1. Ty Herndon on Coming Out: 'In the Country World, Hell Yes It's a Big Deal'

    November 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST Country fans with long memories and/or a keen sense of gay-dar have long wondered if the deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington on Nashville was modeled on Ty Herndon , who had a series of No. 1 country hits in the mid- and late ‘90s. While it’s unclear whether…

  2. Mr. Probz on How Spotify, A Housefire & A Remix Created His Massive Dance Hit 'Waves'

    November 20, 2014 9:20 AM EST The power of discovery and sharing of music online is increasingly led by its listeners through curated playlists on streaming platforms. The process by which Mr. Probz's "Waves" -- currently at No. 3 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart -- independently broke into the U.S…

  3. Betty Who on Her 'Grab-Life-By-the-Balls' Attitude and Why Her Live Show Is the 'Embodiment' of Her Artistry

    November 18, 2014 5:20 PM EST "I describe my live show as being the embodiment of my artistry," says Australian pop singer Betty Who . “If you want to know anything about me as an artist, come to a live show.” On Oct. 20, a crowd of captivated New Yorkers got to know the platinum-blonde dance diva a whole lot…

  4. Album Review: TV On The Radio's 'Seeds' Makes a Giant Leap Toward the Mainstream

    November 18, 2014 2:43 PM EST More than a decade after emerging from Brooklyn as a leader of the local indie renaissance, TV on the Radio could invite the kinds of criticisms often hurled at its hometown -- that it was better when it was dirtier, edgier and a little dangerous. But few fans have griped about the band&…

  5. Meet Fickle Friends, A Great New Pop Band Blowing Up The U.K. Blogs

    November 18, 2014 2:30 PM EST Three ace singles, including the new "For You," points to a promising future for the Brighton group. Never heard of Fickle Friends? If you’re in the U.S., that’s understandable: the pop quintet has yet to play a stateside show, and debut single “Swim” hasn’t popped up on any…

  6. Album Review: Nickelback’s ‘No Fixed Address’ Partially Shelves the Group’s Platinum Formula to Spread Their Stylistic Wings

    November 18, 2014 1:51 PM EST Few modern-era rock bands have endured more of a public flogging than Nickelback . (The latest? A crowdfunding campaign to keep the band from performing in London.) Yet, despite a cool factor that makes Limp Bizkit look like Led Zeppelin in comparison, the Canadian four-piece is one of the…

  7. Rippy Austin, 'Genevieve': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 18, 2014 12:30 PM EST Months after releasing The Journey, Rippy Austin   delivers the visual for album cut, "Genevieve." It's a sweet love song that channels the warmth of classic neo-soul. Watch the video below, premiered here on The Juice. "Genevieve" coheres around gentle keys, waves…

  8. Mad Decent Boat Party Highlights: Skrillex's Surprise, Dillion Francis' Alter Ego & More

    November 17, 2014 6:00 PM EST Ever since HARD's Holy Ship! set a lofty standard for dance music cruises, few have succeeded in meeting it. However, Diplo 's label Mad Decent has the star power and curatorial credibility necessary to field a serious contender. Fans from across the globe clamored aboard the…

  9. Exclusive: MLKMN Premieres 'Bounce' Lyric Video, Talks Working With Diplo

    November 17, 2014 1:18 PM EST Producer and rapper MLKMN (born Oscar Botello) is making waves with a sound inspired by his bi-cultural upbringing. Born in Mexico and raised in Laredo, Texas, those influences are apparent in "Bounce," the latest track from his major label U.S. debut, Milkstape (out Nov. 17). A…

  10. Bobby Shmurda Shmoney Dances To No. 1 with 'Hot Boy'

    November 14, 2014 4:15 PM EST The track that prompted a viral sensation tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Fourteen weeks after first landing on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his debut single “Hot Boy,” Bobby Shmurda reaches the No. 1 spot. The crowning track rises 3-1, and takes Streaming Gainer honors with a 45 percent…

  11. Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello & More Bring Bob Dylan's Lost Lyrics to Life in Concert

    November 14, 2014 12:40 PM EST Sorry, Bob Dylan fans. It appears performances in support of Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes  (the T Bone Burnett-produced collection of new music for abandoned Dylan lyrics) will be limited to a lone exhilarating concert. On Thursday night at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood,…

  12. Taylor Swift Atop Artist 100 Again, Calvin Harris First DJ in Top 10

    November 13, 2014 4:10 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart, while Harris hikes 21-9, powered by sales of his new album. Plus, Mr. Probz rides 'Waves' higher. The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S. again this week. Swift also becomes the…

  13. Check Out the Custom Sneakers Drake Got the Toronto Raptors

    November 13, 2014 10:30 AM EST The NBA’s Toronto Raptors are prowling atop the Atlantic Division with a 7-1 record, and it was their team ambassador Drake who helped them to their lucky seventh win Wednesday night (Nov. 12). In their game against the Orlando Magic, a pair of Raptors players -- Lou Williams and Amir…

  14. Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica, Springsteen & More Salute Veterans & Soldiers at Concert for Valor

    November 11, 2014 11:10 PM EST Grand televised productions are tricky. There's an expected balance between pageantry and performance, individual voices and the unified amplification of a greater cause. Tuesday night's Concert for Valor, though not entirely even, was to its core a salute to the men and women…

  15. Executive Turntable: Def Jam Promotes Rob Caiaffa, Sony Music Nashville Appoints Fount Lynch, 'El Gato' to WRMA in Miami

    November 11, 2014 12:51 PM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Def Jam, Sony Music Nashville, MSG and many more. -- Def Jam Recordings promoted Rob Caiaffa to vice president, marketing. Caiaffa previously served as senior director, marketing & development. -- Sony Music Nashville…

  16. Primary Wave Acquires Evolution Management

    November 11, 2014 10:43 AM EST Primary Wave has acquired Evolution Management and will merge the company into its talent management division,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned. The combined personnel — which will include film and TV talent and literary managers — will move to expanded offices next year. Related…

  17. Tomorrowland, Pearl Jam on Shortlist for European Festival Awards

    November 11, 2014 10:09 AM EST A shortlist of nominees has been announced for this year's European Festival Awards , set to honor the continent's best music gatherings large and small, and the artists that perform. Organizers say a record 1.2 million votes were cast for festivals in more than 35 different…

  18. Spandau Ballet Continues Comeback With First American TV Performance Since 1985

    November 11, 2014 8:20 AM EST Spandau Ballet , if the British New Wave act doesn't ring a bell, sang "True," that smash single from 1983. Still don't remember, or are we on the same page? Well, the recently reunited five-piece brought their classic track on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, in…

  19. MTV EMA 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2014 6:52 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , U2 , Alicia Keys , Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias all lit up the stage at Sunday's 2014 MTV European Music Awards , but behind the scenes it was a riotous cacophony of shocking diva tantrums, rock-star hissy fits and preening pop-star indulgence. Well,…

  20. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

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