1. Watch: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver & The Strokes Members Form Supergroup for Charity

    September 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Members of Arcade Fire , Bon Iver and the Strokes joined forces on stage at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game on Saturday (Sept. 20) at the  McGill Sports Complex in Montreal. 'Funeral' Turns 10: The Untold Story of A ...

  2. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous,&qu ...

  3. Blind Boys of Alabama Team With Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on 'I'll Find a Way'

    September 07, 2013 10:00 AM EDT For the four octogenarians in the Blind Boys of Alabama, settling down isn't part of their plan. After 70-plus years of existence, the last dozen have seen the non-sighted gospel quartet at its most inventive, experimenting with blues, coun ...

  4. Backbeat: A2IM's Libera Awards Bring Out Indie Royalty With Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Tom Silverman, More

    June 21, 2013 2:02 PM EDT From the podium at the second annual Libera Awards Thursday night, Portia Sabin of Kill Rock Stars toasted a room full of DIY music entrepreneurs who unwound with free booze and finger foods after three days of power meetings, panels and presen ...

  5. Kanye West: I'm the 'Michael Jordan of Music'

    June 12, 2013 6:19 AM EDT When Kanye West talks, people listen. When he rants, masses tune in. The rapper gave a rare interview to the New York Times in which he talks at some length about his career. And he rants. And he delivers some bravado-filled soundbites that sho ...

  6. Kanye West Reveals Big-Name Collaborators on 'Yeezus'

    June 11, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Daft Punk, Rick Rubin, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Chief Keef & more to be featured on 'Yeezus.' Daft Punk is playing in Kanye’s house. Kanye West’s hugely anticipated “Yeezus” promises to be some party, with the French electro ...

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  8. Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: 'Slipstream,' Feminism, Katy Perry, Plans

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - has seen her share of great music years, an ...

  9. Bon Iver's 'Beth/Rest' Video: Justin Vernon Visits Rivendell

    October 16, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver 's video for "Beth/Rest" follows the story of two angelic lovers in luminescent hazmat suits, as they float in a hot air balloon and collect eggs for their tree house above what appears to be either Rivendell or an Ewok villa ...

  10. Field Report: Exclusive First Listen

    September 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield talks debut album: "It's sort of a snapshot of two or three years of my life" Fall is almost upon us, and Field Report has the exact soundtrack for you. The artfully crafted self-titled debut album ...

  11. Field Report Find 'Good Place' on Debut

    August 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Come for the Bon Iver connection; Stay for the layered, gentle songs about death, self-sabotage and redemption If you were to follow the thread of Field Report's name and ask what findings the band's first album reveals, the answer would b ...

  12. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  13. Bon Iver Designing Shoes for Charity

    June 19, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 From Madonna's Truth or Dare shoe collection to Kanye West's Air Yeezys, musicians across the board have been entering the world of footwear design. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon now joins this power list with his own creative take on kick ...

  14. Field Report Making Bon Iver-Aided Debut in September

    June 13, 2012 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Field Report will showcase its findings with its self-titled debut on Sept. 11. The new project's the latest from musician Chris Porterfield, who formerly played in DeYarmond Edison with Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon and members of Megafaun. W ...

  15. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Launches Label Named After 'Northern Exposure' Character

    June 12, 2012 9:09 PM EDT The inspiration behind Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's new label Chigliak Records is a noble one: to bring to the world long lost treasures that never saw commercial release (let alone success) in hopes of exposing these recordings to a new ...

  16. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chan ...

  17. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  18. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed ...

  19. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Lionel Richie performing at the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on Wednesday night (photo: Ben Sklar) With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Fes ...

  20. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performs 'Lady' With Kenny Rogers... Other Acts Include The-Dream, Polica, Vintage Trouble and Wallpaper. With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Sou ...

  21. Watch Justin Timberlake Play Bon Iver in 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

    February 19, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After sending up Super Bowl performers M.I.A. and LMFAO in last week's episode, "Saturday Night Live" skewered artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Iver and Prince in a skit last night (Feb. 18) in which a handful of celebrities dropped by ...

  22. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  23. Indie Labels Win 34 Grammys, Says A2IM

    February 14, 2012 7:30 AM EST Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, whose sophomore self-titled album on the Jagjaguwar label, biting one of his two 2012 Grammy awards won for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. (Getty) Led by Bon Iver's two Grammy wins, the American Ass ...

  24. Billboard.biz Grammy Reader's Poll Results: You Guys Are Good!

    February 13, 2012 12:44 PM EST After weeks of speculation and thousands of votes in our Reader's Poll, the results came in during last night's Grammy Awards, and our readers called Adele's sweep of the three major awards - Record of the Year ("Rolling In The ...

  25. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  26. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  27. Sharon Van Etten Sings Her Sorrow With Help From The National on 'Tramp'

    February 07, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Before Sharon Van Etten became your favorite band's favorite singer, before she recorded three deeply personal, haunting albums and definitely before she played "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," her best reason for playing music was jus ...

  28. Bon Iver Not Performing at Grammys: 'I Don't Think They Wanted Us To Play'

    February 03, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Vernon Talks Grammys Non-Performance, Bushmills Campaign, Avalanches Feud Bon Iver may be up for four Grammys, and frontman Justin Vernon may even appear (digitally, anyway) in a striking new commercial for this year's ceremony -- but yo ...

  29. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon On (Not) Playing the Grammys, Endorsing Bushmills

    February 03, 2012 10:02 AM EST Drinkin' and Cussin' (from left:) Kyle Frenette, Nate Vernon, Brian Joseph, and Justin Vernon f Bon Iver at Bushmills Irish Whiskey's "Since Way Back" event on Feb. 2. (Photo: Diana Levine) Bon Iver may be up for four Gram ...

  30. Bon Iver, Alicia Keys to Collaborate

    February 02, 2012 9:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon might be indie rock's busiest performer. The Grammy-nominated musician, whose past collaborations range from Kanye West to the National to Kathleen Edwards (whom he joined for a World Cafe performance this week), ...

  31. Bon Iver, 'Holocene' Featured In Surprising Grammy Ad

    January 31, 2012 6:09 PM EST Bon Iver's Justin Vernon previously had some choice words for the Grammy Awards, but it's seems he's changing his tune -- or at least going along with the Recording Academy's stunning new commercial for his band. Grammy Snubs ( ...

  32. Bon Iver Gets Grammy Treatment: Watch Stunning Spot Feat. 'Holocene'

    January 31, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Bon Iver's Justin Vernon previously had some choice words for the Grammy Awards, but it's seems he's changing his tune -- or at least going along with the Recording Academy's stunning new commercial for his band. Ahead of the Gra ...

  33. Bon Iver To Jam With The Roots on 'Fallon' Tonight

    January 19, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 When your friends are in town, it's time to jam out. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon will appear on tonight's (Jan. 19) episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" after The Roots' (and Fallon's house bandleader) Questlove ...

  34. Bon Iver Bound for 'Saturday Night Live'

    January 11, 2012 9:56 PM EST 0 0 0 It'll be a busy February for Justin Vernon. The Bon Iver frontman, in addition to preparing for his band's four nominations at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, will bring the group to "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 4. The band will f ...

  35. Morning Heds: Bon Iver's Label, David Foster Starts At Verve, Mog To Stream In Subarus

    January 10, 2012 7:05 AM EST Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label Music Feeds Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaag ...

  36. Bon Iver to Appear in 2012 Fitness DVD (Video)

    December 28, 2011 6:18 AM EST On the road DVD Trailer from Rogcity Fitness on Vimeo . 50 Cent's not the only musician getting into the personal fitness market. Bon Iver, the Grammy-nominated band from western Wisconsin, will appear in a fitness DVD. Personal trainer Jeff ...

  37. Bon Iver to Appear in 2012 Fitness DVD

    December 27, 2011 8:18 PM EST Cent 's not the only musician getting into the personal fitness market. Bon Iver , the Grammy-nominated band from western Wisconsin, will appear in a fitness DVD. Personal trainer Jeff Rogers met singer, songwriter and frontman Justin Vernon ...

  38. Was 2011 the Beginning of the End of 'Selling Out' in Indie Rock?

    December 10, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Australian act the Avalanches recently called out Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, on Twitter, for selling out. The conversation that ensued made indie headlines. Bon Iver: The Billboard Cover Story Vernon, recently nominated for four Grammy Awards, h ...

  39. Grammy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    December 01, 2011 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of The 54th Grammy Awards nominations reveal love for music softer than the dance-party tracks that fill the pop airwaves, a victory of sorts for indie rock. Record and song of the year has ...

  40. 2012 Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 9:40 AM EST SINGLED OUT THE RECORDS THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF US ALL "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Producer: Paul Epworth Engineers/mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Mark Rankin From: 21 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records Perhaps the most inescapable s ...

  41. 2012 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 01, 2011 4:59 AM EST stars are born THEY'RE FROM country, hip-hop, indie FOLK and electronic dance music- thIS YEAR'S new kids on the block The Band Perry The Band Perry has quietly become one of country's biggest breakouts and pop crossovers in recent ...

  42. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Bon Iver's Icelandic Stunner: Watch the 'Holocene' Video

    August 18, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Iver and director Nabil Elderkin (who's worked with Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Common) selected Iceland's glacial landscapes to visually showcase the second single from "Bon Iver," titled "Holocene." Watch below. The ...

  46. Bon Iver Plays It Loud at Brooklyn's Prospect Park

    August 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new, robust iteration of folk-turned-experimental act Bon Iver played to a sold-out crowd last night at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell, with an 90-minute set that sprinkled revamped arrangements of older tracks among the heavy-hitting t ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder on Drake's Album, 'London Calling' in Olympic Ads

    August 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Stevie Wonder On Drake's Upcoming Album Drake revealed that Stevie Wonder will be on his upcoming fall release, "Take Care," scheduled for October 24. &quo ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for ...

  49. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . ' ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Woes, Linkin Park's Secret Show

    July 05, 2011 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Lowest Seller in 12 Years Justin Bieber may have more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a hit with his documentary "Never ...

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