Björk

  1. Pitchfork Fest 2013: Bigger Headliners, More Sponsors, Elaborate Production, Killer Mike and El-P's New Beer

    July 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Now in its eighth year, the Pitchfork Music Festival has growing pains like any other festival. It's likely to sell out a capacity of 54,000 tickets across three days at Chicago's Union Park. It also has a record sponsor count that� ...

  2. Business Matters: Why Did Bjork's Kickstarter Project Fail?

    February 08, 2013 8:47 PM EST Internationally famous Icelandic artist Bjork may have been the most high-profile musician to undertake a project on Kickstarter, the platform that allows artists to raise money from fans for their projects. Her project most likely became the bi ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  4. Adele, Bjork, SBTRKT, Frank Turner Honored At UK's AIM Independent Music Awards

    November 11, 2011 10:05 AM EST Throat surgery may have temporarily taken her out of the live market, but Adele continues to dominate the awards season. The U.K. singer won two prizes at the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards, held in central London last night (Nov. 10). The ...

  5. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  6. Bjork Brings Her 'Biophilia' Concert Extravaganza to Iceland

    October 13, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia' http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ...

  7. Bjork's Biophilia App Album Launches All 10 Beautifully-Depicted Songs

    October 12, 2011 5:14 PM EDT When we first heard about Björk's Biophilia , the first full-realized "app album" ever released, we became a little bit obsessed with it, interviewing developers (including a 19-year-old wunderkind ), reviewing the song apps, and th ...

  8. Kate Bush to Release New Studio Album, '50 Words for Snow,' on Anti- Records

    October 03, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Kate Bush newest studio album -- and second release of 2011 -- " 50 Words For Snow ," will be released on Anti- Records in the U.S., the company announced today. The album is due November 21. While the singer's " Director' ...

  9. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Hits Banned by China From Music Sites to Preserve 'Cultural Security'

    August 26, 2011 8:12 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) - China's Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment. The ministry posted a list of 100 songs - inclu ...

  10. Bjork, Domino Records' Laurence Bell To Receive AIM Independent Music Awards

    August 24, 2011 2:08 PM EDT The Association of Independent Music has announced that Björk and Domino Records founder Laurence Bell will each take home the inaugural Independent Music Awards at a ceremony this fall. Björk will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music tro ...

  11. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  12. Bjork: Hack My Apps!

    August 02, 2011 12:23 PM EDT We've heard of artists encouraging fans to pirate their music. But pirating their app is a new one. Yet Bjork did just that this week, in an interview with Drowned in Sound . Since unveiling the first apps designed in conjunction with her &qu ...

  13. Bjork's App Designer Scott Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia'

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM EDT Bjork's "Biophilia" brings new meaning to the term "Multi-platform" - it incorporates a massive live show, a 90-minute documentary and of course, the singer's anxiously awaited seventh full-length album, due in Septem ...

  14. Bjork Releases First Apps From 'Biophilia'

    July 20, 2011 3:09 PM EDT After releasing the first singles from her forthcoming album "Biophilia," Bjork has finally followed up with the first apps created for them. The album is a sort of hybrid collection of songs and associated apps . Each song carries with ...

  15. Bjork Debuts Live 'Biophilia' Project in Manchester

    July 01, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Björk gave fans a small glimpse into the future when she performed the world premiere of her heavily-hyped multi-media project "Biophilia" in the Northern U.K. city of Manchester last night (June 30). Hailed in some quarters as the world ...

  16. Bjork Unveils First 'Biophilia' Single -- Some App Details Emerge

    June 29, 2011 2:27 PM EDT Bjork's ambitious "Biophilia" project took a step towards reality today with the release of "Crystalline," the first single from the album/app/multimedia project now available at iTunes. As previously reported, the "B ...

  17. More Details Emerge About Bjork's App/Album Hybrid, 'Biophilia'

    June 01, 2011 5:15 PM EDT The question has been asked many times-is the app the new album? Bjork is taking the lead in answering that question with her forthcoming LP, "Biophilia." As first announced back in March, the new album is being created on an iPad and wi ...

  18. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  19. Bjork To Release 'Moomins' Charity Song

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT No stranger to idiosyncratic behavior, Bjork has teamed up with animated children's characters the Moomins for her latest single release. Due for release Sept. 6 via digital outlets, "The Comet Song" is for the forthcoming Moomins 3 ...

  20. China Cancels Oasis Shows

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Oasis won't be performing its first ever shows in China after all. The Chinese government has revoked the performance licenses issued to the U.K. rock act. The band's Chinese promoters Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China informed them ...

  21. Bjork Turns Venture Capitalist

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bjork has partnered with a Reykjavik-based venture capital firm on a fund that will invest in companies that are socially and environmentally responsible and will help restore Iceland's battered economy. The Icelandic alternative artist has e ...

  22. Bjork's Shanghai Surprise For Chinese Authorities

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Icelandic singer Bjork's first major concert in mainland China on March 2 may have been her last, after she chanted "Tibet" several times during "Declare Independence," the closing song in her set at the Shanghai Internati ...

  23. China Concert Debuts For Björk, Maroon 5

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Björk and Maroon 5 will make their Chinese live debuts in March, Shanghai-based concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster said Jan. 24. Both acts are set to play one date each at the 4,000-capacity Shanghai International Gymnastics Center; Björk will per ...

  24. Bjork's Blend

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Björk plays well with others. For her sixth studio album, "Volta" (due May 8 via Elektra/Atlantic, one day earlier internationally), the Icelandic artist collaborated with longtime partner-in-music Mark Bell, Congolese outfit Konono No. ...

  25. Review: Björk Keeps It Weird With 'Volta'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Björk: "Volta" Producer: Björk Atlantic Release Date: May 8 Like Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Kim Gordon and all the other alt-whatever chicks from the mid-'90s freak sorority, Björk has no heir. If she started out in today's homogeni ...

  26. Caroline Adds One Little Indian

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K-based indie opened an office in San Francisco three years ago, and has released efforts from the Twilight Singers and Bjork, among others. EMI-owned Caroline Distribution will soon handle upcoming releases from San Francisco-based label One Li ...

  27. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The music industry has long lobbied the European Union for a cut in VAT on music-related goods ...

  28. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded ...

  29. Iceland Cuts VAT On CDs

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded music goods to 7% from 24.5%, with effect from March 2007. The Icelandic government has pledged to cut the rate of value-added-tax it levies on recorded ...

  30. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  31. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  32. Live 8 Unveils Tokyo Line-up

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bjork will perform live for the first time in two years at the Japan Live 8 show on July 2, organizers of the event announced today (June 24). The Icelandic artist will be headlining a bill that incl Bjork will perform live for the first time in t ...

  33. Live 8 Unveils Tokyo Line-up

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bjork to perform first concert in Japan in two years. Bjork to perform first concert in Japan in two years. News ...

  34. Live 8 Unveils Tokyo Line-up

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bjork to perform first concert in Japan in two years. Bjork will perform live for the first time in two years at the Japan Live 8 show on July 2, organizers of the event announced today (June 24). The Icelandic artist will be headlining a bill tha ...

  35. RealNetworks Goes For The Gold

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Olympic athletes choose free play lists. RealNetworks is partnering with the 2004 Athens Olympics -- airing on NBC -- to offer two weeks of free access to its Rhapsody online jukebox. The service will include exclusive access to play lists chosen ...

  36. RealNetworks Goes For The Gold

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Olympic athletes choose free play lists. RealNetworks is partnering with the 2004 Athens Olympics -- airing on NBC -- to offer two weeks of free access to its Rhapsody online jukebox. The service will include exclusive access to play lists chosen ...