Björk

  1. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  2. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  3. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  4. Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Artpop' Will Also be an Interactive App

    September 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Albums are so yesterday. Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "Artpop," set for early 2013. In a statement posted on Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says ...

  5. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  6. O Music Awards Return June 27, Take Aim at Guinness World Record

    May 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Viacom Music Group's O Music Awards are returning for their third installment this June 27th, and in addition to handing out awards to the biggest digital innovators in music today, they'll be taking aim at a Guinness World Record. This ...

  7. Louis C.K., Bjork, Pinterest, Spotify Among Webby Awards Winners

    May 01, 2012 7:34 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- When Louis C.K. released his comedy special "Live at the Beacon Theater" by himself on his website for $5, it was little more than a cautiously optimistic experiment. Less than two weeks later, it had reaped more than $1 ...

  8. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia' http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ...

  9. Bjork's Biophilia App Album Launches All 10 Beautifully-Depicted Songs

    October 12, 2011 5:14 PM EDT When we first heard about Björk's Biophilia , the first full-realized "app album" ever released, we became a little bit obsessed with it, interviewing developers (including a 19-year-old wunderkind ), reviewing the song apps, and th ...

  10. Bjork, Domino Records' Laurence Bell To Receive AIM Independent Music Awards

    August 24, 2011 2:08 PM EDT The Association of Independent Music has announced that Björk and Domino Records founder Laurence Bell will each take home the inaugural Independent Music Awards at a ceremony this fall. Björk will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music tro ...

  11. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  12. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world ...

  13. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  14. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  15. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  16. One Little Indian, FatCat Find New U.K. Home

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based independents One Little Indian and sister label FatCat Records have signed a new deal with [PIAS] U.K. following the collapse of their former distributor Pinnacle in early December (Billboard.biz, Dec. 4). The deal will see products fro ...

  17. China Confirms Extra Scrutiny For Int'l Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT China is tightening the screws on political expression, saying it will ban foreign artists and entertainers who have ever engaged in activities deemed to "threaten national sovereignty." The notice, posted Thursday on the Ministry of Cul ...

  18. Bjork's Shanghai Surprise For Chinese Authorities

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Icelandic singer Bjork's first major concert in mainland China on March 2 may have been her last, after she chanted "Tibet" several times during "Declare Independence," the closing song in her set at the Shanghai Internati ...

  19. China Concert Debuts For Björk, Maroon 5

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Björk and Maroon 5 will make their Chinese live debuts in March, Shanghai-based concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster said Jan. 24. Both acts are set to play one date each at the 4,000-capacity Shanghai International Gymnastics Center; Björk will per ...

  20. Bjork's Blend

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Björk plays well with others. For her sixth studio album, "Volta" (due May 8 via Elektra/Atlantic, one day earlier internationally), the Icelandic artist collaborated with longtime partner-in-music Mark Bell, Congolese outfit Konono No. ...

  21. Review: Björk Keeps It Weird With 'Volta'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Björk: "Volta" Producer: Björk Atlantic Release Date: May 8 Like Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Kim Gordon and all the other alt-whatever chicks from the mid-'90s freak sorority, Björk has no heir. If she started out in today's homogeni ...