1. Backbeat: Arcade Fire, Oscar Music Noms Avoid the Great LA Deluge at Society of Composers Party

    March 02, 2014 12:48 PM EST Related Articles Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Co-Writing Best Score Oscar Nominee 'Her,' The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene ...

  2. Arcade Fire's Butler Brothers Discuss Journey from Houston to Haiti & 'Her'

    February 27, 2014 2:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire aren't your average brothers. Sure, they spent their youngest years at odds, as brothers will. But early on they discovered something that would inform the rest of their lives as creative partners at the heart ...

  3. Karen O Performing 'Her' Song at Oscars

    February 13, 2014 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Karen O will perform "The Moon Song" from "Her" during the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. "The Moon Song" was written by Karen O and "Her" director Spike Jonze and is a best o ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Listening to Oscar: The Musical Components of the 9 Best Picture Nominees

    January 16, 2014 12:29 PM EST The scores from three of the nine best picture Oscar nominees received nominations for their composers. Each of the films has its own distinct musical character and in several cases, impressive soundtracks. Here's a look at the musical conte ...

  6. YouTube Music Awards Stirs Social Buzz, Negative Comments Dominate Twitter

    November 04, 2013 7:48 PM EST Loved it or hated it, the YouTube Music Awards generated a significant amount of social buzz during the live webcast of its show in New York on Sunday evening.  The bizarre, unscripted anti-awards show, where hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie ...

  7. YouTube Music Awards: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga Highlight Gleefully Messy Show

    November 03, 2013 8:28 PM EST Sometime between Macklemore asking if he could keep a stranger's infant and an award winner's name being hidden in the middle of a cake -- or, wait, maybe in between Lindsey Stirling flying through a city and Avicii incidentally sound ...

  8. Behind The Data: YouTube Music Awards – Did They Make The Right Nominations?

    November 02, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The moment is fast approaching, when video-streaming platform YouTube will go the way of television networks and music associations alike, and launch their very own awards show. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze On This Sunday's Ina ...

  9. Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Eminem to Perform at First YouTube Music Awards

    October 01, 2013 8:56 AM EDT YouTube is rolling out the red carpet for its first music awards show.  The video platform has recruited Lady Gaga, Eminem and Acarde Fire to perform at the inaugural event, scheduled for Nov. 3. Spike Jonze, who directed "Being John Malkovic ...

  10. LCD Soundsystem Doc to Hit Theaters for One Night Only

    May 29, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On July 18, fans eager for one last glimpse of the revered band LCD Soundsystem will have their wishes granted, as the documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hits" hits theaters across the country. Audiences in 70 cities will be able to catch t ...

  11. MTV's Van Toffler on How the Beastie Boys Revolutionized Music Videos

    May 09, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Much was said and written about Adam Yauch last week. The Beastie Boys member's death came as a huge shock to fans and even music industry veterans, who've seen more than their share of premature exits in the last 20 years, among them Ku ...

  12. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  13. How Adam Yauch's Cancer Battle Changed The Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 4:05 PM EDT was supposed to be the Beastie Boys ' big comeback year. "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," the trio's eighth album and first non-instrumental full-length in five years, was set for a Sept. 15, 2009 release, and was set to featur ...

  14. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  15. Odd Future Announce Album Release Date, Upcoming Tour Featuring Pop Up Retail Stores In Each City

    January 17, 2012 12:49 PM EST Odd Future today announced that the group's next album, and first for label Odd Future Records (Sony/RED Distribution), will be released March 20. The album, titled "The OF Tape Vol. 2" will feature everyone from the 11-member colle ...

  16. LCD Soundsystem's 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Documentary Trailer: Watch

    January 11, 2012 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Most people put their pants on one leg at a time. Not James Murphy, the former frontman of LCD Soundsystem , who pops on his pajama bottoms with both legs in a single fluid motion in the trailer for the band documentary "Shut Up and Play the Hi ...

  17. Kanye West Tweets He 'Fired' William Morris After Cara Lewis Left For CAA During Twitter Rampage

    January 05, 2012 12:00 AM EST A day after news broke that former William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) hip-hop agent Cara Lewis joined Creative Artists Agency, Kanye West revealed that he "fired William Morris" after her departure. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem ...

  18. Florence + the Machine Debut New Songs at Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brooklyn was alive with visionary music and art over the weekend, as Vice media and Intel brought The Creators Project to Brooklyn. Billed as "a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology," the Projec ...

  19. Beastie Boys & Santigold Join Forces As Action Figures: Watch

    July 19, 2011 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are two things you can always rely on from the Beastie Boys : Throwback B-boy hip-hop and ridiculously ill music videos. Beastie Boys' Star-Studded 'Make Some Noise' Video Premieres Following the ridiculously star-studded clip f ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single, Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler Dis

    May 10, 2011 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single with Snoop Dogg Now that his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour has wrapped up, Charlie Sheen has at long last released " ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Jeff Bridges, Brian Eno Announce Albums; Kara DioGuardi Reveals Sexual Harassment

    April 19, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jeff Bridges to Release T-Bone Burnett-Produced Album Actor Jeff Bridges, who won an Oscar playing a country music legend in the film "Crazy Heart," has signed ...

  22. Arcade Fire Premieres 'Scenes From the Suburbs' at SXSW

    March 17, 2011 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire transferred the moody ambience of its music to the big screen with "Scenes From the Suburbs," a 30-minute film that had its U.S. debut at Austin's SXSW festival. The film, co-written by broth ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Kanye West Filming Movie, Soulja Boy Releasing Book

    September 01, 2010 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West Working on Movie Companion to New Album? Kanye West may be working on a "movie companion" to coincide with his forthcoming fifth album, which is set ...

  24. Bono's Back Foils U2 Tour, RIP Paul Gray

    May 25, 2010 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Bono 's emergency back surgery has forced U2 to reschedule 16 shows and cancel their headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival. The lineup for this year's Rock the Be ...

  25. LCD Soundsystem Attacked by Panda People in 'Drunk Girls' Video

    April 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The newly released video for LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" sees the dance-punk group attacked by a group of panda-suit wearing ruffians. Video: LCD Soundsystem, "Drunk Girls" Directed by Spike Jonze, the clip subjects LCD ...

  26. Kanye West Not Dead, Despite Net Rumor Frenzy

    October 21, 2009 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West is not dead. An internet hoax that first surfaced on Tuesday (October 20) has spun into a massive frenzy of web rumors on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. The prank was a set up of a Fox News Web page headlining West ...

  27. Kanye West's Wild New Video, Amy Winehouse's New Boy Friend

    October 20, 2009 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, "Where the Wild Things Are" director Spike Jonze helms an imaginative new video for Kanye West , in which the beleaguered artist comes face to face with his furry littl ...

  28. The Daily Noise 10.20.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.20.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 20, 2009 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Jonze directs new Kanye West video, Boy George writes new song for Amy Winehouse, blink-182's Mark Hoppus joins Panic! At the Disco in the studio. boy george , mark hoppus , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , amy winehouse , Fuse , Kanye West ...

  29. Kanye West Exorcises Demon In New Spike Jonze Clip

    October 20, 2009 7:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Is Kanye West getting rid of some of his demons? That seems to be the message of his latest project - an 11-minute short film directed by Spike Jonze. The beleaguered rapper debuted the clip on his Web site Monday but later took it down. In it, West ...

  30. Speech Debelle Makes Noise, Mos Def Embraces Death

    September 28, 2009 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On today's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Speech Debelle is riding high after winning the Mercury Prize two weeks ago, the UK critics' award for best album of the year for "Speech Therapy". The once-homeles ...

  31. The Daily Noise 9.28.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.28.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 28, 2009 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Speech Debelle is on the rise after Mercury win, Mos Def to film documentary about black punk pioneers, and Karen O goes "Where the Wild Things Are". Kasabian , Death , where the wild things are , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , bat ...

  32. They Might Be Giants Ready New Albums, Plot Tour

    July 17, 2009 4:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is du ...

  33. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 17, 2009 11:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is du ...

  34. Composer Carter Burwell To Receive ASCAP Honor

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Burwell has scored more than ...

  35. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ...

  36. Weezer Raids Vaults, Records Xmas Carols

    November 28, 2008 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of the release of the second volume of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's home recordings, the group is now taking a look back into its own vaults. Cuomo tells Billboard he has "no idea" when the tentatively titled "Odds ...

  37. FATLIP, "Theloneliest Punk"

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The long-in-coming solo record from the Pharcyde exile culminates in "What's Up Fatlip?" a piano-powered track (with accompanying Spike Jonze video) in which the "emotionally scarred" MC pretty much f The long-in-coming solo ...

  38. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Univers ...

  39. Ask Billboard

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Billboard Boxscores chart. OH YEAH Hello Keith, I love your weekly column for Billboard.com. As a big fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs I am thrilled to see th ...

  40. Ask Billboard

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bjork, film soundtracks and girl group sales. TjOURk? Keith, First of all, thanks for your recent updates on Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. My question is about another of my favorite artists ...

  41. Yeah Yeah Yeahs DVD Brings The 'Rock'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their first DVD, "Tell Me What Rockers To Swallow," Oct. 12 via Interscope. The disc captures 16 tracks from a recent show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, including The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their ...

  42. The fantastical, eerie and imaginative vision of

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The fantastical, eerie and imaginative vision of music-video director Michel Gondry is captured here in full with a complete tour of his work and a two-part documentary. The fantastical, eerie and imaginative vision of music-video director Michel Go ...

  43. Phantom Planet Prepares New Album, Tour

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will take to the road later this month for a five-week tour of the U.S., during which it will debut songs from its forthcoming self-titled album, due Jan. Los Angeles-based pop quintet Phantom Planet will ...

  44. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected th ...

  45. Collections Testify To Act's Chemistry

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. DJs/producers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been friends for nearly 15 years. They have recorded together as the Chemical Brothers for a decade. To celebrate, the Brothers' label, Astralwerks, is ...

  46. Interpol, Keys, Cat Power Among Shortlist Finalists

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The prize will be presented Oct. 5 as part of a concert/ceremony at Los Ang Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and t ...

  47. Shortlist Eyeing TV, Tour, CD Tie-Ins

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be awarded Oct. 16 at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater, Billboard reports in the Aug. 2 issue. Among this year's 20 listmakers are Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Tom Waits, The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize will be ...

  48. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham ...

  49. Chemical Bros. Turn 10 On CD/DVD

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will celebrate their 10-year anniversary in September with a double-disc retrospective album and a DVD. The duo is also playing two rare DJ dates tonight (Ma U.K. electronica act the Chemical Brothers will ...

  50. Yorn Keeps It Simple On 2nd Set

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of American (for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies) and a heap of critical praise for his 2001 debut, "Musicforthemorningafter,&q ...

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