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  1. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Lead Shazam’s 2014 Summer Hits Predictions

    May 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will be the voice of this summer. That’s the word according to the Shazam song recognition service, which has published its top 10 "Sounds of Summer" list. Shazam’s crystal ball-gazing is based on the songs more than 450 milli ...

  2. Imagem on the Block, Seller Looking For $650 Million (Sources)

    April 29, 2014 6:22 PM EDT One of the world’s largest independent music publishers is on the block: Imagem, which  handles publishing services for Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and Rodgers & Hammerstein, is looking for $650 million sale.   Imagem, one of the world’s larg ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Daft Punk, Pharrell Rise on Billboard's Social 50 Chart Post-Grammys

    February 06, 2014 7:43 PM EST It’s all about Daft Punk on the Social 50 this week. The French electronic duo and collaborator Pharrell scale the Social 50 thanks to their wins and performance at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouT ...

  5. Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves Heading for Huge Post-Grammy Sales Gains

    January 31, 2014 6:29 PM EST Daft Punk and Kacey Musgraves are primed to return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the wake of Sunday's (Jan. 26) Grammy Awards. Daft Punk, which won multiple awards and performed on the show, will likely see its "Rand ...

  6. Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ Wins Triple J’s Hottest 100 Poll

    January 26, 2014 11:26 PM EST Australian newcomer Vance Joy has capped-off a stunning year with his single “Riptide” securing top spot on Australian radio network Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll. Within hours of the countdown’s conclusion Sunday, the song had separately cracked th ...

  7. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  8. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs of the year, the Grammys will feature Daft Punk and special guest Stevie Wonder when the awards roll around at the end of this month. ...

  9. Grammy Noms 2014 Dance Categories: Daft Punk Makes History, EDM Dominates

    December 07, 2013 1:01 PM EST For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 201 ...

  10. Grammy Noms Reflect Recording Academy’s Newfound Love for Popular Music (Analysis)

    December 06, 2013 11:30 PM EST Culturally resonant singles received their due in the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards as songs and artists that dominated radio airplay, streaming and social media were represented in the four major categories.   Grammy Awards 2014 ...

  11. Nokia MixRadio Launches With Nile Rodgers

    November 21, 2013 2:18 PM EST Debuting in 31 countries, Nokia MixRadio brings personalized radio to its global customers. The new service premiered at an event held at New York’s Milk Studios Thursday morning, featuring an intimate Q&A with Nile Rodgers moderated by Billb ...

  12. UK Vinyl Sales Hit Highest Level in a Decade, Daft Punk Leads 2013 Sales

    October 18, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Releases from Daft Punk, David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys have boosted sales of vinyl LPs in the U.K. this year. Year to date, almost 550,000 records have been sold, the first time since 2003 that the half-million mark has been crossed in Brit ...

  13. Stephen Colbert Reveals Month-Long Headache Surrounding Daft Punk's Scheduled Appearance

    August 13, 2013 1:58 PM EDT In an interview on Paul Mercurio's podcast, Stephen Colbert talks candidly about the month leading up to Daft Punk's scheduled performance, revealing that he and his writers were forced to write around the artists' refusal to talk ...

  14. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  15. Led By Daft Punk, UK Singles Sales On Track for Record Year

    July 05, 2013 8:22 AM EDT   Strong sales of digital singles during the first half of the year look set to make 2013 another record year for music singles sales in the U.K., the Official Charts Company is predicting. "2013 looks to become the biggest year for singles ...

  16. Big Time Rush, 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 14, 2013 8:07 PM EDT Big Time Rush and the "Man of Steel" soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new "24/Seven" album could sell around 45,000 copies by ...

  17. Disclosure's Debut Tops UK Album Chart, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines' Sets Sales Record

    June 10, 2013 5:59 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

  18. Robin Thicke Lands U.K. No. 1 With Fast-Selling ‘Blurred Lines’

    June 03, 2013 7:23 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, has smashed the rapidly-changing record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year. With sales last week of 190,000, it dramatically raised the bar ...

  19. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Sells Whopping 19,000 Vinyl Copies in First Week -- at $39.98 List Price

    June 01, 2013 12:45 AM EDT The sizzling sales statistics on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories " just keep on coming. "Random Access Memories" moved 19,000 vinyl LPs in its first week on sale -- accounting for 15% of all vinyl albums sold last ...

  20. Chart Moves: The Doors' Sales Surge, 'Fast 6' Soundtrack Drives In, David Crowder Band's Latest Top 10

    May 31, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Daft Punk barged in at No. 1 with "Random Access Memories," selling 339,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It led a debut-filled top four, where Darius Rucker, the ...

  21. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories': Strong Numbers Show Pre-Release Streaming Just Might Help Sales

    May 24, 2013 2:23 PM EDT This story on Daft Punk 's successful pre-release streaming strategy is from the new issue of Billboard (cover date June 1, 2013)  also features a cover story on the Billboard Music Awards' runaway success (ratings up 28%!); a report ...

  22. International Music Summit Kicks-Off in Ibiza With Shelly Finkel, Patrick Moxey, Marc Geiger, More

    May 23, 2013 2:50 PM EDT The International Music Summit, a industry confab for professionals and musicians working in electronic dance music, wrapped up its second of three days of panels and presentations in Ibiza with a host of EDM business executives that included SF ...

  23. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Set for No. 1, 300,000-plus Debut

    May 22, 2013 7:51 PM EDT As previously reported , Daft Punk is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with its latest album, "Random Access Memories." The Columbia Records set, released on May 21, could sell upwards of 300,000 copies by w ...

  24. Romanthony, House Producer and 'One More Time' Singer, Reported Dead

    May 20, 2013 11:04 AM EDT Romanthony, an influential house producer and singer best known for performing the vocals on Daft Punk's single "One More Time," has been reported to have died earlier this month. The artist, born Anthony Moore, reportedly passed ...

  25. Daft Punk's 'Random' Album Headed For Big Sales Week, Aims For First No. 1

    May 17, 2013 2:38 PM EDT Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories , is heading for a big sales week and the act's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the album, due out on May 21, may sell between 250,000 and 300,000 copies ...

  26. Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’: A Timeline of the Global Teaser Campaign

    May 17, 2013 1:20 PM EDT It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one silver, halved and fused down the center, set against plain black. Then came the 15-second ad, aired during the March 2 episode of “Saturday Night Live”; its first appearance o ...

  27. Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Columbia's Rob Stringer On the Making of 'Random Access Memories'

    May 13, 2013 2:45 PM EDT This in-depth story on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" is from the May 18th edition of Billboard featuring a cover package on the Billboard Music Awards (airing Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m ET on ABC) hosted by cover subject Tr ...

  28. Caro Emerald Shines on U.K. Albums Chart, Daft Punk’s 'Get Lucky’ Again At Singles Chart Summit

    May 13, 2013 6:36 AM EDT Dutch retro-pop star Caro Emerald achieved her first No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 12), debuting at the top with her sophomore set “The Shocking Miss Emerald” (Grandmono/Dramatico). Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  29. Rudimental Claims U.K. Albums Chart Crown, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Reigns Again On Singles Chart

    May 06, 2013 6:23 AM EDT London drum & bass group Rudimental followed their two U.K. No. 1 singles yesterday by landing the top spot with their debut album “Home” (Asylum/Warner Music). On the singles chart, “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) featuring ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Chart Moves: Daft Punk Scores Biggest Hot 100 Hit, Black Sabbath Returns and More

    April 26, 2013 4:54 PM EDT As previously reported, P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess) spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?   -- ...

  32. Daft Punk Tease New Album at Coachella, During 'Saturday Night Live,' Reveal Guests

    April 14, 2013 2:16 AM EDT Daft Punk may not be on the official Coachella lineup this year, still the French electronic duo still managed to grab the attention of concert-goers talking in the festival's first day (April 12) Daft Punk broadcasted a new trailer for the ...

  33. Daft Punk Won't Make Coachella Return, Rep Says

    March 27, 2013 10:24 PM EDT Despite a stray listing on Daft Punk's Vevo page, the duo won't be appearing at the Coachella Music Festival this year, according to Rolling Stone . A rep for the electronic act told the mag that "Daft Punk is not performing at Co ...

  34. Daft Punk Announce New Album ‘Random Access Memories,’ Release Date, Pre-Sale

    March 24, 2013 3:29 AM EDT After several weeks of teasing their new album, French electronic duo Daft Punk have announced the name of their fourth studio album Random Access Memories , as well as a pre-sale and an approximate release date.  The band's rep sent out a ...

  35. 'Saturday Night Live' Rocked by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mysterious Daft Punk Ad

    March 03, 2013 11:41 AM EST Those watching last night’s (March 2) episode of “Saturday Night Live” got an unexpected treat in the form of a 15-second, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ad by French dance duo Daft Punk. The brief trailer, featuring a sparkling Daft Punk logo and the p ...

  36. Coachella Lineup Rumors Now Include Daft Punk and Phoenix

    December 18, 2012 8:14 PM EST Daft Punk, Phoenix and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have joined the listed of artists rumored to be performing at Coachella in April 2013. On Saturday, music service Songkick sent an email to those subscribed to Daft Punk alerts noting that Daft Punk would be ...

  37. Paul Williams Talks and Sings About Songwriting, Documentary, Muppets and - Briefly- Daft Punk at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Singer-songwriter/ASCAP president Paul Williams isn't quite the household name he was at the peak of his career, decades ago, when he was a fixture on late-night TV and was busy getting nominated for - and winning - Academy Awards for soundtr ...

  38. Nilesh Patel, Highly-Regarded Mastering Engineer at The Exchange, Passes

    December 21, 2011 12:47 PM EST Nilesh Patel, the mastering engineer behind classic tracks by the likes of Air, Bjork, Daft Punk and Pulp passed away Wednesday morning according to numerous social media reports. The news of his passing was verified by the The Exchange, the Londo ...

  39. Watch Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda's Video Q&A On Scoring 'The Raid' @ Billboard Film & TV Music Conf.

    October 25, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Linkin Park songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and rapper, Mike Shinoda sat down with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to answer questions about his experiences in crea ...

  40. DJ Mehdi, French DJ, Producer, Dead At 34

    September 13, 2011 2:58 PM EDT DJ Mehdi, the French electronic music and hip-hop producer and DJ, associated with the Ed Banger Records crew, died last night, Sept. 12, at the age of 34. According to several reports, he was fatally injured when part of his Paris home collapsed. ...

  41. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  42. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  43. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  44. Maroon 5, Coca-Cola Join for Songwriting Session with Fans

    March 01, 2011 2:09 PM EST Not a week after announcing a partnership with Daft Punk for their line of customized soda bottles, Coca-Cola has teamed up with Maroon 5 for the brand's "Coca-Cola Music" project. As part of the program, fans of the millions-sellin ...

  45. Daft Punk Team Up With Coca-Cola For 'Club Coke'

    February 24, 2011 11:45 AM EST Fresh off successful deals with French electronic duo Justice and British pop star Mika, Coca-Cola has teamed up with Daft Punk to design a new line of Coke bottles inspired by the techno stalwarts, according to Hypebeast and several other online ...

  46. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons to Play Coachella: Sources

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and PJ Harvey are booked to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Apr. 15-17) in Indio, Calif., sources confirm to Billboard.com. The Canadian band, English folk act and U.K. singer/songwriter are the ...

  47. Web Trends: Daft Punk, Shaq Conducts The Boston Pops, Wisin Y Yandel

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): There are no trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 6. Did Daft Punk Plagiarize their TRON Video? (Watch) YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Shaquille O'Neal Conducts The Boston Pops 2. Wisi ...

  48. Daft Punk Pull Back the Curtain on 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Few musical groups have the power to bring worlds together like robot helmet-wearing French beatmasters Daft Punk. In the '90s they merged the disparate worlds of techno and rock, the following decade, they created a dance floor quake that wa ...

  49. Web Trends: Daft Punk, Kid Cudi, Soulja Boy and more

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): Google has not updated trends since yesterday (Nov. 29) Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. The 10 Types of Songs You Will Hear at a Karaoke Bar 2. Daft Punk Tron: Legacy Soundtrack Broken Down to 21 Minutes YouTube Most ...

  50. Web Trends: Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and more

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): 19. Sarah Streeter Rod Stewart has reconnected with his eldest daughter Sarah Streeter whom he gave up for adoption when he was 17 years old. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Hip-Hop's 50 Greatest Animated GIF ...

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