Danny Brown

  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tap The Agency Group's Josh Dick to Join Management Team

    June 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Multi-Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen are expanding their team, hiring long-time booking agent Josh Dick of The Agency Group. Dick will join the team responsible for independently releasing the band’s ...

  2. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced ...

  3. Bob Dylan’s New 'Like a Rolling Stone’ Video: More DA Pennebaker or Victoria’s Secret Ad? Can It Sell a 47-CD Box Set?

    November 20, 2013 1:45 AM EST Jugglers and clowns or innocent lip-synchers? The first-ever video for  Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a user-driven novelty item, a chance to listen to one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest monuments while channel surfing. It’s ultimate message ...

  4. Independent Study: Fool's Gold Records

    May 21, 2013 9:16 AM EDT Label: Fool's Gold Records Founded: 2007 Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn Number of Employees: 6 Next Release: Danny Brown, Old , August Distributor (Digital): Seed Distributor (Physical): Various Twitter: @FoolsGoldRecs Website: FoolsGo ...

  5. News Genius: Can Rap Genius Successfully Move Toward Its Original Vision?

    May 03, 2013 5:32 PM EDT Rap Genius, the lyric-annotation site, has announced a move toward its founders’ original vision of annotating everything on the Internet with the announcement earlier this week of News Genius, designed to break down breaking news stories. A bi ...

  6. Backbeat: Coachella Saturday: Danny Brown Sits In With El-P, Marc Nicolas Talks Signing Robert DeLong to Glassnote

    April 14, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This story is the second part of Billboard's Saturday backbeat roundup. For part one, click here . Later in the afternoon, we caught up with Danny Brown who had come right from the Outdoor Theater Stage. Brown popped into El-P ’s trailer t ...

  7. Andreessen Horowitz Sinks $15 million Into Rap Genius Website

    October 03, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The art of dissecting hip-hop lyrics just got a $15 million vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, whose co-founder Marc Andreessen helped build Mosaic as one of the first Web browsers nearly 20 ...

  8. Backbeat: Fool's Gold's Day Off Party With A-Trak, Danny Brown Plagued by Gate-Storming, Police Shutdown

    September 04, 2012 3:17 PM EDT A-Trak and Fool's Gold staff handle the crowd/police situation sidestage, not long before the event was shut down. (Photo: Devon Maloney) Every year, Fool's Gold takes over the backyard of City Winery in Soho on Labor Day for its Fool� ...

  9. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  10. En Breve: Rhapsody Makes Moves, Pitbull Buys Into Subs

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Rhapsody Radar Touts Newcomers Spanish DJ Juan Magan and regional Mexican singer El Bebeto are among those who appear on Rhapsody Radar 2012, a list by music journalists of up-and-coming acts advancing in the music business. This year's picks ...

  11. Backbeat: A$AP Rocky (& Mob), 'Breaking Bad' Fan Oneohtrix Point Never, Indie Rock Elite Hit Pitchfork Fest

    July 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Indie Nation Sea: The scene at Chicago's Union Park for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) Held in Chicago's Union Park for the seventh straight year, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival featured an eclectic mix ...

  12. Alchemist, Russian Rapper, Uses Soviet Propaganda On New Album

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else-sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist, whose new album, "Russi ...

  13. Rapper Kid Ink Makes Debut Splash

    June 21, 2012 6:50 PM EDT When Kid Ink first met his manager, DJ Ill Will, CEO of Tha Alumni Music Group, in June 2010, the Los Angeles producer/artist was simply "dabbling" in rapping. At the time, neither one had any idea that Ink's first album would make ...

  14. Mystery Jets, Childish Gambino, Soul Rebels, Los Campesinos! and Nero Tour Information

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Jet sets: Despite the recent departure of bassist Kai Fish, English psychedelic rockers Mystery Jets are ­flying high in support of fourth album "Radlands" (Rough Trade). Following several dates in Europe, the band will touch down states ...

  15. Fool's Gold's Nick Catchdubs on The Goldmine, Indie Label's New Premium Digital Service (Q&A)

    May 23, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Fool's Gold, the Brooklyn based indie electronic and hip-hop label, announced last week the launch of The Goldmine, a premium digital subscription service powered by Drip.fm. For a monthly subscription fee of $10, Fool's Gold fans will g ...

  16. Fool's Gold Launches 'The Goldmine,' Premium Digital Subscription Service

    May 17, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Brooklyn-based independent label Fool's Gold announced today it is launching a premium digital subscription service called The Goldmine. The new service will provide access to new Fool's Gold music as high quality 320 mp3 / WAV downloads ...

  17. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  18. Mr. Muthaf***in' eXquire Signs to Universal Republic

    March 15, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire has signed with Universal Republic, Billboard has learned and confirmed with the label. The news came on the heels of a SXSW 2012 panel eXquire participated on Wednesday (March 14), "The Importanc ...

  19. Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire, Others Explain How to Create Video Hits With Social Media, Engagement at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 10:57 AM EDT Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire sure seems to have figured out the formula of turning music videos into music industry successes: relentlessness. The rapper, a panelist at Wednesday's "Importance of Online Video and Social Media" disc ...

  20. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  21. Backbeat: Teengirl Fantasy, Bear In Heaven Play Pitchfork Party While Kosha Dillz Self-Promotes

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Tuesday night at SXSW always feels like a microcosm of a city in transition: the conference's Interactive component's ends and tech-geeks are celebrating its end while the Music nerds are arriving downtown, debating whether to go hard on ...

  22. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  23. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  24. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM EST Radiohead, Phish, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  25. Backbeat: ASAP Rocky Hits Irving Plaza Like a Fist, Leaves Crowd Buzzing

    February 06, 2012 10:30 AM EST RCA Records' ASAP Rocky was just a few songs into his headlining set at New York's The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night when he asked the sold-out crowd if it wanted an encore. "Y'all were trill for "Pretty Flac ...

  26. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 2:39 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased tenfold this week, as roughly 100 new acts were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be Keynote Speaker @ SXSW 2012 Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Ag ...