1. Shawn Mendes Has ‘Something Big’ In Store with New Single: Listen

    November 07, 2014 10:45 AM EST Teen star and former Vine phenom Shawn Mendes is readying his debut album after scoring a Top 40 hit with “Life of the Party” earlier this year. Unlike that contemplative track, “Something Big” aims at bringing the self-made 16-year-old to the dance floor, evoking the guitar-inflected…

  2. Tomorrow's Hits: Shakey Graves, Leihoku & Old Dominion

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Shakey Graves Folk-rocker Shakey Graves (real name: Alejandro Rose-Garcia) bubbles under Adult Alternative Songs with "Dearly Departed,"…

  3. Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Day Two Report: Maroon 5, Steven Price's 'Fury' Soundtrack, and the New 'Annie'

    November 07, 2014 6:39 AM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference wrapped on Thursday with a conversation featuring composer Steven Price , the phenom responsible for scoring Gravity and this year's Fury . Price spoke to ASCAP's director of film and TV music, Jeff Jernigan , to…

  4. Dean James, U.K. Live Music Mogul, Launches Sixth, a Data-Driven Hive of Ambition

    November 06, 2014 4:39 PM EST In his former guise of co-founder and CEO of MAMA Group, Dean James ran the London-based live music, artist management and consumer services company from its inception in 2005 until his eventual exit in January this year to "focus on outside interests." During his nine years at…

  5. Eminem Honors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Madonna Lauds Lil' Buck at Innovator Awards

    November 06, 2014 12:50 PM EST It took two forces of nature to get Eminem to New York City on Wednesday night. The rapper made a surprise appearance at WSJ. Magazine 's fourth annual Innovator Awards at MoMA in order to honor two very important people in his life: Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine. "…

  6. Exclusive Premiere: High Highs Take the Scenic Route on 'Ocean to City'

    November 06, 2014 10:00 AM EST Brooklyn-via-Australia transplants High Highs , the dream-pop duo of singer/guitarist Jack Milas and keyboardist Oli Chang, started playing together in their hometown of Sydney before Milas took a job in New York and Chang followed him there. But the easy warmth of their home country…

  7. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  8. Lollapalooza Heading to Berlin in 2015

    November 06, 2014 4:00 AM EST An announcement is coming Thursday (Nov. 6) that the first Lollapalooza Berlin will be held at Tempelhof Airport on Sept. 12-13, 2015. Germany will join Chile, Brazil and Argentina as the fourth international location for the festival, produced by Festival Republic, the team behind the…

  9. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big

    November 05, 2014 11:40 PM EST Luke Bryan took home top honors at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), winning for Entertainer of the Year. "I've never met Garth Brooks before," the singer said of the man who presented him with the trophy. "Can I have another…

  10. Mark Mothersbaugh Reveals Next Project at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    November 05, 2014 8:20 PM EST Composer will join frequent collborators Phil Lord & Chris Miller on 'Last Man on Earth' TV show. After scoring all of directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller 's films so far -- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , Lego Movie , 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump…

  11. Jencarlos Canela Launches First U.S. Tour in February

    November 05, 2014 7:21 PM EST The crooner launches his first show at San Francisco's Fillmore Theater Singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela will launch his U.S. tour in February starting in San Francisco. The Cuban-American crooner, known for his pop and romantic songs such as "I Love It," "Irreparable…

  12. Moodswing Management & Crush Music Announce Joint Venture

    November 05, 2014 6:46 PM EST The deal aims to build the next generation of electronic music artists, will focus on producers from Newark & NYC areas. Moodswing Management and Crush Music, two New York City management and booking companies, have joined forces to build the next generation of electronic music artists.…

  13. Ricardo Arjona Reveals Viaje Tour Details & Pre-Concert Rituals

    November 05, 2014 6:43 PM EST Superstar singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona , fresh from playing over 50 dates in Latin America to more than 600,000 concertgoers, confessed he needs to put on fresh underwear 15 minutes before going onstage. "Fresh underwear and fresh socks," he said, laughing, when asked about…

  14. 'Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood' Star Yung Berg Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend

    November 05, 2014 5:56 PM EST Rapper and reality TV star Yung Berg was arrested in New York City after assaulting his girlfriend, ABC reported Wednesday (Nov. 5). Police responded to a 911 call early in the morning at the Gershwin Hotel in Manhattan. According to ABC, the rapper's girlfriend said he "grabbed…

  15. Temptations & Four Tops Heading to Broadway

    November 05, 2014 5:12 PM EST Motown groups will play a special one-week double-bill engagement at the Palace Theatre in Times Square this holiday season. Broadway has been grooving to the Detroit sound since Motown the Musical opened in spring 2013. But before that show wraps its initial run on Jan. 18, it will get a…

  16. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  17. Kool & the Gang, Rixton Performing at 2014 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2014 12:02 PM EST The upcoming 2014 Billboard Touring Awards will feature performances by R&B/funk legends Kool and the Gang and English pop band Rixton , it was announced Wednesday. The ceremony, taking place Nov. 20 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, honors the concert industry's top…

  18. Livestream Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Keynote Q&A at the Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference Now

    November 05, 2014 11:56 AM EST Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are teaming up to deliver the Keynote Q&A at the 2014 Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, and you can watch the livestream here today starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. Trent Reznor  and  Atticus Ross  will talk about their work on the score…

  19. Prince's Band 3RDEYEGIRL Apologizes for Confusion Around Rumored Toronto Show

    November 04, 2014 11:06 PM EST Prince 's band 3RDEYEGIRL released an apology to their fans regarding a rumored Prince show in Toronto on Tuesday (Nov. 4) that saw hundreds line up in the cold and rain with the hopes of obtaining a ticket for a secret concert at Massey Hall. "We are thankful for the outpouring…

  20. Hear Kendrick Lamar Sing Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off': 'I Love That Song!'

    November 04, 2014 7:41 PM EST He just wanted to get down to this sick beat. Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are becoming quite the little Mutual Admiration Society. It started when Swift told Rolling Stone that she raps along to Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" when she's feeling low. "You want…

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