1. Duke Dumont Keeps it Real in Spite of Grammy Nom and Forthcoming 2014 Album

    December 09, 2013 4:19 PM EST If you expected Duke Dumont to jump up and down with his hands flailing in the air when his Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Need U (100%)” was announced on Friday, you are mistaken. “My school report said, ‘Adam is so laid back he’s horizontal,’” says the soft-spoken, super…

  2. Grammys 2014: EDM Acts Get Lucky With Dance Category Nominations

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 2013. Every song in the "Best Dance…

  3. Grammy Nominations 2014: 10 Big Surprises

    December 06, 2013 11:31 PM EST From Sara Bareilles to Ariel Rechtshaid, see which artists offered the biggest shocks. This year's Grammy nominations -- unveiled live Friday night (Dec. 6) during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest night" show in Los Angeles --…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Sam Smith Debuts First Single 'Money On My Mind': Listen

    December 02, 2013 3:30 PM EST After being featured on Disclosure's hit, "Latch," and releasing his remarkable EP, "Nirvana," Sam Smith premieres his debut single, "Money On My Mind." The Two Inch Punch-produced upbeat song, in the vein of Naughty Boy's "La La La,"…

  6. Tori Kelly to Celebrate Billboard's Women In Music Event With 'Candid Covers' Concert

    November 26, 2013 5:20 PM EST Tori Kelly is bringing a new kind of buzz to Billboard's annual Women In Music event. As a new addition to this year's program, the surging singer-songwriter will perform a live "Candid Covers" session for her fans following the Women in Music luncheon on Dec. 10.…

  7. Marc 'MK' Kinchen Talks Surprise UK Hit 'Look Right Through' and Stardom Abroad

    November 21, 2013 3:20 PM EST Two weeks ago, Marc Kinchen, better known as MK, took a remix of an underground house track by Storm Queen to the top of the UK charts. While it was dethroned by Martin Garrix earlier this week, the MK remix of “Look Right Through” is still lodged in the Top 10, giving Kinchen, an American,…

  8. What Is James Blake's Sound? He's Stumped, Too: Video Q&A With 'Overgrown' Artist

    November 21, 2013 10:50 AM EST No one has more trouble defining British musician James Blake's unique blend of folk, soul and ambient electronica soundscapes than Blake himself. "I was actually struggling in a cab yesterday," Blake said during a recent tour stop in New York, "and I was saying I was…

  9. Lorde Co-Writer Joel Little 'Looking Forward to Making More Songs'

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST "It's definitely opened some doors," Little says of "Royals." "Having a hit song makes people take a bit more notice of you" Meet Joel Little, the producer behind every track of Lorde's debut album "Pure Heroine" -- yes, including the Hot…

  10. James Blake's 'Overgrown' Wins 2013 Mercury Prize

    October 30, 2013 6:19 PM EDT James Blake's sophomore album "Overgrown" has earned the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the annual trophy awarded to the best album by an artist from the United Kingdom over the past year. Blake's follow-up to his 2011 self-titled debut emerged victorious from a…

  11. Annie Mac Q&A: The DJ on her Compilation, House Music's Revival, and Radio in the Spotify Era

    October 24, 2013 12:15 PM EDT Ask any dance music fan in the UK and they’ll tell you that Friday evenings belong to Annie Mac. Her weekly show on BBC’s Radio 1 champions the best in new and upcoming dance music, all handpicked by Mac herself. After taking the summer off for a maternity leave (Mac and fellow DJ Toddla T…

  12. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  13. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  14. Win Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 VIP Passes

    October 14, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Music fans will be descending upon the San Francisco area this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20) to partake in the Treasure Island Music Festival , and if you're in the area, you could be there too, courtesy of the fest and Billboard.com: we're giving away two VIP…

  15. BIGBANG's Taeyang to Perform in California for MTV Iggy/Intel's 'Music Experiment'

    September 30, 2013 8:07 PM EDT The K-pop superstar will hold a solo U.S. show this November. Taeyang -- a vocalist and rapper in K-pop boy band BIGBANG -- will hold a solo concert stateside on Nov. 26 as part of MTV Iggy and Intel's 'Music Experiment 2.0' series . The San Francisco show, to be held at a…

  16. Claude Von Stroke on Unleashing 'Urban Animal,' Label-Running, and EDM Pop

    September 23, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The day before tragedy struck Electric Zoo (September 1), cutting short the festival and launching a debate about the future of EDM, Claude Von Stroke put on a DJ-ing clinic inspired by its past. That’s not to say that the music the DJ/producer/label boss, born Barclay Crenshaw, played in…

  17. Diplo & Skrillex Debut Jack U Project, New AlunaGeorge Track: Watch Clip Here

    September 17, 2013 4:07 PM EDT Diplo and Skrillex debuted their Jack U side project at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego this Sunday (September 15), and premiered a bunch of new music, including a heavy new dubstep anthem with electronic duo AlunaGeorge. Check out the fan-shot video below: "If you're an…

  18. Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Tribute Album to Include Miguel, Hunter Hayes

    September 17, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Miguel, Hunter Hayes and John Grant are among the nine artists who have finished tracks for a "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tribute album that is expected to be released next year, marking the 40th anniversary of the Elton John classic. "Hunter Hayes has done 'Yellow Brick…

  19. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  20. Win Rick Ross 'Self Made 3' NYC Concert Tickets

    September 12, 2013 3:24 PM EDT Maybach Music Group is celebrating the release of its "Self Made 3" album with concerts in three different cities in one day: three lucky Juice readers will win a pair of tickets to see Rick Ross live in New York on Tuesday (September 17). MMG's three-city 'Live…

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