1. CMA Songwriters Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    November 04, 2014 5:30 PM EST Nashville has always been known as a songwriter's town, and that perception has been bolstered in the past decade by the increasing success of the CMA Songwriters Series. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary this year by expanding into television and drawing standing-room-only…

  2. mun2 Becomes NBC Universo in Move to Rebrand

    November 04, 2014 3:51 PM EST The bilingual cable network will relaunch on Feb. 1 with mix of entertainment and sports offerings NBCUniversal's bilingual cable network mun2 is re-launching with new programming, a new logo and a name change: NBC Universo.  The rebrand, which officially launches on Feb. 1, includes a…

  3. Praise Lorde! Chvrches Releases 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Track 'Dead Air'

    November 04, 2014 12:54 PM EST It's time to head to Chvrches and give praise to Lorde : Lauren Mayberry & Co's new song from the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack is here! "Dead Air" finds Chvrches in familiar territory, full of chirpy synths and a heartfelt, understated…

  4. Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Is Music Publishing's Big Winner in Q3

    November 04, 2014 10:06 AM EST Sam Smith was publishing’s big winner in the third quarter. His “Stay With Me” ranks first for airplay, with both Sony/ATV and Universal Music Publishing Group holding an interest in the ballad, while his guest turn on Disclosure ’s “Latch” (UMPG) puts the radio staple in fifth place. As a…

  5. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow's Eve. As far as events go, this was…

  6. Exclusive Premiere: Deadmau5's 'Maths' (Botnek Remix)

    November 03, 2014 3:15 PM EST It's been five years since deadmau5 's  Random Album Title  album catapulted him to the forefront of the EDM world, a spot he's maintained thanks to his innovative releases and unfiltered public persona. To celebrate his career, Ultra Music is releasing a double-disc…

  7. Suge Knight Hospitalized After Fall in Las Vegas Jail

    November 03, 2014 2:29 PM EST Marion "Suge" Knight will post bail and return to California to face a robbery charge following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital for a blood clot in his chest discovered after he fell in jail, his attorneys said Monday (Nov. 3). A judge set bail at $75,000 for the 49-year-old…

  8. Ty Dolla $ign Brings His Carefree Party to New York City: Live Review

    November 03, 2014 2:29 PM EST The west coast has dominated the sound of rap and R&B in the last year and a half, largely due to two figures: DJ Mustard and his friend and occasional collaborator Ty Dolla $ign . Mustard makes the beats, and Ty Dolla, who performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on Sunday, Nov. 2,…

  9. Jennifer Lopez to Potential Boyfriends: 'Are You Good Enough For My Kids?'

    November 03, 2014 12:33 PM EST Jennifer Lopez sat down with NBC's Maria Shriver on Monday's Today show for part one of a candid interview about her new book, True Love. As you might've guessed from the book's title, J.Lo talked a lot about past relationships. But this might surprise you: Lopez…

  10. Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Releases Music Video for Britney Spears' 'Circus'

    October 31, 2014 4:45 PM EDT 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' kid has her own girl group, 3KT. Ugh, the fame cycle continues right on schedule. Gia Giudice , daughter of prison-bound Teresa and Joe Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , released a music video this week with some friends to  Britney…

  11. Def Leppard on Performing Without Vivian Campbell, Making a 'Big Push' in 2015

    October 31, 2014 3:44 PM EDT After a successful summer tour with Kiss , Def Leppard gets back on the horse for a one-off show Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which will be slightly odd for the group, since Vivian Campbell -- currently getting treatments as he continues to battle cancer -- sits out, with Steve Brown…

  12. Bob Dylan Releasing Frank Sinatra Covers Album 'Shadows In the Night' in 2015

    October 31, 2014 2:22 PM EDT There's already plenty of "new" Bob Dylan releases at hand -- a six-disc set of Basement Tapes recordings hits Nov. 4 and the star-studded Lost on the River collection drops Nov. 11 -- but next year, it looks like we're getting the real deal. Stereogum reports  a note…

  13. Deerhoof Celebrates 20 Years With Release of Madonna-Inspired 'La Isla Bonita' Album

    October 31, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Deerhoof celebrates 20 years as a band this year, a feat that astounds founding member Greg Saunier. Not because time has flown by for the uber-influential cult band, but mostly because Deerhoof was never intended to last more than two weeks when it was formed, much less two decades. With…

  14. The Big Names in Booking Bands for Television Share Their Secrets

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Scott Igoe, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Title: Music executive Held since: 2002 Age: 46 Previous job: Assistant to former Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine Artists booked in 2014: Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith and Disclosure, Taylor Swift…

  15. Bruce Springsteen Admits He Wrote a Song About a Book Before Reading It

    October 31, 2014 11:55 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen recently chatted with The New York Times about his favorite writers and what books he's been reading recently (he's promoting his children's book Outlaw Pete ) . Amid a high-minded discussion of Philip Roth, Moby-Dick and Flannery O'Connor, Springsteen…

  16. Trent Reznor on Turning 50 'With Some Sense of Dread,' the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project

    October 31, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Next May, Trent Reznor turns 50. "It's with some sense of dread," he says dryly. "I saw something on TV, 'If you're age 50 to 74, apply now...' -- I'm like, 'F---, I'm in that?' " As he hits the half-century mark, Reznor may have…

  17. Foo Fighters Tap Zac Brown for 'Congregation,' Best Song From 'Sonic Highways' Yet

    October 31, 2014 10:50 AM EDT It's Friday, which means a new episode of Foo Fighters ' HBO documentary Sonic Highways (chronicling the making of their album of the same name) will air tonight. And with it comes a brand new Foos' track, "Congregation," the best song we've heard from the new…

  18. Taylor Swift, Drake & Iggy Azalea: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 22

    October 31, 2014 10:34 AM EDT Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. On this very special Halloween…

  19. Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Lorde Before She Was Famous

    October 30, 2014 7:30 PM EDT With the Lorde -curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack coming out Nov. 17, the soon-to-be-18-year-old pop singer is proving her taste in collaborators -- Kanye West , Chemical Brothers , Miguel and more -- are just as cool as her own music. Speaking to Billboard for our latest…

  20. Musicians React to Giants' World Series Win

    October 30, 2014 12:30 AM EDT The World Series is done and dusted. Elite club baseball is finished for another season (spoiler alert: the Giants beat the Royals in Game 7). San Francisco fans can rejoice, and the ban on Lorde's "Royals" is now lifted .   Musicians pitched in with their own special moments…

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