Jason Bentley

  1. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Rixton Readies U.S. Invasion

    March 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rixton, Big Data and Cashius Green  Rixton Manchester, U.K., boy band Rixton makes waves states ...

  3. Universal Teams With Hyundai For Rare Marley Ad Campaign, Preps ‘Legend: Remixed’ Compilation

    May 13, 2013 1:01 PM EDT The Hyundai spot, titled “Signs,” will debut a remix by Stephen Marley and DJ/producer Jason Bentley, music director at KCRW. The track will also preview “Legend: Remixed,” a compilation due this June on Island/Tuff Gong/UME and featuring remix ...

  4. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging t ...

  5. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:56 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since si ...

  6. Sundance Live: Dave Grohl, Muscle Shoals Tribute & Darlene Love in the Mix

    January 20, 2013 3:25 PM EST star-lined Dave Grohl party, a tribute to the music of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and legendary back-up singers stepping into the spotlight are among the music highlights on tap for the Sundance Film Festival. Park City Live, the former Harry O's, ...

  7. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Henry Jackman on Scoring 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Skrillex's Dubstep Track, Seth Rogen's New Project (Video)

    November 05, 2012 2:16 PM EST After composer Henry Jackman appeared at last week's Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film TV Music Conference's " EDM Invades Hollywood" panel" with Dust Brother Mike Simpson, KCRW's Jason Bentley and Junkie XL, Billboar ...

  10. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Rocks Intimate Party at Sonos Studios With Live Nation, EMI, KCRW Execs

    October 29, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Deadmau5 performs for a private crowd at the Sonos Studios in L.A. (Photo: Danny Mahoney) Last Friday, electronic music fans lined up outside of Hollywood's Sonos Studio for an intimate gig featuring Deadmau5 . Bouncers held tightly to the gu ...

  11. Backbeat: Diane Warren, Industry Execs, Songwriters and Hopefuls at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Happy Hour: Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with Billboard publisher Tommy Page. (Photo: Arnold Turner ) Attendees at Billboard's 11th annual Film & TV Music Conference had numerous reasons for spending a couple of days at Hollywoo ...

  12. Junkie XL, Jason Bentley, Dust Brother Mike Simpson, More Talk EDM's Hollywood Invasion At Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:18 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Simpson, composer, Henry Jackman, composer, Junkie XL, composer, moderator Jason Bentley, music director, KCRW (Photo: Arnold Turner) Dealing with the expectations, frequent mixed messages and huge budgets of Hollywood studios requires ...

  13. 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 . ...

  14. Backbeat: Regina Spektor Dazzles Crowd at Invite-Only KCRW Taping

    August 20, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Anne Regina Interview 015: KCRW DJ Anne Litt interviewing Regina Spektor on stage following her performance. (Photo: Larry Hershowitz) Last week, Regina Spektor spent her Wednesday night at veteran producer/mixer/engineer Bob Clearmountain 's ...

  15. Album Reviews: Rob Zombie, Gloriana, Jesse Harris, and the 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT METAL ROB ZOMBIE "Mondo Sex Head" Producers: various Universal Music Enterprises Release Date: Aug. 7 Assembled by music director Jason Bentley of the tastemaking Santa Monica, Calif., noncommercial station KCRW, "Mondo Sex Head&quo ...

  16. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Avicii Tour Slammed As Overly Ambitious (At Best) at EDMBiz

    June 08, 2012 4:42 PM EDT It was the Swedish elephant in the room: Amid conversations about the explosive success of dance music and the industry's bright future, Avicii's floundering Le7els Tour was on the minds of many at Insomniac's EDMbiz conference. And ...

  20. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  21. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  22. Backbeat: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform New Album For Vagrant, KCRW-Filled Crowd

    April 09, 2012 1:22 PM EDT KCRW DJ Liza Richardson, center, was host of a concert performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The newly expanded band comprises, from left, Josh Collazo, Stewart Cole, Aaron Arnz, Seth Ford Young, Mark Noseworthy, Richardson, Alex Eb ...

  23. W, Coke Extend DJ Lab Partnership

    March 28, 2012 12:12 PM EDT W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. At first, the match doesn't seem entirely natural: W Hotels, the international hotelier that hangs its hat on its art and culture positioning; and burn energy drink, distributed by Co ...

  24. KCRW Names Bentley Music Director

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Bentley, longtime KCRW/Santa Monica, Calif., DJ of the evening show "Metropolis," will take over the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show starting Dec. 1 and has been named the station's music director. "This is a wo ...