1. Lisa Mitchell Discusses Her New 'F--k It' Song ‘Wah Ha’: Listen

    October 21, 2014 1:24 AM EDT Lisa Mitchell has never been one to take the obvious route. The Australian singer-songwriter is back in the groove after taking time out to travel and work on a bio-dynamic vegetable farm. The experience of getting her hands dirty on the Victorian ...

  2. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  3. Bubbling Under: Rixton Readies U.S. Invasion

    March 07, 2014 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Rixton, Big Data and Cashius Green  Rixton Manchester, U.K., boy band Rixton makes waves states ...

  4. Belle & Sebastian, Alex Ebert, Flea Added to Sundance Music Lineups

    January 14, 2014 7:17 PM EST Musicians will perform concerts and DJ sets during film festival The music scene at Sundance continues to firm up. Belle & Sebastian will perform a concert after the premiere of group leader Stuart Murdoch’s film “God Help the Girl,” Golden Glo ...

  5. Universal Teams With Hyundai For Rare Marley Ad Campaign, Preps ‘Legend: Remixed’ Compilation

    May 13, 2013 1:01 PM EDT The Hyundai spot, titled “Signs,” will debut a remix by Stephen Marley and DJ/producer Jason Bentley, music director at KCRW. The track will also preview “Legend: Remixed,” a compilation due this June on Island/Tuff Gong/UME and featuring remix ...

  6. SXSW Interactive: Daniel Glass, Britt Daniel, More on Why It's a Must for Music Biz

    March 08, 2013 2:17 PM EST Today marks the kickoff of Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest’s Interactive Festival -- now in its 18th year as its own distinct entity within the entire SXSW conference. But while SXSW Interactive started primarily as a hothouse for emerging t ...

  7. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:56 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since si ...

  8. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since ...

  9. Sundance Live: Dave Grohl, Muscle Shoals Tribute & Darlene Love in the Mix

    January 20, 2013 3:25 PM EST star-lined Dave Grohl party, a tribute to the music of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and legendary back-up singers stepping into the spotlight are among the music highlights on tap for the Sundance Film Festival. Park City Live, the former Harry O's, ...

  10. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  11. Local Natives Preview 'Hummingbirds' at Private Show

    December 17, 2012 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Band talks "personal, direct album" at KCRW concert The Local Natives performed eight of the 11 songs from their upcoming second album "Hummingbirds" at a Dec. 13 private concert for Santa Monica radio station KCRW that will be b ...

  12. Backbeat: Nero, Junkie XL, Andy Grammer, KCRW's Jason Bentley Rock American Music Awards Kickoff EDM Party

    November 17, 2012 10:58 AM EST Josh Mayer (The Glitch Mob) and PennyBirdRabbit. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) The electronic dance music community flocked to Club Nokia 's swanky VIP lounge last night to kick off AMA weekend. The party was thrown in honor of the genre's recen ...

  13. Henry Jackman on Scoring 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Skrillex's Dubstep Track, Seth Rogen's New Project (Video)

    November 05, 2012 2:16 PM EST After composer Henry Jackman appeared at last week's Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film TV Music Conference's " EDM Invades Hollywood" panel" with Dust Brother Mike Simpson, KCRW's Jason Bentley and Junkie XL, Billboar ...

  14. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Rocks Intimate Party at Sonos Studios With Live Nation, EMI, KCRW Execs

    October 29, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Deadmau5 performs for a private crowd at the Sonos Studios in L.A. (Photo: Danny Mahoney) Last Friday, electronic music fans lined up outside of Hollywood's Sonos Studio for an intimate gig featuring Deadmau5 . Bouncers held tightly to the gu ...

  15. Backbeat: Diane Warren, Industry Execs, Songwriters and Hopefuls at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Happy Hour: Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with Billboard publisher Tommy Page. (Photo: Arnold Turner ) Attendees at Billboard's 11th annual Film & TV Music Conference had numerous reasons for spending a couple of days at Hollywoo ...

  16. Junkie XL, Jason Bentley, Dust Brother Mike Simpson, More Talk EDM's Hollywood Invasion At Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:18 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Simpson, composer, Henry Jackman, composer, Junkie XL, composer, moderator Jason Bentley, music director, KCRW (Photo: Arnold Turner) Dealing with the expectations, frequent mixed messages and huge budgets of Hollywood studios requires ...

  17. Backbeat: Hard's Gary Richards Talks Live Nation Acquisition, DJing With Roses In His Hair at EMI's Electrospective Party in Hollywood

    September 20, 2012 4:16 PM EDT POSSO DJing at Hollywood's AV Nightclub for the Electrospective launch and Magnetic Magazine's birthday celebration (Photo by Catie Laffoon) EMI launched their Electrospective campaign on Tuesday night at the AV Nightclub in Hollywood . ...

  18. Backbeat: Regina Spektor Dazzles Crowd at Invite-Only KCRW Taping

    August 20, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Anne Regina Interview 015: KCRW DJ Anne Litt interviewing Regina Spektor on stage following her performance. (Photo: Larry Hershowitz) Last week, Regina Spektor spent her Wednesday night at veteran producer/mixer/engineer Bob Clearmountain 's ...

  19. Album Reviews: Rob Zombie, Gloriana, Jesse Harris, and the 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT METAL ROB ZOMBIE "Mondo Sex Head" Producers: various Universal Music Enterprises Release Date: Aug. 7 Assembled by music director Jason Bentley of the tastemaking Santa Monica, Calif., noncommercial station KCRW, "Mondo Sex Head&quo ...

  20. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  21. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer ...

  22. Backbeat: Moby Kicks Off KCRW's 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live' Show at L.A.'s Annenberg Space For Photography

    July 17, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Moby performing the acoustic portion of his set on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Fans stood on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles this past weekend (July 14) as Mo ...

  23. Rebecca & Fiona, Swedish House Extraordinaires, Light Up US Market

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The first EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas closed its second and final day with that cornerstone of every music industry confab: the artist panel. Rebecca & Fiona were the youngest panelists onstage, in terms of age and career span. They were al ...

  24. Avicii Tour Slammed As Overly Ambitious (At Best) at EDMBiz

    June 08, 2012 4:42 PM EDT It was the Swedish elephant in the room: Amid conversations about the explosive success of dance music and the industry's bright future, Avicii's floundering Le7els Tour was on the minds of many at Insomniac's EDMbiz conference. And ...

  25. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  26. Exclusive: Kaskade, Steve Angello, Announced For Inaugural EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any illusions. Popular EDM DJs Ka ...

  27. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  28. Backbeat: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform New Album For Vagrant, KCRW-Filled Crowd

    April 09, 2012 1:22 PM EDT KCRW DJ Liza Richardson, center, was host of a concert performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The newly expanded band comprises, from left, Josh Collazo, Stewart Cole, Aaron Arnz, Seth Ford Young, Mark Noseworthy, Richardson, Alex Eb ...

  29. W, Coke Extend DJ Lab Partnership

    March 28, 2012 12:12 PM EDT W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. At first, the match doesn't seem entirely natural: W Hotels, the international hotelier that hangs its hat on its art and culture positioning; and burn energy drink, distributed by Co ...

  30. Moby: 'Major Labels Should Just Die'

    March 01, 2011 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 An age-old dilemma between artists and record companies was the focus of the 2011 EMP (Experience Music Project) Pop Conference's Saturday night keynote panel entitled "How Musicians Make Do and Keep their Souls Alive in a Changing Pop Wor ...

  31. David Lynch Releases 'Good Day,' 'I Know' Singles

    November 29, 2010 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Director David Lynch has released new original music via iTunes: a synth-heavy dance track called "Good Day Today" and a brooding bluesy number called "I Know." The revered auteur, whose films have inspired many eclectic soundtra ...

  32. KCRW Names Bentley Music Director

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Bentley, longtime KCRW/Santa Monica, Calif., DJ of the evening show "Metropolis," will take over the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show starting Dec. 1 and has been named the station's music director. "This is a wo ...

  33. Justice Parties Hearty In Tour Documentary

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere of "A Cross the Universe," a relentlessly nihilistic documentary that follows the band on its spring 2008 tour. French electro-rock duo Justice was in Ne ...

  34. Rhino Expands Bee Gees' 'Greatest'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the hit film and soundtrack "Saturday Night Fever," which propelled the Bee Gees to new commercial heights, Reprise will on Sept. 18 reissue the group's 1979 In recognition of the 30th anniver ...

  35. Peas, Death Cab, Z-Trip To Rock New Year's

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie and John Digweed lead the lineup for the sixth annual Giant Village New Year's event, to be held Dec. 31 across six city blocks of Wilshire Boulevard in Los An The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie an ...

  36. Grand National Sets Sights On North America

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Grand National will make its North American live debut in March, with one appearance confirmed for the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, and another being eyed for New U.K. rock act Grand National will make its North ...

  37. Killers, Oakenfold To Rock New Year's Eve

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crystal Method, Mark Farina and Jason Bentley will rock New Year's Eve revelers as part of the fifth annual GIANT Village event in Los Angeles. The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crysta ...

  38. Dance Acts Flock To L.A. New Year's Bashes

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this New Year's Eve. Paul Oakenfold, the Crystal Method, Sandra Collins and Danny Howells will lead an event at the Bona Los Angeles dance revelers will once again ...

  39. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Me ...

  40. Van Dyk Spins 'Global' Collection

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" f Internationally renowned DJ ...

  41. Top Electronic Acts Set For New Years In L.A.

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the Universe New Year's Eve dance festival on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. About a half mile stretch of Hollywoo Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dis ...

  42. Kelis To Join Roots On Area: One Tour

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the Roots on stage for seven dates on Moby's inaugural Area: One tour, set to kick off July 11 in Atlanta. Other artists newly confirmed to appear at various sto Up-and-coming vocalist Kelis will join the ...

  43. Jane's Addiction, Weezer Head Coachella Lineup

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def, the Roots, and a host of top electronic and DJ acts are confirmed for the second Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Fatboy Slim, ...