1. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , no ...

  2. How Scooter Braun Won Ultra Music Festival (With the Help of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande)

    April 10, 2015 2:00 PM EDT When an estimated 100,000 EDM fans per day flocked to downtown Miami for the 17th annual Ultra Music Festival , held March 27-29, they expected the lights, thumps and fist-pumps of such dance titans as Skrillex  , Tiesto  and Avicii  . Justin B ...

  3. How Scooter Braun Won Ultra Music Festival (With the Help of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande)

    April 10, 2015 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When an estimated 100,000 EDM fans per day flocked to downtown Miami for the 17th annual Ultra Music Festival , held March 27-29, they expected the lights, thumps and fist-pumps of such dance titans as Skrillex  , Tiesto  and Avicii  . Justin Bie ...

  4. Justin Bieber to Work with Skrillex & Diplo on Next Album

    April 06, 2015 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Where Are U Now" was just the beginning. In a radio interview with Miami station Power 96 last week,  Justin Bieber revealed that he plans to collaborate with Skrillex and Diplo on his next studio album. "I think me and these guys ar ...

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Carly Rae Jepsen Debut

    March 13, 2015 4:31 PM EDT McCartney boasts simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time since 1982 (with the Beatles), while fans 'Really Like' Jepsen's new song. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , ...

  6. Happy Birthday, CL: 5 Memorable Performances From the K-Pop Superstar

    February 26, 2015 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Happy Birthday, CL ! The K-pop superstar is 24 today, moving into what might be her most exciting year of life yet. After nearly six years as the leader to Korean phenoms  2NE1 , CL has established herself as an important front-runner in K-pop' ...

  7. It's Time to Get Excited for Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music

    February 20, 2015 2:05 PM EST 15.637 k 462 110 Collaborators with great pedigrees, a video with Bieber and Hanks, and strong early buzz all point toward a comeback for the "Call Me Maybe" star. It would be easy to regard Carly Rae Jepsen as forever belonging to 2012. That wa ...

  8. Tomorrow's Hits: Tori Kelly, Waterloo Revival & Casey Veggies

    February 20, 2015 10:00 AM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Tori Kelly After turning rookies like Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer into global superstars in 2014 ...

  9. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST Justin Bieber is back on top of the Social 50 chart . The 20-year-old rebounds 7-1 for his record-extending 102nd week atop the chart after releasing a joint track with  Cody Simpson . The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, ...

  10. Justin Bieber Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates President Obama & Beliebers

    August 17, 2014 2:07 PM EDT Bieber poured ice cold buckets of water over his head after being nominated by his manager, Scooter Braun. Justin Bieber has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge twice now in an effort to help spread the message about Lou Gehrig's disease. Tay ...

  11. Justin Bieber Reportedly Reaches Plea Deal in Street Drag Case

    August 13, 2014 3:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The two peo ...

  12. Google Acquires Songza

    July 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Google has reached a deal to acquire Songza, the playlist site it had been rumored to be scouting for several weeks . Financial terms weren’t revealed, but a source with knowledge of the situation said the price was substantially higher tha ...

  13. Scooter Braun, BBH Join Forces for The Creative Studio Joint Venture

    June 20, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Scooter Braun now has his eyes on transforming the advertising business. In a clear case of joining his “social media firepower” with the creative muscle of British advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), the manager of Justin Bieber and Ps ...

  14. Google Offered $15 Million to Buy Songza (Report)

    June 06, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Google has offered $15 million to acquire curated playlist site Songza, according to the New York Post . The deal would give the search giant company a new music property that could improve its Google Play Music All Access subscription service or ...

  15. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  16. Lil Wayne Threatens Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun

    May 27, 2014 1:28 PM EDT "Anything you got to say, when you see me, say it to my motherf-in' face," the Young Money rapper says in defense of Lil Twist Lil Wayne has Lil Twist's back. The rapper recorded a message to Justin Bieber's manager, Sco ...

  17. 'Jem and the Holograms' Adds Juliette Lewis

    May 20, 2014 10:15 AM EDT The live-action film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the popular Hasbro animated TV series. Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation "Jem and the Holograms." Lewis, who most recently starred in "August: ...

  18. Irving Azoff Tells Milken Conference Technology Services Show 'Lack of Respect' for IP

    April 30, 2014 1:35 AM EDT Speaking to a packed room at the Milken Institute Global Conference Tuesday, Irving Azoff said he's hopeful about the future of the music industry despite "the lack of respect" for IP from a lot of technology services. Azoff was spe ...

  19. 'Jem and the Holograms' Finds Its Stars

    April 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Jem is her name, no one else is the same. In her first major film role, "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead, Jem, in the live-action "Jem and the Holograms" film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. ...

  20. Rixton's 'Heart' Breaking In The U.S.

    April 22, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The Brit band is scaling the Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts with 'Me and My Broken Heart,' with help from Scooter Braun, Benny Blanco and Rob Thomas You may not know Rixton, but you're probably familiar with the big names behind it. ...

  21. Martin Garrix Makes an Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:54 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

  22. Martin Garrix Makes An Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:49 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

  23. Backbeat: Russell Simmons, Barry Weiss, Kanye, 2 Chainz Celebrate Def Jam's 30th In Austin

    March 12, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Def Jam records celebrated its 30th anniversary at SXSW with a star-studded showcase, which included performances by 2 Chainz, Pusha T, YG, and a host of top picks from the Def Jam Roster. 
 SXSW Executive Strategies - Def Jam's Sickamore: &# ...

  24. Scooter Braun on Relaunching British Knights Sneakers: 'Artists Are the New Athletes' (Exclusive)

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Music mogul Scooter Braun is reviving sneaker brand British Knights, popularized by its association with hip-hop culture in the late ’80s and early ’90s, for a new generation. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: No. 33 - Scooter Braun, ...

  25. Ariana Grande, LL Cool J, Others Offer Justin Bieber Their Support

    January 29, 2014 7:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Billy Ray Cyrus, Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean also reach out to troubled singer Though more than 100,000 Americans want Justin Bieber deported back to Canada following his arrest in Miami Beach , a handful of celebrities are reaching out with mor ...

  26. Video of Justin Bieber's Alleged Drag Race Surfaces Online: Watch

    January 24, 2014 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Surveillance footage of Justin Bieber's alleged drag race with rapper Khalil Sharieff has found its way online. Footage taken early Thursday morning shows a yellow Lamborghini barreling down Miami Beach's Pine Tree Drive, followed by a red ...

  27. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  28. Scooter Braun Engaged to Yael Cohen

    January 07, 2014 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Manager Scooter Braun, best known for guiding the career of Justin Bieber along with pop stars like Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, has proposed to girlfriend Yael Cohen. Cohen, the CEO of F--k Cancer, a nonprofit organization she founded follow ...

  29. Justin Bieber's 'Believe': Director Jon Chu on New Film, Touring Team, Challenging Year

    December 26, 2013 8:12 AM EST Jon Chu has seen Justin Bieber reach his greatest heights and lowest lows. As the director of 'Never Say Never,' the pop star’s 2011 documentary which grossed nearly $100 million, Chu filmed Bieber’s burgeoning career from obscurity to s ...

  30. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  31. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  32. Justin Bieber Reveals He Gets Weekly Phone Call From Will Smith

    November 20, 2013 9:56 PM EST 0 0 0 With the amount of negative press Justin Bieber has been receiving these days, it may not seem like he has a voice of reason teaching him right from wrong -- but he does, and it's Will Smith. In an extensive cover story interview with The Holly ...

  33. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns UK No. 1, Still in High School: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 12:48 PM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (Nov. 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating L ...

  34. Martin Garrix Signs to Scooter Braun Projects, Earns a UK No. 1: Exclusive

    November 18, 2013 10:53 AM EST Few high school students are having a better fall than Martin Garrix. Yesterday (November 17), “Animals,” the 17-year-old Dutchman’s breakthrough EDM track, hit No. 1 on the official UK charts during its first week of commercial release, beating ...

  35. Scooter Braun, Will.i.am, Amanda Palmer and More Argue for Artists' Role in the Music Industry During Inaugural 'Disruptor' Talk

    October 30, 2013 12:47 PM EDT In a debate streamed live yesterday titled "Has tech killed the music industry?" -- which you can watch in full below -- panelist and artist manager Scooter Braun proclaimed, "It's not about addressing ‘Will the music industr ...

  36. Usher to Exec Produce Education Documentary 'Undroppable'

    October 18, 2013 3:59 AM EDT Usher has joined on as an executive producer for "Undroppable," the documentary exploring the dropout epidemic in the U.S. educational system. Directed and written by Jason Pollock, the film will be completed this year and released in 20 ...

  37. Bubbling Under: Justin Bieber Guests With Madison Beer; American Young Debuts

    September 20, 2013 11:47 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madison Beer, American Young, Paradise Fears, TeeFLii. Madison Beer Fourteen-year ...

  38. Songza Raises $4.7 Million in Funds for Advertising

    September 10, 2013 11:59 AM EDT Internet radio company Songza announced Tuesday it has raised $4.7 million in fresh funding that will help grow its advertising business. Investors include Amazon.com, William Morris Endeavor, Lerer Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Metamorphic Ven ...

  39. Ariana Grande vs. Tamar Braxton In Battle for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:21 PM EDT New albums from Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton are battling it out in a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that Grande’s debut effort, "Yours Truly," may sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copi ...

  40. Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Buys Romanian Talent Format

    June 26, 2013 12:06 PM EDT Scooter Braun, the music management phenom whose client list includes Justin Bieber, Carley Rae Jepsen and The Wanted, has teamed with Canadian production group Marble Media to adapt the Romanian music talent show format "Mom Made Me A Star ...

  41. How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech: Billboard Cover Story

    April 22, 2013 2:37 PM EDT This Billboard cover story (Vol. 125, Issue No. 15, newstand: April 13) entitled "Power Trio" examines three of the music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, who in add ...

  42. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever i ...

  43. Backbeat: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher, Scooter Braun And Many More At A-GRade’s Power-Packed SXSW Party

    March 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT There are moments when South By Southwest Interactive becomes a lot like Hollywood, where crowds of people huddle outside an exclusive party and everyone is on the phone, calling favors to anyone who can let them in. Spotify and Path’s 120 Clu ...

  44. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  45. Scooter Braun Teams With ConAgra and Feeding America for Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign, Original Song

    February 26, 2013 1:15 PM EST Scooter Braun has teamed with ConAgra and Feeding America for a multi-faceted campaign in support of Child Hunger Ends Here, an effort to raise awareness and money for the nearly 17 million children facing hunger in the United States.   Anchoring ...

  46. Justin Bieber Exclusive Song Premiere and Billboard Cover Story

    January 28, 2013 11:54 AM EST Hear the exclusive online premiere of "Nothing Like Us," Justin's new song about his breakup with Selena Gomez, plus read a revealing interview about how he turned his sadness into music on "Believe Acoustic" This is an ...

  47. Justin Bieber's Saturday: Apologizes for Alleged Pot Use, Visits Cancer Patient

    January 07, 2013 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber pressed reset on Saturday following a tough week that included the death of a paparazzo who was trying to photograph him and later, the leak of photos allegedly showing him smoking pot. The singer delayed the start of a concert in Salt ...

  48. Justin Bieber Brings 'Believe' Hits To 'New Year's Rockin' Eve': Watch

    January 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop superstar teases upcoming acoustic album with stripped-down take on "Boyfriend." Justin Bieber capped off a huge 2012 by performing a trio of "Believe" singles on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" ...

  49. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

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