1. Record Store Day Chart Recap: Vinyl Album Sales Reach Historic High

    April 24, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Record Store Day (RSD) shakes up Billboard's charts, as a bevy of albums and singles released for the indie retail event on April 19 overwhelm our lists. On the 25-position Tastemakers chart -- which tracks the top-selling albums at independe ...

  2. 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' ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lenny Kravitz Releasing New Album ‘Strut’ In September Though Kobalt Label Services (Exclusive)

    April 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz has signed a worldwide agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS), which will release and promote his upcoming tenth studio album “Strut” due out Sept. 23. The album will be released through Kravitz’s Roxie Records imprint. An upcomi ...

  6. Justin Bieber DUI Trial Delayed Until July

    April 24, 2014 12:37 AM EDT Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal. Bieber attorney Roy Bl ...

  7. Lana Del Rey's 'West' Coasts Onto Hot 100 At No. 17

    April 23, 2014 8:16 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 17. (Check out the chart, which blends songs' sales data, via Nielsen SoundScan, and airplay and streaming figures, according to Nielsen BDS, in fu ...

  8. BBMA Milestone Award: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic Are the Final Three

    April 21, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The first round of fan votes for the Billboard Music Awards ' second annual Milestone Award , presented by Chevrolet are in: country superstar Carrie Underwood, rising U.K. pop phenom Ellie Goulding and pop-rock mainstays OneRepublic have adv ...

  9. Ross On Radio: Why Q1 Is Different Now

    April 21, 2014 9:27 AM EDT More Songs In The Queue, More Emphasis On Summer Not so long ago, there was a regular calendar in the music industry and thus at radio. The fourth quarter belonged to superstars. The first quarter belonged to new artists. Q1 was when those songs o ...

  10. The Beat: Capital Cities' Team Dishes on One-Hit Wonders, Touring With Katy Perry

    April 20, 2014 4:41 PM EDT "People always talk about one-hit wonders, but so many bands are no-hit wonders" says Daniel Weisman of Roc Nation, who manages "Safe And Sound" pop-rockers Capital Cities, backstage at the band's show the second weekend o ...

  11. Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'

    April 18, 2014 10:06 PM EDT Gwen Stefani may be headed headed for The Voice. The No Doubt singer is in talks join the NBC competition series for season seven as a coach, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. She would take over for Christina Aguilera, who  announced ...

  12. How Patriarch Got The Band Back Together in the Digital Age

    April 18, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Patriarch Many things can be accomplished over the Internet today. But band practice? Fuhgeddaboutit! Musicians will tell you that the lag on the so-called digital superhighway makes band practice over the Web seem more like sitting on the Santa M ...

  13. Selena Gomez Signs With WME, Brillstein

    April 17, 2014 9:43 PM EDT Selena Gomez has found a new representation team. After she relieved her mother and stepfather of their managerial duties in early March, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the actress and singer, who previously was with CAA, has signed wit ...

  14. The Beat: KROQ Music Director Lisa Worden on Coachella Partnership

    April 16, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Weekend one of Coachella is overflowing with parties, everything from traditions like Neon Carnival and the Lacoste soiree to this year, for the first time ever, a McDonald’s party. But only one event surrounding the concert actually works in conj ...

  15. Moby Interviews David Lynch on God, Maggots and Music at International Music Summit

    April 16, 2014 7:02 PM EDT Moby was given the task of interviewing director David Lynch at April 16’s International Music Summit, a gathering of the electronic music industry that started in Ibiza and has branched out to Los Angeles. Related Articles Moby Sued Over 22-Year- ...

  16. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 9:17 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wed ...

  17. Ray LaMontagne To Play Citi Shows to Benefit Musicians on Call

    April 15, 2014 2:46 PM EDT Ray LaMontagne, whose latest album “Supernova” will be released April 29 on RCA, is set to play three exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers. The shows will take place at New York’s Town Hall on May 1, Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary on May 6 an ...

  18. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap t ...

  19. Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell: Coachella Goes Pop

    April 14, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But tec ...

  20. Smashing Pumpkins Sign with BMG Chrysalis for Artist Services

    April 14, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Billy Corgan’s rotating group of musicians have signed a worldwide exclusive Artist Services Deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. to release the band’s next two albums, "Monuments to an Elegy" and "Day for Night", in 2015. The first si ...

  21. Ariana Grande to be Awarded 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' by Music Business Association

    April 14, 2014 6:42 PM EDT Actress-turned-pop diva Ariana Grande will receive the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Music Business Association, formerl ...

  22. Rock Hall Fame Ceremony Wraps with Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would b ...

  23. Chuck D On Kiss’ Rock Hall Honor: ‘They Deserve To Be Inducted’

    April 10, 2014 11:32 AM EDT As the world prepares for Kiss to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, another recent Hall of Famer is coming out in support of the band’s induction. His name may surprise you: Chuck D. “Personally,” the Public Enemy co-founder says, “I always fe ...

  24. Why Rock Hall Inductees Are Not Getting The Royalties They Deserve (Guest Post)

    April 10, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Michael Huppe is the CEO and President of SoundExchange, a non-profit digital performance rights organization that collects royalties for artists and copyright holders. Honor Vs. Value: As someone who was raised in the era of classic rock, I am ...

  25. Madonna Recording With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a co ...

  26. Diane Warren Receives MusExpo International Music Industry Person of the Year Award, Shares Stories of Songwriting Success

    April 09, 2014 1:33 PM EDT Diane Warren received the MusExpo International Music Industry Person of the Year Award on Tuesday following a Q&A with conference attendees at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  Universal Music Publishing North America president Evan Lamberg mod ...

  27. Mick Fleetwood to Host a Series of TV Specials

    April 08, 2014 7:37 PM EDT Mick Fleetwood has been signed to host a series of television specials, 24 Hours with Mick, featuring one-on-one conversations and adventures with an array of his friends and colleagues.  The Fleetwood Mac drummer/founder will spend a day with eac ...

  28. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  29. Fleetwood Mac's Music Sales Surge on Reuniting News

    April 05, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Fleetwood Mac's music sales have surged, thanks to the publicity generated by the group's reunion with singer/songwriter Christine McVie. Related Articles Fleetwood Mac With Christine McVie Announce North American Tour Tour Managers of F ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Jack White to Create World's Fastest Released Record for Record Store Day

    April 03, 2014 6:17 PM EDT Jack White will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest-ever released record, studio-to-store, in the history of mankind to mark Record Store Day, April 19. The indefatigable promoter, who once released a record by drop ...

  32. Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves to Team for 'CMT Crossroads' Airing June 13 (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The “CMT Crossroads” concert series that pairs country acts with artists outside their genre will celebrate its 50th episode on June 13 with Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry, airing 10 p.m. ET on CMT. The intimate performance will tape in Los Angele ...

  33. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  34. Milestone Award Finalists Announced for 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    April 01, 2014 1:04 PM EDT Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood are the six Milestone Award finalists at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, to be held May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. VOTE FOR THE MILESTO ...

  35. Ross On Radio: Is The Sound Of Summer At Alternative, Triple-A Now?

    March 31, 2014 9:30 AM EDT After Five Years of Pop, Could Summer 2014 Rock? Is the sound of summer 2014 playing on an alternative or triple-A station now? For the last five years, the song of summer has been either pure pop, rhythmic pop, or in that "turbo-pop" ar ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Lady Gaga Kicks Off Roseland Ballroom's Closing Shows

    March 29, 2014 8:58 AM EDT Related Articles Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April (Breaking) Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC Lady Gaga Thanks Doritos, Defends 'Artpop' Sales, Slams Critics 'Who Don't Know F--ck ...

  38. 5 Seconds of Summer Make Chart Debut As 'Perfect' EP Sales Forecast Sizzles

    March 27, 2014 7:38 PM EDT The Australian pop-rock quartet 5 Seconds of Summer, which opened for One Direction on the bulk of its 2013 arena tour, is tracking to make a very splashy debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart in two weeks. Its four-song EP, "She Looks So P ...

  39. Depeche Mode Tops Hot Tours With $29.7 Million Gross

    March 27, 2014 6:10 PM EDT Depeche Mode’s international Delta Machine tour is now on the books with the final box office stats reported from the tour's closing European leg of 40 cities over a four-month span. The legendary electronic music group tops this week’s bevy ...

  40. Pitbull Plans To Be the Next Billion Dollar Brand

    March 27, 2014 11:51 AM EDT Normal 0 0 1 424 2421 20 4 2973 11.1539 0 0 0 Pitbull's aspirations go far beyond being just an entertainer. With a net worth somewhere between $11-20 million, nine top 10 singles under his belt, the official song of the 2014 World Cup, and a ...

  41. Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Sells 1 Million Copies

    March 26, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's major label debut album "Born To Die" has sold its 1 millionth copy in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, released by Polydor/Interscope Records on Jan. 31, 2012, sold another 5,000 copies in ...

  42. RED Distribution Signs Hard Rock Label Artery Recordings to North American Distro Deal

    March 25, 2014 8:21 PM EDT RED Distribution has signed Artery Recordings to a North American distribution deal. Artery Recordings, the label division of the Artery Foundation artist management company, roster includes Alesana, Attila, Austrian Death Machine, Chelsea Grin, I ...

  43. 'Roar' 'Royals' 'Happy': Why So Many Hits Now Have One-Word Titles

    March 25, 2014 3:45 PM EDT One-Word Titles on the Billboard Hot 100 (Full Size)   Simply named tunes are dominating the Billboard Hot 100 "Roar." "Royals." "Timber." "Demons." "Happy." Notice a common thread among these rece ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. NFL Wants $16.6 Million for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    March 18, 2014 8:30 AM EDT As The Hollywood Reporter revealed last September, the NFL has been secretly pursuing M.I.A. in arbitration in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. During the event, watched by nearly 167 million TV households, the Sri Lankan singer-r ...

  48. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  49. Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at Age 64

    March 16, 2014 7:38 PM EDT Related Articles The Stooges Gain Entry Into Rock Hall Iggy Pop and the Stooges Rock Ron Asheton Tribute Concert Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60 Scott Asheton, drummer for legendary punk-rock band the Stooges, died Saturday evening (March ...

  50. De La Soul's Trugoy On Giving Away Their Entire Back Catalog

    March 16, 2014 8:35 AM EDT Get ready for a lot of new De La Soul music. Related Articles De La Soul Gives Away Entire Catalog For Free Damon Albarn Plays SXSW’s Fader Fort With De La Soul, Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Tr ...

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