1. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2014: The Rich List

    March 10, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past year. Who makes the biggest bucks in music? Billboard’s annual Money Makers ranking of the top earners is more than a little bit country (Taylor storms in at No. 1), with plenty of hip-hop and a whole lot of rock’n’roll …

  2. Keith Urban Embarks on Raise 'Em Up Tour This Summer

    March 08, 2014 4:32 PM EST After concluding his judging gig on "American Idol," Keith Urban will hit the road in North America this summer -- with the Raise 'Em Up tour. According to Radio.com , Urban plans to play multiple shows in the United States and Canada beginning in July, with shows stretching to…

  3. Robin Thicke Says He Still Loves Paula Patton, Sings 'Let's Stay Together' at Concert

    March 03, 2014 7:25 PM EST Robin Thicke and Paula Patton may have called it quits (at least for now), but the "Blurred Lines" singer isn't giving up just yet. At Thicke's Sunday concert at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, the 36-year-old singer, who recently announced his separation…

  4. New York Dolls Manager Marty Thau Dies

    February 17, 2014 4:30 PM EST Marty Thau, who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the self-declared "chairman" of the…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 10:34 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will follow-up their tour of South Africa and Australasia with a fresh batch of American dates this spring. Kicking off April 8 in Cincinnati, Springsteen will hit markets in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, among others, before wrapping with a pair of…

  6. OneRepublic Extends Summer Tour, Talks 'Counting Stars' Success

    February 07, 2014 9:06 AM EST "We'll probably introduce a song or two from stuff we're working on for the next album," Ryan Tedder says of tour plans. "We're trying to raise the bar" When OneRepublic announced an early summer 2014 tour behind last year's "Native,"…

  7. Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder Announce 'Soundtrack of Summer' Tour (Exclusive)

    February 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST All three co-headliners have recorded a new version of the Eagles' "Hotel California" (which Felder co-wrote) and will release a compilation album to accompany the tour Styx, Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder are joining forces to provide The Soundtrack…

  8. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

  9. Dave Matthews Band Sets 2014 Summer Tour

    January 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST Fans can expect two sets from DMB each night of the 42-date North American tour One of live music's most storied acts has announced yet another mammoth tour. The Dave Matthews Band will embark on a 42-date North American tour this summer, beginning May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell…

  10. Fall Out Boy, Paramore Announce 'Monumentour'

    January 09, 2014 10:26 AM EST Fall Out Boy and Paramore have announced a co-headlining summer tour, dubbed the Monumentour, that will take the alt-rock powerhouses to more than 30 North American cities. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago Presented by Live Nation, the bands will begin their trek June…

  11. Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live': Watch Her Beyonce, Rihanna Impressions

    January 06, 2014 6:52 PM EST Comedian is first black female cast member on show since Maya Rudolph "Saturday Night Live" has finally solved its lack-of-black-female-cast-member issue, hiring Upright Citizens Brigade alum Sasheer Zamata as a featured player effective once the sketch comedy show returns later…

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars Highlight Year-End Hot 100 Chart

    December 13, 2013 8:05 AM EST The duo's 'Thrift Shop' is the chart's top song of 2013, while Bruno Mars is the ranking's top artist of the year Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' debut chart smash "Thrift Shop," featuring vocalist Wanz, is the No. 1 song of the year on the Billboard Hot…

  13. '12 Years a Slave' Leads a Soundtrack Revival

    December 11, 2013 9:38 AM EST Film studios are providing a rare fourth quarter in which honest-to-god musical history is explored in fact-based scripted films. "Saving Mr. Banks," the story of how Walt Disney turned the Mary Poppins stories into a musical with Richard and Robert Sherman, and "Inside…

  14. On 'Hava Nagila'

    December 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST The power of music can last a lifetime I don't think music was a major part of most of her life, but in her later years, it revealed its power to connect her to those she loved, and, in turn, us to her. And, throughout, music still weaved its way into meaningful moments. Not that life…

  15. Ask Billboard: Why Aren't Power Ballads So Powerful Anymore?

    November 29, 2013 4:05 PM EST An analysis of why slow songs ruled top 40 in the late '80s but don't, for the most part, now. Plus, Hall & Oates' top 10 hits and Tom Wopat, 'Luke Duke' himself, stops by As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music…

  16. 10 Things the Dance World is Thankful For and Why

    November 27, 2013 11:54 AM EST It’s the time of year to give thanks and CODE wants to shout out the people and things that make dance music what it is! 1 Sia For her saving dance diva-dom from oversinging, trite lyrics and dialed-in performances. She is titanium. 2 DanceSafe Because everyone has the right to information…

  17. Eminem Gets Assist From Rick Rubin, Skylar Grey on 'SNL': Watch

    November 03, 2013 10:21 AM EST "Saturday Night Live" addressed criticism over its lack of a black female cast member while as Eminem tore through the rock-fueled hits from his upcoming LP during its newest episode Saturday evening (Nov. 2). The rapper performed singles "Berzerk" and "Survival…

  18. 615 Spotlight: The Chris Weaver Band 'Raise the Dead' With Soulful Single

    October 30, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Make no mistake about it. The Chris Weaver Band is an act that is one of the most musically unique that has come down the pike in quite some time. Are Weaver & Co. country? Yes, without a doubt. But, there is a definite R&B / soul twinge to the music of the West Virginia native that…

  19. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  20. Pusha T Debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 17, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Virginia rapper Pusha T scores his first top 10 album as a solo artist as “My Name is My Name” opens at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The set moved 75,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pusha is half of rap duo the Clipse which posted four top 10s during the 2000s…

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