1. Bon Iver Cancels Upcoming European Tour, Cites 'Personal Reasons'

    January 04, 2017 9:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Wednesday morning (Jan. 4) arrives with bad news for European fans of Justin Vernon and his electro-folk conspirators. Bon Iver just axed his 2017 European tour, canceling 21 dates between Jan. 22 and Feb. 20. The 10-nation trek was set to kick off ...

  2. 10 Best Rock/Alternative Songs of 2016: Critics' Picks

    December 13, 2016 9:30 PM EST 0 0 5 It’s no secret that the landscape is adjusting for rock and alternative music. The umbrella of genres didn’t see much play on the top 40 in 2016, though numerous artists managed to send albums to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart . Here, we ...

  3. 10 Best Rock/Alternative Albums of 2016: Critics' Picks

    December 13, 2016 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 We’d all like to find the next big, meaningful artist. Even more, most of us would probably like to get the next big artist, make them our own. In the realm of rock and alternative, 2016 gave us some very literal reality checks, reminding us the val ...

  4. Grammys 2017: Everything You Need to Know About the Battle for the Big 4 Awards

    October 06, 2016 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 4 Two words: Adele and Beyoncé . As awards show ratings plummet and viral moments increasingly decide a ceremony’s impact, the world’s two biggest stars going head-to-head on Feb. 12 — and also likely taking the stage at the Staples Center — may be th ...

  5. Bon Iver Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 04, 2016 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Solange heading for No. 2 with "A Seat at the Table." Bon Iver is heading for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with 22, A Million . According to industry forecasters, the set could open atop the list with perhaps 65,000 equ ...

  6. Bon Iver's New Album is Making the Internet Cry

    October 02, 2016 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver released 22, A Million on Friday and the project's long-awaited third studio album is having a real emotional effect on the internet.  Justin Vernon's 11 Best Non-Bon Iver Songs & Guest Appearances All across Twitter, fans hav ...

  7. Bon Iver Frontman Justin Vernon Calls Out Beyonce: 'You Have to Believe in Something'

    September 26, 2016 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vernon's comments about Queen Bey attracted Instagram shade from Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. As Bon Iver 's album release date nears, frontman Justin Vernon sat down with The Guardian in a recent interview and criticized Beyonce 's ...

  8. Is This New Bon Iver Music? Check Out the Weird Video Justin Vernon Just Shared

    July 22, 2016 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 We haven’t heard much from Bon Iver since the Justin Vernon-led band won best new artist at the 2012 Grammys. Are they still “new”? Were they even new back then? Whatever the case, it certainly looks like the follow-up to 2011’s self-titled album co ...

  9. Kanye West & Bon Iver Star in Francis and the Lights' 'Friends' Video

    July 07, 2016 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Francis and the Lights recruited their buddies Bon Iver and Kanye West for their just-released "Friends" video. Justin Vernon on the Pressure to Create More Bon Iver Music & His Eaux Claires Fest's Return The New York City-based b ...

  10. Hear Courtney Barnett, the National, Jenny Lewis & More Cover the Grateful Dead

    March 24, 2016 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Think you can handle six hours of Grateful Dead covers?  Well, how about five tracks to start? The National and 4AD Records are rolling out promotion for their forthcoming 59-track Grateful Dead covers compilation, and today (March 24) they’ve share ...

  11. Justin Vernon on the Pressure to Create More Bon Iver Music & His Eaux Claires Fest's Return

    February 11, 2016 11:45 AM EST The first go-round of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner’s (The National) Eaux Claires Arts & Music Festival by all standards was a success. Vernon was especially heartened by the environment the fest cultivated by those who showed up. ...

  12. Eaux Claires Music Festival Lineup Revealed: Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, James Blake & More Performing

    February 11, 2016 10:00 AM EST News of a second round of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s curated music festival Eaux Claires was announced shortly after the first one went on its way.  Similar to last year’s snail mail lineup announcement, the organizers of Eaux Claires delive ...

  13. Grammy Nominations 2016: Dance Nominees Are Deserving, But Can't Catch a Major Category Break

    December 07, 2015 7:11 PM EST 4.109 k 0 23 Once hailed as a watershed moment, Daft Punk's five-Grammy breakthrough now looks like an outlier. The Recording Academy may finally be getting hip to dance/electronic music, but it still appears ignorant of the genre's overall impa ...

  14. Bon Iver Announces 2016 Tour Dates

    November 18, 2015 11:11 AM EST 0 0 0 For a couple years it looked like Bon Iver was taking a permanent vacation. Then Justin Vernon and company played the songwriter’s own Eaux Claires Music Festival in July 2015. It was the folksters’ first performance since Nov. 2012 and they debuted ...

  15. Bon Iver Debuts New Music as Inaugural Eaux Claires Festival Reaches its Climax

    July 19, 2015 11:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 We don’t talk about Bon Iver’s name enough. A homonym of “bon hiver,” or “good winter” in French, the words recall a wooden Wisconsin cabin, probably with the chimney puffing and snowbanks heaped outside. But this Friday and Saturday in that very st ...

  16. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon: 'F--- Lollapalooza. That Isn't Rock & Roll'

    July 08, 2015 7:32 PM EDT As Justin Vernon prepares the official launch of his Eaux Claires music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc., the Bon Iver frontman is thinking critically of the music industry -- with some specific disdain towards other festivals.  In ...

  17. Arcade Fire's Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Perform at the Billboard Studio: Watch Now

    June 26, 2015 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson have known each other, both as musicians and friends (and now fiancés), for years -- so in that sense, their first album together has been highly anticipated. Neufeld, whose primary group is  Arcade Fire , and Stetson ...

  18. Bon Iver's Colin Stetson & Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld Talk About Collaborating and Making Meditative Music

    Bon Iver's Colin Stetson & Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld Talk About Collaborating and Making Meditative Music

    June 26, 2015 4:10 PM EDT 1 0 0 Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, who've both had incredible success with their groups Bon Iver and Arcade Fire, talk about finally collaborating with their eclectic new duo. Videos Bon Iver Sarah Neufeld Colin Stetson ...

  19. Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe to Apple Music: 'F--- These Satanic Corporations'

    June 17, 2015 11:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe has joined the growing chorus of disapproval for Apple’s new streaming service by claiming the computer giant threatened to remove his band’s music from iTunes if he didn’t agree to Apple Music’s thre ...

  20. Bon Iver to Perform at Eaux Claires Music Festival With Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens & More

    February 11, 2015 9:00 AM EST A few days ago, early-bird ticket buyers to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival next summer started receiving some very special snail mail . "To show our appreciation for your support at the start," writes Bon Iver 's Justin ...

  21. Eaux Claires Music Festival, Curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, Announced for Summer 2015

    December 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST Just before Halloween this year, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver (a.k.a.  Bonnie Bear ), received approval to host the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc. from July 17-18. Pre-sale tickets for the event, which f ...

  22. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous,&qu ...

  23. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Ca ...

  24. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photo ...

  25. Raury Premieres New Song 'God's Whisper' & Talks 'Indigo Child' Album: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 1:12 PM EST Raury’s hands are trembling to a small degree. Still, the 17-year-old singer's ambition is tenacious, like his talent. When visiting the Billboard New York office on Friday (Feb. 28), along with his management (LoveRenaissance) and marketing ...

  26. Coldplay Debuts Trippy 'Midnight' Video: Watch

    February 25, 2014 1:07 PM EST Coldplay has unveiled a haunting video for new song "Midnight," an atmospheric track absent of the anthemic rock elements of earlier chart-toppers, but overflowing with hints that Chris Martin and company have been spinning Bon Iver re ...

  27. Kanye West: I'm the 'Michael Jordan of Music'

    June 12, 2013 6:19 AM EDT When Kanye West talks, people listen. When he rants, masses tune in. The rapper gave a rare interview to the New York Times in which he talks at some length about his career. And he rants. And he delivers some bravado-filled soundbites that sho ...

  28. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electro ...

  29. MTV's O Music Awards Announces Nominees, Set for June 19

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT MTV and Viacom today announced the nominees for the fourth iteration of its O Music Awards, which include Frank Ocean, PSY, Baauer, Bon Iver, internet meme Lil B, and more. The O Music Awards are digitally focused and targeted towards millennial ...

  30. Billboard to Honor Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills at MIDEM

    January 24, 2013 5:31 PM EST Martin Mills, chairman of the Beggars Group, in many ways helped create the idea of the indie label as we know it today. From its London roots as a mobile disco, a small chain of record shops and the Beggars Banquet label, the company has grown ...

  31. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the Septembe ...

  32. Gearing Up For the 2013 Grammys: Emerging Talent; Bumps; Opening Numbers

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST Four storylines were in place in the weeks leading up to the 54th annual Grammy Awards, held on Feb. 12, 2012. Adele would be making her first appearance since throat surgery, Bruce Springsteen had a new song, Paul McCartney was MusiCares' Pe ...

  33. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

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  35. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  36. Grammy Predictions 2012: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 3:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours t ...

  37. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to ...

  38. Bon Iver's 'Beth/Rest' Video: Justin Vernon Visits Rivendell

    October 16, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver 's video for "Beth/Rest" follows the story of two angelic lovers in luminescent hazmat suits, as they float in a hot air balloon and collect eggs for their tree house above what appears to be either Rivendell or an Ewok villa ...

  39. Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

    October 10, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the amounts of royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how much money those artists are actually collecting). The company is putting its politic ...

  40. How NPR Breaks New Music; Five Member Stations That Break Big Artists

    October 05, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the British psych-pop quartet is nowhere to be found -- instead, the room-full of music fans has gathered to rate ...

  41. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's " ...

  42. Backbeat: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver Play Fader/Vitaminwater's Surprise Uncapped Show at NYC Synagogue

    September 26, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Frank Ocean performed at NYC's Angel Orensanz synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side Monday night with Bon Iver as part of the Fader and vitaminwater's Uncapped series. (Photo: Andy Gensler) If the Fader and vitaminwater wanted to ...

  43. Field Report: Exclusive First Listen

    September 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield talks debut album: "It's sort of a snapshot of two or three years of my life" Fall is almost upon us, and Field Report has the exact soundtrack for you. The artfully crafted self-titled debut album ...

  44. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  45. Field Report Find 'Good Place' on Debut

    August 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Come for the Bon Iver connection; Stay for the layered, gentle songs about death, self-sabotage and redemption If you were to follow the thread of Field Report's name and ask what findings the band's first album reveals, the answer would b ...

  46. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  47. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  48. Bon Iver Expands U.S Tour, Radio City Run

    June 25, 2012 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver 's worldwide trek just got a detour. The group has added seven additional U.S. September dates, including two at New York City's Radio City Music Hall -- which brings Bon Iver's run at the historic venue to four nights. The b ...

  49. Spotify, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire Take Home First Ever Libera Awards

    June 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bon Iver's self titled release took home the award for Independent Album of the Year (presented by Official.fm) and the Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" won Independent Video of the Year at the first ever ...

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