1. Dave Koz Partners With Spaghettini for New Restaurant & Music Venue

    December 04, 2014 3:48 PM EST Saxophonist Richard Elliot, Santana's Andy Vargas & Las Vegas headliner Matt Goss kick off performance slate. Starting Friday, live music will begin a new residency in Beverly Hills. Adopting the tagline "harmonizing fine dining with world-class musical entertainment,"…

  2. Australian Retailer Pulls 'Grand Theft Auto V' After Complaints About Sexual Violence

    December 04, 2014 2:48 AM EST Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V  from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of…

  3. American Music Awards-Related Track Sales Up 33%

    December 03, 2014 9:01 PM EST A who's-who of A-listers -- including One Direction and Taylor Swift -- gathered on Nov. 23 in Los Angeles for the 42nd annual American Music Awards . ABC's three-hour broadcast of the fan-voted event featured 19 performances with more than 25 artists. American Music Awards 2014…

  4. Kesha's Mom Suing Dr. Luke for PTSD

    December 03, 2014 5:55 PM EST A new lawsuit has emerged in the messy legal fray surrounding Kesha and Dr. Luke. Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, is now countersuing Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, accusing him of mentally tormenting her by allegedly date raping her daughter, according to  TMZ . The lawsuit…

  5. Gaby Moreno's 'Posada': An Instant Latin Christmas Classic

    December 03, 2014 2:54 PM EST Gospel, soul & acoustic sounds from singer's roots revive a set of traditional holiday songs. As quietly as making angels in the snow, the soulful Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno has gone and recorded a praise-worthy Christmas album that could well become a Latin holiday classic. On…

  6. Exclusive: Alexander Cardinale Premieres Heartwarming 'Made For You' Video

    December 03, 2014 12:00 PM EST Inspiration strikes artists in different ways at different times. The singer-songwriter Alexander Cardinale is at his most creative when he's barely conscious. "A lot of ideas seem to come to me in a half-asleep fogginess," he tells Billboard. "Music, too. It seems so…

  7. Universal Launches New Latin EDM Label Aftercluv Dance Lab

    December 03, 2014 11:31 AM EST If you thought that Universal had named its Latin Grammy after party “The After” for obvious reasons, you were wrong. The event name was also a play on words, referencing Aftercluv Dance Lab, a new dance music label focused on the Latin marketplace region-wide.    The launch of Aftercluv…

  8. Nicki Minaj Reveals Lost Child Would Have Been 16 on 'All Things Go'

    December 03, 2014 10:50 AM EST Nicki Minaj is one to keep her private life private, but on her third studio album, The Pinkprint , the rapper is laying bare. She opens her third The Pinkprint with one of her most vulnerable and sincere songs to date, "All Things Go." "All Things Go" -- produced by Boi…

  9. Exclusive: Watch Linkin Park Rock Out 'Final Masquerade' For 'Guitar Center Sessions'

    December 03, 2014 10:22 AM EST Billboard is excited to premiere a sparkling Linkin Park live video, straight from one of the band's most up-close and personal shows in years, courtesy of Guitar Center Sessions . Check out the video below to watch singer Chester Bennington guide the veteran band through the…

  10. U2 Announces 'Innocence + Experience' Tour

    December 03, 2014 9:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Billboard has learned that U2 will announce 44 shows in 19 cities from its upcoming arena tour today, the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour 2015, beginning in May. The first shows will be May 14-15 in Vancouver, B.C., with the first leg to include 22 initial shows…

  11. Ex-Cake Drummer Pete McNeal Gets 15 Years to Life for Molesting Toddler

    December 03, 2014 1:46 AM EST Peter Ivan McNeal , a former drummer with the alternative rock band Cake , has been sentenced to 15-years-to-life in state prison for molesting a three-year-old girl at a Thanksgiving 2009 party. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Fred Wapner sentenced McNeal, the L.A Times reports ,…

  12. Bill Cosby Lawsuit Claims Underage Sexual Abuse

    December 02, 2014 9:50 PM EST Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday (Dec. 2) by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. Judy Huth's sexual battery lawsuit does not specify how much she is seeking from Cosby, who has been…

  13. 7 Reasons to Tune Into MAMA 2014 Wednesday & How You Can Watch

    December 02, 2014 8:47 PM EST One of Asia's biggest music ceremonies promises John Legend, G-Dragon, EXO, K-pop kisses, sexy performances and more. One of K-pop's biggest nights will soon be upon us with the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (aka MAMA). Likened to be the Asian equivalent of the MTV Video Music…

  14. Quincy Jones-Produced Film on Clark Terry Makes Oscars Short List

    December 02, 2014 4:28 PM EST 'Keep On Keepin' On' is among 15 films eligible for Best Documentary Feature Oscar. Keep On Keepin' On , the story of jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and his protégé, pianist Justin Kauflin, is the lone music-oriented film to make the cut for the Best Documentary Feature…

  15. Pharrell Williams on Ferguson Decision: 'Everyone Is Heartbroken'

    December 02, 2014 3:28 PM EST Pharrell Williams says "everyone is heartbroken" there was no grand jury indictment of a white police officer in the killing of a black Missouri teen. Ferguson Decision: Hip-Hop Community & Other Artists React Williams tweeted about the decision last week and said in an…

  16. Billboard Year-End Awards: Best Hater Handler, Indie-est Album, Best Career Save & More

    December 02, 2014 3:00 PM EST Grammys , AMAs , CMAs, Oscars -- none of them are as important as the year-end awards you're about to witness. From Best Hater Handler to Most Ironic Arrest to Most Memorable Use of Cheesy '80s Guitar in a 2014 Movie, these are awards that actually mean something. Chosen by peers…

  17. Foo Fighters Team With Citi for Select Presale on 'Sonic Highways' Tour

    December 02, 2014 9:20 AM EST The North American leg of the Foo Fighters ' recently announced 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour features a box office-only pre-order program called "Beat The Bots." But for three select dates, Citi will be offering cardholders an exclusive presale through its Private Pass…

  18. John Legend, G-Dragon, EXO & Top K-Pop Stars to Perform at 2014 MAMA

    December 01, 2014 9:29 PM EST The R&B superstar joins acts like Ailee, Taeyang, SISTAR and many more at one of Asia's biggest music ceremonies. UPDATE:  Watch a livestream of MAMA 2014 right here . John Legend will perform at one of the biggest nights for K-pop at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (a.k.a.…

  19. 'The Voice' Hits 20 Million Song Downloads

    December 01, 2014 8:07 PM EST Nearing the end of its seventh season The Voice can hang a sign that reads more than 20 million sold. Between its launch in April 2011 and a few days before Thanksgiving the NBC singing competition show sold more than 20 million downloads on iTunes, a milestone commemorated during Monday…

  20. No, Skrillex Didn't Buy Wu-Tang's $5M 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Album

    December 01, 2014 4:16 PM EST One of the year's great mysteries -- who will buy the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind record? -- remains unsolved. Skrillex can afford a lot of nice things -- he made $15 million two years ago, according to Forbes -- from a nice home studio to a communal , techno-artistic downtown…

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