1. Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Tickets Offered for $116,000 on Secondary Market

    March 02, 2015 5:34 AM EST The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well show has sold out in minutes, but Deadheads with deep pockets are still in with a chance. Stubhub is offering tickets for the three-day show with a top-price at $116,000 (and change), down to the "cheap-seats" at a touch under $1,350.…

  2. UN Report Recommends Youth Turn Down the Music

    March 02, 2015 4:29 AM EST The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The UN agency said Friday that a review of data from middle- and high-income countries shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on…

  3. Kanye West Performs 'Only One,' Invited to 'Spoon' with Jonathan Ross: Watch

    March 02, 2015 2:50 AM EST Kanye West's media blitz shows no signs of slackening. The rapper has performed "Only One" for British TV audiences, just 24 hours after he made his first-ever appearance on Scandinavian TV. Though he didn't stick around long to chat, Kanye played his new song on the pre…

  4. Madonna To Launch 'Rebel Heart' World Tour in August

    March 02, 2015 1:00 AM EST Madonna will embark on an international tour in support of her new album Rebel Heart , an all-arena trek that will take the artist to territories she hasn't visited in decades, if ever, Billboard has learned. An announcement from tour producer Live Nation is expected today. The Rebel…

  5. Madonna Scores Historic 71st Top 40 U.K. Single

    March 01, 2015 10:20 PM EST Madonna extends her own record for the most top 40 singles in the U.K. by a woman. Madonna scores her 71st top 40 single on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, as "Living For Love" debuts at No. 26 on the list dated March 1. The achievement extends her own record for the most top 40…

  6. Lady Gaga Shares Photos of Charity Polar Plunge in Chicago

    March 01, 2015 3:00 PM EST Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Lady Gaga's 7 Best Live Performances Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan said Sunday (March 1) that Gaga did the plunge with more than 4,500 other…

  7. Grateful Dead Final Shows With Trey Anastasio Officially Sold Out

    March 01, 2015 1:56 PM EST The Grateful Dead Fare thee Well concert, set for Chicago's Soldier Field July 3-5, is officially sold out. After being blown away by mail order ticket requests and VIP experience demand, producers of the concert saw general public on-sales through Ticketmaster blow out in…

  8. Disabled Punk Rockers to Compete in Eurovision Song Contest

    March 01, 2015 12:45 PM EST Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country's national qualifying contest. Australia to Compete in 2015 Eurovision Song Contest The group Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, or PKN, was formed in…

  9. Mexican Singer Alfredo Olivas Shot During Concert in Mexico

    February 28, 2015 9:07 PM EST Yet another regional Mexican singer has been the victim of attempted murder in Mexico, but in the most brazen fashion. Alfredo Olivas was in the middle of a performance in Chihuahua, Mexico on Friday night (Feb. 27) when someone reportedly shot at him as he played his accordion and sang…

  10. Madonna Gets Support From J.K. Rowling Following Brit Awards Fall

    February 28, 2015 8:44 PM EST Following her headline-making fall at the Brit Awards on Feb. 25, Madonna has found an ally in one of the U.K.'s most famous females, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The writer shared her support for the singer on Twitter on Feb. 27 by clearly showing her allegiance for her by using a…

  11. Sharon Osbourne on Kelly's 'Fashion Police' Departure: 'You Can Never Be Bought'

    February 28, 2015 2:00 PM EST The younger Osbourne confirmed Friday that she is leaving the E! series. Sharon Osbourne is in full support of daughter Kelly Osbourne parting ways with E!'s Fashion Police . Kelly Osbourne's Career: From Reality Star to TV Host, Actress The show confirmed Friday (Feb. 27) that…

  12. Country Radio Seminar Closes With Stellar Performances by Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell & More

    February 28, 2015 10:42 AM EST The 2015 New Faces Show, which closes the annual Country Radio Seminar, was held Friday night (Feb. 27) at the Nashville Convention Center. And one thing was apparent -- this isn't your father's country music... or was it? Sam Hunt Talks the 'Power of Country Radio'…

  13. Cole Swindell Says Hearing Himself on the Radio the First Time Is When His Career 'Felt Real'

    February 27, 2015 7:51 PM EST If you find yourself in the company of Cole Swindell , there's one thing you might notice about the Warner Bros. recording artist: He's always smiling. "I try to live every day and realize that there are so many folks working hard to try to get to where I am and how fortunate…

  14. Drake Ties the Beatles With 14 Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    February 27, 2015 5:57 PM EST The records keep coming for Drake, who matches the Beatles' feat first set 51 years ago. Thanks to his surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 28) with 535,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen…

  15. Op-Ed: If Skrillex and Diplo Can't Get Us Off Our Phones, Who Can?

    February 27, 2015 4:55 PM EST We’re all responsible for keeping our culture of capturing memories from killing the moment. Thursday night, Skrillex and Diplo released their debut Jack U album by playing an 18-hour set for an L.A. crowd that seemed to value the idea of its presence more than actually being present.…

  16. Twitter Head of Music Bob Moczydlowsky Exiting

    February 27, 2015 4:42 PM EST 'I'm ending my time at Twitter in a few weeks,' he tweeted Friday. 'What's next? Stay tuned.' Bob Moczydlowsky, Twitter's L.A.-based head of music, will leave the company next month. He joined the company in 2013 from TopSpin Media, where he served as the…

  17. Bobby Brackins Says 'My Jam,' With Zendaya & Jeremih, Will Be One of the 'Songs of the Summer'

    February 27, 2015 3:14 PM EST If the music industry were a sports league, 2014 marked Bobby Brackins ' breakthrough season. The Oakland, Calif., native helped pen two of the year's most acclaimed R&B tracks -- Tinashe 's "2 On" and Chris Brown 's "Loyal" -- which both reached…

  18. The Digital World Is Flat: Streaming Gains Negated By CD Slumps in Many Global Markets

    February 27, 2015 1:39 PM EST Early results of 2014 recorded music revenues from eight countries suggest the record industry won't have a global recovery as much as an uneven series of regional and country-specific recoveries. A country could have had a successful year in spite of a neighboring country posting an…

  19. Jack & Jack, John Legend, Common & Rihanna: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 38

    February 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the action. Joe Levy is joined by Jack &…

  20. Alt In Our Stars Podcast 2/27: Andrew McMahon Talks 'In the Wilderness,' Jack's Mannequin, and Something Corporate

    February 27, 2015 12:58 PM EST For over a decade, Andrew McMahon has been one of rock and pop's most talented, all-round good guys. In late 2014, he left the major label game and his Jack's Mannequin moniker to release his self-titled debut as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness , a sparkling, breath-of-fresh-air…

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