1. 5 Seconds of Summer's Briefs Boom: Skivvy Sales Up 10% at American Apparel

    June 16, 2014 2:57 PM EDT Jake Sinclair was standing in line at his local American Apparel shop, waiting to buy underwear, when inspiration struck. The producer-composer had 14 pairs of the brand's signature briefs in tow. "I just thought, 'Oh, it'd be cool if my girlfriend wore these,' …

  2. Afrojack Stands 'Tall' On Dance, Electronic Charts

    May 30, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Afrojack enters at No. 2 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with his debut album, "Forget the World" (8,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The set, also new at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, contains the hits "As Your Friend," featuring Chris…

  3. Rap Genius Co-Founder Mahbod Moghadam Resigns in Wake of Elliot Rodger Annotation

    May 26, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam today resigned from the company and board of directors of the music annotation site, according to a letter posted on the Rap Genius site by its CEO/co-founder Tom Lehman. The resignation follows an annotation by Moghadam on the manifesto written by Elliot…

  4. Midtown Reunites for Surprise Brooklyn Show: Live Review

    May 15, 2014 4:12 PM EDT Midtown made it to Brooklyn for their first show in almost a decade on Wednesday night (May 14), powering through a 19-song set at the Knitting Factory. The influential New Jersey pop-punk band (playing under the pseudonym of Merman) had originally planned to reunite for this weekend’s Skate…

  5. Selena Gomez Covers Corinne Bailey Rae’s 'Like A Star' On Instagram: Watch

    April 30, 2014 3:58 PM EDT There's been a lot of drama and speculation as to why Selena Gomez went on a mass Instagram unfollowing spree. Especially after she deleted a picture from Coachella with she, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner . Radio Disney Music Awards 2014: Selena Gomez, One Direction, Taylor Swift Among…

  6. Afrojack's Debut Album 'Forget The World' Due Out In May

    March 13, 2014 11:36 AM EDT After spending the past year releasing a series of singles, Afrojack will release his debut album, "Forget the World," on May 19. The Dutch producer's first LP will feature collaborations among Wiz Khalifa and Sting, among others. In March 2013, Afrojack signed a worldwide deal…

  7. School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis Dead at 35

    December 30, 2013 8:10 PM EST The guitarist had battled cancer since February School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis has died. He was 35. The guitarist of the New York-based indie rock duo passed away Sunday night (Dec. 29), the Dallas Observer reports . He had suffered from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a form of…

  8. Michael Bolton Goes on Songwriting Spree With Some 'New Hot Guns'

    December 19, 2013 10:16 AM EST After releasing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A."  earlier this year, Michael Bolton is getting back to original songwriting -- and with some collaborators he says may surprise us.  "I'm writing with a group of people who are, like, the…

  9. The Year In EDM 2013: Daft Punk, Disclosure, Zedd and More Take It to Another Level

    December 13, 2013 8:00 AM EST If 2012 was the year EDM arrived in the mainstream, in 2013 it danced in the mainstream streets like nobody was watching, and sometimes that made for some strange moves. To be clear, at the start of 2013, nobody predicted that Afrojack would be ringing the bell at the NASDAQ in honor of…

  10. Chart Highlights: Johnny Mathis Scores 50th Adult Contemporary Hit

    November 18, 2013 4:35 PM EST The icon becomes just the fifth artist to reach the historic milestone. Plus, Kelly Clarkson adds to the onslaught of holiday debuts, Broken Bells return and Mandisa makes chart history Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  11. CODE’s EDM Soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    November 15, 2013 2:11 PM EST Welcome to PanEDM. No disrespect to Alexandra Patsavas and her original soundtrack for “Catching Fire” (we still can’t get enough of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” ), but we thought this installment of “The Hunger Games” deserved an alternate EDM soundtrack as well. Check out our selection of…

  12. Afrojack Hits Billboard to Talk About his 'Spark' and Def Jam Deal: Watch the Interview Here

    November 08, 2013 1:58 PM EST The Dutch EDM superstar doesn't think he's successful just yet. “If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say ‘please play it,’” says Afrojack, who recently dropped by Billboard for an enlightening…

  13. Skrillex, Afrojack, Timeflies Arrive On Dance Charts

    October 24, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Avicii and Zedd’s momentum continues, while Daft Punk conquers clubs Skrillex, joined by Alvin Risk, claims the top debut on Dance/Electronic Songs as “Try It Out” opens at No. 19, fueled by 15,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collaboration also…

  14. Swedish House Mafia Asks, 'Who Walks Away from Success?' in Doc Trailer: Watch Here

    October 24, 2013 1:32 PM EDT Selling a million tickets ain’t easy. “You get sick of people after a while,” says the voice of one Swedish House Mafia member in a trailer for a forthcoming documentary about the group’s One Last Tour tour. The trio of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso officially broke up in…

  15. Prince Makes Goofy Twitter Debut, Bows 3rd Eye Girl Video

    August 13, 2013 10:02 PM EDT "Did eye add 2 much pepper?" Prince himself tweeted on Tuesday, sharing a picture of his latest meal. The Purple One has come to Twitter. Prince, who once called the Internet "completely over," posted several tweets on Tuesday through the account of his current group,…

  16. Pet Shop Boys Discuss New Album 'Electric' in Behind-the-Scenes Video

    July 16, 2013 1:45 PM EDT “Electric,” the latest album from UK synthpop veterans Pet Shop Boys (released July 15 via x2 Recordings) continues the group’s constant stylistic evolution, while keeping an ear towards the newest dance music trends. In a behind the scenes video, the duo take a look at the making of…

  17. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  18. What's Next for Randy Jackson After 'American Idol'?

    May 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT The goal of “American Idol,” a dozen seasons ago when it started, was to create stars out of unknowns. It did so for Simon Cowell, perhaps the most famous A&R man on the planet, who has surrounded himself with television and music projects here and in the U.K. since his days as a judge…

  19. Spree Wilson Talks Road to 'Life in Technicolor' Album & 'All I Need' Controversy

    April 15, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Spree Wilson is reintroducing Atlanta's beloved bass sub-genre on his upcoming project, "Life in Technicolor," slated to debut on May 1. "I hope people get another idea of what Atlanta music is about and Atlanta in general," the Atlanta-based artist tells The…

  20. 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes

    February 20, 2013 12:42 PM EST More than 20 years after "grunge" became more than a synonym for dirt, learning a Nirvana cover remains rite of passage for young rock bands and rock veterans alike. Remembering frontman Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 46th birthday today (February 20), we present a stellar…

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