1. Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Open 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show

    February 15, 2015 9:43 PM EST The Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary celebration opened Sunday night (Feb. 15) with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon rapping about tons of famous SNL sketches over the years. Watch Kanye West Crash Matt Lauer's 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Introduction The massive three-and-a…

  2. Watch Kanye West Crash Matt Lauer's 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Introduction

    February 15, 2015 8:54 PM EST First Taylor Swift , then Beck and now... Matt Lauer? 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Show: Complete Guest List Kanye West jokingly stole the mic from Today host Lauer while he was introducing the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special on Sunday (Feb. 15). In addition to West, the…

  3. New Signings: Q Prime Signs Volbeat, Incubus Joins Island Records, Downtown Nabs Atticus Ross

    February 13, 2015 2:19 PM EST Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more. RECORD LABELS -- Incubus signs an exclusive worldwide contract with Island Records . The band will release a four-song…

  4. How Broad City's 22-Year-Old Music Supervisor Crafts the Show (and Shares a Playlist)

    February 05, 2015 5:08 PM EST Comedy Central's Broad City centers around two twenty-something white women living in New York City, but it's not a Brooklyn show or a hotbed for indie rock, "I think there is a misconception that New York young people are just automatically from Brooklyn now" says the…

  5. Amy Pascal to Step Down From Top Sony Post

    February 05, 2015 1:08 PM EST Amid the fallout of the Sony hacking crisis,  Amy Pascal  will step down from her post as co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment.    The move has been widely expected ever since the studio became engulfed in one of the worst cyber attacks in corporate history and certainly the most…

  6. 'My Font Size Is What?!' The Contentious Battle Behind Artists' Names on Festival Posters

    February 02, 2015 12:00 PM EST Arguments over microscopic differences in font size may seem petty, but the dimensions and placement of an artist's name on a music-festival poster is a matter of extreme importance -- and, often, intense negotiation -- to the talent buyers, acts, and agents who represent them.…

  7. Shakira's Miami Home for Sale

    January 23, 2015 7:03 PM EST As she gets close to giving birth to her second child, Shakira has once again put her Miami home on the market. The 8,355-square-foot, six-bedroom, nine-bath home on North Bay Road facing the ocean was listed for $12.9 million. Shakira, who now lives in Barcelona with soccer star Gerard…

  8. BPM Festival Highlights: Innervisions, Cadenza Meets Planet E, Vatos Locos & More

    January 23, 2015 4:39 PM EST Since 2008, the international party crowd has congregated in Mexico's Playa del Carmen for 10 days of house and techno parties set against a beautiful paradise backdrop. Drawing more than 55,000 attendees last year (with more estimated this year), the BPM Festival's eighth…

  9. Are Vinyl Subscription Clubs the Future of Analog Listening?

    January 13, 2015 1:11 PM EST Nick Alt anticipated the recent resurgence of vinyl pretty early on. For years, the Los Angeles-based musician and producer (he counts St. Paul Peterson of Prince 's bands the Family and the Time as an acquaintance and did production for Pomplamoose 's Nataly Dawn) has been buying…

  10. Holy Ship! Highlights: Griz, ODESZA, Disclosure & Armand Van Helden and More

    January 09, 2015 11:19 AM EST With a lineup that largely catered to West Coast live acts and U.K. deep house, broken beats and funk bass were in vogue on 2015's first Holy Ship! sailing (Jan. 3-6). HARD Events' beloved cruise party entered its fourth year by honoring its fervent "Shipfam" fan base,…

  11. Ultra Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Phase 1 Includes Skrillex, Avicii & More

    January 07, 2015 3:00 PM EST Following the leak of its flyer last week, Ultra Music Festival officially announced its Phase 1 lineup on Wednesday (Jan. 7). The official lineup posted to Ultra's socials matches a photographed flyer that caused a stir when it was leaked on the blogosphere last week. Coachella…

  12. BottleRock 2015 Lineup: No Doubt, Imagine Dragons & Robert Plant Headlining

    January 06, 2015 6:50 PM EST The "bottle" part of Napa Valley's BottleRock festival is the flowing wine and beer, and now we know more about the "rock" portion: Imagine Dragons , No Doubt and Robert Plant will headline the three-day fest May 29-31. Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed: AC/DC, Drake …

  13. Grammys 2015 Preview: The Lowdown on the Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Metal Performance Nominees

    December 30, 2014 5:40 PM EST BEST ROCK ALBUM NOMINEES: THE LOWDOWN Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Producers: Ryan Adams, Mike Viola, Charlie Stavish Engineers/Mixers: David Labrel, Charlie Stavish Label: Blue Note Records Ryan Adams' 14th album -- in a nearly 20-year career -- brings the prolific songwriter his fourth…

  14. Hot Creator: The Dance World According to Jamie Jones

    December 17, 2014 4:20 PM EST The Welsh pioneer discusses the shifting sands of Ibiza, Burning Man and dance music at large in rare interview. No wonder Jamie Jones seldom does interviews. When we tried at TomorrowWorld, it cost him his phone. "I literally must have lost it between finishing the interview with…

  15. Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 Highlights: Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith & More

    December 13, 2014 1:12 PM EST iHeartRadio giant Z100 (WHTZ) New York held its annual Jingle Ball concert Friday night (Dec. 12) at Madison Square Garden, headlined by Taylor Swift , Iggy Azalea , Ariana Grande and other stars, mostly women. Taylor Swift Beats Laryngitis, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande Shine at KIIS FM…

  16. AC/DC 'Bust's to No. 1 on Top Rock Albums

    December 12, 2014 5:31 PM EST AC/DC 's Rock or Bust starts as the influential band's third No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Rock Albums chart with 172,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The hard rock band's 15th studio album also debuts at No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 , where…

  17. New Band Alert: Indie Poppers Dutch Party Premiere Good-Vibin' L.A. Tunes

    December 12, 2014 1:17 PM EST Billboard is excited to introduce Los Angeles' Dutch Party, a spry, good-vibin' indie pop band who are also repping a brand-new label. Start off with "Echo Girl," a tuneful tribute to the ladies of Echo Park -- the L.A. neighborhood the quintet calls home. Billboard has…

  18. Drake, FKA Twigs & A-Trak Bring Music to the Beach: Art Basel Music Roundup

    December 10, 2014 9:52 PM EST This year's Art Basel Miami Beach was a half-week whirlwind of contemporary art showcases, celebrity sightseeing and musical performances. From the bustling Wynwood Arts District to exclusive Palm Island mansion parties, Billboard takes you back to South Beach to recap some of the…

  19. Corner Office: Lava Records Founder/CEO Jason Flom on Discovering Katy Perry, Lorde’s Genius and His Label’s Sale

    December 08, 2014 10:08 AM EST The hair-metal whisperer turned pop-star finder on discovering Katy Perry, Lorde's genius and his label's sale. In an industry teeming with tenacious characters, Jason Flom ’s track record speaks for itself. During the past three decades, he has signed Katy Perry , Tori Amos and…

  20. Taylor Swift Attends (Another) 1975 Show With Victoria's Secret Models

    December 05, 2014 10:32 AM EST Billboard's Woman of the Year Taylor Swift went to a show by the band The 1975 at New York City's Terminal 5 last night -- the second time she's checked them out within one month. This time, she brought along a couple of Victoria's Secret Models, Lily Aldridge and Martha…

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