1. Norwegian Artist Bernhoft's New Album Receives the App Treatment from New Startup

    August 12, 2014 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 After working for years on records by the Waterboys , Depeche Mode , and the Cure , among others, and realizing that albums were being made with less care and attention these days, producer Phillip Tennant started thinking about the music industry b ...

  2. Jack Johnson Announces 'From Here to Now to You' Tour

    January 27, 2014 8:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Along with a slew of U.S. festival appearances, Jack Johnson will be hitting the road across multiple continents in a tour that will stretch from March to September. According to Rolling Stone , the singer-songwriter will play dozens of 2014 shows, ...

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  4. Backbeat: Michael Kiwanuka Wows a Packed Webster Hall With John Mayer, Martin Kierszenbaum, More

    September 19, 2012 4:50 PM EDT MIchael Kiwanuka with John Mayer, backstage at New York's Webster Hall after Kiwanuka's headlining set on Tuesday night (Photo: Jem Aswad) Fast-rising British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka kicked off his first headlining U.S. tour a ...

  5. Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware Talk Mercury Prize Noms: 'Pleased, Surprised, Ecstatic'

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites for Album of the Year Award British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for ...

  6. Jessie Ware, Michael Kiwanuka Talk Mercury Prize Noms; Plan B, Richard Hawley Favorites For Award

    September 12, 2012 4:20 PM EDT British urban artist Plan B and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, a onetime member of Britpop band Pulp, lead the betting for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Register today for the Billboard Hollyw ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Michael Kiwanuka LIVE Acoustic @ Lollapalooza 2012

    Michael Kiwanuka LIVE Acoustic @ Lollapalooza 2012

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  11. Michael Kiwanuka, 'I'm Getting Ready': Live Backstage at Lollapalooza

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lollapalooza 2012 • Five Awesome Lolla 2012 Moments • Photos: Lolla Live • Photos: Backstage & Portraits • 15 Things Seen & Heard Sunday • 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday • 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday • Heavy Storms Shake Up Lollap ...

  12. Michael Kiwanuka Q&A @ Lollapalooza 2012

    Michael Kiwanuka Q&A @ Lollapalooza 2012

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  13. 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 ...

  14. Album Reviews: Michael Kiwanuka, Love and Theft, Frank Ocean

    July 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT MICHAEL KIWANUKA Home Again Producer: Paul Butler Cherrytree/Interscope Release Date: July 17 Nearly six years after Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," young English retro-soul singers continue to emerge so regularly that it feels hard to be ...

  15. Michael Kiwanuka Q&A @ Bonnaroo 2012

    Michael Kiwanuka Q&A @ Bonnaroo 2012

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  16. 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. ...

  17. Michael Kiwanuka LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

    Michael Kiwanuka LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

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  18. Summer Music Preview: In Bloom

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 AZEALIA BANKS Album title: 1991 EP Label: Interscope/Polydor Management: Troy Carter, ­Coalition Media Group Release date: May 29 Azealia Banks has quickly become hip-hop's darling. Back in December, the Harlem rapstress burst onto the scene with ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Jay-Z Puts New Music On Hold to 'Hang Out With My Daughter'

    May 14, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-Hop Icon Talks Blue Ivy, Philly Music Festival, Jack White and New Brand Partnerships Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter may be headlining and curating a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," this Labor Day in Philadelphia ...

  21. Jay-Z on the Budweiser 'Made in America' Fest, Putting New Music On Hold

    May 14, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Jay-Z attend a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce that Jay-Z will headline the 'Budweiser Made In America' Two Day Music Festival in Philadelphia this Labor D ...

  22. Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White Announced for 2012 Outside Lands Fest

    April 17, 2012 11:05 AM EDT (Photo: Robert Hooman) Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park fr ...

  23. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 201 ...

  24. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  25. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  26. Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Producing Hanni El Khatib Album

    April 03, 2012 8:45 PM EDT The Black Keys ' Dan Auerbach will produce Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib's sophomore album, Khatib revealed. "My new songs lean toward '60s garage but without nostalgia. I want a record that makes sense to me today," ...

  27. Michael Kiwanuka Talks 'Home Again' Album, Tour & Adele

    March 31, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His voice has drawn comparisons to Otis Redding and Bill Withers , but hotly buzzed-about U.K. soul singer Michael Kiwanuka says that he's keen to establish himself as a performer in his own right. "The artists that I'm compared to ar ...

  28. Gotye, Military Wives Atop U.K. Charts

    March 19, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday , with "In My Dreams." The gr ...

  29. Military Wives Top Springsteen on UK Album Charts

    March 19, 2012 7:52 AM EDT As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Island), featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday, with "In My D ...

  30. Unsigned Artist Context Joins MTV UK's 'Brand New For 2012' List After Musicmetric Partnership

    January 19, 2012 5:05 PM EST The symbiotic relationship between artists and increasingly ubiquitous social media was confirmed last week in the U.K. following a deal between MTV U.K. and Musicmetric, the rapidly growing London-based social media measurement company, which thi ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...