1. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST 3.233 k 155 76 0 Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady ...

  2. Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce New Year's Eve Vegas Show With Amusing Video

    December 02, 2014 2:43 PM EST If Macklemore ever gets bored with rap, he has a future in club inspection. He's performing with his partner-in-crime Ryan Lewis on New Year's Eve at 1OAK in Las Vegas. To promote the event, the duo made an amusing video in which the ...

  3. Exclusive: The Flavr Blue Premiere 'Hearts Racing' Video

    November 13, 2014 1:57 PM EST The Flavr Blue -- a Seattle-based electronic trio composed of members Hollis Wong-Wear, Lace Cadence, and Parker Joe -- have raised their profile immensely since their debut album Pisces , self-released in 2012, thanks in part to front woman Holli ...

  4. Watch Macklemore & Fences' Chris Mansfield Discuss Collabs, 'Organic' Process Behind 'Arrows'

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM EDT For Macklemore , a solid collab is greater than the sum of its parts.  The rapper (otherwise known as Ben Haggerty) scored the biggest-selling download of 2013 with the unstoppable hit “Thrift Shop," thanks to a team-up with his regular music ...

  5. Inside Pentatonix, 'Pitch Perfect' and the Pop-Culture Phenomenon of A Cappella Music

    September 15, 2014 4:19 PM EDT The band Pentatonix, already swimming in brand alignments and video views, is having a moment as instrumentless interest keeps swelling. Alongside needle-moving, genre-defying priority releases on the RCA Records slate -- Sia 's 1000 Forms of ...

  6. Exclusive: Fences Teams Up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on New Single 'Arrows'

    July 28, 2014 12:18 PM EDT 9.709 k 239 1 The song premieres Tuesday, July 29, and could catapult Fences into Hot 100 territory. Fences, a Seattle alt-pop band helmed by Christopher Mansfield , is gearing up to release a new album in October, and Tuesday, July 29, they'll premi ...

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tap The Agency Group's Josh Dick to Join Management Team

    June 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Multi-Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and manager Zach Quillen are expanding their team, hiring long-time booking agent Josh Dick of The Agency Group. Dick will join the team responsible for independently releasing the band’s ...

  8. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis Partner With Mothers and Sons on Broadway for 30/30 Project

    June 03, 2014 7:19 PM EDT The Seattle rap duo is heading to Broadway for a fundraiser to aid Construction for Change, an organization that helps build medical centers for victims of HIV. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, whose 30/30 Project raised more than $152,000 on Kickstarter ...

  9. Macklemore & Who? Fans Can't Recognize Ryan Lewis on 'Fallon'

    June 03, 2014 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Oates, Art Garfunkel and Chad Hugo would understand Pop quiz: What exactly does Ryan Lewis do ? Those who have been paying attention to popular music over the past year and a half should at least have some idea that he's a producer associa ...

  10. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most pl ...

  11. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off ...

  12. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will ...

  13. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On the Move

    March 26, 2014 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5 Pharrell Williams' ...

  14. Ice Cube Raps On Making Movies, the Grammys and N.W.A.'s Hall of Fame Snub

    March 14, 2014 12:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the 20-plus years since Ice Cube decided to focus on movies, he's taken on key roles in filmmaking - acting, writing, even directing. But it's his work as a producer, with his own production company Cube Vision, that's given him th ...

  15. Top Dawg's Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Story: Enter the House of Pain

    March 04, 2014 5:25 PM EST It doesn't exactly look like the place that so recently has launched the next generation of hip-hop superstars. Indeed, the Top Dawg Entertainment recording studio - christened the House of Pain and located in the back of a family-style home ...

  16. Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves Heading for Huge Post-Grammy Sales Gains

    January 31, 2014 6:29 PM EST Daft Punk and Kacey Musgraves are primed to return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the wake of Sunday's (Jan. 26) Grammy Awards. Daft Punk, which won multiple awards and performed on the show, will likely see its "Rand ...

  17. Power of Music and Branding at Grammys vs. Super Bowl: Guest Post by Eric Sheinkop

    January 31, 2014 12:50 PM EST Eric Sheinkop is the CEO of Music Dealers & co-author of 'Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World’s Smartest Brands'. Follow him on Twitter at @Esheinkop . With over 111 million viewers expected to watch the Super Bowl t ...

  18. One Direction Named Most Popular Recording Artist for 2013

    January 30, 2014 11:13 PM EST They’ve already chalked-up “U.S. chart-toppers,” “box-office sensations” and “touring juggernauts.” One Direction can also add “most popular artist in the world” to their list of achievements for 2013. The British-Irish pop band nudged out Eminem ...

  19. One Direction Named Most Popular Recording Artist for 2013

    January 30, 2014 11:13 PM EST 0 0 0 They’ve already chalked-up “U.S. chart-toppers,” “box-office sensations” and “touring juggernauts.” One Direction can also add “most popular artist in the world” to their list of achievements for 2013. The British-Irish pop band nudged out Eminem an ...

  20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Collaborators Talk 'Same Love,' Upcoming Projects

    January 28, 2014 7:10 PM EST 4 1 0 Catching up with Mary Lambert, Ray Dalton and Wanz Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had a big night at the 64th GRAMMY Awards, but the collaborators from their three biggest singles were on hand too, and Billboard caught up with them on the red carpet. The ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. More of the 'Same': Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Rises at Radio

    January 27, 2014 4:34 PM EST The singer of the chorus of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Grammy event track 'Same Love' expanded her vocal into a full song that's now scaling Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. After appearing on last night's Grammy Awa ...

  23. Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar It 'Sucks That I Robbed You' After GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 4:12 PM EST 5 0 0 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept four wins at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Sunday evening, while Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated in seven categories, took not one Grammy home. Following his win, Macklemore sent a text message to Lamar and later po ...

  24. Recapping Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala (Video)

    January 26, 2014 8:25 PM EST Above is an abridged tour around Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party, including performances from Pharrell, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and John Fogerty, as well as appearances from Neil Portnow, Russell Simmons a ...

  25. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' GRAMMY Performance to Feature On-Air Weddings

    January 26, 2014 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Queen Latifah will act as officiant during the ceremony, with Madonna joining the duo's performance Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cap off an enormous year at tonight's GRAMMYs, garnering nominations in multiple categories -- including for So ...

  26. Beyonce Scores Sixth No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

    January 23, 2014 6:04 PM EST In just its sixth week on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" (featuring Jay Z) jumps 5-1 to mark her sixth leader on the list. She last topped the chart in 2012 when "Love on Top" reigned for seven weeks. ...

  27. Executive Grammy Picks: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta

    January 23, 2014 4:30 PM EST Scott Borchetta, Big Machine CEO, on AMAs, Taylor Swift's New Songs, 'Nashville's Surprise Success Abroad (Video) Biz Poll Results: Your 2014 Grammy Picks Grammy Week 2014: Wall-to-Wall Coverage Billboard reached out to various mus ...

  28. George Strait Begins Final Stand, Tops Hot Tours With $6.2M

    January 23, 2014 3:26 PM EST George Strait tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $6.2 million in ticket sales reported from the final leg of his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour that began on Jan. 9 in Louisiana. The tour’s 2014 itinerary kicked off at Bossier City, La.’s ...

  29. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. The Grammy's Social Plan: Share The Love, Says the Recording Academy's CMO (Q&A)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST In many ways, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral bus video (above) embodies what the Recording Academy wants to achieve with its social media campaign this year -- shareability. Regardless of whether the people in the video were actors or gen ...

  32. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform During NFC Championship Game

    January 17, 2014 8:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The Seattle Seahawks will vie for a chance at the Super Bowl at this weekend's NFC Championship game, and aside from playing in front of its home crowd, the team will possibly get a boost from one of its hometown favorites: Macklemore & Rya ...

  33. Pharrell ‘Speechless’ Ahead of Oscars, GRAMMY Awards

    January 17, 2014 1:19 AM EST A week before his big night at the Grammy Awards, Pharrell is happy — and speechless — over his Oscar nomination. The producer-rapper-singer's "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is nominated for best original ...

  34. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform 'Can't Hold Us' on NYC Bus: Watch

    January 15, 2014 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Commuting through New York City never sounded so good. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis peformed a stunt in which the Grammy-nominated duo boards a northbound Bronx bus to surprise its commuters. After paying their fare, Lewis drops his hoodie, hits the &# ...

  35. Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Sign Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Josh Homme, Flume & More

    January 15, 2014 9:15 AM EST Just in time for awards season, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed a collection of Grammy and Brit Award nominees for collection of their neighbouring rights income.   Kobalt Music Group today announced its neighbouring rights division has sign ...

  36. Pepsi Premieres Best New Artist Video Series Starring 2014 Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist’s first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five nomine ...

  37. Pepsi Premieres Grammy Best New Artist Video Series Starring All Five Nominees (Exclusive)

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM EST An artist's first Grammy nomination can be a life-changing event – particularly when that nod is for Best New Artist. Pepsi is amplifying its support of the 56th Grammy Best New Artist program with a series of video interviews with all five no ...

  38. Canada’s Digital Music Sales Rise in 2013 Unlike the U.S.; Eminem, Robin Thicke Among Top Selling Artists

    January 10, 2014 4:37 PM EST Digital music sales for 2013 were up in Canada from the previous year, according to a year-end report released today by Nielsen SoundScan. Digital album sales rose 9% from 2012, moving 11.4 million units from 10.5 million, while digital track sale ...

  39. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  40. Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013

    January 03, 2014 9:21 AM EST .301 k 1.134 k 75 For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales. Nielsen SoundScan Mid-Year Report: Digital Album and Single Sales Slow Justin Timberlake&# ...

  41. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  42. Taylor Swift, One Direction Top List of Most Charitable Stars

    December 26, 2013 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also hit top five Taylor Swift and One Direction are 2013’s most charitable celebrities, according to social change organization DoSomething.org. The country-pop singer tops the sixth annual Top 20 Celebs Gone Go ...

  43. Billy Joel Added to Lineup For 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Broo ...

  44. Billy Joel Joins 'Dick Clark New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 23, 2013 9:00 AM EST Once the ball drops in Times Square, Billy Joel will be the first singer to welcome in 2014 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The ABC telecast will cross the East River to Joel’s concert at Broo ...

  45. Jay Z, Imagine Dragons Among Rdio's Top Streams of 2013

    December 19, 2013 11:38 AM EST Jay Z and Imagine Dragons were among the top artists in both the U.S. and around the world at on-demand streaming service Rdio in 2013 . Rdio listeners in 51 countries also heavily streamed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miley Cyrus.  The U.S. an ...

  46. Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Added to 'Rockin' Eve' Lineup

    December 18, 2013 2:02 AM EST Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Icona Pop are confirmed to the lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" telecast. The traditional New Year's Eve party will again be air ...

  47. Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Added to Ryan Seacrest's NYE Lineup

    December 18, 2013 2:02 AM EST 2 0 0 Blondie, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Icona Pop are confirmed to the lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" telecast. The traditional New Year's Eve party will again be aired ...

  48. iTunes Lists Best-Sellers, Names Justin Timberlake Artist of the Year, Lorde Best Song

    December 17, 2013 4:31 PM EST Apple Inc. this week released its annual lists of best-sellers, as well as a handful of awards for songs, albums and podcasts that its editors handpicked. The lists are particularly interesting because of Apple's market dominance, owning 63% ...

  49. Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2013

    December 17, 2013 5:11 AM EST Hits that changed what the hits were. In the early-to-mid '90s, when Garth Brooks was the biggest superstar in any format and leading the charge for a younger-leaning, more rockin' country format, radio still resisted two of his singles. ...

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