1. Why the Music Industry Is Betting on Biopics and Documentaries For Its Next Revenue Burst

    May 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few weeks before the November 2018 release of Bohemian Rhapsody , Brian Monaco, president/global chief marketing officer at Sony Music/ATV Music Publishing, sat down for an early screening of the Queen biopic. Having administered the band’s song c ...

  2. 11 Revelations From Chatting With the Jonas Brothers: More From the Billboard Cover Story

    April 29, 2019 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers are back and arguably bigger than they've ever been, landing their first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as on the Pop Songs chart -- which they've now dominated for two weeks. Though the success of their come ...

  3. Alison Wonderland on Breaking Through By Singing, Producing & Telling Her Stories

    March 28, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 There’s direct eye contact, and then there’s the way Alison Wonderland looks at you -- her gaze penetrating so deeply from across the table that it seems as if she might actually be reading your mind. “I can sense anyone’s energy straightaway,” she ...

  4. Inside the Cult of REZZ: How the DJ-Producer Built a Frenzied Following Without Radio Hits

    March 28, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isabelle Rezazadeh’s father was, reasonably enough, worried. It was 2013, and teenage Isabelle was out of high school, living with her parents on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and partying a lot, ditching her waitressing shifts at the Hard Rock ...

  5. How TOKiMONSTA Overcame Brain Surgery to Play Coachella & Create Her Best Music Yet

    March 28, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 TOKiMONSTA didn’t ask for her doctor’s permission to play Coachella. Just four months prior, she had undergone brain surgery and, yes, she had received the OK to exercise and be around loud noises. But she hadn’t explicitly mentioned her plans to pl ...

  6. Wade Robson and James Safechuck on Surviving Michael Jackson and Creating 'Leaving Neverland'

    March 21, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 It wasn’t supposed to be this big. When British documentarian Dan Reed read about the sexual abuse charges that Wade Robson and James Safechuck had brought against the Michael Jackson estate in 2013 and 2014, he thought he might have a story to tell ...

  7. What John Branca Is Doing to Save the Jackson Legacy After 'Leaving Neverland'

    March 21, 2019 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tales of John Branca’s business acumen are plentiful. How he turned  Michael Jackson ’s over-budget “Thriller” music video production into a lucrative behind-the-scenes documentary. How he secured for Jackson the coveted  Beatles publishing catalog. ...

  8. Inside Blackpink's U.S. Takeover: How the K-Pop Queens Are Changing the Game

    February 28, 2019 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 On a modest stage inside a tent in downtown Los Angeles, the four members of the South Korean girl group Blackpink assume a diamond formation and aim their fingers like guns at the audience as they launch into the chorus of their breakout hit, “Ddu- ...

  9. How Kane Brown Became the Future of Country

    November 01, 2018 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kane Brown ’s modest suite here at the downtown Los Angeles Westin is quiet but for the buzz of clippers currently freshening up the country sensation’s fade. It’s the night of the American Music Awards (AMAs), and Brown, nominated in three categori ...

  10. What's Your Favorite Song of 2017? Vote!

    December 15, 2017 6:49 PM EST 0 0 0 It has truly been an exciting year in music, Recently, our staff picked the Best Songs of 2017 , with such Hot 100-topping smashes as “Bodak Yellow,” “Despacito” and “HUMBLE” emerging as some of our very favorites of the year that was. However, our ...