1. Bonobo, Animal Collective, Polica, and Others Ride DJ Sets to 'Success'

    February 05, 2015 11:38 AM EST 0 0 0 Who needs instruments anyway? In certain internet circles, few things elicit as much of a mixed reaction as the announcement of an artist's DJ tour. "END ALL 'DJ SETS'!!!!!!!!!!!! Who goes to these events? It's like going to ...

  2. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festi ...

  3. Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and David Bowie: Classic Rock Icons in the Digital Age

    January 11, 2013 7:26 PM EST It's been an extraordinary last couple of days for three icons of classic rock who this week faced a music industry they couldn't have possibly imagined in their heydays. It's interesting, though, to consider the unique and very d ...

  4. Morning Fix: One Direction & Rihanna Top Charts: Mog CEO Steps Down; Salaam Remi to Sony

    November 21, 2012 8:15 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters FREE ONE DIRECTION'S 'TAKE ME HOME' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH 2012'S THIRD-BIGGEST SALES WEEK: One Direction scores i ...

  5. BuzzMedia Purchases Four New Sites, Creates AbsoluteVoices Punk Music Collective

    August 27, 2012 10:23 AM EDT BuzzMedia has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing leading punk websites Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!, PropertyOfZack, and Punknews.org as part of a new central hub for punk music news, which the company will call AbsoluteVoices. ...

  6. BuzzMedia Issues Statement on Spin Layoffs: Charles Aaron to Stay; Edit Staff to Double

    July 30, 2012 9:08 AM EDT Early Monday morning, a rep for Buzzmedia sent Billboard.biz a statement on the layoffs that took place at Spin magazine on Friday , and also said that while the future of the magazine's print edition is still being determined, it will not pu ...

  7. Layoffs at Spin Magazine

    July 27, 2012 7:05 PM EDT SPIN Magazine today laid off a number of staffers. Sources told Billboard today that key editorial staffers such as SPIN Magazine editor-in-chief Steve Kandell, associate editor Melissa Giannini and Spin.com news editor Devon Maloney were laid off ...

  8. BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

    July 10, 2012 11:16 AM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Bro ...

  9. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  10. Zulu Winter Reboots

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Zulu Winter has been working full-time for only six months, but that hasn't stopped the U.K. rock band from making a rapid impact on the indie scene. The London-based five-piece, all former childhood friends from Oxfordshire, England, last ye ...

  11. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  12. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  13. Backbeat: Brooklyn Vegan's 'Dream Showcase:' Braids, Weekend, Active Child, Pepper Rabbit, Blue Hawaii

    October 22, 2011 10:55 AM EDT   Tangled Up In Red: Braids Celebrate After Performing for a Sold Out Crowd (L-R) Katie Lee, Taylor Smith, Billboard's Maria Sherman, Austin Tufts andd Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Brooklyn Vegan stands as an unlikely success story. The New Yo ...

  14. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  15. Backbeat: Monster Island's Final Williamsburg, Brooklyn Block Party

    September 13, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Gentrification Blues: After seven years as an alternative arts space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn's Monster Island this past Satruday held what is likely its last block party. (Photo: Andrew St. Clair) This past Saturday, Sept. 10, Monster Island, ...

  16. Kanye West Performing At New York's Bowery Ballroom?

    November 23, 2010 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West may not be talking to the media anymore (thanks to his "failed" interview on the "Today Show"), but that's not stopping 'Ye from performing around town. How Well Will Kanye West's 'Fantasy' Do ...

  17. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jaz ...

  18. M.I.A. Promises Free Show After HARD Fest Flameout

    July 27, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 To amend for her disappointing performance at HARD Festival on Saturday (July 24) at Governor's Island in New York, M.I.A. announced on Twitter last night that she will play a free live show in New York City. The singer expressed her frustratio ...

  19. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins and More

    March 10, 2010 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. New Daft Punk music has surfaced, courtesy of the latest trailer for the forthcoming "Tron Legacy" film. According to Spinner , Daft Punk are al ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Phoenix, Paramore, Yoko Ono and More

    February 08, 2010 6:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. After taking home the Grammy for Best Alternative Album a few weeks ago, French pop rock band Phoenix is turning its attention to a new project -- writing ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest And More

    January 25, 2010 7:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. One contestant's "American Idol" dreams were prematurely extinguished, after a proud parent made a fatal error. Michael "Big Mike" ...

  23. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicia ...