1. Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Lars Ulrich and Top Execs on the $1.3 Billion Up for Grabs

    September 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Six visionaries talk about what's working, what's not, why a Coke Zero concert in Antarctica makes sense and how the industry can catch up to sports' $12 billion gold mine. The day after he joins Billboard in New York for a discussion on music and branding, Lars Ulrich will…

  2. Billboard Cover: Andre 3000 Talks Playing Jimi Hendrix, His Seven-Year Disappearing Act and Outkast’s Future

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT André Benjamin is stressed. "I am, I really am," he says. Benjamin -- André 3000 to the fans who idolize him as the visionary half of Outkast , Atlanta’s hugely influential, recently reunited hip-hop duo -- is sitting at a glass conference table at Milk Studios in Hollywood,…

  3. Faith Hill Signs With Sandbox Entertainment For New Management

    September 26, 2014 8:09 AM EDT Faith Hill is now playing in the same Sandbox as Kacey Musgraves , Little Big Town , Dan + Shay and Shania Twain , having signed a freshly inked management deal with Nashville's Sandbox Entertainment. The country superstar had most recently been repped by Red Light Management alongside…

  4. Exclusive: Taylor Swift Teams With Subway, Diet Coke For #MeetTaylor Promotion

    September 26, 2014 7:59 AM EDT Want to meet Taylor Swift on her next tour? Subway’s got you covered.   The world’s largest restaurant chain (42,741 locations globally) is teaming up with the best-selling pop star and Diet Coke for #MeetTaylor, a campaign that will give 31 fans a chance to win paid trips to meet Taylor…

  5. New Zealand Musician's Political Satire Banned From Radio & iTunes

    September 25, 2014 6:16 PM EDT It's been suggested that pop songs aren't as political  as they used to be, and it seems like the New Zealand Electoral Commission would like to keep it that way -- at least when it comes to blues musician Darren Watson 's "Planet Key."  Released in August, the song…

  6. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Revelations From Andre 3000 About His Career Crossroads

    September 25, 2014 5:53 PM EDT With Outkast 's reunion tour coasting along smoothly and his Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side set for a national release on Sept. 26, Andre 3000 spoke with Billboard for our new cover story. Over the course of an alternately candid and cagey interview, the bohemian rapper (born…

  7. Kim Kardashian Jostled Outside Paris Fashion Show

    September 25, 2014 5:19 PM EDT Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday (Sept. 25) when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car. Kim Kardashian Is Now Kim West The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had just exited her car at the posh Hotel Salomon…

  8. Tim McGraw's 'Sundown' Shines at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    September 25, 2014 4:21 PM EDT Tim McGraw fortifies his No. 2 standing on the list of artists with the most Nielsen SoundScan-era No. 1s on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as he collects his 15th leader with Sundown Heaven Town . The new set arrives with 71,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McGraw is…

  9. Live in the Vineyard: Win VIP Tickets to the Fall 2014 Festival

    September 25, 2014 4:05 PM EDT From November 6-9, music aficionados and wine connoisseurs alike will gather in Napa Valley, Calif. for the 14th edition of the Live in the Vineyard festival. Set against the lush scenery of some of the world’s most celebrated wineries, multi-platinum headliners Train (whose long-awaited…

  10. Report: Universal Music Group Slaps Monster With Beastie Boys Lawsuit

    September 25, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Reuters is reporting that a pair of Universal Music Group units are suing Monster Beverage Corp. for sampling several songs co-owned by rap-rock icons the Beastie Boys , who won a similar lawsuit against the drink maker earlier this year. Capital Records and Universal-Polygram International…

  11. TomorrowWorld 2014 Preview: 9 Sets Not to Miss

    September 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Following a successful debut last fall, TomorrowWorld enters its sophomore year beginning this Friday (Sept. 26). Last year’s inaugural edition brought more than 120,000 visitors from 75 different countries to Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills, and this year’s deep and diverse lineup bodes well…

  12. Six Key Takeaways From This Week's Massive Copyright Decision

    September 25, 2014 10:29 AM EDT The decision by a federal judge in California that came down on Monday -- that owners of master recordings released before Feb. 15, 1972 have an exclusive copyright that applies to performances -- is not only seen as a major victory for Flo & Eddie (the pair who initiated a class…

  13. Chief Keef Unleashes New Track 'Beetle Juice'

    September 25, 2014 9:56 AM EDT The same day Chief Keef landed at No. 10 on Billboard's 21 Under 21 list, he released a new song titled "Beetle Juice." Check out the new track below: Keef is joined on the song by fellow Chicago MC (and cousin) Fredo Santanta. Compared to Keef's recent track "In It…

  14. Justin Bieber Broke His Eardrum Cliff Diving

    September 25, 2014 9:47 AM EDT Justin Bieber 's been busted again.  No, he's not in trouble with the police -- Bieber tweeted on Wednesday that he may have busted his eardrum.  Busted my ear drum cliff diving. Doc says might need surgery now. Sucks. — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 24, 2014 Luckily,…

  15. Bob Seger Announces 'Ride Out' Tour

    September 25, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The Travelin' Man is hitting the road again this fall.  Bob Seger   & the   Silver Bullet Band will kick off their Ride Out Tour 2014/2015 on Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Mich., with 23 dates announced so far through Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Bob Seger Reveals Release Date for 'Ride Out&…

  16. Kenny Chesney Heading for Eighth No. 1 Album

    September 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s new duets album may debut at No. 2. Country superstar Kenny Chesney is heading for his eighth No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his new set, The Big Revival , may sell around 125,000 to 135,000 copies in the week…

  17. Rod Stewart Fan Suing Over Soccer Ball Injuries

    September 24, 2014 4:18 PM EDT A soccer ball kicked into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert has bounced back to Rod Stewart in the form of a lawsuit by a Southern California man who says he has lingering injuries after his nose was broken. Rod Stewart: The Billboard Cover Story Mostafa Kashe's civil negligence…

  18. Meghan Trainor No. 1 On Hot 100, Jeremih Hits Top 10, Jennifer Lopez Debuts

    September 24, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 'All About That Bass' leads an all-female top five for a third week and takes over atop Radio Songs. Plus, Jeremih's 'Don't Tell 'Em' jumps 12-10 and Jennifer Lopez blasts in at No. 18 with 'Booty.' Meghan Trainor's ode to booty…

  19. Forever Young: Top 21 Songs By Under-21 Musicians (From the Last 21 Years)

    September 24, 2014 2:33 PM EDT Pop isn’t necessarily a young person’s game. Singing, rapping, songwriting, melting minds with various instruments: These are skills that improve with time, and plenty of veteran artists produce music that resonates with fans of all ages -- even fickle teens that are generally suspicious of…

  20. Exclusive: Pornhub Launches Pornhub Records Label

    September 24, 2014 1:05 PM EDT This summer's news that Coolio had signed a deal with Pornhub may have come prematurely, so to speak -- but rumors that the pornography site was penetrating the music industry (it's just too easy) with a shiny new record label are, in fact, true. Today marks the launch of Pornhub…

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