1. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, including his most recent release, Fuse .…

  2. Movement Detroit 2015 Lineup: Richie Hawtin, DJ Snoopadelic, Dog Blood & More

    January 28, 2015 5:40 PM EST On Wednesday (Jan. 28), Paxahau Events announced the phase-one lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival's tenth edition, bringing a diverse roster of dance talents to Detroit this spring. Richie Hawtin , DJ Snoopadelic and Dog Blood, the collaborative project between Skrillex and…

  3. Skrillex Salutes Sundance Party Culture at Billboard's Winterfest

    January 24, 2015 10:28 AM EST "Who came here to party and not watch any damn movies?" Skrillex , manning the turntables onstage at Park City Live during the second night of Billboard's Winterfest concert series, knew the score. Sundance Film Festival , which brings tens of thousands to the sleepy ski town…

  4. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth edition…

  5. Nicole Purcell Named President of CLIO

    January 20, 2015 3:11 PM EST Marketing executive Nicole Purcell has been named president of CLIO, the brand that holds the annual CLIO Awards and The Hollywood Reporter 's Key Art Awards, it was announced on Tuesday (Jan. 20). "Early on in my CLIO career, I had a vision for what this brand could be --…

  6. Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform at Light of Day 2015 Benefit in New Jersey

    January 18, 2015 3:03 PM EST There was magic in the night for the 15th anniversary of the Light of Day 2015 Winterfest, as "surprise" guest Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J. "15 years," the 65-year old rocker said wistfully as he -- and 17 other musical…

  7. Andraé Crouch Funeral Details Announced: Two Days of All-Star Celebrations

    January 16, 2015 7:16 PM EST Funeral services for  Andraé Crouch  will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 21, and will include appearances and performances by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda Adams , Shirley Caesar , and many others, a rep for the late singer announced Friday.  R.I.P. Andrae Crouch: Remembering…

  8. Terminally Ill Eminem Fan Passes After His Dying Wish Is Fulfilled

    January 13, 2015 12:15 PM EST UPDATE: Cancer claimed the life of Gage Gargo not long after Eminem paid the 17-year-old a visit, making the teen's dying wish come true. Original story:   Eminem recently visited a fan sick with a terminal illness, making his dying wish come true.  Eminem Sued By Chicago…

  9. Publishing Briefs: Elizabeth Matthews Rises to CEO for ASCAP, Sony/ATV Not for Sale

    January 13, 2015 5:05 AM EST Billboard's Ed Christman rounds-up all the big news happening in the music publishing world.  -- Elizabeth Matthews has been tapped as the new CEO for ASCAP , the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, replacing John LoFrumento , who retired on Dec. 31. Matthews, who…

  10. Globalfest, International Music Showcase, Puts $50k in Tour Support on the Table

    January 10, 2015 12:34 PM EST The importance of a buzzed-about show at Globalfest should not be underestimated. When the twelfth annual international music showcase kicks-off this Sunday (Jan. 11) at New York's Webster Hall, the stakes will be high for artists such as Kenyan "disco-funk-house" group…

  11. Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Are Married

    January 05, 2015 9:40 PM EST As earlier predicted , Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and The Madden Brothers and Cameron Diaz were wed Monday night at the actor's Beverly Hills home.  Are Benji Madden & Cameron Diaz Getting Married Tonight? The ceremony included about 100 guests and took place inside the…

  12. 15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

    January 01, 2015 10:05 AM EST Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history. Actually … in looking through the Hot 100…

  13. Sony Reportedly Considering a Sale of Its Music Publishing Division

    December 23, 2014 9:19 PM EST Sony Corp. has been considering a sale of its music publishing operation, according to a Bloomberg report on the latest leak of hacked Sony e-mails.  The details of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing's potential sale were being handled by Sony Entertainment CEO Michal Lynton , Sony Corp…

  14. Code Picks of the Week: Nicole Moudaber, Jack U & More

    December 19, 2014 5:47 PM EST Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Jack Ü - Take Ü There ft. Kiesza (Tchami Remix) The French producer lends his signature future house sound to the latest single from…

  15. Executive Turntable: Def Jam, Atlantic, Republic, and More

    December 18, 2014 5:36 PM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including iHeartMedia, Cashmere Agency, Mute USA, Columbia Records, and many more… -- Jordan Howard was appointed creative manager at CCS Rights Management in Toronto. -- Phil Steward was appointed senior vice president of relationship…

  16. Scott Stapp's Alleged Obama Threat: Secret Service Investigating

    December 15, 2014 6:42 PM EST When the estranged wife of Creed frontman Scott Stapp called 911 last month to report her husband's erratic behavior, one detail stood out: that he was on a mission to kill President Obama. "He thinks he's part of the CIA. ... He has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that …

  17. 'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Season 14: 'They've Brought Something Fresh'

    December 12, 2014 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban often refers to his American Idol co-stars as a family. And in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the country star said that his fellow judges came through for him in his time of need -- the death of his father-in-law, Antony Kidman , dad to Urban's wife, Nicole…

  18. 'We Know What To Do': Scott Borchetta on Joining 'American Idol' and Signing This Season's Winner

    December 11, 2014 2:59 PM EST The winner of American Idol season 14 will be in good hands. The performer taking the top spot this year will be signed to the same record label as Taylor Swift and will be guided by one of the industry's deftest management hands: Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta. The…

  19. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: November 2014

    December 10, 2014 12:17 PM EST G-Dragon, Taeyang, Hi Suhyun, AOA, Kyuhyun, GOT7, Apink and more captivated YouTube viewers this month. As K-pop only male solo acts with Billboard 200 chart entries, it should come as no surprise that a collaboration between  G-Dragon and Taeyang   (aka GD x Taeyang) was the video fans…

  20. 2014 Indie Rock Playlist for Pop Fans: 15 Songs That Could Have Cracked Top 40

    December 09, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out tunes from Tune-Yards, the Drums, Hundred Waters and others that even the staunchest pop fan would embrace. December is always a time for pop fans to feel particularly trepidatious, as the final month of the calendar year doubles as year-end list season — better known as a…

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