1. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Sets Record on Spotify

    April 20, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Daft Punk has set a record on Spotify . The music service, which launched in 2008, says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom . Spotify wouldn't release the number of…

  2. Daft Punk Releases Official 'Get Lucky' Single

    April 19, 2013 12:06 AM EDT Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" lead track is finally available after weeks of leaks and teases. After the commercials, teases, hints, edits, rumors and near-Coachella appearances -- Daft Punk's new single has officially arrived. The French duo has built…

  3. Daft Punk Teases New Album, Reveals Guests in Coachella Video

    April 13, 2013 11:48 AM EDT A Daft Punk video trailer shown at Coachella confirmed Pharrell Williams, Animal Collective's Panda Bear, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and more will appear on "Random Access Memories," due in May. COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS •…

  4. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  5. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  6. The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine': Track-By-Track Review

    March 25, 2013 1:20 PM EDT When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll could still rock, even as thirtysomething…

  7. Warner Sound at SXSW: Showcase Full Schedule

    March 04, 2013 8:00 PM EST A full schedule has been announced for the Warner Sound showcase at SXSW in Austin this month, with daytime performances by Fitz & the Tantrums and Lianne La Havas, plus headline sets by the Flaming Lips, Paramore and others. The three-day Warner Sound Captured by Nikon showcase is…

  8. Mavado, 'Take It': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 04, 2013 3:30 PM EST The singer pledges allegiance to dancehall, talks forthcoming album. Mavado launched his career in 2005 with several controversial, blood-splattered hit singles, but he has remained at the top of the dancehall genre through the steady release of friendlier songs celebrating sex, partying and…

  9. Bubbling Under: C2C Savors Soda Pop Hit

    February 22, 2013 11:40 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: C2C, Nataly Dawn, Rachel Farley and Jordaine C2C Thanks in part to Dr. Pepper, a quirky dance tune is rising up the Alternative…

  10. The Strokes Announce Fifth Studio Album, 'Comedown Machine'

    January 30, 2013 11:15 AM EST Follow-up to 2011's "Angles" due out in March. Two weeks after after new Strokes music was hinted at on the Facebook page of a Seattle radio station , the rock group has announced that "Comedown Machine," its fifth studio album, will be released through RCA Records…

  11. The Strokes Release 'One Way Trigger': Listen

    January 25, 2013 6:20 PM EST A decade after kicking off the revival of early '70s garage rock, The Strokes are plunging further into the world of synthesizers that began in the '80s. The New York City band -- who is working on their fifth studio album -- has dropped a new single, "One Way Trigger,"…

  12. The Strokes To Release Fifth Album Later This Year: Update

    January 17, 2013 12:40 PM EST The group's fifth studio album will likely be preceded by the single "All The Time. Nearly two years after the release of their fourth studio album "Angles," the Strokes are returning with new music. Billboard has confirmed a report that the Strokes' fifth studio…

  13. One Direction Q&A: Louis Tomlinson

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST The elder statesman of the group, Louis Tomlinson, 20, is also known in inside circles as the defacto leader and resident perfectionist in One Direction . In our conversation about being named Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012 , Tomlinson doesn't exactly dispute the labels. "I…

  14. Crystal Castles Bottle 'Severe Melancholy' in Third Album

    November 13, 2012 1:25 PM EST Also: Band hopes to release an acoustic EP in 2013 titled "Affection" Crystal Castles ' third album, "(III)," was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass,…

  15. Crystal Castles, '(III)': Album Review

    November 12, 2012 8:00 PM EST CRYSTAL CASTLES (III) Producer Ethan Kath Casablanca/Republic Records/Fiction Release Date Nov. 13 At first glance, Crystal Castles' third album is even more unrelentingly bleak than its predecessors-singles are titled "Plague" and "Wrath of God," and the artwork is…

  16. Kill the Noise's 'Black Magic': More Choir, Less Dubstep

    November 05, 2012 6:15 PM EST Reveals He's on the Lineup for Next Year's Coachella Jake Stanczak, aka Kill The Noise, packed the Earstorm stage at Saturday's Hard Day of The Dead event in Los Angeles. Among the thousands of fans spotted rocking out to his set was Skrillex , Stanczak's close friend.…

  17. Saint Etienne On Serving U.S. Fans, Now Without a Label

    October 30, 2012 6:35 PM EDT U.K. indie-pop trio Saint Etienne has gained a cult-like, if increasingly large, following in the United States over the past two decades - enough to lure the band back Stateside for the first time in nearly seven years for a tour in support of its latest album, "Words And Music By Saint…

  18. Aerosmith May Self-Release Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT With the upcoming "Music From Another Dimension" marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with reporters on Thursday whether the band would…

  19. Lady Gaga Leaks Photo of Julian Assange Visit

    October 09, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Lady Gaga and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, two of the world's most controversial public figures, met up in London on Monday to talk about who-knows-what. Gaga was in London to promote her debut fragrance Fame, which just launched at upscale department store Harrod's. After the…

  20. Crystal Castles Announce New Album, Share 'Wrath of God' Track

    September 26, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Crystal Castles have been sharing small details of their "bleak" third album for months, and on Wednesday (Sept. 26), the Canadian electronica duo officially revealed that "(III)" would be hitting stores on Nov. 6 through Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic. In addition,…

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