1. Music Stars Remember Former NBA Player Anthony Mason on Social Media

    February 28, 2015 2:39 PM EST Anthony Mason, the NBA power forward who played from the 1990s through the early 2000s, is being remembered by the music community following his death. Former Knick Anthony Mason has died at the age of 48. http://t.co/fXAM0m7g0a pic.twitter.com/RwONEk2zS0 -- NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks)…

  2. Boogaloo Film 'We Like It Like That' Salutes the Sound That 'Saved Latin Music in New York'

    February 19, 2015 4:29 PM EST Documentary premieres at SXSW in March. For We Like It Like That , a new documentary premiering at SXSW that vividly tells the story of the rise and fall of boogaloo, director Mathew Ramirez Warren uses vintage footage, album covers and concert posters to create a film that brings the New…

  3. Nashville Exec Joe Galante Receives Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award

    February 11, 2015 7:40 PM EST A pack of country A-listers -- including Kenny Chesney , Sara Evans , Ronnie Dunn , Phil Vassar , Ronnie Milsap , K.T. Oslin , Kix Brooks , Lorrie Morgan and Kellie Pickler -- hit the Grand Ole Opry stage Tuesday night to pay tribute to legendary label exec Joe Galante as he received the Bob…

  4. Pete Wentz Interview: How Fall Out Boy Came Back Stronger

    February 03, 2015 12:55 PM EST "I think that we didn't really have the time to figure out who we were without Fall Out Boy. That time off gave us that perspective." It's hard out there for a rock band. But Fall Out Boy 2.0 continues to buck trends and stay winning. New album American Beauty/American…

  5. The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Drenge Previews New Album 'Undertow'

    January 30, 2015 11:30 AM EST The brothers take us behind the scenes of their 'Letterman' session the previous day. The morning after making their American television premiere on The Late Show , fraternal U.K. duo Drenge stopped by Billboard's New York office to chat with Chris Payne for a new episode of…

  6. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  7. The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: New Politics Preview New Album 'Vikings'

    January 16, 2015 12:27 PM EST Energetic pop-rockers  New Politics came through Billboard's New York office this week, so you can bet there were some headstands involved.   You can look forward to @newpoliticsrock on a future episode of The Alt In Our Stars podcast! Photo: @yaypineapples A photo posted by Billboard …

  8. Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump: 'I Don't Take for Granted That We Get a Second Chance'

    January 16, 2015 10:41 AM EST Fall Out Boy is seated in an NBC golf cart, being ferried from its dressing room on the network's Los Angeles lot to the set of The Voice , where it will soon perform. It's a triumphant moment, though not without its unease. "It's strange for us to be here," says…

  9. Jennifer Hudson Is Heading to Broadway

    January 09, 2015 5:30 PM EST The Oscar and Grammy winner will play the role of flamboyant juke-joint singer Shug Avery in 'The Color Purple' Jennifer Hudson will be singing and shimmying on Broadway this fall. The Oscar winner and American Idol season 3 alum will star as juke-joint singer Shug Avery in a New…

  10. 10 Band Members We Wish Would Release Their Solo Debuts in 2015

    January 02, 2015 12:24 PM EST With the music industry slowly picking up again after the holiday lull, get ready for a lot of talk about 2015's most-anticipated albums. But just like D'Angelo and Thom Yorke proved last year -- and Beyoncé the year before that -- be prepared for the surprise release. These spur…

  11. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was 1970. Now, in 2014, outrage over police…

  12. U.S.-Cuba Musical Relations: A Timeline of Milestones

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM EST Before President Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, there were five decades of a rocky musical relationship that displayed artistic triumphs, personal tragedies and the diplomatic power of music. See our timeline below: 1959…

  13. The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes Details New Album 'Aureate Gloom'

    December 19, 2014 2:54 PM EST Of Montreal recently announced their lucky 13th studio album -- Aureate Gloom , out March 3 on longtime label Polyvinyl. Bandleader Kevin Barnes is a pretty interesting guy, having guided the outfit from its late 1990s twee pop "happy yellow bumblebees" sound (as he puts it) to…

  14. Fall Out Boy Shares New Song, Tracklist & Cover Art For 'American Beauty/American Psycho

    December 15, 2014 10:40 AM EST Another new Fall Out Boy song is here. Riding high since their 2013 comeback album Save Rock And Roll , the quartet has shared a new song called “The Kids Aren’t Alright” from forthcoming album American Beauty/American Psycho . They’re name-checking The Offspring , The Who, Kevin Spacey and…

  15. The Alt In Our Stars Podcast: Pete Wentz Talks New Fall Out Boy Album

    December 05, 2014 9:30 AM EST Billboard has a new podcast. We’ve already got you covered on all things pop , hip-hop and new music on the podcast front; now, the alternative music world gets some love, too. Introducing the Alt In Our Stars -- a new weekly podcast covering rock and alternative music. Expect musical…

  16. Marco Carola is Bringing His Weekly Ibiza Party to North America This Winter

    November 14, 2014 6:43 PM EST The Italian DJ will play every Saturday for three months at Miami's Story nightclub. Italian DJ Marco Carola, whose weekly  Music On party in Ibiza was one of the summer's go-to events, is bringing the dance event to Miami for a three month residency at the city's shiny new…

  17. How Dance-Pop Act Zhu Scored a Major-Label Deal Using Just His Logo and His Music

    November 10, 2014 12:01 PM EST Dance-pop act Zhu scored a hit single, a major-label deal and a high-profile stateside debut using just his logo and music. In February, a mysterious Outkast medley surfaced on dance-music blogs, credited to an unknown artist who signed his work simply in white paint strokes. Less than…

  18. Corner Office: Spirit Music Group Chairman David Renzer on Scooter Braun, Pandora Problems and How to Spend $50 Million

    November 10, 2014 10:00 AM EST To look at him, publishing veteran David Renzer is just about the last person you'd expect to have co-written a song that reached No. 4 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart -- let alone one as funky as Con Funk Shun 's "Electric Lady." And in fact, "I…

  19. New Signings: Jackie Boyz Team with Razor & Tie, Son Lux to Glassnote, OWSLA Grabs Carmada and More

    October 31, 2014 3:39 PM EDT A look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.  RECORD LABELS -- America's Got Talent finalist Emily West signs to Sony Music Masterworks imprint, Portrait . She will…

  20. Bruce Springsteen Admits He Wrote a Song About a Book Before Reading It

    October 31, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen recently chatted with The New York Times about his favorite writers and what books he's been reading recently (he's promoting his children's book Outlaw Pete ) . Amid a high-minded discussion of Philip Roth, Moby-Dick and Flannery O'Connor, Springsteen…

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