1. Deadmau5 Fires Back at Disney's Trademark Opposition With Cease and Desist

    September 04, 2014 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following Disney's filing a formal opposition against EDM star Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, and his attempt to register a trademark on his mouse head caricature, Zimmerman has fired back with a cease and desist he not only sent the ...

  2. Deadmau5 Fires Back at Disney's Trademark Opposition With Cease and Desist

    September 04, 2014 9:54 PM EDT Following Disney's filing a formal opposition against EDM star Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, and his attempt to register a trademark on his mouse head caricature, Zimmerman has fired back with a cease and desist he not only sent t ...

  3. Deadmau5 and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Get Caffeinated in ‘Coffee Run’ Video: Watch

    July 31, 2014 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Deadmau5 is doing the rounds in a video of a different sort. The EDM superstar has taken Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford for a thrill ride, some freewheeling banter and serves of super-strength coffee. And it’s all captured on film. The 30-minute video cou ...

  4. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events, the premier EDM festival brand that CEO Rotella, 39, a visionary in the electronic sector, built ...

  5. Deadmau5 Reveals 'While (1 <2)' Release Date

    May 10, 2014 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last night Deadmau5 revelealed a release date for his forthcoming seventh studio album, "While (1<2)," on his official website, reports N.Y.E.D.M. Deadmau5 Performs a 2-Hour Set, Live from His Studio: Watch "While (1<2)," p ...

  6. Disney Investigating Deadmau5's Attempt to Trademark Mouse Logo

    April 01, 2014 8:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday, Disney let it be known at the U.S. Trademark Office that it is investigating a trademark registration filed by Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"). This one is intriguing. Deadmau5 is the stage name of EDM star Joel Zimmerman. La ...

  7. Sony, Ultra Sign YouTube Launchpad Artist M4SONIC (Exclusive)

    February 26, 2014 2:34 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old ...

  8. Astralwerks Signs Deadmau5 Through mau5trap Imprint

    October 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Iconic American electronic music label Astralwerks announced this morning that it has inked a deal with headline-grabbing, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) through the artist's own mau5trap imprint. Previously ...

  9. William Morris Endeavor Paid $150K to Satisfy Gambler's Debt to Deadmau5

    October 11, 2013 9:42 AM EDT On Feb. 21, 2011, the popular electronic musician Deadmau5 played a set at XS, a swanky nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel Resort. Typically, the artist showcases a mix of progressive house music, but on this night, he slipped in a ...

  10. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  11. Deadmau5 on Joys of Collaborating: 'It's Like a Hooker, You Don't Have to Marry It'

    November 28, 2012 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Deadmau5 will take a one-and-done collaboration with another artist over a more elaborate project any day, telling Billboard that a full album with one partner would get "real stagnant." "I like the collab thing," he told Billboa ...

  12. Video: Deadmau5 Q&A, Part 2: Album Sales and Why 'Scenes Aren't Too Important to Me'

    November 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST During Deadmau5's keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference in San Francisco, he discussed the differences between album sales and touring in terms of revenue streams, his thoughts on the EDM 'scene,' and on his bra ...

  13. Video: Deadmau5 on Highest-Paid DJs List, Mouse Head's Branding Power

    November 26, 2012 1:19 PM EST Deadmau5 sat down for a keynote Q&A at Billboard's FutureSound Conference and discussed the health of the EDM genre, the changes he's seen in dance music appreciationn, and the big business behind the craze. Check Out All Our Coverag ...

  14. Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

    November 20, 2012 2:06 PM EST Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwrite ...

  15. Deadmau5 @FutureSound: EDM's Rise, 'Self-Fulfilling Hype' and the Branding Power of the Mouse Head

    November 17, 2012 11:37 AM EST Deadmau5 (left, sans mouse head) with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the FutureSound conference in San Francisco (Photo: Arnold Turner) SAN FRANCISCO--Deadmau5 says EDM is not an acronym for electronic dance music. It's for " ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Deadmau5 Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 18, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Global dance music superstar Deadmau5 has been added as a keynote speaker to the star-studded Billboard FutureSound Conference in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco, CA. Billboard's Fut ...

  18. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- no ...

  19. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  20. Avicii Plots Fall Tour, Including Historic Radio City Show

    August 14, 2012 8:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 EDM Phenom Talks Exclusively to Billboard: "It's just crazy to see how the show keeps getting better and better" Electronic dance music phenom Avicii is bringing his head-shaped DJ booth and sweeping vocal anthems to New York's R ...

  21. Deadmau5's 'Album Title' Gets Fall Release

    August 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Deadmau5 , the button-pushing, mouse-head-wearing EDM superstar, is releasing his sixth studio album on Sept. 25. Dubbed "album title goes here," the 13-song set follows up 2010's "4x4=12," which hit No. 2 on the Dance/Elect ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Summer Music Preview: Bring That Beat Back

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Monsta Album title: untitled EP Label: Owsla Management: Luke Mitzman Release date: TBD Monsta has the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. - but its sound is ins ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Backbeat: Afrojack Hosts Star-Studded Show With David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Ultra Execs

    March 27, 2012 12:47 PM EDT EDM Buds (L-R): David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki pause for a picture while the three of them brought the beat to Afrojack's Ultra Music Fest afterparty. (Photo: Rodrigo Gaya/World Red Eye) After Madonna 's appearance during Avicii & ...

  28. Madonna & Deadmau5 Tweet, Make Up After 'Molly' Spat

    March 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 EDM leader Deadmau5 took issue with what he perceived was Madonna's casual mention of a slang term for the drug ecstasy from the stage at Ultra Music Festival. Like emails, texts and the sitcom Three's Company, a from-the-stage rallying ca ...

  29. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 21, 2012 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wynn Las Vegas upped the ante on Sin City's high-stakes EDM game this week, announcing 34 artists contracted for exclusive residencies across its four venues (Encore Beach Club, XS, Tryst, and Surrender). The roster includes powerful names like ...

  30. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Kicks Off Record-Setting Six-Night Run At NYC's Roseland Ballroom

    October 06, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) Ultra Music President Patrick Moxey, Ultra General Manager David Waxman and Ultra Senior Director Jessica Risling-Sholl (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage) Tuesday, Oct. 4 was a momentous evening for the masked man ...

  31. Video: Deadmau5 Talks 'Live at Earls Court' DVD, Massive Tour

    August 11, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just a few hours before Deadmau5 put on a legendary Lollapalooza headlining set this past weekend , the DJ extraordinaire took the time to catch up with the Billboard crew at our backstage tent. The Mau5, otherwise known as Joel Zimmerman, spilled d ...

  32. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Ph ...

  33. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 25, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend' ...

  34. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas Becoming America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 24, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend� ...

  35. Deadmau5 to Resuscitate Dance Scene With '4x4=12'

    November 30, 2010 4:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The story begins in Ontario, near Niagara Falls. Joel Zimmerman opens up his self-built nitrogen-cooled supercomputer to change a video card. Inside, he finds the source of the stench that has been permeating his sparsely furnished loft: a chemicall ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Talks Pregnancy Rumors, Arcade Fire Plots Tour

    August 16, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyoncé Addresses Baby Rumors While Beyoncé's decision to take a break earlier this year prompted rumors that she and husband Jay-Z are looking to have children, the ...

  37. U.S. Debut For South Africa's Die Antwoord

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South Africa's Die Antwoord, which broke out with global Internet hits, makes its live U.S. debut at this weekend's Coachella festival. The Cape Town-based outfit comprising Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek plays the Sahara stage on ...

  38. The Billboard Q&A: WME's Joel Zimmerman

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the recent launch of William Morris Electronic (WME), a joint venture between the William Morris Agency (WMA) and British DJ Pete Tong, the Los Angeles-based talent agency aims to create a "boutique agency model within the larger agency, ...

  39. William Morris Agency Forms Electronic Division

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency will expand its electronic music roster through a new joint venture with British DJ Pete Tong. New York-based booking agent Joel Zimmerman will head up the new division, dubbed William Morris Electronic. Under the new div ...