1. Pulp’s ‘Common People’ Declared Top Of The Britpops

    April 14, 2014 6:38 AM EDT Pulp’s classic 1995 song “Common People” has been voted as the No. 1 anthem of the Britpop era.  The Jarvis Cocker-led group came out on top of the BBC Radio 6 Music poll ahead of songs by the Verve, Oasis, Blur, Suede, the Bluetones and Ash. In its heyday, Pulp was everyone’s second-favorite…

  2. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual “Power 50“ list , nudging out 2013's leader Pasquale…

  3. Avicii, Carlos Santana, Wyclef to Perform World Cup Closing Anthem

    March 28, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Swedish electro DJ Avicii, guitar legend Carlos Santana, Brazilian Latin Grammy winner Alexandre Pires and Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean have joined the World Cup chorus. More World Cup SXSW: Pitbull Joined by Austin Mahone & G.R.L., Debuts World Cup Song 'We Are One'…

  4. Avicii to Launch Pop Up Shop During Ultra Music Festival (Exclusive)

    March 12, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Manager Ash Pournouri talks about his latest branding endeavor, a one-week only Avicii-themed concept store in Miami at the end of March. Fans can get Avicii-branded t-shirts, tote bags, flip flops and condoms When the dance music world descends on Miami each March for the combined…

  5. Avicii To Relaunch Miami Hotel at Ultra Music Festival 2014

    February 10, 2014 1:02 AM EST Wake Avicii up … in his own hotel in Miami. The Grammy-winning EDM hitmaker is launching Avicii Hotel at SLS Hotel South Beach from March 26 to 30, during the Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference 2014. The EDM-meets-luxury hotel collaboration -- in partnership with SLS Hotel South…

  6. Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder Announce 'Soundtrack of Summer' Tour (Exclusive)

    February 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST All three co-headliners have recorded a new version of the Eagles' "Hotel California" (which Felder co-wrote) and will release a compilation album to accompany the tour Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are joining forces to provide The Soundtrack…

  7. Pete Seeger's Friends, Fans Attend Unplanned Memorial Service

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best. More Seeger Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: 'He Brought Humanity Together With His Actions' Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to Go Ahead 'Guantanamera': Pete…

  8. Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

    December 13, 2013 2:45 PM EST T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A. The film, which…

  9. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  10. Bastille's 'Pompeii' Erupts: From the U.K. to Alternative to Top 40

    December 06, 2013 3:55 PM EST During the past 10 months, London quartet Bastille's boisterous debut single, "Pompeii," has grown from compelling alternative track to verified pop hit. Fueled by a 27-24 move on Billboard's Adult Top 40 airplay chart and a 33-29 jump on Mainstream Top 40, the song breaks…

  11. A Perfect Circle's Best-of Collection 'Nice, Nostalgic Walk Down Memory Lane,' Guitarist Says

    December 01, 2013 10:00 AM EST For Billy Howerdel, A Perfect Circle's upcoming best-of collection and live box set has been "a nice, nostalgic walk down memory lane, for sure." The group -- currently inactive while frontman Maynard James Keenan focuses on the next Tool album and guitarist Howerdel makes a…

  12. Leona Lewis: Christmas LP Has Provided 'New Inspiration' For Next Album

    November 14, 2013 3:57 PM EST U.K. singer's last album was only released overseas, but the next one might have a "throwback, soul" vibe. Next month, Leona Lewis will return to U.S. retailer with "Christmas, With Love," her first holiday effort, due out Dec. 3 on Syco/RCA Records. The British…

  13. Erasure Dances With 'Darker Side' of Christmas on 'Snow Globe'

    October 28, 2013 4:40 PM EDT "Everything about Christmas has been written already," Erasure synth master Vince Clarke says. "We thought it would be more interesting to look into the darker side of the season. For a lot of people, Christmas is not a happy time." So says Clarke of Erasure's "…

  14. Ask Billboard: How Does The Hot 100 Work?

    September 29, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Readers check in on how the Hot 100's points system ranks songs, the record run of AWOLNATION's 'Sail' and the many animals running rampant in current hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  15. Avicii: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM EDT With "Wake Me Up!" a million-selling Hot 100 No. 5, he's climbing the rock charts, getting CMT play and delivering EDM's biggest moment yet This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. The night sky flashes white with a Zeus…

  16. Avicii Protégé Audrio, 'Dreaming Wide Awake': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 21, 2013 2:51 PM EDT The newcomer seeks to follow in his mentor’s footsteps with his LE7ELS debut When he’s not creating chart toppers for himself, Avicii is finding new talent to release through his own LE7ELS imprint. One lucky artist taken under the man’s wing is Audrio (born Alexander Adstedt), a fellow…

  17. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refused to bail him out because of an unpaid debt…

  18. Bellamy Brothers Collab With Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter on New Album

    August 08, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Sometimes, a musical project just kind of happens – without a grand scheme or a great deal of planning. That is exactly the case of what happened with veteran country performers The Bellamy Brothers. Their new album, "The Bellamy Brothers & Friends," just kind of fell together…

  19. Richie Havens Tribute Set at Woodstock '69 Site

    August 07, 2013 9:55 AM EDT The ashes of Richie Havens will be scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the anniversary of the final day of the concert he opened with a nearly three-hour performance. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the music venue built on the Woodstock site in New York's…

  20. Tim Wright, Bassist in Avante Garde Bands Pere Ubu and DNA, Dead

    August 06, 2013 7:30 PM EDT Tim Wright, founding bassist of influential Cleveland band Pere Ubu and a transformative force in pioneering no wave band DNA, died this past Sunday from unreleased causes. The Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the news earlier today. Wright joined Pere Ubu in 1975, following the dissolution of…

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