1. Backbeat: The Killers Thrill NYC For 'American Express: Unstaged' Concert With Werner Herzog

    September 19, 2012 5:36 PM EDT Brandon Flowers of the Killers on stage at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx. (Photo: Getty: Donald Bowers / American Express Unstaged) "Hello! We're The Killers , brought to you by way of fabulous Las Vegas. This one goes out to Planet ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Great ...

  3. Chart Moves: Two Door Cinema Club, Stars Albums Make Splashy Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard 200 We had a one-two-three punch at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, thanks to debuts at Nos. 1-3. Matchbox Twenty led the pack, earning its first chart-topper with North (95,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  4. Band of Horses' Peaceful, Easy Feeling

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Alt-country group matures with fourth album 'Mirage Rock'. Things are good for Band of Horses. The South Carolina alt-country quintet's third album, "Infinite Arms", was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award and debuted at No. ...

  5. Imagine Dragons 'Not Going to Win' a VMA

    September 06, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie Band Talks MTV VMA Nomination, Debut Album 'Night Visions,' Tour Imagine Dragons, whose debut album, "Night Visions" dropped earlier this week, are nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award at tonight's cere ...

  6. Hot Tours: Madonna, Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

    August 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna claims the top ranking on the latest Hot Tours ranking with box office stats reported from the final month of her MDNA tour's European leg. With more than 307,000 fans in attendance at the last 11 Euro performances, ticket revenue total ...

  7. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  8. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected ...

  9. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected las ...

  10. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projecte ...

  11. The Beat 8/15: Jack White's Secret Songs, Taylor Swift's New Album, Lady Gaga's PETA Drama

    August 15, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, Aug. 15 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, where host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- fro ...

  12. The Beat 8/15: Taylor Swift's New Album, Lady Gaga's PETA Drama, Jack White's Secret Tracks

    The Beat 8/15: Taylor Swift's New Album, Lady Gaga's PETA Drama, Jack White's Secret Tracks

    August 15, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/15: Taylor Swift's New Album, Lady Gaga's PETA Drama, Jack White's Secret Tracks peta , jonathan brooks , Jack White , axl rose , Lady GaGa , we are never getting back together , Billboard , Music News , action bronson , Gu ...

  13. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  14. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal olig ...

  15. Beck To Release Sheet Music 'Album' in December

    August 08, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beck fans won't have to wait much longer for a new album... that is, if they can play the music themselves. The alt-rock veteran announced on Wednesday (Aug. 8) via his website that he will partner with McSweeny's to release a 20-song albu ...

  16. The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights: Sets, Storms, Perry Farrell Backstage Q&A

    The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights: Sets, Storms, Perry Farrell Backstage Q&A

    August 06, 2012 6:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/06: Lollapalooza Highlights, Stormapalooza 2012, Exclusive Sit Down with Perry Farrell jonathan brooks , Die Antwoord , the shins , Jack White , Passion Pit , Billboard , lollapalooza 2012 , Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Black Keys , featur ...

  17. Sony Music Names Jenifer Mallory VP International Marketing

    August 06, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Sony Music today announced that Jenifer Mallory has been promoted to Vice President, International Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment. In her new capacity Mallory will lead international marketing campaigns for Sony's U.S.-signed artists, co ...

  18. Business Matters: Pandora Adds 400,000 Listeners in July

    August 06, 2012 4:26 PM EDT Pandora Adds 400,000 In July Pandora increased its monthly active users to 54.9 million in July from 54.5 million in June. Listener hours increased to 1.12 billion -- up 76% year-over-year -- from 1.08 billion. Perhaps most importantly, Pandora re ...

  19. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 After the sweltering heat of Friday and the show-halting storm of Saturday, the closing Sunday of Lollapalooza 2012 struck a balance with the sun shining brilliantly on Chicago's Grant Park for the emotional wallop of Florence and the Machine , ...

  20. Jack White LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    Jack White LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012

    August 06, 2012 12:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White LIVE @ Lollapalooza 2012 Lollapalooza , Jack White , performance , featuredVideo5 , Jack White , Lollapalooza , Performance Videos Jack White Lollapalooza Performance ...

  21. Avicii, Justice Lead Dance Invasion at Lollapalooza

    August 03, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Get ready to dance, Lollapalooza fans. This year's three-day, sold-out mega-festival that starts Friday on Chicago's lakefront will have well-known headliners like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Black Keys, but it also will have a speci ...

  22. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stag ...

  23. The Beat 8/01: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops, Courtney Love Starts Twitter Drama

    The Beat 8/01: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops, Courtney Love Starts Twitter Drama

    August 01, 2012 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/01: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops, Courtney Love Starts Twitter Drama jonathan brooks , Courtney Love , featuredVideo1 , Plan B , Isles of Wonder , Jack White , Kate Middleton , Ellie Goul ...

  24. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of out ...

  25. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, w ...

  26. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Get More: 2012 VMA , Music NEW YORK (AP) -- The MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nominations each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. ...

  27. Splendour 2012: Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Rock Down Under

    July 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Newcomers Azealia Banks & Lana Del Rey Hit Rough Spots During Three-Day Festival The Smashing Pumpkins , Jack White and Bloc Party delivered in a big way during their headline slots at Australia's Splendour in the Grass, which returned this ...

  28. Insider Tips: 'Glee' Spoilers, Firefly 2013 Afoot, Flying Lotus & Pusha T Albums

    July 27, 2012 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recomm ...

  29. Firefly Director Talks Festival's Success, Looks Ahead to Next Year's Return to Delaware

    July 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Last weekend, the inaugural Firefly Festiva l put Delaware on the musical map, drawing an estimated audience of 30,000 people per day to the First State's first major music festival. Before the dust had completely settled on the Woodlands of ...

  30. Lollapalooza Announces 2013 Dates

    July 25, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Photo courtest of the Lollapalooza message board . Lollapalooza's organizers sure are thinking ahead. While their 2012 iteration hasn't even kicked off yet -- the Chicago festival is set to take place over the weekend of August 3-5 -- ad ...

  31. Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

    July 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The granddaddy of all the modern Japanese rock fest, Fuji Rock, is hosting a line-up that seems influenced by the London Olympics, which start on the same day. Skip To Bottom The 16th annual Fuji Rock Festival, which starts Friday and runs through ...

  32. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted ...

  33. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  34. Beck Unveiling New Songs on 'Sound Shapes' Video Games

    July 18, 2012 11:43 AM EDT Beck is contributing three unreleased songs to the upcoming video game "Sound Shapes," developer Queasy Games announced on Wednesday. His tracks "Cities," "Touch the People" and "Spiral Staircase," will each ...

  35. Beck Unveiling New Songs on 'Sound Shapes' Game

    July 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beck is contributing three unreleased songs to the upcoming video game "Sound Shapes," developer Queasy Games announced on Wednesday. His tracks "Cities," "Touch the People" and "Spiral Staircase," will each s ...

  36. Jack White Drives Fast Cars, Gets Arrested in 'Freedom at 21' Video

    July 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White is looking a little blue these days. The singer's face features a paler-than-usual hue in his new music video for "Freedom at 21," directed by hip-hop video-extraordinaire Hype Williams, which shows White landing in -- and ...

  37. Business Matters: How Extensive Pre-Sales Can Help Indie Albums to Top 40 Debuts

    July 02, 2012 5:29 PM EDT Extensive Pre-Sales Can Help Indie Albums Chart Higher Than Major Releases Fan-funding platforms can now put independent albums high up the U.K. album chart. Whether or not that's a good thing is up for debate. Take the example of Ginger Wild ...

  38. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  39. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  40. This Week In Music: Clear Channel's Julie Pilat on How to Program a Station Well

    June 21, 2012 2:29 PM EDT In the latest installment of This Week In Music, Topspin's Ian Rogers talks with Clear Channel's Julie Pilat about her start in the radio industry, programming radio and EDM artists. Pilat speaks about her start in the FM radio industry, ...

  41. Single Reviews: Lupe Fiasco, Cher Lloyd, Beck

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco "Around My Way ­(Freedom Ain't Free)" (4:17) Producers: Simonsayz, B-Side Writer: L. Fiasco Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Atlantic Records Lupe Fiasco is often considered one of the few sociopolitical rappers still mo ...

  42. Exclusive: Kenny Chesney To Play AmEx 'Unstaged' Jersey Shore Concert, Jonathan Demme Directing

    June 12, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kenny Chesney will become the tenth artist to perform in American Express' "Unstaged" series next Wednesday, June 20, teaming up with director Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") for a live, 7 ...

  43. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. ...

  44. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hints at Jack White Collaboration

    June 09, 2012 4:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Near the end of Radiohead 's triumphant headlining set at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, frontman Thom Yorke gave a special shout-out to Jack White , and hinted at an upcoming collaboration between the two alt-rock veterans. " ...

  45. Beck Releases New Single With Jack White

    May 30, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teaming up with Jack White, Beck released the menacing country number "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" on Third Man Records this week. The song skirts the line between a range of styles, including punk (with White supplying scream ...

  46. Summer Music Preview: Showstopping Tours

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 Miranda Lambert tour: On Fire Booking Agent: Joey Lee, ­William Morris Endeavor Dates: June 1-Sept. 7 Country has developed a wealth of new headliners during the past decade. But most of these newer acts are either male (Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric ...

  47. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Te ...

  48. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Nabs Second Week at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart a second week with "Blown Away," selling another 120,000 copies (down 55% according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend m ...

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