1. Exclusive: The Prodigy Signs With Warner Bros. Imprint Three Six Zero Music in the U.S.

    August 19, 2014 12:01 PM EDT “Plans for The Prodigy are in development, with music and touring to be announced at a later date,” a press release reads. Warner Bros. and the Prodigy have something to rave about. The highly influential electronic act has signed to Three Six Zero Music, a new label which launched…

  2. Three Six Zero Teams with Warner on New Record Label, Music Publishing Division

    July 29, 2014 12:40 PM EDT The imprint is a cooperation with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. Three Six Zero, an entertainment group founded in 2007, will today announce the launch of a new record label and music publishing division in cooperation with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. The…

  3. Tomorrowland 2014: Top Picks for Weekend Two

    July 23, 2014 2:44 PM EDT It’s halftime for Europe’s most hyped music festival. With the first weekend in the books, Tomorrowland gears up for its second round this weekend. Before heading to Boom, Belgium to check out the scene, Billboard makes artist picks for each day of Weekend Two in light of Weekend One’s best…

  4. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Who are the masters of the $6.2 Billion EDM universe? These tastemakers are dazzling the industry with the intensity of a stunning laser show. Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events,…

  5. 2014's Most Anticipated Dance Festival: Whose Lineup is Most Exciting? (Poll)

    June 04, 2014 2:28 PM EDT With Mysteryland USA, Movement and EDC New York in the books, summer festival season is officially upon us. Following EDC Las Vegas' lineup announcement last week, CODE takes a peek at some of the most highly anticipated upcoming festivals and offers you an opportunity to pick which…

  6. Code Picks of the Week: Porter Robinson, Nero and More

    May 16, 2014 1:47 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. Nero, "Satisfy" [MTA Records] British trio Nero are back in stunning fashion with “Satisfy,” a dark techno-inspired track whose…

  7. Guess Who's Behind This Disco-Fueled Track

    May 16, 2014 1:07 PM EDT We've been sworn to secrecy, but the music speaks for itself Due in no small part to the success of a couple of Parisian robots,  disco is fully back in vogue these days. With its buoyant analog chords, filtered funk synths, and vocoded hook, this blistering tune by a shape-shifting…

  8. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  9. CODE First Play: Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54, 'If I Fall'

    February 11, 2014 1:40 PM EST Like many other high school juniors, Cole Plante has a pretty busy schedule. He runs track. He plays in the marching band. He studies for his SATs and this past Sunday he began a run as an opener on Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour. That last part may be a little different than most. Plante,…

  10. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

  11. Diplo & Skrillex Debut Jack U Project, New AlunaGeorge Track: Watch Clip Here

    September 17, 2013 4:07 PM EDT Diplo and Skrillex debuted their Jack U side project at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego this Sunday (September 15), and premiered a bunch of new music, including a heavy new dubstep anthem with electronic duo AlunaGeorge. Check out the fan-shot video below: "If you're an…

  12. How Great Will the 'Gatsby' Soundtrack Be?

    May 04, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Baz Luhrmann, Jay-Z and other music partners assembled a collection of songs that could revive the fortune of the out-of-favor-movie soundtrack The high-profile soundtrack, an artifact of the '80s and '90s largely dormant during the last five years, is being revived by "…

  13. Nero, 'Into The Past' from 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack: Exclusive 30-Second Listen

    April 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The electronic trio joins Jay-Z and Beyonce on the soundtrack of the summer. When the buzz-heavy official soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" film is released on May 7, it will include new tracks from artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Florence + The Machine, developed especially for…

  14. Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails Headline 2013 Made in America Festival

    April 10, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails top an eclectic lineup for Budweiser's second annual Made In America Festival, scheduled to return to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year's roster, but will not perform unlike last year's…

  15. Skrillex's Grammy Hat-Tricks: Good or Bad for EDM?

    February 11, 2013 10:36 AM EST On the surface, Skrillex’s two-year sweep of The Grammys’ dance/electronic categories is a stunning victory for a deserving and unlikely star. In last night’s “pre-tel” ceremony (aka before the telecast), the 25-year-old California native picked up Grammys for Best Remix Non-Classical, for…

  16. Grammys 2013: 15 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    February 11, 2013 12:14 AM EST From Justin Timberlake starting the show to Mumford & Sons 'f***ing awesome' win, all the Grammys' best off-camera moments Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed in black and white, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran , Prince presented an award with a diamond-studded cane,…

  17. Nero's 'Welcome Reality' To Be Re-Released with New Tracks: Exclusive

    September 10, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Nero may have sent six tracks from debut album "Welcome Reality" onto the charts in the U.K., but Interscope A&R rep Dave Rene thinks the EDM band has only scratched the surface of its success in the U.S. Interscope/Cherrytree Records is re-packaging the album as "Welcome…

  18. Lollapalooza's Perry Farrell on EDM and Elevating the Aftershow: Video

    August 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Just as the 21st Lollapalooza was getting started in Chicago's Grant Park, Billboard's Jonathan Brooks had the opportunity to sit down with festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. Lollapalooza 2012 VIDEO: Friday Highlights • Photos: Lolla Live Friday •…

  19. Avicii, Justice Lead Dance Invasion at Lollapalooza

    August 03, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Get ready to dance, Lollapalooza fans. This year's three-day, sold-out mega-festival that starts Friday on Chicago's lakefront will have well-known headliners like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a special focus on dance music. Two electronic…

  20. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthralling performances from rock music's…

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