Santigold

  1. M.I.A. Signs With Roc Nation Management

    May 24, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Sri Lankan MC M.I.A. has signed with Roc Nation management, the company announced on its website today. Backbeat: Rihanna, Deadmau5 Play Roc Nation/Three Six Zero Grammy Afterparty; Execs Get Down She joins a potent and growing lineup that include ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Santigold Signs With Roc Nation Management

    March 14, 2011 2:47 PM EDT Santigold has signed a management deal with Roc Nation, a rep for the company confirmed to Billboard today. "It's official! Made the change to Roc Nation Management!!!" the ecclectic singer/rapper, who recently gave five lucky Billb ...

  4. Converse Teams With Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Footwear brand Converse is releasing the first of its music collaborations featuring U.K. acts today (Oct. 6). It is part of a year-long campaign centered around British talent. The first track features Bernard Sumner from New Order and Bad Lieute ...

  5. Update: Electronic Music Festival Hard L.A. Canceled

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hard L.A., the electronic music festival scheduled for July 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, has been canceled, a representative for the event has confirmed. Published reports suggest the event was called off due to security concerns. &q ...

  6. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  7. @MIDEM: Brands Reveal Music Strategies

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Brands were the focus for several of the panels at the MIDEM music conference in Cannes, with executives from Converse, NASCAR, Carhartt and PepsiCo revealing details of their music strategies. Sonic branding agency Banshee Music, based in Wiscons ...

  8. Music & Advertising: Breaking Acts Into Spots

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How little known U.S. acts or international acts are put into commercials was tackled at Thursday's concluding panel at Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference in New York. Tips on breaking in? Panelists' ...

  9. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  10. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" so ...

  11. Liverpool SoundCity Returns, Offers Free Festival Slots

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music festival and conference, Liverpool SoundCity will return to the "European Capital of Culture" May 20 - 23 and is offering artists the chance to apply for the festival at no cost until Jan. 30. SoundCity made its debut in May 2008, ...

  12. The Year In Music & Touring: Indie Musicians See Mixed Returns In Ad Campaigns

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST For most of the summer, Santi White, who records as Santogold, gazed down at the New York Billboard offices from a Converse ad hung high above Astor Place. Her image and her songs seemed to be inescapable-during the course of the last year, she pr ...

  13. New Jay-Z Song Leaks, Old Videos Go Mobile

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z fans have both new and old music to enjoy this week. "Brooklyn (Go Hard)," the rapper's collaboration with Santogold from the "Notorious" soundtrack, leaked online yesterday (Dec. 1), while nine vintage Jay-Z videos ...

  14. Common Album Gets December Release Date

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Common has announced Dec. 9 as the new release date for his forthcoming Geffen album, "Universal Mind Control." The set was originally expected in July. Two songs, "Announcement" and "Universal Mind Control" both of w ...

  15. Bjork's 'Wanderlust' Triumphs At Inaugural U.K. Music Video Awards

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Icelandic alternative act Bjork made her mark at the inaugural U.K. Music Video Awards (MVAs) taking out three categories for her visionary video for 'Wanderlust' (One Little Indian). The seven-minute video, directed by American team Enc ...

  16. TFD Music Opens

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing and The Film Department (TFD) announced the formation of a new film music company and partnership, TFD Music. Through the partnership, Downtown Publishing will serve as the exclusive, worldwide administrator for the TFD M ...

  17. Pharrell, Casablancas, Santogold Onboard With Converse

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Converse will launch a new music-focused ad campaign Tuesday (June 10) with the release of a track meant to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the brand. The song, "My Drive Thru," was produced by Pharrell Williams of NERD and feature ...

  18. Can Newcomer Santogold Transcend Hipster Acclaim?

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take a stroll down Broadway in New York near the Billboard offices or wander down an alley in Austin, and you're likely to see some fresh graffiti. Spray-painted in gold letter on sidewalks and alleyway doors is a simple declaration: "I ...

  19. Eclectic Songstress Santogold Readies Debut

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic songstress-MC Santogold previewed her debut self-titled album--a 12 collection that mixes everything from pop, punk, goth, electronica, reggae to R&B--last night (April 3) for Billboard.biz. The set drops April 29 via Downtown/ADA. Pr ...

  20. Franz Ferdinand, Sigor Ros, Interpol Lead Latitude

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand, Sigor Ros and Interpol are among the major names booked to play at the leftfield U.K. festival Latitude. Others acts confirmed on the bill are Death Cab For Cutie, Elbow, the Breeders, Amadou and Mariam, and M.I.A. The third annua ...

  21. Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Proms

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC today revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second Electric Proms festival in London. DJ and remixer Mark Ronson and Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed for this year's Electric Proms, whic ...

  22. Jay-Z Touring To Spread Water Crisis Awareness

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV documentary on issue will air Nov. 24. Def Jam president Jay-Z will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life," which will air Nov. 24 on MTV stations w ...