29 Mar 2015

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The Charlatans and Echo & The Bunnymen added to V Festival 2015 line-up

The festival runs from August 22-23 in Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Essex

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Four Tet added to Bestival line-up

They will be appearing at the festivals 'rave' arena The Port

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Skrillex and Four Tet announce joint London show

The two producers will play Underworld in Camden on April 5

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

SBTRKT shares new song 'FLAREtWO' - listen

The producer released his second album 'Wonder Where We Land' last year

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Petition launched to stop Paris Hilton DJing at US festival

The heiress has been booked to play Milwaukee's Summerfest alongside The Flaming Lips, Santigold and Public Enemy

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Ozzy Osbourne cancels his own festival in order to undergo surgery

The 'unspecified' medical treatment will require four weeks recovery time

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Over 200 One Direction fans ask for 'compassionate leave' from work following Zayn's exit

'Unless the employer is unaware of family ties with Zayn Malik then I hardly think that this qualifies,' says employment expert

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

One Direction score highest grossing world tour of 2014

Justin Timberlake and The Rolling Stones also pull in huge cash figures in Forbes list

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Janelle Monáe and John Frusciante confirmed for new Duran Duran album

Lindsay Lohan has also been rumoured to feature on the LP

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Morrissey forced to cancel 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' appearance

Transport issues stop singer joining Michelle Keegan and Warwick Davies on Channel 4 chat show

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Marina And The Diamonds performs 'Froot' live on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' - watch

Diamandis released her new album earlier his month

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Jamie xx shares 'Loud Places' video and 'In Colour' album artwork – watch

The xx drummer has also announced summer live dates

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Captured Tracks to reissue album by Ben Stiller's teenage 'no wave/ retardo' punk band – listen

New York label is home to Mac DeMarco, Perfect Pussy and DIIV among others

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus features on new All Time Low track 'Tidal Waves' - listen

The pop-punk band release new album 'Future Hearts' on April 3

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Bill Withers: 'I'm a big fan of Taylor Swift'

Veteran singer-songwriter also praises Katy Perry

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

Barcelona footballer Dani Alves releases charity rap single – watch

The star teams up with former Spanish keeper Jose Pinto on the track

29 Mar 2015 11:47pm GMT

27 Mar 2015

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In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court Defectors

In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court DefectorsThree and a half years after President Barack Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony - so far unsuccessfully - the broader U.S.-supported international anti-LRA team has resorted to using a truly unstoppable force against the alleged war criminal: pop music. Chameleone composed the song in 2013 at the behest of U.S. embassy officers who were looking for innovative ways to reach would-be defectors, according to Marty Regan, a field representative for the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Uganda. "I am simply waiting for my brothers in the LRA to come home.

27 Mar 2015 5:35pm GMT

Why Zayn Malik's Departure From One Direction Won't Hurt Band's Music Sales

Recent history has shown that boy bands maintain sales momentum for two albums.

27 Mar 2015 3:02pm GMT

Three Brunches to Try This Weekend: The Miami Music Week Edition

Three Brunches to Try This Weekend: The Miami Music Week EditionMiami Music Week is in full force this weekend. Here are three Miami brunches worth checking out that also keep the don't stop the good times. How about those things plus the music of DJ Questlove while you eat.

27 Mar 2015 2:00pm GMT

Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Celebrate 'Sound of Music' Turning 50

Andrews and Plummer participated in a Q&A before showing a restored screening of the classic film, now entering its 50th anniversary.

27 Mar 2015 4:00am GMT

26 Mar 2015

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'The Sound of Music:' The Story Behind Its 4K Restoration

The restored version will open the TCM Classic Film Festival with a special screening of the film, which will be attended by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

26 Mar 2015 11:19pm GMT

Ex-Beats Music CEO Launches Chosen Mobile App: "We Game-ify Music Consumption"

A noted Silicon Valley CEO hopes to take talent competitions from TV to mobile.

26 Mar 2015 4:00am GMT

25 Mar 2015

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Chris Daughtry to Recur, Write Music for Fox Dramedy 'Studio City'

The former 'American Idol' contestant will return to the network.

25 Mar 2015 4:00am GMT

24 Mar 2015

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Tony Winner Laura Benanti Stars in Radio City Music Hall's 'New York Spring Spectacular'

The actress, currently appearing in a recurring role on ABC's "Nashville," talks about dancing with the Rockettes in this lavish new production.

24 Mar 2015 4:00am GMT

17 Feb 2015

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Music Monday (2/16): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (2/16): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Florence + The Machine, Hot Chip, and Death Cab for Cutie, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Dan Deacon, Kendrick Lamar, and Modest Mouse. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

17 Feb 2015 9:46pm GMT

09 Feb 2015

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Music Monday (2/9): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (2/16): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Tinashe, Madonna, Gang of Four, Sam Smith, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

09 Feb 2015 6:51pm GMT

10 Oct 2013

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

Kelly Clarkson and Will.i.am speak during announcement of 2013 American Music Awards nominations press conference in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each. The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations. Also getting four nominations were country music pair Florida Georgia Line and R&B singer Robin Thicke. Rapper will.i. ...

10 Oct 2013 4:14pm GMT

09 Oct 2013

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Taylor Swift to receive country music songwriting award

Swift poses at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop singer Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times, her record company said on Wednesday. The 23-year-old singer and writer of pop crossover hits "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" will be officially named the award's recipient on Sunday, Big Machine Records said. The annual award recognizes country music's songwriters who scored top 30 hits during the past year. ...

09 Oct 2013 10:39pm GMT

Timberlake celebrates return to music with second No. 1 album this year

U.S. singer-sonwriter Justin Timberlake performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de JaneiroBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Timberlake scored his second chart-topping album this year on Wednesday as his latest record debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, capping the singer's successful return to the musical spotlight. Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2," which follows the first set of 10 songs released in March this year, sold 350,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The first installment of "The 20/20 Experience" sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so ...

09 Oct 2013 10:14pm GMT

08 Oct 2013

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Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron dies at 56 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Guitarist Phil Chevron of the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band the Pogues died on Tuesday at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the band said. Chevron joined the Pogues in 1984 and became a core member as the group made its name internationally in the 1980s and early 1990s with albums including "Rum, Sodomy and The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God". Chevron, whose real name was Philip Ryan, wrote the band's popular ballad "Thousands Are Sailing". "He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. ...

08 Oct 2013 8:38pm GMT

Rumour has it: Rocker Graham Parker is back

File photo of Graham Parker arriving at the premiere of the movie "This is 40" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in HollywoodBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, however, things are going pretty well for the 62-year-old London native. He's brought out a well-received album, a documentary and a concert film with his reunited backing band, the Rumour. In late October they play their first British dates in 31 years. The London show sold out straight away. ...

08 Oct 2013 11:49am GMT

06 Oct 2013

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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. ...

06 Oct 2013 6:07pm GMT

21 Jul 2009


The Raveonettes Unveil Album Release And Tour Dates

Danish rock duo The Raveonettes has announced the dates for a fall tour in support of its fourth studio album, Billboard.com can exclusively report.

21 Jul 2009 12:23pm GMT

Jackson Browne, Republicans Settle Copyright Case

Jackson Browne is hopeful that the protection of music copyrights will be bolstered by the settlement of his lawsuit against U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over unauthorized use of one of his songs in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.

21 Jul 2009 10:00am GMT

Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the bid.

21 Jul 2009 9:27am GMT

Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award.

21 Jul 2009 9:08am GMT

Kings Of Convenience Make New 'Declaration'

Norwegian rock duo Kings Of Convenience will break a five-year silence this fall with its third studio album, "Declaration of Dependence," due Oct. 20 from Virgin.

21 Jul 2009 5:07am GMT

Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today.

21 Jul 2009 1:43am GMT

20 Jul 2009


Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release of its forthcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1," in order to allow time for his recovery.

20 Jul 2009 12:44pm GMT

JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.

20 Jul 2009 10:50am GMT

Prince Closes Out Montreux Jazz Fest

Prince fans from across Europe converged on Montreux for two shows by the American musician whose rare appearance on the continent stretched well into Sunday morning. The 51-year-old star closed the two-week Swiss Montreux Jazz Festival with a mix of old hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Peach" and "Purple Rain" and fresh titles such as "Elixir" from his new album with singer Bria Valente.

20 Jul 2009 9:46am GMT

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.

20 Jul 2009 9:14am GMT

Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol."

20 Jul 2009 9:07am GMT

Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his name to the list.

20 Jul 2009 9:03am GMT

John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut, includes guest spots from Bruce Springsteen and members of the Eagles, and features covers of songs by John Prine, Buck Owens and John Denver, among others, as well as Fogerty's own "Change in the Weather."

20 Jul 2009 3:00am GMT

19 Jul 2009


Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show.

19 Jul 2009 1:49am GMT

17 Jul 2009


Warren Haynes In Musical Overdrive With Gov't Mule, Allmans, Dead

Thanks to tours with The Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, a new Gov't Mule album and tour and a planned solo album, Warren Haynes is having his busiest year ever -- and is enjoying it immensely.

17 Jul 2009 11:49am GMT

They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

On the heels of its 'Best Children's Album' Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and everywhere Sept. 22 on Disney Sound.

17 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT