1. Avicii Helped Nile Rodgers Produce Chic's Upcoming Album

    June 13, 2017 12:21 PM EDT While Avicii announced his retirement from the road in 2016, he did promise that meant more time in the studio. Aside from his guarantee to currently be working on the "best damn album" of his career, apparently his extra studio sessions also includes some time spent by the side of…

  2. Nile Rodgers Teams With Tony Moran & Kimberly Davis for Uplifting New 'My Fire' Song, Video: Exclusive Premiere

    May 19, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Nile Rodgers has teamed up with producer Tony Moran and singer Kimberly Davis on a new song called "My Fire," which Billboard premieres below with an accompanying music video.  The uplifting track blends elements of Rodgers' trademark funk sound with soul, disco and house…

  3. A Tribe Called Quest, Dikembe Mutombo & Nelson Mandela Celebrated at Fun-for-All 'We Are Family' Gala

    April 29, 2017 7:36 PM EDT New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom became a mecca for positive change and feel-good funk, thanks to the We Are Family Foundation Gala. Founded by legendary musician Nile Rodgers , the non-profit organization highlights, honors and mentors young leaders of tomorrow through programs like…

  4. How Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood's 'Fighter' Came Together: Inspired By His Wife, Partly Written in an Uber, Recorded All Over

    March 22, 2017 1:45 PM EDT Nicole Kidman plu Charlie Puth’s duet with Meghan Trainor play big roles in their pop-heavy country hit. It's hooky, effervescent, distinct and uplifting. And it pairs two superstars at their commercial peaks. Keith Urban ’s duet with Carrie Underwood , “The Fighter,” was so clearly a…

  5. Nile Rodgers Talks Making Hits & Not Being a Music Snob During SXSW Keynote Address

    March 15, 2017 5:15 PM EDT Nile Rodgers ’ keynote speech on Wednesday (March 15) at South by Southwest was something of a make-good for the Chic mastermind and upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree. He explained to the Austin crowd that he last came to SXSW in 1991, less than seven months after Stevie Ray Vaughan…

  6. SXSW Announces 498 Acts: Dead Meadow, Nicole Atkins Confirmed for 2017

    January 10, 2017 11:01 AM EST The confab released the names of nearly 500 more acts for this year's conference. SXSW today released its latest and largest batch of acts scheduled to perform at this year's music festival and conference which runs from March 13-19 in Austin, TX. Some of the more established…

  7. How James Van Der Beek's Diplo Spoof Became a Scripted TV Series

    January 05, 2017 9:55 PM EST Anything that incites fervor is ripe for parody, so it's not surprising that the world of big-tent dance music has inspired its fair share of send-ups: try Andy Samberg's Saturday Night Live digital short , where the bass drops with such force that dancers' heads literally…

  8. George Clinton Talks EDM and Working With Flying Lotus in New Interview

    December 29, 2016 12:13 PM EST There may not be a funkier man alive than George Clinton . The Parliament and Funkadelic band leader is synonymous with the genre, and has personified its colorful style and rhythms for generations, but even he fights to remain relevant in the ever-evolving music scene. He recently opened up…

  9. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Celebrate and Receive Congrats on Social Media

    December 20, 2016 1:22 PM EST This year is ending in exciting fashion for Journey ,  Pearl Jam , Electric Light Orchestra and the rest of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017, who were revealed as official inductees Tuesday morning (Dec. 20), with Chic frontman Nile Rodgers also announced as the recipient of the…

  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Remains Narrow in 'Rock' Definition With List of 2017 Inductees

    December 20, 2016 7:57 AM EST On Tuesday (Dec. 20), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed the list of artists to be included in its 32nd class of inductees -- and in doing so, will likely set off another round of debates about the true definition of "rock and roll," and whether or not the Hall should consider…

  11. Nile Rodgers Reflects on Another Rock Hall Rejection for Chic & His 'Bittersweet' Individual Award

    December 20, 2016 2:19 AM EST Nile Rodgers is "obviously happy, obviously humbled" to be receiving an Award For Musical Excellence at next year's 32nd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. But he's also "perplexed" and "ambivalent." The honor -- most recently…

  12. Nile Rodgers Confirmed as SXSW 2017 Keynote Speaker

    November 15, 2016 11:17 AM EST SXSW has released another stacked lineup of performers and tapped Nile Rodgers , the legendary record producer and Chic co-founder, as a keynote speaker for the 2017 festival and conference event.  Rodgers who is revered as one of the architects of disco and has more than 200 production…

  13. 10 Best Pop Hooks in Dance Music: Critic's Picks

    October 19, 2016 7:02 PM EDT These days, dance music and pop are practically inseparable. Unless you're making noise trance or subterraneous house, one producer's ability to cross over to terrestrial radio has never been stronger. More often than not, superstar DJs team with A-list entertainers to concoct…

  14. Nicky Siano Reflects on Chicago House History, Brings '70s Groove to New Club Disco

    October 16, 2016 1:48 PM EDT As a pioneering DJ at the Gallery and Studio 54 during the '70s, Nicky Siano helped dictate the pulse of New York City's dancefloors, aiding disco as it made a move from underground to mainstream. But despite his importance on the East Coast, he had never played in Chicago until…

  15. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 14, 2016 11:10 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna': A Look…

  16. Will 'The Get Down' Succeed Where 'Vinyl' Failed? A Look at Netflix's New Hip-Hop Drama

    August 11, 2016 12:45 PM EDT A  few weeks before the debut of Netflix’s new Baz Luhrmann -helmed hip-hop -odyssey, The Get Down , the show’s young stars are feeling a little antsy. In a -production office — part of a network of red-brick factory -buildings in Queens where much of the show is shot — Shameik Moore (age 21,…

  17. Nile Rodgers To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame, Remembers 'Le Freak' & More

    June 01, 2016 11:14 AM EDT The word prolific doesn’t begin to describe writer, producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers , being inducted this year to the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with a posthumous nod to his longtime writing partner Bernard Edwards. Among the music industry’s hottest annual tickets, as much for its…

  18. Audien Remixes DJ Cassidy's 'Kill the Lights,' Feat. Alex Newell, Jess Glynne & Nile Rodgers: Exclusive Premiere

    April 14, 2016 1:46 PM EDT The disco anthem was featured in an episode of HBO's "Vinyl"; now, enjoy the remix. Grammy-nominated producer Audien has remixed the DJ Cassidy track “Kill the Lights,” which features Alex Newell , Jess Glynne and Chic ’s Nile Rodgers and was featured on an episode of HBO’s…

  19. The Guest List Presents Nicky Romero's Playlist: David Guetta, Robin Schulz, Nile Rodgers & More

    February 26, 2016 1:16 PM EST Billboard Dance has selected Amsterdam’s Nicky Romero to curate The Guest List this week. Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers Join Forces on 'Future Funk' Collab: Exclusive Premiere Amid his rigorous touring schedule and label duties at Protocol Recordings, the Dutch artist has had the…

  20. Carl Cox to Perform at British Parliament With 1 Lucky Winner

    February 16, 2016 2:20 PM EST The British Parliament has invited house veteran Carl Cox to perform at the House of Commons on May 11 for a charity event hosted by the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation. 5 Reasons Amsterdam Dance Event Belongs on Your Bucket List He will be the second DJ to take the decks at the…

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