1. Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013

    December 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST When a track gets the world’s attention, when it changes an artist’s career forever or drives an entire genre forward, when it has staying power or brings a whole new audience to dance music, it’s a gamechanger. These aren’t necessarily the biggest sellers or the critically acclaimed …

  2. Ultra Music Festival Announces Phase One of 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Diplo and More

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Festival season is coming. Ultra Music Festival quietly announced "Phase One" of its 2014 lineup on its website this morning, confirming its return to a single weekend (March 28-30) after marking its 15th anniversary this year with two. As with most large EDM festivals, there were…

  3. Grammys 2014: EDM Acts Get Lucky With Dance Category Nominations

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 2013. Every song in the "Best Dance…

  4. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  5. Jason Bentley Talks About His 5 Years as KCRW Music Director

    December 04, 2013 12:13 PM EST On Monday (Dec. 2), Jason Bentley quietly passed his five-year anniversary as music director of Santa Monica, CA radio station KCRW and host of its flagship show, “Morning Becomes Eclectic” without fanfare or celebration. “I keep my head down, keep working,” says Bentley, at once amused and…

  6. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  7. Skylar Grey Will Join Kaskade on 'Atmosphere' Arena Tour, Perform 'Happiness' Collab: Exclusive

    September 24, 2013 1:33 PM EDT After making a surprise appearance during the Miami stop at American Airlines Arena last weekend, Skylar Grey will join Kaskade on the remaining five dates of his “Atmosphere” arena tour, Billboard has learned. She’ll perform their 2011 collaboration “Room For Happiness,” a favorite of…

  8. Dancing With Molly: The EDM Community Has an Honest Conversation About Drugs

    September 20, 2013 1:06 PM EDT In the wake of the Electric Zoo tragedies, artists and industry insiders speak out on the problems and possible solutions. The New York City Medical Examiner has determined that one of the two deaths at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival (August 30 - September 1) was caused by a chemical…

  9. Kaskade's 'Atmosphere' Heats Up Dance Charts

    September 19, 2013 6:25 PM EDT The DJ collects his second No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums. Plus, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Diplo and Britney Spears dent Dance/Electronic songs with new debuts. Kaskade collects his second No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums as “Atmosphere” enters atop the list with 19,000, according to Nielsen…

  10. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading for Billboard 200 Top 10

    September 13, 2013 9:44 PM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" looks to top the chart, with the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" close behind. On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys are making a strong return, and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her…

  11. Fall Music Preview 2013: The 52 Hottest Albums

    September 03, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Summer's over and that means fall 2013's slate of new albums is heating up. From Avicii to Lady Gaga, Eminem to Pearl Jam, Enrique Iglesias to Miley Cyrus and Keith Urban to Cher, Billboard spotlights the hot hip-hop, pop, rock, R&B, latin, and country releases that will…

  12. Kaskade, ‘Atmosphere’: Fall Music Preview 2013

    August 30, 2013 2:12 PM EDT Release Date: Sept. 10        Label: Ultra Music Dance veteran Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, settled in to record his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, after a 55-plus-date mega-tour in 2012 that included a Staples Center sellout. “I was just burned out, I guess,” the DJ/producer says. “If I…

  13. Colette Switches Sound on 'When The Music’s Loud' Album

    August 26, 2013 2:19 PM EDT The Queen of House returns with an album full of firsts. Like many diehard fans, house music lovers can be resistant to changes in their scene. Accordingly, not everyone in the house music community has taken kindly to America’s exploding interest in it. DJ and producer Colette Marino…

  14. Hardstyle: Get To Know the Genre with an Exclusive Psyko Punkz Mix

    August 22, 2013 3:03 PM EDT Dutch brand Q Dance brings the high-octane genre to America. One fan at a time. Warped, distorted synths. A gut-punching, constant, turbo-powered kickdrum -- immediately followed by more bass on the offbeat. Voiceovers from monsters, alien gods and nasty little punks. No need for a drop.…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday The latest chart…

  16. Outside Lands Webcast: Watch Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Perform Live

    August 09, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Outside Lands 2013 is bringing three huge days of music featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix and more to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 9-11) and thanks to fest's live webcast, you can watch many of the performances from the comfort of…

  17. Garrix Zooms; Icona Pop, Avicii and Kaskade Climb the Dance Chart

    August 05, 2013 6:26 PM EDT Martin Garrix zooms ten spots, the largest positional jump on the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, with festival banger “Animals” (32-22). Taking 66% of its points from sales, the song is also seen vaulting 38-17 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (9,000 units, up 86%). Icona Pop’s “All Night,…

  18. Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 29, 2013 5:00 AM EDT Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Robin Thicke are among the big names confirmed to perform at the Sept. 21 Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the telecoms group’s charitable initiative focused on ending youth homelessness. Other artists confirmed to the multi-stage festival’s line-up include The Avett…

  19. Mysto & Pizzi: A Billboard Q&A with the Production Duo Making Waves on YouTube

    July 24, 2013 11:50 AM EDT The upstart DJ/producer duo share the secrets to their growing success. Native New Yorkers Mysto & Pizzi are making a name for themselves by sharing their studio secrets and making some key remixes for stars like Justin Timberlake, Tiësto and Kanye West. The prolific pair has produced…

  20. CODER Picks of the Week: Clinton VanSciver, Kaskade, Jay-Z and More

    July 05, 2013 11:43 AM EDT This Friday, in honor of Independence Day, the CODE crew reviews their favorite All-American dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below and see what Kerri, Zel and Lauren have to say. Clinton VanSciver: “Indie Anna Jones” featuring Queen B (Dim Mak) Twenty-one-year-old producer…

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