1. New App Stationhead Could Be Just What the Streaming Business Needs

    June 27, 2017 2:41 PM EDT By turning playlists into personal radio stations powered by collective listening, the streaming business might just have found the shot in the arm it's been looking for When Spotify's global head of creator services Troy Carter was asked at a conference five weeks ago about which…

  2. David Cook Talks 'This Loud Morning': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT For David Cook 's second album since his "American Idol" season seven victory, he penned -- no joke -- nearly 80 songs. Ultimately, he managed to narrow it down to just a dozen tracks for "This Loud Morning," out today (June 28). Cook tells Billboard.com that he'…

  3. Ryan Star Bows Down To Nine Inch Nails

    September 27, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Reality rocker Ryan Star bows down to Nine Inch Nails ' 1990 hit "Head Like A Hole" in this week's Mashup Mondays installment, sheering off Trent Reznor and co.'s industrial edges and with his emotional acoustic rendition. "I grew up on that music. [Reznor] is…

  4. Exclusive Song: Ryan Star's "Breathe"

    July 24, 2009 5:00 PM EDT There are any number of paths to stardom, each with its own quirks, frustrations and potential. No one knows this better than Ryan Star, whose rise kicked off when he competed in the 2006 CBS reality show "Rockstar: Supernova." But this breakthrough came after years of hard work in…