Dan Rys

Contributing Editor

Dan Rys is a writer and editor who has written and worked for Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Hot Press Magazine, among others. He probably likes funk music more than you do.

How Green Day, Warner Bros., MAC, Nokia, AT&T Teamed Up for Social Campaign With Potential Audience of 144 Million

How Green Day, Warner Bros., MAC, Nokia, AT&T Teamed Up for Social Campaign With Potential Audience of 144 Million

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's 'Promises' Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Amy Winehouse Has No. 1 Album

Exclusive: Interscope To Re-Release Nero's 'Welcome Reality' With New Tracks, Skrillex Remix of 'Promises'

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.
Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

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.

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