1. SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

    August 21, 2014 11:01 AM EDT The successful audio platform has launched it's first advertising initiative, and plans a subscription service in the near future. It’s a new era for SoundCloud.   The audio platform has long been a home to unsigned, independent and even established artists to debut new material --…

  2. Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies in Car Accident

    April 17, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78. Officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone in his Jaguar when he hit a post before dawn Thursday in the northern suburb of Cupey. Crash Scene Footage (via El Nuevo Dia )…

  3. Bruno Mars, U2 Among Super Bowl's Top Shazam Searches

    February 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST Between Bruno Mars' halftime performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laurence Fishburne's opera and Ellen Degeneres' Beats commercial , which Super Bowl moment nabbed the most Shazams? The music search app beat its own Super Bowl record with over 700,000 uses -- more than…

  4. Bob Dylan to Star in Super Bowl Ad

    January 29, 2014 10:45 AM EST As a new Super Bowl commercial for Chobani featuring Bob Dylan’s 1966 hit “I Want You” hit the web on Tuesday, Billboard has confirmed that another Dylan-related spot will be airing on Sunday, this time starring the man himself. Dylan will star in a new commercial for Chrysler, according to…

  5. Chart Highlights: Rolling Stones Debut On Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 07, 2013 6:15 PM EST When the group's frontman has the original moves like Jagger, it shouldn't be too surprising to find them on the tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  6. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  7. Farewell Thrice: A Thunderous Appreciation

    June 14, 2012 6:30 PM EDT There was no elegiac note to be found in Thrice 's New York City appearance last month, despite the Best Buy Theater's digital marquee blaring the decisive words FAREWELL TOUR. Thrice had acknowledged as far back as November this would be the last live run "for the foreseeable…

  8. The Beach Boys Q&A: 50th Anniversary Tour, Album, Reunion

    May 25, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Two Fender representatives approach Al Jardine during an interview to talk guitars. They have 1962 reissue Jaguars to give to Jardine and the man who briefly replaced him in David Marks: You could tell the chemistry was still there. When we started rehearsals we really did pick up where we…

  9. Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)

    February 27, 2012 6:15 PM EST The 20-year-old bows with his second chart entry, "Wanted." Hear an exclusive live version of the ballad, performed at Billboard's offices. Plus, Carrie Underwood storms the chart's top 30. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  10. Staying Gold: The Big Pink Loosens Up For Sophomore Release

    January 12, 2012 1:15 PM EST The Big Pink 's debut album, "A Brief History of Love" (4AD), was released in 2009 and did quite well, particularly for a British band breaking into the United States. The set has sold 32,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and the duo's lush, electronic-based rock earned…

  11. Johnny Marr, Ex-Smiths Guitarist, Talks Solo Music & 'Poor Decision' Score

    May 17, 2011 4:21 PM EDT J ohnny Marr , the former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, expects to start a world tour in October beginning with a show in New York. Currently working on two albums and scoring the second season of David Cross's British TV series, "The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret,…

  12. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 06, 2009 11:13 AM EST Juan Gabriel was the big star of the 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards, which aired live on the Univision network from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center yesterday (Nov. 5). The fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, who performed live for at least 40 minutes -- an unprecedented…

  13. Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 17, 2009 3:19 PM EDT With five nods to its name, Latin Grammy darling Calle 13 led the list of esoteric nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammy awards. The eclectic Puerto Rican urban group, which has already won several Latin Grammys in the past, is up for awards in the Album of the year and Best Urban…

  14. Peter Gabriel Urges Mexican President To Stop 'Feminicide'

    March 30, 2009 9:17 AM EDT Peter Gabriel met with Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Friday (March 27), urging him to increase his efforts to end the violence against women and murders in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua. Gabriel was in Mexico City for a concert as part of a brief Mexican tour. The meeting was arranged by…

  15. Early Grammys Honor Film, Latin Music

    February 08, 2009 4:58 PM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight." The Grammy for best motion picture song…

  16. Doherty Fined For Assaulting Journalist

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A London court today (Nov. 8) fined Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty $1,400 for assaulting a British Broadcasting Corp. journalist earlier this year. A London court today (Nov. 8) fined Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty $1,400 for assaulting a British Broadcasting Corp. journalist earlier…

  17. Doherty Pleads Guilty, Kicks Reporter

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moments after pleading guilty to seven drug charges in a London court this morning (March 23), troubled rocker Pete Doherty lashed out at reporters covering the appearance and kicked one in the arm. Moments after pleading guilty to seven drug charges in a London court this morning (March 23),…

  18. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  19. Roots Ink With Def Jam Left, Prep Compilations

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group's new album, "Game Theory," is expected for release sometime next year. As first tipped here this summer, hip-hop outfit the Roots have split with Geffen and signed to Def Jam Left. The group&…

  20. Special Olympics Bows Latin Xmas Initiative

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, the Special Olympics will produce a version of its holiday themed fundraising music series in a language other than English. For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, Special Olympics' "A Very Special Christmas…

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