1. Live Nation Inks 26-Festival Sponsorship Deal With Smirnoff For EDM

    March 12, 2015 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly two years after acquiring a 50% stake in promoter Insomniac Events, Live Nation continues to expand its electronic dance-music business on both the touring and festival circuits worldwide. Adding to the boom this year will be the company' ...

  2. Exclusive Premiere: Italian DJ/Producer Crookers' 'Strokin',' Featuring TJR & Antwon

    February 26, 2015 5:29 PM EST Crookers is back, and he's brought a full house of friends. Italian artist Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia's forthcoming third album Sixteen Chapel contains no shortage of collaborations, from slick first single "I Just Can ...

  3. IMS Engage 2015 Announces Lyor Cohen, Jake Udell, Seth Troxler and Chuck D for Unmoderated Debate

    February 17, 2015 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 After a heated 2014 conference, the International Music Summit's L.A. installment announces a panel of notoriously 'outspoken' industry leaders. IMS Engage, the annual electronic music conference hosted by the International Music Summ ...

  4. Game Streaming Giant Twitch Announces Its Entrance Into the Music Biz

    January 16, 2015 10:35 AM EST Gaming site Twitch has announced  on its blog two new music-related developments: a fully licensed music library  and a music content creation tool . Google Chromecast Adds iHeartRadio, Disney, Twitch Apps " We understand that this is new a ...

  5. Lorde, Rick Astley, Skrillex, Gotye & More Appear In Hilarious Australian Video: Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:55 AM EST Lorde , Rick Astley , Skrillex , Steve Aoki , Paul Kelly and  Flume  are among the laundry-list of hip and household-name artists who appear in a hilarious new clip created by Australia’s Triple J radio network.   In the video, Triple J’s weekd ...

  6. The Year on Twitter: Justin Bieber is Most Tweeted About Artist, Katy Perry is Most Followed User

    December 10, 2014 12:00 AM EST Music continues to be the most-discussed subject on Twitter in the U.S., according to data released by the social network. The most tweeted-about artist of the year is Justin Bieber , the most-tweeted about song of the year was "Happy" ...

  7. Exclusive: David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell to Headline Ultimate Music Experience 2015

    December 02, 2014 11:00 AM EST Next spring, the Ultimate Music Experience will descend upon Texas' South Padre Island, celebrating the 20th anniversary of co-promoter Disco Donnie Presents with the largest attendance (50,000) in the three-day event's  five-year histor ...

  8. Exclusive: Steve Aoki & will.i.am Fight Verne Troyer in 'Born to Get Wild' Video

    November 06, 2014 3:19 PM EST A few months after dropping his new album Neon Future I -- a record that topped the Electronic/Dance Album chart -- Steve Aoki is pressing forward in his quest to release a futuristic music video for every track on the project (part two is still ...

  9. Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Enrique Iglesias Net New Dance/Electronic No. 1s

    October 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT The stars score new leaders on three surveys. Plus, David Guetta, Jack U (aka Diplo and Skrillex) and Avicii debut. Steve Aoki earns his best sales week for an album as Neon Future . I starts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums , selling 10,000 co ...

  10. The Chainsmokers' 'Kanye' (Steve Aoki vs. twoloud Remix): Exclusive Premiere

    October 09, 2014 4:54 PM EDT The Chainsmokers have been Dim Mak's breakout act of the year, so it's only fitting that label boss Steve Aoki lent his remix touch to their latest release. The Chainsmokers Want to Be Like 'Kanye' on '#Selfie' Foll ...

  11. Steve Aoki Throws Tantrum (Not Cake) Over EDM Parody Site Wunderground

    October 01, 2014 12:47 PM EDT On Sept. 30, an unusual post appeared on EDM parody site  Wunderground , coincidentally the same day Steve Aoki's new album  Neon Future was released. "Please note," read the disclaimer, "all of the written articles on Wunderg ...

  12. Alesso Advances, Cash Cash Debuts on Dance/Electronic Charts

    September 26, 2014 5:05 PM EDT Alesso accelerates on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Heroes (We Could Be)" (27-13), taking Digital Gainer honors. The track also enters Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 9) with 16,000 units sold, according to ...

  13. Steve Aoki backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

    Steve Aoki backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

    September 21, 2014 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Aoki backstage Q&A at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 Las Vegas , music , MGM Grand Garden Arena , Clear Channel Las Vegas , Backstage , 2014 , Billboard , Steve Aoki , iheart , IHeartRadio Videos Steve Aoki ...

  14. Made in America Los Angeles Day 2 Highlights: Rita Ora, John Mayer, Kanye West & More

    September 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Day two of Los Angeles' Made in America also featured Classixx, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Juanes, R3hab and more. As rain postponed an hour’s worth of performances at day two of Made in America Philadelphia on Sunday (Aug. 31), the closing day of ...

  15. Made in America Philly Day 1 Highlights: The National, Steve Aoki, Kanye West & More

    August 31, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Here’s a minute-by-minute recap of Saturday’s Philly highlights. Now in its third year, Budweiser Made in America got off to an auspicious, business-as-usual start in Philadelphia on Saturday (Aug. 30), featuring headlining performances from The ...

  16. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 2.405 k 120 37 'Prism' produces a sixth top 40 hit. Plus, moves for Bobby Shmurda, Blake Shelton, Mr. Probz and Steve Aoki. As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki M ...

  17. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who else shakes up the Hot 100 this week? - Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do&q ...

  18. Exclusive: Steve Aoki on 'Neon Future,' Working With Fall Out Boy & Trying to Live Forever

    August 28, 2014 5:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar DJ also explains hooking up with Guitar Center for "The Greatest Feeling on Earth" campaign When you're Steve Aoki -- one of the planet's highest-paid, hardest-working DJs -- life is understandably quite busy. But u ...

  19. Steve Aoki, Disco Donnie to Speak at Electronic Music Conference

    August 26, 2014 3:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Asia-Pacific's Electronic Music Conference has unveiled a first round of speakers, as well as other details, for this year's event taking place in Sydney on Dec. 2-4.   The announcement features over 40 speakers, most notably Steve Aoki , ...

  20. Top 40 Radio's Complicated Road to Success – and Failure

    August 18, 2014 11:22 AM EDT 6 2 0 Five years ago, when CBS launched top 40 stations in New York and Los Angeles, they staked out a very narrow piece of turf between mainstream and rhythmic top 40, a format that was itself a one-time halfway point between top 40 and R&B radio. It ...

  21. Top 40 Radio's Complicated Road to Success – and Failure

    August 18, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Five years ago, when CBS launched top 40 stations in New York and Los Angeles, they staked out a very narrow piece of turf between mainstream and rhythmic top 40, a format that was itself a one-time halfway point between top 40 and R&B radio. ...

  22. Top 10 EDM/Rap Collaborations Of All Time

    August 15, 2014 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 EDM and rap have been flirting with each other for decades. Countless EDM remixes of rap songs exist, and producers like Just Blaze and Kanye West have incorporated elements of electronic music into rap. Still, true collaborations between the two ge ...

  23. Pitbull Given Own SiriusXM Channel, Will Host Weekly Show

    August 11, 2014 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull is going to have his own SiriusXM channel. Scheduled to debut in early 2015, the channel will feature both music by the Miami star as well as personal selections from other artists. The anchor of the channel will be a weekly show hosted by P ...

  24. Diplo’s 'White Dude' Dances To No. 2 Debut

    August 08, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Diplo draws a No. 2 debut on Dance/Electronic Albums with Random White Dude Be Everywhere , selling 2,000 units in the week ending Aug. 3 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, named after a comment posted on YouTube for one of his videos, con ...

  25. Iggy Azalea Means Big Business for Brands

    August 01, 2014 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two of summer’s biggest hits could lead to a $5 million year as branding deals and a revived House of Style rev up the female rapper. Iggy Azalea has been dominating the summer, holding down the top two slots of Billboard ’s Summer Songs chart for a ...

  26. Kanye West to Headline Both Made in America Festivals; Iggy Azalea Added to L.A. Bill

    July 16, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Looks like Kanye West will be headlining both coasts of Budweiser Made In America next month when it expands to Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia on Aug. 30 and 31. Also newly announced to the L.A. lineup is Iggy Azalea, who will play the West C ...

  27. Steve Aoki Spoofs 'Breaking Bad' in 'Free the Madness' Music Video (Watch)

    June 25, 2014 2:31 AM EDT If there were ever an EDM theme song for Breaking Bad, it would be "Free the Madness." The video for Steve Aoki's track with Machine Gun Kelly, off his forthcoming album Neon Future I, sees the two performers emulating the AMC show&# ...

  28. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Day 1 Highlights: Steve Angello, Diplo, Hardwell, Steve Aoki & More

    June 21, 2014 12:54 PM EDT Ahead of this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, which kicked off Friday night (June 20), Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told Billboard that the festival’s fourth edition would be “one for the record books.” Electric Daisy Carnival Previe ...

  29. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.864 k 173 2 My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift rea ...

  30. #Selfie Made Men: Chainsmokers Draw Interest from Across the Industry

    May 13, 2014 12:35 PM EDT DJ duo behind this spring's surprise dance hit inks seven-figure contracts. This article was first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The overnight success of The Chainsmokers is a testament to the power of social media&# ...

  31. Mysteryland USA Set to Become First Cashless Multi-Day Music Festival in North America (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2014 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prepared festival-goers won’t need their wallets to enjoy Mysteryland USA this year. At the EDM festival’s inaugural American edition, SFX Entertainment’s ID&T is partnering with leading cashless payment provider Intellitix to exclusively deploy ...

  32. Electric Zoo Unveils Security Reforms, Required PSA; Aoki, van Buuren on Review Board

    April 24, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Electric Zoo, the annual EDM festival owned by SFX Entertainment, has announced a slew of new security reforms for its 2014 edition, which the dance conglomerate holds on New York's Randall's Island, the last day of which was cancelled ...

  33. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 17, 2014 5:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are better ...

  34. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 16, 2014 10:14 PM EDT When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are bett ...

  35. Steve Aoki Q&A: Ultra Music Festival 2014

    Steve Aoki Q&A: Ultra Music Festival 2014

    March 29, 2014 11:57 AM EDT Billboard speaks to Steve Aoki at the Red Bull Guest House. Interview by Kerri Mason. EDM , interview , 2014 , ultra music festival , Steve Aoki , ultra , red bull guest house , Steve Aoki Videos Steve Aoki ...

  36. RadioShack CCMO Jennifer Warren Talks Company's Revamp with Music, Plans for Latin Market (Q&A)

    March 28, 2014 1:43 PM EDT For a while there, everyone thought RadioShack was growing a bit stale. But following a major management change in 2013, the brand is back with a new focus on music -- evidenced through campaigns featuring the likes of Robin Thicke and Steve Aoki ...

  37. 'Harlem Shake' 2.0? '#Selfie' Is Going Viral With Slick Marketing

    March 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST This article first appeared in the March 8th issue of Billboard Magazine. You can buy it here , and subscribe right here . The “selfie” has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The C ...

  38. Steve Aoki Performs at Park City Live During Sundance 2014

    Steve Aoki Performs at Park City Live During Sundance 2014

    January 21, 2014 4:41 PM EST Steve Aoki Performs at Park City Live During Sundance 2014 2014 , performance , Live , sundance , Steve Aoki , Park City Live , Steve Aoki Videos Steve Aoki ...

  39. SFX Enters Ticketing Business with $16.2 Million Acquisition of Europe's Paylogic

    December 03, 2013 8:01 AM EST In a continuation of its digital expansion, SFX Entertainment has entered into the live event ticketing business with the acquisition of European ticketing company Paylogic. SFX has purchased 75% of Paylogic for about $16.2 million. The ticketi ...

  40. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. SFX's Inaugural US Launch of TomorrowWorld Draws 140K Without Incident

    September 30, 2013 2:57 PM EDT The stakes were high for TomorrowWorld, the three-day EDM festival that took place this weekend (September 27-29) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. And so were the risks ­-- some of them self-imposed. TomorrowWorld is the biggest play so far for ...

  43. Miley Cyrus Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart in Wake of 'Wrecking Ball' Video Debut

    September 19, 2013 5:59 PM EDT This week on the Social 50 chart, Miley Cyrus hits No. 1 for the first time while Linkin Park returns thanks to a 3D game. Cyrus becomes the 16th artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the young chart, thanks to the debut of her “Wrecking Ball” music ...

  44. Radioshack Taps 'Blurred Lines,' Steve Aoki, Michael Phelps to Remind Consumers It Still Exists (From the Magazine)

    September 03, 2013 1:51 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HERE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE Last April, before Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" soared to the top of the charts, RadioShack was ahead of the game ...

  45. Steve Aoki and Linkin Park Debut New Collaboration in Tokyo

    August 12, 2013 5:00 PM EDT "A Light That Never Comes" wants you to jump, jump, jump On one of the official t-shirts for the Summer Sonic festival, vivid red mercury is exploding out of the top of a thermometer. That's exactly how it felt on the concrete at To ...

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