30 Jun 2016

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Apple awarded right to disable iPhone cameras at concerts

Adele is among a number of artists who have spoken out against filming at gigs

30 Jun 2016 5:16pm GMT

Drake joins Rihanna on-stage for ‘Work’ and ‘One Dance’ in Manchester

The two got up close and personal during their performance of 'Work'

30 Jun 2016 5:08pm GMT

Listen to Bruce Springsteen narrate foreward to 'Born On The Fourth Of July' re-issue

1976 anti-Vietnam memoir was made into a film starring Tom Cruise

30 Jun 2016 5:00pm GMT

Rita Ora is hospitalised for exhaustion

The singer was taken to hospital yesterday (June 29)

30 Jun 2016 4:41pm GMT

Ewan McGregor calls Boris Johnson a 'spineless cunt' after he abandons Tory leadership bid

Actor says the former London Mayor has 'let someone else clear up your mess'

30 Jun 2016 3:44pm GMT

Courtney Love's ex-manager accused of kidnapping Frances Bean Cobain's estranged husband

Sam Lutfi previously had a restraining order filed by Britney Spears

30 Jun 2016 3:19pm GMT

Watch David Cameron get Smiths lyrics wrong during Prime Minister's Questions

Cameron is a self-proclaimed fan of The Smiths despite Johnny Marr forbidding him to be

30 Jun 2016 3:11pm GMT

Watch Rihanna's intergalactic 'Sledgehammer' video

Song features on the 'Star Trek: Beyond' film soundtrack

30 Jun 2016 2:28pm GMT

Adele reveals her favourite break-up songs

Including Florence, Mumford, Katy Perry and more

30 Jun 2016 2:03pm GMT

James Corden’s chatshow comes to the UK

'James Corden's Late Late Show' will be on British TV from mid-July

30 Jun 2016 1:53pm GMT

Did Brand New confirm break-up on first night of their tour?

Current live dates are thought to be the band's last

30 Jun 2016 1:19pm GMT

Samuel L Jackson and George Lucas say Mace Windu is still alive in Star Wars universe

'Jedi can fall from amazing distances,' insists Jackson

30 Jun 2016 1:09pm GMT

Watch as Years & Years share video for new single ‘Worship’

Single is the eighth to be taken from debut album

30 Jun 2016 12:30pm GMT

Bastille reveal release date for new album 'Wild World'

It follows on from 2012 debut 'Bad Blood

30 Jun 2016 12:16pm GMT

The Verve announce box-sets of first two albums

Deluxe versions of 'A Storm In Heaven' and 'A Northern Soul' will include unreleased material

30 Jun 2016 11:47am GMT

Alex Turner says there's 'no rush' for next Arctic Monkeys album

Singer also says Last Shadow Puppets will go separate ways at end of the summer

30 Jun 2016 11:32am GMT

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Happy birthday, Apple Music

Apple Music on iPhone 6Apple is famous for arriving late at the party but being its best guest. Portable mp3 players were already a 'thing' long before the iPod. The market was overflowing with touchscreen phones and PDAs before the first iPhone, and the same is true of streaming. Pandora and Spotify have been around for years. Yet, as Apple Music marks its first anniversary, it does so with no free tier, 15 million paid subscribers, a host of big-name exclusives and at a moment in time where the music industry has officially moved from physical to digital.

30 Jun 2016 10:19am GMT

Watch Brett Eldredge Share "Big Moments" Behind Music Video Filmed at Wrigley Field (Exclusive)

The country star's "Wanna Be That Song," the first music video to be filmed on the Cubs' baseball field, is about "all those big moments in life," including a first kiss, getting married and having children.

30 Jun 2016 4:00am GMT

29 Jun 2016

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Rihanna will debut the music video for her Star Trek song in IMAX

Rihanna will debut the music video for her Star Trek song in IMAXRihanna debuted her new official song for Paramount's upcoming Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, on Monday, and today the singer announced that she would be the first musician to have a music video debut in IMAX theaters. The video is also the first to be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, on the same hardware that was used to capture the climactic battle sequence in Captain America: Civil War. Although it doesn't specify whether the video will contain scenes from Star Trek Beyond, there's a very good chance they will be integrated into the video.

29 Jun 2016 10:00pm GMT

Hundreds attend funeral of music legend Ralph Stanley

This photo taken Jan. 16, 2012, shows Ralph Stanley looking out a window while sitting in the living room of the Stanley home outside of Coeburn, Va. Stanley died Thursday, June 23, 2016. He was 89. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) MANDATORY CREDITMCCLURE, Va. (AP) - Legendary bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley has been laid to rest in his hometown of McClure, Virginia.

29 Jun 2016 3:08pm GMT

Paul Simon, 74, 'ready to give up music'

Paul Simon has collected more than a dozen Grammys and been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.More than half a century after he wrote "The Sound of Silence," American singer Paul Simon says he is ready to hang up his guitar and stop making music. The folk star turned world music champion, whose US tour ends Friday, released his most recent album, "Stranger to Stranger" on June 3 to rave reviews. "It's an act of courage to let go," Simon told the newspaper.

29 Jun 2016 3:05pm GMT

This is how you do a Ghostbusters music video

This is how you do a Ghostbusters music videoLeave it to Japanese comedians Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki to show the world how to make a fantastic Ghostbusters music video.It's a perfect mix of retro nostalgia, reboot call-outs and a healthy dose of "what the hell is going on?", set to the wonderful music of Ray Parker Jr.The best part is that it's 100 percent Fall Out Boy-free.Enjoy.

29 Jun 2016 12:34pm GMT

Film Studios in Talks With Musicians Guild to Settle Dispute Over Unoriginal Scores

The parties also are said to be looking at how to avoid future lawsuits.

29 Jun 2016 4:00am GMT

28 Jun 2016

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1 in 10 pay for streaming music

Internet users in Europe are currently least likely to use or pay for online music streaming services.On a worldwide basis, 63% of online adults listen to music streaming services on a monthly basis, with 10% of them taking up a paid option. Users in Asia Pacific and North America are most likely to pay for music streaming, according to data released June 28, 2016 by GlobalWebIndex. Internet users in Europe are currently least likely to use or pay for online music streaming services.

28 Jun 2016 3:54pm GMT

27 Jun 2016

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Music Monday (6/27): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (6/27): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Portishead, Aphex Twin, and ScHoolboy Q, plus brand new streaming music from Bat for Lashes, Thee Oh Sees, Rihanna, Maxwell, Devendra Banhart, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

27 Jun 2016 7:16pm GMT

Lollapalooza 2016's New Food Includes Momofuku 'Crack Pie,' Harold's Chicken Shack, More

Lollapalooza 2016's New Food Includes Momofuku 'Crack Pie,' Harold's Chicken Shack, MoreGrant Park will heat up in late July for the 25th installment of Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell and Co. need to feed their somewhat captive audience of music lovers, and this year's food lineup features the debut of nine new vendors. The "Crack Pie" slices from Momofuku Milk Bar -a cult-favorite pastry that David Chang, Christina Tosi and Co. ship nationally- headline the list of new vendors.

27 Jun 2016 5:02pm GMT

Lena Dunham Criticizes Kanye West's "Famous" Music Video as "Disturbing"

"The 'Famous' video is one of the more disturbing 'artistic' efforts in recent memory," the 'Girls' actress wrote.

27 Jun 2016 4:00am GMT

25 Jun 2016

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Kanye West Explains New Music Video: 'It's a Comment on Fame'

The rapper said, "It's a comment on fame."

25 Jun 2016 3:19pm GMT

Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil released from hospital

Brazilian musician Gilberto GilCelebrated Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil was released Friday from a Sao Paulo hospital where he was treated over the past week for kidney problems. Gil, 73, on his Instagram account posted a photo showing the rear of a car with the words "homeward bound" superimposed on the image, as he ended his stay at the Syrian Lebanese Hospital, where he was admitted last Thursday. Gil is undergoing monthly treatment for kidney ailments for an undetermined period, according to the G1 news website.

25 Jun 2016 1:15pm GMT

24 Jun 2016

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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending June 23, 2016:

24 Jun 2016 10:56pm GMT

Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus makes a music video

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Liz Garbus poses for a portrait at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Garbus has directed a music video called, "Ghost Story," which is being released Friday in association with actress Glenn Close’s mental health advocacy organization, Bring Change 2 Mind. The six-minute video features teenagers sharing their experiences with depression, anxiety and other mental-health conditions. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) - What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?

24 Jun 2016 6:01pm GMT

BitTorrent launches music and video streaming application

BitTorrent Now will first of all land as a website and Android app.In terms of content, BitTorrent Now differs from the big names of the business with a catalog of music and videos mostly from independent artists, relatively unknown to the general public. Users can also purchase the content at any time.

24 Jun 2016 2:29pm 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