1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 & ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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-- ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. '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 ...

  23. 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' ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 'I Watched in Awe:' A Frankie Knuckles Remembrance

    April 02, 2014 5:03 PM EDT I first saw Frankie Knuckles play records — on what I now recognize as an epic, life-changing night of adventure in the fall of 1984 at the newly opened nightclub Smart Bar on the fourth floor of a run down former vaudeville house in the shadow ...

  35. Ultra Announces Review After Security Issues Draw Criticism

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) c ...

  36. MTV to Carry Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival Worldwide

    April 02, 2014 1:03 PM EDT Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Carl Cox are among the EDM acts confirmed to play at the Belgium fest, held over two weekends in July. MTV has signed on as the exclusive international broadcast partner for the Tomorrowland 2014 electronic d ...

  37. Frankie Knuckles, House Music Legend, Dies at 59

    April 01, 2014 1:49 AM EDT Frankie Knuckles, the DJ and producer widely revered as the “Godfather of House,” has reportedly died due to complications with diabetes. He was 59.  Award-winning Chicago DJ Vince Lawrence is among those paying tribute. “A legend has fallen. All ...

  38. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 3:20 PM EDT With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway, though perhaps off to a rocky start. The 16th annual festival and flagship of the worldwide Ultra brand began on Friday, March 28 at Miam ...

  39. Martin Garrix, Scooter Braun and Eelko van Kooten Talk 'Animals,' Tease Collabs, New Music at Ultra (Video)

    March 31, 2014 11:37 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. In 2013, young dance stud Martin Garrix was at Ultra in a totally different capacity. “I was actually in the crowd last year,” he told Billboard’s Kerri Mason just an hour removed from performing at the Miami dance ...

  40. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual  “Power 50“ list ...

  41. Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win 2014 Juno Awards

    March 30, 2014 3:33 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates  Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 award ...

  42. Ultra Music Festival Security Guard Trampled, In 'Critical' Condition (Report)

    March 29, 2014 6:50 PM EDT -year old security guard Erica Mack is in "extremely critical" condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial hospital after being trampled by unruly gate crashers at Ultra Music Festival last night (March 28). According to the Miami Heral ...

  43. Avicii to Undergo Surgery, Cancels Ultra Appearance

    March 29, 2014 1:12 PM EDT The EDM star will not perform at the Miami music festival so that he can have his gall bladder removed on Saturday morning. EDM star Avicii has had to call off a headlining appearance at Miami's Ultra Festival this coming Saturday so that he ...

  44. Tiesto Cancels Venezuela Shows Over Political Unrest

    March 29, 2014 9:32 AM EDT Related Articles Eric Clapton Postpones Thailand Concert Due to Political Unrest Depeche Mode Cancels Tour Date in Ukraine Over 'Civil Unrest and Instability' Frankie Valli Thailand Concert Canceled After Political Unrest Dutch DJ Tiesto ...

  45. SkyLight To Honor Dance Music Icon Judy Weinstein at Miami Music Week Benefit

    March 26, 2014 3:15 PM EDT The non-profit supporting female entrepreneurs and execs in dance music will host a benefit brunch at the Red Bull Guest house in Miami. SkyLight , the non-profit organization supporting female entrepreneurs and executives in electronic dance musi ...

  46. Barenaked Ladies, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Phillip Phillips Among Record Store Day 2014 In-Store Appearances

    March 20, 2014 7:46 PM EDT Barenaked Ladies, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Phillip Phillips and Mark Mulcahy are among the artists already confirmed to do in-store appearances on Records Store Day, April 19. Related Articles Record Store Day Announces 2014 Exclusive Offerings ...

  47. Record Store Day Announces 2014 Exclusive Offerings (Full List)

    March 20, 2014 3:13 PM EDT Related Articles Chuck D, Record Store Day Ambassador, Looks to the Past for Music Retail's Future (Q&A) Record Store Day Announces 2014 Exclusive Offerings (Full List) Bruce Springsteen Live Tribute DVD, Record Store Day EP Coming Soo ...

  48. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set ...

  49. Future Music’s Malaysia Fest Canceled Following Multiple Deaths

    March 17, 2014 1:55 AM EDT Six people have reportedly died from suspected drug overdoses at the Future Music Asia festival, prompting organizers to cancel Saturday’s third and final day. Future Music's Malaysia leg is one of the region’s most popular dance music-orient ...

  50. Chart Moves: Thirty Seconds to Mars Makes Post-Oscar Gain, Von Trapp Singers Debut on Billboard 200

    March 14, 2014 10:15 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Rick Ross claimed his fifth No. 1 album , while Pharrell Williams bowed at No. 2 with his second album, "G I R L." Outside the top 10, there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's tak ...

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