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  1. Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Hits No. 1 in UK With Year-Best Sales; Emeli Sande Tops Beatles

    April 29, 2013 7:05 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainme ...

  2. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  3. Daft Punk Signs With Columbia, Source Confirms

    January 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Sony Music is ramping up its dance music arsenal. Just three days after announcing a new strategic alliance with EDM powerhouse Ultra Records, news is emerging that Columbia Records has signed Daft Punk. A source confirmed that it's a &quo ...

  4. Rock Hall Blames Voters for Donna Summer Snub, Calls Omission an 'Error'

    May 18, 2012 12:04 PM EDT It's a topic that's tough to avoid when discussing the accomplishments of Donna Summer, who died Thursday of cancer: Why is the legendary singer not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63 ...

  5. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  6. Diplo, Nile Rodgers, Twitter's Tatiana Simonian to Keynote Biggest-Ever Ibiza International Music Summit

    March 02, 2012 2:33 PM EST Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites: Dance music fans at 2011's Ibiza International Music Summitt (Photo: IMS) In line with the ever-expanding global popularity of electronic dance music, this year's Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) ...

  7. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  8. Caribbean 'Jazz' Fest Circuit: Where Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie Are Still Stars

    October 07, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Bolstered by headlining sets from Stevie Wonder and Sting, the recently concluded Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival (Sept. 2-3) attracted 22,000 people over two nights, almost half of them from outside Curacao. But it was only the latest Caribbean m ...

  9. Backbeat: Nile Rodgers Celebrates New Autobiography With Gayle King, Beatriz Perez, Kyle MacLachlan, More

    September 07, 2011 7:32 AM EDT The Guest of Honor: Nile Rogers holding a copy of his new autobiography "Le Freak" at New York's Crosby Hotel. (Photo: Shahar Azran/WireImage) The rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Lee could not stop entertainment glitterati and musi ...

  10. Midem Day Two: Video Games, Advertising, Brand Marketing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The mutual benefits of music makers getting involved in video games, movie advertising and consumer brand marketing were on parade Monday (Jan. 22) as the Music for Images strand took center stage on day two of the Midem conference. Veteran rocker ...

  11. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional ...

  12. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Producers line-up for London conference. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Speaking to Billboard.biz at Production Magic, a music-industry confer ...

  13. Exclusive: Dance Music Hall Of Fame 2005 Inductees

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance Music Summit starts for Sept. 19. This year's Billboard Dance Music Summit kicks off September 19 and will feature panelists like DJ Rap, Armani Exchange's Patrick Doddy and Warner Brothers' Orlando Puerta as well as the induc ...

  14. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors May 1 after 26 years of operation. Owners Lennart Östlund, Marie Ledin and Tomas Ledin have failed to reach terms that would allow the The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm wi ...