1. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces First-Ever Induction Sponsor

    March 02, 2015 12:50 PM EST As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies the 30 th anniversary of its annual Induction Ceremony, to be held April 18 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the organization will also host another milestone this year -- its first corporate sponsor. Klipsch Audio, an Indianapolis-based…

  2. Alejandro Sanz Releases 'Un Zombie a la Intemperie' Video From Upcoming Album

    March 02, 2015 11:30 AM EST Romance, magic in a medieval monastery set the scene for first single from Spanish pop star’s new album After much teasing from the artist on Twitter, the first single from Alejandro Sanz 's upcoming new album is out. The Spanish heartthrob shouldn't disappoint his followers with…

  3. Country Radio Seminar Closes With Stellar Performances by Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell & More

    February 28, 2015 10:42 AM EST The 2015 New Faces Show, which closes the annual Country Radio Seminar, was held Friday night (Feb. 27) at the Nashville Convention Center. And one thing was apparent -- this isn't your father's country music... or was it? Sam Hunt Talks the 'Power of Country Radio'…

  4. Cole Swindell Says Hearing Himself on the Radio the First Time Is When His Career 'Felt Real'

    February 27, 2015 7:51 PM EST If you find yourself in the company of Cole Swindell , there's one thing you might notice about the Warner Bros. recording artist: He's always smiling. "I try to live every day and realize that there are so many folks working hard to try to get to where I am and how fortunate…

  5. Op-Ed: If Skrillex and Diplo Can't Get Us Off Our Phones, Who Can?

    February 27, 2015 4:55 PM EST We’re all responsible for keeping our culture of capturing memories from killing the moment. Thursday night, Skrillex and Diplo released their debut Jack U album by playing an 18-hour set for an L.A. crowd that seemed to value the idea of its presence more than actually being present.…

  6. Zedd, Selena Gomez Launch in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart's Top 10

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  7. Exclusive: Watch Angelique Kidjo Sing Spellbinding 'Malaika' Live With Orchestral Backing

    February 26, 2015 3:03 PM EST For her new album, Grammy-winning Beninese vocalist Angelique Kidjo collaborated with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, which brought a lush, classical feel to her African standards. Billboard is excited to give an exclusive first look at a live video of that team-up. Check out the…

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Sing for America's Vote

    February 26, 2015 1:54 AM EST It's the guys' turn to sing for America's vote tonight on American Idol. So much more has to go into the contestants' choices now that they're performing live and not just for the deliberations of judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . Everything…

  9. Rising French DJ Worakls Offers a Deep Dive Into Melodic Techno

    February 25, 2015 4:39 PM EST The producer's latest EP, out now on Hungry Music, serves up serious techno with a light touch. The French electronic musician Worakls (pronounced "warrackles") made waves last fall when he performed live at ADE's Pleinvrees and StrafWerks showcase in October and then, two…

  10. Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Towkio's 'Free Your Mind' Featuring Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

    February 25, 2015 3:37 PM EST Back in 1970, the band Funkadelic released Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow , an album with a title that served to define the group's mission for the rest of their existence. If you weren't interested in the freeing process, that didn't matter -- the music did the job…

  11. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 Again; The Weeknd Enters Top 10

    February 25, 2015 3:33 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' leads for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)' enters the top 10. Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd 's "Earned…

  12. Morrissey To Headline Sydney's Vivid Live Festival

    February 25, 2015 6:12 AM EST Morrissey will play four nights at the Sydney Opera House this May for the annual Vivid Live festival. The ex- Smiths frontman is the first headliner announced for the 18-day fest, which last year featured 80 live shows across a string of Sydney sites.  The British singer and songwriter…

  13. Foo Fighters Beat the Storms, Pummel the People With Hits Down Under: Live Review

    February 25, 2015 12:29 AM EST Major storms have given Brisbane a beating over the last week. The first, Cyclone Marcia, cruised north of the Australian city last Friday, and on Tuesday night, the force of nature that is the Foo Fighters , pounded the town center. The Foos kicked off the Australian run of their Sonic…

  14. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  15. Spotify Looks to Join the Lobbying Chorus with Search for a VP of Public Policy

    February 23, 2015 4:00 PM EST A company large enough to have an influence on public policy won't pass on the opportunity. Pre-IPO tech companies like Uber and Snapchat have already recruited government employees in Washington D.C. Larger companies like Google and Facebook employ small armies to help shape public…

  16. John Fullbright, Twin Peaks on New Music Seminar's 'Artist on the Verge' Class of 2015

    February 23, 2015 3:11 PM EST New Music Seminar has unveiled its Artist on the Verge class of 2015, a list of the top 100 indie artists about to break. The artists were hand-selected by an A&R committee comprised of NMS partners, talent scouts, buyers, booking agents, tastemakers and other industry experts. Each…

  17. Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise': Track-by-Track Review

    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM EST Close to a year ago, things weren't looking so good for Big Sean . The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was in the midst of a breakup with former fiance and Glee star Naya Rivera ; it seemed to be on the verge of getting very public and very ugly. Kendrick Lamar 's verse off "Control…

  18. Oscars 2015: Adam Levine Tops Rita Ora, John Legend for Most Shazamed Performance

    February 23, 2015 11:18 AM EST The 87th Academy Awards had a little bit of everything: stunning fashion , rousing speeches , the host's package , not- Joan Rivers and of course, awkward John Travolta . It also benefited greatly, as all award shows tend to these days, to big-and-bold musical performances throughout the…

  19. Zedd Gives Selena Gomez The Perfect Muse on 'I Want You To Know': Listen

    February 23, 2015 10:50 AM EST Selena Gomez 's 2013 album Stars Dance found the former Disney star pulling a variety of levers in an effort to find a dance-floor smash; she worked with StarGate on "Come & Get It," Rock Mafia on the title track and the Cataracs on "Slow Down," among…

  20. Inside Former CEO Jeff Price's Ouster from TuneCore: 'A Tale of Betrayal and Ego'

    February 23, 2015 10:06 AM EST Legal documents outline the much-speculated-on ouster of co-founder and former TuneCore CEO Jeff Price. A lawsuit over severance pay filed by TuneCore co-founder and former CEO Jeff Price against the online music distribution service sheds some light on how the innovative but controversial…

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