1. Exclusive: Watch Eels Premiere 'Flyswatter' and 'The Sound of Fear' From New Live Concert Film

    March 04, 2015 12:15 PM EST Eels ' Mark Oliver "E" Everett has plenty of good memories from the group's tour to support last year's The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett . But few rank higher than playing the massive pipe organ at London's Royal Albert Hall, which is captured on the…

  2. Mysteryland Reveals Phase One Lineup: Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, Joris Voorn & More

    March 02, 2015 1:01 PM EST On Monday (March 2), Mysteryland announced the first phase of its 2015 lineup, bringing an eclectic group of artists together for the Dutch festival's 2015 edition. Announced artists include main stage staples like Martin Garrix , Dillon Francis and Alesso , as well as house and techno…

  3. Rising French DJ Worakls Offers a Deep Dive Into Melodic Techno

    February 25, 2015 4:39 PM EST The producer's latest EP, out now on Hungry Music, serves up serious techno with a light touch. The French electronic musician Worakls (pronounced "warrackles") made waves last fall when he performed live at ADE's Pleinvrees and StrafWerks showcase in October and then, two…

  4. Queen Latifah's Bessie Smith Film to Premiere May 16 on HBO

    February 24, 2015 2:45 PM EST HBO's film on blues singer Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah will premiere on May 16. Latifah stars in Bessie as the Empress of the Blues, one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s. Latifah recorded many of Smith's better-known songs for the film, and a soundtrack…

  5. Toronto's Massey Hall Set for $135M, Seven-Year Renovation

    February 23, 2015 8:15 PM EST Massey Hall, the 121-year-old Toronto live entertainment theater whose hallowed stage has been graced by such acts as Neil Young , George Gershwin, Rush , Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan , Luciano Pavarotti and Johnny Cash , is undergoing Phase 1 of a seven-year revitalization project, its…

  6. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below…

  7. Exclusive: Ultra Music Marks 20th Anniversary With 2015 Dance Compilation

    February 17, 2015 12:15 PM EST It's been a good year for Ultra Music, and now fans will have a chance to relive it. The Sony-affiliated record label today announced the release of Ultra Dance 16 , exclusively revealing to Billboard its flagship dance compilation series' latest installment. The two-disc and 24…

  8. Étienne de Crécy Talks Third 'Super Discount' Album, North American Tour

    February 12, 2015 6:41 PM EST Étienne de Crécy still has the French Touch. Two decades ago, the Lyon native was instrumental in advancing the funk-infused sound that helped inspire contemporary artists like Madeon and Oliver through his releases as Motorbass (with Philippe Zdar of Cassius ) and solo material. Go On the…

  9. CODE Guest Playlist: The Magician

    February 11, 2015 5:18 PM EST The Magician -- also known as Stephano Fasano -- is no newcomer to the music scene. Tomorrow's Hits: The Magician Fasano was formerly a member of nu-disco duo Aeroplane , which he formed with fellow Belgian Vito de Luca in 2007. Since departing in 2010, the Brussels native has conjured…

  10. Bastille, Preservation Hall Jazz Band Lead Nielsen Grammy Party

    February 08, 2015 3:21 PM EST If you are throwing a Grammy party the same night as Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala , how do you compete? If you are Nielsen, the global measurement and information organization that measures record sales with SoundScan, you go all out. Grammys 2015: See All of Our Coverage Held at…

  11. Spring Awakening Festival Announces 2015 Lineup: Zedd, Hardwell, Tiësto & More (Exclusive)

    February 04, 2015 12:00 PM EST Billboard is exclusively announcing the lineup for React Presents' fourth annual Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, revealing a balanced roster spread across three days from June 12-14. Zedd and Eric Prydz will headline Friday, while Hardwell and Diplo are slated for Saturday…

  12. Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony/ATV, Republic Records and Ticketmaster

    February 04, 2015 10:20 AM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including Sony/ATV, Republic Records, Ticketmaster, and more! -- The National Music Publishers' Association appointed Amelia Wan g as vice president of industry relations and government affairs. Previously, Wang served as chief of…

  13. Code Picks of the Week: Zeds Dead, David August & More

    January 30, 2015 8:35 PM EST Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the best new tunes in dance/electronic music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. David August – Her Myth In honor of reaching 100,000 Facebook fans, the rising German talent treats followers to a free download of his…

  14. Rod McKuen's Surprising Chart History: From Frank Sinatra to Madonna

    January 29, 2015 10:27 PM EST Rod McKuen , a prolific poet and songwriter who died at age 81 on Thursday (Jan. 29), made a name for himself in the '50s, but his surprising career stretched to not long before his death, as he worked with artists from Frank Sinatra to Madonna . McKuen won a Grammy Award for best…

  15. CODE Picks of the Week: Plastikman, Space Echo, and More

    January 23, 2015 5:21 PM EST Each Friday, CODE curates a diverse selection of the best new tunes in dance/electronic music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your weekend. Code Picks of the Week: Motez, Kasbo and More Plastikman – Expand (Tale of Us Remix) [MUTE] The talented Italian duo returns with a moody…

  16. 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…

  17. The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, James Blake, Interpol to Play Primavera Sound

    January 21, 2015 3:16 PM EST The organizers of Primavera Sound have announced the line-up for the 15th edition of the festival, to take place May 28-30 in Barcelona. The Black Keys , Patti Smith ("Horses" tour), Antony and the Johnsons, Alt-J , The Replacements , James Blake , Interpol , Belle & Sebastian…

  18. Hakkasan Group's Omnia Nightclub Announces Artist Roster, Reveals Interior Design

    January 20, 2015 11:30 AM EST While Hakkasan Group's new Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace won't open its doors until spring, here is a peek at what's in store for its future patrons. The club's full roster of headliners will include Afrojack , Armin van Buuren , Chuckie , Martin Garrix , Oliver…

  19. Ultra South Africa 2015 Lineup: Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Axwell ^ Ingrosso & More

    January 14, 2015 2:48 PM EST Ultra South Africa revealed its Phase 2 lineup Wednesday (Jan. 14), rounding out the final roster for the festival's second edition. Newly announced headliners DVBBS, Gorgon City and Oliver Heldens will join a lineup that already featured marquee acts Armin van Buuren , Axwell ^…

  20. 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,…

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