1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. '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…

  13. 'Harlem Shake': The Making and Monetizing of Baauer's Viral Hit

    February 15, 2013 9:25 AM EST   Baauer's "Harlem Shake" still has quite a ways to go before it becomes the next "Gangnam Style” in terms of total views, but the track became an unexpected viral smash last week at levels not seen since PSY’s American invasion -- and it's already climbing up the…

  14. Avicii Hotel to Open for Business During Ultra Music Fest: Exclusive Details

    January 30, 2013 9:59 AM EST Artist continues his Miami Music Week marketing spree with a hotel takeover Avicii's manager Ash Pournouri has always seen the week of Ultra Music Festival in Miami (also called Miami Music Week) as a marketing opportunity beyond just a big gig. "What we do every year in Miami…

  15. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  16. U2 Bassist's Ex-Aide Gets 7-Year Jail Sentence for Theft

    July 06, 2012 11:41 AM EDT A former household aide to U2 bassist Adam Clayton received a seven-year prison sentence Friday after an Irish jury unanimously found her guilty of embezzling more than €2.8 million ($3.6 million) from the musician. Carol Hawkins, 48, offered no response to the sentence as prison guards led…

  17. Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba Goes Solo: 'It's Gonna Be Loud'

    May 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba has been especially prolific these last ten months, releasing with his band an album of acoustically performed chestnuts, "Damnesia," last summer, then an EP as theHELL , a side project with Angels & Airwaves' Atom Willard. Now he's…

  18. 'X Factor's' Melanie Amaro Working With Tricky Stewart, 'Surprise' Writers

    March 06, 2012 3:30 PM EST "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro has completed four or five songs for her debut album, a mixture of ballads and upbeat pop songs. "Before 'X Factor,' I wasn't recording, just singing in church and at small events. So being in the studio is a brand new world for me…

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    March 01, 2012 12:04 AM EST Chart Article ADVERTISEMENT Win A Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Weekend Getaway Entry period has ended. You don't have to go all the way to Las Vegas for a first-rate adventure filled with great music, dining, shopping and gaming. The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Penn. has…

  20. Death Cab For Cutie to Tour With Orchestra

    January 18, 2012 4:11 PM EST Around the release of "Codes and Keys" last May, Death Cab For Cutie told Billboard that they were hoping to bring an orchestra on tour at some point, in order to more fully recreate their strings-tinged 2011 album. It seems the idea has finally come to fruition: The Washington…

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