A memorial for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who died earlier this month at age 49, is set for May 23 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium. The memorial, which will be open to the public, is set to last four hours.
Rock band Vampire Weekend is winging its way to a second No. 1 album next week. Its new 'Modern Vampires of the City' album, released yesterday (May 14), may sell around 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, which could mark the act's second No. 1, following its last release, 2010's 'Contra.'
Jamie Rosenberg, Google's Vice President of Digital Content, spoke with Billboard.biz shortly after the company's unveiling of its All Access music service to talk about why music is important to the technology giant and whether Apple users can look forward to seeing a version of All Access on iOS.
Michael Giacchino conducted the world premiere of his music from “Star Trek Into Darkness” as part of Varèse Sarabande Records 35th anniversary concert May 11 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif.
The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-coming rapper Joey Bada$$, dance crew iLuminate and more that will be revealed in the days to come.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Selena Gomez scores her first top 10 with "Come & Get It" and Mariah Carey debuts at No. 24 with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel.
Google unveiled its All Access on-demand music service at its I/O developer conference. It will charge $9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial; people who sign up by the end of June will be charged $7.99 per month.
On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has struck a multi-territory deal for Foresight Unlimited’s Neil Bogart biopic "Spinning Gold," headlining Justin Timberlake as the infamous record executive who was closely aligned with the rise of disco.