1. Billboard Cover: Jack White on Not Being a 'Sound-Bite Artist,' Living in the Wrong Era and Why Vinyl Records Are 'Hypnotic'

    March 06, 2015 9:00 AM EST An 18-year-old  Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice. THIS COVER STORY FIRST…

  2. Exclusive: Ron Fair Named Executive Music Director of Genius Brands

    February 17, 2015 12:00 PM EST Veteran music executive Ron Fair has been tapped to be the executive music director of Genius Brands International, Inc. (GBI), a global content and brand management company focused on the children's market, according to an announcement made today by GBI CEO Andy Heyward . Fair will…

  3. Review: PJ Harvey's Live London Recording Session Offers Tantalizing Glimpse Into Off-Limits World

    February 10, 2015 6:43 PM EST As anyone who has ever spent time in a recording studio with an artist will tell you, the vast majority of the time, very little happens. Hours can fly by as a team of engineers painstakingly toy with different drum and microphone configurations. What feels like several days can pass as a…

  4. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album Nominees

    December 30, 2014 6:26 PM EST BEST RAP SONG NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj Songwriters: Ernest Clark, Jamal Jones, Onika Maraj, Marcos Palacios, J. Solone-Myvett Publishers: Harajuku Barbie Music, Money Mack Music, Songs of Universal Inc., My Diet Starts Tomorrow Inc., U Can't Teach Bein&…

  5. ZHU Delivers Audiovisual Odyssey in North American Debut

    November 05, 2014 5:29 PM EST Faceless artist plays HARD Day of the Dead. Towering palm trees frame gray and lavender tones while purple lights dance in stuttered steps below. "This is the Nightday," says Jake Udell, ZHU 's manager. "Look at the sky." The setting couldn't have been better…

  6. Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Lars Ulrich and Top Execs on the $1.3 Billion Up for Grabs

    September 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Six visionaries talk about what's working, what's not, why a Coke Zero concert in Antarctica makes sense and how the industry can catch up to sports' $12 billion gold mine. The day after he joins Billboard in New York for a discussion on music and branding, Lars Ulrich will…

  7. 40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players

    September 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT They’re young, they’re innovative, they’re disruptive. From monetizing bite-sized streams to selling out massive stadiums, these are the progressive leaders reshaping the music industry. The honorees on Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 Power Players list were chosen by Billboard editors from…

  8. 15 Sonar 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Röyksopp & Robyn, Jon Hopkins, James Murphy & More

    June 14, 2014 5:42 PM EDT Sonar’s second day on June 13 boasted a staggering array of talent at both its By Day and By Night editions, including Röyksopp & Robyn’s electro-pop tour de force, a career performance by Jon Hopkins and stellar showings from German supergroup Moderat and French artist Gesaffelstein. The…

  9. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 27, 2014 1:16 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Adams, the Mayor of Asheville and others,…

  10. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 1:04 PM EDT DJ illness, thunderstorms and crowd control issues dog America's most international music festival, as Miami's mayor resumes his campaign to kick the event out of his city. With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway,…

  11. Chris Brown Remover: Banish Breezy With 'Chris Brownout' App

    September 19, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Are you over hearing about Chris Brown ? Well, Toronto-based music blog, AUX Labs , created an application just for you. The "Chris Brownout" Google Chrome browser plugin -- which I downloaded for research purposes, of course -- removes text and images of the singer. News stories,…

  12. Listen To Wiz Khalifa's New 'Taylor Allderdice' Mixtape

    March 14, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Newly engaged Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa released a blissed-out new mixtape, "Taylor Allerdice," on Wednesday morning (Mar. 14). The 17-track release is more in line with his laid-back 2011 debut, "Rolling Papers," than his previous mixtape, the intense "Cabin…

  13. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

  14. Ice-T To Bring Rap Performance to Sundance

    January 13, 2012 5:00 PM EST Ice-T , Chuck D and Grandmaster Caz are scheduled to perform at the Sundance Institute's annual Celebration of Music in Film on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Their performances are to celebrate Ice-T's documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap," co-directed by Andy…

  15. TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX

    December 06, 2011 11:48 AM EST TESTING GALLERY SKRILLEX TEST TEST 22222 The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all,…

  16. 10 Scariest Musicians Ever: Poll Results

    October 25, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Just as the calendar rolled into October, we got into the spooky spirit of Halloween by asking Billboard.com readers which musician scares the living daylights out of them. You weren't afraid to vote in huge numbers, and now, just in time for the scariest time of year, we reveal the 10…

  17. Hello Fashion Week! 'God Save My Shoes' Premiere, Kelly Rowland & Patrick McMullan

    September 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Although fashion week officially starts today, things began heating up Wednesday (Sept. 7) in Manhattan. Mackage exhibited their spring 2012 collection, displaying a bad-girl chic for that uptown girl who has a dark side and secretly dates a downtown rebel. Gorgeous and all-around kickass…

  18. State of Independence: 15 Artists Impacting the Indie Scene

    July 01, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Every indie artist, band and label is independent in its own way. The strategies for success are as varied as the styles of music, the executives and the attitudes -- these are the very states of independence. Labels and artists from Texas to Denver to Missouri to Los Angeles; genres from…

  19. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, Friday ticket holders would be admitted…

  20. The Billboard Q&A: Ryan Adams

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and the pure volume of his recorded output. But on "Cardinology," released Oct. 28 via Lost Highway, his songs are the real story, not Ryan Adams' music is often overshadowed by his eccentric behavior and…

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