1. James Blake Unveils New Song, Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 22, 2014 9:33 AM EDT James Blake premiered a new song on Thursday night (Aug. 21) during his BBC Radio 1 residency. The track, with its robot vocal elements and Tom Waitsian clack-clangs, was given the title of "200 Press" because, as the British artist-producer explained, "only 200 are going to be…

  2. Justin Vernon and Astronautilus Tease New Project

    August 06, 2014 3:21 PM EDT It looks like Bon Iver founder Justin Vernon is embarking on yet another side project, this time with cerebral rapper Astronautilus . The project, "announced" via a post on label Totally Gross National Product's website , is titled De Oro (or the forthcoming record is titled De…

  3. Bob Hine, Founder of U.K.'s Music Producers Guild, Dies

    July 29, 2014 7:19 PM EDT 'He is simply one of the most important figures in professional music recording of the last 50 years,' producer Robin Millar says. Bob Hine, a founder of the Music Producers Guild, died Saturday in New Milton, U.K., after a two-year struggle with cancer, according to the…

  4. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous," the actor-director tells Billboard. …

  5. Billboard + Twitter Realtime Charts: Emerging Picks of the Week

    July 18, 2014 4:41 PM EDT Kilo Kish, Audio Push and more artists popping up on the Emerging Artists Chart. To celebrate the middle of summer, Billboard has picked the top trending music videos for the July 26 charting week that have appeared on this week's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart . As long as each artist…

  6. New James Blake Song Debuted by The xx's Jamie xx: Listen

    July 17, 2014 10:30 AM EDT James Blake has a lot of new music on the way. His third studio album is nearing completion and at Bonnaroo last month, he told Billboard he's been collaborating with Kanye West and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. More on James Blake: Governors Ball 2014: James Blake Entrances the Crowd…

  7. The Hudson Project Festival's First Year Had a Good Start, Got Muddy, Canceled Final Day

    July 14, 2014 2:50 PM EDT The inaugural Hudson Project, a music festival in New York's Hudson Valley inspired by Woodstock, experienced an eerily similar finale as the infamous '94 fest. It was the first music festival to be held on Winston Farm in Saugerties since "Mudstock" was held twenty years…

  8. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Cat Power on the title track. On June 20, NPR…

  9. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photos, Video & More Bonnaroo 2014 • PHOTOS:…

  10. Beyonce, Shakira, Lady Gaga Make Forbes' Most Powerful Women List

    May 28, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Forbes released its annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women on Wednesday, and this year's ranking is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet in the American political sphere, former first lady Hillary Clinton clocks in at number six -- two spots ahead of current…

  11. Jack Bruce, 'Reach for the Night': Song Premiere From Cream Star's First Album in a Decade

    April 10, 2014 10:06 AM EDT Jack Bruce acknowledges that he felt some mild apprehension in making "Silver Rails," his first solo studio album in a decade. But those were quickly allayed once he started putting pen to paper with lyrcists such as his wife, Margrit Seyffer, longtime mate Pete Brown and Kip…

  12. Les Claypool Talks Twangy Duo, Primus' Future

    March 27, 2014 2:59 PM EDT The bassist-vocalist grew up listening to "hillbilly stuff" and found a natural fit in the roots-flavored Duo de Twang; also says Primus is talking about recording their version of the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" soundtrack With Les Claypool, you have to…

  13. Calle 13's 'Multi_Viral' Drops a Day Early

    February 28, 2014 7:48 PM EST Puerto Rico duo's album was originally expected March 1 Calle 13’s new album “Multi_Viral,” which had been announced for March 1, is available now from iTunes and other digital stores. The release follows a concert that the group, led by the outspoken rapper René Pérez (Residente) and…

  14. Jimmy Fallon: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2014 11:35 AM EST Between bookings from U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and music booker Jonathan Cohen reveal how they turned late night into one of music's hottest stops Little-known fact: Before he had his own NBC talk show or landed a gig with "Saturday Night Live,…

  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unplugged at Super Bowl: Axl Rose Weighs In

    February 04, 2014 8:12 PM EST Bassist Flea "had a newly invented breakthrough in microchip technology installed in his ass," cracks the Guns N' Roses frontman in an Op-Ed. The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, elicited plenty of cheers from fans in MetLife…

  16. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    January 21, 2014 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  17. Gwen Stefani's Back In Fashion With DWP Line

    January 07, 2014 1:35 AM EST The verdict is in from Gwen Stefani: Denim is out; DWP is in. The No Doubt singer, who successfully launched L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers and multiple licensing deals in the fashion industry, evokes her effortlessly chic vibe in a new laid-back line of lightweight basics called DWP, or Design…

  18. Nick Moss Band Return With 'I Want the World To Know': Exclusive Listen

    September 26, 2013 6:50 AM EDT Bluesman Nick Moss is back with new music, an extensive national tour and the promise of a fresh, full-length album early next year. The former Chicago blues purist’s Nick Moss Band has released “I Want the World To Know,” lifted from his upcoming album “Time Ain't Free.” The…

  19. Tribute Show for Country Singer-Songwriter John Jarrard Turns 12

    September 16, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Before there can be three minutes of audio bliss in an MP3 or CD form, there needs to be the magic that comes from the experience of putting words into music. Fans in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee area have a chance to witness that first hand next weekend with the 12th Annual John Jarrard…

  20. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, country and hip-hop and collaborating with Lou…

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