1. Wondering Sound Cuts Editorial Staff

    December 12, 2014 8:15 PM EST Update, Dec. 13: A source familiar with the situation tells Billboard that editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes and managing editor Laura Leebove were not affected by the downsizing. Online music publication Wondering Sound  has cut what seems to be nearly all of its editorial staff, saying it…

  2. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  3. Mysterious Aphex Twin Blimp Seen Flying Over London

    August 16, 2014 12:36 PM EDT A mysterious green blimp with the Aphex Twin logo printed on one side and “2014” appearing on the other was spotted hovering over London’s Oval Space venue on Saturday (Aug. 16). Aphex Twin's $46k Record, Minecraft and a Benevolent Internet Community The blimp sighting has left some to…

  4. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  5. How Boyce Avenue Outdid Beyonce & Won the Internet

    April 28, 2014 3:38 PM EDT Boyce Avenue, YouTube's most-followed band, has achieved all the hallmarks of major pop stars and more than $4 million in revenue last year. On a corner in Midtown Manhattan, Alejandro Manzano, 27, waits patiently for his time in front of the camera. It’s a familiar spot for…

  6. Play Ball: Jimmy Eat World Previews Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Season

    April 02, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind, son of a former Major League player, talks D-Backs April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of…

  7. Play Ball: Hold Steady & Baseball Project Members Talk Minnesota Twins' 2014 Season

    April 01, 2014 1:05 PM EDT The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and the Baseball Project's Linda Pitmon weigh in on Billboard's month-long, musician-guided baseball preview April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball…

  8. HIM, Anathema Rock New York's Irving Plaza

    March 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT At five minutes to show time Saturday (March 14) and well ahead of headliner HIM, New York's Irving Plaza was already packed to capacity for opener Anathema, the U.K. band returning for the first time since its triumphant NYC show last September at the Gramercy Theater . However,…

  9. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  10. Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions To Be Reissued As Three-Disc Box Set

    August 05, 2013 1:49 AM EDT It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people…

  11. Jimmy Eat World's Adkins Discusses New 'Adult Break-Up Record'

    April 30, 2013 11:25 AM EDT "Nothing is less effective for me than when you stack happy on top of happy," says the frontman. Jimmy Eat World singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Adkins has a way with one-line zingers. How has the band managed to stay together and release quality music since 1996? "Staying…

  12. How Demi Lovato's 'Give Your Heart a Break' Became Her Biggest Radio Hit

    August 03, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Almost four years to the day after Demi Lovato first debuted on Billboard's charts, the Hollywood Records star is celebrating her biggest airplay hit ever. "Give Your Heart a Break" -- the second charting single from her 2011 album, "Unbroken" -- became her first top…

  13. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jupiter," was eight years in the rearview,…

  14. Track Review: Train, 'Drive By'

    February 18, 2012 10:00 AM EST TRAIN "Drive By" (3:16) Producers: Espionage and Butch Waler Writers: Pat Monahan, Espen Lind and Amund Bjorkland Publishers: Ptimon Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Stellar Songs Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Columbia If at first you succeed -- why not try again? For the…

  15. 2010 in Music: The Year That Went Pop

    December 10, 2010 10:00 AM EST Imagine it’s Jan. 1, 2010, and a psychic has laid out the following music predictions for the year: –Ke$ha, the self-proclaimed “sick and sexified” singer of “TiK ToK,” will not fade into obscurity. Instead, she’ll release two albums and rack up three more Billboard Hot 100 top 10s before the…

  16. Miley Cyrus: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 28, 2010 2:45 PM EDT M THE WRITE STUFF "Can't Be Tamed" is Cyrus' seventh studio album-ranging from the four soundtracks she's released under the "Hannah Montana" imprimatur to two as herself and one Walmart-exclusive EP-and it will be released on Hollywood Records. And while…

  17. March 18, 2009

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds of fans panic while trying to catch a…

  18. Billboard Underground: Marching Band

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For a band that rarely tours outside of its native Sweden, Marching Band has done rather well for itself in the United States. For a band that rarely tours outside of its native Sweden, Marching Band has done rather well for itself in the United States. Urband & Lazar Music founder…

  19. Marching Band

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For a band that rarely tours outside of its native Sweden, Marching Band has done rather well for itself in the United States. For a band that rarely tours outside of its native Sweden, Marching Band has done rather well for itself in the United States. Urband & Lazar Music founder…

  20. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. Janet Jackson presented her music…

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