Steve Aoki

  1. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who else shakes up the Hot 100 this week? - Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do&q ...

  2. Top 40 Radio's Complicated Road to Success – and Failure

    August 18, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Five years ago, when CBS launched top 40 stations in New York and Los Angeles, they staked out a very narrow piece of turf between mainstream and rhythmic top 40, a format that was itself a one-time halfway point between top 40 and R&B radio. ...

  3. Kanye West to Headline Both Made in America Festivals; Iggy Azalea Added to L.A. Bill

    July 16, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Looks like Kanye West will be headlining both coasts of Budweiser Made In America next month when it expands to Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia on Aug. 30 and 31. Also newly announced to the L.A. lineup is Iggy Azalea, who will play the West C ...

  4. #Selfie Made Men: Chainsmokers Draw Interest from Across the Industry

    May 13, 2014 12:35 PM EDT DJ duo behind this spring's surprise dance hit inks seven-figure contracts. This article was first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The overnight success of The Chainsmokers is a testament to the power of social media&# ...

  5. Electric Zoo Unveils Security Reforms, Required PSA; Aoki, van Buuren on Review Board

    April 24, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Electric Zoo, the annual EDM festival owned by SFX Entertainment, has announced a slew of new security reforms for its 2014 edition, which the dance conglomerate holds on New York's Randall's Island, the last day of which was cancelled ...

  6. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 16, 2014 10:14 PM EDT When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are bett ...

  7. RadioShack CCMO Jennifer Warren Talks Company's Revamp with Music, Plans for Latin Market (Q&A)

    March 28, 2014 1:43 PM EDT For a while there, everyone thought RadioShack was growing a bit stale. But following a major management change in 2013, the brand is back with a new focus on music -- evidenced through campaigns featuring the likes of Robin Thicke and Steve Aoki ...

  8. 'Harlem Shake' 2.0? '#Selfie' Is Going Viral With Slick Marketing

    March 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST This article first appeared in the March 8th issue of Billboard Magazine. You can buy it here , and subscribe right here . The “selfie” has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The C ...

  9. SFX Enters Ticketing Business with $16.2 Million Acquisition of Europe's Paylogic

    December 03, 2013 8:01 AM EST In a continuation of its digital expansion, SFX Entertainment has entered into the live event ticketing business with the acquisition of European ticketing company Paylogic. SFX has purchased 75% of Paylogic for about $16.2 million. The ticketi ...

  10. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

  11. SFX's Inaugural US Launch of TomorrowWorld Draws 140K Without Incident

    September 30, 2013 2:57 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks ­-- some of them self-imposed. TomorrowWorld is the biggest play so far for ...

  12. Miley Cyrus Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart in Wake of 'Wrecking Ball' Video Debut

    September 19, 2013 5:59 PM EDT This week on the Social 50 chart, Miley Cyrus hits No. 1 for the first time while Linkin Park returns thanks to a 3D game. Cyrus becomes the 16th artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the young chart, thanks to the debut of her “Wrecking Ball” music ...

  13. Radioshack Taps 'Blurred Lines,' Steve Aoki, Michael Phelps to Remind Consumers It Still Exists (From the Magazine)

    September 03, 2013 1:51 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HERE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE Last April, before Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" soared to the top of the charts, RadioShack was ahead of the game ...

  14. Andy Van, Australian EDM Veteran, Launches Music App for iPad

    July 02, 2013 4:58 AM EDT Australian EDM artist and label chief Andy Van has enjoyed a thumping career. He’s had a No. 1 in the U.K. with his act Madison Avenue, his international touring career is going strong with his current group Vandalism, and the label he co-founde ...

  15. Prime Social Launches Breakaway Fests With Bassnectar, Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, Others (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang Clan, Matt & Kim among those playing stadiums in Columbus, Dallas The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival concept, produced by rising young promoters Prime Social, will launch with two ne ...

  16. Machinima, Ultra Detail Partnership In Upfront Pitch To Advertisers

    April 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT At its first “upfront” event for advertisers in New York on Wednesday, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima touted the buying power and influence of the 13-to-34-year-old males who view, share and create the network’s highly watched video gam ...

  17. 2013 Grammy Awards: Indies Continue to Make A Major Impact

    December 21, 2012 11:03 AM EST If Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, Babel (Glassnote Records), takes home the Grammy for album of the year on Feb. 10, it will mark the fifth year in a row an indie act has won the top prize, if you count indies by ownership. The run bega ...

  18. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  19. Amy Doyle

    November 28, 2012 6:51 PM EST Executive VP of Music and Talent, MTV Across All Screens The mtvU Woodie Awards relaunched in March as a live event during South by Southwest with a live stream of performances from Steve Aoki, Kimbra, Chiddy Bang and others. "That's a g ...

  20. Ultra Music's YouTube Channel Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Moxey Calls Video Streaming 'Serious Revenue Source'

    November 28, 2012 8:00 AM EST Dance-music powerhouse Ultra Music will announce later today that its YouTube channel has reached 1 million subscribers, making it the No. 1 independent label channel on the site, and No. 11 channel overall. The milestone comes on the heels of the ...

  21. Morning Fix: Big CMA Wins for Blake and Miranda; Alt J's Mercury Prize; Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 02, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BLAKE SHELTON, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN WIN BIG AT CMA AWARDS: Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved ...

  22. 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 . ...

  23. Backbeat: Martin Solvieg, Big Beat Label Team, Headbands Hit Electric Zoo

    September 07, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The Big Beat label team at Electric Zoo clad in matching "Smash" headbands in homage to Martin Solveig's latest album. From right: Blake Foster, Digital Marketing Coordinator: Liz Miller, General Manager; Jordan Frazes, Publicity Ma ...

  24. The Takeover of EDM

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT A look at the newest (and possibly next) big buys for Sillerman's growing EDM empire. There's no shortage of independent companies in EDM: For the self-sufficient industry, they're the rule, not the exception. Now, Robert F.X. Sille ...

  25. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  26. Exclusive: Tiesto, SiriusXM to Launch Radio Show Contest For College Students

    August 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Tiësto and SiriusXM are collaborating on an upcoming contest that would give a select number of college students the opportunity to host their own one-hour radio show on the Dutch DJ's Club Life Radio channel, with a final winner handed a mon ...

  27. Morning Fix: Liberty Vs. SiriusXM, DJs Stump for Obama, Deezer Comes To Asia

    August 15, 2012 8:25 AM EDT MTV Unveils Artist.MTV Pages, Tries to Catch MySpace Napping If a re-launched MySpace isn't going to be the online destination for musicians it once promised to be, maybe MTV is up for the job. MTV today unveiled its long-awaited Artists.MTV ...

  28. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'

    August 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Ultra Music and Ultra Music Festival (UMF) will announce today that they are joining forces in what is being called a "global alliance," Billboard.biz has learned. The two companies will form one of the most powerful independent entities ...

  29. Robert F.X. Sillerman Expands EDM Assets, Acquires DayGlow

    August 02, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Billionaire entertainment mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman announced in early June that he'd be making a return to the live entertainment industry, and today he made his second purchase toward that end, acquiring Dayglow productions, which goes by ...

  30. Tiesto, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia Top Forbes' 'Highest-Paid DJ's' List

    August 02, 2012 10:19 AM EDT Forbes today unveiled its list of the ten highest-paid DJ's in world electronic dance music. Dubbing them the "Electronic Cash Kings," the list tabulates the money each DJ made in the past 12 months, with Dutch dance master Tiësto t ...

  31. Exclusive: Tomorrowland, YouTube Create Tomorrowland TV

    July 16, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Tomorrowland, the fantasy-themed Belgian electronic dance music (EDM) festival is joining forces with YouTube to create Tomorrowland TV, Billboard.biz has learned. The first-of-its-kind live-stream-meets-produced-program will run globally on YouTu ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. The Branding of EDM: Pepsi, Absolut, Trident, Samsung, Others Make DJs Their Spokesmen

    July 02, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The night of the 2012 summer solstice, June 20, marked a turning point for the electronic dance music scene (EDM). On that night in New York, three of the genre's biggest celebrities-Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingross ...

  34. Electronic Dance Music Making Strides With Product Tie-Ins

    June 27, 2012 8:20 PM EDT The night of the 2012 summer solstice, June 20, marked a turning point for the electronic dance music scene (EDM). On that night in New York, three of the genre's biggest celebrities - Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingro ...

  35. Sunset Strip Music Fest to Honor The Doors

    June 14, 2012 11:22 AM EDT CIRCA 1970 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival will commemorate the career and legacy of iconic rock band the Doors, event organizers said Wednesday. Marilyn Manson is set to headline the outdoor street ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 & ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Billboard Power 100: Paul Rosenberg

    January 26, 2012 9:59 PM EST No. 62 Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder/CEO Shady Records/Goliath Artists Management Twitter: @Bunyan71 Big-Shot Caller... Even without his high-powered partners, clients, friends and business interests, the 6-and-a-half-foot tall Paul Rosenberg would be ...

  43. Chart Moves: Van Halen's 'Tattoo' Debuts, Train's Chart 'Drive,' the Wanted Arrives

    January 20, 2012 7:30 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reporte d , Rihanna reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. The song becomes of one just 11 by lead female artists to rack at least 10 frames o ...

  44. Urban Power List: Paul Rosenberg

    January 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder, Shady Records CEO, Goliath Artist Management Website: ShadyRecords.com Twitter: @bunyan71 Mr. Big Thirteen years ago, Paul Rosenberg appeared in a skit on Eminem's debut album, The Slim Shady LP , in which the " ...

  45. Morning Heds: If Adele Was On A Major, The EDM Cruise, Is Spotify's Ek Really That Important?

    January 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Would Adele have been as successful if she was signed to a major label? The Guardian Adele is an exceptional artist, but she has also been nurtured by her indie label, but would a major label have done the same? Del Rey strikes deal with Next Mode ...

  46. Dim Mak, Downtown Sign Joint Venture

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dim Mak Records, the label founded by celebrity DJ Steve Aoki, has signed joint venture with Downtown Records. According to a statement, Downtown will provide Dim Mak with infrastructure and marketing support. Downtown's roster includes Gnarl ...