1. CODE Picks of the Week: Adventure Club, Quadron & Ryan Hemsworth, TJR & Crookers, and More

    October 11, 2013 3:42 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Adventure Club: “Thunderclap” [BMG] On the final track of their new “Calling All Heroes” EP, dupstep duo Adventure Club go into…

  2. Lady Gaga Reveals Second 'ARTPOP' Single, 'Venus'

    October 10, 2013 7:57 PM EDT Presenting your new Lady Gaga single: "Venus." Lady Gaga took to Twitter Thursday evening (Oct. 10), promising her fans that once they were able to correctly guess her next single by getting it trending on Twitter, she would reveal the successor to "Applause."   Ready to…

  3. Justin Bieber Releases Moody 'Heartbreaker' Single: Listen

    October 07, 2013 10:29 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "Music Mondays" release series has kicked off on Monday (Oct. 7) with "Heartbreaker," a contemplative track that the pop superstar has teased since early June . "Don't tell me I'm a heartbreaker/'Cuz girl, my heart's breaking…

  4. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye makeup, the band's suits festooned with…

  5. Madonna Performs Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars,' Mingles With Sean Penn at #secretprojectrevolution Film Launch

    September 25, 2013 10:03 AM EDT In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, Madonna was asked which song of the last 20 years she wished she'd written. Her answer: Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars," an aching ballad the late artist contributed to the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack. On…

  6. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Album Preview: 10 Things You Need To Know

    September 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT All the song titles, collaborators and lyrical tidbits we can share following a New York listening session of the new album. Hours after Katy Perry released her "Roar" music video to the world at large, the pop superstar unveiled the majority of her hotly anticipated third…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Yolanda Be Cool, Steve Angello, Fenech-Soler and More

    August 16, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. Yolanda Be Cool: "Sweat Naked" (Etienne de Crécy remix) [Dim Mak] After creating one of the biggest crossover hits in the…

  8. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  9. The Civil Wars Track-By-Track Review: Joy Williams Breaks Down New Album

    August 05, 2013 12:25 PM EDT After winning two Grammys for their self-released debut "Barton Hollow," the Civil Wars recorded a follow-up… and, while on tour in Europe, went their separate ways. Singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White brought in more instruments, added deeper textures and, in…

  10. Mysto & Pizzi: A Billboard Q&A with the Production Duo Making Waves on YouTube

    July 24, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The upstart DJ/producer duo share the secrets to their growing success. Native New Yorkers Mysto & Pizzi are making a name for themselves by sharing their studio secrets and making some key remixes for stars like Justin Timberlake, Tiësto and Kanye West. The prolific pair has produced…

  11. Justin Timberlake Releases 'Take Back The Night' Single: Listen

    July 12, 2013 12:26 PM EDT Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience" due out on September 30. Justin Timberlake has unveiled the lead single to Part 2 of "The 20/20 Experience," as the full audio of "Take Back The Night" was posted to YouTube on Friday (July 12) at noon ET. As previewed in a…

  12. Reggae Artist Smiley Culture Stabbed Self in Chest: U.K. Inquest

    July 03, 2013 12:07 AM EDT A British inquest has found that reggae star Smiley Culture died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest during a 2011 police raid. The suicide verdict from an inquest jury Tuesday matched an account from police, who had said the London-born musician stabbed himself with a kitchen…

  13. M.I.A. Releases First 'Matangi' Single, 'Bring The Noize': Listen

    June 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The rapper talks label frustration. M.I.A. returns with the first single off her album, "Matangi" (N.E.E.T./Interscope), titled "Bring The Noize." Besides debuting the Switch and Surkin-produced cut, off her upcoming fourth studio album due in the fall, M.I.A. talked to…

  14. Lil Wayne Dances On American Flag in 'God Bless Amerika' Video

    June 17, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Even before the premiere of the music video for new single "God Bless Amerika," Lil Wayne has already sparked controversy after behind-the-scenes footage from song's video leaked earlier today (June 17). Shot in his hometown of New Orleans, the footage features Weezy singing…

  15. CODER Picks of the Week: Session Victim, MGUN and More

    June 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Session Victim: “Yes I Know” (Delusions of Grandeur) Such is the appetite for deep house that the release of a straightforward EP…

  16. Dear Daddy Playlist: 25 Songs for Father's Day

    June 13, 2013 3:35 PM EDT With Father's Day just around the corner (June 16), now is the time to think of the man that stood tall in your life from day one. Of course, not all us us are so lucky to have had ones. So from Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder showing love to their new born daughters to Tupac Shakur giving…

  17. U.K. Inquiry Opens Into Stabbing Death of Reggae Artist Smiley Culture

    June 12, 2013 11:46 PM EDT A British coroner on Wednesday opened an inquest into the 2011 death of reggae star Smiley Culture, who was stabbed in the heart during a police raid on his home. Police say the London-born musician stabbed himself with a kitchen knife as four officers searched his house in March 2011 in…

  18. Sun Shines For Julie Roberts, New Album Due October

    June 11, 2013 6:33 AM EDT Sun Records, the storied Memphis label that has been solely in the licensing business for more than four decades, will return to releasing new music with a new album from former Mercury Records artist Julie Roberts. Her album, “Good Wine and Bad Decisions,” will be released Oct. 29; Red…

  19. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  20. Stone Temple Pilots Hire Linkin Park's Chester Bennington As New Vocalist

    May 20, 2013 1:55 PM EDT "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time," says STP guitarist Dean DeLeo. With Scott Weiland newly ousted from Stone Temple Pilots, the long-running alternative rock outfit has brought in Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as its new vocalist.…

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