1. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church to Headline

    October 10, 2013 12:51 PM EDT Other artists include Florida Georgia Line, Loretta Lynn and country-rock pioneer (and Monkee) Michael Nesmith A big batch of artists for next year's Stagecoach music festival was announced on Thursday (Oct. 10), with organizers tapping party-country hitmakers Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean…

  2. Dogfish Head Releasing Grateful Dead-Themed Beer

    October 09, 2013 10:06 PM EDT The Grateful Dead lives on with Cherry Garcia, an ice cream flavor offered by Ben & Jerry's that is named after Jerry Garcia, the band's late frontman. Now, the legendary rock band finds itself part of a drink -- an alcoholic beverage, at that. Delaware craft brewery Dogfish…

  3. Midnight Red Puts 'Finishing Touches' on RedOne-Produced Debut Album

    October 08, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Fresh off the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB tour, the "All American Boy Band" looks ahead When discussing Midnight Red, member Joey Diggs, Jr. describes the five-man ensemble as the "All American Boy Band." When you look at the geographic representation of the members, you…

  4. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  5. Go Behind Badfinger's 'Breaking Bad' Moment

    October 02, 2013 1:00 PM EDT "Baby Blue" songwriter Pete Ham's tragic story played role in how the song was used on the hit AMC show "Baby Blue," the Badfinger song that closed out the finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sept. 29, sold 5,000 copies in handful of hours after it…

  6. Ask Billboard: How Does The Hot 100 Work?

    September 29, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Readers check in on how the Hot 100's points system ranks songs, the record run of AWOLNATION's 'Sail' and the many animals running rampant in current hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  7. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  8. TLC Greatest Hits Set, New Song Due in October

    September 23, 2013 8:05 PM EDT The group's "20" will include a new song, "Meant To Be," which will soundtrack their VH1 biopic. TLC will celebrate over two decades in the pop world with "20." The greatest hits collection, due Oct. 15, will include a new song, "Meant To Be," as…

  9. 'Chasing Nashville' TV Series to Follow Aspiring Stars From Appalachia

    September 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT Each day, there's at least a handful of aspiring artists that cross the Davidson County border in search of fame and stardom. Some of those stories will soon be documented in a brand new Lifetime weekly series that will show the highs, lows, and heartbreak that comes with the search…

  10. Kendrick Lamar In the Running for Six Soul Train Awards

    September 18, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris…

  11. Madonna to Release Short Film Via BitTorrent

    September 17, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Curated by Vice Media, Madonna's "secretprojectrevolution" is a 17-minute film to be released on Sept. 24 On Monday, Madonna held an AMA session on Reddit and hinted at an "ambitious" project called "secretprojectrevolution." Here are the details of her…

  12. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard Film and TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as…

  13. Nine Inch Nails, Chvrches Featured in FIFA 14 Soccer Game Soundtrack

    September 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches, Australia’s Empire of the Sun, and Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2 are among the artists whose music is featured in the FIFA 14 soccer game, Electronic Arts has announced in advance of the game’s North American release on…

  14. As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis To Face Court Over Murder Plot

    September 16, 2013 6:18 AM EDT The frontman for the Grammy-winning band "As I Lay Dying" is facing a court hearing to determine whether he will stand trial on charges he tried to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. The prosecution will argue its case against Timothy Lambesis during a preliminary hearing…

  15. TLC Returns To Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10

    September 12, 2013 6:36 PM EDT As featured on J. Cole's 'Crooked Smile,' the act logs its first top 10 since 1999. Celebrated R&B trio TLC logs its first Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10 since 1999, and 10th overall, as J. Cole's "Crooked Smile," on which it's featured, jumps 12-9.…

  16. Luke Bryan Leads Country Songs, Albums Charts

    September 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Bryan is the first male artist to top the charts simultaneously since 2004. Plus, Florida Georgia Line is off to a start not seen since 1992 with new single "Round Here" Luke Bryan leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts for a fourth straight week,…

  17. John Newman Announces 'Tribute' U.K. Album Release Date

    September 11, 2013 5:10 PM EDT Rising U.K. star John Newman has announced that his debut solo album, "Tribute," will be released overseas on Oct. 14. The Yorkshire-born 23-year-old has already topped the U.K. singles chart, first as a featured performer on Rudimental's "Feel The Love" and then…

  18. 9/11 Concert Tributes: 10 Unforgettable Moments

    September 11, 2013 10:05 AM EDT In the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001, many Americans turned to music to soothe, pacify, heal, rouse and distract. It was a time when people were faced with unprecedented surges of emotion and looked, in part, to songwriters to…

  19. Cher, Ed Sheeran Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    September 09, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Weeks ahead of the return of "The Voice," NBC has named the new advisers for the fifth cycle. Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel have been tapped to help "The Voice" coaches guide their respective teams during the season. Cher will serve as an adviser to Blake…

  20. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday.…

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