1. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide

    December 03, 2014 6:40 PM EST FKA Twigs, Miguel, Theophilus London, James Blake & more artists provide a musical backdrop to the Miami art fest. An estimated 70,000 global visitors will descend on southern Florida this week for Art Basel Miami Beach, a socialite smorgasbord of contemporary art shows, forward…

  2. Why 'Interstellar's' Unorthodox Sound Mixing Could Win It an Oscar

    November 30, 2014 12:02 PM EST The Academy moved beyond recognizing primarily orchestral work when voters rewarded Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' electronic score for The Social Network four years ago. A couple of this year's choices tread even fresher ground: Hans Zimmer 's largely pipe organ–based music…

  3. Exclusive: Hinder Premieres New Song 'Hit the Ground,' Talks 2015 Studio Album

    November 21, 2014 11:15 AM EST Hinder shares the lyric video for the hard rockin' anthem that will appear on its new album. Hinder is back with a new album for 2015, and Billboard has the first peek at the new music. For its fifth studio album, the hard-rocking Oklahoma band introduces the driving guitar ballad …

  4. Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound

    November 16, 2014 12:28 PM EST The director says the movie's "adventurous and creative" sound is "the right approach for this experiential film." “I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it'…

  5. Why 'Interstellar' Sound Issues Have Ignited a Hollywood Uproar

    November 14, 2014 11:17 AM EST Is the score too loud? The mix muddy? Insiders say yes Buzz around the film Interstellar , the Christopher Nolan -helmed space saga starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway , hasn’t been particularly positive when it comes to the sound mix. Specifically, complaints that the dialogue…

  6. 'Dear White People' Star Tessa Thompson Spills About Her Secret Music Career

    November 10, 2014 6:06 PM EST Fans of Tessa Thompson, the rising actress, might unknowingly also be fans of Tessa Thompson, singer in the under-the-radar electro-soul Los Angeles band Caught a Ghost. The 31-year-old has had a busy 2014 for both of her careers: Her group's debut, Human Nature , arrived in April on …

  7. Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light' Casts Four New Roles

    October 17, 2014 4:51 AM EDT Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light has rounded out its cast, adding David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, James DuMont and Wrenn Schmidt . The RatPac Entertainment and Bron Studios film will star Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen as the famed musician and his wife Audrey Mae Williams . Marc…

  8. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbean songwriters, producers and publishers of…

  9. Bob Crewe, Singer/Songwriter Behind Many Four Seasons Hits, Dies at 83

    September 12, 2014 4:05 PM EDT He also discovered Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and wrote disco classics including 'Lady Marmalade.' Bob Crewe -- the singer, songwriter, producer and label owner who created many of the Four Seasons ' hits, discovered Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and was…

  10. 40 Under 40: Music's Young Power Players

    September 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT They’re young, they’re innovative, they’re disruptive. From monetizing bite-sized streams to selling out massive stadiums, these are the progressive leaders reshaping the music industry. The honorees on Billboard’s annual 40 Under 40 Power Players list were chosen by Billboard editors from…

  11. Bob Dylan Releasing 'The Basement Tapes Complete' This Fall

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT A six-disc set of Bob Dylan 's legendary Basement Tapes recordings with the Band from 1967 will be the next edition of Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings' Bootleg Series. The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 will be released Nov. 4. Compiled from meticulously…

  12. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Continues Streak Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    July 21, 2014 4:47 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s “X” (Asylum/Warner Music) started a fourth week at the top yesterday (July 20) to become the longest-running No. 1 of the year on the U.K.’s artist album chart. Manchester four-piece Rixton went straight to the singles summit with “Me and My Broken Heart” (Interscope/Universal).…

  13. Chart Highlights: Iggy Azalea, Paramore Score First Pop Radio No. 1s

    June 09, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Azalea's 'Fancy' crowns Pop Songs, while Paramore tallies its first airplay chart leader with 'Ain't It Fun.' Plus, new No. 1s for Katy Perry, Three Days Grace and Tito 'El Bambino' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  14. Taking Back Sunday Rocks Billboard Studio: Live Performance & Q&A

    May 02, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Adam Lazarra and John Nolan give acoustic performances of "Flicker Fade" and "Stood A Chance" Veteran alt-rockers Taking Back Sunday recently visited Billboard's New York studio and brought their fiery, emotive songs from new album "Happiness Is" to life in…

  15. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  16. Bernie Nolan, Singer with Sister Act The Nolans, Dies at 52

    July 05, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Bernadette Nolan, a member of singing sister act The Nolans, has died of cancer aged 52. The singer's management agency, Urban Associates, said in a statement that Nolan died Thursday surrounded by her family. Universally known as Bernie, Nolan was raised in Blackpool, northwestern…

  17. Be a Billboard Festival Photo Correspondent!

    May 30, 2013 12:10 PM EDT Tweet us a favorite music festival shot you took for your chance to be our guest photographer at a NYC music festival! Want to be Billboard.com's guest photo correspondent at New York's Governors Ball? Show us your favorite music fest shot that you took and you'll have a…

  18. Hendrix Telegram to McCartney: 'How About Coming in to Play Bass'?

    May 10, 2013 10:27 AM EDT Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970. But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying…

  19. Win a Trip to the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

    April 01, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, featuring an array of music's biggest stars, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas May 19 on ABC. But you have a special chance to catch all of the action in person! Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to be giving away the music experience of a…

  20. 'Dark Knight' Dedications: The 5 Best Songs About Batman

    July 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been four long years of waiting, but "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, finally hits theaters this weekend. To celebrate what may be Christian Bale's final run as DC Comics' Dark Knight, we've put together a…

Pages