1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. CODER Picks of the Week: Kylie Minogue, Alesso and More

    June 28, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew reviews their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Zel, Jacob and Lauren have to say. Kylie Minogue: “Skirt” (Switch Remix) [Rising Music] Of the set of official remixes released earlier this week for Kylie Minogue’s new…

  5. Austin City Limits Lineup: Depeche Mode, The Cure and Kings of Leon Are Texas Bound

    May 07, 2013 1:01 AM EDT Muse, Lionel Richie, Atoms for Peace, Phoenix and Wilco will also headline the two-weekend event Austin City Limits' two-weekend debut will have plenty of music to go around. The Texas festival, which will run Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, will see headlining performances from Depeche Mode, the…

  6. Kaskade to Release Long-Awaited 'Freaks of Nature' Tour DVD: First Look

    April 17, 2013 2:47 PM EDT The film will feature footage from historic 2012 Staples Center gig. Kaskade is currently preparing to embark on the “It’s You, It’s Me” Redux Tour (revealed last month here on CODE ), during which the superstar DJ/producer will play the small, barebones nightclubs where he got his…

  7. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, D'Angelo, The National, Willie Nelson are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 9-11 Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's…

  8. Kaskade Reveals 'It's You, It's Me' 10-Year Anniversary Tour

    March 24, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Kaskade took over the Main Stage as the headliner on weekend one of Ultra Music Festival. He took fans by surprise when debuting his new single, "Atmosphere," during a memorable live experience. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 1 | Day 2 "'Atmosphere' is…

  9. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 1: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 23, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Avicii, Afrojack, a hint of Daft Punk, and more from Friday. Ultra attendees faced less-than-stellar weather as Weekend 2 kicked off, but no amount of rain could put a damper on fans' excitement. Despite the late afternoon downpour and heaps of humidity, crowds cheered as they…

  10. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1, Day 2: 11 Things Seen and Heard

    March 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Zedd strips, Chuckie shouts, Porter Robinson rocks and Yeasayer make it awkward in Miami ... A Recap of Day 2 As if Friday's eight-hour opening day wasn't enough, Ultra Music Festival stretched from noon to midnight on Saturday, offering fans twelve jam-packed hours of…

  11. Ultra Music Festival Sets To Watch

    March 15, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Find out what acts you can't miss during Miami's Ultra weekends. Some things are inevitable at Ultra: Slamming main-stage sets from artists like Afrojack, Kaskade and David Guetta. The occasional pop star drop-by (e.g., Madonna, Will.i.am). Lots and lots of neon. But every year,…

  12. Kaskade’s Late Night Alumni: Exclusive Live Video

    March 06, 2013 11:40 AM EST The Kaskade side project champions house music’s lost lush grooves. For most artists, a side project is an avenue to get away from their usual musical identity and try something new. But for Kaskade’s group Late Night Alumni, it’s something of a return to the deep house sounds for which…

  13. 25 Valentine's Day Drops: Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and More Pick Their Favorite Love Songs

    February 14, 2013 12:00 PM EST Tiësto, Flosstradamus, Flux Pavilion and 22 more DJs pick their favorite V-Day tracks, ones they'll be bumping during their sets and maybe in the bedrooms, too. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes us all pull a Celine Dion. That is, talk about love (and occasionally beat our…

  14. Skrillex's Grammy Hat-Tricks: Good or Bad for EDM?

    February 11, 2013 10:36 AM EST On the surface, Skrillex’s two-year sweep of The Grammys’ dance/electronic categories is a stunning victory for a deserving and unlikely star. In last night’s “pre-tel” ceremony (aka before the telecast), the 25-year-old California native picked up Grammys for Best Remix Non-Classical, for…

  15. At Grammys, Kaskade Says EDM Is Ready For Prime Time

    February 10, 2013 7:36 PM EST 'It's time for us to move from the Nokia Theatre to the big room,' the producer said backstage at Grammys EDM continues to make its mark at the Grammy Awards, and one producer thinks it's ready for "the big room." "We're selling more tickets than any…

  16. Thomas Gold Joins the Ranks of the Great Dance DJs with Roseland Ballroom Show in NYC

    January 30, 2013 3:35 PM EST What does Thomas Gold have in common with Kaskade , Deadmau5 , and Swedish House Mafia ? After last Saturday (Jan. 26) night, they’ve all headlined sold-out, Live Nation-backed shows at New York's historic Roseland Ballroom. The most unfamiliar name on that list, Germany native Gold,…

  17. Ultra Music Festival Phase 2: Skrillex, Azealia Banks, Sleigh Bells

    January 25, 2013 9:35 AM EST The Ultra Music Festival has unveiled the second phase of its massive lineup of DJs, performers and bands that will take over Miami for two weekends in March, with highlights including EDM giants Skrillex (via his side project Dog Blood) and Martin Solveig, rappers Azealia Banks and Snoop…

  18. Chart Highlights: Bon Jovi Blasts Onto AC, Adult Pop Songs Charts

    January 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST 'Because We Can' debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 21 and Adult Pop Songs at No. 30 as the Greatest Gainer on both 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…

  19. Ultra Music Festival Lineup: David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii to Rock Miami

    January 04, 2013 6:05 PM EST As previously announced, Swedish House Mafia will end their "One Last Tour" at Ultra The first round of artists for this year's supersized Ultra Music Festival has been announced, with titans of electronic dance music including deadmau5, Tiësto and David Guetta all on board to…

  20. Top 10 EDM Moments of 2012

    December 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST From Madonna hitting a rave, to a billionaire financier buying one, 2012 was full of unbelievable moments for EDM and its artists. Here we touch on 10 top moments in the genre's most formative year thus far.   Best of 2012: Billboard's Year-End Charts & More | The Year in EDM   …

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