1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. David Guetta Dances to No. 1 Again

    December 05, 2014 5:51 PM EST David Guetta grabs his second No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as Listen launches with 25,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music. It's the best sales week for the French DJ since the No. 1 debut of his last original studio album, Nothing…

  3. Digital Execs Discuss How Much a Play Is Worth at Inaugural Revolt Music Conference

    October 18, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The value of music was the prevalent theme at the “Disruptors” panel during day one of the 2014 Revolt Music Conference at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. But reps from Spotify, Vevo, Soundcloud and Pandora were not always on the same page as to where revenue should be…

  4. TomorrowWorld 2014 Day 3 Highlights: David Guetta, Kaskade, Richie Hawtin & More

    September 30, 2014 4:24 AM EDT Despite a bit of evening rain, TomorrowWorld finished strong on Sunday (Sept. 28). From marquee main stage acts like Kaskade , David Guetta and Martin Garrix to the assorted techno talent on Richie Hawtin’s Minus Stage, there was no shortage of options for the festival faithful in Georgia.…

  5. SoundCloud Debuts Monetization Play With 'On SoundCloud', Announces $100 Million In Funding

    August 21, 2014 11:01 AM EDT The successful audio platform has launched it's first advertising initiative, and plans a subscription service in the near future. It’s a new era for SoundCloud.   The audio platform has long been a home to unsigned, independent and even established artists to debut new material --…

  6. Michelle Shocked Releases Silent Album of Songs Named After Digital Music Execs

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM EDT Taking a page from the Vulfpeck playbook , folk singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked has released an album consisting of silent songs that are named mostly after executives in the digital music world. Rambling Michelle Shocked Tells Piers Morgan 'I'm Not Homophobic' Michelle…

  7. Chart Highlights: MAGIC!, Tinashe Tally First Airplay No. 1s

    July 21, 2014 6:15 PM EDT The acts reign with 'Rude' and '2 On,' respectively. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, Prince Royce and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  8. Top 100 'American Idol' Hits of All Time

    May 14, 2014 5:11 PM EDT As "American Idol" celebrates its 500th episode & Season 13 comes to a close, here's our countdown of "American Idol" alums' biggest Hot 100 hits ever - and the untold stories behind the songs. When “American Idol” premiered on Fox-TV on June 11, 2002, it…

  9. Rixton Spoofs Katy Perry, Robin Thicke in New 'Make Out' Teasers: Exclusive

    October 21, 2013 12:00 PM EDT YouTube specialists take on "Roar" and "Blurred Lines" in their debut clip. Rixton, a U.K. pop-rock group known primarily for its successful YouTube covers, is unveiling its original song "Make Out" with a music video that will satirize a whole bunch of…

  10. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

  11. CODE Picks of the Week: Dog Blood, Felix Cartal, Ellie Goulding and More

    August 09, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Each Friday the CODE crew comes to you with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what this week’s CODERs have to say. A$AP Rocky: Wild for the Night (Dog Blood Remix) [OWSLA] Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize) caused a stir this week by going all…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  13. Billboard Music Awards: The 10 Best Backstage Moments

    May 21, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Ariana Grande raps, Celine Dion discusses her album, Miguel brings along a special fan, and more action from behind the scenes. While the 2013 Billboard Music Awards dazzled with superstar performances, surprising award wins and host Tracy Morgan yukking it up all evening, the backstage…

  14. The 10 Most GIF-Worthy Moments: Billboard Music Awards 2013

    May 20, 2013 3:53 AM EDT Still shots are nice, but the 2013 Billboard Music Awards was all about motion. Everyone from host Tracy Morgan to performers like Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars showed their stuff on stage--shimmering, shaking and singing. So what better way to recap some of the best times from the show…

  15. Après-Coachella: The Festas Beyond the Festival

    April 15, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Daft Punk makes the extra-party scene and nobody notices. As with all great leisure activities, music festivals in America have become more about what surrounds them than the actual shows. Coachella turned this corner cautiously a few years ago, and now there is no shame in saying “I’m…

  16. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Paper Diamond, Sky Ferreira and More

    March 29, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Paper Diamond & Christian Rich feat. Angela McCluskey, "XIX" (Elm & Oak) While many dance tracks are all about…

  17. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

  18. CODE Label File: Nettwerk Records

    January 29, 2013 7:00 PM EST DJ vanity projects or genre-specific explorations, vinyl- or digital-only, alive or dead: Record labels are the lifeblood of electronic music. CODE Label File will feature a new one every week, telling its story through the eyes of its founders and top artists.     Nettwerk Records Founded in…

  19. Nettwerk Launches EDM Sub-Label Nettrax: Exclusive

    January 29, 2013 2:30 PM EST Andy Caldwell's "We Are the Future" serves as the singles-only label's first release. Nettwerk Music Group is set to launch Nettrax, an electronic music sub-label, Billboard has learned.  Nettrax’s first single, “We Are The Future” by Grammy-nominated producer Andy…

  20. Tegan & Sara Talk 'Heartthrob,' Their 'Most Personal' Record Yet: Video

    January 26, 2013 8:22 AM EST It's just a pop song: an uptempo ditty about fun-loving lust, with a chorus that would inspire as much pogoing as singing along. But for Tegan & Sara, "Closer," the first single from their seventh studio album, "Heartthrob" (Jan. 29, Warner Bros.), is a whole new…

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