1. PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave for 'Overly American' BBC Show

    October 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Even with a name like Peaky Blinders , the BBC historical drama was getting accused of seeming “overly American.” So Flood , the show’s music producer, set out to fix that with some good ol’ British musical lore. PJ Harvey covering the Australian Nick Cave ? Well, at least he’s not American…

  2. 14 New Zealand Acts You Need to Know About

    October 17, 2014 5:17 AM EDT New Zealand has been punching well above its weight in recent years. Think Lorde . Think The Naked and the Famous , Broods , Gin Wigmore , Ladyhawke   and  Kimbra (oh, and don't forget   Flight of the Conchords ). If you figured that’s it, think again. With the nominations announced…

  3. Frank Ocean Signs to New Management With Three Six Zero

    September 15, 2014 10:55 AM EDT As Frank Ocean gears up for the follow-up to Channel Orange , his 2012 major-label debut -- which has sold 621,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and took home a 2013 Grammy for best urban contemporary album -- he has made a key change behind the scenes. Since July, Ocean has been…

  4. Kate Nash Talks ‘She Rules’ iPhone Video, Upcoming Projects at Lollapalooza 2014 (Watch)

    August 03, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Kate Nash has a pretty busy schedule these days. In addition to her performance at Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago, the English musician is writing music for her fourth album and working on the new musical “Only Gold” with choreographer and director Andy Blankenbuehler. Lollapalooza 2014: …

  5. Lollapalooza 2014: Watch Spoon, Calvin Harris, Outkast & More on Stage

    August 03, 2014 11:56 AM EDT Spoon, Calvin Harris and Outkast led the list of acts that played on day two of Lollapalooza . Watch clips of all the great acts below! Lollapalooza 2014 : Day 2 Highlights | Backstage Performances | Backstage Games | On the Scene Photos | Festival Style Outkast Spoon   Calvin Harris…

  6. Lollapalooza 2014 Saturday Highlights: Outkast, Calvin Harris, Spoon Heat Up a Diverse Day 2

    August 03, 2014 1:42 AM EDT Temperatures rose, tank tops were on display and Chicago's Grant Park welcomed back the masses on Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2014 , which featured an even more diverse array of top-line talent on Saturday (Aug. 2). From rising rock artists to veteran MCs, from banging bass drops to quiet…

  7. Three Six Zero Teams with Warner on New Record Label, Music Publishing Division

    July 29, 2014 12:40 PM EDT The imprint is a cooperation with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. Three Six Zero, an entertainment group founded in 2007, will today announce the launch of a new record label and music publishing division in cooperation with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. The…

  8. 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 …

  9. Fallulah, Danish Pop Star, Packs Her Bags & Heads To America Alone

    October 18, 2013 6:02 PM EDT "I've actually invested all of the money that I've made in Denmark into going to America," says the striking singer-songwriter. "If you want to do it the easy way, you should definitely not go to America." This admission is made by Maria Apetri, better known as…

  10. Karmin Live: Watch The Duo's Two-Song Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    September 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT Karmin talks stage style and performs "Acapella" and "Brokenhearted" live on Tastemakers rooftop. Karmin has come a long way since rising into the spotlight a couple of years ago via surprisingly adept hip-hop covers posted to YouTube. The colorful duo transitioned to…

  11. Bridgit Mendler Live: Watch Her Acoustic Tastemakers Performance and Q&A

    September 04, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Watch the singer and Disney Channel star perform two songs and talk music & style. "I felt I had a lot to get out of my system," Bridgit Mendler said of creating her first album "Hello My Name Is…" as she sat down in front of Billboard's New York studio recently…

  12. Tori Kelly Live: Watch Her Acoustic Tastemakers Performance and Q&A

    August 15, 2013 1:49 PM EDT Watch the singer/songwriter (and YouTube star) perform two songs and talk new music and style. Nuanced, soulful singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has garnered over 45 million YouTube views, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun tweeted she was "the truth" earlier this year,…

  13. Kate Nash Live: Watch Her Tastemakers Performance and Style Q&A

    August 08, 2013 2:20 PM EDT "The period between "My Best Friend Is You" and "Girl Talk" was really strange," Kate Nash divulged about the time between her last album and her latest, which was released this spring. At Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash at Chicago's Double Door…

  14. Lollapalooza 2013: The Cure, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend Cap Day 3

    August 05, 2013 11:27 AM EDT Lollapalooza served up the alt-pop to close out the festival's final night in Grant Park. Goth godfathers The Cure left fans with smiles on their faces as they delivered a set of their most classic and poppiest confections on the south stage, while France's Phoenix kept the…

  15. Kate Nash Dazzles At Billboard Party In Chicago

    August 02, 2013 4:24 PM EDT Half Moon Run and Blondfire rock Billboard's pre-Lollapalooza bash. Billboard kicked off Lollapalooza 2013 with an impromptu "Grrl Gang," as Kate Nash asked a group of fans at the Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, to help her thrash through a roaring cover of Fidlar…

  16. Kate Nash, Half Moon Run and Blondfire to Rock Billboard Party in Chicago

    July 24, 2013 9:58 AM EDT Billboard will bring the party ahead of next month's Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City. The free Billboard Pre Party, presented by Cotton, is set for Aug. 1 at Chicago's Double Door, and will feature performances from British singer Kate Nash, Canadian group Half Moon Run,…

  17. Essence Festival 2013: Brandy, Jill Scott, Maxwell Set The Mood

    July 06, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Brandy, LL Cool J, Jill Scott and Maxwell were among the big names who kicked off the Essence Music Festival Friday night (July 5) at the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But even before the first performance started around 7p.m. CDT, the 19th annual event had already achieved…

  18. Kate Nash Concert to Be Streamed on MTV Hive

    March 20, 2013 9:05 AM EDT The first five songs from Kate Nash's March 27 performance at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York will be livestreamed at MTVhive.com. The full performance and select clips will be made available after the concert. Nash began a short East Coast tour in Boston on March 12 that wraps…

  19. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  20. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

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