1. '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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. '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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. #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,'…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Billboard Bits: Beyonce's 14K Shopping Spree, New Red Hot Chili Peppers Single

    July 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Spends $14,000 In 90 Minutes On London Shopping Spree When is it OK to drop more than $14,000 on clothes? When you're Beyoncé and you have 90 minutes to spare, apparently. The superstar went shopping…

  16. Death Cab For Cutie Considering Tour With Orchestra

    July 06, 2011 3:00 PM EDT As Death Cab For Cutie gears up for the second leg of its North American tour behind new album "Codes and Keys" later this month, the Washington rockers can't quite shake the notion of taking a string quartet out on tour. Death Cab for Cutie 'Codes and Keys': Track-By…

  17. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  18. App Developers = Tomorrow's Rock Stars

    March 31, 2011 1:00 PM EDT About two years ago, Miso Media CEO Aviv Grill received a phone call that changed the course of his three-person iPhone/iPad development company. It was from the parents of co-founder/chief technology officer Ryan Tsukamoto. They were in Japan on vacation, but Tsukamoto was spending the…

  19. Taylor Swift Celebrates 20 Million Sales in London; Heads to Las Vegas for ACMs

    March 31, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift ended her European tour on a celebratory note: Not only did she perform in front of thousands of fans, she got an honor for reaching the 20 million mark in worldwide album sales. A giddy Swift was given a plaque commemorating the milestone before her sold-out concert Wednesday…

  20. Raekwon: 'Charlie Sheen Is a Rich D*ck'

    March 08, 2011 12:25 PM EST With Charlie Sheen's tabloid spree still dominating headlines and Twitter feeds everywhere, even Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has an opinion on the now-former "Two and a Half Men" star. "Charlie Sheen is a rich dick, man," Raekwon -- whose new album, "Shaolin vs.…

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