1. Twenty One Pilots' 10 Best Covers: Watch Them Take on Katy Perry, Elvis Presley & Lana Del Rey

    October 27, 2016 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty One Pilots are all about innovation when it comes to their eclectic take on alternative pop, and you never quite know what you're going to get when it comes to their live shows. Whether they're dishing out hits from their own catalo ...

  2. Jake Owen Shares His Summer Road Trip Playlist

    July 29, 2016 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over the last decade, Jake Owen has earned a reputation for bringing beach-bum breeziness to the country airwaves. But the 34-year-old Florida native has rarely sounded more footloose than he does during the leisurely, loop-laced country-funk number ...

  3. Old Dominion Channels The Beatles, George Strait In 'Song For Another Time'

    June 30, 2016 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new single's lyrics span titles from Hank Williams to Elton John to Katy Perry. In an era when neither audiences nor artists tend to favor just one genre, Old Dominion ’s “Song for Another Time” may have emerged at the perfect moment. The t ...

  4. Kanye West's Go-To DJ Has A No-Fail Wedding Playlist, And We Have It: Exclusive

    June 28, 2016 4:51 PM EDT 7 0 1 With a Las Vegas residency at the MGM’s Hakkasan nightclub and almost two decades of deejaying under his belt, DJ Ruckus is the industry (and Kanye West's) go-to for ensuring elaborate parties never have empty dance floors. So with wedding seas ...

  5. The Darkness Highlights Tenacious D's Festival Supreme

    October 12, 2015 4:01 AM EDT Sharing the bill with comedians like  Kids In The Hall , Bill Burr,   Amy Poehler , Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine  and Festival Supreme founders Tenacious D , The Darkness  took the rock stage with shouts: “Gimme a D, gimme an ...

  6. Buddy Guy Pays Tribute to B.B. King on 'Flesh & Bone,' With Help From Van Morrison: Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 30, 2015 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 When B.B. King passed away on May 14, there was no question Buddy Guy -- a disciple even though he's just 11 years King's junior -- would pay tribute. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 Guy, who turned 79 today (July 30), had already record ...

  7. 'Rock Band 4' Set List Includes Aerosmith, Paramore, St. Vincent & More

    July 15, 2015 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock Band 4 , which will be released in October, just got an updated playlist. Now 22 songs long, the options for potential rockers include selections from St. Vincent, Aerosmith and the Foo Fighters, among others. 'Rock Band 4' Includes E ...

  8. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million ...

  9. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriot ...

  10. Van Morrison Knighted by Queen Elizabeth

    June 12, 2015 7:10 PM EDT 2.469 k 189 3 Acclaimed singer and songwriter Van Morrison is joining a select group of music giants with a knighthood to their name. The Belfast-born Morrison was honored Friday (June 12) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music and tourism in Nor ...

  11. John LoFrumento to Receive Visionary Leadership Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John LoFrumento , the recently retired CEO of ASCAP, will be honored with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner next month. The accolade recognizes a member of the SHOF board of direct ...

  12. Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100 for 20th Week, Rihanna Zooms Toward Top 10

    April 02, 2015 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swift rebounds 2-1, dethroning last week's new leader, Kendrick Lamar. Plus, Rihanna reaches a new peak just outside the top 10. Taylor Swift rebounds 2-1 for her record-extending 20th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated April 11). ...

  13. Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' Lands At No. 1 in U.K.

    March 23, 2015 4:26 AM EDT Rapper Kendrick Lamar has scored his first U.K. No. 1 album, after To Pimp A Butterfly  (Aftermath/Interscope/Universal) finished the week just ahead of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  (Capitol/Universal). Lay Me Dow n (Capitol/Universal/ Columbi ...

  14. WFUV New York's Rita Houston to Celebrate Music's Healing Powers On-Air Tonight

    February 27, 2015 4:11 PM EST Following a clean scan after her cancer diagnosis, the programmer & host will share her and listeners' stories of triumph. When it comes to healing, never underestimate the power of music. That's the unconquerable mindset of Rita Hou ...

  15. Revisionist History, Valentine's Day Edition: Captain & Tennille Crunches Aerosmith, Van Morrison Boots Lulu

    February 14, 2015 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Few would argue that on Valentine's Day, love conquers all. In the world of Billboard Hot 100 Revisionist History, however, that might just be the other way around. When each year's No. 1 song from 1958 through 2003 is re-calculated to ref ...

  16. 20 (and 15) Songs About New Year's

    December 31, 2014 2:05 PM EST What are you doing New Year's Eve? Whatever your party plans, Billboard has the perfect music mix to accompany the arrival of 2015. To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but ...

  17. Van Morrison Signs With RCA For 35th Studio Album, Due Early 2015

    December 16, 2014 7:43 PM EST Van Morrison will release his as-yet-untitled 35th studio album on RCA Records in early 2015, the label confirmed Tuesday. The set will be a follow-up to 2012’s Born To Sing: No Plan B , which was released via Blue Note and debuted and peaked at N ...

  18. Van Morrison Signs With RCA For 35th Studio Album, Due Early 2015

    December 16, 2014 7:43 PM EST Van Morrison will release his as-yet-untitled 35th studio album on RCA Records in early 2015, the label confirmed Tuesday. The set will be a follow-up to 2012’s Born To Sing: No Plan B , which was released via Blue Note and debuted and peaked at ...

  19. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  20. George Strait Begins Final Stand, Tops Hot Tours With $6.2M

    January 23, 2014 3:26 PM EST George Strait tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $6.2 million in ticket sales reported from the final leg of his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour that began on Jan. 9 in Louisiana. The tour’s 2014 itinerary kicked off at Bossier City, La.’s ...

  21. Martina McBride Returns With Soulful, Self-Released Covers Set ‘Everlasting’

    January 16, 2014 1:12 AM EST When Martina McBride started looking for material for her next album, she turned to the great soul singers Aretha Franklin and Etta James for inspiration. The country singer, known for her huge soprano voice, is self-releasing "Everlasting&quo ...

  22. Blue Note and Panasonic Partner on In-Car Audio (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has signed a licensing partnership with Panasonic to help develop and co-market a car audio system that would be tuned to the types of music featured in Blue Note's catalog, whose artists range from Norah Jones and Van ...

  23. Graham Parker and the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham Perform at 'This is 40' Soundtrack Party

    December 12, 2012 9:57 PM EST 0 0 0 While Ryan Adams was taking a seat onstage to start the "This is 40" soundtrack record release concert, the scene at the box office outside Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre may as well have been a scene from another Judd Apatow film. Lindsay ...

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  25. 'The Voice' Final Four: Homeward Bound, Singers Talk Songs That Inspire Them

    December 11, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Every season, "The Voice" reaches for an emotional apex by filming the contestants during a trip home and public celebration in various home towns. Monday, the final four collided with the Christmas celebration episode, complete with Micha ...

  26. Gretchen Wilson Unleashing Classic Rock Set in 2013

    December 03, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 'Redneck Woman' Also Prepping EP of Originals; Playing Bonfire Jam Fest on Dec. 8 There's a party going on this weekend in Santa Rosa County, Florida called the Bonfire Jam , and organizers are pulling out all the stops. There will be ...

  27. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  28. Zac Brown Band Chips Away at Bucket List at Madison Square Garden

    November 18, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Group Uncages Two-Hour Set of Originals & Surprising Covers at Sold-Out NYC Show "It's a big night for us. Playing Madison Square Garden has definitely been on our list of things to do," Zac Brown said during the band's Eat & ...

  29. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  30. Peermusic, Bug, Warner, Others Win $6.6 Million in LiveUniverse Lyrics Lawsuit

    October 11, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win / You can't break even/ And you can't get out of the game." With that in mind, a group of music publishers including Peermusic, Bug Music and Warner Chappell Music has won $6.6 mil ...

  31. Muse's 'The 2nd Law' Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miguel, Three Days Grace, Diana Krall, Cher Lloyd also crash this week's chart. Rock band Muse earns its highest charting album ever as "The 2nd Law" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 101,000 in its first week a ...

  32. Mumford Holds at No. 1, Muse's '2nd Law' Leads Multiple Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Muse earns its highest-charting album as The 2nd Law debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set sold 101,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third top 10 for the act, which previously claimed a No. 9 s ...

  33. Muse Break Fourth No. 1 Album in U.K., Rihanna Has Top Single

    October 08, 2012 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (October 7), Muse 's "The 2nd Law" sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 album in their home territory, while Rihanna 's new single "Diamonds ...

  34. Muse Tops UK Album Chart, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 08, 2012 7:25 AM EDT In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (Oct. 7), Muse's "The 2nd Law" (Helium 3/Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 in their home territory, while Rihanna' ...

  35. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  36. Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Eddie Palmieri To Receive 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Honors

    July 20, 2012 12:25 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Pianist-songwriter Mose Allison, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and Latin jazz bandleader Eddie Palmieri have been chosen to receive the nation's highest jazz honor. The National Endowment for the Arts announced Wednesday the ...

  37. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  38. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue ...

  39. Van Morrison to Release New Album on Blue Note Records

    June 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT The legendary voice of Van Morrison is returning to Blue Note Records. The artist, whose classic albums include Astral Weeks , Moondance and Tupelo Honey , will release Born to Sing: No Plan B on Oct. 2, the label announced Tuesday. Blue Note pres ...

  40. Van Morrison Returns to Blue Note for 'Born to Sing' Release

    June 26, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The legendary voice of Van Morrison is returning to Blue Note Records. The artist, whose classic albums include "Astral Weeks," "Moondance" and "Tupelo Honey," will release "Born to Sing: No Plan B" on Oct. 2, ...

  41. Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Audience Award at L.A. Film Fest

    June 25, 2012 7:30 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's documentary on the life of forgotten '70s folk-rocker Rodriguez, received the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It is the fourth honor ...

  42. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  43. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  44. Summer Music Preview: Spring Into Action With Music And Synch Deals

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 So far as the music goes, the first summer movie smash was released when there was still snow on the ground in parts of the country. Pitbull's "Back in Time," which plays over the credits in Sony Pictures' "Men in Black 3,&quo ...

  45. Video: 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments From 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 8:04 PM EDT "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether he was watching the Village People guide the "Bandsta ...

  46. Coroner: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Committed Suicide

    April 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT The death of rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed an eponymous band in the 1970s and played with heavy hitters such as Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock, has been ruled a suicide. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64 The San Francisco C ...

  47. Ronnie Montrose's Death Ruled A Suicide

    April 10, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Mar. 3 death of Ronnie Montrose , the famed rock guitarist who helped launch Sammy Hagar's career, has been ruled a suicide. According to Guitar Player , the San Mateo County Coroner's Office reported on Apr. 6 that the 64-year-old die ...

  48. Carly Rae Jepsen: Meet Justin Bieber's Favorite New Artist

    March 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Carly Rae Jepsen is a superstar," says Bieber's manager Scooter Braun Anyone wishing to write off Carly Rae Jepsen as another flash-in-the pan viral video sensation can stop right now. The young singer/songwriter has far greater aspi ...

  49. Backbeat: Hill Country Hosts Chip Taylor Who Says 'F**k All The Perfect People'

    March 23, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Chip Taylor, right, poses with Hill Country Live director Lincoln Schofield at Taylor's performance Thursday night. (Photo: Thom Duffy) At Hill Country Barbeque Market , the down-home eatery, and the showcase club Hill Country Live, in Manhat ...

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