Electronic music

  1. Backbeat: Astralwerks' Lawrence Lui Talks Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, EDM at Coachella

    April 14, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Lawrence Lui, Senior Director of Marketing at Astralwerks Records, who has Swedish House Mafiaand David Guetta playing this year's festival. Although dozens of bands are vying for a bit of buzz at this year's Coachella Valley Music and A ...

  2. David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Announced for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    April 05, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Strike a Pose: David Guetta one of this summer's Electric Daisy Carnival headliners. (Photo: Getty) The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, ...

  3. Backbeat: Afrojack Hosts Star-Studded Show With David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Ultra Execs

    March 27, 2012 12:47 PM EDT EDM Buds (L-R): David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki pause for a picture while the three of them brought the beat to Afrojack's Ultra Music Fest afterparty. (Photo: Rodrigo Gaya/World Red Eye) After Madonna 's appearance during Avicii & ...

  4. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 6:55 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid dow ...

  5. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  6. Indictment Unsealed In LA Coliseum Contracts Probe

    March 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT A felony indictment unsealed Friday accused former executives and concert promoters of a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the once venerable site of Olympics, Super Bowls and political event ...

  7. Pete Tong, Kaskade, Crystal Method Rally In Support of Pasquale Rotella, Indicted Electric Daisy Promoter

    March 23, 2012 6:15 PM EDT MIAMI - The EDM community took time out of its regularly scheduled Miami Music Week revelry to rally around Pasquale Rotella, embattled CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival. "I hope for the sake of th ...

  8. Tiesto Launches Sirius XM Radio Channel

    March 23, 2012 1:43 PM EDT It's a monumental day for Tiësto. The EDM superstar is headlining day one of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami tonight and simultaneously launching his very own channel on Sirius XM, called Tiësto's Club Life Radio. "I'm really ...

  9. Skrillex, Bassnectar To Co-Headline Camp Bisco Festival

    March 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Yesterday (March 21) Camp Bisco announced that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights, Skrillex and Bassnectar, would co-headline their 11th edition. Taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Fe ...

  10. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  11. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso To Captain DJ Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 11:36 AM EDT This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play ...

  12. Exclusive: AM Only's UKF Dubstep Tour -- With Gemini, KOAN Sound -- Coming to U.S.

    February 28, 2012 12:30 PM EST Top dance-music agency AM Only is backing the first North American tour of UKF, the brand name of the popular British drum 'n' bass/dubstep YouTube channels, starting March 1. The UKF Dubstep channel on YouTube , owned and operated by U. ...

  13. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  14. Backbeat: Steve Aoki, Lil' Jon Bring The Beat; Ultra And Deckstar Execs Hang Backstage At Roseland

    February 21, 2012 11:22 AM EST (L-R): Steve Aoki's longtime manager Matt Colon from Deckstar; Lil' Jon; Ultra Records Senior Director of Marketing & PR Samantha Mobarek; Steve Aoki; and Ultra Records head of A&R David Waxman. (Photo: Elisabeth Gibbons) Forget ...

  15. Ultra Music Fest Expanding To Six International Sites

    February 17, 2012 6:02 PM EST The Ultra Music Festival, which has long been a staple of Miami, is branching out in a big way. It was announced via a video uploaded on YouTube yesterday that the electronic dance music festival would be expanding beyond its Miami home base (Marc ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Mute Launches Liberation Technologies Label

    January 26, 2012 4:52 PM EST Mute records today announced the launch of Liberation Technologies, a new label focused on electronic music. The label will be headed by Patrick O'Neill and distributed worldwide by S T Holdings. The label's first release is 'Spring ...

  18. Ultra Music Fest, Featuring Skrillex, Tiesto and David Guetta, Sells Out

    January 13, 2012 3:10 PM EST Although The Ultra Music Festival (UMF) doesn't take place until the weekend of March 23-25, the event , which features such artists as Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Avicii, David Guetta, Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren, Mike Snow and M83, has already sold o ...

  19. Backbeat: Tiesto DJs First Twitter Live Stream Event, But Does He Write His Own Tweets?

    January 12, 2012 5:18 PM EST Tiësto DJs at XS nightclub in Las Vegas (Photo: Franklin Williams) "This entrance is only for VERY important clients," the woman with the guestlist advised gravely. XS nightclub, the glittering indoor/outdoor venue at Las Vegas' Wyn ...

  20. Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, David Guetta To Headline Ultra Fest; Skrillex, Mac Miller Added to Bamboozle

    December 27, 2011 11:51 AM EST The Bamboozle 2012 bolstered its impressive festival lineup Tuesday with the addition of Skrillex as a headliner alongside Bon Jovi and the Foo Fighters, as well as adding Incubus and Mac Miller to the main stage alongside previously announced Bli ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Backbeat: Swedish House Mafia Turns Madison Square Garden Into World's Biggest Nightclub

    December 20, 2011 8:30 AM EST Andy Rutherford, Mark Gillespie, and Dean Wilson (L-R) of Three Six Zero. (Photo: Franklin Williams) Swedish House Mafia swept into New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 16 with a new title, single, and management company at it ...

  23. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Is Rapidly Becoming The New Sound Of Young America

    December 08, 2011 7:50 AM EST It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace, love, unity and respect-all without ...

  24. Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Headline New Insomniac NYE Event

    December 01, 2011 7:35 PM EST Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles-based company behind massive electronic music events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, is announcing a new two-day California-based New Year's dance music festival called "White Wonderland." The even ...

  25. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why Electronic Music Is Hot, How He Keeps His Events Safe

    November 17, 2011 7:10 AM EST Festivals have had a banner year, and combined with the massive surge of electronic music over the past few years, Gary Richards of Hard Events is a very happy man. After participating in the panel "Why Are Festivals Kicking Ass?" at the ...

  26. Adele, Bjork, SBTRKT, Frank Turner Honored At UK's AIM Independent Music Awards

    November 11, 2011 10:05 AM EST Throat surgery may have temporarily taken her out of the live market, but Adele continues to dominate the awards season. The U.K. singer won two prizes at the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards, held in central London last night (Nov. 10). The ...

  27. Backbeat: For the Love of A Bracelet: Air's Branded Cartier Song Debuts @ NYC's Thompson Hotel

    November 08, 2011 7:00 AM EST Guillaume Alix, Cartier's VP of marketing and communication, chats with "Painted Love" director Ben Dickinson and Allie LaPorte. French band Air have collaborated with the likes of Sofia Coppola , Charlotte Gainsbourg and Italian ar ...

  28. Backbeat: Kaskade Warms a Snowbound NYC

    October 31, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Throw Your Hearts In the Air: Kaskade rocking NYC's Roseland Ballroom. His new album "Fire and Ice," which came out last Tuesday, Oct. 25, made the top ten of Billboard's Building Chart. (Photo: Franklin Williams) The weather o ...

  29. Moogfest Promoter Says Fest 'Predates Boom In Electronica'

    October 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Some might consider Asheville, N.C., an unlikely place to stage an electronic-themed niche music festival. They would be wrong. The second Moogfest is set to take place in Asheville Oct. 28-30, tapping into a burgeoning electronic/DJ music scene. ...

  30. MTVu Campus Invasion Tour With Jason Derulo, Fabolous Adds DJs Diamond Kuts, Chelsea Leyland, Dove Sponsorship

    October 18, 2011 7:55 AM EDT MTVU's Campus Invasion Tour returns Oct. 20 with a new sponsor, Dove Go Fresh, that will be an integrated part of the music festival. The female deodorant and body mist will be represented by two of its official DJs, Diamond Kuts and Chelsea ...

  31. DIY Case Study: Erin Barra Uses Digital Software to Tour Solo for Cheap

    October 14, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Erin Barra's career had reached a breaking point a year and a half ago. After steadily gaining notoriety while playing around the New York City club scene, she caught the touring bug and realized it was time to step outside ...

  32. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia' http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ...

  33. Electric Daisy Carnival Returning to Las Vegas, Sets Dates

    October 07, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Insomniac productions announced today that their annual electronic music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, will once again take place in Las Vegas at the Motor Speedway. The dates: June 8, 9 and 10. "After seeing more than 230,000 people ...

  34. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Kicks Off Record-Setting Six-Night Run At NYC's Roseland Ballroom

    October 06, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) Ultra Music President Patrick Moxey, Ultra General Manager David Waxman and Ultra Senior Director Jessica Risling-Sholl (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage) Tuesday, Oct. 4 was a momentous evening for the masked man ...

  35. Stephanie LaFera To Head New Electronic Dance Division Of Troy Carter's Atom Factory

    October 04, 2011 6:04 PM EDT Music management group, Atom Factory will launch a new electronic music division called Atom Empire, led by music manager Stephanie LaFera, it was announced today by the company. LaFera will run Atom Empire which represents DJs and the electronic ...

  36. 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. ...

  37. Backbeat: Fool's Gold Celebrates Day Off With Juicy J, Just Blaze, A-Trak, DJ Mehdi

    September 08, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The crowd anxiously awaiting the next act On Monday (August 5) Fool's Gold Records threw their second annual free Labor Day party. Hidden away in the parking lot of the City Winery Dj's spun all day starting with co-founder of Fool' ...

  38. Sync Powerhouse Glitch Mob Cultivates Adventuresome Music-And Complete Artistic Control

    September 01, 2011 9:24 AM EDT To know the Glitch Mob isn't necessarily knowing how to describe the Glitch Mob. "We get people calling us all kinds of different genres," band member Justin Boreta says. "Electro band, dubstep band, electronica, glitch-hop, ...

  39. Skrillex Announces Launch of OWSLA Label

    August 17, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Today (August 17), the American dubstep artist Skrillex announced the launch of his new OWSLA label. Tim Smith, Skrillex's manager and owner of the Blood Company (a management company) as well as Kathryn Frazier (owner of the publicity firm B ...

  40. 'Electric Daisy Carnival' Doc Dropped From Regal, AMC Theater Chains Following Hollywood Riot

    July 30, 2011 8:11 AM EDT Regal and AMC theater chains want no part of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," documentary. Citing the melee that broke out at the premiere of the film in Hollywood , the companies will not screen the film, reports the Los Angele ...

  41. Did A DJ's Tweet Instigate Hollywood Riot?

    July 29, 2011 6:59 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - It started with a DJ's simple tweet telling his followers about a free block party on Hollywood Boulevard. Evidently, too many people got the message, and it wasn't long before the Wednesday night party got out of hand ...

  42. Electric Daisy Carnival Film Premiere in Hollywood Turns Into Riot

    July 28, 2011 7:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in riot gear clashed with a crowd that became unruly outside the Hollywood film premiere of a documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival Wednesday evening, throwing bottles and vandalizing cars and refusing orders to disp ...

  43. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas Becoming America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 24, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend� ...

  44. Tiesto Announces New Web Series

    June 21, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The popular Dutch DJ, who pulls in $20 million annually, will be the subject of a new behind-the-scenes series this fall. Fans of one of the world's top DJs, Holland's Tiësto, will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his life late ...

  45. Fourth Annual Ibiza International Music Summit Begins Today

    May 25, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Today, May 25, marks the launch of the Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS), which returns to the Mediterranean Spanish Island for the fourth consecutive year. The three-day conference brings together industry leaders, record labels and guest sp ...

  46. Moog Music Sales Increase in the Digital Era

    May 13, 2011 4:09 PM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. - In an era when all music is digital, Moog Music is doing fine with analog, thank you very much. Sales of synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and Theremins are up 35 percent through April 2011 over the same period last year, says ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Watch: Arcade Fire Join LCD Soundsystem Onstage For Farewell Show At Madison Square Garden

    April 03, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Members of Grammy-winning indie rock band the Arcade Fire joined LCD Soundsystem on stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, handling background vocals on the song "North American Scum," off of LCD Soundsystem's 2007 album ...

  49. Ultra Music Festival Extending Global Reach to Asia, Australia

    March 30, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Once a humble beach party, Miami's mega-hip Ultra Music Festival is expanding to Asia and Australia after a sellout, three-day rave this past weekend that left revelers nursing a nasty hangover on Monday. Around 150,000 sun-baked party-goers ...

  50. 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 ...

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