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Young Fathers Beat Out Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for 2014 Mercury Prize

2 hours 26 min ago
Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers have beat out Damon Albarn, Anna Calvi, FKA Twigs and others for this year's Mercury Prize for the best British...

Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Talks Record-Breaking No. 1 Run for 'Bailando'

2 hours 45 min ago
"The song to me was always a special song, but you never really know," Enrique Iglesias tells Billboard exclusively about "Bailando." "You don't know...

Dr. Luke Files Another Defamation Complaint Against Kesha's Mother: Report

2 hours 59 min ago
Amidst a mounting legal battle, Dr. Luke has filed a lawsuit against Kesha's mother accusing her of defamation and "tortious interference" with her...

Taylor Swift's '1989' Surging Toward 1.2 Million Debut

3 hours 14 min ago
Taylor Swift's 1989 continues to rack up monster sales, as industry forecasters now say the album could sell 1.2 million copies in its first week (...

Taylor Swift Unites Republicans & Democrats: Facebook Study

4 hours 24 min ago
Facebook can be a political minefield of polarized opinions, especially leading up to the midterm elections. For those looking to keep the peace, it...

Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week, Hozier Hits Top 10

7 hours 42 sec ago
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, rewriting the record for the longest-ruling No. 1 ever...

Morrissey's 'Autobiography': Censored Sentences Reinstated in U.S. Paperback

8 hours 6 min ago
Great news for Smiths fans who don't blush at innocuous descriptions of homosexual relationships -- the uncensored version of Morrissey's...

Report: Lucian Grainge, Head of Universal Music, Talks SoundCloud

9 hours 3 min ago
While SoundCloud scrambles for ways to monetize its huge audience, the major labels are playing a game of wait-and-see to find out whether they can...

Justin Vernon & Boston Calling Producers Creating New Music Fest in Wisconsin

10 hours 29 sec ago
Although Bon Iver has been fairly quiet lately, frontman Justin Vernon is as busy as ever. The Wisconsin singer-songwriter is bringing a brand new...

Slipknot Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

10 hours 45 min ago
Rock band Slipknot crowns the Billboard 200 chart for a second time, as their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, debuts atop the list. The album sold...

Pandora Taps Chris Phillips as Head of Product

10 hours 51 min ago
Digital veteran Chris Phillips has joined Pandora as the web radio company's chief product officer. In his new role, Phillips will partner with CTO...

Composer Steven Price to Talk 'Fury,' 'Gravity' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

11 hours 6 min ago
ASCAP will host a panel discussion with Oscar-winning composer Steven Price to close out the 2014 Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music...

Exclusive: Mad Decent Mexico's Toy Selectah & Camilo Lara Reveal Star-Studded 'Compass' Album

11 hours 14 min ago
Billboard is excited to announce a hyper-collaborative new project featuring more than 80 collaborations from over four continents. Toy Selectah,...

New York Gets Its First Country Music Festival

12 hours 11 min ago
Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment will partner for the first time in presenting FarmBorough, New York’s debut country music...

Elton John Loves Pope Francis: 'He Is My Hero'

12 hours 58 min ago
For Sir Elton John, his An Enduring Vision benefit in New York City on Tuesday night was an opportunity to not only raise money for his AIDS...

Pitbull Developing Two Reality Series for The Weinstein Co.

18 hours 17 min ago
Pitbull has his sights on expanding his TV presence. The Miami rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, has teamed with The Weinstein Co....

Linda Komorsky Liker, Music Industry Veteran, Dies at 70

Tue, 2014-10-28 21:58
Linda Komorsky Liker, a music publishing executive and adviser, died Sunday after being struck by a car as she crossed a street in Los Angeles. She...

Taylor Swift's Entire '1989' Album Selling for $0.99 on Microsoft's Music Deals App

Tue, 2014-10-28 19:13
While Taylor Swift's new 1989 isn't available on streaming sites like Spotify, there is one place the Internet can get it for a pretty good deal. ...

New Streaming Service Tidal Joins the Hi-Def Trend

Tue, 2014-10-28 18:26
Consumers' desire for high-quality audio will be further tested with Tidal, a music streaming service from Scandinavian company Aspiro, which...

Bob Mould Looks Back at Husker Du's Breakthrough Indie Album 'Zen Arcade'

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:18
In 1983, Hüsker Dü's singer-guitarist Bob Mould told Matter fanzine writer Steve Albini, "We're going to try to do something bigger than anything...

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