1. Justice Crew’s Australian Record-Breaking Chart Reign Ends

    July 14, 2014 4:11 AM EDT Justice Crew’s record-breaking run at the top of the Australian singles chart with “Que Sera” has been halted at nine weeks by Joel and Benji Madden. The Madden brothers’ “We Are Done” (Capitol/EMI) climbed into the top spot on the latest chart, p ...

  2. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big at APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year ...

  3. Naked Ambition: 20 Bare-It-All Music Videos (NSFW)

    June 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's no secret that pop stars like to bare their bodies, whether it's on stage, on the red carpet, or in a music video. Big pop names like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Gotye left little to the imagination in their video hits, and we' ...

  4. Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Lead Shazam’s 2014 Summer Hits Predictions

    May 19, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran will be the voice of this summer. That’s the word according to the Shazam song recognition service, which has published its top 10 "Sounds of Summer" list. Shazam’s crystal ball-gazing is based on the songs more than 450 milli ...

  5. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, ac ...

  6. Janelle Monáe, Kimbra Announce Co-Headlining Tour of Australasia

    April 14, 2014 3:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe’s tour Down Under will have a distinctly home-grown flavor.  The award-winning American artist is joining forces with Kimbra for a five-city tour next month of Australia and New Zealand.  Live Nation’s Australasian division is organizi ...

  7. Birds of Tokyo Find Their Nest in the U.S.

    March 26, 2014 2:15 AM EDT 6 0 0 Birds of Tokyo are taking off in the U.S. right now, but theirs is anything but an overnight success story.  The alternative rock group is grabbing traction with “Lanterns” (Republic), already a huge hit in the band’s homeland, Australia. This is mu ...

  8. Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

    January 03, 2014 9:21 AM EST .301 k 1.134 k 75 For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales. Nielsen SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Digital Album and Single Sales Slow Justin Timberlake&# ...

  9. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  10. Top 10 Artists Shazam Expects To Break in 2014, Based on User Curiosity

    December 03, 2013 1:25 PM EST When people hold their phones in the air to identify a song, they are essentially saying, “I don’t know what this song is, but I like it.” As such, Shazam has unique insight into where our collective music taste is headed. Which artists are people ...

  11. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big Sca ...

  12. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big S ...

  13. Avicii's Dance/Folk Hit 'Wake Me Up!' Tops Triple A Chart

    October 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT The EDM cornerstone scores the unlikely feat of topping the adult alternative and dance airplay tallies Avicii's dance/folk fusion hit "Wake Me Up!" (featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc) rises 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based ...

  14. 'Radioactive' Explosion: How Imagine Dragons' Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

    July 27, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Radio programmers discuss how a song that's 'a little alternative, a little pop, a little dubstep' has become a multi-format smash Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" has turned into one of the most prophetic titles in ...

  15. What Gotye Did Next - The Basics’ ‘So Hard For You’: Watch

    July 04, 2013 1:37 AM EDT Before his star went supernova, Gotye was simply Wally De Backer -- drummer with the Basics. The Australian artist behind the 2012 smash “Somebody That I Used to Know” (featuring Kimbra) has returned to his roots with the Basics, playing up-front ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Ann Tausis Joins Kobalt

    May 23, 2013 5:22 PM EDT On June 1, former Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) director Ann Tausis will join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Limited (KNRL) as managing director. KNRL focuses on neighboring rights within the industry, offering services to clients through ...

  19. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:19 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and ...

  20. Universal's Ash Adds Asia Pacific Duties

    February 25, 2013 8:33 AM EST The restructuring at Universal Music Australia continues with the news that the company’s leader, George Ash, has added new stripes for the Asia Pacific region. Ash rises to president of Universal Music Asia Pacific, a new position that sees the e ...

  21. Weekly Chart Notes: Baauer Continues The 'Harlem' Hit Parade

    February 22, 2013 7:05 PM EST While Baauer's new Hot 100 leader, the viral 'Harlem Shake,' encapsulates the Hot 100's evolution to include YouTube data, the New York neighborhood has a rich chart history. Baauer's "Harlem Shake" soars onto t ...

  22. Prince to Headline Montreux Jazz Festival

    February 15, 2013 6:11 AM EST Prince will play three pricey headline shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, for what will be the famous fest’s first edition since its founder Claude Nobs passed away. The master musician will perform over the three nights of July 13, 14 ...

  23. Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 12:01 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will se ...

  24. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  25. Spotify Users Predict Grammy Winners

    February 05, 2013 11:34 AM EST Is Spotify about to go all Nate Silver on the Grammy Awards – by which we mean rigorously applying data to know that which would otherwise be unknowable? Well, the company is giving it a shot. The following predictions are "based on song and ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of G ...

  27. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One ...

  28. The Beat 12/28: Year-End Billboard Chart Toppers

    December 28, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Friday, December 28 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. Befor ...

  29. Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts

    December 28, 2012 3:23 PM EST As previously reported, Bruno Mars spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven." The song becomes the first to top the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs simultaneously da ...

  30. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  31. SoundTracking Integrates YouTube in Android Update

    December 20, 2012 5:07 PM EST SoundTracking, the application downloaded by 3 million people who use it to share virtual music postcards with their friends, has integrated YouTube for its latest Android version released Thursday. Developed by Schematic Labs in San Francisco, So ...

  32. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  33. Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2012

    December 20, 2012 9:45 AM EST It's not hard to find songs that made a difference at top 40 this year Left-field hits from "Too Close" to "Ho Hey" didn't just claim real estate on stations dominated by turbo-pop anthems a year ago, they also had an ...

  34. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  35. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  36. Madonna Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2012

    December 18, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite artists, songs and albums of the year, Madonna emerged as the 2012 MVP and came out on top in four other categories. One year after pop divas like Britney Spears, Adele and Lady Gaga ruled the ...

  37. YouTube 2012: The Year of the DIY Lip-Sync Video

    December 18, 2012 12:05 AM EST On YouTube, 2012 was the year of the D.I.Y. lip sync video, fueled by parodies of "Gangnam Style" and "Call Me Maybe." Unlike years past, when lip-syncing meant watching a lonely girl sing into a hairbrush in her bedroom, the v ...

  38. The Year in New Artists 2012: Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen & Fun. Reigned

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While every year always brings a smattering of new acts that rack up major hits, 2012 produced an unusually robust group of fresh-faced talent. For the first time since 1956, the year's three biggest singles are by acts that earned their first ...

  39. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop crosso ...

  40. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut ...

  41. The Best of 2012: The Year In Music

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article _ _ Chart Article _ _ Gone But Not Forgotten These huge talents passed away this year, but they'll always be remembered. _ Music Photos of the Year Gaga kissed the mayor, Bieber met Oprah and over 100 more great images. _ The Top ...

  42. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 8:14 AM EST fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop cros ...

  43. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  44. The Year In Social Media: The Rise of the Challengers

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continued to rule the social media landscape in 2012, but other networks made inroads as well, giving the incumbents a run for their money. The upstarts include Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Google+ and the reinca ...

  45. How We Charted The Year

    December 13, 2012 10:38 PM EST How Billboard recaps new social charts and much more As our numerous year-end charts reflect, 2012 was an exciting and unpredictable year for the music industry. While each of Billboard¹s editors and readers may have certain moments, artists, song ...

  46. Gotye

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  47. Joel Klaiman Officially Named Columbia Records' EVP/GM

    December 12, 2012 9:28 AM EST It's official: Joel Klaiman is now the executive vice president and general manager of Columbia Records, according to an announcement made by label CEO and chairman Rob Stringer. Klaiman, who was formerly EVP at Universal Republic, will overs ...

  48. One Direction Rivals Obama on Facebook Year in Review Lists

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boy band among the top public figures on the social network over the past 12 months. It's that time of year again, when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Yea ...

  49. Facebook 2012: One Direction Nearly as Popular as Obama

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's that time of year again when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. Facebook on Wednesday joined in that annual exercise, releasing its Year in Revie ...

  50. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

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