1. Avicii Hospitalized in Miami With Blocked Gall Bladder, Will Miss Ultra Festival

    March 28, 2014 6:45 PM EDT Illness has forced Avicii to cancel a series of appearances in Miami, including a headlining slot at Ultra Music Festival on Saturday. "He has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder," his publicist revealed Friday (March 28) evening, "and is currently being…

  2. Future Music’s Malaysia Fest Canceled Following Multiple Deaths

    March 17, 2014 1:55 AM EDT Six people have reportedly died from suspected drug overdoses at the Future Music Asia festival, prompting organizers to cancel Saturday’s third and final day. Future Music's Malaysia leg is one of the region’s most popular dance music-oriented festivals, with a line-up this year which…

  3. CODE Picks of the Week: Disclosure and Eats Everything, Jessie Andrews and More

    March 14, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Each Friday CODE brings you the best new tracks in dance music. Listen to these cuts for a good weekend. Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige, “F For You” (Eats Everything remix) [PMR] If Mary J. put the hurt on this tune, Eats Everything put the dirt on it. The Dirtybird DJ makes a…

  4. LED Goes Big in California with New Business Model for Raves

    March 04, 2014 4:52 PM EST Running three sold-out events in three markets on the same day with many of the same artists jetting from city to city to play more than one party is a rare achievement. San Diego-based LED Events hopes to make it an annual tradition. Last month during the typically low-key President’s Day…

  5. Launchpad Artist M4SONIC Signs With Sony, Ultra

    February 26, 2014 3:46 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old classically trained musician whose parents…

  6. Kaskade Helps XS Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Las Vegas

    February 18, 2014 9:23 AM EST Five years for any nightclub is a milestone. In Las Vegas, it’s a lifetime achievement. This past Saturday, Kaskade performed for a sold-out crowd of over 7,000 at the fifth anniversary party of XS nightclub at the Wynn Hotel. A signature cocktail, The Five Star—a concoction of cognac,…

  7. Duke Dumont Signs to Astralwerks: Exclusive

    February 05, 2014 12:47 PM EST After snagging a Grammy nod for his breakthrough single, U.K. DJ/producer Duke Dumont is joining the Astralwerks roster in a multi-album deal, Billboard has learned. He’s currently working on his debut album, slated to drop in the summer. “As an artist, it’s nice to get affirmation from a…

  8. 10 Potential (and Maybe Silly) Hosts for Beatport’s EDM Radio Countdown Show

    January 29, 2014 1:27 PM EST Earlier this year, SFX announced a partnership with Clear Channel that will bring a Top 20 Countdown show, featuring that week’s top tracks from online DJ store Beatport, to FM radio. The show will create an unprecedented platform for dance’s biggest hits to reach a wider audience than ever…

  9. Daft Punk Carries Dance Music to Primetime

    January 27, 2014 2:27 AM EST The tuxedoed robots walked into the 56th GRAMMY Awards tonight with four artist nominations and they walked out with four trophies including Record of the Year and Album of the Year, marking the first time an artist has won in both Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album…

  10. GRAMMY Awards: Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk Earn Wins At Pop's Outer Edges

    January 27, 2014 2:15 AM EST The three artists that earned the four biggest wins of the 56th GRAMMY Awards -- Daft Punk, Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- are not, first and foremost, "pop" artists. Daft Punk, which won album of the year for "Random Access Memories" and record of the year…

  11. Beyoncé, Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List

    January 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST What is power? At its base, it's the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple? FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S POWER 100 BUY THE ISSUE Leveraging their star power to release…

  12. Afrojack, Above & Beyond, more Announced as New Residents at Hakkasan Las Vegas: Exclusive

    January 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST The megaclub goes all in on big talent for the coming year, adding new names to its lineup while Tiësto and Calvin are continuing their residencies. A new year means new alliances on the Vegas Strip as Hakkasan Las Vegas unveils its lineup of DJ residencies for 2014. Afrojack, Above &…

  13. Jason Bentley Talks About His 5 Years as KCRW Music Director

    December 04, 2013 12:13 PM EST On Monday (Dec. 2), Jason Bentley quietly passed his five-year anniversary as music director of Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW and host of its flagship show, “Morning Becomes Eclectic” without fanfare or celebration. “I keep my head down, keep working,” says Bentley, at once amused and…

  14. Chart Highlights: Imagine Dragons, Eminem, Rihanna, Ricky Martin Score New No. 1s

    December 02, 2013 5:45 PM EST Also taking over Billboard charts: Martin Garrix, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Passenger, Joe Nichols and more. Plus, the Holiday Airplay chart returns Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts…

  15. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  16. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash Talk New (RED) compilation with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and More

    November 08, 2013 2:56 PM EST Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, Tommy Trash and Avicii are among the artists who’ve contributed new and exclusive remixes and collaborated with (RED), an organization that raises proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, on “Dance (RED) Save Lives 2,” a new…

  17. 'Ender's Game' Star Asa Butterfield Makes an 'Epic' Playlist for the Blockbuster

    November 01, 2013 2:47 PM EDT Today (Nov. 1) sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” hits theaters. It features stars like Harrison Ford, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. But playing the lead role of wonder boy Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is 16-year-old Englishman Asa Butterfield. As Butterfield explains to Billboard, …

  18. Deadmau5 Brings mau5trap Label to Astralwerks: GM Glenn Mendlinger Talks Deal

    October 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT The DJ/producer’s new label boss talks about a global strategy for expanding sales in 2014. Iconic American electronic music label Astralwerks announced this morning that it has inked a deal with headline-grabbing, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) through the…

  19. Steve Aoki Teams Up with Neff for T-Shirt Line: Exclusive

    October 14, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Electro house musician Steve Aoki joins the likes of Lil Wayne and Deadmau5 in their pursuit of sartorial swag. After a chance meeting at a poker table in Las Vegas, Steve Aoki has become the latest artist to hook up with streetwear brand Neff and create his own line of colorful skate-and…

  20. Justin Bieber Accused Of Shirtless Attack On DJ In Korea

    October 12, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Deadmau5 joins the verbal assault against Bieber on Twitter. Justin Bieber has gotten himself into yet another controversy, this time over an incident at a night club in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 10. According to Michael Woods, who was DJing the event, a shirtless Justin Bieber stormed…

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