1. Ultra Music Festival Co-Founder Alex Omes Dead at 43

    January 13, 2015 4:38 PM EST Alejandro "Alex" Omes, a co-founder of Ultra Music Festival and a Miami nightlife staple, has died at age 43, festival executives confirmed to Billboard . The cause of death is not yet known. Omes, along with his business partner Russell Faibisch, established the now-legendary…

  2. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  3. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  4. Mysteryland USA vs. Electric Daisy NYC: EDM Festival Previews

    May 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT It’s a good weekend to be a New York dance fan. This Memorial Day, top dance acts will descend on the Empire State where two marquee dance music festivals are squaring off in serious fashion. CODE breaks down all the necessary details and differences between ID&T’s Mysteryland USA and…

  5. Mysteryland vs Electric Daisy: Insomniac and ID&T Reveal Lineups for Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

    March 06, 2014 4:29 PM EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? If you’re an EDM fan in New York, you are officially spoiled. Live Nation’s Insomniac and SFX’s ID&T announced their lineups for their competing events this May 24-25. If there were any lingering questions about competition between the two rave…

  6. Empire of the Sun & Tommy Trash Talk New (RED) compilation with Calvin Harris, Tiësto and More

    November 08, 2013 2:56 PM EST Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Tiesto, Empire of the Sun, Tommy Trash and Avicii are among the artists who’ve contributed new and exclusive remixes and collaborated with (RED), an organization that raises proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, on “Dance (RED) Save Lives 2,” a new…

  7. Josh Wink's 'Balls': The Techno DJ On His New Hit

    August 28, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Vote for your favorite take on the Philly star’s aggressive techno hit. To call Josh Wink (born Winkleman) Philadelphia’s biggest techno DJ is to underrepresent him. Wink has dabbled in just about every type of electronic-dance style there is; from acid (1995’s classic “Higher State of…

  8. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chicago house music DJ/producer Lil' Louis,…

  9. 'X Factor' Semi-Finals: Three Contestants Shine, One Performance 'Horrific'

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST Following last week's shocking elimination, Wednesday's episode of "X Factor" began on a somber note as the final four contestants continued to compete for a spot in next week's finale episodes. Each performer sang two songs, including one chosen by the fans -- a…

  10. DEVO: How To Get Ahead With Advertising

    June 11, 2010 4:38 PM EDT On May 18, Devo Inc. held a live streaming press conference to announce the results of its months-long Song Study, an online survey to rank the general public's preference of 16 tracks it previewed for them. "As COO of Devo Inc.," grey-suited executive Greg Scholl said, "…

  11. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three were among more than 70 acts announced…

  12. Fabric 20

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST International DJ John Digweed is well-known for leading clubgoers on long, dark progressive house journeys. With "Fabric 20," he takes dance/electronic enthusiasts on a detour of sorts. International DJ John Digweed is well-known for leading clubgoers on long, dark progressive house…

  13. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  14. Blue Man Group Expands Touring Plans

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The inimitable Blue Man Group will kick off a U.S. summer tour July 7 in Columbia, Md. Currently dates run through Aug. 30, although more are expected. The inimitable Blue Man Group will kick off a U.S. summer tour July 7 in Columbia, Md. Currently dates run through Aug. 30, although more are…

  15. Underworld Leads Ultra Festival Lineup

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set for March 22 at Miami's Bayfront Park. The event will also sport performances from some of the biggest names in el Underworld leads a star-studded lineup for the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival, set…

  16. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  17. Lava Develops Blue Man Group 'Complex'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. The first fruit of the deal will be the April 22…

  18. FC Kahuna Brings 'Soul Through Machinery'

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "We wanted this record to be defiantly electronic," Daniel Ormondroyd of U.K.-based duo FC Kahuna reveals, referring to its debut album, "Machine Says Yes," due Nov. 19 via Nettwerk America. "Jon [Nowell, his musical…

  19. Oakenfold, Deep Dish Sign On For Ultra Festival

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra festival, which will kick off the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach. The event, which will be Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra…

  20. Mekka Fest Unveils City-By-City Lineup

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit this summer, beginning Aug. 4 in Detroit. As previously reported, the trek is highlighted by Roni Size, BT, P The inaugural Mekka festival has unveiled the lineup for each of the 10 cities it will hit…

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