23 May 2015

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Thom Yorke records 18-day soundtrack to Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood's exhibit – hear preview

The 'Panic Office' exhibit is on display in Sydney, Australia until June 6

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Sufjan Stevens, The National and more team up for 'One Night Stand'

Gaspar Claus' project brought artists together over a single night in Brooklyn

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Public Enemy's Flavor Flav arrested in Las Vegas on drug charges

The Public Enemy rapper was arrested on charges including a DUI and marijuana possession

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Nicki Minaj shares vibrant video for 'The Night Is Still Young' - watch

The rapper follows the video for Beyonce collaboration 'Feeling Myself' with a technicolour new cut

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Neil Young posts new song criticising Starbucks - listen

'Rock Starbucks' is the musician's latest instance of hitting out at the coffee chain

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Mark Ronson says he'll tour with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker

Ronson also hints that the pair will team up at Glastonbury Festival

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Kelly Clarkson denies plagiarising Jimmy Eat World: 'There are only so many chords'

Singer also says that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams 'didn't mean to rip off' Marvin Gaye

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Katy Perry to release new album 'by 2016', says manager

Album update came at a conference in Singapore this week

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Jamie xx accused of not clearing use of Persuasions sample on 'I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)'

The producer features a sample of the band on the 'In Colour' track

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Gene Simmons says new Kiss album will happen

The bassist's update comes after frontman Paul Stanley said a new album doesn't 'feel necessary'

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Fearne Cotton signs off Radio 1 career by playing Lana Del Rey 'Video Games'

Tom Odell also wrote a song for the presenter, as Kasabian, Sam Smith and more pay tribute

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Cliff Richard puts home up for sale following police raids

Police raided the singer's home in August 2014 in relation to alleged sexual offences

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Bombay Bicycle Club confirm they're working on new music

'It just takes a while for us to think about what's going to happen with it,' Jack Steadman says

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler: 'I want a farewell tour before I kick the bucket'

The band also told NME that they haven't started work on a new album

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

Ben Howard covers Jessie Ware for Fearne Cotton's final Radio 1 Live Lounge - watch

Singer covers the track for Fearne Cotton's last Radio 1 Live Lounge

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

BB King's daughter to host free tribute event for late blues musician

The blues legend will be buried in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi

23 May 2015 7:08am GMT

22 May 2015

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Cannes: Karlie Kloss Talks Starring in Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" Music Video

Plus, she spills on what it's like to walk the film festival's red carpet.

22 May 2015 4:00am GMT

21 May 2015

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Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

"I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy shower."Mayer HawthorneChanneling a wholly different kind of "little steamy shower" on the picturesque beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast at the Hangout Music Festival Kick-Off Party over the...

21 May 2015 7:09pm GMT

Live Music Venue with Bingo Night Coming to Bed-Stuy; More Maison Kaysers

Live Music Venue with Bingo Night Coming to Bed-Stuy; More Maison Kaysers10 new places coming to NYC. BED-STUY - A new bar and music venue is in the works called C'mon Everybody. "We want this to be somewhere where people of color, straight people, gay people - everyone can have a good time. Our vision was to have a space where everybody feels included, and the name itself is a call to action," co-owner Eric Sosa tells Bedford + Bowery. In addition to bands, theater, and a monthly bingo night, there will be cocktails and hopefully pretzels from a local vendor. The soft opening is scheduled for June 2 and the grand opening for June 5. 325 Franklin Avenue. ...

21 May 2015 3:34pm GMT

Music Review: Precocious Lopez feels the tug of the road

This CD cover image released by Glassnote Records shows "Wilder Mind," the latest release by Mumford & Sons. (Glassnote Records via AP)Christian Lopez Band, "Onward" (Blaster)

21 May 2015 12:06pm GMT

Nina Simone's Heirs Allege Sony Music Operates a Piracy Ring

Eighty albums of recorded Nina Simone performances are said in new court papers to have been put on iTunes and other digital venues without authorization.

21 May 2015 4:00am GMT

19 May 2015

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CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line Among Performers

The awards will broadcast live from Nashville on June 10.

19 May 2015 4:00am GMT

18 May 2015

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Music Monday (5/18): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (5/18): 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 Spoon, Run the Jewels, and Taylor Swift, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Muse, Giorgio Moroder, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic

18 May 2015 11:40pm GMT

Musicians Union Travels to Sacramento to Play a Song for Tax Credits

The union wants to amend California's tax credit law to encourage in-state production scoring and recording.

18 May 2015 4:00am GMT

17 May 2015

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Chrissy Teigen Is Wearing 6 Different Hairstyles at the Billboard Music Awards

They're all courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin.

17 May 2015 4:00am GMT

Billboard Music Awards: 10 Best Performances

The awards show featured performances by Britney Spears and Iggy Azealea, Kelly Clarkson, Wiz Khalifa and more.

17 May 2015 4:00am 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