1. Listen Up, UK Promo Firm Behind Tiesto, Deadmau5 and Avicii, to Open L.A. Office

    January 28, 2015 3:12 PM EST With a new office on Sunset Boulevard, the London-based company aims to help build the next generation of DJs. Listen Up, the British music promotion company that counts some of the world's biggest DJs and labels as clients, is coming stateside and opening an office in Los Angeles.…

  2. Snapchat Launches 'Discover' Feature with Warner Music, Big Media in Tow

    January 27, 2015 3:47 PM EST Today Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging service fresh off a $485 million Series D round of fundraising, announced the launch of its new media platform Discover. It is a built in feature on the Snapchat app that offers daily refreshed content from select and disparate group of major media…

  3. Watch ZZ Top's Texas-Sized Riffs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    January 27, 2015 12:40 PM EST Check out their live performances of "Tush," "La Grange," and "I Gotsta Get Paid." On Jan. 26, Houston took over Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles. First, Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt appeared as a guest, and later, the legendary ZZ Top…

  4. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  5. Hyundai's Grammy Amplifier Initiative Launches With Mark Ronson, Band Perry

    January 27, 2015 7:00 AM EST Hyundai and The Recording Academy have teamed up again for the third annual Grammy Amplifier, an online-driven initiative to unite aspiring musicians with some of the biggest names in music. Three-time Grammy winner Mark Ronson has signed on as Amplifier Ambassador alongside program…

  6. Robin Schulz's 'Prayer' Progresses, Madonna Debuts on Dance/Electronic Charts

    January 15, 2015 8:53 PM EST Robin Schulz scores his first top five hit on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Prayer in C," with Lillywood, rises 6-5. The song posts strong downloads (24,000 sold, up 6 percent, according to Nielsen Music) in a weak post-holiday sales frame, good for a six…

  7. Grammy-Nominated DJ Kaskade Signs New Multi-Year Residency with Las Vegas' XS and Encore Beach Club

    January 14, 2015 11:00 AM EST The EDM superstar will play more than 50 shows at XS and Encore Beach Club through January 2017. It's just two weeks into 2015 and superstar DJ Kaskade is already having a benchmark year. On Friday, Billboard announced that the Los Angeles-based producer had signed his first major…

  8. Sean Douglas, Michael Keaton's Son, on Writing for Madonna & Downplaying His Family Ties

    January 13, 2015 10:58 AM EST “It's funny that I'm even in the conversation — it’s not my award!” says the 31-year-old songwriter, who enjoyed a breakout moment at the Golden Globes. "My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful… Did I say kind?" Michael Keaton asked…

  9. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Bounds Back Into Top Three

    January 09, 2015 10:31 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift 's 1989 collected an eighth nonconsecutive week atop the list , moving 244,000 equivalent units in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music. (That figure was comprised of 172,000 in pure album sales, with the rest…

  10. Spain's Promusicae Debuts Chart Combining Streaming, Downloads & Physical Sales

    January 09, 2015 11:39 AM EST David Guetta tops the list of hits for the first week of 2015 Spain's PROMUSICAE has published a new weekly chart that combines track streams, downloads and physical sales to reflect "a more meaningful picture of the Spanish phonographic scene." David Guetta 's "…

  11. Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    January 07, 2015 3:00 PM EST Following the leak of its flyer last week, Ultra Music Festival officially announced its Phase 1 lineup on Wednesday (Jan. 7). The official lineup posted to Ultra's socials matches a photographed flyer that caused a stir when it was leaked on the blogosphere last week. Coachella 2015…

  12. Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams Lead Australia's 2014 End-Of-Year Charts

    January 07, 2015 2:02 AM EST Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was the best-selling single in Australia in 2014, while Ed Sheeran's sophomore set X was the year's most popular album, according to new figures published by trade association ARIA. Sheeran, who in March and April will tour Australian…

  13. Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake & Jack White Headlining

    January 06, 2015 1:21 PM EST With Coachella 2015 just four months away, the producers of the annual desert fest have finally unveiled who's headlining the two-weekend music festival this year (not to brag, but we totally called a lot of these already). Rock gods AC/DC will blast festival-goers in Indio, CA, on…

  14. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 100-76

    January 06, 2015 1:05 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  15. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  16. 10 Artists To Watch in 2015

    December 31, 2014 10:00 AM EST These 10 artists are not household names by any means, but based on their musical output thus far and stated 2015 plans, we're betting that you'll know some (or all) of them by the end of 2015. From rising female pop voices to a faceless EDM whiz to a spunky country duo…

  17. Grammys 2015 Preview: Sia, Hozier, Taylor Swift & More Vie for Song of the Year

    December 26, 2014 9:25 AM EST Check out the five tracks that earned a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor Songwriters: Kevin Kadish, Meghan Trainor Publishers: Year of the Dog Music/Over-Thought Under-Appreciated Songs Label: Epic Records Meghan Trainor's debut…

  18. Grammys 2015 Preview: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor & More on Their Record of the Year-Nominated Songs

    December 26, 2014 9:20 AM EST Check out the five tracks nominated for the Record of the Year Grammy. "All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor Producer: Kevin Kadish Engineer/Mixer: Kevin Kadish Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch Label: Epic "My producer [Kadish] had the title and said that none of his prior co…

  19. Ask Billboard: Why Is There No R&B/Hip-Hop in the Hot 100's Top 10?

    December 23, 2014 10:00 AM EST The genre's been absent from the top 10 for a month ... why? Plus, Nicki Minaj's sales, Meghan Trainor's chart feat and Luke Bryan's big 'Party.' As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  20. The Year in Rock 2014: Rebound From a Rough Year?

    December 19, 2014 12:45 PM EST After decades of leading the pack, the cultural rebound of rock, alternative, or whatever we want to call it depends on learning to play by new sets of rules. I promise this will not be a “rock is dead” story. We’ve already had that conversation far too many times, and besides, it’s far…

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