1. Tomorrow's Hits: Shakey Graves, Leihoku & Old Dominion

    November 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Shakey Graves Folk-rocker Shakey Graves (real name: Alejandro Rose-Garcia) bubbles under Adult Alternative Songs with "Dearly Departed,"…

  2. Billboard Cover: Nicki Minaj on Her Sex Life, Love for Larry David and Girl Crush on Beyonce

    November 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj appears to be in full relaxation mode: The Los Angeles-based rapper, 31, sits cross-legged on a leather sofa inside the closet-sized green room at Hollywood's Siren Studios, having just wrapped a photo shoot that stretched past 3:30 a.m. She's wearing lavender…

  3. Top Studio Execs Talk the 'Frozen' Effect, New Films, Breaking Into the Biz at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    November 07, 2014 8:04 AM EST "To our left is Danielle Diego , EVP of Music at 20th Century Fox, and this is Mitchell Leib ; he is known as Frozen ." Laughter kicked off the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's high-powered discussion as Billboard's Phil Gallo introduced the Keynote Roundtable…

  4. Fugees' Pras Michel on Hitting Up Eurythmics, Tears for Fears & Seal for Film Music

    November 06, 2014 6:32 PM EST His political documentary 'Sweet Mickey for President' is due next year. At Thursday's (Nov. 6) Music for Documentaries panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference , it took no less a figure than a Fugee to illustrate the difficulty of…

  5. Stevie Wonder Reveals Two New Projects on the Way

    November 06, 2014 4:38 PM EST One is a set of orchestral remakes of his songs with David Foster. Even as he readies his anxiously awaited Songs in the Key of Life Performance tour, Stevie Wonder has two new recording projects in motion. Wonder tells Billboard that he's "about eight songs" into When the…

  6. Layoffs Hit Capitol Music Group

    November 06, 2014 2:29 PM EST A round of layoffs has hit Capitol Music Group, Billboard has confirmed. A source with knowledge of the situation tells Billboard that a dozen staffers were let go today (Nov. 6) as part of a restructuring at Capitol Music Group. Those twelve include J.R. Rich , Gihan Salem , Heidi Anne…

  7. One Direction Sounds ‘Ready To Run’ on New ‘Four’ Track: Listen

    November 06, 2014 11:58 AM EST Fans of One Direction ’s life-affirming folk-pop side will surely lap up “Ready To Run,” the second release from the boy band’s forthcoming Four album and a song that recalls one of their biggest hits to date, “Story of my Life.” From the finger-picking opening to lines like “There…

  8. Whitney Houston Told Destiny's Child to Stay Together

    November 06, 2014 11:46 AM EST In an interview with HuffPost Live, Michelle Williams said that Whitney Houston told Destiny's Child  to stay together back in the day. Watch Williams talk about it in the video below, starting around the 12-minute mark. Destiny's Child ran into Houston in a hotel in Los Angeles…

  9. Howard Shore, Billboard/THR Maestro Award Honoree, Talks Legendary Film Scores (and Naps)

    November 06, 2014 6:31 AM EST To hear Maestro Award winner Howard Shore tell it at the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, you might think he was the inspiration behind the film Forrest Gump  -- which is surprisingly not among the 80-plus films he's scored. Shore, who spoke at the…

  10. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference Keynote Q&A: Watch Highlights

    November 05, 2014 11:45 PM EST 'Darkness has been my energy,' Reznor says of his film collaborations with David Fincher. "There is no smiling in my head," joked notoriously dark musician Trent Reznor at Wednesday's keynote panel at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music…

  11. 8 Observations From Babymetal's Debut NYC Concert

    November 05, 2014 7:28 PM EST The Japanese pop-metal group danced and shredded their way through Hammerstein Ballroom. After opening for five dates on  Lady Gaga 's Artpop tour and a sold-out Los Angeles concert this year,  Babymetal  hit the East Coast for their first New York show. The Japanese trio has been made…

  12. Jencarlos Canela Launches First U.S. Tour in February

    November 05, 2014 7:21 PM EST The crooner launches his first show at San Francisco's Fillmore Theater Singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela will launch his U.S. tour in February starting in San Francisco. The Cuban-American crooner, known for his pop and romantic songs such as "I Love It," "Irreparable…

  13. The Challenges of Finding Syncs for Kanye West at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    November 05, 2014 7:12 PM EST ''Yeezus' was a very daring and amazing album that was completely anti-commercial,' says Amy Hartman, Island/Def Jam VP of film and TV sync. A number of interesting topics were raised at a panel on "Defending the Value of a Song" at Wednesday's (Nov. 5)…

  14. Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in Robbery Case

    November 05, 2014 7:00 PM EST Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused the Death Row Records founder of stealing her camera. Knight, 49, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and had his bail set at $500,000. He was arrested in Las…

  15. Moodswing Management & Crush Music Announce Joint Venture

    November 05, 2014 6:46 PM EST The deal aims to build the next generation of electronic music artists, will focus on producers from Newark & NYC areas. Moodswing Management and Crush Music, two New York City management and booking companies, have joined forces to build the next generation of electronic music artists.…

  16. Ricardo Arjona Reveals Viaje Tour Details & Pre-Concert Rituals

    November 05, 2014 6:43 PM EST Superstar singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona , fresh from playing over 50 dates in Latin America to more than 600,000 concertgoers, confessed he needs to put on fresh underwear 15 minutes before going onstage. "Fresh underwear and fresh socks," he said, laughing, when asked about…

  17. ZHU Delivers Audiovisual Odyssey in North American Debut

    November 05, 2014 5:29 PM EST Faceless artist plays HARD Day of the Dead. Towering palm trees frame gray and lavender tones while purple lights dance in stuttered steps below. "This is the Nightday," says Jake Udell, ZHU 's manager. "Look at the sky." The setting couldn't have been better…

  18. Ozzy Osbourne Pays Tribute to Randy Rhoads at Classic Rock Honours

    November 05, 2014 5:00 PM EST Kelly Osbourne on Sabbath final tour: 'I'm telling you right now this is going to be like Cher's never-ending farewell tour.' Tuesday night's Classic Rock Honours in Los Angeles was a family affair for the Osbournes, with Ozzy , Sharon and Kelly on hand to see Ozzy…

  19. Gregg Alexander Talks Switch From New Radicals to 'Begin Again' at Billboard/THR Conference

    November 05, 2014 3:00 PM EST The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference launched Wednesday with a question-and-answer session featuring composer Gregg Alexander , hosted by Billboard senior editor of film and TV, Phil Gallo. Best known to mainstream culture as frontman of the New Radicals --…

  20. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

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