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  1. Converse Releases Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Frank Ocean Track (Listen)

    March 10, 2014 11:45 AM EDT For its first Three Artists, One Song campaign in nearly two years, Converse is teaming with Diplo, Frank Ocean and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for “Hero,” a reggae-tinged tale of urban bravado. The song was made available today (Marc ...

  2. Former ADA President Mitch Wolk Joins SONGS Music Publishing As CFO

    September 17, 2013 6:19 AM EDT Veteran label exec Mitchell Wolk has been named CFO at SONGS Music Publishing. Through the second half of the 2000s, Wolk served as president and CEO of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent distribution and marketing division ...

  3. Ferry Corsten, Tommy Trash Among Speakers Confirmed for Australia’s 2013 Electronic Music Conference

    September 09, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Ferry Corsten, Tommie Sunshine, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Krewella, Beatport CEO Matthew Adell and Billboard’s Kerri Mason are among the international speakers confirmed for Australia’s second annual Electronic Music Conference , to be held Dec. 2-4 i ...

  4. Exclusive: Diplo's Mad Decent, Dr. Luke Sign Joint Publishing Deal

    April 19, 2013 7:00 AM EDT EDM megastar Diplo and influential songwriter/producer Dr. Luke have gotten together and signed a joint publishing deal between their Mad Decent Publishing and Prescription Songs companies, respectively. The two companies will be overseeing t ...

  5. Diplo, Fun., Max Martin, Sony/ATV, More Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards

    April 18, 2013 9:03 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Max Martin, fun.’s “We Are Young,” Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and producer/DJ Diplo were among the top honorees at ASCAP’s 30th annual pop awards Wednesday night (April 17). Held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in ...

  6. Fight Breaks Out at IMS Engage Conference

    April 17, 2013 7:14 PM EDT A fistfight broke out at the IMS Engage conference between representatives of Hashtag Management and Diplo manager Kevin Kusatsu, after a panel pairing Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Diplo. SFX’s Shelly Finkel Hints at New Acquisitions ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Diplo to Produce EDM Film for Fox

    April 11, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Diplo and his business partner Kevin Kusatsu will executive produce an EDM-based feature film for 20th Century Fox, a rep for the musician confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be written by Adam Weinstock and Andy Jones, and produ ...

  9. Katy Perry Added to ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo Lineup

    April 05, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Katy Perry has been added to the lineup for ASCAP's upcoming "I Create Music" Expo, taking place April 18 through 20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The chart-topping singer will be interviewed by the performance righ ...

  10. Backbeat: Kid Cudi, Diplo, Hit-Boy Rock Myspace's Secret SXSW Show

    March 15, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Myspace kicked off their three-day Secret Shows series, presented by Chevy , with a hip-hop heavy showcase featuring Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi and Diplo. Although Kid Cudi, who is performing nowhere else at SXSW besides Myspace, announced his performanc ...

  11. Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: Warner Bros. Strikes Deal With Mad Decent for Distribution, Services

    February 26, 2013 8:48 PM EST Mad Decent, the label helmed by Diplo, has partnered with Warner Bros. Records for a worldwide distribution and services arrangement for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” a Warner Bros. rep confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The single was serviced to radio ...

  12. How Diplo's #ExpressYourself Campaign Took on a Life of Its Own

    December 28, 2012 8:50 AM EST Ask any Diplo or Major Lazer fan what comes to mind when you say "Express Yourself" and chances are they'll say something along the lines of "make it clap." For anyone wondering what that means, let's take a look at h ...

  13. Gary Richards on HARD's Future, Live Nation + EDM, New Year's Eve Blowout in Detroit

    November 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST Gary Richards (A.K.A. Destructo) plays HARD's sold-out Day of the Dead event in full make-up on Nov. 3 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Early this month, HARD -- the EDM-centric festival and promotions company that was purchased by Live ...

  14. Ron Perry Named Songs Music Publishing President and Head of A&R

    October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Songs Music Publishing has named Ron Perry President and Head of A&R. CEO Matt Pincus, who Perry will report to, made the announcement yesterday (Oct. 1). Perry has been head of A&R title since the company was founded in 2004. Register tod ...

  15. 40 Under 40: Lee Anderson

    August 02, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Lee Anderson Agent, AM Only Website: AMOnly.com Twitter: @LeeBronBron Pushing Boundaries AM Only agant Lee Anderson, 31, walked the Grammy Awards red carpet alongside Skrillex this February. That's how integral he was to the young dubstep tro ...

  16. Skrillex Contributing Music for Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

    July 13, 2012 5:53 PM EDT Skrillex is on a roll: the superstar DJ will contribute music to Disney Animation's forthcoming film, Wreck-It Ralph. His new gig, announced at Comic-Con on Thursday, comes on the heels of the news that he'll also compose new material fo ...

  17. Single Reviews: The Wanted, Diplo Featuring Nicky Da B, Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT POP THE WANTED Chasing the Sun (3:16) Producer: Alex Smith Writers: A. Smith, E. Gleave Publishers: Metrophonic Music/Puregroove Publishing (ASCAP) Global Talent/Mercury/IDJMG U.K. boy band the Wanted stormed the Billboard Hot 100 with its first U ...

  18. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' Turns 25; Epic/Legacy to Release 3-CD, Concert DVD Box Set This September

    May 22, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Michael Jackson's Bad is all grown up, and getting the full deluxe treatment this Fall. The King of Pop's chart-topping 1987 album, which sent five songs to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, a feat not duplicated until Katy Perry sent ...

  19. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  20. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  21. Will.I.Am, Giorgio Moroder, Danny Tenaglia Added as International Music Summit Speakers

    May 15, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Will.I.Am is the latest big name to be added to the International Music Summit's impressive and growing list of keynote speakers, while Giorgio Moroder will also be on hand and Danny Tenaglia will be video confererencing in from Manhattan to ...

  22. Backbeat: Diplo Celebrates Release of '128 Beats Per Minute' with Kevin Kusatsu, Shane McCauley

    April 11, 2012 1:17 PM EDT The scene at the release party for Diplo's book "128 Beats Per Minute." (Photo: Milk Made) Diplo and family celebrated the release of "128 Beats Per Minute," a tour diary/photojournalism project, at Milk Studios in New Yor ...

  23. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  24. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm To Test New Material

    July 08, 2011 8:12 AM EDT Indie tastemakers and music fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ, producer and label head, Diplo (a.k.a. Thomas Wesley Pentz) premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, C ...

  25. Update: Electronic Music Festival Hard L.A. Canceled

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hard L.A., the electronic music festival scheduled for July 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, has been canceled, a representative for the event has confirmed. Published reports suggest the event was called off due to security concerns. &q ...

  26. Mgmt Firms Merge To Form Cam 8

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New management firm Cam 8 has announced their inaugural signing, Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. The company was founded by Career Artist Management owner Jordan Feldstein and Hard 8 Management founder, and Vagrant Records president and co-owner, ...

  27. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  28. Diplo's Mad Decent Teams Up With Downtown Records

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Producer Diplo, best known for his work with M.I.A., has announced a joint venture between his label, Mad Decent, and Downtown Records. Upcoming releases from Mad Decent will include music from Philadelphia punk band Popo, London's dubstepers ...

  29. TV On The Radio, Public Enemy Set For 'Roots Picnic'

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TV On The Radio, Public Enemy, the Black Keys and Santigold are among the acts handpicked by The Roots to play the band's second annual hometown "Roots Picnic" on June 6 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Public Enemy will perform th ...

  30. Kanye West Releases 'High' Mixtape

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the release of his upcoming album, "808 & Heartbreak," Kanye West has released a mixtape titled "Sky High," featuring remixes of various West-produced tracks on Imeem. According to thedailyswarm.com , the DJ B ...

  31. The Diplo Way

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps the best snapshot of indie label Mad Decent can be provided with a summary of the contents of its blog. Visitors to the site July 23 would find a link to a Miami Bass-centric broadcast on a London pirate radio show, an obituary for Baltimo ...

  32. Eclectic Songstress Santogold Readies Debut

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic songstress-MC Santogold previewed her debut self-titled album--a 12 collection that mixes everything from pop, punk, goth, electronica, reggae to R&B--last night (April 3) for Billboard.biz. The set drops April 29 via Downtown/ADA. Pr ...

  33. Dolls, Simpson, Disturbed Lead Operation MySpace

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia will perform for U.S. troops at an undisclosed military base in Kuwait on March 10 as part of Operation MySpace, a three-hour concert that will also be br ...

  34. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  35. Justice Moving The Crowd On MySpace Tour

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST After launching its inaugural music tour last fall with headliners Say Anything and Hellogoodbye, MySpace has snagged French electronic duo Justice to anchor its second branded trek, set to begin March 3 at Stubbs in Austin, Texas. Diplo, DJ Mehdi ...