1. Mystery Skulls, Lion Babe & Zella Day: Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 31, 2014 3:33 PM EDT Heading into the weekend, Billboard offers another triple play of tracks to check out that all debuted on this week’s Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Be sure to give them a listen, and check back next week for a new set of selection ...

  2. Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding Honored at BMI London Awards

    October 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Legendary lyricist Tim Rice was honored, Nile Rodgers took top prize and Ellie Goulding was a three-time winner at the BMI London Awards , held Monday night at London's Dorchester Hotel. The annual gala is held to honor the U.K./Euro/Caribbea ...

  3. Duran Duran & Nile Rodgers Talk New Album

    September 22, 2014 9:23 PM EDT 'I couldn't be happier to be working with my band again,' Rodgers says of reuniting with 'Wild Boys' collaborators. Thirty years ago, Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers teamed for the band's iconic hit single "The Wild ...

  4. Exclusive: Johnny Marr Drops North American Tour Dates, Talks New Solo Album ‘Playland’

    September 08, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The former Smiths guitarist also gives an update on his forthcoming autobiography. American fans will soon get a chance to watch the venerable Johnny Marr perform tracks from his forthcoming solo album, as well as some classic tracks from the Smiths ...

  5. Nile Rodgers-Founded Label Partners With Game Music Connect Conference

    August 26, 2014 9:42 AM EDT Sumthing Else Music Works, Nile Rodgers ' record label specializing in video game soundtracks, has partnered with this year's Game Music Connect 2014, a London-based conference for fans of music in games and aspiring composers. Attendees ...

  6. Nile Rodgers Is Clear of Cancer

    August 18, 2014 12:19 AM EDT 4 6 0 Nile Rodgers has many more good times ahead…he’s cancer free. The disco legend revealed he’s received the all-clear on cancer following his latest twice-yearly check-up. He tweeted over the weekend that he’s now 42 months clear of the disease. Every ...

  7. 15 Sonar 2014 Day 3 Highlights: Massive Attack, Lykke Li, CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers, Brodinski & More

    June 15, 2014 9:35 PM EDT On Saturday, June 14, Sonar’s 2014 edition finished strong with another exceptional assortment of diverse talents, including a signature performance by Massive Attack, Lykke Li’s emotional stage show and energetic DJ sets by Brodinski and Boys Noi ...

  8. EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report)

    May 21, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  10. New Music Seminar Returns for Annual Conference in New York June 8-10

    May 15, 2014 6:14 PM EDT Nile Rodgers and Atlantic head Craig Kallman will conduct the Producer’s Movement session. Long before SXSW, there was the New Music Seminar, a hotbed of activity co-founded by Tommy Boy head Tommy Silverman in 1980 for the then-emerging independe ...

  11. Moogfest 2014: Well-Received, But Will It Return Next Year?

    April 30, 2014 4:45 PM EDT “We got the cyborg man here what more could you want,” joked Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music to a crowd of organizers, participants and sponsors-- including Neil Harbisson, a man with an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to hear color-- ...

  12. Morning Fix: Jennifer Lopez Outbids Sean Combs for Fuse TV; European Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law; Letterman's 5 Best Music Moments; Marc Anthony, Prince Royce to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 04, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE JASON ILEY NAMED CEO OF SONY MUSIC U.K. The former Roc Nation president and one-time Mercury Records U.K. chief has been named CEO of Sony Music’s activities in the U.K. and Ireland, filling the voi ...

  13. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard Roc ...

  14. Nile Rodgers To Be Honored With IMS Legends Award

    April 04, 2014 3:12 AM EDT Nile Rodgers will next month receive the International Music Summit’s top honor – the Legends Award. The multi-Grammy winning disco pioneer will be feted at the IMS Legends Dinner, to be held May 21 at the Sessions restaurant within Ibiza’s Hard R ...

  15. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Bloo ...

  16. Pharrell Williams’ Solo Album ‘G I R L’ Gets Release Date

    February 19, 2014 4:56 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ Columbia Records debut “G I R L” will drop globally on March 3. The album will feature the worldwide hit “Happy,” which Pharrell will perform this evening at the annual BRIT Awards in London.  "When Columbia Records prese ...

  17. Grammys Spur Early Sales Gains for Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves, P!nk

    January 27, 2014 5:02 PM EST The official sales figures aren't in yet, but industry sources suggest that some of the Grammy Awards' biggest winners could be Kacey Musgraves, P!nk and Daft Punk -- all of which might see sales gains of more than 100% for the week end ...

  18. Nile Rodgers on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    Nile Rodgers on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

    January 27, 2014 4:38 PM EST 0 4 0 Nile Rodgers on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014 music , Grammys , nile rodgers , Grammys 2014 , interview , 2014 , red carpet , Billboard , Awards , Nile Rodgers Grammys Grammys Nile Rodgers ...

  19. Madonna Could Be Performing With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at GRAMMYs

    January 25, 2014 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer may sing "Same Love" with the rap duo Yesterday, it was confirmed that Madonna will be making an appearance onstage at the 56th GRAMMYs tomorrow (Jan. 26). Now, in the spirit of intriguing collaborations the ceremony generally p ...

  20. Daft Punk to Wear Star Wars Helmets During GRAMMY Performance

    January 25, 2014 2:53 PM EST 0 0 0 French duo will perform with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers Rehearsals for the 56th annual GRAMMYs are well underway at multiple locations around Los Angeles, which means details are starting to emerge about Sunday night's all-star pe ...

  21. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  22. Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder to Team Up at Grammy Awards

    January 05, 2014 8:28 PM EST 2.938 k 294 2 The electronic duo will also pair with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and "Random Access Memories" session musicians Continuing the awards show's precedent of intriguing mashups in addition to showcasing some of the top songs ...

  23. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  24. Nokia MixRadio Launches With Nile Rodgers

    November 21, 2013 2:18 PM EST Debuting in 31 countries, Nokia MixRadio brings personalized radio to its global customers. The new service premiered at an event held at New York’s Milk Studios Thursday morning, featuring an intimate Q&A with Nile Rodgers moderated by Billb ...

  25. Hardwell Wins DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll

    October 22, 2013 1:27 AM EDT In-demand Dutch progressive and electro-house specialist Hardwell has taken the crown as the world’s No. 1 DJ, according to a poll conducted by clubbing and electronic music title DJ Mag. Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) beat out country ...

  26. Morning Fix: 2013 Digital Track Sales Down; Rdio Launches Free Internet Radio; Twitter Unseals IPO; Lorde's 'Royals' Debuts on Social 50

    October 04, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 2013 DIGITAL TRACK SALES DOWN 3.4%, ALBUM SALES DROP 6.1% U.S. digital sales continue to be under pressure. In the third quarter, the digital track sales decline accelerated and now the slowdown o ...

  27. Cassette Store Day: Indie Artist Shares Passion For the Forgotten Format (Q&A)

    September 06, 2013 6:22 PM EDT Cassette tapes aren't completely on the comeback trail, but the semi-forgotten format has recently been making inroads. This year alone, artists like She & Him, MGMT and Rilo Kiley have issued cassette releases -- albeit in very limited ...

  28. Daft Punk Tease ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ Video: Watch

    August 27, 2013 2:24 AM EDT Those Daft Punk robots are back, and they’re still in party mode. The French electronic dance music veterans have teased a promo for "Lose Yourself to Dance,” the latest track to drop from the global hit album “Random Access Memories." I ...

  29. Ailing D'Angelo Cancels Live Dates; Chic to Replace Him at Outside Lands

    August 07, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Due to a medical emergency, R&B crooner D'Angelo has been forced to cancel several concert dates including an appearance at Outside Lands on Friday, officials have confirmed. D'Angelo was due to perform at the House of Blues tonight ...

  30. Nile Rodgers Gets ‘All Clear’ On Cancer

    July 31, 2013 1:03 AM EDT Nile Rodgers has another reason to be partying right now. The disco legend has been given the all-clear after battling prostate cancer. The Chic co-founder shared the good news via his Twitter account . He admits, however, that he won’t be leaping ...

  31. Daft Punk & Durex 'Get Lucky' With Condom Campaign

    July 10, 2013 12:05 PM EDT Daft Punk and Durex are coming out with an exclusive "Get Lucky" condom brand, according to NME . Based off the duo’s successful single, the packaging of the contraception is stamped with the Daft Punk logo and the iconic image of them, ...

  32. Led By Daft Punk, UK Singles Sales On Track for Record Year

    July 05, 2013 8:22 AM EDT   Strong sales of digital singles during the first half of the year look set to make 2013 another record year for music singles sales in the U.K., the Official Charts Company is predicting. "2013 looks to become the biggest year for singles ...

  33. Daft Punk Get Luckier With Extended Mix: Listen

    June 28, 2013 2:40 AM EDT What could be better than Daft Punk’s monster summer hit “Get Lucky”? Try a 10 minute version of “Get Lucky” The French electronic music masters have dished out an extended version of their crowd-pleasing hit, which clocks in at 10 minutes – some ...

  34. Red Bull Music Academy's Adam Shore: The Man Who Helped Bring Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno and 234 Other Musicians to NYC

    May 29, 2013 1:46 PM EDT Adam Shore is absurdly busy. The independent music promoter and manager is in the midst of coordinating 38 events in 26 days with some 236 performing artists for this month's Red Bull Music Academy . Phalanxes of promoters, producers, manag ...

  35. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Notches Record Streams on Spotify

    May 28, 2013 1:58 AM EDT Daft Punk's hugely-hyped “Random Access Memories” can now add “Spotify record holder” to its growing list of achievements. The French electronic music act’s fourth set has topped Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as the most-streamed album in the ...

  36. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Sets Spotify Records

    May 28, 2013 12:51 AM EDT Daft Punk's hugely-hyped “Random Access Memories” can now add “Spotify record holder” to its growing list of achievements. The French electronic music act’s fourth set has topped Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as the most-streamed album in the f ...

  37. Daft Punk, Imagem Music U.K. Re-Up Publishing Partnership

    May 26, 2013 11:33 PM EDT Daft Punk has signed a timely music publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K., just as the French electronic music duo’s fourth album “Random Access Memories” crashes sales charts around the globe. Imagem will publish Daft Punk’s songs throughout t ...

  38. Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories': Track-By-Track Review

    May 13, 2013 6:43 PM EDT There's a point on "Doin' It Right," the penultimate track on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," where the album's utter lack of post-modern ambitions smacks the listener in the face. "Everybody ...

  39. Daft Punk: How the Pioneering Dance Duo Conjured 'Random Access Memories'

    May 10, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Shrouded in calculated mystery and unveiled gradually via traditional media, the act's first album in eight years is a bold, high-end effort to make everything old new again It started with a Facebook post: Two helmets, one gold and one s ...

  40. Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Is Year's Best-Seller in U.K., Rises To No. 1

    April 29, 2013 7:10 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment ...

  41. Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Hits No. 1 in UK With Year-Best Sales; Emeli Sande Tops Beatles

    April 29, 2013 7:05 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainme ...

  42. Daft Punk Tease New Album at Coachella, During 'Saturday Night Live,' Reveal Guests

    April 14, 2013 2:16 AM EDT Daft Punk may not be on the official Coachella lineup this year, still the French electronic duo still managed to grab the attention of concert-goers talking in the festival's first day (April 12) Daft Punk broadcasted a new trailer for the ...

  43. Brian Eno, Lee Scratch Perry, Giorgio Moroder Announced For Red Bull Music Academy NYC

    March 04, 2013 1:03 PM EST The Red Bull Music Academy today announced the complete line-up for the 15th edition of its music festival and conference to be held in New York City this spring and which will include 230 artists playing 37 shows at 34 venues between April 28 – M ...

  44. Ross on Radio: It's Not Bandwagon-Jumping If The Bandwagon Keeps Moving

    January 31, 2013 10:24 AM EST Should an artist follow musical trends or ignore them? For years, the industry premium has been on artists who could reinvent themselves quickly enough to reflect current pop tastes without visibly riding the tail end of a bandwagon. From Bruce S ...

  45. Daft Punk Signs With Columbia, Source Confirms

    January 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Sony Music is ramping up its dance music arsenal. Just three days after announcing a new strategic alliance with EDM powerhouse Ultra Records, news is emerging that Columbia Records has signed Daft Punk. A source confirmed that it's a &quo ...

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  47. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of out ...

  48. Will.I.Am, Giorgio Moroder, Danny Tenaglia Added as International Music Summit Speakers

    May 15, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Will.I.Am is the latest big name to be added to the International Music Summit's impressive and growing list of keynote speakers, while Giorgio Moroder will also be on hand and Danny Tenaglia will be video confererencing in from Manhattan to ...

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