1. Restructuring, Possible Layoffs to Come at SFX

    November 14, 2014 7:04 PM EST Change is on the horizon at SFX. During Friday's earnings call, Robert Sillerman, chairman and chief executive, said the company has "made a very significant decision to consolidate many of our operations, and going forward you can exp ...

  2. Trampled Ultra Security Guard Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Fest, City of Miami

    October 27, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Erica Mack , the security staffer trampled by gatecrashers earlier this year at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, filed suit today in Miami-Dade County against Ultra and its parent company Event Entertainment Group, as well as the City of Miami ...

  3. Scooter Braun and Tiesto Invest in Splice, a Cloud-Based Music Creation Platform

    September 18, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Splice, a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform, announced yesterday that it has raised $4.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by True Ventures with participation from Scooter Braun , Tiësto , Steve Angello  (ex- Swedish ...

  4. Liz Miller Joins SFX Music Group as VP of Artists and Labels

    September 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT SFX Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live EDM events and digital content, is continuing to staff up. The newest in a string of noteworthy hires is Liz Miller , who joined the company’s music group on Monday as vice president o ...

  5. Move Over Elvis: Tiesto to Score Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas

    September 12, 2014 9:39 AM EDT Las Vegas' Bellagio Fountains are about to get "Maximal Crazy," thanks to Tiesto . The electronic music producer will debut a score for the Sin City attraction, which features choreographed water sequences set to lights and music -- ...

  6. Amsterdam Dance Event Dips Into Caribbean Waters With Second Electric Festival

    September 11, 2014 3:02 AM EDT The longest running and arguably most venerable global business conference for electronic music professionals, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), is branching out. For the second consecutive year, the confab dipped its toes in the proverbial warm waters ...

  7. Deadmau5 Fires Back at Disney's Trademark Opposition With Cease and Desist

    September 04, 2014 9:54 PM EDT Following Disney's filing a formal opposition against EDM star Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, and his attempt to register a trademark on his mouse head caricature, Zimmerman has fired back with a cease and desist he not only sent t ...

  8. Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat, Final Day Canceled

    August 31, 2014 5:10 PM EDT The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather conditions.  Electric Zoo Returns With Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Tightened Security and Smaller Crowd ...

  9. Electric Zoo Festival Tightens Security

    August 29, 2014 3:06 PM EDT Heightened security is in place for a New York City music festival where two people died last year. Electric Zoo Festival Makes Anti-Drug PSA Electric Zoo officials say they're beefing up plainclothes security and using off-duty and former NY ...

  10. Redfoo Glassed in Sydney Bar

    August 27, 2014 11:16 PM EDT Redfoo , the DJ, electropop artist and producer who enjoyed a global smash in 2011 with LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” was left bloodied after he was hit with a glass bottle in a Sydney bar. The American musician (real name Stefan Gordy) received a ...

  11. Richie Hawtin to Receive ‘Outstanding Contribution’ AIM Independent Award

    August 27, 2014 4:09 AM EDT Richie Hawtin , the Canadian-born techno master whose trippy alter-ego Plastikman has melted minds for more than 20 years, is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards.   More AIM News ...

  12. Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

    August 26, 2014 4:49 PM EDT Universal Music describes a new lawsuit over VH1's Masters of the Mix as a "cut-and-dry copyright infringement case," but modest trappings aside, there's a few reasons to pay attention to this one. The complaint was filed in Ca ...

  13. Big 'Break': Ariana Grande Gets First No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

    August 21, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Ariana Grande earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd , flies to the top (3-1). It's also the first No. 1 for Zedd, who reached No. 2 with his smashes "Clarity ...

  14. Remixed LeAnn Rimes Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums

    August 15, 2014 4:53 PM EDT LeAnn Rimes debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums for the first time, as Dance Like You Don't Give A... Greatest Hits: Remixes bows at No. 16. The album features all-new remixes of Rimes hits, including her biggest Billboard Hot 100 smash "H ...

  15. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jack White’s Vinyl Sales Still Sizzle, Adele’s ‘21’ Nears 11 Million Sales & More

    August 03, 2014 4:29 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, 5 Seconds of Summer saw its self-titled debut full-length album arrive atop the list , selling 259,000 copies in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sum is not only the third-b ...

  16. Tomorrowland's Brazil Expansion Confirmed for May 2015 (Video)

    July 21, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Tomorrowland, the Belgian electronic music festival that expanded last year to Atlanta in the U.S., is officially heading to South America. Confirming earlier reports , Tomorrowland Brasil will take place May 1-3, 2015 in Itu, Brazil, outside of S ...

  17. Tomorrowland Eyes Brazil Installment for 2015 (Report)

    July 15, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Tomorrowland, the infamous Belgian electronic music festival that last year expanded to the U.S. with Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld , may be expanding yet again. Brazilian media outlets are reporting that festival organizers have signed on host a Sao Pa ...

  18. Billboard Artist 100 Chart Launches; Trey Songz Leads First List

    July 10, 2014 10:03 AM EDT Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, MAGIC! and Luke Bryan among others in the top 10 of Billboard's exclusive new ranking of each week's top acts Today (June 10), Billboard proudly unveils the Artist 100 , the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated t ...

  19. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Coroner's Report Reveals Attendee's Death as Ecstasy Overdose

    July 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Related EDM Power Players 2014: Vegas Bets Big on Electri ...

  20. Live Nation Launches Boomrat, New EDM Discovery Platform

    July 07, 2014 3:46 PM EDT Live Nation has launched Boomrat, a new electronic dance music discovery platform incubated through the promotion company's start-up subsidiary Live Nation Labs. Boomrat has been a part of Live Nation labs since August 2013, when it firs ...

  21. Warped, Beatport Team Up for Three-Year Deal

    July 07, 2014 11:48 AM EDT Warped founder Kevin Lyman and Beatport executive creative director Clark Warner on their ambitious plans, including potential remixes and helping artists tailor their sound "a little bit for a different audience" It's a Sunday afte ...

  22. Dozens Hospitalized Over the Weekend at Digital Dreams EDM Festival in Toronto

    July 01, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Forty-six concertgoers, ages 18 to 30, were transported to hospital from Canada’s largest EDM event, Live Nation’s Digital Dreams Music Festival in Toronto over the weekend. Most suffered from drug and alcohol-related illnesses, according to Emer ...

  23. EDMBiz Successfully Wraps Third Annual Conference in Las Vegas

    June 27, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Artists, promoters, agents, bloggers, investors, media experts and more from around the country and all over the globe gathered to share their knowledge, experience and overall thoughts on the state of the industry’s past, present and future. The ...

  24. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  25. Casey Kasem, Iconic Radio Personality, Dead at 82

    June 15, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Casey Kasem, the American Top 40 radio host who crafted a long and lucrative career out of counting down to No. 1, has died. He was 82. Kasem, who hosted the syndicated weekend show for nearly four decades, died of complications from dementia at S ...

  26. Afrojack Stands 'Tall' On Dance, Electronic Charts

    May 30, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Afrojack enters at No. 2 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with his debut album, "Forget the World" (8,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The set, also new at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, contains the hits & ...

  27. Mark Lawrence Named CEO of Association For Electronic Music

    May 21, 2014 4:45 PM EDT The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has appointed Mark Lawrence as its inaugural chief executive. AFEM was launched at the start of last year as a not-for-profit trade body representing the common interests of global companies and individu ...

  28. EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report)

    May 21, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes ...

  29. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dr ...

  30. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Full Winners List

    May 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, with 7 trophies on the night including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Other winners include Imagine Dragons with five, and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. each scoring four ...

  31. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  32. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  33. Pasquale Rotella's Insomniac & Interscope Geffen A&M Launch New Imprint (Exclusive)

    May 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Top dance music producer Arty is the first act signed to the new record label. EDM comes to IGA. Insomniac CEO/founder Pasquale Rotella has partnered with Interscope Geffen A&M to create a new EDM label, Insomniac Records. Insomniac Record ...

  34. EDM King Bob Sillerman’s SFX Compensation Doubled to $30 Million in 2013

    May 05, 2014 6:44 PM EDT Bob Sillerman, the colorful and controversial founder and CEO of publicly-traded EDM conglomerate SFX Entertainment, saw his total compensation double to over $30 million in 2013 thanks to an increase in a variety of option and stock awards. Sil ...

  35. Steve Angello, Founding Member of Swedish House Mafia, Signs With CAA

    May 02, 2014 8:06 PM EDT DJ and record producer Steve Angello has signed with CAA for worldwide representation in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. Angello, who moves from WME, was represented by CAA only for international touring. One of the bigg ...

  36. Moogfest 2014: Well-Received, But Will It Return Next Year?

    April 30, 2014 4:45 PM EDT “We got the cyborg man here what more could you want,” joked Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music to a crowd of organizers, participants and sponsors-- including Neil Harbisson, a man with an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to hear color-- ...

  37. DJ Rashad Dead at 34 (Update)

    April 28, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Chicago footwork mastermind DJ Rashad has died of a suspected drug overdose,  according to Complex , which first reported the news. UPDATE: an official statement on DJ Rashad's death has been released.  On April 26, DJ Godfather was scheduled ...

  38. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 26, 2014 11:39 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Ada ...

  39. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Flying Towards 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 25, 2014 8:43 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack will likely continue its lengthy run at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. According to industry sources, the album could sell around 100,000 copies in the week ending April 27, which should secure its 12 ...

  40. One Direction's 'You & I' Video Returns Group to Top 10 on Social 50

    April 24, 2014 6:28 PM EDT After a nine-week absence from the top 10 on the Social 50 chart, One Direction returns to the region, vaulting 14-8 after the debut of their video for "You & I" on April 18. The nine-week vacation from the region was the group' ...

  41. My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

    April 24, 2014 5:01 PM EDT The stage may be smaller in person, but the talent -- especially at the judges' table -- feels much bigger. I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical "American Idol" fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that chan ...

  42. Moog CEO Mike Adams on Retooled Moogfest: ‘It’s More the Engineering Geeky Side of Things’

    April 24, 2014 12:35 PM EDT Where can you see futurist George Dvorsky by day and living meme Riff Raff by night? This year's retooled Moogfest is an eccentric five days of daytime musings on sci-fi, instrument design and music visuals and evening performances ranging fr ...

  43. The Beat: Big Gigantic On Their Big Gigantic Coachella Stunt

    April 21, 2014 4:46 PM EDT For any electronic/dance act, playing the Sahara Tent at Coachella's about as big as it gets. Colorado's Big Gigantic , however, decided that, well, that wasn't quite big enough. So, for both weekend's Coachella sets, they upp ...

  44. The Beat: Gareth Emery's 360 Group Mgmt Team's Coachella Strategy, EDM Skepticism

    April 12, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Billboard ran into EDM star Gareth Emery with his day-to-day, Josiahs Porter, and his manager, Brett Fisher , both of Three Six Zero Group ( the management, publishing , recording and production team in partnership with Roc Nation) in the middle ...

  45. Miami Officials Withdraw Bid to Ban Ultra's Return

    April 11, 2014 2:47 PM EDT An announcement from Ultra Music Festival organizers claims that Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and the city Commissioner, Marc Sarnoff, have withdrawn their call to ban the festival from returning. A request for comment and confirmation from city off ...

  46. SFX Acquires Artist Management Firm TMWRK, Creative Agencies Learned Evolution and the Meta Agency

    April 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Robert Sillerman announced that his SFX Entertainment has extended its reach even further into the world of EDM with the acquisition of digital and creative agencies the Meta Agency and Learned Evolution and artist management firm TMWRK. SFX Beefi ...

  47. Girl Talk on His First Ever Music Video, Produced by Maker Studios (Q&A)

    April 07, 2014 11:36 AM EDT Gregg Michael Gillis, known as Girl Talk, has come out with his first ever music video, a collaboration with rappers Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Produced by Maker Studios, "Tolerated" is a major departure from Gillis' previous wo ...

  48. BMG Acquires Skint, Loaded Records, Fatboy Slim's Catalog

    April 07, 2014 9:34 AM EDT BMG has acquired UK dance label Loaded Records and its subsidiary Skint, including producer Fatboy Slim's entire recording catalog, among others.  Further Dealings: BMG Snaps Up EDM publisher The acquisition allows worldwide rights -- excludi ...

  49. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard R ...

  50. Martin Garrix Makes an Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:54 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

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