1. Ohio State Fires Leader of Viral Marching Band

    July 24, 2014 10:33 PM EDT Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. Jonathan Waters had led the…

  2. Top 10 Songs From World Cup Spots (Watch)

    June 19, 2014 5:59 AM EDT World Cup ads put music’s reputation as the “universal language” to the test in a crowded field where the choice of the song can mean a win or lose for any brand.  This year’s World Cup sponsorship is up 40% from 2010, according to a study by McKinsey, with FIFA set take in $1.4 billion from…

  3. Jimmy Iovine's 'Secret iPod': How 'Jungle' Became the New Beats Song

    June 05, 2014 5:25 PM EDT While Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and a dizzying array of the globe's biggest soccer stars are featured in the new Beats promotional film short entitled “The Game Before the Game” released today, the real star of the clip, as is the case with most Beats promotional spots, is the song. The…

  4. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  5. The Juice Podcast 5/9/14: SZA & MoRuf Talk TDE, New Albums, Usher & 2 Chainz

    May 09, 2014 2:20 PM EDT On the second episode of The Juice Podcast we get to know SZA a little better. Top Dawg Entertainment's songstress touches on a range of topics, such as her experience of recording and performing with Coldplay, pranks and studio sessions amongst Top Dawg Entertainment artists, including…

  6. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  7. David Bisbal Gets Kissed By A Dog, Talks New Single at Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch

    April 25, 2014 6:54 PM EDT Just before his backstage interview at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Spanish singer David Bisbal received a loving smooch -- from a dog. BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS 2014: FULL COVERAGE Winners List   |  Red Carpet Photos  | Show Photos "It was with a lot of passion, and of course,…

  8. Marc Anthony Latin Conf. Q&A: On Salsa, Stage Fright & Motown (Video)

    April 24, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Marc Anthony was halfway through a Q&A session during Wednesday’s session of the 25th Billboard Latin Music Conference (April 23) when a fire alarm alerted hundreds of music executives, aspiring musicians, and photographers gathered inside a 19th floor ballroom of the JW Marquis Marriot…

  9. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Beggar's Moon': Exclusive Song Premiere

    April 16, 2014 11:15 AM EDT After taking a year off for its frontman and keyboardist to fly with the Black Crowes, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is back in action and particularly excited about its upcoming third studio album, "Phosphorescent Harvest," according to its namesake. "We took a year off and…

  10. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  11. Ellie Goulding Burns Bright at NYC Theater Show: Live Review

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT The U.K. singer is gaining momentum, and with a stage show like this, there's plenty of reason to root for her to reach true stardom. Ellie Goulding is having her "moment," and she's been having it for quite some time now. In the nearly three years after "Lights…

  12. Lea Michele Q&A: Talks 'Difficult' Cory Song, Finding Her Voice and Life After 'Glee'

    March 03, 2014 4:30 PM EST This week, "Glee" star Lea Michele releases her debut album " Louder," an 11-song set of club-ready dance anthems and soaring ballads that showcase the 27-year-old actor's voice in a whole new light. The album delves into a slew of different ways of thinking about…

  13. Kings of Leon Bring the Kids for Super 8 'Temple' Music Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST It's a production of NachoVision, the new all-access KoL video initiative from Christopher "Nacho" Followill, cousin of the band's Followill brothers Kings of Leon break out the family on their latest music video, a Nashville-centric adaptation of "Temple," the…

  14. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last album of new songs, Billy Joel, who marks…

  15. Primavera Sound Festival 2014 Lineup Announced: Nine Inch Nails, Slowdive + More

    January 28, 2014 3:16 PM EST Barcelona’s waterfront will get loud this May. Nine Inch Nails, Disclosure, and Laurent Garnier join already confirmed headliners Arcade Fire for the 14th annual Primavera Sound Festival May 29-31 at Barcelona’s waterfront Parc del Fòrum. Unveiling it’s the lineup through a short film,…

  16. One Direction Talk 'Midnight Memories,' Fans, & the Future: The Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    November 22, 2013 8:31 AM EST This is an exclusive One Direction Q&A, parts of which appear in the new Billboard. For the complete cover story, buy this week's issue . "Midnight Memories," One Direction's third album (out November 25) is perhaps the most representative work of the band&…

  17. John Legend Woos Chicago Fans on 'Made To Love' Tour Stop

    November 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST 
The Windy City witnessed a quiet storm of a musical sort, as R&B crooner John Legend’s "Made to Love" tour blew through town on Sunday (Nov. 10). As with every stop on the 27-city jaunt, the adoring fans that packed the Chicago Theater were treated to an intimate, hopelessly…

  18. Voodoo Experience 2013: 10 Best Moments From Pearl Jam, Macklemore and Others

    November 04, 2013 2:16 PM EST Perfect fall weather and big sets from headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and the Cure enthralled throngs of concertgoers during the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience's three days of music this weekend (Nov. 1-3) at New Orleans' City Park. PHOTOS: VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2013…

  19. Diana Fuentes, 'Será Sol': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 29, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Diana Fuentes gambols through the video for "Será Sol," which she describes as a song "about that sensation of change, of moving on, of starting something new." As you might guess by the Cuban singer’s blissful expression, that feeling is personal. Fuentes, 28, signed…

  20. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

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