1. The Temper Trap Recording Demos in Paradise, Making Progress on Third Album

    June 05, 2013 2:15 AM EDT The Temper Trap’s third album is coming along swimmingly, if their recording studio’s promotional video is anything to go by. The members of the alternative rock band give an update on the sessions for their new album by means of a promo for the La Casa studio in Byron Bay, an east-coast…

  2. Australian EDM Star Flume Coming To U.S., Europe

    June 04, 2013 12:56 AM EDT Buzz-worthy Australian electronic music producer Flume is returning for another crack at the U.S., and he’s got Europe in his sights. The 21-year-old artist (real name Harley Streten) has revealed a 15-date tour of North American clubs, theaters and festivals, starting Aug. 24 at the…

  3. Frank Ocean Announces International Tour

    May 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT Frank Ocean has announced the dates for his International tour, "California Live." The summer tour cruises through 14 cities across Europe and Canada. Frank Ocean will also co-headline Drake’s 4th annual OVO Fest the day after his tour ends. The singer-songwriter is currently…

  4. Bubbling Under: Passenger's Worldwide Ride Continues

    May 17, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Passenger, A Great Big World, Dakota Bradley and Chrystian PASSENGER "All the Little Lights" (Black Crow/Nettwerk),…

  5. Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest Sells Out in Record Time

    May 02, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day passes soon after the onsale at 9am this…

  6. Empire of the Sun Unleash Sci-Fi Clip for ‘Alive’: Video

    April 30, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Empire of the Sun has released the video for “Alive,” a three-and-a-half-minute clip which finds the Australian electro-pop act in an all-out fantasy-mode. In “Alive,” the pair of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore embark on a sci-fi romp through various stunning locations, from dramatic…

  7. Andrew Stockdale Kills Off Wolfmother Name, New Solo Album Out Soon: Exclusive

    April 25, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Wolfmother is to be put-down. The Australian rock band’s frontman Andrew Stockdale has decided to kill off the Wolfmother moniker and go forward in his music career using the name he was born with. The Australian rocker is now prepping the June release of a self-produced album “Keep Moving,…

  8. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  9. George Strait Honored At Country Radio Hall of Fame Gala

    February 27, 2013 3:21 AM EST It was a night of celebration Tuesday (Feb. 26) at the Nashville Convention Center as the 2013 Country Radio Seminar kicked off with the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony. Five broadcasters were inducted into the Hall, and one country music icon was celebrated for his legendary…

  10. Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom': Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2013 4:58 PM EST Tim McGraw will release his first record on Big Machine, "Two Lanes of Freedom," on Feb. 5. Produced by McGraw and longtime studio partner Byron Gallimore, the album is loaded with the hallmarks of the pair's past successes while venturing into new sonic territory. McGraw is…

  11. Bubbling Under: Churchill's 'Change' Is On The Air

    January 11, 2013 5:30 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Churchill, Caro Emerald, Austin Webb and Jarvis. Churchill After reaching No. 8 on the adult alternative Triple A airplay chart…

  12. Tim McGraw: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST New year, new label, new album -- McGraw charges back with "Two Lanes of Freedom." Seated inconspicuously in a corner booth at Nashville's Sportsman's Grill less than a week before Christmas, Tim McGraw seems to have found a little peace on earth. Professionally, at least …

  13. Shuggie Otis Returns: First New Music in 39 Years

    January 04, 2013 11:45 AM EST Reclusive Soul Singer Releasing Double CD on April 16, Will Tour in March and April Beloved soul shut-in Shuggie Otis is releasing his first new music since his innovative 1974 album "Inspiration Information." Produced by Otis himself, the double set "Inspiration Information…

  14. Faith Hill Returns with 'American Heart' Video: Watch

    November 08, 2012 9:23 PM EST Free desktop streaming application by Ustream The return of Faith Hill is now official as the five-time Grammy Award winner premiered her first official music video in nearly five years on Thursday night. She debuted "American Heart" in a fan-first web simulcast to take place at…

  15. Tim McGraw Returns with 'Two Lanes of Freedom' Album

    October 30, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Tim McGraw will return with a new album a little over a year after the January release of "Emotional Traffic." "Two Lanes of Freedom" is slated for release on Feb. 5, 2013, and marks the country superstar's debut on Big Machine Records, after spending much of his…

  16. 615 Spotlight: Jaida Dreyer's 'Confessions'

    October 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Ontario native Jaida Dreyer knows how fortunate she is. The artist, currently promoting her single, "Confessions," was handpicked by highly esteemed producer Byron Gallimore to be the flagship artist for his new Streamsound label. "I've kind of gotten used to it," she…

  17. 615 Artist Spotlight: DeeAnn Dominy

    August 22, 2012 5:55 PM EDT There's an old saying that in Texas, they do things in a big way. DeeAnn Dominy is a first-rate example of this fact, as the Lone Star state native has received her share of critical acclaim in 2012, thanks to her debut EP, "Based On A True Story." She tells Billboard that the…

  18. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

  19. Splendour 2012: Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Rock Down Under

    July 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Newcomers Azealia Banks & Lana Del Rey Hit Rough Spots During Three-Day Festival The Smashing Pumpkins , Jack White and Bloc Party delivered in a big way during their headline slots at Australia's Splendour in the Grass, which returned this year to its "spiritual home" in…

  20. Chart Highlights: Pop Radio Is Having Some fun. With 'We Are Young'

    March 05, 2012 4:25 PM EST Debuts this week include Lionel Richie and Shania Twain's remake of "Endless Love" and new tracks from John Mayer, Slash and Carrie Underwood Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

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