1. CODER Picks of the Week: Diplo, RL Grime, Robin Thicke, and More

    July 19, 2013 1:41 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Lauren, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. Diplo: "Crown" (feat. Mike Posner, Boaz van de Beatz and Riff Raff) [Mad Decent] Diplo is feeling like a million…

  2. Selena Gomez's Back Catalog: Her Top 10 Pre-'Stars Dance' Highlights

    July 19, 2013 11:58 AM EDT For a pop star still a couple days away from drinking age -- she turns 21 on Monday, so get your birthday cards ready this weekend -- Selena Gomez has already amassed a fairly impressive back catalog, having released three full-length albums with her former backing band The Scene as well…

  3. Smallpools Talks 'Ridiculously Quick' Ascent and 'Dreaming' Single

    July 09, 2013 11:55 AM EDT The new group's four-song debut EP is due July 16 through RCA Records. When 2013 began, Smallpools weren't even a band. Seven months later, the group still hasn't played a live show, but has been signed to a major label, and its debut single is gaining traction at radio.…

  4. Mayer Hawthorne Talks 'Fun' New Album, 'Where Does This Door Go'

    July 01, 2013 12:58 PM EDT Known for his creative control, Mayer Hawthorne invited superstar producers to boost 'Where Does This Door Go.' Plus: Watch exclusive clips of Hawthorne discussing three of the album's tracks. A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I…

  5. Restless Heart's Greg Jennings Reflects On Career Via New Greatest Hits LP

    June 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Revisiting some of the band's biggest hits In the midst of their 30th anniversary tour and celebration, Restless Heart has just released "Playlist: The Very Best of Restless Heart," via RCA/Legacy. Guitarist Greg Jennings says that the release comes at a fortunate time. “It’s…

  6. Rising Brother-Sister Trio Taylor Made Keep Music in the Family

    June 26, 2013 10:00 AM EDT “A huge part of the reason I do what I do is for my family” Family harmony is something that has long had a place in the pages of country music history -- going back to its beginnings. One act that is doing their part to carry that tradition forward is brother-sister trio Taylor Made.…

  7. Ne-Yo on Beyonce's Album: 'They're Still Trying to Figure Out What They Want That to Be'

    June 19, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Talks working with Celine Dion and Jay-Z: "I heard some of the new stuff. It's amazing. With Jay-Z it's hard not to be amazing" Ne-Yo may be one of the busiest musicians in 2013. From supporting his late 2012 release "R.E.D.," his David Guetta/Akon single …

  8. 3OH!3 Breaks Down 'Omens' Track-By-Track: Video

    June 18, 2013 5:24 PM EDT "Omens," the brand new album from Colorado party starters 3OH!3, comes out today (June 18) via Atlantic, and members Sean Foreman and Nat Motte sat down with Billboard to discuss each of its songs. For the dance/rap duo that first hit with 2008's "Don't Trust Me,…

  9. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    June 10, 2013 4:00 PM EDT Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "Bakersfield," a new collaborative project from Vince Gill and steel guitar virtuoso Paul Franklin. The album serves as a tribute to the…

  10. Serena Ryder Recovers From Depression Bout, Scores Chart-Topping Hit

    June 07, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "There was a long period of time that I had to spend at home and try and get my shit back together," says re-energized singer. "Stompa," Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder's muscular pop-rock single and lead track from her forthcoming album "Harmony,"…

  11. Victoria Justice On Debut Album: 'It's Time For Me To Reintroduce Myself'

    June 06, 2013 11:43 AM EDT Nickelodeon actress has switched attention to music, hopes to release album this year. Victoria Justice says her upcoming Summer Break Tour with fellow Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will be "one final hurrah for all the 'Victorious' fans," and a transition point into a…

  12. Beyonce Premieres New Track 'Standing on the Sun' Live

    June 02, 2013 12:50 PM EDT On Friday night (May 31), Beyoncé gave fans another taste at her new music. During a concert in Antwerp, Belgium (part of her massive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour), she performed a song called "Standing on the Sun" live for the first time. "We're gonna do something just…

  13. Kelly Clarkson Saves The Misfits in 'People Like Us' Video: Watch

    May 28, 2013 10:50 AM EDT "We are all misfits living in a world on fire," Kelly Clarkson belts on her latest single, "People Like Us." And in the song's proper music video, which premiered on Tuesday (May 28), the pop star saves said misfits from a lack of color, in a "Pleasantville…

  14. Shovels and Rope, Emmylou Harris Lead Americana Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, S.C., duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, received four nominations from the Americana Music Association at a Grammy Museum ceremony Tuesday that included performances from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley,…

  15. MelodySheep Auto-Tunes the News About Fox's Fall Schedule: Watch

    May 13, 2013 10:25 PM EDT Fox Broadcasting caught the auto-tune bug and took clips from its upcoming fall shows to create a tune with stars such as the "Glee" team of Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith, "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Bacon and Mindy Kaling. MelodySheep is…

  16. Little Boots Unveils 'Nocturnes' at Brooklyn Bash: Live Review

    May 08, 2013 3:55 PM EDT "Disco is from New York, house is from Chicago, so something about this album seems to really resonate (in America)," says U.K. singer. New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg was a fitting stage for the unveiling of Little Boots Version 2.0. After chasing major label pop…

  17. Peter Frampton Turns Eye to Humble Pie Box Set

    May 08, 2013 12:30 PM EDT From ballet to the circus to dishing up some Humble Pie, Peter Frampton has plenty on his plate these days. Perhaps the most exciting news is the impending release of some choice material from his old band's vault. Frampton and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley are working with Omnivore…

  18. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's…

  19. Beyonce Previews New Song, 'Standing On The Sun': Listen

    April 25, 2013 8:37 AM EDT The singer also performed new song, "Grown Woman," live for the first time on Wednesday. Beyonce previews a new song, "Standing On the Sun," in the ad campaign for her 2013 summer collection with H&M. The one and a half-minute long video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund,…

  20. Katy Perry Is Halfway There on Third Album, Talks New Songs Like 'Double Rainbow'

    April 18, 2013 8:34 PM EDT The pop star is working with collaborators such as Sia, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee and others Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a…

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