1. Porter Robinson Drops Dreamy, Non-EDM Single 'Sea of Voices'

    March 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST did.. did 'sea of voices' just trend worldwide during the during fucking oscars ARE U GUYS FOR REAL — 【=◈︿◈=】porter【=◈︿◈=】 (@porterrobinson) March 3, 2014 Electronic music it-boy Porter Robinson dropped the first single from his much-anticipated album "Worlds" today, and…

  2. NAACP Image Awards: Beyonce, John Legend Win Top Music Honors

    February 23, 2014 8:19 AM EST "12 Years a Slave" swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The historical epic's four…

  3. Elle Morgan, a 13-Year-Old Producer, Releases New Track 'Starkidz'

    February 13, 2014 11:16 AM EST Martin Garrix has frequently spoken about how Tiësto inspired him to become a DJ when the then 8-year-old Garrix saw the EDM superstar perform at the 2004 Athens Olympics. But Garrix isn’t the only one. When she was just 9 years old, Texas-based Elle Morgan went to a Tiësto show with…

  4. Nile Rodgers Talks New Chic Album, Premieres Solo Track in Google Hangout: Watch

    February 05, 2014 5:10 PM EST The living legend talks Madonna, Guetta, GRAMMYs and more Days after winning three GRAMMY awards for his guitarwork on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," music legend Nile Rodgers stopped by for a Google+ Hangout with Billboard on Wednesday (Feb. 5). While chatting with…

  5. Armin van Buuren's GRAMMY Day: Trance Star Gives a Play-By-Play of His India-to-L.A. Sunday

    January 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST Despite having been one of the top DJs in the world for nearly 20 years, trance king Armin van Buuren had never been nominated for a Grammy Award. That changed this year, when his longhaired dance-ballad “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring vocalist Trevor Guthrie snagged one of the coveted…

  6. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Thursday

    January 23, 2014 10:15 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  7. CODE Picks of the Week: Katy B, Gorgon City, Acharné and More

    January 10, 2014 3:58 PM EST This week the CODE crew look at some of its favorite dance tracks that have started 2014 on the right note. Katy B, “Crying For No Reason” (MORRI$ remix) [Sony] MORRI$ Breaks up the dance-pop party of the original for a surprisingly epic jam, unabashedly featuring Katy B’s vocal chops.…

  8. Galantis, 'Smile' (Kaskade Edit): First Listen

    January 10, 2014 3:42 PM EST On first listen, Galantis’ debut single “Smile” is a song about unconditional love and support--one partner soothing another during troubled times. “Smile / Cause you ain’t got nothing to worry about,” it earnestly coos. But the NSFW video puts a different slant on the proceedings, showing…

  9. Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live': Watch Her Beyonce, Rihanna Impressions

    January 06, 2014 6:52 PM EST Comedian is first black female cast member on show since Maya Rudolph "Saturday Night Live" has finally solved its lack-of-black-female-cast-member issue, hiring Upright Citizens Brigade alum Sasheer Zamata as a featured player effective once the sketch comedy show returns later…

  10. CODE Resolution 2014 Playlist: 21 Workout Cuts from Flux Pavilion, Martin Garrix and More

    January 02, 2014 3:02 PM EST It’s a new year once again. Champagne hangovers and seasonally boosted sugar addictions are in full effect and all any of us want to do is to stick to our resolutions! Since so many of us fill our gym playlists with EDM tracks, we thought who better to ask for playlist suggestions than the…

  11. Tiësto, Zedd, Bassnectar To Headline Ultimate Music Experience Event - Exclusive

    December 27, 2013 10:30 AM EST The UME event at a Texas water park is set to grow in its fourth year. For several big-name DJs, the road to Miami's Ultra Music Festival includes a pitstop at another Spring Break destination: Texas’s South Padre Island. The lineup for the three-day Ultimate Music Experience (UME),…

  12. Taylor Swift, One Direction Top List of Most Charitable Stars

    December 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also hit top five Taylor Swift and One Direction are 2013’s most charitable celebrities, according to social change organization DoSomething.org. The country-pop singer tops the sixth annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Good list for the second year in a row, as she…

  13. 20 Best Dance Music Albums of 2013: CODE Picks

    December 20, 2013 3:40 PM EST Dance music has typically been defined by the single, but in 2013, the electronic dance music album made a comeback with a vengeance. From chart-toppers to critical darlings to fan favorites, the longplayer is alive and well. Here are the 20 Best Albums (and a few outstanding EPs) as…

  14. 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 …

  15. Porter Robinson Signs with Astralwerks After Bidding War: Exclusive

    November 14, 2013 12:12 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and most recently, Deadmau5,  has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first LP, Billboard has learned. After a process that…

  16. Ylvis Lands 'The Fox' Children's Book Deal

    November 11, 2013 8:57 PM EST What does the fox say? How about, "Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching?" "The Fox," the ridiculous viral hit from Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis -- whose members are brothers Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker -- is soon to become a children's book. Simon & Schuster negotiated the…

  17. The Salsoul Orchestra’s 'Christmas Jollies' Stream: Listen to the Classic Before Digi Re-Release

    November 11, 2013 2:25 PM EST When I was but a wee dance music fan, I bought a lot of vinyl. I bought records by artists I had never heard of because their sleeves were cool. I bought entire $12 imports for one track that may or may not have been what my favorite DJ played at the club the night before. (Shazam would…

  18. Daddy’s Groove feat. Mindshake, 'Surrender': First Look

    November 08, 2013 2:54 PM EST The walk an artist takes from the backstage trailer to the EDM festival stage can be fraught with emotion: Anxiety, elation, self-doubt, pride. For young bucks just starting to simmer, it can be a literal passage into a whole new phase of their career. That journey is captured in evocative…

  19. Afrojack Hits Billboard to Talk About his 'Spark' and Def Jam Deal: Watch the Interview Here

    November 08, 2013 1:58 PM EST The Dutch EDM superstar doesn't think he's successful just yet. “If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say ‘please play it,’” says Afrojack, who recently dropped by Billboard for an enlightening…

  20. Eminem Gets Assist From Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey on 'SNL': Watch

    November 03, 2013 10:21 AM EST "Saturday Night Live" addressed criticism over its lack of a black female cast member while as Eminem tore through the rock-fueled hits from his upcoming LP during its newest episode Saturday evening (Nov. 2). The rapper performed singles "Berzerk" and "Survival…

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