1. Patti Smith, Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Shine at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    March 06, 2015 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 It was a quarter of a century ago that the Tibet House Benefit Concert was first held, designed to raise awareness and funds for a charity which supports the preservation of Tibetan culture. Today, it's an event that regularly draws VIPs of mus ...

  2. David Bowie, Phil Collins & John Malkovich Listed in Massive Swiss Bank Leak

    February 09, 2015 12:33 PM EST 0 0 0 HSBC's Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities as it helped wealthy people around the world dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country� ...

  3. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" on ...

  4. 'Game of Thrones' Trailer Soundtracked by David Bowie's 'Heroes'

    January 30, 2015 7:44 PM EST Television fans are rejoicing over the return of Game of Thrones , as beaconed by a trailer for the popular HBO series' fifth season that was released Friday.  Anthrax To Appear on Next 'Game of Thrones' Mixtape But music fans migh ...

  5. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack Debuts

    November 28, 2014 1:05 PM EST Plus: "Downton Abbey" Christmas and Kristin Chenoweth debut. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction made history, as the group’s Four debuted atop the list . The act is the first group to see its first four studio albums ...

  6. U.K. Vinyl Sales Cross 1 Million Sales Barrier for First Time In Almost 20 Years

    November 28, 2014 10:22 AM EST Vinyl sales continue their ascent, thanks to assists from David Bowie and Pink Floyd. New releases by David Bowie and Pink Floyd have helped push vinyl sales in the United Kingdom over the 1 million mark for the first time since the mid-nineties, ...

  7. Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas' Opens at No. 1 in U.K. With Huge Sales

    November 24, 2014 4:56 AM EST Band Aid 30’s updated “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year to date, selling 312,000 downloads to go straight to No. 1. Sunday's (Nov. 23) new Official Charts Company data als ...

  8. Veteran Concert Promoter Ron Delsener Dishes on His Milestone-Packed Career Booking David Bowie, The Beatles and More

    November 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST The recipient of Billboard's Golden Circle Award discusses his milestone-packed 50-year career as a concert promoter. What are some of the memorable shows you’ve booked? Ron Delsener: There are thousands of them: the Halloween celebrations ...

  9. Foo Fighters Bring Guests, Massive Set to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

    November 03, 2014 4:38 PM EST "It's not often I come to a gig and kick off my shoes," Dave Grohl told the crowd on Friday night as he began his three-hour parade across the Ryman stage, barefoot and sporting black-metal style corpse paint in honor of All Hallow& ...

  10. Hear David Bowie’s New Jazz-Influenced Song 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)'

    October 12, 2014 2:39 PM EDT David Bowie has unveiled his first new song since the release of his 2013 comeback album The Next Day . David Bowie Announces New Song 'Sue' for Career-Spanning Album Release "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)," from Bowie’s forthc ...

  11. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' Jumps Into Top 40

    October 10, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Jonas reaches the region for the first time in five years… and without his brothers. Plus, moves for Jason Derulo, Lorde, Alesso and OG Maco. As previously reported , Meghan Trainor leads an all-female top five on the Billboard Hot 100 for a rec ...

  12. David Bowie Producer Confirms New Album

    September 19, 2014 2:58 PM EDT Not quite two years ago, David Bowie broke a 10-year hiatus with the release of The Next Day. And back in July, Bowie put rumors that this was a one-off comeback to rest by revealing he was working on another brand new album. Now, longtime produce ...

  13. David Bowie Announces New Song 'Sue' for Career-Spanning Album Release

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM EDT David Bowie promised new music, and he's about to deliver on his word. The Thin White Duke will issue a new song "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" as part of the release this November of a career-spanning collection, titled Nothing Has ...

  14. 'The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill' Documentary: Review

    August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday, Kate Bush will take over London's Eventim Apollo for 22 nights of concerts collectively entitled "Before the Dawn" (selling out 77,000 tickets in 15 minutes while doing so). Just in time for the momentous occasion -- her f ...

  15. One Direction Guides U.K. to Take 13% of Global Album Sales

    August 01, 2014 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. artists have had the top-selling global album for six of the last seven years. One in every eight artist albums sold around the world in 2013 -- totaling 13% of the global market -- was by a U.K. act, according to a new report from British labe ...

  16. Bing Crosby’s Kids Recall Dad’s Surprise Duet With David Bowie

    July 23, 2014 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children. Harry, Mary and Nathaniel Crosby were on set when Bowie arrived to tape his appearan ...

  17. David Bowie Promises ‘More Music Soon’

    July 17, 2014 5:07 AM EDT 2 0 0 When David Bowie last shared some new music, it came as a surprise to almost everyone. This time he’s giving a heads-up.  It’s been roughly 16 months since “The Next Day” (Iso/Columbia Records) crashed sales charts around the globe. Now, the Thin Wh ...

  18. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  19. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  20. David Bowie Toasts Columbia Records' Rob Stringer: 'You're a Star'

    April 26, 2014 8:00 AM EDT The label chairman was recognized at London's Music Week Awards on April 24. Columbia Records chairman Rob Stringer was among the music industry players to be recognized at the Music Week Awards on April 24. His tribute came by way of an unex ...

  21. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

  22. Ask Billboard: What Hits Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample?

    April 04, 2014 8:05 PM EDT As Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' equals the Hot 100 peak of the song it interpolates, Elton John's 'Your Song,' what other songs with samples or borrowed lyrics have fared as well as - better - than the originals? As always, ...

  23. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  24. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrac ...

  25. The Echo Nest CTO Brian Whitman on Spotify Deal, Man Vs. Machine, Why Pandora 'Freaks' Him Out (Q&A)

    March 26, 2014 3:02 PM EDT "We hate this stupid man versus machine dichotomy." As conversations about machine learning occurred on the main stage at Gigaom's Structure Data conference in New York, Brian Whitman spoke in a side suite of the Chelsea Piers eve ...

  26. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of ...

  27. Bill Ballard, Legendary Canadian Live Producer and Promoter, Dies at 67

    March 17, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Concert business pioneer Bill Ballard, who partnered with Michael Cohl 40 years ago in Toronto to create Concert Productions International (CPI) eventually presenting tours by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Pink Floyd, died Friday after b ...

  28. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  29. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  30. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  32. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  33. Morning Fix: Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille Up for Brit Awards; Billboard's Guide to Super Bowl Music Mania; New FCC Chair Touts Net Neutrality at CES

    January 10, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BOWIE, DISCLOSURE, BASTILLE UP FOR BRIT AWARDS Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Billboard.biz SUPER B ...

  34. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  35. Disclosure, Bastille, David Bowie Lead Brit Awards: Full Nominees List

    January 09, 2014 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "Th ...

  36. Morrissey Writing a Novel, Working On New Album

    January 05, 2014 10:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has a busy 2014 ahead. The musician announced that he is currently writing his first novel and is about to record a new album. He takes his first foray into fiction after releasingAutobiography last year, saying the title "has been mo ...

  37. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  38. No. 14 Hits for '14: David Bowie, Drake, the Doors & More

    January 01, 2014 8:05 AM EST As 2014 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 14 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite their falling four spots shy of the top 10, these No. 14 hits remain among the most memorable songs of the past five-plus decades. Happy ...

  39. David Bowie's 'I'd Rather Be High' Video Studies Bombs, Balloons & Dancing Soldiers: Watch

    December 05, 2013 6:17 AM EST 6 1 0 David Bowie’s hasn’t taken his comeback on the road, yet. But he’s certainly been prolific on the music-video front. The Thin White Duke has dropped a clip for “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)," another song lifted from his return album “The ...

  40. Chart Moves: All Eight of Eminem's Albums on the Billboard 200 This Week

    November 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Eminem was the big news as his "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at No. 1, selling 792,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion played a distant runner-up to ...

  41. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': A Timeline to No. 1

    November 06, 2013 4:10 PM EST The road to "Reflektor," Arcade Fire's fourth album, began when The Suburbs won the Grammy award for album of the year on February 13, 2011. Since that day, the buzz has barely let up on the Montreal-based band, culminating in the ...

  42. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London ...

  43. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Sirius XM Starting Limited-Run David Bowie Station

    October 24, 2013 8:22 PM EDT David Bowie will join the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead -- if only for a few days -- on Sirius XM Radio. Bowie will receive his own channel on the satellite radio service next week, following in the footsteps of m ...

  46. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

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