1. Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

    September 01, 2014 4:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./Warner Music album. French-Israeli duo Lilly Wood entered the singles chart at No. 1 with German DJ-prod ...

  2. Electric Zoo Returns With Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Tightened Security and Smaller Crowd

    August 30, 2014 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year's crowd is thinner, the weather is breezier and the sound is lower. To borrow the ubiquitous Lil Jon lyric, Electric Zoo has “turned down.” Electric Zoo Festival Tightens Security After two drug-related deaths at last year’s scorching ...

  3. David Guetta Shines Atop U.K. Chart With 'Lovers On The Sun'

    August 25, 2014 6:01 AM EDT 0 0 0   David Guetta is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the fifth time as a lead artist, after debuting at the summit yesterday (Aug. 24) with “Lovers On The Sun” (Parlophone/Warner Music), featuring Sam Martin . Ed Sheeran’s eight-week run atop the a ...

  4. David Guetta Shines Atop U.K. Chart With 'Lovers On The Sun'

    August 25, 2014 6:01 AM EDT David Guetta is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the fifth time as a lead artist, after debuting at the summit yesterday (Aug. 24) with “Lovers On The Sun” (Parlophone/Warner Music), featuring Sam Martin . Ed Sheeran’s eight-week run atop the a ...

  5. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of ...

  6. Diplo’s 'White Dude' Dances To No. 2 Debut

    August 08, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Diplo draws a No. 2 debut on Dance/Electronic Albums with Random White Dude Be Everywhere , selling 2,000 units in the week ending Aug. 3 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, named after a comment posted on YouTube for one of his videos, con ...

  7. Maroon 5, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer to Headline iTunes Festival in London

    July 21, 2014 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The iTunes festival returns to London this fall with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris and Chrissie Hynde scheduled to perform at the Roundhouse in Camden. Over 60 acts wil ...

  8. Sia Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 09, 2014 4:48 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Sia is aiming for her first No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with her new album "1000 Forms of Fear." Industry forecasters say the set, which was released on July 8, may sell around 50,000 copies by the end ...

  9. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events, the premier EDM festival brand that CEO Rotella, 39, a visionary in the electronic sector, built ...

  10. Chart Moves: Idina Menzel's Remixed 'Go' Tops Dance Club Songs; Lil Wayne Extends Record

    June 06, 2014 4:26 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris ...

  11. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.864 k 173 2 My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift rea ...

  12. EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report)

    May 21, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes ...

  13. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard Roc ...

  14. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard R ...

  15. Sony, Ultra Sign YouTube Launchpad Artist M4SONIC (Exclusive)

    February 26, 2014 2:34 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old ...

  16. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:37 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, be ...

  17. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:31 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, be ...

  18. BMG to Buy Talpa Music

    February 10, 2014 6:52 AM EST BMG is to acquire Benelux music publisher Talpa Music, a key player in electronic dance music, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is expected to be finalized later this month. At that time, BMG will merge its operations in the Netherlands ...

  19. David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J. Cole Headlining Inaugural Suburbia Music Festival

    January 16, 2014 2:51 PM EST 0 1 0 Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes and Tegan and Sara are also among the performers at the Texas festival Already one of the big-name performers at this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, David Guetta is adding another notch to his 2014 festival s ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST 1.627 k 204 4 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to ...

  21. Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bros: WMG’s US Plans for Parlophone (Exclusive)

    December 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST Warner Music Group has finalized the integration of Parlophone’s roster into its U.S. label structure following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group for £487 million (about $765 million) earlier this year, Billboard ...

  22. Avicii Rules Dance/Electronic Songs Chart For Record 14th Week

    December 12, 2013 7:26 PM EST 'Wake Me Up!' rewrites the chart's No. 1 longevity mark. Plus, Britney Spears arrives with three tracks, Nicky Romero and Krewella debut on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Icona Pop rules clubs Avicii sets the mark for the longest-running ...

  23. SFX Enters Ticketing Business with $16.2 Million Acquisition of Europe's Paylogic

    December 03, 2013 8:01 AM EST In a continuation of its digital expansion, SFX Entertainment has entered into the live event ticketing business with the acquisition of European ticketing company Paylogic. SFX has purchased 75% of Paylogic for about $16.2 million. The ticketi ...

  24. David Guetta Projecting New Video on UN HQ

    November 22, 2013 5:32 PM EST 0 0 0 For his first single in two years, David Guetta has teamed with the United Nations to project his new music video on the UN headquarters building in New York City today (Nov. 22), World Humanitarian Day, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event will be broadcast ...

  25. Hardwell Wins DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll

    October 22, 2013 1:27 AM EDT In-demand Dutch progressive and electro-house specialist Hardwell has taken the crown as the world’s No. 1 DJ, according to a poll conducted by clubbing and electronic music title DJ Mag. Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) beat out country ...

  26. Warner/Chappell, Coca-Cola, E! Partner for Latin Teen TV and Online Series (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Latin America has partnered with E! and Coca-Cola to produce a music-themed teen series that will air throughout Latin America beginning in the end of November. “Wake Up With No Make Up!” will be shown online on Coca-Cola TV and ...

  27. SFX's Inaugural US Launch of TomorrowWorld Draws 140K Without Incident

    September 30, 2013 2:57 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks ­-- some of them self-imposed. TomorrowWorld is the biggest play so far for ...

  28. Bart Cools To Lead WMG's Dance Music Strategy

    September 27, 2013 6:46 AM EDT Bart Cools, a key dance music executive with EMI for more than 20 years, has joined Warner Music Group. The Dutchman will lead WMG’s dance music strategy in the role as executive VP, global A&R and marketing, dance music, for Warner Recorded ...

  29. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Doubles Up At No. 1; AWOLNATION 'Sail's On; TLC Back In Top 10

    September 13, 2013 1:19 PM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Ylvis' viral hit "The Fox" debuts at No. 29. Who else makes notable noise on the Hot 100 and other song charts this we ...

  30. Nile Rodgers Teams With David Guetta, Says Daft Punk Live Shows 'Might Happen'

    August 26, 2013 11:45 AM EDT Is Nile Rodgers the hardest working man in dance music? To hear the Chic icon tell it on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Sunday, he's got the rest of his year -- and some of next -- lined up with smokin' releases. Rodgers appe ...

  31. Record-Breaker Calvin Harris Appointed 'Electronic Cash King'

    August 16, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Calvin Harris has had an 18 months for the record books. The Scottish DJ and producer has been proclaimed the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes, just a week after he set another chart record in the United Kingdom. With the No. 9 bow of “Thinking O ...

  32. Nile Rodgers Gets ‘All Clear’ On Cancer

    July 31, 2013 1:03 AM EDT Nile Rodgers has another reason to be partying right now. The disco legend has been given the all-clear after battling prostate cancer. The Chic co-founder shared the good news via his Twitter account . He admits, however, that he won’t be leaping ...

  33. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  34. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales da ...

  35. Australian EDM Fest Stereosonic Expands, David Guetta & Armin van Buuren Headline

    July 04, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Stereosonic has raised the stakes in the country’s EDM festival scene with an expanded two-day show across five cities, and a pumping line-up which includes David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Empire of the Sun. ...

  36. Australia’s Stereosonic Expands, Confirms Headliners David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris

    July 04, 2013 5:34 AM EDT Australia’s Stereosonic has raised the stakes in the country’s EDM festival scene with an expanded two-day show across five cities, and a pumping line-up which includes David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Empire of the Sun. T ...

  37. The Piano Guys Cover Adele & Taylor Swift in Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 27, 2013 2:10 PM EDT John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how w ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Robin Thicke Pacts with Universal Publishing, BMG Chrysalis Signs Ben Harper

    June 26, 2013 5:55 AM EDT Universal Publishing, Robin Thicke Renew Terms Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its ex-North America publishing administration agreement with songwriter, producer and artist Robin Thicke, whose sixth studio album, "Blurred Lin ...

  39. Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic Win Big at APRA Music Awards

    June 18, 2013 5:47 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits wit ...

  40. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with ...

  41. Kelly Rowland, 'Talk A Good Game': Track-By-Track Review

    June 17, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Kelly Rowland finally comes into her own on "Talk A Good Game," her most focused, consistent and honest album to date. Picking up where 2011’s "Here I Am" left off, the singer's new album has an additional layer of hone ...

  42. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Po ...

  43. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Bounds Up Hot 100 Post-BBMAs; David Guetta Brings Worldwide Hit To U.S.; Stone Temple Pilots Return

    May 31, 2013 10:55 AM EDT As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis post a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes notable news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week? -- Br ...

  44. Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads

    May 30, 2013 11:47 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards continue to pump sales gains, as the latest charts reflect the first full week of impact after the May 19 show. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here In the tracking week ending May ...

  45. Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads

    May 30, 2013 11:46 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards continue to pump sales gains, as the latest charts reflect the first full week of impact after the May 19 show. In the tracking week ending May 26, the 19 songs performed on the ABC broadcast sold a combined 973,00 ...

  46. Billboard Music Awards Push Big Sales Gains

    May 22, 2013 6:53 PM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards pump big sales gains on the charts this week, thanks to blockbuster performances from the likes of Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez and Ed Sheeran. The show aired on May 19 from 8-11 PM on ABC. In the week ending May 1 ...

  47. Akon & David Guetta on the Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet 2013

    Akon & David Guetta on the Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet 2013

    May 20, 2013 6:53 AM EDT 4 8 0 Akon & David Guetta on the Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet 2013 BBMA , Akon , David Guetta BBMA 2013 BBMA 2014 Akon David Guetta ...

  48. Akon to 'Play Hard' With Friends at Billboard Music Awards: Rehearsal Q&A

    May 19, 2013 12:53 PM EDT David Guetta, Akon and Ne-Yo will be hitting the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage in Las Vegas tonight at the Billboard Music Awards, airing live on ABC, to perform their thumping new track "Play Hard." CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALI ...

  49. How Asaf Avidan Is Blazing International Trails For Exporting Israeli Music

    May 16, 2013 1:37 PM EDT While much of today's international music coverage on Israel focuses on the hot-button issue of artists performing in Israel, few if any look at at Israeli musicians having success abroad. The list, to be certain, is small: Esther and Abi O ...

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