1. New Signings: Kobalt Signs Pitbull, Orchard Adds Donna Summer, Blue Note Nabs Jamie Cullum

    October 10, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Olivia Holt , the star of Disney Channel's I Didn't Do It , joins the roster of…

  2. Exclusive: The Orchard Acquires Frenchkiss Label Group and Frenchkiss Records

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The Orchard has acquired Frenchkiss Label Group and Frenchkiss REcords, Billboard has exclusively learned. The independent music and video distribution, marketing, and sales organization has handled digital and physical distribution for the New York-based boutique label group and the record…

  3. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  4. 10 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far): Critics' Picks

    July 10, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Check out the songs that Billboard's staff has been blasting so far this year, from "Good Kisser" to "Problem." With six months past in 2014, it's already extremely difficult trying to cobble together a best-of songs list for the year. Seriously, how can the…

  5. Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' Draft Sells For Record $2 Million

    June 24, 2014 9:17 PM EDT A draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand went to an…

  6. Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' Notes Up for Auction

    May 01, 2014 9:13 AM EDT One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," is going to auction this summer. Sotheby's is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand for an estimated $1 million to $2 million. The song is about a debutante who…

  7. 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…

  8. Kid Rock & Sean Penn Bury Political Stereotypes in 'Americans'

    October 11, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Tolerance and togetherness are the messages of "Americans," a new short film quietly leaked online Wednesday by Kid Rock and Sean Penn. The nearly 11-minute piece, written by the duo and executive produced by Rock is designed "to tear down the one-dimensional political…

  9. Afghan Whigs, Louis C.K. to Play ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror Fest

    February 24, 2012 11:15 AM EST The I'll Be Your Mirror event hosted by All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) is returning to Asbury Park, NJ in September, with The Afghan Whigs, Louis C.K. and The Roots among the confirmed acts. Co-curated by ATP and Greg Dulli of the reformed Whigs, I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012…

  10. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  11. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  12. Sharon Van Etten's 'Tramp': Album Preview

    January 13, 2012 12:19 PM EST Sharon Van Etten Title: Tramp | Release Date: Feb. 7 Prior to her debut full-length, "Because I Was in Love" (Language of Stone, 2009), Sharon Van Etten worked for now-manager Ben Goldberg as an intern (and then as a paid employee) at Brooklyn-based Ba Da Bing! Records ( …

  13. Weezer Talks Cruise, New Record, Schooling Dinosaur Jr.

    July 28, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Led by Rivers Cuomo , one of modern rock's more unlikely figures, Weezer has never done things quite conventionally. While others have pointed to Weezer as a forefather to the modern emo movement, a tongue-in-cheek feeling follows the nearly 20-year-old band, right down to its latest…

  14. Weezer Plots Cruise, Side-by-Side Shows With the Flaming Lips

    July 12, 2011 3:15 PM EDT After a successful string of "Pinkerton" and "Blue Album" shows ( dubbed the Memories Tour ) late last year, Weezer is trying out a few more unconventional touring ideas. First the band announced two "side-by-side" shows with the Flaming Lips yesterday, while…

  15. Coachella 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 12:27 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) that you may have missed -- even if you were…

  16. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  17. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  18. In Our Talons: The Bowerbirds

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in the rural Carolinas and with song titles like "Bur Oak," "Hooves," "In Our Talons" and "Olive Hearts," the trio wears their organic sound on their ( Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in…

  19. Super Furry Animals / Jan. 25, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Brooklyn)

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Having traded in their shiny space suits and Yeti costumes for matching SFA logo jackets, the Super Furry Animals delivered in style for nearly two hours. Having traded in their shiny space suits and Yeti costumes for matching SFA logo jackets, the Super Furry Animals delivered in style for…