1. Netflix-Comcast Battle Shows Net Neutrality Has Real Consequences

    August 29, 2014 4:42 PM EDT The case of Netflix vs. Comcast is a lesson on the real-world implications of network neutrality. The term "network neutrality," a principle that all Internet data should be treated equally, has been more of an elusive concept than a well-defined issue in the music industry. It'…

  2. FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Comments

    August 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commision has announced a five-day extension for the second round of public comments on its "Open Internet" proceedings regarding net neutrality. The deadline has been pushed back from Sept. 10 until Sept. 15 "To ensure that members of the public have…

  3. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  4. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: D.J. Freestyles

    May 20, 2014 2:50 AM EDT Following Monday’s Season 18 Finals, shirtless tuxedoed man James Maslow and his partner Peta Murgatroyd have been eliminated, despite earning near-perfect scores on their post-apocalyptic freestyle sponsored by Victoria’s Secret (The Secret Is She’s On Acid) and a tango “tighter than a…

  5. Michelle Obama, Kellie Pickler To Guest Star On 'Nashville'

    April 19, 2014 3:02 PM EDT First Lady Michelle Obama and "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's "Nashville," the network announced on Friday (April 18).  'Nashville' Star Charles Esten Isn't Messing Around: 'If Songs Don't…

  6. Play Ball: Yo La Tengo & The So So Glos Talk New York Mets' 2014 Season

    April 03, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Yo La Tengo guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan and So So Glos guitarist Adam Reich preview New York's perennial baseball underdogs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the…

  7. Diane Warren, David Foster, Sia Among Collaborator’s for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Strictly Ballroom' Musical

    February 28, 2014 4:03 AM EST Director Baz Luhrmann and co-writer Craig Pearce have announced the team of composers contributing songs to their upcoming stage venture, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Famers and multiple Oscar nominees Diane Warren and David Foster have penned tunes for…

  8. 20 Best Love Songs By Real-Life Couples

    February 13, 2014 12:40 PM EST Whether it’s a chart-topping pop pair, an R&B/hip-hop power couple or a country king and queen, it’s the natural inclination for a musically inclined romantic couple to collaborate – or for a platonic pair of singer to find love during heated recording sessions. In honor of Valentine’s…

  9. 'Dancing With the Stars' Hires Ray Chew As New Music Director

    February 10, 2014 5:13 AM EST Veteran musician and orchestrator Ray Chew is joining "Dancing With the Stars" for its 18th season. His addition to the ABC/BBC Worldwide series comes within a week of news that longtime band leader Harold Wheeler had departed the show. Series executive producer Conrad Green gave…

  10. 'Dancing with the Stars' Sacks Longtime Band Leader Harold Wheeler

    February 04, 2014 3:47 AM EST American Federation of Musicians president Ray Hair blasted ABC Monday for firing longtime band leader Harold Wheeler and replacing the live backing band on Dancing with the Stars with preexisting sound recordings and what he referred to as a "small electric band." “People who love…

  11. 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…

  12. Katy Perry Promotional Truck Hit by Drunk Driver

    August 10, 2013 12:58 PM EDT A collision in a Pennsylvania parking lot totaled the cab of the pop star's golden carriage. Promotion for Katy Perry's forthcoming Prism album has centered on a trickle of video clips and several massive 18-wheeler trucks colored in gold and adorned in album release copy, one of…

  13. Van Dyke Parks Takes Artful Approach on First Solo Album in Decades

    July 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT On "Songs Cycled," acclaimed composer enlists artists Art Spiegelman, Klaus Voorman and others The artwork inside the booklet for Van Dyke Parks' first solo album in 20 years is as important as the music itself, the songwriter-composer arranger says. With contributions from…

  14. Wavefront Festival Reveals Lineup With Diplo, Jus†ice and Others

    April 02, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chicago music festival also announces a partnership with Citibank Private Pass Wavefront Music Festival, a three-day electronic music event on Chicago's Montrose Beach July 5-7, will feature diverse headliners like Jus†ice, Diplo, and Nicolas Jaar, Billboard has learned. The music…

  15. Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Killers, The Cure Headlining

    April 01, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service all heading to Grant Park this August. Following weeks of rumors , the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup was officially revealed on Monday (Apr. 1), with a lot of expected names at the top of the bill. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Nine…

  16. Green Day and the Creative Process: Story of Two Films, 'Broadway Idiot' and '¡Cuatro!'

    March 17, 2013 10:15 AM EDT The two films featuring Green Day that premiered at SXSW are rooted in the same concept: Chronicle the creative process. "¡Cuatro!," a 70-minute film that the band and their manager Pat Magnarella had a hand in producing, is electrifying in the way it is shot and edited,…

  17. Music World Helps Newtown Heal Following Massacre

    February 07, 2013 8:08 PM EST Artists from Paul Simon to Jennifer Hudson have helped Newtown recovery after its tragedy When 6-year-old Dylan Hockley was memorialized at a service following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his parents were especially moved by one song. A writer, Dushyanthi Satchi, had…

  18. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2012, Part 2

    December 31, 2012 9:05 AM EST Before we turn to 2013, one more look back at songs and albums you called your favorites of 2012. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  19. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Hospitalized in Italy

    September 04, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been released from an Italian hospital after being admitted over the weekend, NBC reports . Armstrong's illness forced the pop-punk group to cancel a show in Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, and bandmates Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool released a video…

  20. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

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