1. Britney Spears Named VH1 'Save the Music' Ambassador

    November 08, 2013 9:09 PM EST Britney Spears doesn't just have a new album on her plate in the coming months -- in fact, she has an extra responsibility afforded to her, courtesy of VH1. The pop star has been named one of VH1's "Save the Music" ambassadors, Rolling Stone reports . Spears is joined by…

  2. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and putting together several films -- has already…

  3. Dave Stewart Finds Inspiration in Nashville, Reese Witherspoon on 'Blackbird Diaries'

    May 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT From his legendary work with Eurythmics to his recent collaboration with Stevie Nicks on her latest album, "In Your Dreams," Dave Stewart has had a reputation for capturing magic in the studio. He does it again on his new album, "The Blackbird Diaries," due Aug. 23 on…

  4. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  5. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

  6. Diane Birch De-Clubs "What Is Love"

    March 08, 2010 9:23 AM EST You may know her as the singer-songwriter that opened for Nick Jonas and who is doing good things on the Independent Albums chart, but who knew that Diane Birch could take Haddaway 's synthy, vintage '90s club music classic "What Is Love?" and turn it into a spare,…

  7. Diane Birch's "Bible Belt"

    February 15, 2010 3:38 PM EST In this Presidents Day Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Diane Birch stops by the Billboard offices to chat with Bill Werde about her new album "Bible Belt". The singer-songwriter talks about the album's '70s sound, playing vintage keyboards, her…

  8. Diane Birch Breaking Out With 'Bible Belt' On 'Mom Blogs'

    July 15, 2009 4:39 PM EDT During the past month, S-Curve artist Diane Birch has been quietly separating herself from the crowded field of aspiring female singer/songwriters—thanks primarily to a viral campaign targeting "mom blogs." While Birch's debut album, "Bible Belt," last month peaked at…