1. Race, Drugs, Bottle Service Among EDM Issues Discussed at IMS Engage Conference

    April 15, 2015 11:30 PM EDT The Hollywood confab featured conversations with Lyor Cohen, Chuck D and Kaskade, among others. Is Nashville the next Las Vegas?  Who’s to blame for driving up astronomical DJ fees? And what does "future house" even mean?  Those were s ...

  2. Take That Announces New Album, Shares First Song ‘These Days’: Listen

    October 10, 2014 3:28 AM EDT No Robbie Williams . No Jason Orange . No problem.   British boy band Take That is getting to grips with life as a trio. The pop hitmakers have announced a new album , appropriately titled III , which will drop Dec. 1 in the U.K. via Polydor. The ...

  3. Chart Moves: Pet Shop Boys Score Highest Charting Album In Nearly 20 Years

    July 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jay Z held at No. 1 for a second week as "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" sold another 129,000 copies (down 76%). He easily barred the arriving Sara Bareilles from a second No. 1 album as her &qu ...

  4. Pet Shop Boys Announce 'Electric' Album

    April 30, 2013 1:33 PM EDT Pet Shop Boys will go "Electric" on July 15. The legendary dance-pop duo announced on Tuesday the release of their first studio album on their own imprint, x2, a partnership with Kobalt Label Services. The band announced last month that ...

  5. Summer Music Preview: Bring That Beat Back

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Monsta Album title: untitled EP Label: Owsla Management: Luke Mitzman Release date: TBD Monsta has the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. - but its sound is ins ...

  6. Q&A: Martin Solveig Talks Madonna's Movie Taste & Co-Producing 'MDNA'

    March 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 French producer Martin Solveig has been making smart, disco-inflected house music for over a decade. But in 2011, his track "Hello" with Canadian electro-pop group Dragonette exploded, peaking at No. 46 on the Hot 100 and selling 1.1 milli ...

  7. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  8. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna 's " MDNA," was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for ...

  9. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  10. Brandon Flowers Wanted to 'Summon Spirits of the Desert' with 'Flamingo'

    September 10, 2010 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 While announcing the arrival of his solo career, Brandon Flowers made it clear that his band, the Killers , isn't breaking up. In fact, the singer says that the point of "Flamingo," due Sept. 14 on Island Records, was to deliver these ...

  11. Lady Gaga: Break Those Records, Baby

    August 18, 2010 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga couldn't keep her poker face when the nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Aug. 3. The performer gushed to her fans after being honored with a record-breaking 13 nods, including Video of the Year, Best Pop V ...

  12. Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift Sweep in with New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week, as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "Mi ...

  13. Take That Stadium Tour Rumored for 2011

    July 16, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The reunion of Take That with Robbie Williams is dominating the tabloids in the U.K. today (July 16) and the news has gone global, too. Take That and Robbie Williams are trending on Twitter, with Germans, Spaniards and the French getting just as exc ...

  14. Scissor Sisters Stay Cutting Edge on 'Night Work'

    June 04, 2010 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Europe, the Scissor Sisters are full-fledged pop stars, with No. 1 albums and sold-out tours. But in the United States, the brassy and bold five-piece hasn't managed to break through. The Sisters' 2004 self-titled debut album spent 113 ...

  15. Kylie Minogue: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 1:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Aphrodite" (EMI/Astralwerks, July 6) Dance queen Kylie 's last album failed to make much of a splash stateside, but plenty has changed since it was released in 2007. For one, her new album will be released in the United States a day ...

  16. Kylie Minogue Readies New Album, Single For Summer

    April 20, 2010 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian pop star Kylie Minogue returns to the music scene in June with new single "All the Lovers," the first track from her album "Aphrodite." It is the diminutive singer's first album since "X" in 2007 and her ...

  17. Kylie Minogue Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Kylie Minogue, Title TBD (Parlophone/EMI) Release Date: April 2010 She may be a superstar everywhere but the United States, but American audiences were the first to get a sneak preview of Kylie Minogue 's 10th studio set on her recent U.S. tour ...

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Seal, Grammys, the Police and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SEAL THE DEAL Hi Keith, A few weeks ago Seal's & ...

  19. Dance To The Music

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One of the United Kingdom's most successful exports of the previous decade is returning with a determination to find his roots. One of the United Kingdom's most successful exports of the previous decade is returning with a determination to ...

  20. Madonna Ready To Dance On Summer Tour

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Madonna will hit the road this summer in support of her 2005 album "Confessions on a Dance Floor." The tour will begin May 21 in Los Angeles and has dates on tap through a Sept. 3 show in As expected, Madonna will hit the road ...

  21. Dancing Queen

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "I wanted a record with no ballads," Madonna says simply about "Confessions on a Dance Floor," due this week via Warner Bros. "I wanted there to be no breaks, with one song segueing into the next -- j "I wanted a record ...

  22. Madonna Mulling 'Confessions' Tour

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of her 2004 Re-Invention tour, which grossed $125 million, Madonna tells Billboard she is mulling another round of live dates. "I'm currently exploring the possibility," she says. "If I g On the heels of her 2004 Re- ...

  23. Madonna In The Mix On New Dance Album

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has finalized the track list for her new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor." Producer Stuart Price tells Billboard the 12-track set, due Nov. 15 via Warner Bros., is continuously mixed and t Madonna has finalized the track list f ...

  24. Stuart Price Q&A Set for Billboard Dance Summit

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Internationally renowned producer/remixer/DJ Stuart Price will sit for The Billboard Q&A Sept. 20 at the 2005 Billboard Dance Music Summit in New York. Internationally renowned producer/remixer/DJ Stuart Price will sit for The Billboard Q&A ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Irie Jamboree, The Like

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Madonna, Irie Jamboree, The Like Madonna's "all dance" new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor," will be released Nov. 15 via Warner Bros. According to her official Web site , first single "Hung Up" will hi ...

  26. Madonna Names Comeback Single

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has chosen "Hung Up" as the first single from her new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor." No release dates have been unveiled for either item, but both are expected in the fall via Warner Br Madonna has chosen "Hun ...

  27. New Order Oozes 'Heart And Soul' On New CD

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Order experienced a burst of creativity as it prepared to record "Waiting for the Sirens' Call," its first album since 2001's "Get Ready." As previously reported, the 11-track set is due March 28 New Order experienc ...