1. Aphex Twin, Erasure Return to Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 2:10 PM EDT After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro . The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week…

  2. Stephen Colbert Mocks David Geffen's Fake Garage Doors in Malibu

    October 03, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Stephen Colbert is calling David Geffen out.  On Thursday's Colbert Report , the talk show host aired footage from an NBC News story about Geffen having constructed four fake garage doors in front of his beachside Malibu home. No cars are actually housed behind the sealed-off "…

  3. Billboard Cover: Charli XCX on the Pop-Music ‘Machine,’ Girl Power and Her ‘Raw’ New Album

    October 03, 2014 9:00 AM EDT "Have you seen when they put the man in the box?" Charli XCX , 22, is poolside at West Hollywood's Standard Hotel, taking a drag from a Marlboro Light. The fast-rising British pop star and seasoned songwriter is in town on this Friday, Aug. 22, ahead of Sunday's…

  4. Avicii on His Health Struggles: 'I Needed to Take a Break' (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Listen to new single 'The Days' below. If everything had gone as planned, on Sept. 29, Tim Bergling, otherwise known as 25-year-old EDM superstar Avicii , would have been making his way from a headlining gig at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta to another at Storm Festival in Shanghai.…

  5. Little Big Town's Little Secret: Natalie Hemby & Barry Dean on Writing Country Hits

    October 02, 2014 9:20 PM EDT Creative Nation songwriters have worked with Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire & many more superstars. In a recent interview, legendary singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin praised the work of Natalie Hemby , who has scored with hits such as "Downtown" ( Lady Antebellum )…

  6. Aretha Franklin Dishes on Covering 'Rolling in the Deep': 'It's What Contemporary Music Needs More Of'

    October 02, 2014 1:50 PM EDT On Wednesday night, Aretha Franklin and longtime collaborator and mogul Clive Davis sat down with veteran music journalist Anthony DeCurtis at New York City's 92Y for a lengthy discussion and preview of her upcoming covers album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (due out…

  7. SiriusXM Will Appeal Last Week's Major Copyright Ruling

    October 02, 2014 10:43 AM EDT SiriusXM has confirmed it will appeal the decision from a U.S. District Court judge in California that determined the service must pay royalties for airing music by "Happy Together" group The Turtles made prior to 1972, when federal copyright law was expanded to include master…

  8. Steve Aoki Throws Tantrum (Not Cake) Over EDM Parody Site Wunderground

    October 01, 2014 12:47 PM EDT On Sept. 30, an unusual post appeared on EDM parody site  Wunderground , coincidentally the same day Steve Aoki's new album  Neon Future was released. "Please note," read the disclaimer, "all of the written articles on Wunderground are satirical and fictitious, as all…

  9. Harry Belafonte, Oprah Winfrey Honored by Harvard

    September 30, 2014 8:01 PM EDT Oprah Winfrey and songwriter Harry Belafonte are among those honored at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture. Harry Belafonte Receives Honarary Doctorate From Berklee Winfrey also accepted a posthumous award at Tuesday's ceremony for poet Maya Angelou …

  10. David Guetta Announces November Album Release, New Song Next Week

    September 30, 2014 6:30 PM EDT David Guetta's long-in-the-works follow-up to 2011’s Nothing but the Beat now has a release date. The French DJ revealed during a Twitter Q&A with SiriusXM Hits 1 that the new album is due out on Nov. 24. Guetta also revealed that he has a new song out on Monday (Oct. 6). It’s all…

  11. Aretha Franklin Covers 'Rolling in the Deep' on 'Letterman'

    September 30, 2014 3:27 PM EDT If you've already heard Aretha Franklin ' s cover of  Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep," then you know why you need to watch the below performance of the legend singing it live on Monday night's  Late Show with David Letterman. For the rest of you: Prepare to fall…

  12. AC Slater on Creating a Scene 'Between Crazy EDM Festivals & Purist House Music'

    September 30, 2014 10:40 AM EDT The L.A. producer's Night Bass Tour is for those bored of EDM shows that put lasers and mic-happy DJs ahead of the music. In January, Los Angeles DJ AC Slater (real name: Aaron Clevenger) launched a monthly electronic music party called Night Bass inspired by UK garage. It became so…

  13. TomorrowWorld 2014 Day 3 Highlights: David Guetta, Kaskade, Richie Hawtin & More

    September 30, 2014 4:24 AM EDT Despite a bit of evening rain, TomorrowWorld finished strong on Sunday (Sept. 28). From marquee main stage acts like Kaskade , David Guetta and Martin Garrix to the assorted techno talent on Richie Hawtin’s Minus Stage, there was no shortage of options for the festival faithful in Georgia.…

  14. UN's World Intellectual Property Organization Meets With Artistic Creators for First Time

    September 29, 2014 8:28 PM EDT For the first time, the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invited artistic creators to speak at their 54th General Assembly last week.  Musicians, film directors, screenwriters and visual artists from around the world with the the International…

  15. Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

    September 29, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve Lamar for holding himself out to be a co…

  16. 5 Questions with Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello's World-Class Sideman

    September 29, 2014 2:02 AM EDT There’s a case to be made for Steve Nieve as rock 'n' roll’s greatest keyboardist, at least as an accompanist. Ebony and ivory have lived together not just in perfect harmony but frenzied excitement as Nieve has been the dominant instrumental force in Elvis Costello’ s Attractions…

  17. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia,…

  18. Wynton Marsalis To Christen St. Louis Jazz Center

    September 27, 2014 6:13 PM EDT ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will help christen a new St. Louis jazz center that organizers hope will serve as a venue worthy of the genre's top acts while inspiring the next generation of jazz greats from an area that has produced Miles Davis, Clark Terry and David…

  19. Want to Hear The Who Imitate Daft Punk?

    September 26, 2014 10:50 AM EDT Want to hear the Who imitate Daft Punk ? Today's your lucky day. The UK rock legends released a new song -- their first new material since their 2006 album Endless Wire -- titled "Be Lucky." The song will appear on a 42-track compilation, Who Hits 50! , which celebrates the…

  20. Victoria Beckham Named United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

    September 26, 2014 9:56 AM EDT "Posh Spice" will work with the organization's program on HIV/AIDS. Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham has been named a UN goodwill ambassador for the international organization's program on HIV/AIDS. "I'm a passionate supporter of women," she told a…

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