1. SXSW Swag Blamed for Activating Airport Alarms

    March 12, 2014 11:06 PM EDT Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival set off airport security alarms Wednesday, leaving passengers complaining of long delays as they tried to head home. Jason Zielinski, an Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesman, said that a particular type of ink on some item…

  2. Skrillex Surprises With 'Recess' Album Release

    March 11, 2014 6:06 AM EDT Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been…

  3. Chart Highlights: One Direction, Katy Perry, U2 Score New No. 1s

    March 10, 2014 4:15 PM EDT D dominates an airplay chart for the first time, Perry's 'Dark Horse' rules Rhythmic Songs and U2 nets a record-setting No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  4. Morning Fix: Spotify Obtains $200M Credit Facility; Ben Horowitz Talks Music Tech, Bitcoin, 'Yeezus'; Lady Gaga to Present SXSW Keynote; Chipotle Sues Frank Ocean

    March 10, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SXSWI: VENTURE CAPITALIST BEN HOROWITZ ON 'NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT' MUSIC TECH INVESTMENTS, BITCOING POTENTIAL, 'YEEZUS' (Q&A) Fresh off a chat with Nas (yes, Nas) given to the Austin Convention Center's largest room,…

  5. No U2 Album, Tour Until 2015 (Exclusive)

    March 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST Fresh off the Oscars, the band quietly delays its fall tour and album, while inviting Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth into the studio The media blitz U2 has enjoyed during the first two months of 2014 has been virtually unrivaled - unless you're maybe Pharrell Williams and his…

  6. 'This Is Spin̈al Tap' at 30: Top 11 Rock Clichés Skewered By The Movie

    March 01, 2014 1:00 PM EST To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved rock mockumentary "This Is Spin̈al Tap," we're taking a 'Stonehenge'-sized look at the top music clichés skewered by the film. And yes, this list goes to 11. "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever…

  7. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  8. Eric Clapton Postpones Thailand Concert Due to Political Unrest

    February 26, 2014 4:22 PM EST Eric Clapton has canceled his concert in Bangkok, as political violence in the Thai capital continues to worsen. "Due to recent events, Eric Clapton’s management has decided to postpone his Bangkok concert this Sunday," said local concert organizer BEC-Tero Entertainment, which was…

  9. Aloe Blacc Is 'Ecstatic' About The Success Of 'The Man'

    February 24, 2014 2:20 PM EST "It feels like a whole new existence," says the singer-songwriter about the rollout of his upcoming third album. On last week's Hot 100 chart, Aloe Blacc's single "The Man" reached a new peak at No. 16, after blasting into the Top 20 last month when the chest…

  10. Eric Church's Superstar Moment: 'The Outsiders' Signals Radio, Touring Breakthroughs

    February 21, 2014 1:19 PM EST "I felt it was the right time for us to go to some places creatively that we hadn't been," Church says of the new No. 1 LP. Eric Church's "The Outsiders" proved to be the ultimate insider this week as it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a resounding…

  11. Beck's 'Morning Phase': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 14, 2014 12:25 PM EST Beck explains his first album in five years: "I'm not controlling where [the car] is going... just making sure it doesn't crash." Turns out Beck can make heartbreaking music , even when he actually is doing fine. Dressed in all black except for the tiny white polka…

  12. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Political Americana Brings Genre Back to Its Roots

    February 12, 2014 12:30 PM EST Led by a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican ex-punk rocker, Hurray for the Riff Raff is bringing folk back home Just a few years ago, Alynda Lee Segarra, the engaging frontwoman for New Orleans folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff, was hitching freight trains, playing washboard in a French Quarter…

  13. Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

    February 12, 2014 10:35 AM EST In honor of Valentine's Day, we've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and…

  14. 'Japanese Beethoven' Admits to Using Ghost Composer, May Not Be Deaf

    February 06, 2014 10:26 PM EST Mamoru Samuragochi‬ had previously claimed to be the sole author of scores for various beloved titles, such as "Biohazard" The ghostwriter for the musician lauded as Japan's Beethoven said Thursday he became fed up and ended their 18-year collaboration last year after he…

  15. CODE Picks of the Week: Banks, Henry Fong, Sam Smith, And More

    January 31, 2014 4:35 PM EST Banks, “Brain” [Harvest] With production courtesy of Shlomo, “Brain” becomes yet another intoxicating perfume from the singer we still can’t get enough of. Henry Fong, “Stand Up” [OWSLA] Buzzy newcomer drops a bomb on Skrillex's OWSLA. It's got festival-sized taste with none of…

  16. Blake Shelton To Perform At Veterans Benefit Concert

    January 30, 2014 3:28 AM EST PepsiCo Inc. is making a $1 million donation and streaming a live concert Friday to benefit injured military veterans and their families. The company said it would stream a show featuring comic Jon Stewart and country star Blake Shelton online at 9:45 p.m. EST. The show will take place at…

  17. Seether's Rise Above Fest Returns in May With Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold

    January 28, 2014 10:39 AM EST After taking a year off due to "circumstances that were beyond our control," Seether's Rise Above Fest combating mental illness and suicide is returning this year, with a new location and grander ambitions. The festival will take place May 10, moving form New Hampshire to…

  18. GRAMMYs' 10 Most Shocking Moments

    January 25, 2014 3:05 PM EST They crashed the stage to ramble about children and do interpretive dances. They challenged the laws of decency, traveled in giant eggs, and got busted for faking the funk. From a famous fight and a ballsy boycott to one untimely passing, these are the 10 weirdest, wildest and most…

  19. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  20. Sundance 2014: Watch 2 Chainz Perform 'Spend It' & Talk 2 Good 2 Be T.R.U. Tour

    January 19, 2014 7:50 PM EST "I don't know how to snowboard,” 2 Chainz joked last night (Jan. 18) on stage headlining the evening’s edition of the concert series at Park City Live during Sundance 2014. “[I] don't know how to ski. I'm just talking s**t. I was raised in the trap." Bringing on as…

Pages