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The Big Parade Music Conference Debuts in Tokyo: Billboard Charts, Streaming Services, and Steve Lillywhite

Sun, 2014-09-21 13:43
Japan has hosted a major music conference with significant international players for the first time in recent memory. The Big Parade, held September...

Rewinding the Charts: 40 Years Ago, Mamma Mia! ABBA-Mania Began

Sun, 2014-09-21 09:05
The world began to fall in love with ABBA in 1974, when the Swedish pop group, which began singing together on a beach vacation in Cyprus four years...

FCC's Tom Wheeler On Internet Regulations: 'Title II Is On the Table'

Sat, 2014-09-20 17:37
Federal Communications Commission's Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed regulating internet providers on Wednesday (Sept. 17) during a meeting with the...

Producer MeLo-X Gives Inside Look at Beyonce & Jay Z's On the Run Tour

Sat, 2014-09-20 16:20
Not many have what it takes to impress Beyonce and Jay Z, except if you're MeLo-X. The Brooklyn-based multimedia artist was called to produce the...

U2's The Edge Given Permission to Build Five Malibu Homes

Sat, 2014-09-20 15:52
U2 guitarist The Edge has been granted permission by the California Coastal Commission to build five homes on the Malibu coast.

Lady Gaga Talks Manager Split, Tel Aviv Concert and Media Treatment of Celebrities

Sat, 2014-09-20 12:32
After hip surgery and parting ways with her longtime manager, Lady Gaga says things are looking up. "I've very centered now. I meditate a lot. I'm...

Ruby Dee to Be Memorialized By Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte & Others at Memorial

Sat, 2014-09-20 12:00
Ruby Dee will be remembered in poetry and song this weekend as the actress and civil rights activist is memorialized by admirers including Alicia...

Jamie Foxx Sued Over New 2 Chainz-Featuring Song, 'Party Ain't a Party'

Fri, 2014-09-19 21:46
Jamie Foxx Sued Over New 2 Chainz-Featuring Song, 'Party Ain't a Party' Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years...

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Exits Top 10 After 39 Weeks

Fri, 2014-09-19 21:19
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Lecrae scored his first No. 1 with Anomaly -- the only album to top both the Billboard 200 and Gospel...

Chris Brown Set for Sixth Straight Top 10 Album

Fri, 2014-09-19 20:39
Chris Brown is on the verge of earning his sixth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- his entire output of releases. Chris Brown's...

Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour Doing Big Business

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:29
Katy Perry takes her Prismatic World Tour to No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap with $31 million in ticket sales from the tour's North...

U2: When Art Becomes the Ad (Guest Column)

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:23
U2 has always been about messages.

Exclusive: Gary Numan's 'From Inside' Score Set for Release

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:08
Gary Numan's first score for a film in 23 years, John Bergin's From Inside, will be released in two editions in October. Lakeshore Records will...

Emerging Picks of the Week: Death From Above 1979, James Bay & More

Fri, 2014-09-19 14:36
As we move into autumn, we've rounded up our favorite tracks that have gained on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart. Our first three...

Australia's Music Streaming Market Is Jam-Packed – But Likely Not for Long

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:53
There's a rumble going on Down Under. Over the last few years, Australia has become one of the world's most competitive markets for music streaming...

Fader Appoints New Editor-In-Chief, Preps Global Expansion Plan

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:52
In an increasingly challenging period for music media, with SpinMedia and Myspace among the recent outlets making major slashes in editorial staff,...

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Milky Chance Moves Up, Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' Debuts

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:10
As previously reported, Meghan Trainor leads an all-female top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "All About That Bass." Plus, Fall...

Record Store Day's Don VanCleave Joins Nashville-Based Tech Think Tank

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:04
Record Store Day co-founder Don VanCleave has joined FLO {thinkery}, a Nashville-based group that helps artists and entertainers dream up new...

Are Changes Coming to Sony and What Will They Mean for Artists Like Barbra Streisand and Adele?

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:33
Sony Entertainment's music division, which encompasses the 125-year-old Columbia Records along with labels RCA and Epic, is but a blip in the Tokyo-...

Ryan Adams, Interpol, Fall Out Boy Return To Rock Charts

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:30
After a three-year hiatus, unusual for the typically hyper-productive Ryan Adams, the singer/songwriter's self-titled 14th solo album in 14 years...