1. Daft Punk on EDM Producers: 'They’re Missing the Tools'

    May 06, 2013 1:37 PM EDT Daft’s Thomas Bangalter explains why no laptops were used in the making of “Random Access Memories.” CODE’s Kerri Mason had the rare chance to speak with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter last week for an extended feature in this week’s issue of Billboard. The conversation was so rich…

  2. Kenny Chesney Brings 'Rock' to NYC Club

    May 03, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Kenny Chesney's rare, small-venue performance Wednesday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York marked his first SiriusXM subscriber-only concert, as part of his release-week promotion tour for his new album, "Life On A Rock." Chesney, a country mega-star not known for…

  3. Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Among Webby Award Winners

    April 30, 2013 8:58 PM EDT Ocean was named person of the year, while indie musician Grimes was named the Webbys' artist of the year. Netflix's groundbreaking "House of Cards" may be the first digital series nominated for a best drama Emmy. But it will start with a Webby. The Webby Awards are…

  4. DJ Duo Sepalcure Talks Influences

    April 22, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Autechre, Pete Rock, Untold, and more Inspire the bass duo’s Rattle & Hum. The term "post dubstep" doesn't go over well with Sepalcure. "If you consciously try to make a genre, especially if it’s some new trendy genre, you’re kind of missing the point," said…

  5. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  6. Sasha’s Decade In The Mix: The DJ Veteran Talks About Old Times and His New 'Involv3r' Album

    April 03, 2013 12:18 PM EDT The DJ’s “Involv3r” is the latest in a career of stellar compilations. Traditionally, dance DJs have had to become producers in order to capture a wider audience outside of clubs. But Sasha, 43,—born Alexander Coe in Bangor, Wales—is the rare dance act who’s made his name primarily…

  7. CODER Crew’s Picks of the Week: Paper Diamond, Sky Ferreira and More

    March 29, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Each Friday, the CODE crew will review their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren and Elissa have to say. Paper Diamond & Christian Rich feat. Angela McCluskey, "XIX" (Elm & Oak) While many dance tracks are all about…

  8. Skrillex Makes New Track for G-Star Ad: Video

    February 19, 2013 2:05 PM EST Skrillex teases his eccentric new track in a new G-Star campaign video. G-Star released their "Art of RAW" video this week featuring the musical stylings of Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Skrillex. The video features G-Star's raw denim accompanied by a custom track…

  9. Who Is Al Walser? Grammys Get Heat for 'Unknown' Nominee

    February 07, 2013 9:24 AM EST Chances are you never heard of Al Walser before his surprise Grammy nomination for best dance recording. Even more surprising? Neither had most Grammy voters. For the second year in a row, the Grammys are facing criticism for allowing a nominee in a field where some say he lacks credibility…

  10. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  11. Fabolous Talks 'Loso's Way 2' Collabos, N.Y. Hip-Hop & Music's 'Ratchet Era'

    January 29, 2013 5:15 PM EST Since Fabolous' 2009’s "Loso’s Way," the rapper has fed the streets with a steady stream of free mixtapes, underground DVDs and mixshow staples, including last year's hometown anthem “So N.Y.” All the while, Fabolous has studied the hip-hop industry’s current climate,…

  12. Welcome to the New Billboard.com!

    January 26, 2013 8:45 AM EST The best in music just got a whole lot better. Along with our fully revamped glossy magazine, our newly-launched iPad app, and a refresh of our business-focused Billboard.biz, we are excited to unveil the brand-new Billboard.com, which takes a bold step forward in its evolution today. With…

  13. Flux Pavilion, 'Starlight': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 26, 2013 8:21 AM EST  A quick listen to "Blow The Roof," the new EP from UK DJ and producer Flux Pavilion, might have you thinking you've put on a compilation rather than an artist album. On what he describes as "the biggest thing I've ever done," you hear a wide range of the artist…

  14. NBA FIT Week: Basketball Stars Discuss Favorite Workout Music

    January 24, 2013 7:30 PM EST Check out what Wesley Matthews, Bruce Bowen and more had to say about the fitness program and what music pumps them up. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the NBA kicks off its 2013 NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, an annual program in which current NBA and WNBA stars, former basketball legends and top coaches…

  15. Welcome to the New Billboard Magazine

    January 21, 2013 7:00 PM EST The January 26 edition of Billboard features a cover-story interview with Prince, but that world exclusive is accompanied by something else: A whole new magazine. The January 26 edition of Billboard features a cover-story interview with Prince , but that world exclusive is accompanied by…

  16. 'Girls' Music: Pop Mingles With Indie Cool in New Season

    January 12, 2013 12:00 PM EST Santigold's "Girls" Is First Single. The tracks that constitute the first soundtrack for HBO's "Girls," out now on Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic, reflect the modern bohemian environs that surround the show's quartet of young New Yorkers. Songs are culled from the…

  17. Dropkick Murphys Spill 'Blood': 'This Album Was Like Taking the Chains Off'

    January 08, 2013 11:50 AM EST On their eighth album, Dropkick Murphys are finally ready to be a radio band. The Boston-based group, which fuses elements of punk, folk and Celtic music, released "Signed and Sealed in Blood" today (Jan. 8) via its own label Born & Bred, which is handled by ADA Label Services,…

  18. Mac Miller to Star in Six-Part MTV2 Reality Series

    December 19, 2012 11:10 AM EST Mac Miller is headed to Hollywood. Not unlike a real-life version of HBO's "Entourage," MTV2 has begun production on reality series that follows the emerging music superstar as he and his friends -- the Most Dope crew -- leave their hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn., for the first…

  19. The Year In Touring 2012: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Looking past boxscore downturn, live industry is bullish on state of the business In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this…

  20. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year,…

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