songs—all about fame and familial drama and even suicide—were written…

  6. You Me at Six, 'Room to Breathe': Exclusive Video Premiere

    April 03, 2014 11:30 AM EDT For the new video for their new single "Room to Breathe," it turns out You Me at Six actually has plenty of space to get in some deep breaths -- try a wide-open arena, for instance. The U.K. alt-rock act shot footage for "Room to Breathe" across 48 shows around the world,…

  7. The Fray Plays 'How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?': Video

    March 11, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Last week, the Fray scored another Top 10 album debut when its fourth studio set, "Helios," debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. The new full-length features the Ryan Tedder-produced single "Love Don't Die," which has followed smashes like "Over My Head …

  8. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  9. Richard Marx, Heart In Holiday Spirit On AC Chart

    December 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST Their new collaboration scales the tally, granting Marx a second straight year of charting with holiday fare After not appearing on Billboard charts with holiday music for almost 25 years, Richard Marx is now making the practice an annual tradition as predictable as Santa's Christmas…

  10. HMV Pulls Lostprophets' Music Following Singer’s Sex Abuse Case

    November 29, 2013 2:44 AM EST British entertainment retailer HMV has yanked Lostprophets’ music from its stores and Website after the alternative rock act’s frontman pleaded guilty this week to a series of appalling sexual offenses. A spokesman for HMV told NME that the 140-store chain won’t sell any of the now-defunct…

  11. Charlotte Church Slams the ‘Culture of Demeaning Women in Pop Music’

    October 15, 2013 6:06 AM EDT U.K. singer Charlotte Church late Monday criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, lashing out at the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their raunchy performances. The 27-year-old Welsh musician, who was one of the British celebrities who sued Rupert Murdoch's…

  12. Lostprophets Announce They Are Splitting Up

    October 01, 2013 5:50 PM EDT British rock group Lostprophets has announced it is disbanding, months after its lead singer was charged with sex offenses against children. Frontman Ian Watkins was arrested in December and charged with more than 20 offenses including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child…

  13. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Cleans-Up on U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 5:43 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), featuring 2 Chainz,…

  14. Cooking With 2 Chainz: Eating Our Way Through His 'Meal Time' Recipes

    September 18, 2013 4:40 PM EDT Chainz was my therapist this past weekend and he didn't even know it. From Friday night to Sunday night (September 13-15), omitting mornings (2 Chainz apparently sleeps through breakfast), I cooked dishes from his and Chef Aleem's cookbook, "#Meal Time." The 15…

  15. Ellie Goulding’s 'Burn' Continues Its Hot Run On U.K. Singles Chart, Richard & Adam Keep 'Dream' Alive

    August 26, 2013 4:19 AM EDT Classical vocalist brothers Richard & Adam’s “The Impossible Dream” (Sony Music CG) became the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K. artist album chart Sunday (Aug. 25), by moving into a fourth week at the summit. Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week…

  16. Charlotte Church Rejects U.K. 'X Factor' Judge Slot, Says Show 'Kills Music'

    August 11, 2013 11:39 PM EDT Welsh singer Charlotte Church has taken aim at "X Factor" with the revelation that she turned down an offer to join the U.K. panel as a judge. The 27-year old classical and pop artist blasted the show, tweeting on Aug. 8, “I got asked to do the X Factor job. I’d rather poke my…

  17. Al Jourgensen Hangs Up Ministry, Talks Memoir and Projects With Trent Reznor, Lil Wayne

    August 06, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Industrial icon also has comic book planned with an "arch enemy who's based on Ted Nugent. I fight for good, and this guy just shoots deer and writes songs about vaginas" Al Jourgensen is saying yes to more books but no to more Ministry albums after the Sept. 6 release of …

  18. Robert Plant Rearranges Led Zeppelin Songs for the Road

    July 09, 2013 11:33 PM EDT Robert Plant knows his fans want Led Zeppelin and he's happy to comply. On his own terms. Plant is on the road this summer with a new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and he's offering up fan favorites - rejiggered a bit to keep him excited about the music he's been…

  19. Charlotte Church: Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    April 23, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After scoring huge success in the classical genre as a teen, mom of two Church rocks in her return. "I suppose when I was younger, I was a commodity," Charlotte Church mused in a recent visit to Billboard's New York City studios. "I totally didn't expect the…

  20. Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death

    April 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Margaret Thatcher, the divisive former Prime Minister who died of a stroke on Monday afternoon, may have another musical footnote to her legacy next week: chart catalyst. A macabre Facebook campaign , titled "Make 'Ding dong the witch is dead' number 1 the week Thatcher dies…

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