1. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide

    December 03, 2014 6:40 PM EST FKA Twigs, Miguel, Theophilus London, James Blake & more artists provide a musical backdrop to the Miami art fest. An estimated 70,000 global visitors will descend on southern Florida this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, a socialite smorgasbord of contemporary art shows, forward…

  2. Corner Office: Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Label's Future, Kanye West's 'Incredible' New Album and Why Justin Bieber Isn't Overexposed

    October 13, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin , Russell Simmons , Lyor Cohen , Jay Z , L.A. Reid ...Def Jam has seen a succession of iconic leaders during its 30 years, and on April 1, Steve Bartels found himself next in line. And while his sleek corner office in the Midtown Manhattan building of Universal Music Group (UMG)…

  3. Corner Office: Danny Strick on a Post-Jody Gerson Company and ‘Wild West’ Publishing World

    September 09, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The publishing veteran on company culture post-acquisition, the looming battle with PROs and Jody Gerson's exit. When Danny Strick , 58, told his father in 2000 that he was leaving his position as the U.S. president of BMG Music Publishing to become a senior A&R executive at Madonna …

  4. Brian Monaco Elevated to Top Advertising Post at Sony/ATV Music

    August 04, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Brian Monaco has been promoted to executive VP, worldwide head of advertising, film and television at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Monaco was previously the executive VP of commercial music, overseeing all music licensing for commercials and merchandise. With this move, he's picking up…

  5. 'Glee' Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Found Dead in Philadelphia Hotel

    July 11, 2014 4:29 PM EDT Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of "Glee" star Becca Tobin, has been found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room. Related ‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele Not Pregnant, Twitter Account Gets Hacked 'Glee' Tribute to Cory Monteith Will Address Addiction, Fox Execs Say 'Glee' Recap:…

  6. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the…

  7. World Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show

    May 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Update: Due to the World Music Awards' technical difficulties with its live stream, the red carpet will not be webcast. On Tuesday, May 27, some of the biggest names in music will descend on the gorgeous Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco for the 22nd edition of the international…

  8. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Donny Osmond Guest Judges Disney Night

    April 15, 2014 2:23 AM EDT Welcome, dear gem hunters and DANCMSTR refugees!  Tonight’s theme was both appropriate and preposterous — much like the bedazzled series itself — as we all know that in many ways, EVERY night is Disney Night on "Dancing With the Stars." How many times has Bruno screamed “Youuuu…

  9. Super Bowl Ads: Why You'll Hear New Music by Passenger, U2, One Republic and Zedd

    February 02, 2014 6:00 AM EST Ever since fun. skyrocketed to stardom from the use of “We Are Young” in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial for Chevrolet , brands, bands, publishers and music supervisors at top ad agencies alike have all been scrambling to re-create the lightning in-a-bottle effect that can only come from pairing…

  10. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

  11. Daft Punk Tease ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ Video: Watch

    August 27, 2013 2:24 AM EDT Those Daft Punk robots are back, and they’re still in party mode. The French electronic dance music veterans have teased a promo for "Lose Yourself to Dance,” the latest track to drop from the global hit album “Random Access Memories." In the minute-long clip, which premiered at…

  12. Elton John On the Mend After Appendix Operation

    August 05, 2013 11:19 PM EDT Elton John is recovering after an operation to remove his appendix. The musician's publicist says John had the surgery last week at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, near his home in the south of France. Last month the musician canceled a series of shows as he was treated for an…

  13. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Rihanna and Iggy Azalea

    July 12, 2013 2:06 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Rihanna Rihanna rocked a sexy white number while performing at the Monte Carlo Summer Festival in Monaco on July 10. Rih’ hit the stage clad in a crisp pleated tuxedo dress…

  14. Elton John Has Appendicitis, Postpones Tour

    July 09, 2013 11:12 AM EDT Elton John has postponed his upcoming summer tour, including a planned Hyde Park date later this week, after being diagnosed with appendicitis. A message on his website states that John fell ill recently on the European leg of his tour and sought out medical attention in Britain. "A…

  15. Daft Punk Play On As Miniature Action Figures

    July 09, 2013 2:41 AM EDT Daft Punk’s marketing machine has been in hyperdrive this year. There was the buzz-building SNL teaser, a launch party in a remote Australian town, and the robotic tandem stepped-out with their own stylized Formula One car in Monaco. Most conceivable angles have been covered in the quest to…

  16. Tom Jones Sidelined by 'Severe Dehydration'

    August 28, 2011 7:31 PM EDT Tom Jones was recovering in a Monaco hospital Sunday, saying "severe dehydration" forced him to cancel a concert in the glamorous principality. The longtime star, famed for his swivel-hipped appeal and soulful voice, apologized to his fans on his website and emphatically denied…

  17. Tinie Tempah and Wiz Khalifa Globetrot in 'Till I'm Gone' Video: Watch

    June 30, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Tinie Tempah dropped a glamorous full-length video for his Wiz Khalifa assisted single "Till I'm Gone." The video shows the 22 yr. old Brit kicking his girlfriend to the curb in favor of chasing his worldwide dreams. Chart Juice: Tinie Tempah Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs…

  18. Sylvia Rhone Officially Leaves Universal Motown, But May Remain at UMG

    May 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT It's official: As speculated by Billboard.biz yesterday, Sylvia Rhone has left her post at Universal Motown -- but she may not be leaving Universal Music Group. According to sources, Rhone is still waiting on the final details of a new position and to-be-created company that the…

  19. Woodstock At 40: The Sights, The Sounds, The Stories

    July 30, 2009 11:59 AM EDT Like so many things during the latter '60s, some say if you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there. That may be true. And, of course, there are generations now who were too young to attend the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair -- or weren't even born yet.…

  20. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboard, As a follower of the Billboard charts…

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