1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Chart Highlights: American Authors Are 'Best' On Adult Pop Songs

    March 03, 2014 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The band takes its breakthrough single, 'Best Day of My Life,' to the top of the tally. Plus, moves for Pharrell, Cher, Mariah Carey, Ray LaMontagne, Juanes & more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard cha ...

  4. Tomorrowland Sells 360,000 Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 15, 2014 4:11 PM EST EDM festival expands to two weekends for its 10th anniversary year. The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale this morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. That’ ...

  5. BMG to Buy Talpa Music

    February 10, 2014 6:52 AM EST BMG is to acquire Benelux music publisher Talpa Music, a key player in electronic dance music, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is expected to be finalized later this month. At that time, BMG will merge its operations in the Netherlands ...

  6. Tiësto Reveals Deal With Republic, New Album Due in 2014 (Video)

    November 19, 2013 12:00 PM EST Ever wonder how big record company decisions are made? In Tiësto’s “Inside the Booth,” it looks pretty easy. The latest installment of the Dutch superstar’s behind-the-scenes web series reveals some pretty major news: Tiësto has inked a deal with ...

  7. CBGB Film Festival Announces Lineup

    September 18, 2013 6:22 PM EDT This year’s CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with “CBGB” and “Broadway Idiot,” the documentary on Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical “American Idiot.” Taking place Oct. 8-13, abou ...

  8. Record-Breaker Calvin Harris Appointed 'Electronic Cash King'

    August 16, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Calvin Harris has had an 18 months for the record books. The Scottish DJ and producer has been proclaimed the world’s highest-paid DJ by Forbes, just a week after he set another chart record in the United Kingdom. With the No. 9 bow of “Thinking O ...

  9. Prime Social Launches Breakaway Fests With Bassnectar, Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, Others (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang Clan, Matt & Kim among those playing stadiums in Columbus, Dallas The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival concept, produced by rising young promoters Prime Social, will launch with two ne ...

  10. Hakkasan Opens in Las Vegas With J. Lo, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and More

    April 30, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Hakkasan Las Vegas celebrated its official opening at the MGM Grand Las Vegas April 26-28 with a star-studded weekend, both on the guest list and behind the decks. The 80,000-square-foot nightclub/restaurant has been under development for over t ...

  11. IMS Engage: Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Shelly Finkel, Troy Carter and More Discuss EDM at Inaugural Event

    April 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT A crowd of over 200 international dance music industry-ites turned up for IMS Engage, the first U.S. edition of the Ibiza-based IMS conference, at the swanky W Hollywood on Wednesday. Comprised of L.A. locals, visiting Ibizans and New Yorkers, ...

  12. Electric Daisy Carnival Adds London Edition With Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Angello, More

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Insomniac Events announced today that it would bring its marquee festival Electric Daisy Carnival to London for the first time in 2013, bringing its total editions worldwide to five (including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Puerto Rico). The ...

  13. Exclusive: Tiesto on New LP, 'Brilliant' New Manager Coran Capshaw

    February 12, 2013 2:38 PM EST "I like to do big things,” Tiësto said today from his hotel room in Brazil. “And if you want to do big things, you need big players around you who can help you with that." Under new manager Coran Capshaw of Red Light -- No. 2 on Billb ...

  14. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Mafia ...

  15. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  16. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY Ther ...

  17. Busta Rhymes, Google Play Rep Talk 'Year of the Dragon' Free Album

    August 24, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a studio hidden away from the noise of New York, Busta Rhymes thumbs through tracks from his latest LP, " Year of the Dragon ." Between puffs of Newports, he pauses to deliver brief commentary on each song. "I love challenging arti ...

  18. Avicii Plots Fall Tour, Including Historic Radio City Show

    August 14, 2012 8:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 EDM Phenom Talks Exclusively to Billboard: "It's just crazy to see how the show keeps getting better and better" Electronic dance music phenom Avicii is bringing his head-shaped DJ booth and sweeping vocal anthems to New York's R ...

  19. Tiesto, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia Top Forbes' 'Highest-Paid DJ's' List

    August 02, 2012 10:19 AM EDT Forbes today unveiled its list of the ten highest-paid DJ's in world electronic dance music. Dubbing them the "Electronic Cash Kings," the list tabulates the money each DJ made in the past 12 months, with Dutch dance master Tiësto t ...

  20. Tiesto Partnering With Guess for Capsule Collection: Exclusive

    July 17, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tiësto will extend his reign as the world's most sponsored dance music star via a new partnership with GUESS, Billboard.com has learned. The internationally renowned DJ/producer will lend his style and name to a limited edition GUESS capsule co ...

  21. Why Skrillex, David Guetta, Deadmau5 Aren't Playing This Weekend's Detroit Movement Fest

    May 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT The mainstage at 2011's Movement Electronic Music Festival during Carl Craig's set. (Photo by Douglas Wojciechowski for Paxahau) Tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, marks the beginning of the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival (forme ...

  22. Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

    May 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hitmaker for Adele Talks Songwriting, Potential Solo Career + More According to Ryan ­Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple year ...

  23. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards With Irving Azoff, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Others

    May 21, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Interscope's Dennis Dennehy (left) poses with Robin Thicke backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Jem Aswad) It's one thing to be backstage at a show where extremely famous people are bustling in and out a few feet away from yo ...

  24. Gotye's 'Somebody' Makes History -- First Song to Top Hot 100, Alternative and Dance Club Songs

    May 09, 2012 2:42 PM EDT The multi-genre assault of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, rolls on, as the song spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while remaining atop the Alternative chart and conquering a pair of Bi ...

  25. Live Nation Buys EDM Entertainment Company Cream Holdings Ltd, Owner of Creamfields Festivals

    May 09, 2012 11:24 AM EDT Live Nation today acquired Cream Holdings Limited, a pillar of the EDM entertainment scene, which also gives Live Nation the exclusive rights to Creamfields Festivals, which have been held all over the world since the company's launch in 1998 ...

  26. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  27. David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Announced for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    April 05, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Strike a Pose: David Guetta one of this summer's Electric Daisy Carnival headliners. (Photo: Getty) The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, ...

  28. Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Performing

    April 05, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, Benny Benassi and Afrojack are among the first artists confirmed for the annual dance fest. The 2012 incar ...

  29. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 21, 2012 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wynn Las Vegas upped the ante on Sin City's high-stakes EDM game this week, announcing 34 artists contracted for exclusive residencies across its four venues (Encore Beach Club, XS, Tryst, and Surrender). The roster includes powerful names like ...

  30. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  31. Tiesto to Captain Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play a ...

  32. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso To Captain DJ Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 11:36 AM EDT This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play ...

  33. Business Matters: Embracing the Chaos Earns TuneCore $10,000 from iTunes Match

    February 09, 2012 7:15 PM EST Embracing the Chaos Got TuneCore $10,000 from iTunes Match -- Embrace the chaos, get a check in the mail. TuneCore received $10,000 in royalties for the first 2 months of Apple's iTunes Match, CEO Jeff Price revealed in a blog post. iTunes Ma ...

  34. Dance Music's Most Influential Executives

    February 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST It's no secret that dance music is bigger than its ever been - as the seven Grammy nominations for this week's Billboard cover stars , Skrillex, A-Trak and Diplo demonstrate. Here's a look at nine of the biggest executives in the ga ...

  35. Backbeat: Joss Stone, Tom Silverman, Richard Gotterher @ Kobalt MIDEM Party

    January 31, 2012 3:36 PM EST From left: Attorney Patrick Grafton Green; Kobalt's Willard Ahdritz; Staffan Boström, Kobalt's long-time attorney and a partner at the Stockholm law firm of Bird & Bird; Ralph Simon, co-founder of Zomba Group and CEO of the Mobilium ...

  36. Billboard Power 100: Chip Hooper

    January 27, 2012 12:14 AM EST No. 43 Chip Hooper Worldwide Head of Music Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency Quiet Storm... When Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency chairman Sam Gores jumped into the music business with both feet in 2005, he started with Monterey Peninsula ...

  37. Kobalt Music Group Purchases AWAL, Expands With Two New Divisions

    January 23, 2012 2:41 PM EST 0 0 Kobalt Music Group Ltd. launched two new divisions today, Kobalt Artist and Label Services and Kobalt Neighboring Rights Limited, each designed to add another dimension to the publishing company's multi-service artist and label platform. Kobalt a ...

  38. Morning Heds: Apple's Latest Media Event, Will WMG Fight EMI Deal?, Macca Live Streaming

    January 19, 2012 7:20 AM EST Public Domain Works Can Be Copyrighted Anew, Justices Rule NYT A copyright protection law was challenged by orchestra conductors, teachers and film archivists who said they had relied for years on the free availability of public domain works. Clif ...

  39. Tiesto Plots 'In the Booth' Web Series, Talks Dance Music's Rise

    January 18, 2012 7:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Tiësto says DJs are the new rock stars -- and the electronic icon will try to prove it in a new web series, "In the Booth," that launches on Thursday. The 10-part video series will air on Tiësto's YouTube channel , providing fans with ...

  40. Tiesto DJs First-Ever Live Twitter Concert At 2012 CES

    January 12, 2012 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 CES saw the power of dance music firsthand Wednesday night, as Tiësto took the booth at Las Vegas nightclub XS to make social media history. Video streaming by Ustream The DJ/producer and Billboard cover star partnered with HP and Intel to stage the ...

  41. Backbeat: Tiesto DJs First Twitter Live Stream Event, But Does He Write His Own Tweets?

    January 12, 2012 5:18 PM EST Tiësto DJs at XS nightclub in Las Vegas (Photo: Franklin Williams) "This entrance is only for VERY important clients," the woman with the guestlist advised gravely. XS nightclub, the glittering indoor/outdoor venue at Las Vegas' Wyn ...

  42. AM Only, Paradigm Join Forces

    January 12, 2012 12:15 PM EST Paradigm Talent has formed a joint venture with leading electronica/dance booking agency AM Only in a deal that makes Paradigm an immediate player in the electronic space and moves AM Only-and the genre-even deeper into mainstream touring marketpl ...

  43. Tiesto DJs First Ever Live Twitter Stream At 2012 CES

    January 12, 2012 8:05 AM EST CES saw the power of dance music firsthand Wednesday night, as Tiësto took the booth at Las Vegas nightclub XS to make social media history. The DJ/producer and Billboard cover star teamed-up with HP and Intel to stage the first-ever live concert ...

  44. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  45. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  46. Tiesto Talks CLVB LIFE Clothing Line, 2012 Plans

    December 14, 2011 7:29 AM EST DJ, Fashion designer Tiesto (center) cites Gucci, Tiger of Sweden, Acne and Bon Iver as current inspirations. (Photo: Clvb Life) Tiesto, one of he world's most famous DJs and dance-music producers, has brought his supreme mixing talents to th ...

  47. Tiesto Talks T-Shirt Line, Club Kid Fashion & 2012 Plans

    December 12, 2011 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Tiësto , one of he world's most famous DJs and dance-music producers, has brought his supreme mixing talents to the fashion industry with a new clothing line, CLVB LIFE. The electronic-music maven, who describes his own personal style as " ...

  48. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Emerges as the Sound of Young America

    December 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 How Electric Daisy Carnival, Skrillex, Deadmau5 & More Ignited Music in 2011 It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore ...

  49. Mashbox, Beatport's New iPad App, Allows Users To Make Mashups w/ Tiesto, Moby & Diplo

    December 09, 2011 8:45 AM EST Today (Dec.9) Beatport -- a global digital music store with one of the largest collections of electronic music -- announced the launch of Mashbox , an iPad app that allows music fans to create custom mashups by combining tracks from some of the wo ...

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