Las Vegas

  1. 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 ...

  2. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  3. How iHome Became the Title Sponsor for Live Nation's Identity Fest

    July 11, 2012 4:10 PM EDT A screen shot of the iHome-sponsored Identity Festival website banner. After a respectable 2011 debut that sold 150,000 tickets over 19 dates behind headliners like Kaskade and Skrillex, Live Nation's touring Identity Festival is back for a s ...

  4. Caetano Veloso Named Latin Recording Academy's 2012 Person of the Year

    July 10, 2012 12:39 PM EDT Caetano Veloso, one of Brazil's most iconic recording artists, will be feted as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy. Veloso will be honored during a dinner Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, on the eve of the 2012 annual Latin Grammy awa ...

  5. Swedish House Mafia Show in Dublin Marred By Nine Stabbings, One Death

    July 09, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Swedish House Mafia's farewell tour took an unfortunate turn Saturday night, as a performance in Dublin's Phoenix Park resulted in nine stabbings and one fatality from a suspected drug overdose. Irish police arrested Raymond Donnan, 22, ...

  6. iHeartRadio Festival Returns With Headliners Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Usher

    July 09, 2012 10:51 AM EDT Clear Channel's inaugural two-day dance through Las Vegas last year was dubbed "the biggest live music event in radio history," and they're bringing back the moniker again this year, with headliners that span the breadth of pop ...

  7. Univision to Keep Latin Grammys Through 2018

    June 27, 2012 4:42 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy and Univision have signed a six-year deal that will keep the Latin Grammys on the Spanish-language network until 2018, according to LARAS officials. The Latin Grammys, scheduled to air later this year on Nov. 15, will a ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. James Rosemond Admits to Tupac Shakur 1994 Shooting Involvement: Report

    June 26, 2012 7:45 AM EDT The mystery of the shooting that launched a coast-to-coast hip-hop feud may finally be over. James Rosemond, also known as "Jimmy Henchman," has reportedly admitted his involvement in a 1994 assault on Tupac Shakur that left the rapper s ...

  10. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Denies Responsibility For Two Deaths

    June 18, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Organizers of a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas don't think the deaths of two revelers last week will threaten the event's future there. Erika Raney, spokeswoman for Electric Daisy Carnival producer Insomniac, said her company g ...

  13. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  14. EDMBiz: Disco Donnie Estopinal on Selling Out to Robert F.X. Sillerman: 'I've Got a Lot of Money Right Now'

    June 10, 2012 8:58 AM EDT Day two of the EDMBiz conference highlighted a fundamental divide within the dance music industry -- perhaps one of the oldest in the business of making art: To sell out, or not to sell out. With the news that longtime party promoter Donnie Estopi ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  20. Backbeat: Magnum Party With Natasha Bedingfield Kicks Off Billboard Awards Weekend at Body English

    May 19, 2012 5:11 PM EDT As Billboard's second annual Battle of the Bands wound down last night (May 18), Magnum Ice Cream kept the Billboard Music Awards energy revved up with its private party-featuring Natasha Bedingfield-at Hard Rock Hotel club Body English. The ...

  21. Patent Pending Win Battle of the the Bands, Will Perform on Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2012 6:29 AM EDT With pop-punk hooks, fist pumps aplenty and some fancy footwork, Patent Pending, an impossibly high energy "rag-tag bunch jerks" from Long Island, NY, earned a golden ticket to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20 ...

  22. Watch the Billboard Battle of the Bands (Live Stream)

    May 18, 2012 10:45 PM EDT The Billboard Battle of the Bands begins at 8 pm (PT) with six of the country's best and most talented unsigned acts as voted on by Billboard readers, one from each of six regions: Saints of Valory (Southwest), Savannah Outen (Northwest), Tak ...

  23. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  24. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  25. 2012 Billboard Music Awards -- Now With More Social Media

    May 17, 2012 5:27 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards returned to prime-time TV after a four-year hiatus in 2011 and received a massive reception from both music fans and industry alike. The show was the highest-rated program of the evening with the three-hour telecast aver ...

  26. Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

    May 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked together, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 87. Breslin collapsed at his hotel in Nice, France, on Wednesday ...

  27. MTV Tr3s Schedules New Shows, "Unplugged" and "Making the Video" Specials

    May 15, 2012 1:44 PM EDT MTV Tr3s executives have announced plans for new programs including a reality show by singer/actress Dulce Maria, "Unplugged" shows and "Making the Video" specials, according to network officials. The bilingual and bicultural n ...

  28. Whitney Houston to be Honored at Billboard Music Awards With Tribute by Jordin Sparks & John Legend

    May 15, 2012 1:03 PM EDT Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), it was announced Tuesday. Houston's daughter, Bobb ...

  29. Katy Perry Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2012 2:36 PM EDT Katy Perry is the latest addition to a growing list of superstar performers taking the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. The pop star will be debuting her ne ...

  30. Chris Brown to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 12, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Chris Brown has been added to the list of superstars set to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Previously announced performers include Justin Bieber, Carrie ...

  31. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  32. Stevie Wonder to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2012 6:05 PM EDT This year's Billboard Icon Award is going to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Stevie Wonder. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand A ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 01, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado have joined the growing list of superstar performers set to dazzle the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. Adele, Lil&# ...

  35. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  36. CeeLo Green Set To Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 27, 2012 6:35 PM EDT CeeLo Green, the genre-bending singer-songwriter, has been added to the growing list of performers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. At a press conference held Friday (April 27) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer - ...

  37. 'Modern Family' Duo Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell to Host Billboard Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 7:20 AM EDT Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, who play the uptight mom and goofball dad on the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," have been tapped to host the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billb ...

  38. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 1:49 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at ...

  39. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal Announce 15-city U.S. Tour

    April 20, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Singers Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal, three major artists in Mexican music, are heading to 15 cities as part of a U.S. tour that kicks off June 22 in Washington, D.C., the artists announced during a press conference in Los Angele ...

  40. Chart Moves: Kanye West's 'Mercy' Makes Its Move on Hot 100, 'Voice's' Juliet Simms Debuts

    April 19, 2012 10:10 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Gotye tops the Billboard Hot 100 as his debut entry "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra) lifts 2-1, and the "Glee" cast notches its record-extending milestone 200th Ho ...

  41. 'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency

    April 19, 2012 9:13 PM EDT "American Idol" season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will return to the city where he first auditioned for the show that made him famous: Las Vegas. The Birmingham, Alabama native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Hotel ...

  42. Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, The Wanted to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 19, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Music Awards are shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind event: Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted are the first performers announced for the May 20 show, which will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas f ...

  43. Adele, Rihanna, Lil Wayne Lead 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 19, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on May 20. See The Complete List of Finalists Here Adele takes the lead as a finalist ...

  44. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps three slots this week, easily overtaking Adele's ...

  45. Tupac's Rebirth As a Hologram Was 'Genius,' Says Nas

    April 17, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The hologram of Tupac Shakur that appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during their headlining set at Coachella on Sunday night (Apr. 15) has provoked mixed reactions, but Nas -- who discusses his relationship with Tupac on his "Behind T ...

  46. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  47. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  48. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Attending Induction

    April 11, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday (Apr. 14), and has asked to ha ...

  49. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Hot Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on 126 of the chart's 131 reporting station ...

  50. 'The Lion King' Is Now Broadway's All-Time Highest-Grossing Show

    April 09, 2012 1:09 PM EDT Very quietly, almost stealthily, a new king has been inaugurated on Broadway. Box office figures to be released later Monday show that "The Lion King" last week swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from &quo ...

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