1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. '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…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. '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…

  13. Promotion: Win A Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Weekend Getaway

    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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Partners Up for Country Mini-Magazine

    December 20, 2011 3:00 PM EST Even given the 100 year-plus timeline of Billboard Magazine , there is always room for a little more history. Coming up next week, the magazine plows into more uncharted territory. Billboard and marketing agency 'stache media announced today (Dec. 20) the launch of the first-ever…

  17. Primal Scream, Wire, Pantha du Prince Highlight 2011 Berlin Festival

    September 12, 2011 7:04 PM EDT The Berlin Festival had signs marked "arrivals" and "departures," not to help spaced-out partygoers but because the two-day event took place at Tempelhof, a decommissioned airport in the center of the city. To say the least, it's an unlikely place for a concert: a…

  18. #indierock: St. Vincent Goes Twitter-Happy for 'Strange Mercy'

    September 09, 2011 1:30 PM EDT On the Fourth of July, Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent , retweeted a nugget of wisdom from fellow indie mainstay John Darnielle of the band Mountain Goats . "On your deathbed, you will not say: 'I wish I'd spent more time talking about social media,'…

  19. This Week in Apps: ShapeMix, MusicPound and More

    July 22, 2011 5:28 PM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest music apps available for your mobile device. Bullseye The Polyphonic Spree put out the music video for its new single "Bullseye" as an app for the iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive video that lets viewers navigate the environment as a…

  20. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with allegations that he stole from her. Knowles filed papers in a…

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