1. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice. THIS COVER STORY FIRST…

  2. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets at Jack White's Third Man Records

    March 05, 2015 8:26 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Some have called Jack White the Willy Wonka of rock-and-roll; if that's the case, Billboard scored a golden ticket visit to visit his chocolate factory. For the latest Billboard cover story, we got a guest-of-honor's behind-the…

  3. Oscar Sales Boost for Best Original Song Winners: Here's What It Looks Like

    February 20, 2015 3:25 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> Winning an Academy Award is a good thing for many reasons. It means your peers appreciate and respect you. It means more career opportunities. It means you get a shiny gold statue to put on your mantelpiece. And on the business side, it also…

  4. Oscars 2015: And the Nominees Are ...

    February 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST Here are all the nominees for the 2015 Oscars ! Check them out below! Oscars 2015: See All of Our Coverage Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Directing Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel…

  5. Watch Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Jam With Members of Rush, Tool, Vertical Horizon & 'South Park'

    February 17, 2015 7:43 PM EST Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland is known to host some epic jams at his Super Grove studio, but a recent session might come close to topping them all.  Stewart Copeland Tells Police 'War Stories' In New Book In a video posted Monday, Copeland is joined by Rush drummer Neil…

  6. Album Review: The Mavericks Show Off Their Splashy, Seasoned Spirit on 'Mono'

    February 17, 2015 12:49 PM EST No matter how The Mavericks have been positioned in the business -- platinum-selling 1990s country stars or recently reunited Americana-Latin mash-up -- they've presented an alternative to whatever popular sounds surround them at the moment. For starters, they developed a habit of…

  7. Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

    February 05, 2015 9:00 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…

  8. Nile Rodgers' Life Work Honored By Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing

    February 04, 2015 12:56 PM EST It was good times for Chic co-founder and disco legend Nile Rodgers , who was saluted Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. The triple Grammy winner told the packed audience of audio professionals that when he started out, "I just wanted to be a jazz…

  9. From Aretha Franklin to Puff Daddy, Industry Heavyweights Share Inside Stories From Clive Davis' Legendary Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST When Clive Davis formed Arista Records in 1973, the label lacked the renown of its competitors. To level the playing field and heighten Arista's profile during Grammy season, Davis used not just his business acumen, but his love of showbiz -- and the spotlight -- to promote his new…

  10. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM 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…

  11. Big Sean, Neil Patrick Harris and More Weigh In on the Super Bowl -- From Their Favorite Eats to the Ultimate Halftime Show

    January 21, 2015 3:54 PM EST Artists from Big Sean to Neil Young weigh in on football's biggest night in advance of Superbowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Big Sean : "It was crazy when  Beyoncé  performed and the power went out [in 2013]. I was at  Drake 's crib and we were having a party. We were watching that…

  12. Hakkasan Group's Omnia Nightclub Announces Artist Roster, Reveals Interior Design

    January 20, 2015 11:30 AM EST While Hakkasan Group's new Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace won't open its doors until spring, here is a peek at what's in store for its future patrons. The club's full roster of headliners will include Afrojack , Armin van Buuren , Chuckie , Martin Garrix , Oliver…

  13. Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Grammy Nomination & More

    January 13, 2015 5:02 PM EST When it was announced in 2013 that  Hedwig and the Angry Inch -- the cult favorite, off-Broadway 1998 hit -- was finally coming to Broadway, people had high hopes, of course, but no one was exactly sure how it would go.  Fans needn't have been concerned. The show, which  follows Hedwig…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 75-51

    January 13, 2015 11:05 AM 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. Ask Billboard: Mark & Mars Move 'Uptown' to No. 1

    January 11, 2015 9:05 AM EST Lipps, Inc. and more: a history of 'funk'-y hits. Plus, more No. 15 hits for '15. As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and…

  16. 'High-Definition' Music Explained: Can You Really Tell the Difference?

    January 07, 2015 11:47 AM EST Delusion? Bliss? Waste of money? Sound investment? A look at what exactly high-definition audio is, and whether it matters. In the past 48 hours, a story has trickled out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that has many internet pundits asking: "what is Sony thinking?"…

  17. Bradley Cooper Calls Taylor Swift Dating Rumors 'Horsesh--'

    January 06, 2015 5:03 PM EST Remember the rumor that Taylor Swift wants to date Bradley Cooper? In an interview with Howard Stern, Cooper told the radio host that the story is "complete horseshit -- never got a call, nothing." Stern presses the actor on the issue. "Does that kind of thing happen to you,…

  18. Kid Rock Shares Mixed Feelings on Gay Marriage in New Op-Ed

    January 05, 2015 10:45 AM EST The singer talks politics, guns, gay marriage and music in a new op-ed. Kid Rock penned an op-ed for The Guardian , expressing his thoughts on everything from social media to guns to gay marriage. The musician is open about not only his political opinions, but also about how much money he…

  19. No Longer a 'Stepchild,' the Grammy Pretelecast Ceremony to Be Spiffed Up and Dubbed 'The Premiere'

    December 29, 2014 1:23 PM EST "You have to remember, there are... how many categories?" multiple-Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper says, attempting to describe her experience as the 2014 host of the annual Grammy pretelecast ceremony, during which the 70 or so awards not broadcast on the televised main show are…

  20. Grammys 2015 Preview: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor & More on Their Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    December 26, 2014 9:20 AM EST Check out the five tracks nominated for the Record of the Year Grammy. "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor Producer: Kevin Kadish Engineer/Mixer: Kevin Kadish Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch Label: Epic "My producer [Kadish] had the title and said that none of his prior co…

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