1. Beatport’s Matthew Adell on Shazam Deal, Why Music Biz Is a ‘Disaster Model’

    February 07, 2013 12:03 PM EST Yesterday morning, two of electronic music-media’s biggest names -- the online dance retailer Beatport and the multi-format name-that-tune app Shazam -- announced a new partnership, allowing Shazam access to the “imprints” of 1.5 million EDM ...

  2. Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem Bring NYC Party To Coachella

    April 17, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z brought his arena-sized stage show -- complete with a guest spot by Beyonce -- to the California desert Friday night (April 16), capping off the triumphant first day of the 11th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a rapid succession ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Something Corporate, Iggy Pop, Diggy Simmons and More

    March 24, 2010 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every day. Andrew McMahon is reuniting with his pop-punk band Something Corporate after going on hiatus in 2004. McMahon, who records solo under the name Jack's Manne ...

  4. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with mus ...

  5. Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up SXSW Friday

    March 20, 2010 11:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs and ...

  6. Billboard Bits: My Chemical Romance, T.I., Camp Bisco, Sean Lennon and More

    March 04, 2010 5:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance is in the market for a new drummer, NME reports . "As of four weeks ago, My Chemical Romance and Bob Bryar parted ways," wro ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Greg Dulli and More

    February 18, 2010 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lady Gaga wants to put jimmy hats on her fans' little monsters as she joins with fashion designer Jeremy Scott to promote his Proper Attire line of p ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Killers, OK Go, Primal Scream, Shyne, Jermaine Dupri and More

    February 17, 2010 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Killers have cancelled the remaineder of its Australian and East Asian tour dates following the death of singer Brandon Flowers' mother. Accordin ...

  9. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Green Day, Strokes Tipped For Lollapalooza 2010

    February 16, 2010 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Soundgarden and Green Day were widely tipped today (Feb. 16) as headliners for the 2010 Lollapalooza music festival on Aug. 6-8 in Chicago. Arcade Fire and the Strokes are also rumored to be topping the annual festival's lineup. Th ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this com ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Rage Against the Machine, Thom Yorke, Lady Gaga and More

    February 11, 2010 6:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Rage Against the Machine has announced the details of its free July 7 Finsbury Park concert in London, according to NME . The show comes after the band pr ...

  12. Billboard Bits: Howard Stern, Whodini, Metric, Patti Smith and More

    February 09, 2010 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Contrary to popular reports, Howard Stern is not under consideration to replace Simon Cowell as "American Idol" judge. According to the Daily Be ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Francis Bean Cobain, Mars Volta and More

    February 04, 2010 5:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Flaming Lips , Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem are among the recently announced headliners for the Bestival, the annual September gathering that marks th ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Pet Shop Boys, Eminem and More

    February 03, 2010 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Taylor Swift may not have broken any Grammy Awards records with her trophy haul on Sunday night, but she did manage to break an actual Grammy. Price for r ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Le Tigre, Santana, Bonnaroo, Keith Richards and More

    February 02, 2010 6:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The rumors are true: Le Tigre , the electroclash band fronted by former Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna, has written and produced several songs with Chr ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Metallica, Soft Pack, Depeche Mode And More

    January 28, 2010 6:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. A previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix song made its internet debut on Spinner . "Valleys of Neptune" is the first song off the new collection of ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Eddie Vedder, Animal Colllective, Muse And More

    January 27, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder has released his stirring rendition of Bruce Springsteen 's "My City of Ruins" as a digital single, with ...

  19. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Weird Al, Devo, ABBA And More

    January 26, 2010 5:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. AC/DC still hasn't released a greatest hits collection, but the upcoming soundtrack for the "Iron Man 2" film is pretty much the next best ...

  20. 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" ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Frank Black, Apache, Dru Hill And More

    January 22, 2010 6:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Hip hop pioneer Apache has died, according to an AllHipHop.com report . An original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache best known single w ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Hold Steady, Diddy, Max Weinberg, Spice Girls And More

    January 21, 2010 7:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is pulling out all the stops for his son Justin's super sweet 16th birthday party this weekend. According to P ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Britney Spears And More

    January 20, 2010 5:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance has finished recording its long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 album "The Black Parade," and may be considering some less-tha ...

  24. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Perez Hilton, Ron Asheton, Arcade Fire, 'Glee' And More

    January 14, 2010 3:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The first 'Glee' cast member to sign a solo record dea l is officially Matthew Morrison, who plays the glee club director Will Schuester on the ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Simon Cowell, Avril Lavigne, Usher, Beyonce and more

    January 12, 2010 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Simon Cowell gave his first interview since the making the announcement about his departure from "American Idol" at the end of this season, insi ...

  27. Billboard Bits: The Smiths, Paula Abdul, Michael Bublé, LeToya and more

    January 11, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band's original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House an ...

  28. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments - Page 2

    December 21, 2009 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article list divider « Previous 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 Madonna's Tour Tops All Artist Info | Chart History | News Every time Madonna hits the road she makes history, and her "Sticky & Sweet" tour was no different. The epic run ...

  29. Joe Perry Q&A I Billboard.com

    Joe Perry Q&A I Billboard.com

    October 12, 2009 10:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Perry talks about his solo album and the future of Aerosmith. Video interview by David J. Prince. Heavy Metal , metal , interview , exclusive , Solo Album , rock , vuclip , Joe Perry , David J. Prince , aerosmith Videos Joe Perry Prince David J. ...

  30. Living Colour Talks 'Cult Of Personality'

    Living Colour Talks 'Cult Of Personality'

    September 25, 2009 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Ask not what your country can do for you..." Interview by David J. Prince. Living Colour , interview , Barack Obama , rock , interview with Living Colour , David J. Prince , Cult Of Personality , Barack Obama , David J. Prince , Interview ...

  31. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 2

    Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 2

    August 03, 2009 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's wrong with 90s music? Def Leppard's Joe Elliott says it lacks melody and that's why those bands haven't lasted the way many 80s bands have. Video interview by David J. Prince. Joe Elliott , interview , Def Leppard , billbo ...

  32. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 1

    Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pt. 1

    August 03, 2009 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frontman Joe Elliott talks about going country with Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, reissuing "Adrenalize" and "Pyromania" and more. Video interview by David J. Prince. Joe Elliott , interview , Def Leppard , billboard interview , v ...

  33. The 5 Worst (And Best) Ad Songs

    May 29, 2009 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The right song can help a product shine - but the wrong one can hit an off note Billboard consulted with a six-person panel of experts in advertising and branding to determine our list of the best five songs in commercials - and five that made viewe ...