1. Emerging Picks of the Week: Nathaniel, Kehlani & Angel Olson

    November 07, 2014 5:16 PM EST Heading into the weekend, Billboard offers another triple-play of tracks to check out that all debuted on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart for the week ending Nov. 2. Be sure to give them a listen, and check back next week for a new set of selections. "Live Louder,"…

  2. Exclusive Essay: Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos Pays Tribute to Home-Video Pioneer Ron Eisenberg

    November 07, 2014 4:29 PM EST Home video pioneer Ron Eisenberg , the founder and former president of ETD (East Texas Distributing), died at his Houston home on Oct. 31. He was 73.  Ron was a "keep it simple" kind of executive. If it seemed like a good idea, it was probably worth trying. If it didn't work,…

  3. The Doors' John Densmore Calls 'Feast of Friends' Documentary 'A Real Deal & Then Some'

    November 07, 2014 3:52 PM EST John Densmore acknowledges that over the years, the Doors have "cherry-picked" Feast of Friends , the unfinished documentary the group commissioned in 1968, "for lots of different film projects." But on Nov. 11, the much-bootlegged film comes out as it was intended, with…

  4. Tove Lo Feels Up a Fan’s Nipple Piercings and More Insider Scoop

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  5. Shawn Mendes Has ‘Something Big’ In Store with New Single: Listen

    November 07, 2014 10:45 AM EST Teen star and former Vine phenom Shawn Mendes is readying his debut album after scoring a Top 40 hit with “Life of the Party” earlier this year. Unlike that contemplative track, “Something Big” aims at bringing the self-made 16-year-old to the dance floor, evoking the guitar-inflected…

  6. Tomorrow's Hits: Shakey Graves, Leihoku & Old Dominion

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Shakey Graves Folk-rocker Shakey Graves (real name: Alejandro Rose-Garcia) bubbles under Adult Alternative Songs with "Dearly Departed,"…

  7. Billboard Cover: Nicki Minaj on Her Sex Life, Love for Larry David and Girl Crush on Beyonce

    November 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj appears to be in full relaxation mode: The Los Angeles-based rapper, 31, sits cross-legged on a leather sofa inside the closet-sized green room at Hollywood's Siren Studios, having just wrapped a photo shoot that stretched past 3:30 a.m. She's wearing lavender…

  8. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  9. Fugees' Pras Michel on Hitting Up Eurythmics, Tears for Fears & Seal for Film Music

    November 06, 2014 6:32 PM EST His political documentary 'Sweet Mickey for President' is due next year. At Thursday's (Nov. 6) Music for Documentaries panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference , it took no less a figure than a Fugee to illustrate the difficulty of…

  10. Stevie Wonder Reveals Two New Projects on the Way

    November 06, 2014 4:38 PM EST One is a set of orchestral remakes of his songs with David Foster. Even as he readies his anxiously awaited Songs in the Key of Life Performance tour, Stevie Wonder has two new recording projects in motion. Wonder tells Billboard that he's "about eight songs" into When the…

  11. Layoffs Hit Capitol Music Group

    November 06, 2014 2:29 PM EST A round of layoffs has hit Capitol Music Group, Billboard has confirmed. A source with knowledge of the situation tells Billboard that a dozen staffers were let go today (Nov. 6) as part of a restructuring at Capitol Music Group. Those twelve include J.R. Rich , Gihan Salem , Heidi Anne…

  12. One Direction Sounds ‘Ready To Run’ on New ‘Four’ Track: Listen

    November 06, 2014 11:58 AM EST Fans of One Direction ’s life-affirming folk-pop side will surely lap up “Ready To Run,” the second release from the boy band’s forthcoming Four album and a song that recalls one of their biggest hits to date, “Story of my Life.” From the finger-picking opening to lines like “There…

  13. Whitney Houston Told Destiny's Child to Stay Together

    November 06, 2014 11:46 AM EST In an interview with HuffPost Live, Michelle Williams said that Whitney Houston told Destiny's Child  to stay together back in the day. Watch Williams talk about it in the video below, starting around the 12-minute mark. Destiny's Child ran into Houston in a hotel in Los Angeles…

  14. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  15. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference Keynote Q&A: Watch Highlights

    November 05, 2014 11:45 PM EST 'Darkness has been my energy,' Reznor says of his film collaborations with David Fincher. "There is no smiling in my head," joked notoriously dark musician Trent Reznor at Wednesday's keynote panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music…

  16. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

  17. Jencarlos Canela Launches First U.S. Tour in February

    November 05, 2014 7:21 PM EST The crooner launches his first show at San Francisco's Fillmore Theater Singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela will launch his U.S. tour in February starting in San Francisco. The Cuban-American crooner, known for his pop and romantic songs such as "I Love It," "Irreparable…

  18. The Challenges of Finding Syncs for Kanye West at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    November 05, 2014 7:12 PM EST ''Yeezus' was a very daring and amazing album that was completely anti-commercial,' says Amy Hartman, Island/Def Jam VP of film and TV sync. A number of interesting topics were raised at a panel on "Defending the Value of a Song" at Wednesday's (Nov. 5)…

  19. Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in Robbery Case

    November 05, 2014 7:00 PM EST Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused the Death Row Records founder of stealing her camera. Knight, 49, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and had his bail set at $500,000. He was arrested in Las…

  20. Moodswing Management & Crush Music Announce Joint Venture

    November 05, 2014 6:46 PM EST The deal aims to build the next generation of electronic music artists, will focus on producers from Newark & NYC areas. Moodswing Management and Crush Music, two New York City management and booking companies, have joined forces to build the next generation of electronic music artists.…

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