1. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM 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 WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT SINGLES BE FROM 1989 ? This mailbag&…

  2. Tomorrowland, Pearl Jam on Shortlist for European Festival Awards

    November 11, 2014 10:09 AM EST A shortlist of nominees has been announced for this year's European Festival Awards , set to honor the continent's best music gatherings large and small, and the artists that perform. Organizers say a record 1.2 million votes were cast for festivals in more than 35 different…

  3. Luke Bryan Leads Nominees For 2014 American Country Countdown Awards

    November 11, 2014 10:00 AM EST Newly-crowned CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan leads the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards with seven nominations. The ACCA awards celebrate the best in country radio. Following Bryan, Florida Georgia Line earned six nominations. The American Country Countdown Awards will air…

  4. Eminem vs. Women: 13 Ladies He's Bashed in Raps

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST Lana Del Rey is the latest in a string of female targets. Eminem has been known for his controversial rhymes since his major-label debut in 1999, but in a just-released cypher promoting the upcoming Shady Records compilation album, he crossed a new line: He invoked the name of Ray Rice,…

  5. Eventbrite Study Finds Millennials Love Tweeting About Experiences at Webster Hall, Hakkasan (Exclusive)

    November 11, 2014 8:00 AM EST A few months ago, Eventbrite found that over three-fourths of millennials  surveyed would rather pay for experiences than things. Now, a new study from the company surveyed social media conversations to find which music venues at which members of the most self-involved generation this side…

  6. MTV EMA 2014: What You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2014 6:52 PM EST Nicki Minaj , Ariana Grande , U2 , Alicia Keys , Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias all lit up the stage at Sunday's 2014 MTV European Music Awards , but behind the scenes it was a riotous cacophony of shocking diva tantrums, rock-star hissy fits and preening pop-star indulgence. Well,…

  7. Eminem Raps ‘I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face Twice Like Ray Rice’

    November 10, 2014 6:49 PM EST In a new cypher in support of the upcoming Shady Records compilation Shady XV, Eminem freestyles that he would “punch Lana Del Rey ,” and then makes a simile comparing the brutality to the recent Ray Rice controversy. Click here to watch the full video , and watch the isolated line below:…

  8. Exclusive: Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil's 'Moonshot' Song Premiere

    November 10, 2014 5:59 PM EST Track is from the upcoming album 'Goliath.' Billboard.com has an exclusive premiere of "Moonshot," a cut from the Goliath, the brand-new album from Nashville rock act Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil . The veteran performer told Billboard that he is pleased with the…

  9. Six-Year-Olds Are Partying at Kiddie Raves in New York City

    November 10, 2014 5:16 PM EST With glow sticks, pacifiers, strobe lights and face paint, the monthly parties hosted by CirKiz look a lot like raves, but with a few key differences: They’re totally legal, they’re during the day, and the average attendee is about 8 years old.  CirKiz was founded by husband and wife…

  10. Exclusive Premiere: Vicetone Remixes Dillon Francis, Sultan & Ned Shepard's 'When We Were Young'

    November 10, 2014 5:13 PM EST Dutch duo  Vicetone  have attained commercial success while taking creative liberties with their music, a rare feat in an increasingly formulaic big room format. Following releases on such top-shelf labels as Ultra, Spinnin’ Records and Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Vicetone have…

  11. From Train to Motorhead, Inside the Big Business of Music Cruises

    November 10, 2014 4:57 PM EST Cruise organizers are rockin’ the boat -- literally -- as they cater to a rising tide of fans eager to set sail with their favorite artists. When Lynyrd Skynyrd helmed its inaugural Simple Man Cruise in 2007, the ship ran out of Jack Daniel’s on the first night. “We drank the boat dry,”…

  12. Black Tusk Bassist Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    November 10, 2014 3:58 PM EST Jonathan Athon was 32. The bass player for the heavy metal band Black Tusk has died after being critically injured in a weekend motorcycle crash near his Georgia home. The death of Jonathan Athon , 32, of Savannah was confirmed Monday (Nov. 10) by the band's record label, Relapse…

  13. Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

    November 10, 2014 3:54 PM EST The elusive duo believed in the film, which chronicles the rise of French house music. There's a moment early in Eden when a teenage Thomas Bangalter (played by  Vincent Lacoste ) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (played by  Arnaud Azoulay ), the music duo better known as Daft Punk ,…

  14. Pharrell, John Mayer & More Salute Bill Clinton's Love of Jazz in L.A.

    November 10, 2014 3:37 PM EST Former president received the Thelonious Monk Institute's Maria Fisher Founder's Award on Sunday. Herbie Hancock , Kevin Spacey , Quincy Jones and a litany of major jazz musicians saluted President Bill Clinton on Sunday at L.A.'s Dolby Theater for his efforts in using jazz…

  15. ‘Try Me’ Rapper Dej Loaf: ‘What I’m Doing Hasn’t Been Done’

    November 10, 2014 2:45 PM EST The Detroit rappers talks 'Try Me' remixes, her upcoming 'Sell Dole' project & women in rap. This past summer, rapper Dej Loaf (real name Deja Trimble) quit her janitorial job at the Chrysler plant in her native Detroit, unsure of the future. But after she uploaded…

  16. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  17. Amanda Palmer on Her New Memoir, Self-Doubt, Self-Editing and Feminist Trolling

    November 10, 2014 12:16 PM EST On a recent fall afternoon at Bard College, the musician Amanda Palmer was wrapping up Sunday’s rehearsal for a student production she composed music for called The Bed Show . The 38-year old has an easygoing demeanor for someone whose eyebrows are painted like lines of barbed wire. She…

  18. One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

    November 10, 2014 10:33 AM EST Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono , Ellie Goulding , One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith ,…

  19. Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' Is a Milestone for Both of Them

    November 10, 2014 9:00 AM EST Is Mark Ronson  the hardest-working producer in the music business? In pursuit of the perfect groove, the British/American DJ and guitarist helped launch the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily Allen , and Wale . A star-studded fourth solo album,  Uptown Special , is due in January through RCA.…

  20. Watch Sam Smith at 4 Years Old Rapping in the Bathtub

    November 09, 2014 5:26 PM EST Before he was the next big R&B sensation, Sam Smith was just a kid with a lot of spunk. The "Stay With Me" singer posted a video to Instagram today, showing this off.  Sam Smith Leads 2015 People's Choice Awards Nominees In the clip dated April 19, 1997, a 4-year-old…

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