1. Grammy Breakdown By Label: Majors Sweep Major Awards, Indies Have Strong Collective Showing

    February 09, 2015 4:08 PM EST 0 1 0 At the Grammys on Sunday evening, major labels won big across the most popular genres, and Universal Music Group nudged out Sony Music for the most wins -- 13 to 12 -- across 50 recorded music categories. Major label-associated companies brought in ...

  2. Taylor Swift & Aphex Twin Get a Surprisingly Good Mashup Album by David Rees

    October 26, 2014 5:54 PM EDT Taylor Swift and Aphex Twin both will have two of the most anticipated albums of the year, but in totally, completely, utterly different realms. Now you can hear them together in a new mashup album created by cartoonist and TV personality David Re ...

  3. Aphex Twin, Erasure Return to Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 2:10 PM EDT After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro . The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen ...

  4. Microsoft Buys Mojang, Company Behind Massive 'Minecraft'

    September 15, 2014 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones. The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-b ...

  5. Hear Aphex Twin’s Fantastic, Absurdly Titled New Song

    September 04, 2014 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first new Aphex Twin album in 13 years is finally becoming a reality. Richard D. James just released the first track from new LP Syro , the cryptically titled, five-minute song "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]." Musically, the ne ...

  6. Aphex Twin on Kanye West: 'He Tried to F---ing Rip Me Off'

    August 26, 2014 12:31 PM EDT 5 0 1 Richard D. James -- aka Aphex Twin -- is primed to release his first proper album in 13 years. With SYRO due out Sept. 23 via Warp, James has completed a lengthy interview with  Pitchfork , which the site posted some excerpts from . Among the juicie ...

  7. Behind the (Unheard) Music: Is Aphex Twin Poised for a Grammy Nod?

    August 21, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Aphex Twin , the obscure electronic music artist (real name: Richard D. James ) who has been teasing his next album on blimps, street graffiti and via the "deep web," will release his first album in 13 years on Sept. 23 through Warp ...

  8. Aphex Twin Reveals New Album 'Syro' Via Underground Internet

    August 18, 2014 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 So that's what that blimp was about. Two days after flying an enigmatic blimp over London , Aphex Twin revealed he's releasing his first new album in 13 years, entitled Syro . Richard D. James made the announcement via Tor, a sort of under ...

  9. Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Roll Out Another New Album, Release Single ‘DBF’: Listen

    May 30, 2014 6:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Strike when the iron’s hot. That’s exactly what Brian Eno and Karl Hyde have done.  When the electronic music masters released a debut collaborative album earlier this month, “Someday World,” they found they were still smoking hot. So they struck ag ...

  10. Kanye West Playlist: Recommended If You Like 'Yeezus'

    June 17, 2013 10:34 AM EDT Call it "Yeezus" shock. A couple of spins into the dense and visceral new opus from Kanye West, god of French lamps and pastries alike, and it hits you: Nothing else in your iTunes library can quite follow it up. Kanye West is nothing i ...

  11. Boards of Canada Return with ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’

    April 30, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Boards of Canada are breaking an extremely long drought with confirmation today of a new album, “Tomorrow’s Harvest." The influential electronic duo, comprising Scottish sibling producers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, announced their ...

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  13. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  14. Disco Biscuits' Camp Bisco Downsizes in 2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT It seems like U.S. rock festivals have been on a super-sizing frenzy. The typically three-day Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., played out over two weekends in April and just added a pair of Caribbean cruises in December. On the other side of t ...

  15. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral sta ...

  16. Duck Sauce's 'Big Bad Wolf': 2011's Most Disturbing Video

    October 25, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's more frightening than anything you'll see this Halloween? Dance duo Duck Sauce's new video for "Big Bad Wolf," which leans closer to the always disturbing Aphex Twin clip for "Come to Daddy" than Duck Sauce& ...

  17. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced he Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance ...

  18. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival ...

  19. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, ...

  20. ENSEMBLE, "Ensemble"

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ensemble is the moniker of Montreal composer Olivier Alary, an artist who garnered recognition after he signed with Fat Cat earlier this decade. Ensemble is the moniker of Montreal composer Olivier Alary, an artist who garnered recognition after he ...

  21. New Order, Strokes, Cure Rock For 'Marie Antoinette'

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Marie Antoinette set France on its ear in the 1770s, but the upcoming film about her life features a decidedly more modern soundtrack. Marie Antoinette set France on its ear in the 1770s, but the upcoming film about her life features a decidedly mor ...

  22. AIM Recruits Warp Exec

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independent Music. Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independen ...

  23. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock a ...

  24. Billboard Bits: All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin Ween, the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Mudhoney and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will each curate a night of music as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties' the United Sounds of ATP event. The shows ...

  25. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2 ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Mudvayne, Jam Cruise 3, Aphex Twin

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Mudvayne, Jam Cruise, Aphex Twin Hard rock act Mudvayne will unveil material from its next Epic album, "Lost and Found," on its upcoming North American tour. The trek begins Jan. 29 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Feb. 17 at New Y ...

  27. WarpVision: The Videos 1989-2004

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate its 15th birthday, influential British independent label Warp has compiled its first DVD collection spotlighting the label's rich, wickedly twisted and often groundbreaking video history. To celebrate its 15th birthday, influential ...

  28. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the ...

  29. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da House ...

  30. Aussie Big Day Out Sets Star-Packed Lineup

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature the Strokes, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, the Dandy Warhols and the Mars Volta alongside previously a The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tou ...

  31. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham ...

  32. L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties Fest Postponed

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, originally set for June 20-22, has been postponed until the fall. A spokesperson says ticket sales had been "sluggish" for the alt The Los Angeles edition of the Al ...

  33. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD REC ...

  34. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. 100th Window , Massive Attack 2. Ultra. Dance 03 , Johnny Vicious 3. 26 Mixes For Cash , Aphex Twin 4. Original Pirate Material , The Streets 5. Un Amore (One Love) , The Sicilians Featuring Angelo Venuto News Aphex Twin ...

  35. 26 Mixes for Cash

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is nothing if not prolific, but the girth of the double-disc collection 26 Mixes for Cash may be imposing even to hardcore fans. Compil ...

  36. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). ...

  37. First Acts Announced For L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival is starting to take shape, with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead, the Breeders, the Boredoms, Nek The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edi ...

  38. Twoism

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Twoism began life as a small, vinyl-only independent offering in 1995 on Boards of Canada's Music70 label, swelling into a sought-after eBay item by the end of the decade. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Twoism began life as a small, vinyl-only independe ...

  39. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artis ...

  40. Lineup Unveiled For Next All Tomorrow's Parties

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for April 4-6 in Camber Sands, England. The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for ...

  41. Electronic Acts Sign On For War Protest Album

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album protesting a possible war in Iraq, Billboard Bulletin reports. The two-CD set "The Fire This Time," to be released De Leading electronic artists have contri ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Shortlist, matchbox twenty & more DJ Shadow, N*E*R*D, and Cee-Lo will perform at the second Shortlist Prize ceremony, set for Oct. 29 at Los Angeles' Knitting Factory. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with music scheduled to begin about a ...

  43. DJ Shadow, Flaming Lips, Bjork Make Shortlist Cut

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips are among the 10 finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, whittled down from a much longer list made by a pan Albums by DJ Shadow, Bjork, and the Flaming Lips ...

  44. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists f ...

  45. Anti-Pop Consortium Calls It Quits

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New York's critically acclaimed hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium has called it quits after releasing only two full-length albums in the U.S., including this year's Warp Records set "Arrhythmia." The b New York's critically a ...

  46. 'Simpsons' Creator To Curate All Tomorrow's Parties

    July 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of Matt Groening, creator ...

  47. Classics, Selected Ambient Works 85-92

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Though Richard D. James' Aphex Twin recordings have skated electronic music's bleeding edge for much of the past decade, the landmark Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and Classics sets are only now seeing APHEX TWIN Selected Ambient Works 85-9 ...

  48. The Strokes Storm NME Carling Awards

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York-based rock outfit the Strokes won big at British music weekly NME's Carling Awards this afternoon (Feb. 25) at London's Planit Arches, taking home trophies for best new act, band of the year, New York-based rock outfit the Strokes ...

  49. Radiohead, Strokes Lead NME Award Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three c Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominati ...

  50. Travis, Starsailor, Adams Team For Charity Gig

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three acts who won nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced last night (Jan. 14) in London, will take part in a unique charity gig Feb. 4 at the city's Astoria club. The show, part of music wee Three acts who won nominations for the 2002 ...

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