• Listen to Slayyyter’s fuzzy new single ‘Cowboys’

    Listen to Slayyyter’s fuzzy new single ‘Cowboys’
    Slayyyter is just over two months out from the release of her debut album, and today she’s released another new cut from it, ‘Cowboys’.READ MORE: Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Trash-pop star Slayyyter has sent queer pop lovers into a spin; now the mainstream awaits‘Cowboys’ is a different style to the type of pop fans have come to known the LA-based Slayyyter for. Instead of the glitchy hyperpop of her recent releases, ‘Cowboys’ sees her sing over a fuzzy gui
  • Arlo Parks and Headie One confirmed to perform at the BRITs

    Arlo Parks and Headie One confirmed to perform at the BRITs
    The BRIT Awards 2021 today announced that one of this year’s most nominated artists Arlo Parks, and twice nominated British rapper
  • Listen to Pendulum’s riff-heavy new single ‘Come Alive’

    Listen to Pendulum’s riff-heavy new single ‘Come Alive’
    Pendulum have shared a new track called ‘Come Alive’ – you can listen to it below.
    The Australian drum and bass outfit, who had announced their split in 2012, released their first new music in a decade last year with ‘Driver’ and ‘Nothing For Free’.READ MORE: Pendulum drop two new songs and tell us about returning after a decadeArriving today (April 15), ‘Come Alive’ fuses dance and heavy rock elements across its four minutes. “Head aga
  • Rapper Nas Makes at Least $40 Million Off Coinbase Investment from 2013

    Rapper Nas Makes at Least $40 Million Off Coinbase Investment from 2013
    Rapper Nas has reportedly earned north of $40 million from an eight-year-old investment that his QueensBridge Venture Partners made in cryptocurrency-exchange platform Coinbase. The “EPMD” artist and his venture-capital firm, which has also exited investments in Dropbox and Lyft, participated in Coinbase’s $25 million Series B funding round in 2013, when the now-massive company was […]
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  • Adam Schlesinger tribute concert to feature Courtney Love, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and more

    Adam Schlesinger tribute concert to feature Courtney Love, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and more
    A tribute concert has been announced in honour of the late Fountains Of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger.READ MORE: From Fountains of Wayne to ‘My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’: Adam Schlesinger’s 10 best songsOrganised by Shlesinger’s Fountains Of Wayne bandmate Jody Porter, the virtual gig will benefit the Grammy Awards-affiliated charity MusiCares, which provides relief for those in the music industry affected by COVID-19, as well as currently-closed New York venue Bowery Elec
  • Porter Robinson Is Hosting Another Virtual Festival With a Massive Lineup: See Who’s Playing

    Porter Robinson Is Hosting Another Virtual Festival With a Massive Lineup: See Who’s Playing
    Last May, four million people tuned in to Porter Robinson’s 14-hour virtual festival Secret Sky. It was Robinson’s only live set of the year. He invited a bunch of his musical friends, he played new music from his forthcoming album Nurture, and next week, he’s doing it all over again.
    Robinson announced the second iteration of Secret Sky on Tuesday (April 15), and it looks to be just as massive. Happening April 24 (the day after Nurture’s release), the show will feat
  • The Deals: Def Jam Strikes JV With Poo Bear; Deadmau5 Cosigns New Gaming Startup

    The Deals: Def Jam Strikes JV With Poo Bear; Deadmau5 Cosigns New Gaming Startup
    Poo Bear, who served as the principal songwriting and producing collaborator on Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum 2015 album Purpose, has signed a joint venture agreement with Def Jam Recordings for his label Bearthday Music.
    “Poo Bear is one of the singular songwriting talents in music today,” said Jeff Harleston, interim CEO at Def Jam Recordings, in a statement. “His innate ability to understand artists, to help them find their voices, and to articulate the universality o
  • Rob Delaney joins David Bowie TV reboot of ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’

    Rob Delaney joins David Bowie TV reboot of ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’
    Rob Delaney has joined the cast of the forthcoming TV reboot of David Bowie‘s The Man Who Fell To Earth.READ MORE: ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ TV series should tread carefully around Bowie’s legacyThe classic sci-fi movie, based on Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel of the same name, marked one of Bowie’s most memorable roles, as Thomas Jerome Newton – an alien posing as a human in an attempt to save his home planet.
    Delaney, who will play the character Hatch Ford
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  • Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Sit Out ACM Awards Performance

    Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Sit Out ACM Awards Performance
    Little Big Town will be a bit smaller when they take the stage at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18). The country music group announced during an interview on Thursday (April 15) that Phillip Sweet has tested positive for COVID-19.
    “Well, Philly’s not feeling good,” Jimi Westbrook explained about Sweet’s absence from the interview with Audacy.
    Added Karen Fairchild: “We might as well break the news: He’s got the COVID.”
    Westbrook noted that though Sweet
  • R. Kelly Federal Trial for Sexual Exploitation Set for August in Brooklyn

    R. Kelly Federal Trial for Sexual Exploitation Set for August in Brooklyn
    R. Kelly’s federal trial for racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping, forced labor and enticement is set to begin Aug. 9 in a Brooklyn courtroom.
    Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, appeared telephonically along with his legal team for a status hearing Thursday (April 15) where U.S. Judge Ann M. Donnelly firmly set his trial date. Both Kelly attorneys and the prosecution told Donnelly that they were ready to proceed on that date. Questionnaires to potent
  • Bebe Rexha announces second album ‘Better Mistakes’, arriving next month

    Bebe Rexha announces second album ‘Better Mistakes’, arriving next month
    Bebe Rexha has announced details of her forthcoming second album, ‘Better Mistakes’.
    The New York singer-songwriter revealed the record’s title, artwork and release date of May 7 on her official social media channels. She later posted to confirm that her new single ‘Sabotage’ will be arriving tomorrow (April 16).READ MORE: Bebe Rexha: Meet The Woman Secretly In Charge Of Pop“One more surprise since it doesn’t seem like you all can wait any longer fo
  • Joey Ramone Biopic Starring Pete Davidson As the Punk Icon Is Coming to Netflix

    Joey Ramone Biopic Starring Pete Davidson As the Punk Icon Is Coming to Netflix
    Lanky Saturday Night Live and The King of Staten Island star Pete Davidson has been tapped to portray punk icon Joey Ramone in Netflix’s upcoming I Slept With Joey Ramone biopic. The news about the film honoring the lead singer of New York punk godfathers The Ramones was announced on Thursday (April 15), the 20th anniversary of Ramone’s death at age 49 after a seven-year battle with lymphoma.
    Netflix and STXfilms are developing and producing the film from a treatment written by David
  • Rolling Loud Miami Pushes 2021 Dates Again: Here’s When the Hip-Hop Festival Will Return

    Rolling Loud Miami Pushes 2021 Dates Again: Here’s When the Hip-Hop Festival Will Return
    Rolling Loud festival will return to Miami for the first time since 2019. The hip-hop festival usually occurs in May, but will move to July 23-25 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
    Producers for Rolling Loud said they intend to keep as much of the 2020 lineup as possible. Headliners for last year’s lineup included Post Malone and A$AP Rocky.
    “We can’t wait to reunite together in the pits we’ve all grown to love (and miss) so much,” producers said in a
  • Pete Davidson to lead Netflix biopic ‘I Slept With Joey Ramone’

    Pete Davidson to lead Netflix biopic ‘I Slept With Joey Ramone’
    Pete Davidson is set to play Joey Ramone in Netflix biopic I Slept With Joey Ramone.
    The film will be directed by Jason Orley, who worked with Davidson on Big Time Adolescence and Pete Davidson: Alive from New York and will be based on Ramone’s brother Mickey Leigh’s memoir of the same name.READ MORE: ‘The King Of Staten Island’ review: Pete Davidson bares his soul in a raw comedy inspired by childhood lossI Slept With Joey Ramone will be produced
  • Tiësto Starting ‘New Life in Las Vegas’ With 3-Year Zouk Group Deal

    Tiësto Starting ‘New Life in Las Vegas’ With 3-Year Zouk Group Deal
    Tiësto loves Las Vegas and it all started two decades ago when he first played Baby’s Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In those days, the pioneering EDM artist was spinning vinyl to 300 people.
    “I didn’t even have a phone back then,” says the Dutch DJ in an exclusive interview with Billboard.
    For the last seven years, Tiësto called Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand home — he even
  • Lizzo Feels the Body-Positivity Movement Has Been ‘Co-Opted by All Bodies’

    Lizzo Feels the Body-Positivity Movement Has Been ‘Co-Opted by All Bodies’
    Lizzo’s long been outspoken about loving your body and normalizing larger shapes, but she’s got a gripe with how the body-positivity movement’s been going.
    “Please use the body positivity movement to empower yourself,” she captioned a recent TikTok video on the topic. “But we need to protect and uplift the bodies it was created for and by.”
    The “Truth Hurts” singer went into detail in her passionate video. “Now that body positivity has
  • Brockhampton Teams Up With Monty’s Good Burger for Limited Edition Shakes & Merch

    Brockhampton Teams Up With Monty’s Good Burger for Limited Edition Shakes & Merch
    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
    While listening to Brockhampton’s new album Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, grab the band’s go-to snack.
    The group teamed up with vegan cult-favorite restaurant Monty’s Good Burger for a four-piece capsule collection and two limited edition shakes, with a portion of proceeds going toward L.A. Animal Services. 
    The shakes, fittingly ca
  • Keith Urban says he was Christmas shopping when Taylor Swift enlisted him for ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’

    Keith Urban says he was Christmas shopping when Taylor Swift enlisted him for ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’
    Keith Urban has said that he was midway through last minute Christmas shopping when Taylor Swift asked him to feature on her new, re-recorded version of 2008’s ‘Fearless’.READ MORE: Taylor Swift’s new ‘Fearless’ is a success, but beware the dangers of the re-record“I’m at the shopping mall doing my Christmas shopping and I get a text from Taylor saying, ‘I’ve got these couple of songs I’d like you to sing on, do you want to hear t
  • A Year Later: Billboard Revisits Young Artists Whose Careers Were Derailed by COVID

    A Year Later: Billboard Revisits Young Artists Whose Careers Were Derailed by COVID
    Back in early April 2020, Billboard reached out to eight young artists whose budding careers screeched to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had just caused the entire world to go into lockdown mode. At that time so much was unknown: how long would the novel coronavirus be with us and when we would be allowed to go out again? What would concerts look like once it was over and would the promised vaccine make everything normal again?
    The artists we spoke to — who ranged from unsigne
  • Mick Jagger to sell ‘Easy Sleazy’ NFT to raise funds for independent venues

    Mick Jagger to sell ‘Easy Sleazy’ NFT to raise funds for independent venues
    Mick Jagger has announced that he is selling an art piece built around his new solo track ‘Eazy Sleazy’ as an NFT (non-fungible token) to raise funds for beleaguered independent music venues.READ MORE: Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl’s coronabanger ‘Eazy Sleazy’ is lockdown in a songThe surprise track from the Rolling Stones frontman sees him collaborating with  Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl and was shared on YouTube earlier this week (April 13), having been penned
  • Lali, Sebastian Yatra, Pablo Alboran, & More Bring Light Amid Pandemic in ‘Himno a La Alegria’ Video

    Lali, Sebastian Yatra, Pablo Alboran, & More Bring Light Amid Pandemic in ‘Himno a La Alegria’ Video
    Bringing some light and hope during the global pandemic, more than 40 artists, athletes and actors have joined forces in “Himno a la Alegria,” Billboard can share.
    Artists who participate in the star-studded song include Aitana, Alejandro Lerner, Alejandro Sanz, Alessia Cara, Alex Ubago, Ana Mena, Andrés Calamaro, Andrés Dvicio, Antonio José, Antonio Orozco, Brian May, Camilo, Carlos Rivera, David Bisbal, Dulce Pontes, Draco, Fher Olvera (Maná), India Mart
  • Andrew Gertler’s AG Artists Launches NFT-Focused Division

    Andrew Gertler’s AG Artists Launches NFT-Focused Division
    Manager Andrew Gertler unveiled on Thursday (April 15) the newest division of his AG Artists: Permanent Arts, an NFT artist management and creative venture. In addition to representing visual artists, including 18-year-old painter and NFT act Fewocious, Permanent Arts will also support and invest in NFT-related projects and companies, IP and digital art, and collectibles.
    Permanent Arts is the latest addition to the quickly expanding AG Artists, which includes an investment arm, AG Ventures, and
  • Baby Queen shares buoyant new single ‘Dover Beach’

    Baby Queen shares buoyant new single ‘Dover Beach’
    Baby Queen has shared her latest single in the form of ‘Dover Beach’. You can watch the video, filmed at the location of the same name, below.READ MORE: Baby Queen: pop newcomer offering support in difficult, digital worldThe buoyant new single is inspired by Baby Queen’s trip there last year, a location she’d long wished to visit.
    “In school I was obsessed with this poem called ‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold and I always wanted to visit the Dover
  • Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy join forces to back Ray McGuire’s NY mayoral campaign

    Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy join forces to back Ray McGuire’s NY mayoral campaign
    The likes of Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy have all joined forces to declare their support for Ray McGuire, who is vying for the Democratic Party nomination in New York’s forthcoming mayoral election.
    McGuire faces stiff competition from favourite Andrew Yang ahead of the Democratic Primary on June 22, but he has now received high profile support in a new video.
    As well as the aforementioned rappers, music executive and businessman Steve Stoute and radio personality Angie Martinez are among those t
  • Warner Music Group, Spotify Ink ‘Innovative Podcast Development Deal’

    Warner Music Group, Spotify Ink ‘Innovative Podcast Development Deal’
    Warner Music Group (WMG) and Spotify have agreed to an “innovative podcast development deal” that will see them jointly create “a series of original podcasts built around WMG’s vast and diverse artists’ and songwriters’ catalogs.” Manhattan-headquartered Warner Music Group and Stockholm-based Spotify detailed their podcast-focused development deal in a formal release this morning. The leading […]
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  • Courtney Love, Chris Carrabba & More to Perform at ‘Adam Schlesinger: A Musical Celebration’ Livestream

    Courtney Love, Chris Carrabba & More to Perform at ‘Adam Schlesinger: A Musical Celebration’ Livestream
    An all-star lineup of rock and pop musicians have signed on for the virtual “Adam Schlesinger: A Music Celebration,” taking place on May 5.
    The tribute to the late Emmy-winning Fountains of Wayne/Ivy singer/bassist, who died at 52 from coronavirus complications on April 1, 2020, will feature a wide-ranging group of performers playing songs from his catalog of original pop nuggets led by his FoW bandmate guitarist Jody Porter.
    Among the performers filmed at New York’s Bowery Ele
  • Hear Alexa Ray Joel’s Lush Love Song to Her Fiance: Exclusive

    Hear Alexa Ray Joel’s Lush Love Song to Her Fiance: Exclusive
    On “Seven Years,” Alexa Ray Joel’s new pop single, she celebrates the many highs and occasional lows that come from her long-term relationship.
    Inspired by her fiance Ryan Gleason, the lush piano ballad, premiering below, is filled with sweet slices of life drawn from the couple’s true story. The rich, detailed lyrics play out over the building melody that sounds straight out of a Broadway musical. The similarity is not a coincidence, says the native New Yorker.
    “Mu
  • Meet Elvira, The Swedish Producer Behind Those Taylor Swift Dance Remixes

    Meet Elvira, The Swedish Producer Behind Those Taylor Swift Dance Remixes
    In late 2020, Elvira Anderfjärd was posed a question.
    “It came through my publishers, and was like, ‘Do you want to try this? If you can deliver, then you’ve got it,'” she tells Billboard. “I guess I delivered.”
    The Swedish producer and songwriter was, in fact, asked to deliver one of the most high-profile remixes imaginable when presented with Taylor Swift’s “Willow.” Taking the stems of the song into her Stockholm studio and
  • Kris Jenner advises Kim Kardashian 'kids come first' amid Kanye West divorce

    Kris Jenner advises Kim Kardashian 'kids come first' amid Kanye West divorce
    Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February.
  • 10 ‘Comeback’ Contestants Talk Second Chance to Win ‘American Idol’

    10 ‘Comeback’ Contestants Talk Second Chance to Win ‘American Idol’
    Not everyone gets a second chance in life, but 10 lucky American Idol contestants from season 18 have accepted an invitation from the show’s executive producers to sing on the big Idol stage and compete for a chance to join season 19’s top 10.
    The Monday, Aug. 19 episode will mark the first time last year’s finalists will be performing in the Idol dome at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, since they had to sing from their homes in 2020 because of COVID restrictions.Billboard

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