Green Day hit New York City's Irving Plaza to help Nokia and AT&T launch Nokia Music in the U.S. with a scorching performance to a packed crowd Saturday night. Most of the crowd was there as part of the social media program put in place by the joint venture between the band, Nokia and AT&T facilitated by MAC Presents and Warner Bros Records; but what many in the crowd may not have realized is they help put the band and the brands before a potential audience of 144 million.
Nero may have sent six tracks from debut album "Welcome Reality" onto the charts in the U.K., but Interscope A&R rep Dave Rene thinks the EDM band has only scratched the surface of its success in the U.S.
Nero may have sent six tracks from debut album Welcome Reality onto the charts in the U.K., but Interscope Geffen A&M A&R exec Dave Rene thinks the EDM band has only scratched the surface of its success in the U.S. He spoke to Billboard.biz about Nero's upcoming Welcome Reality + out on Cherrytree/Interscope re-package, collaborating with Skrillex, and re-introducing Nero to the U.S.
Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FIBA rules.
After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings. See the full list here.
Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards to lead all artists, with husband and wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert grabbing four nominations apiece, and Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley following close behind with three nominations each.