Electronic music

  1. Dozens Hospitalized Over the Weekend at Digital Dreams EDM Festival in Toronto

    July 01, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Forty-six concertgoers, ages 18 to 30, were transported to hospital from Canada’s largest EDM event, Live Nation’s Digital Dreams Music Festival in Toronto over the weekend. Most suffered from drug and alcohol-related illnesses, according to Emer ...

  2. Pasquale Rotella's Insomniac & Interscope Geffen A&M Launch New Imprint (Exclusive)

    May 13, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Top dance music producer Arty is the first act signed to the new record label. EDM comes to IGA. Insomniac CEO/founder Pasquale Rotella has partnered with Interscope Geffen A&M to create a new EDM label, Insomniac Records. Insomniac Record ...

  3. Tomorrowland Sells Out Two Weekends, 360K Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 16, 2014 8:00 AM EST The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale Saturday (Feb. 15)  morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. Tomorrowland Expands to Two Weekends in 2014 SFX Purchases 7 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. How Astralwerks Won the Porter Robinson Bidding War

    November 18, 2013 2:22 PM EST Porter Robinson’s debut album is coming, and it’s coming to Astralwerks. The label of the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim -- and most recently, Deadmau5 -- has prevailed in a competitive bid to sign the 21-year-old DJ/producer’s first long-pla ...

  6. Electric Daisy Carnival Adds London Edition With Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Angello, More

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Insomniac Events announced today that it would bring its marquee festival Electric Daisy Carnival to London for the first time in 2013, bringing its total editions worldwide to five (including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Puerto Rico). T ...

  7. Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez Launch New Size Imprint: Exclusive

    March 05, 2013 5:27 PM EST Swedish House Mafia might be through, but its members’ solo careers are moving right along. Today, Steve Angello’s Size Records rolls out its newest project, an alliance with Brobot--the latest label from prolific dance veteran Junior Sanchez. &q ...

  8. Exclusive: Mixify Signs Red Light Management, Ultra Music, Others for Virtual Music Festival

    January 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Mixify, a three-month-old New York start-up that streams live audio, has signed up a number of major electronic dance labels and promoters for an upcoming virtual music festival called Rise. Among the presenters of next month's online-onl ...

  9. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Maf ...

  10. Ultra Music and Sony Announce Partnership, Patrick Moxey Named President of Electronic Music

    January 23, 2013 7:13 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment and Ultra Music -- the EDM-focused record label, publishing house, management company and media platform owned and operated by Patrick Moxey --  have announced a globe-spanning strategic partnership between the two compa ...

  11. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  12. The Year EDM Sold Out: Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex and Deadmau5 Hit the Mainstream

    December 14, 2012 5:25 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space. Check Out All Our Year-End Coverage and Charts R ...

  13. Tiesto, Diplo, Execs From Ultra, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Modular Hit Australia's First Electronic Music Conference

    December 04, 2012 3:08 PM EST Australian artist and Neon Records owner Grant Smillie (left) chats with DJ Tiesto during the day one opening of Australia's EMC keynote Q&A. Adapt or die was the killer theme which spilled from the Nov. 27-28 Electronic Music Conference ...

  14. Backbeat: How Parag Bhandari and Tommie Sunshine's EDM For Sandy Relief Benefit Came Together

    December 04, 2012 11:15 AM EST The Gramcery Theater marquee. (Photo: Emmanuelle Saliba) The first night when hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast, Parag Bhandari, CEO of UG Strategies walked from his Brooklyn home to the Park Slope Armory to help with relief efforts. ...

  15. Backbeat: Nero, Junkie XL, Andy Grammer, KCRW's Jason Bentley Rock American Music Awards Kickoff EDM Party

    November 17, 2012 10:58 AM EST Josh Mayer (The Glitch Mob) and PennyBirdRabbit. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) The electronic dance music community flocked to Club Nokia 's swanky VIP lounge last night to kick off AMA weekend. The party was thrown in honor of the genre's recen ...

  16. Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice's CNTRL Tour Aims To Extend, Broaden EDM's Moment

    November 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Taking CNTRL: Richie Hawtin's set at New York's Webster Hall Now that EDM has settled comfortably into America cultural landscape-- witness backing tracks to this week's top ten Hot 100 songs by PSY, Ke$ha, Alex Clare and others; Bl ...

  17. Backbeat: Skrillex on Kill the Noise, Justice on New Record, Gary Richards Face Paints at HARD's Day of The Dead LA Fest

    November 06, 2012 2:22 PM EST Day of the EDM Dead: Some 35,000 fans turned out for Hard's Day of the Dead music fest in L.A. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Thirty-five thousand electronic dance music fans made their way to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday (Nov. 3) f ...

  18. Tiesto Teams With (RED) For Global EDM Event On World AIDS Day

    November 06, 2012 11:00 AM EST Tiesto will become the latest celebrity face of the (RED) campaign, teaming with the organization for a global event on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1, 2012) that will see the superstar DJ recruiting A-list house and EDM artists to raise awareness over th ...

  19. Ultra Music Festival Expands to 2 Weekends

    October 15, 2012 1:46 PM EDT For the Ultra Music Festival, one weekend just wasn't enough. Organizers announced on Monday that the massive Electronic Dance Music event will be taking over Miami's Bayfront Park for two weekends in March. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra ...

  20. Electric Daisy Carnival Brings $207 Million to Las Vegas' Local Economy

    October 02, 2012 6:24 PM EDT This year's Electronic Daisy Carnival broke records by attracting over 320,000 dance music fans to Las Vegas. How much did that massive influx bring to the local economy? Some $207 million, according to promoter Insomniac. Register today for ...

  21. Bubbling Under: Kathy Griffin Sings It With 'I'll Say It' on Dance/Club Play Songs

    September 28, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Kathy Griffin, Benjamin Gibbard, Joanna Smith and the Gaslamp Killer Kathy Griffin ...

  22. Backbeat: Hard's Gary Richards Talks Live Nation Acquisition, DJing With Roses In His Hair at EMI's Electrospective Party in Hollywood

    September 20, 2012 4:16 PM EDT POSSO DJing at Hollywood's AV Nightclub for the Electrospective launch and Magnetic Magazine's birthday celebration (Photo by Catie Laffoon) EMI launched their Electrospective campaign on Tuesday night at the AV Nightclub in Hollywood . ...

  23. Backbeat: Thrill Jockey Celebrates 20th Anniversary In NYC With Future Islands, Liturgy, Tortoise, Matmos, Bettina Richards & Co.

    September 17, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Merch Peeps: (L - R) Thrill Jockey publicist Jonathan Williger, director of marketing and digital media Jamie Proctor, Shipping and Mail Order Manager Josh Koonce, Shipping, Mail Order Assistant Doug Kaplan, Director of Sales and Distribution Erik ...

  24. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  25. Backbeat: Martin Solvieg, Big Beat Label Team, Headbands Hit Electric Zoo

    September 07, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The Big Beat label team at Electric Zoo clad in matching "Smash" headbands in homage to Martin Solveig's latest album. From right: Blake Foster, Digital Marketing Coordinator: Liz Miller, General Manager; Jordan Frazes, Publicity Ma ...

  26. Exclusive: Tiesto, SiriusXM to Launch Radio Show Contest For College Students

    August 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Tiësto and SiriusXM are collaborating on an upcoming contest that would give a select number of college students the opportunity to host their own one-hour radio show on the Dutch DJ's Club Life Radio channel, with a final winner handed a mon ...

  27. Morning Fix: Universal-EMI, YouTube, Kenny Chesney, Creamfields, Chris Nadler

    August 27, 2012 8:30 AM EDT CHESNEY, MCGRAW WRAP TOUR WITH ANOTHER REGIONAL RECORD: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour last night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 tickets sold for the weekend shows -- wh ...

  28. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'

    August 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Ultra Music and Ultra Music Festival (UMF) will announce today that they are joining forces in what is being called a "global alliance," Billboard.biz has learned. The two companies will form one of the most powerful independent entities ...

  29. Backbeat: Skrillex Brings The Party; Datsik, Zedd, Dillon Francis Hang Backstage At HARD Summer

    August 06, 2012 11:48 AM EDT Skrillex, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots DJ Set (who covers his face in every photo), and Ellie Goulding. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Day two of L.A.'s HARD Summer brought larger crowds than the night before for mainly one reason - ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Tiesto, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia Top Forbes' 'Highest-Paid DJ's' List

    August 02, 2012 10:19 AM EDT Forbes today unveiled its list of the ten highest-paid DJ's in world electronic dance music. Dubbing them the "Electronic Cash Kings," the list tabulates the money each DJ made in the past 12 months, with Dutch dance master Tiësto t ...

  32. Creative Artists Agency Taps EDM Agent Maria May

    July 24, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency has tapped Maria May as a music agent. She will be based in the talent firm's London office. Prior to joining CAA, May was an agent at International Talent Booking. During her 17 years at the agency, she worked with su ...

  33. Disco Biscuits' Camp Bisco Downsizes in 2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT It seems like U.S. rock festivals have been on a super-sizing frenzy. The typically three-day Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., played out over two weekends in April and just added a pair of Caribbean cruises in December. On the other side of t ...

  34. Backbeat: Moby Kicks Off KCRW's 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live' Show at L.A.'s Annenberg Space For Photography

    July 17, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Moby performing the acoustic portion of his set on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Fans stood on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles this past weekend (July 14) as Mo ...

  35. Rebecca & Fiona, Swedish House Extraordinaires, Light Up US Market

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The first EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas closed its second and final day with that cornerstone of every music industry confab: the artist panel. Rebecca & Fiona were the youngest panelists onstage, in terms of age and career span. They were al ...

  36. Live Nation Purchases Gary Richards' HARD Events

    June 27, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation has acquired Gary Richards' HARD Events, the EDM production company behind such music festivals as the multi-date HARD Festivals and Holy Ship! cruise. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why EDM Is Hot, How He Keeps His ...

  37. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  38. Max Vangeli and AN21 Ready Their First Album on Swedish House Mafia Member's Imprint

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Watching them pogo, fist-pump and otherwise wild out in festival booths across the globe, one might not think of Max Vangeli and AN21 as old souls. But when talk turns to classic house music and the dancefloor experience, they sound like old-schoo ...

  39. Electric Daisy Carnival Shuts Down Early Due To High Winds; Festival to Continue Sunday

    June 10, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Update: A post on the Electric Daisy Carnival website informing ticket holders and others that TOnight's (June 10) show will go on as scheduled despite high winds last night forcing the fest to close early. At about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday morni ...

  40. Electric Daisy Founder Pasquale Rotella: 'We Don't Want to Book' Superstar DJs Anymore

    June 08, 2012 1:17 PM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella gave the shakes to artists and agents, and raised the eyebrows of fellow event promoters yesterday, by declaring that his interest in booking known DJs was waning. "Our strategy moving forward ...

  41. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  42. K-Pop Act Big Bang's 'Alive' And Well on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    June 07, 2012 9:07 PM EDT K-Pop act Big Bang shook things up online this week and rocketed its way up the Billboard Social 50 chart, rising 36-12 after ending the charting week with a YouTube video release of its newest single "Monster." The Social 50 chart ranks ...

  43. Detroit Techno Pioneer Kevin Saunderson On Reviving Inner City: 'We Were Ahead of Our Time'

    June 07, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Twenty-five years after reeling off a string of No. 1 dance hits, Inner City is alive again. After a mid-00s hiatus, Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson has reactivated the group that kept clubs moving to the grooves of "Good Life," ...

  44. Live Nation Partners With Sensation, Will Bring the EDM Festival to Brooklyn For U.S. Debut

    May 31, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Live Nation took its courtship of electronic dance music fans to the next level on Thursday night, announcing its partnership with Dutch party brand Sensation during an invite-only soiree at exclusive New York lounge Provocateur. The highly produc ...

  45. BMG Rights Management Acquires Francis Dreyfus Music

    May 30, 2012 10:44 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Francis Dreyfus Music, an independent music publishing and recording company headquartered in Paris. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Francis Dreyfus Music was founded by its ...

  46. Why Skrillex, David Guetta, Deadmau5 Aren't Playing This Weekend's Detroit Movement Fest

    May 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The mainstage at 2011's Movement Electronic Music Festival during Carl Craig's set. (Photo by Douglas Wojciechowski for Paxahau) Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, marks the beginning of the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival (forme ...

  47. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  48. Live Nation Buys EDM Entertainment Company Cream Holdings Ltd, Owner of Creamfields Festivals

    May 09, 2012 11:24 AM EDT Live Nation today acquired Cream Holdings Limited, a pillar of the EDM entertainment scene, which also gives Live Nation the exclusive rights to Creamfields Festivals, which have been held all over the world since the company's launch in 1998 ...

  49. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  50. Backbeat Coachella: Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, One Republic's Ryan Tedder on Collab, Airplane Bathrooms

    April 15, 2012 8:49 PM EDT Ryan Tedder (left) of One Republic and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia performed their song "Calling" at Coachella on Saturday night. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Songwriter Ryan Tedder of One Republic has written songs for the likes ...

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