1. Bonnaroo 2014: James Blake Talks Progress of Third Album & Possible Collaborators (Video)

    June 15, 2014 12:55 PM EDT During his first visit to Bonnaroo, English singer/songwriter/producer James Blake spoke with Billboard about the progress of his third album, which follows his Mercury Prize-winning 2013 album “Overgrown." Bonnaroo 2014 Full Coverage: Photo ...

  2. James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014

    James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014

    June 15, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blake LIVE and Q&A at Bonnaroo 2014 James Blake , bonnaroo , 2014 , James Blake Videos James Blake ...

  3. Beyonce 'Drunk In Love' Remixes: Who Did It Best?

    February 18, 2014 1:57 PM EST As Beyoncé and Jay Z continue to top the charts with "Drunk in Love" – their latest "Beyoncé" collaboration that kicked off the Grammys with a bang last month – other R&B/hip-hop names are hoping to get in on the action. ...

  4. Arcade Fire Nominated for Three mtvU Woodie Awards

    February 14, 2014 1:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Canadian alternative rockers Arcade Fire leads this year's mtvU Woodie Awards nominations with three. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams, Jay Z, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure and Chance the Rapper ...

  5. Independents Claim 50% of Grammy Wins, Largest Share in A2IM History

    January 27, 2014 3:41 PM EST Independent record labels and artists hauled off some heavy hardware at the 56th Grammy awards last night, claiming the largest share of all awards since at least 2006, when the American Association of Independent music began tracking the ce ...

  6. James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    January 27, 2014 1:30 AM EST 0 0 0 James Blake on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014 music , James Blake , Grammys 2014 , interview , 2014 , red carpet , Billboard , Awards , James Blake Grammys Grammys James Blake ...

  7. Pepsi Premieres Best New Artist Video Series Starring 2014 Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist’s first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nomine ...

  8. Pepsi Premieres Grammy Best New Artist Video Series Starring All Five Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist's first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five no ...

  9. What Is James Blake's Sound? He's Stumped, Too: Video Q&A With 'Overgrown' Artist

    November 21, 2013 10:50 AM EST No one has more trouble defining British musician James Blake's unique blend of folk, soul and ambient electronica soundscapes than Blake himself. "I was actually struggling in a cab yesterday," Blake said during a recent tour stop ...

  10. MoRuf Releases 'Shades.Of.Moo' Project: Listen

    November 12, 2013 5:37 PM EST Days after teasing fans with his smooth "Homie.Lover.Friend" single, MoRuf releases his first official project, "Shades.Of.Moo." The 18-song LP features MoRuf tapping into his influences and interests, from including a snippet ...

  11. David Bowie Releases Creepy Video for 'Love Is Lost': Watch

    October 31, 2013 1:38 AM EDT David Bowie has got into the spirit of Halloween -- by releasing a scary video which he made for less than twenty bucks. The legendary singer’s clip for “Love Is Lost” was premiered during Wednesday’s Mercury Prize award ceremony in central London ...

  12. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  13. David Bowie Nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 12, 2013 8:44 AM EDT “The Next Day” may yet be remembered as David Bowie’s “award winning” comeback album. The Thin White Duke’s latest set is one of 12 albums nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. It’ll face competition with Arctic Monkeys’ “AM,” Disclo ...

  14. OVO Fest Cancels First Night Due to Frank Ocean Vocal Injury

    July 30, 2013 10:23 AM EDT The opening night of next week's OVO Fest in Toronto has been cancelled due to the vocal problems of its headliner, Frank Ocean, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. Ocean, who suffered a tear on his vocal cord last week, resulting in the cancel ...

  15. Drake Recruits Frank Ocean & James Blake for Two-Day OVO Fest

    May 16, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Drake recruits James Blake and Frank Ocean for the 4th annual OVO Fest. Drake's October's Very Own announced the line-up late yesterday (Wednesday, March 15). For the first time, the summer event will span for two days (August 4 and 5). ...

  16. 'Unprecedented' Demand Sees Splendour in the Grass Sell-Out Fast

    May 02, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day ...

  17. Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest Sells Out in Record Time

    May 02, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day pa ...

  18. Splendour in the Grass 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 4:08 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, T ...

  19. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV ...

  20. Anti-Thatcher Song ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ Beat By Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’ on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 2:50 PM EDT The highly controversial campaign to get “Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” by the “Wizard of Oz” Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has ended in narrow defeat. As BBC Radio 1 announced the Official Charts Company’s new sales data on Sun ...

  21. Big K.R.I.T. Releases 'King Remembered In Time' Mixtape: Listen

    April 10, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Close to a year after releasing his major label debut, "Live from the Underground," Big K.R.I.T. returns with his sixth mixtape, "King Remembered In Time." With the exception of the 9th Wonder-produced song, "Life Is a G ...

  22. Kendrick Lamar Talks 'B-tch Don't Kill My Vibe' Video With Jay-Z, James Blake Collab & SXSW

    March 22, 2013 3:33 PM EDT The rapper shares that he's currently in the studio working on ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron,' due this summer. If it sounded as if Kendrick Lamar took over this year's SXSW, it's because he did. According to the West Coa ...

  23. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, ...

  24. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 6:30 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. God Mode, One of Frenchkiss' First Nine Distributed Labels, Lines Up More 2012 Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:12 PM EDT Last week, Billboard announced the nine labels that will be distributed by the Frenchkiss Label Group , which formed late last year. One of those labels is New York-based imprint God Mode, which is run by journalist/Mr. Dream drummer Nick Sylveste ...

  27. Adele Rolling Deep in Ivor Novello Award Nominations

    April 17, 2012 6:50 AM EDT The 57th Ivor Novello Awards nominations have been announced and, as usual, British vocal powerhouse Adele heads the pack. The awards, regarded as the most important awards for UK music writers, reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They ...

  28. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming ...

  29. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  30. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  31. PJ Harvey Beats Out Adele, Wins Mercury Prize For Second Time

    September 06, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ten years after her Barclaycard Mercury Prize win for "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea," pioneering U.K. songstress PJ Harvey has received the recognition for a second time. Eighth album "Let England Shake" won Harvey ...

  32. From Talking Heads to Kreayshawn-How Music Supervisor Scott Vener Makes Hip Syncs Happen

    September 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener (@brokemogul), who started as a music consultan ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the U ...

  34. Scott Vener Q&A: Meet The Man Behind 'Entourage's' Music

    August 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener ( @brokemogul ), who started as a music consultant ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner ...

  36. Pukkelpop Death Toll Rises to 5 as Organizers Cancel Festival

    August 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The death toll rose to five and 75 injuries as a result of a fierce storm that hit the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium yesterday (Aug. 18), causing three stage tents to collapse. At 5:00 a.m. this morning, the organizers decided to cancel the re ...

  37. Storm Hits Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium: At Least 3 Dead, 70 Injured

    August 18, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A wind and hail storm battered the famed Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, according to a medical response official. There is local news video of the storm's initial aftermath ...

  38. Adele, PJ Harvey Nominated for U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    July 19, 2011 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele , PJ Harvey and Tinie Tempah are among the artists whose albums are nominated for the Barclayard Mercury Prize , which honors the best British album of the year. The albums included in this year's shortlist were announced during a ceremon ...

  39. Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    July 18, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its sixth year, indie tastemaker Pitchfork once again assembled a slew of must-see headliners and buzz bands for their three-day Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park this past weekend (July 15-17). Acts like TV on the Radio , ...

  40. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins Possibly Retiring, 'Spider-Man' Slapped with New Violations

    March 04, 2011 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Phil Collins Retiring from Music? Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music. The 60-year-old has hearing prob ...

  42. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a sec ...

  43. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jacks ...

  44. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent's House Burgled By Wine Lover, Lady Gaga Groped in Paris

    December 21, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent's House Burgled By Wine Lover Two men broke into 50 Cent 's Connecticut mansion this morning and were arrested by police after security guards had tippe ...

  45. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hay ...

  46. Pop Stars Gather At The Net For 'Kids' Day'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Slated fo ...