1. Death Grips Release Surprise EP Feat. Björk

    June 09, 2014 1:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Grips, as they do, dropped a bomb this morning in the form of a new EP which features Björk on every track. Sort of. The Sacramento-based band, which was signed and dropped from major label Epic after a bitter dispute that ended with a phallic ...

  2. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  3. Pitchfork Music Festival: R. Kelly, Bjork, Belle & Sebastian to Headline

    February 01, 2013 12:06 PM EST This year's Pitchfork Music Festival has secured its headliners, with an R&B veteran, a quirky Icelander and a baroque pop band set to take the stage at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, organizers announced today. R. Kelly, Bjork and ...

  4. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

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  6. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 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 majo ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. True Blood's Janina Gavankar: Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 26, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-Actress Talks 'Waiting for Godot,' Her 'Strange' Version of a Frank Ocean Song & Her Upcoming EP As anyone who encountered Janina Gavankar 's rework of Kanye West 's "Love Lockdown" a couple years a ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Album Will Be an Interactive App

    September 06, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "ARTPOP," set for early 2013. In a statement posted Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says that "ARTPOP" will b ...

  10. Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Artpop' Will Also be an Interactive App

    September 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Albums are so yesterday. Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "Artpop," set for early 2013. In a statement posted on Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says ...

  11. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  12. Dirty Projectors Put a New Spin on the Hits for Energized Brooklyn Show

    July 13, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the constantly-rotating lineup that is Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors , the group's incredible musicianship is undeniable. After seeing dozens of new bands timidly emerging from behind YouTube webcams with no stage presence, equipped ...

  13. Dirty Projectors Get Weirder - And Bigger - With 'Swing Lo Magellan'

    June 22, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie-rock weirdos the Dirty Projectors had no problem creating an operatic concept album about Don Henley and post-9/11 America (2005's "The Getty Address") or a song-for-song reinterpretation of Black Flag's 1981 album "Da ...

  14. Summer Music Preview: DIY Is H-O-T

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Album title: Here Label: Vagrant Management: Bryan Ling, New Community Release Date: May 29 With excitement running high for "Here," the follow-up to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' 2009 de ...

  15. O Music Awards Return June 27, Take Aim at Guinness World Record

    May 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Viacom Music Group's O Music Awards are returning for their third installment this June 27th, and in addition to handing out awards to the biggest digital innovators in music today, they'll be taking aim at a Guinness World Record. This ...

  16. Louis C.K., Bjork, Pinterest, Spotify Among Webby Awards Winners

    May 01, 2012 7:34 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- When Louis C.K. released his comedy special "Live at the Beacon Theater" by himself on his website for $5, it was little more than a cautiously optimistic experiment. Less than two weeks later, it had reaped more than $1 ...

  17. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks fo ...

  18. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Two days after the release of "Biophilia," her new multi-platform project, Iceland's foremost sonic auteur Björk took the stage in her hometown of Reykjavík. It was the first time her home crowd has had the &qu ...

  19. Bjork's Biophilia App Album Launches All 10 Beautifully-Depicted Songs

    October 12, 2011 5:14 PM EDT When we first heard about Björk's Biophilia , the first full-realized "app album" ever released, we became a little bit obsessed with it, interviewing developers (including a 19-year-old wunderkind ), reviewing the song apps, and th ...

  20. China Cracks Down on Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and ... Backstreet Boys?

    August 26, 2011 9:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 China's Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment. The ministry posted a list of 100 songs - including Lady Gaga& ...

  21. Bjork, Domino Records' Laurence Bell To Receive AIM Independent Music Awards

    August 24, 2011 2:08 PM EDT The Association of Independent Music has announced that Björk and Domino Records founder Laurence Bell will each take home the inaugural Independent Music Awards at a ceremony this fall. Björk will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music tro ...

  22. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting t ...

  23. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  24. Bjork Unveils Michel Gondry-Directed 'Crystalline' Music Video

    July 26, 2011 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neon lasers, quick-growing crystals, glowing moon craters and the image of Björk dancing within a metallic disk comprise director Michel Gondry's eye-popping visual for the singer's new single, "Crystalline." The video premiered ...

  25. Bjork's 'Crystalline' Video: Michel Gondry Offers an Inside Look

    July 22, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michel Gondry doesn't own an iPad, and it doesn't sound like he'll be picking one up anytime soon. "It's the kind of technology that freaks me out," says the 48-year-old French director, who stylistically prefers moldin ...

  26. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world ...

  27. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 9:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world&# ...

  28. New Bjork Single, 'Crystalline,' Leaks Online: Listen

    June 27, 2011 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Crystalline," the first single from Björk 's forthcoming seventh studio album, "Biophilia," leaked online on Saturday (June 25), before its official release later this week. The five-minute track finds Björk working with th ...

  29. Bob Dylan Earns Huge Ovation at First-Ever China Concert

    April 06, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer-songwriter Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first ever concert in China, despite having agreed to sing only an approved set designed not to offend political sensitivities. ...

  30. Will Bob Dylan's China Shows Be Censored?

    March 09, 2011 7:14 AM EST Despite the threat of censorship, American music legend Bob Dylan will try to scale the musical Great Wall of China in April, a year after he scrapped planned concerts here for reasons still unexplained. Overnight Tuesday, popular online ticket ag ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry, Kanye Team Up for 'E.T.,' Panic Pushes Up Release Date

    February 15, 2011 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry's New Single To Feature Kanye West "E.T.," the fourth single off of Katy Perry 's sophomore album "Teenage Dream," will be releas ...

  32. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  33. Antony & the Johnsons Tap Bjork for 'Swanlights'

    September 18, 2010 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Antony Hegarty, the otherworldly leader of chamber pop collective Antony & the Johnsons , released the emotionally draining album "The Crying Light" last year but is already prepared to release an expansive follow-up. "Swanlights, ...

  34. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks, Phish Plots Tour

    August 24, 2010 6:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Vampire Weekend Cover Girl Speaks Ann Kirsten Kennis, the model whose photo appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend 's sophomore album "Contra," opened up ...

  36. Morricone, Bjork Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 17, 2010 7:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize. They will be invited to accept the award, which includes 1 million kronor ($130,000) each in prize money, at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year. Th ...

  37. The Daily Noise 4.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 4.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    April 05, 2010 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan denied entry to China for tour, Lil Wayne blogging from prison, Saving Abel talks about new album. Lil Wayne , bjork , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , saving abel , Bob Dylan , Bill Werde , Bjork , Björk Videos Bill Werde Bjork Björk ...

  38. One Little Indian, FatCat Find New U.K. Home

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based independents One Little Indian and sister label FatCat Records have signed a new deal with [PIAS] U.K. following the collapse of their former distributor Pinnacle in early December (Billboard.biz, Dec. 4). The deal will see products fro ...

  39. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the age of 79. 2006 - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcast ...

  40. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  41. China Confirms Extra Scrutiny For Int'l Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT China is tightening the screws on political expression, saying it will ban foreign artists and entertainers who have ever engaged in activities deemed to "threaten national sovereignty." The notice, posted Thursday on the Ministry of Cul ...

  42. Bjork Shouts Out To Tibet During Shanghai Show

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Icelandic singer Bjork's first major concert in mainland China Sunday (March 2) may have been her last, after she chanted "Tibet" several times during "Declare Independence," the closing song in her s Icelandic singer Bjork& ...

  43. Bjork's Shanghai Surprise For Chinese Authorities

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Icelandic singer Bjork's first major concert in mainland China on March 2 may have been her last, after she chanted "Tibet" several times during "Declare Independence," the closing song in her set at the Shanghai Internati ...

  44. China Concert Debuts For Björk, Maroon 5

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Björk and Maroon 5 will make their Chinese live debuts in March, Shanghai-based concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster said Jan. 24. Both acts are set to play one date each at the 4,000-capacity Shanghai International Gymnastics Center; Björk will per ...

  45. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the age of 79. 2006 - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcast ...

  46. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, ...

  47. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  48. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

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