1. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festival and conference was announced , the…

  2. Code Picks of the Week: Kill Frenzy, Deadmau5, Damian Lazarus & More

    October 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Kill Frenzy -- "All Night Long" [dirtybird] Sporting an enchanting groove, appealing hook and a patient arrangement approach, this…

  3. Bridges for Music: How Nonprofit is Harnessing EDM’s Power for Positive Change

    October 17, 2014 6:31 AM EDT When twenty-five cyclists arrived in Amsterdam this week, their focus was not on the long trek from London, but what it would mean for the township of Langa. At time of press, the riders had raised more than £95,000 ($152,000) to build a music school in the impoverished South African…

  4. Phonio Hooks You Up with Your Favorite Young Money Rappers... and Chris Daughtry

    October 15, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Have you always dreamed about Lil Wayne whispering sweet, froggy nothings about having a milli and being a martian into your ear? Thanks to mobile platform Phonio, that fantasy can now be a reality, just by dialing a phone number. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums…

  5. MLB Playoffs: All the Intro Songs Revealed

    October 15, 2014 4:15 PM EDT What are players rocking when they step to the plate? There’s a lot more than organ music at baseball games these days. Unless we’re talking Chicago’s Wrigley Field (the only stadium that sticks to the classic organ sounds), every MLB player has the opportunity to step to the plate with his…

  6. Remembering Mark Bell: His Top 10 Productions

    October 14, 2014 7:01 PM EDT The music world mourned the death of pioneering producer Mark Bell , reportedly following complications from an operation. A key acid house advocate and Warp Records staple, Bell was best known for being a member of British electronic act LFO and producing seminal Björk and Depeche Mode…

  7. 'South Park': 15 Most Memorable Music Moments

    October 14, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Lorde is the latest musical celebrity to make an “appearance” on South Park and both Billboard and the singer herself happen to think Trey Parker and Matt Stone nailed it. Mocking the Lorde birth certificate truthers with Stan’s dad moonlighting as a middle-aged, male version of the…

  8. CODE Guest Playlist: Huxley

    October 14, 2014 5:10 PM EDT Trace U.K. house and garage to their intersection and you're bound to encounter Huxley. The eclectic artist is set to release his new Blurred LP on Oct. 20 through esteemed English imprint Aus. Huxley describes Blurred  as a tribute to the "blurred lines between pop, house, garage…

  9. Goodbye, Gwen: Christina Aguilera Returning to 'The Voice'

    October 14, 2014 11:26 AM EDT After taking off two consecutive seasons -- during which time Shakira and Gwen Stefani filled in for her -- original coach Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice. Since she last sat in the giant red swivel chair, Aguilera got engaged to Matt Rutler earlier this year and gave birth to…

  10. Watch Lorde Sing 'South Park' Lorde Parody Song 'Ya Ya Ya'

    October 13, 2014 12:29 PM EDT We already knew that Lorde approved of South Park ’s parody of her, but we didn’t expect her to actually sing Randy Marsh’s poignant, stirring, “I Am Lorde” song. In a recent interview with New Zealand’s TV3 News, she did just that -- even if it was only a three-second snippet. Okay, so…

  11. Code Picks of the Week: Lorde, Galantis, Bear In Heaven & More

    October 10, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the most noteworthy new tunes in dance music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Galantis, "Runaway (U & I)" [Big Beat] The Swedish super-duo continues their crusade to revitalize the big room genre with…

  12. Exclusive: Kill Frenzy Premieres 'No Panties' From 'Taylr Swft'

    October 10, 2014 2:38 PM EDT Kill Frenzy has never shied away from sexy topics. In fact, ever since rising to prominence with bawdy breakout hit "Make That Booty Clap," the Belgian Dirtybird staple has fully embraced the salacious on racy releases ranging from "Big Breasted Beauties" to "Warm…

  13. 11-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Owns Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'

    October 10, 2014 10:28 AM EDT Note to all adults out there: Don't challenge 11-year-old dancer Taylor Hatala to a dance contest. You'll lose. The viral video star was already making a name when she recorded herself dancing to  Nicki Minaj ' s summer hit "Anaconda." Now, she and choreographer …

  14. The Chainsmokers' 'Kanye' (Steve Aoki vs. twoloud Remix): Exclusive Premiere

    October 09, 2014 4:54 PM EDT The Chainsmokers have been Dim Mak's breakout act of the year, so it's only fitting that label boss Steve Aoki lent his remix touch to their latest release. The Chainsmokers Want to Be Like 'Kanye' on '#Selfie' Follow-Up Aoki teams up with enigmatic…

  15. Watch Lorde Return to 'South Park' & See Her Reaction

    October 09, 2014 4:44 PM EDT Also, 'South Park' has a little fun at Spin's expense. On Oct. 1, " Lorde " made a cameo on South Park via an unconvincingly costumed Randy Marsh. On the latest episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone dove even deeper into the concept, thanks to the way one music…

  16. 'Super-Serving the Uber Fan' To Be Discussed on Billboard Touring Conference Panel

    October 07, 2014 2:37 PM EDT How to manage fan relationships and extend them beyond each concert is something all concert industry stakeholders want, and today's data makes that more possible than ever. The issue will be discussed in-depth at a Billboard Touring Conference panel called "Beyond The Ticket:…

  17. Gorgon City & LIV Cover Drake's 'Doing It Wrong': Exclusive Premiere

    October 06, 2014 7:20 PM EDT With their debut album Sirens set to drop this week, U.K. house duo Gorgon City decided to lend their talents to one of Drake 's more underappreciated tunes. Reinterpreted through Gorgon City's smooth and soulful studio lens, "Doing It Wrong" takes on new life with a…

  18. Oliver Heldens Talks Deep House & Defying Genres at TomorrowWorld

    October 06, 2014 4:19 PM EDT 'Genres mean nothing to me. Listeners create the genres,' the up-and-comer says. "What does deep house mean to you?" Seated on a butterfly bench backstage at TomorrowWorld, Oliver Heldens hesitates. It's understandable; his stance is more often assumed than asked,…

  19. Muse Returns to the Studio

    October 06, 2014 5:20 AM EDT Muse is back in the studio. And they appear to be rather enjoying the experience. The British prog-rock trio has shared some images and a brief clip of the early recording sessions for their seventh studio album.  There are a few take-aways from the Instagram snaps (their only posts on…

  20. How Thom Yorke Kept His New Album a Surprise

    October 05, 2014 11:02 PM EDT Thom Yorke jolted fans Sept. 26 with a new album. Even more startling, however, was how the Radiohead frontman chose to release Tomorrow's Modern Boxes : via peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. Once the preferred vessel of Internet pirates, BitTorrent -- actually a privately…

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