1. CODE Picks of the Week: Baauer & RL Grime, HNNY and More

    November 15, 2013 3:01 PM EST Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and tell us what you think in the comments section. Baauer & RL Grime, “Infinite Daps” [Priority Records] “Epic” and “trap” don't usually go together, but young princes…

  2. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  3. Holy Ghost!: Working 'Dynamics' and a Steady Career

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT A few weeks back, the audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles enthusiastically sang “Happy Birthday” to Holy Ghost! frontman Alex Frankel. It was a victorious moment right before the encore of a show that had the typically too-cool-for-school LA crowd dancing and singing along…

  4. Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson's Music

    October 25, 2013 8:17 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-selling albums including "Off the Wall,"…

  5. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  6. Gimme Five: St. Lucia's Biggest Musical Influences

    October 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT Jean-Philip Grobler breaks down the music that shaped his new album, "When The Night." The first time Jean-Philip Grobler started playing people the music he'd made as part of his project St. Lucia, many were taken aback by the "unabashed, joyful quality to it, which…

  7. Katy Perry's 'PRISM': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 27, 2013 11:35 AM EDT After record-setting success and personal loss, the pop queen sees the light and roars back to the top This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star." Coming from Katy Perry -- that…

  8. Paul Kalkbrenner Says 'Guten Tag' with New Album and Tour

    September 25, 2013 5:27 PM EDT Few DJs are as synonymous with a city’s music scene as Paul Kalkbrenner is with Berlin techno. But this December, the DJ and producer will cross the Atlantic for a six date live tour in support of his recent album, “Guten Tag.” While Kalkbrenner teased audiences with his set at Coachella…

  9. Roberto Tapia, Calibre 50 to Perform in Concert Series for Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 19, 2013 11:28 AM EDT Following the continued success of its Billboard En Concierto, the concert series linked to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard, Telemundo and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) will launch a new edition of the series leading up to the Billboard Mexican Music Awards. The invitation…

  10. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  11. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  12. Justin Bieber Instagrams 'Batman vs. Superman' Script

    September 14, 2013 4:58 PM EDT Forget Batfleck. Will Justin Bieber be the next Man of Steel sequel casting choice to set the Internet ablaze? The singer posted a photo of himself Friday night with a script for Batman VS. Superman, written by David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder. The cover page features a "Bieber"…

  13. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Copyright Victory

    September 10, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The songwriter and his lawyers says he's won a closely watched copyright case and recovered the rights to 33 of his songs. Victor Willis, the lyricist and performer of such songs as "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" with the Village People, says he's reclaimed the…

  14. Billy Bragg Newly Crowned for 'Outstanding Contribution,' Vows He'll Never Quit

    September 05, 2013 6:18 AM EDT Billy Bragg has no plans to hang up his guitar. Ever. The troubadour’s great career has just been recognized by Britain’s Assn. of Independent Music, which bestowed the singer and activist with its “outstanding contribution to music” award. An “outstanding contribution” accolade from the…

  15. KCON 2013: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    August 27, 2013 10:23 PM EDT KCON was the Mecca for K-pop this past weekend. Here are 15 key sights and sounds that characterized the convention. This year, KCON -- the second annual convention devoted to all things K-pop and "Korean wave" -- promised to be bigger and better by expanding to two days and…

  16. Henry Releases "1-4-3 (I Love You)" featuring f(x)'s Amber: Watch

    August 21, 2013 8:13 PM EDT Henry Lau, professionally known as Henry and a member of Super Junior M (a sub-unit group of Super Junior), has released his music video for new single "1-4-3 (I Love You)" featuring label mate Amber of f(x).   "1-4-3 (I Love You)" is a playful electro-pop banger off…

  17. Hugh Laurie Makes It 'Rain': Video Interview

    August 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT The "House" actor talks to Billboard about his new album, "Didn't It Rain," the blues and the genius of Hank Sr. Hugh Laurie's second album, "Didn’t It Rain," debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 last week, selling 14,000 copies, according to…

  18. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

  19. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & The Perils of Impossible Hype (Opinion)

    August 14, 2013 1:40 PM EDT 0 "Applause" and "Roar" are strong pop singles. But with all the pre-release buildup, is that enough? Is it possible for two sky-high-profile, sure-to-be-smash pop songs to both be undervalued? Lady Gaga's "Applause" and Katy Perry's "…

  20. Nick Jonas To Appear in 'Hawaii Five-0'

    August 14, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Having put in quite a bit of time on Broadway, Nick Jonas' next acting stop is on "Hawaii Five-0." CBS announced Tuesday that the Jonas Brother will appear in an episode of its exotic procedural this fall, playing a computer hacker whose motives complicate the case du jour.…

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