1. Cassadee Pope & All Time Low's Rian Dawson Are Engaged

    February 10, 2017 9:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Country singer Cassadee Pope  announced her engagement to Rian Dawson, the 29-year-old drummer for All Time Low , in a tweet Friday (Feb. 10). Pope, 27, won the third season of The Voice in December 2012 and is nominated for a Grammy on Sunday along ...

  2. Keke Palmer Writes About a Life Unfiltered in Her New Book

    February 07, 2017 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 If you've seen images of Keke Palmer on the red carpet in recent years, it's clear the performer who charmed audiences as a child in Akeelah and the Bee and Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP has grown into a sultry star who knows who she ...

  3. Music Supervisor Alex Lacamoire on Life After 'Hamilton,' Recording New Hit Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'

    February 03, 2017 7:45 PM EST 0 0 9 "I heard that and was like, 'Sign me up,'" Lacamoire tells Billboard of his eagerness to get involved in "Hansen" after hearing just one song. Alex Lacamoire’s ear for innovative sounds, incisive eye for a complex score ...

  4. Crosstown Rebel: The Dance World According to Damian Lazarus

    February 01, 2017 11:11 AM EST 0 0 2 “I’m not a massively superstitious guy, but I do believe in magic.” It’s 1 p.m. in Tulum, Mexico, and Damian Lazarus is rummaging through a bowl of chilaquiles with steak. There’s a warm, light drizzle in the background, and Damian’s words are alive ...

  5. Gareth Emery Takes on Bullying With 'Saving Light' Charity Release on Monstercat

    January 31, 2017 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The horrors of bullying are far too familiar for many people.  Gareth Emery ,  Standerwick  and  HALIENE  dropped music with a message yesterday (Jan. 30) via Vancouver label Monstercat. Their single "Saving Light" is full of emotion at ev ...

  6. Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto Talks Global Smash 'Rockabye,' Premieres Autograf Remix: Exclusive

    January 26, 2017 12:35 PM EST 0 0 3 Clean Bandit, the three-member British electronic group, is currently riding high on charts across the globe with the smash “Rockabye,” an infectious dance track that also features vocal efforts from Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. The song is just the la ...

  7. The Best Luxury Pot Accessories for a High Class Smoke

    January 19, 2017 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Now that weed is legal and decriminalized in multiple states across the country, we at Billboard want to help you smoke (cough, legally) in style. From a $95 handmade ceramic apple bong  (puffing from the real fruit is so 2016) to 24k gold rolling p ...

  8. Turkish Producer Mahmut Orhan Talks Hit Single 'Feel' & Signing With Ultra Records

    January 18, 2017 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2015, the Turkish producer Mahmut Orhan lighted on a club-wrecking sonic combination: what he refers to as "nu-disco mixed with eastern vibes." As soon as Orhan began playing the resulting track, "Age of Emotions," during a DJ ...

  9. From Kanye to Leonard Cohen, Video Director Mark Romanek's Photos Give Intimate Glimpse Into a Guarded World: Exclusive

    January 11, 2017 12:33 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to the medium of music videos, Mark Romanek is a giant. And though his name may not spark instant recognition to the casual pop culture consumer, the 57-year-old’s projects have left an undeniable footprint that spans decades and genre ...

  10. Ferry Corsten Revisits His Gouryella Past to Find His Future

    January 10, 2017 9:57 AM EST 0 0 0 In the mid-'90s, Ferry Corsten was living in Rotterdam, getting his start as a producer and hanging out in record stores to hear the sounds of the world. There was this one shop in particular he frequented most, and he met a guy working there n ...

  11. Billboard's 100 Best Pop Songs of 2016: Critics' Picks

    December 12, 2016 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marque ...

  12. 12th Planet Talks 'Gully Squad' EP & Dubstep's Resurgence

    December 10, 2016 1:17 PM EST 0 0 0 In the year 2014, John Dadzie — better known as the pioneering American dubstep producer 12th Planet, whom Skrillex , among others, counts as a mentor — was in a funk. "I was caught in this place where I'm like, 'why am I even making ...

  13. Carl Cox Reflects on 15 Years at Space Ibiza, Turns Attention to Motorsports & Intec Records

    December 09, 2016 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Where is the living epicenter of house music? Is it Ibiza's white shores, New York's underground? Or is it Carl Cox 's triple-car garage in Melbourne, Australia, where two vehicles and more than 150,000 pieces of era-spanning, genre-d ...

  14. Nic Fanciulli Talks Expanding The Social Festival to Mexico and Colombia in 2017

    December 07, 2016 1:37 PM EST 0 0 3 The Social, one of the leading boutique music festivals in the UK, is expanding to Mexico and Colombia on March 17 and 18, 2017. The festival is curated by Nic Fanciulli and headlined by  Carl Cox to bring a piece of UK's house and techno feel ...

  15. Martin Solveig on New Single 'Places' & Returning to House Music

    December 07, 2016 10:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Speculation about the future of the big-tent electronic music scene is a popular topic these days, but where some people see storm clouds, the French DJ/producer Martin Solveig -- known for the single "Hello," certified gold in the U.S., a ...

  16. Jubilee Talks Miami Roots, 'After Hours' Album: 'I Used to Dream Dance Music'

    November 28, 2016 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The Brooklyn-based label Mixpak has earned renown for its commitment to dancehall: several years before Jamaican inflections became the top 40's flavor du jour in 2015, Mixpak founder Dre Skull was working with the dub legend Lee Scratch Perry ...

  17. Zedd Will Stay in U.S. Despite Trump Victory & Spread Positivity Through Music: 'No Minor Chords Anymore'

    November 23, 2016 12:03 PM EST 0 0 0 A lot of folks threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election, but when push came to shove, many decided to stay and fight for what they feel is important. Count Zedd among those who just can't walk away. “There&# ...

  18. How 'The Walking Dead' Found Its Cheerful Torture Tune 'Easy Street' -- And Scored a Chart Hit

    November 22, 2016 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 The song, featuring Jim Bianco & Petra Haden, debuted on Billboard’s charts the week after the episode aired. Anyone who has watched The Walking Dead , AMC’s hit show about a group of people struggling to survive in a world overrun by zombies (o ...

  19. Zedd Announces Hakkasan Vegas Residency, Talks Working With New Artists: Exclusive

    November 22, 2016 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Imagine Zedd , the 27-year-old Grammy-award winning electro producer in demand by stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande , packed up inside a cube in the dark. On the other side of lightweight walls, he can hear the rumble of a sold out Staple-Center cro ...

  20. A-Trak on Remixes, Dance and Hip Hop's Differences & the Blog Era's End

    November 20, 2016 9:05 PM EST 0 0 0 In The Loop , which arrives in physical form next month, celebrates a decade's worth of remixes from the influential DJ/producer/Fool's Gold label co-founder A-Trak . Reading an amusing, informative booklet that accompanies the release, yo ...

  21. LDRU Talks Flume and Skrillex Co-Signs, Preps EP on Ultra

    November 16, 2016 6:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Australia has launched plenty of acts into the American popular consciousness over the years -- to pick a couple major examples, AC/DC and Kylie Minogue still make regular appearances in the playlists of bars and clubs, respectively -- but the ' ...

  22. Will Eastman Discovered His Adoption and Created a Concept Album: Exclusive

    November 15, 2016 2:59 PM EST 0 0 0 At first, the only sound is a dull ring in your ears. It persists, even as the rest of the information makes its way into your fuzzy brain. You struggle to process what you just heard, what you saw, what you can't deny is true, for it is only t ...

  23. Sasha Talks Going Live, Premieres Latest Single 'Rivaldo': Exclusive

    November 14, 2016 1:21 PM EST 0 0 2 If you find yourself in a rut, take a step outside your comfort zone. It's sage advice you've likely heard before, but consider it again. It's been the secret to Sasha 's Grammy nominated, four-time International Dance Music Awar ...

  24. Bingo Players' Maarten Hoogstraten Remembers Paul Bäumer, Shares 10-Year Anniversary Tour Mix: Exclusive

    November 02, 2016 7:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 When he stands behind the decks and stares at the moving mass of hundreds huddled before him, Maarten Hoogstraten will reflect on the last decade of his life. It would be hard not to during the Bingo Players 10-Year Anniversary Tour. The 13-date run ...

  25. Mark Ronson on Producing For Lady Gaga, Avoiding a Signature Sound

    November 01, 2016 11:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Ronson has produced for some of the biggest names in pop — he helped craft Lady Gaga 's Joanne , which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week — but he's still careful not to take anything for granted. "I don't want ...

  26. A Brief History of the Inane Kars 4 Kids Jingle You Can't Get Out of Your Head

    October 28, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In these polarized times, few things can unite Americans like their shared hatred of the radio and TV ads for Kars 4 Kids, a New Jersey-based charity that has gained national attention less for what it does -- which is still unclear to many -- than ...

  27. Ayla Nereo on the Planet Being Her Muse & Creating With The Polish Ambassador

    October 19, 2016 6:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ayla Nereo tends to let out a deep “hmm” prior to answering a question -- she takes her time, thinks carefully, and when ready, delivers a well-spoken and thought-provoking response. The California-based singer-songwriter, who often collaborates wit ...

  28. Patrick Topping Talks Upcoming US Tour, 'Paradise on Earth' Mix Series & More

    October 18, 2016 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 If Patrick Topping wasn’t a name you knew before, it will be now. The UK talent had been DJing and producing for about 4 years before being discovered by Jamie Jones. Since then, he has gotten international attention and toured some of the world’s b ...

  29. Nicky Siano Reflects on Chicago House History, Brings '70s Groove to New Club Disco

    October 16, 2016 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a pioneering DJ at the Gallery and Studio 54 during the '70s, Nicky Siano helped dictate the pulse of New York City's dancefloors, aiding disco as it made a move from underground to mainstream. But despite his importance on the East Coa ...

  30. Booka Shade Celebrates a Decade of 'Movements' With World Tour, Deluxe LPs: 'It Just Exploded'

    October 14, 2016 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you could peek 12 years back through the mists of time, you'd find Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger, two pop producers by day, plastered with goofy grins as they danced away the hours in a 300-capacity club in Frankfurt, Germany. It was ...

  31. Timeflies' 'Something Wrong' Gets a White Panda Remix: Exclusive Premiere

    October 13, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Still riding high off the success of their 2016 song "Once in a While" -- a top 40 hit on Billboard 's Pop Songs chart -- Timeflies is taking it to the next level by teaming up with The White Panda for a remixed version of their lates ...

  32. Campground Superstar: 48 Hours With Claude VonStroke at Dirtybird Campout 2016

    October 12, 2016 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Claude VonStroke — the towering, bushy bearded founder of Dirtybird Records — is being whisked about in a golf cart, zipping on one of many trips across the bucolic nook that is the Oak Canyon Park. Seated behind him, all I see is a giant raccoon ha ...

  33. Montreal Artist Snails Is Saving Bass Music, One Vomitstep at a Time

    October 12, 2016 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the spring of 2014, I pressed play on OWSLA's Soundcloud and stumbled upon sound design that left me speechless. The song was called "Wild" and one of the culprits behind the " twisted trap monstrosity " was Snails, a ris ...

  34. Larry Heard on Kanye West Sampling Him For 'Fade' & Mr. Fingers' Rebirth

    October 10, 2016 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since Kanye West released The Life Of Pablo in February, he's unveiled three official singles from the record. "Famous" spawned a public showdown with Taylor Swift , while "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" sparked a meme, but ...

  35. Tuff City Kids Talk Rejected Remix Roots & Style-Hopping Debut Album 'Adoldesscent'

    October 10, 2016 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 According to the DJ Gerd Janson — one half of Tuff City Kids along with Phillip Lauer — the German duo's trademark is to have no trademark. "Usually if you ask a certain producer for a remix, for instance a Lauer remix, you expect to hear ...

  36. Marcel Dettmann Talks 'DJ-Kicks' & Why Mixes Are Still an Art Form

    October 10, 2016 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been an interesting year for the long running DJ-Kicks series: there will be five entries in 2016, more than any other year except 2012, and they've covered a lot of ground. In February, Moodymann released one of the finest installmen ...

  37. Bill Clinton Honors Jon Bon Jovi at 10th Anniversary of JBJ Soul Foundation

    October 07, 2016 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 7 Ten years ago, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation launched with a mission of finding solutions to solving the very serious issues of poverty and homelessness. On Thursday night, the foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Garage in New York ...

  38. Rockwell Talks Open-Minded Drum 'n' Bass Approach, Premieres 'Hoez To The Floor'

    October 05, 2016 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last year, the English drum and bass producer Rockwell was surprised to hear one of his own songs getting regular play on BBC Radio 1. Though the track was titled "Please Please Please (Play This On The Radio)," it moved with the unruly ve ...

  39. Rüfüs du Sol 'Take Turns Driving the Computer': An Inside Look at Aussie Trio

    October 04, 2016 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 On a Thursday night in Santa Monica, California, a calming ocean breeze is trailing the scent of marijuana through a crowded pier and up into a large sound stage at the base of the dock. According to a local police officer, there’s about 30,000 spec ...

  40. Mr. Oizo Throws a Weird Pool Party and Invites All His Friends on New LP 'All Wet'

    September 29, 2016 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to Mr. Oizo's pool party. It is a very splendid and stupid affair. The dark gentleman over there smoking hot dogs is Boys Noize . That's Peaches swimming through the Jell-O mold. Don't mind Tetanos and Mocky's violent gam ...

  41. Eric Zho Op-Ed: China Is a Nuanced New Frontier for Electronic Music

    September 28, 2016 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 China, whether you’re ready or not, has arrived. The past few years have been an exciting time for China. Electronic music has been around for decades in the Western world, both in Europe and in select, soulful cities in the United States. It has si ...

  42. Karma Fields Gives First Interview, Previews Live 3D Experience: Exclusive

    September 27, 2016 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 1 In March of 2015, the label Monstercat's regular podcast appeared to fall victim to a hack, as regular programming was interrupted by a teaser for a video from an artist named Karma Fields. "Build the Cities" featured vocalists from i ...

  43. Daydreamer: The Dance World According to Lee Burridge

    September 25, 2016 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 All Day I Dream founder talks movement's global expansion and melodic dance music's moment. The modern world of dance music production moves at warp speed, but the DJ/producer Lee Burridge savors patience. Though he's the founder of a ...

  44. Black Coffee on Moving Beyond House Music: 'I Want to Be Able to Have Kanye' on Next Album

    September 19, 2016 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 South African artist talks BET Award and Drake's support at New York Fashion Week. The DJ/producer Black Coffee, real name  Nkosinathi  Maphumulo, is becoming one of South Africa's most famous musicians: His latest album, Pieces Of Me , wh ...

  45. Die Antwoord's Ninja Opens Up About God, 'Breaking Up' & Why New Album Is His Favorite

    September 16, 2016 4:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Every manga has a hero, and every hero has a start. In this one, we find our hero slumped against his car, crying like a “little bitch.” “I was right on edge so much, I just burst out crying.” That's where Ninja was 12 years ago, the masculine ...

  46. Aero Chord Premieres New Single 'The 90s', Talks Self-Discovery Journey in Canada: Exclusive

    September 15, 2016 8:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 After receiving festival love with trap songs “Surface” and “Break Them” DJ/producer Aero Chord went from living in his native Greece to an international tour, which eventually led his relocation to Los Angeles. However his big break didn’t come wit ...

  47. Shaun Frank Talks Co-Writing 'Closer,' Drops New Single 'Let You Get Away:' Exclusive

    September 15, 2016 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the artists behind The Chainsmokers' chart-topper steps into his own. Shaun Frank quickly mastered the art of collaboration. In the last few years, he's released tunes with Borgeous , Oliver Heldens , DVBBS , KSHMR, and Steve Aoki . ...

  48. Felix Jaehn Talks New Album, Drawing Inspiration From Major Lazer

    September 13, 2016 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 How do you follow up a massive worldwide hit? In the case of the German producer Felix Jaehn — whose remix of Omi 's "Cheerleader" claimed the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 last year — you use the success as a license to experiment. He� ...

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