1. Duran Duran Joining Sonar 2015 Headliners Skrillex, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip & More

    January 28, 2015 12:30 PM EST Barcelona festival announces extensive line-up of artists. Duran Duran will headline Sonar 2015 , joining an extensive lineup at the Barcelona electronic music festival that includes Skrillex , FKA Twigs , Flying Lotus , Arka and Jesse Kanda, Jamie XX, Hot Chip, Die Antwoord and Roisin…

  2. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  3. Vijay Iyer on Ferguson, Teaching at Harvard & Jazz's Relationship With Hip-Hop

    January 20, 2015 6:00 PM EST Pianist Vijay Iyer, known for moving between jazz, classical, Indian and electronic music, will perform 12 different sets of music in a residency at The Stone in New York City between Jan. 20 and 25. His shows on Jan. 23 and 24 will feature expanded versions of his longtime trio, which…

  4. Flying Lotus Releases Ghostly New Video for 'Coronus, The Terminator'

    January 14, 2015 10:15 AM EST This morning (Jan. 14),  Flying Lotus released the video for "Coronus, The Terminator," a song from his acclaimed 2014 album You're Dead! The clip opens with -- surprise! -- a family gathering around a man who appears to be dying. Flying Lotus Is Writing a Movie Watch Flying…

  5. Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons & Deadmau5 to Headline Bonnaroo 2015

    January 13, 2015 9:00 PM EST Billy Joel , Mumford & Sons , Deadmau5 , Kendrick Lamar and Florence and The Machine are among the big names set to appear at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the annual happening announced Tuesday.  Bonnaroo 2014: Top 10 Best Performances The final lineup came…

  6. Bring on the Drums! How EDM Will Move Beyond the Laptop in 2015

    January 13, 2015 8:16 PM EST Last May on Saturday Night Live , Andy Samberg portrayed "Davvincii," a DJ caricature who fried an egg, played Jenga and swiped credit cards while waiting to drop the bass. Onstage at Coachella, Arcade Fire 's Win Butler shouted out "bands still playing actual…

  7. How Calvin Harris, Flying Lotus and More Dropped the Ball (And Bass) on New Year's Eve

    January 12, 2015 3:01 PM EST On New Year's Eve, many of us will dirty our slates as much as possible before wiping them clean on the first day of the new year, and one of the most effective ways of doing that is in Las Vegas; and, perhaps less obviously, San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif. Those cities hosted…

  8. Flying Lotus Is Writing a Movie

    January 11, 2015 7:10 PM EST Flying Lotus is adding another line to his long résumé: screenwriter. The You're Dead! DJ-producer, label boss and  Billboard chart-topper is in the midst a new film project, he revealed recently on Twitter. The screenplay, currently underway, takes elements from his recent time in…

  9. Drake, Black Keys & Deadmau5 Lead Governors Ball Line-up

    January 07, 2015 7:00 AM EST Drake, The Black Keys, Deadmau5 and Lana Del Rey are among the big names confirmed to play the Fifth Annual Governors Ball Music Festival. Organizers today announced a massive line-up that also includes acts from across the edgier end of the music spectrum, and from around the world. …

  10. Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake & Jack White Headlining

    January 06, 2015 1:21 PM EST With Coachella 2015 just four months away, the producers of the annual desert fest have finally unveiled who's headlining the two-weekend music festival this year (not to brag, but we totally called a lot of these already). Rock gods AC/DC will blast festival-goers in Indio, CA, on…

  11. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites of 2014

    December 31, 2014 4:05 PM 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 READERS' FAVORITES OF 2014 Gary, Happy Holidays!…

  12. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady Gaga (with Tony Bennett ) and Britney…

  13. Meet Lion Babe, the Soul and R&B Duo Poised to Take Over in 2015

    December 09, 2014 5:57 PM EST Lion Babe, an experimental soul duo from New York’s Lower East Side, is gearing up for an R&B takeover in 2015. The group is made up of producer and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Goodman, 26, and singer-songwriter Jillian Hervey, 25, who also happens to be Vanessa Williams ’ daughter and…

  14. Run the Jewels Releases Flashy Video for 'Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)'

    December 03, 2014 11:40 AM EST Killer Mike has been politically active lately, penning op-eds on the use of rap lyrics in trial and speaking about the grand jury verdict in the Ferguson case. Somehow he's also found time to keep releasing videos for his rap duo with El-P , Run The Jewels . The latest, for "Oh…

  15. Tired at the Top: David Guetta Talks Love, Loss & New Album 'Listen'

    November 26, 2014 11:35 AM EST Dance music's pop pioneer gets personal on sixth studio album. Drinking water in TomorrowWorld's twilight, David Guetta looks dead-tired. The French superstar's auburn locks hang limp on his leather-clad shoulders. His beard is unkempt and his voice is hoarse. His posture…

  16. Listen to Jamie Lidell's 'Runaway' From 'Grand Theft Auto V' Relaunch, Music Head Talks Soundtrack: Exclusive

    November 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST When Grand Theft Auto V dropped last year, it was a big deal across all realms of the entertainment industry. Aside from turning heads breaking a number of sales records -- like being the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion, which it did in 24 hours -- it also featured a…

  17. Can Red Bull Break a Band? Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Kicks Off

    November 02, 2014 9:42 AM EST Yesterday marked the launch of 30 Days in LA, the biggest initiative yet by Red Bull's two-year old Sound Select program to develop emerging artists. The month-long program features a daily live music event for the month of November most often with a mid-level headliner dripping…

  18. Jessie Ware Admits Her New Album, 'Tough Love,' 'Is Like a Therapy Session'

    October 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT After Jessie Ware broke through with her 2012 debut, Devotion , everyone wanted a piece of her. For the British singer's sophomore set, Tough Love (Oct. 21, PMR/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope), Ed Sheeran came from Saturday Night Live rehearsals to work on the soaring "Say You…

  19. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festival and conference was announced , the…

  20. Avicii, David Guetta & Flying Lotus Leap on Dance/Electronic Charts

    October 17, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Avicii accelerates into the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10 with "The Days" (23-8). It's Avicii's fourth top 10, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most since the chart's Jan. 26, 2013, inception. (Calvin Harris and Zedd lead with five each.) Up by 475…

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