Jem Aswad is the editor of Billboard.biz. He has also held senior editorial posts at MTV News, Time Out New York, ASCAP and CMJ, and has written for New York magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Esquire, and other publications.
Coca-Cola confirmed Monday reports that Diet Coke has committed to "long-term partnership with" Taylor Swift. As part of Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary campaign, Swift will be featured in television, print and digital advertising scheduled to launch this spring.
To kick off its biggest artist-discovery campaign in years, MTV held a special showcase at New York's Highline Ballroom featuring four of the program's 13 spotlight artists — Glassnote's EDM singer Robert Delong, Atlantic's power-pop duo Twenty One Pilots, Cherrytree's alt-soul singer Jessie Ware and Interscope's EDM wunderkind Zedd.
Even though earlier today, an article was published where Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones had not been approached about playing the Coachella festival in April -- and he didn't know how a notice saying they would appeared briefly on the band's iPhone app last month -- just look at the photo that appeared on Coachella’s Facebook page yesterday. A stone on the Coachella field. A very round stone. Like one that could roll ... but, according to a rep for Goldenvoice, it's actually a polo ball.
Producer Larry Klein has been working on "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" for 35 years, but it never gets old for him. He took us on a special tour of the show's studios and stages over the weekend.