1. Sony Music Completes Orchard Buy-Out

    March 18, 2015 12:02 AM EDT In another major move into the indie sector, Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to purchase the remaining equity stake in the Orchard from Dimensional Associates, giving the major full ownership of the company. According to a Sony Corp. filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

  2. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or not, for Gundred and her all-girl California…

  3. Underground Garage

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. WELCOME. We've decided to celebrate the underappreciated Go-Go's by revisiting their latest, "God Bless…

  4. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this…

  5. Raveonettes Are Back In 'Black' On New Album

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black." Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black." The set will be led by the single "Love in a Trashcan," which…

  6. Raveonettes Relish Major Label Jump

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Denmark's the Raveonettes record all their songs in one key, limit themselves to three chords, and impose a strict time limit on each song of less than 180 seconds. The end result is a campy monster mash that falls somewhere between the…

  7. Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For many, this fan included, Blondie (as well as acts like the Talking Heads) defined the genre-bending and -blurring era (1976-'82) when punk gave way to disco then morphed into new wave. BLONDIE Blondie REISSUE PRODUCER: Kevin Flaherty ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Richard Gottehrer Chrysalis…