"For the 12 years we've been making records, we've always been trying to prove something, and avoid being labeled as dad rock, or depressing," Matt Berninger of The National says. "We figured out how to fight so much over the years… This time around, we didn't care."
Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and corporations the ability to shut down web addresses that contain copyright infringements.
The Alabama Shakes, who were named one of Billboard's Best Bets for 2012 last week, have released the details of their forthcoming debut full-length, titled "Boys & Girls" which will drop April 10 via ATO stateside and Rough Trade in the UK.
In accordance with a label deal signed in December 2010, Columbia Records and independent specialty label Neon Gold have co-signed New York electro-pop artist St Lucia. The signing is first multi-album deal for Neon Gold, and the first co-signing deal for the joint venture.
We’ve broken the numbers down, for Adele and “21,” according to data from the Nielsen Company and Billboard’s 2011 Music Industry Report. Here, Billboard lays out the top five statistics about the singer this year.