1. To Brexit, or Not to Brexit: For the British Music Industry, There's Little Question

    June 21, 2016 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The industry shares its worries over visas, copyright, trade agreements and "neo-liberal market fundamentalism." Two days from now, on June 23, the United Kingdom will hold a national referendum to decide whether or not it should remain pa ...

  2. Brian Eno to Keynote Barcelona's Sónar+D Conference

    March 31, 2016 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Data and “Algorithms vs. Curators” are themes at the Digital Culture and Creative Technology gathering Brian Eno will give the opening talk at Barcelona’s Sónar+D, the Digital Culture and Creative Technology conference to be held June 16,17, and ...

  3. Apple's Music Money Is Everywhere -- Financed 'Hotline Bling' Video, Teaming with the Met, Dancing with Mary J. & Friends

    February 16, 2016 1:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's "Hotline Bling" didn't just debut on Apple Music, it was financed by the tech goliath as its first attempt at original video content. According to Recode , the James Turrell-inspired clip, which spawned countless memes a ...

  4. Sasha Announces New Album 'Scene Delete': 'It's Acting as a Split in My Career'

    February 02, 2016 10:24 AM EST 0 0 0 The legendary dance producer dabbles in ambient and downtempo on the new 21-track offering. Sasha has made a career out of crafting timeless club music, but now he’s taking a step in a lighter direction. The Welsh producer has announced a new downte ...

  5. Talking Heads' 'Remain In Light' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    October 08, 2015 7:51 PM EDT On their first three albums,  Talking Heads  made anxious, self-aware art-punk with enough pop appeal to offset the oddness. Led by yelping frontman David Byrne , whose exaggerated normal-guy persona signaled a profound discomfort with the modern ...

  6. Guest Playlist: TÂCHES' Serving Suggestions

    April 24, 2015 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Barcelona artist plays master chef with music. Hailing from Britain, living in Barcelona, and offering only press shots of girls with censored eyes, TÂCHES isn't the easiest artist to pin down. The up-and-coming international DJ/producer is ...

  7. Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

    March 18, 2015 9:00 AM EDT What's the deal with Modest Mouse ? Eight years since its last studio LP and eleven since the surprise success of "Float On," the 22-year old band finally returns with Strangers to Ourselves, a rollicking 57-minute indie rock power ...

  8. Premiere: Listen to Brooklyn Trio Pink Murder's Beachy Debut EP

    November 18, 2014 11:30 AM EST The trio make island-flavored electro-pop inspired by Brian Eno and David Byrne. Temperatures are dropping in the Northeast, but Pink Murder , a group of budding musicians from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Philadelphia, is just heating up. The trio is ...

  9. Can Red Bull Break a Band? Sound Select's 30 Days in L.A. Kicks Off

    November 02, 2014 9:42 AM EST Yesterday marked the launch of 30 Days in LA, the biggest initiative yet by Red Bull's two-year old Sound Select program to develop emerging artists. The month-long program features a daily live music event for the month of November most ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Eno to PEN, Go-Go's to Primary Wave, Round Hill and Bosshouse Team and Much More

    July 22, 2014 3:12 PM EDT -- SESAC has signed a deal bringing Mariah Carey aboard to the Nashville-based performance rights organization. "Mariah Carey is without question one of the most gifted and influential artists ever and is truly iconic," SESAC senior VP T ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  13. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the ...

  14. Modular Recordings Expands Into U.K. & Europe

    August 12, 2013 6:46 AM EDT Steve “Pav” Pavlovic’s smoking hot Australian label Modular Recordings is expanding into the U.K. and Europe with the launch of a London office. The new office is managed by Adam Brooks, who joins Modular from Warp Records, where he helmed the U ...

  15. Red Bull Music Academy's Adam Shore: The Man Who Helped Bring Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno and 234 Other Musicians to NYC

    May 29, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Adam Shore is absurdly busy. The independent music promoter and manager is in the midst of coordinating 38 events in 26 days with some 236 performing artists for this month's Red Bull Music Academy . Phalanxes of promoters, producers, manag ...

  16. Aussie Rapper 360 Leads APRA Awards Nominations

    May 23, 2013 2:44 AM EDT With four nods, Australian hip hop artist 360 is the frontrunner for the June 17 APRA Awards in Melbourne, though the likes of Sia and Tame Impala aren't far behind. The rapper, whose real name is Matthew Colwell, has enjoyed a huge 18 mont ...

  17. Brian Eno, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder Announced For Red Bull Music Academy NYC

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The Red Bull Music Academy today announced the complete line-up for the 15th edition of its music festival and conference to be held in New York City this spring and which will include 230 artists playing 37 shows at 34 venues between April 28 – M ...

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  19. Morning Fix: Spotify on TV; Pandora's Payments Explained; New Rolling Stones Single; Eno's Album App

    October 11, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS' HEIST ALBUM HEADING FOR BIG BILLBOARD 200 DEBUT: Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the ...

  20. Chart Moves: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Album Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart, David Byrne Hits New High

    September 21, 2012 11:26 AM EDT The Billboard 200: To say it was an exciting top 10 this week would be an understatement. For only the second time in the Billboard 200's history, the entire top six albums were debuts . And, with a No. 1 bow from Dave Matthews Band, the act ...

  21. Exclusive: Shazam's 20 Most-Tagged Songs During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    August 01, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" was the most-tagged song during the Olympics' opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27, according to audio search company has shared with Billboard.biz. The list of the top 20 song ...

  22. St. Vincent, David Byrne Team Up for 'Giant' Album

    June 14, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Art-rock legend David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent have teamed up for a new album, "Love This Giant," as well as a corresponding fall tour. First track "Who" has been offered up as a free download on the album's off ...

  23. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  24. Billy Bryans, Juno Award-Winning Drummer from The Parachute Club, Dies

    April 23, 2012 3:16 PM EDT Multiple Juno Award winner and world music promoter Billy Bryans died today after battling lung cancer. He was 63. While he is best known as the co-founder and percussionist of 80s eclectic pop group the Parachute Club and co-writer of the endurin ...

  25. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto': Track-By-Track Review

    October 20, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slowly but surely, Coldplay have become the masters of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. Haters be damned, Coldplay's semi-experimental approach to arena anthems (under Brian Eno 's tutelage, of course) has made them ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Gr ...

  27. Coldplay Reveals 'Mylo Xyloto' Album Art, Release Date

    August 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "eno ...

  28. Seun Kuti Taps Brian Eno, Challenges Government on Second Album

    June 21, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "A first album is always difficult, no matter how confident you are," Seun Anikulapo Kuti says during a phone call from London. "You have your doubts." Maybe so, but three years ago, "Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80&quo ...

  29. Moby Preps Release of 'Destroyed' Album/Photo Book

    April 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When he hit the road in 2010, Moby assigned himself two projects -- "One to write music while on tour," he tells Billboard.com, "and project two was to bring my camera along and document the strangeness of touring." The result of ...

  30. Coldplay: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay Title TBD Date TBD People who think they have a bead on Coldplay's upcoming fifth studio album clearly haven't been paying attention to Chris Martin's recent bout of playful jabbering with the British media. Martin and his ba ...

  31. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fifth ...

  32. Coldplay Reteams with Brian Eno for Concept Album

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although Coldplay earned a Best Rock Album Grammy for 2008 album "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" and scored a hit with its single "Viva la Vida," the band appears to be thinking even bigger for its in-the-works fift ...

  33. Bryan Ferry, "Olympia"

    October 29, 2010 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Judge this album by its cover-Kate Moss pouting moodily on satin sheets-and you'd assume it harks back to Bryan Ferry 's Roxy Music pomp, when supermodels queued up to grace the band's album covers and Ferry dispatched endless art-roc ...

  34. Coldplay Wins Top Honors at ASCAP London Awards

    October 15, 2010 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 C oldplay band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin were named Songwriters of the Year and their hit "Viva La Vida" won Song of the Year honors at the 30th annual ASCAP London Awards on Wednesday night. Univ ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Cee-Lo's 'F*** You' Is Viral Hit, Gaga Snuggles Up to KISS

    August 23, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cee-Lo Turns 'F*** You' Into Viral Hit Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo may have finally found the perfect follow-up to the chart-topping "Crazy." The e ...

  36. TV on the Radio's Sitek Takes Flight With 'Balloon'

    August 14, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Dave Sitek is usually described as ambitious, it's in relation to the intricate production and instrumentation he employs with his primary band, indie fave TV on the Radio . But Sitek's true ambition, he reveals, is a little more . . ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Gaga Cops To Cocaine Use, T.I. Gets Married

    August 02, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lady Gaga Dabbles in Cocaine, Not Sex In the cover story for Vanity Fair's September issue, Lady Gaga admits that she occasionally does cocaine. The singer says that ...

  38. MGMT Rocks 'SNL' with 'Flash Delirium,' 'Brian Eno'

    April 26, 2010 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lasers, neon body paint, and otherworldly philosophizing -- it sounds like just about everything one might expect at a MGMT gig, but no, that was Ke$ha's stint on last weekend's "SNL." Instead, MGMT stopped by this weekend's ...

  39. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding ...

  40. MGMT Takes A Risk With 'Congratulations' Album

    March 22, 2010 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser -- the fashionably hip Brooklyn-based duo who comprise MGMT -- handed over a copy of their forthcoming album, "Congratulations," to Columbia Records executives just before Christmas last year, th ...

  41. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker ...

  42. Arcade Fire Album, Live Shows Coming In Spring

    December 02, 2009 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The Arcade Fire , the acclaimed Canadian indie rock band that exploded onto the international scene with 2003's "Funeral," is nearing completion of its as-yet-untitled third album and plans to return to the stage in 2010. The album, w ...

  43. U2 Expanding 'Unforgettable Fire' This Fall

    September 14, 2009 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 While U2 's "360 Tour" just got underway in Chicago this past weekend, fans are in store for another treat this fall as the 25th anniversary of the band's classic 1984 album, "The Unforgettable Fire" will be celebrated ...

  44. Natalie Imbruglia Recruits Coldplay And Eno

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia-born singer Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with Coldplay and Brian Eno for her first new album in four years. The new set, "Come To Life," is released in the U.K. Oct. 5 on Island Records. A European release follows on Oct.12. ...

  45. Billboard.biz Q&A: BT Discusses Sonifi iPhone App

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It seems like every artist is coming out with an iPhone app these days. But only a select few are taking the format to new levels-using the device as a means of creative expression rather than just a new distribution channel. One of these is tranc ...

  46. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan c ...

  47. David Byrne Curates Bonnaroo Stage

    May 18, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Byrne is happy to be "the guinea pig" at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. Byrne is helming the first artist-curated stage in Bonnaroo's eight-year history, presenting a Friday night (June 12) lineup that will in ...

  48. May 15, 2009

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Shania Twain and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. 2004 – Blues singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. 2003 – Singer-songwriter June Carte ...

  49. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of M ...

  50. Coldplay, Duffy Atop BRIT Awards Nominees

    January 20, 2009 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of th ...

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