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  1. Rick Rubin Talks Punk Rock Hip-Hop, the Advantage of Big Companies in Rare Interview

    June 24, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Recently, legendary producer Rick Rubin sat down for a rare hour-long interview with BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe at his Shangri-La studio in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning mastermind behind such canonical records as Beastie Boys' " ...

  2. Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York Announces Lineup, Schedule

    March 06, 2014 12:17 PM EST Last May, Red Bull Music Academy took over New York City with a month of innovative workshops, live performances, and lectures that showcased both established and emerging artists. Almost a year later, RBMA is back with the inaugural Red Bull Musi ...

  3. David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Gets 3-CD Reissue

    October 01, 2013 12:30 AM EDT David Bowie’s Mercury Prize-nominated album "The Next Day" will be reissued next month as a three-disc collector’s edition with a handful of previously-unreleased tracks. The set, called “The Next Day Extra,” includes the original 14-t ...

  4. James Murphy On His New (McIntosh) Sound System, Producing Arcade Fire, a Music Industry 'That Makes Zero Sense'

    July 24, 2013 12:41 AM EDT James Murphy finally has his own very own (LCD) sound system. The DFA Records co-founder has teamed up with home entertainment company McIntosh Laboratory for Despacio, a custom-built sound system that he debuted at the U.K.’s Manchester Inter ...

  5. DFA Label Documentary Short Celebrating 12th Anniversary Released (Watch)

    May 08, 2013 10:00 AM EDT DFA Records is now on a small screen near you (actually, below). Today, the Red Bull Music Academy released a 12-minute documentary short entitled “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA” that examines the history of NYC’s inf ...

  6. '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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  9. Creators Project San Fran Draws 25K, Will.I.Am, James Murphy, YYYs, More

    March 19, 2012 8:51 AM EDT San Francisco's Fort Mason where the Creators Project took place. (Photo by Bryan Derballa) Intel and VICE launched the third season of their world-touring "The Creators Project" in San Francisco Saturday and Sunday, drawing about 2 ...

  10. Great GoogaMooga Festival Comes To Brooklyn

    March 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Superfly Presents, the organization behind the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands music and arts festivals, is branching out to Brooklyn to bring a new food, drink and music festival to Prospect Park. Called The Great GoogaMooga, the festival will feature ...

  11. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse Headline Governors Ball Fest

    February 21, 2012 2:24 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Santigold, Major Lazer, Chromeo and Speci ...

  12. Gorillaz/Andre 3000/LCD's James Murphy's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:53 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 300 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  13. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. "DoYaThing" will be relea ...

  14. Why Young Music Fans Buy Vinyl -- and the Apps That Can Help Them

    January 26, 2012 5:00 AM EST As someone who spends lots of time thinking about the future of music as an app phenomenon, it might surprise you that I do a lot of my listening on vinyl records. I'm not alone - reports abound of vinyl's surging sales numbers over the ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  17. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Rocks Paper Mag's Nightlife Awards With Spectacular Set

    September 28, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Mary J. Blige performs at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York Tuesday night (Photo: Rebecca Smeyne) There was no hateration at Paper Magazine's 7th Annual Nightlife Awards on Tuesday night, where all things nightlife were celebrat ...

  18. Billboard Pro's D.I.Y. 50 Indie Labels (Part II)

    August 15, 2011 12:00 PM EDT This is part II of our 50 Best Indie Labels in America piece. To read part I, click here. Indie-tastic: Billboard Pro breaks down 50 American indie labels. 26. RVNG Intl. Pronounced "revenge," this boutique electronic label drops careful ...

  19. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  20. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:08 AM EDT The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion i ...

  21. Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Among Webby Award Winners

    June 14, 2011 6:00 AM EDT Not every honoree stuck to the five-word-speech limit at the 15th annual Webby Awards, held Monday night in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Will Ferrell and his Funny or Die co-founders Adam McKay and Chris Henchy went way over the limit, wi ...

  22. Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry'

    May 18, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry' The blurb on the back cover pretty much says it all: "Reading this book won't make you any happier about spending four hundred bucks to go to a rock s ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Big Day Out Touring Fest's Line-Up Unveiled

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Rammstein, Iggy and the Stooges, M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem lead a formidable line-up for the 2011 Australasian Big Day Out touring festival, details for which were announced today (Sept. 28). Among the big-name domestic contingent will be Gr ...

  25. Popkomm: The Industry Reaction

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm received mixed reviews from the biz after drawing to a close on Friday (Sept. 10) evening. The organizers put out some attendance figures and said it had been a success, following the year off in 2009. The majors were only represented with ...

  26. M.I.A., LCD, Pavement, Ludacris Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, T.I., and Ludacris are among the acts booked at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The announcement was made this morning by ...

  27. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  28. NME Radio Taken Off DAB, Digital TV

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT NME Radio will no longer be broadcast on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio or via digital TV. The network, which plays alternative rock, will continue via the NME.com website. But the departure from the two digital platforms is a blow for the ...

  29. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 rece ...

  30. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third full-length "Glee" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The Rolling Stones' reissue of "Exile on Main St." re-enters the ...

  31. The Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles, Muse, Phish, the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of H ...

  32. Ellie Goulding Joins Nike Team

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent U.K. chart-topper Ellie Goulding has teamed up with international sportswear company Nike for an innovative fitness and music promotion. Titled “Ellie Runs,” the promotion will see Goulding -- who scored a U.K. No. 1 with her debut studio s ...

  33. Massive Attack, Muse Confirmed For Fuji Rock Fest

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Japan's leading one-location music event, Fuji Rock Festival, has announced some of the main headliners for its 14th edition, to be held July 30 to Aug. 1. The lead acts announced so far include Massive Attack, Muse, Ian Brown, Air, Vampire W ...

  34. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  35. 6 Questions With Michaelangelo L'Acqua

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT W Hotels Worldwide has just appointed Michaelangelo L'Acqua as the hotel chain's first global music director, assigning him the task of creating partnerships with labels, curating the company's compilation CDs and finding other ways ...

  36. Devo Suit Up For Action At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is "back in a serious way" and is spreading the word to that effect this week at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference. "It was now or never," Gerald Casale told Billboard.biz during a press conference on Thu ...

  37. Scotland's Hydro Connect Fest Rests In 2009

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish promoter DF Concerts has announced that boutique festival Hydro Connect will take a break in 2009, in the face of growing economic pressure from the global credit crunch. In a statement released by the Glasgow-based promoter, "very h ...

  38. Elbow's 'Kid' Named Critics' Choice

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music critics have chosen Elbow's "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Universal) as the best album of 2008, according to an aggregate poll of polls. The listing was compiled by U.K. market leading entertainment retailer HMV, based o ...

  39. William Morris Agency Forms Electronic Division

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency will expand its electronic music roster through a new joint venture with British DJ Pete Tong. New York-based booking agent Joel Zimmerman will head up the new division, dubbed William Morris Electronic. Under the new div ...

  40. Canadian Indie Award Noms Announced

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The nominees for the 2008 Indie Awards taking place during Canadian Music Week have been announced and include rising stars like Tokyo Police Club, critical darlings Besnard Lakes and a hall of fame induction for veteran rockers Lowest of the Low. ...

  41. EMI, DJdownload.com Strike Pact

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has licensed its catalog to U.K. specialist digital dance music store DJdownload.com, becoming the first major to do so. Through the deal, unveiled today, EMI will offer its repertoire in MP3 format, including works released on celebrate ...

  42. Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem Make Touring Team

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire has tapped LCD Soundsystem to open the fall leg of its North American tour, which begins Sept. 17 at Red Rocks outside Denver. The excursion's only other confirmed date is Sept. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, though ...

  43. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  44. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  45. Modest Mouse Debuts At No. 1

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, mor ...

  46. Ultra Music Fest Sales Strong

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the ninth annual Ultra Music Festival right around the corner, co-founder/executive producer Russell Faibish says ticket sales for the March 23-24 event at Miami's Bicentennial Park are right on track. "[Both days] are looking to se ...

  47. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  48. Yellowcard To Debut Single In Video Game

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Game due Sept. 13, band's record expected early '06. With "Burnout Revenge," gaming powerhouse Electronic Arts continues to shine the light on emerging, as well as proven, acts. But the game, due Sept. 13, goes one step further ...