• Slipknot’s Clown is auctioning off a Knotfest Electric Theater NFT featuring projectile insects

    Slipknot’s Clown is auctioning off a Knotfest Electric Theater NFT featuring projectile insects
    Slipknot‘s M. Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan is auctioning off his first NFT.READ MORE: WTF is an NFT? Kings Of Leon’s weird non-fungible token thing – explained!The one-off piece is an image of the original logo from Knotfest’s Electric Theater that sees projectile insects flying from Clown’s mouth from the band’s recent ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ run.
    The NFT (non-fungible token) also features an original piece of audio to go along with looped
  • Bad Bunny & Rosalía’s ‘La Noche de Anoche’ Tops Latin Airplay Chart

    Bad Bunny & Rosalía’s ‘La Noche de Anoche’ Tops Latin Airplay Chart
    Bad Bunny and Rosalía’s team-up “La Noche De Anoche” reaches new heights on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as it hits No. 1 in its 11th week. The collaboration, which debuted at No. 47 on the chart dated Feb. 13, rises 4-1 on the April 24-dated survey.
    “La Noche” pushes up the chart, after four weeks in the top 10, boosted by a 23% gain in audience impressions, to 10.8 million, generated in the week ending April 18, according to MRC Data.
    “La Noc
  • Harry Styles, Lizzo and The 1975 among nominees for British LGBT Awards

    Harry Styles, Lizzo and The 1975 among nominees for British LGBT Awards
    Harry Styles, Lizzo and The 1975 are among the nominees for this year’s British LGBT Awards.READ MORE: Sam Smith – ‘Love Goes’ review: pop balladeer leans even further into heartbreak than beforeThe annual awards, which are voted on by the public, celebrate personalities from across charity, the media and business who have helped to advance the rights and lives of LGBT+ people.
    Those nominated in the music category include Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Sam Smith, MNEK, and
  • Björn Ulvaeus rules out any upcoming ABBA biopics

    Björn Ulvaeus rules out any upcoming ABBA biopics
    Björn Ulvaeus has ruled out any upcoming ABBA biopics in the near future.READ MORE: ABBA are the best band in the world – no contestDespite the success of biopics like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John’s Rocketman, Ulvaeus has vetoed the chances of an ABBA biopic appearing any time soon.
    Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Ulvaeus said: “I don’t think we would want that actually, I certainly know myself I wouldn’t want an actor
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  • Los Angeles Azules Announce ’40 Años Tour’: See US Dates

    Los Angeles Azules Announce ’40 Años Tour’: See US Dates
    A revamped sound, a Coachella set and a viral Justin Bieber video reeled in a new wave of fans for Los Angeles Azules, who will celebrate 40 years in music with a U.S. tour, Billboard has learned.
    The Mexican musical group, formed by siblings of the Mejia Avante family — Elías, Alfredo, José Hilario, Jorge, Cristina and Guadalupe — in the early ‘80s, will kick off the “40 Años Tour” on Aug. 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas’ Selena Auditori
  • Questlove Is Eager to ‘Be the Bridge’ Between Film & Hip-Hop as Oscars Music Director

    Questlove Is Eager to ‘Be the Bridge’ Between Film & Hip-Hop as Oscars Music Director
    Questlove, who will serve as musical director for the 93rd annual Academy Awards, which airs Sunday on ABC, has had his eye on that job for nearly a decade.
    Questlove says he “manifested” working on the Oscars after the 2012 ceremony, where musical directors Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer enlisted an all-star band including A.R. Rahman, Sheila E and Esperanza Spalding. “I remember watching like, ‘Hey, wait a minute! I want to do that!’” he tells Billboard o
  • Facebook Clubhouse Competitor Coming This Summer – Live Audio Rooms

    Facebook Clubhouse Competitor Coming This Summer – Live Audio Rooms
    Facebook is bringing its Live Audio Rooms to several services this summer to compete with Clubhouse. After a $4 billion funding round, Clubhouse is seeking to retain its audio dominance. But that fight is about to get a lot harder this summer after Facebook launches its Live Audio Rooms. The feature will be available to […]
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  • Macklemore Says ‘The Disease of Addiction Is Crazy’ After Revealing Pandemic Relapse

    Macklemore opened up about his relapse during the COVID-19 pandemic to fellow recovering addict Dax Shepard on his podcast.
    During the new episode of the Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard podcast, the Grammy-winning rapper recalled the Sept. 25, 2020, segment when Shepard revealed he had relapsed after 16 years of sobriety and how the actor’s ability to be “vulnerable and honest” “really, really resonated” with him.
    “It was within two months of m
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  • Bonnie Tyler leads tributes to late Jim Steinman

    Bonnie Tyler leads tributes to late Jim Steinman
    Songwriter and producer Jim Steinman passed away in Connecticut on Monday.
  • Billie Eilish teases 'things are coming' amid reports of new album

    Billie Eilish teases 'things are coming' amid reports of new album
    The Bury a Friend singer has indicated a new project release is imminent.
  • TikTok Teens Calling Out Tramp Stamp as ‘Industry Plant’ – Here’s Why

    TikTok Teens Calling Out Tramp Stamp as ‘Industry Plant’ – Here’s Why
    TikTok teens are roasting punk rock group Tramp Stamp for being industry plants – here’s why. People across social media banded together to find the origins of the band that’s been popping up over and over. An industry plant in the music industry is an artist with label backing that presents themselves as self-made. After […]
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  • Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death

    Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Questlove & More Celebrate Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Death
    Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. The jury returned their verdict on Tuesday (April 10), finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all three counts.
    Musicians celebrated the news on social media, with Mariah Carey tweeting, “Hallelujah!!!!!!!” immediately following the verdict reading. Questlove, LL Cool J, Ciara and more also shared their reactions online.See all the reactions below:
    Hallelujah!!!!!!!!
    — Mariah Ca
  • FCC Receives 1,000 Complaints Over Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Performance at the Grammys

    FCC Receives 1,000 Complaints Over Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Performance at the Grammys
    The FCC has received over 1,000 complaints about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” performance at the Grammy Awards. The number one hit was performed live during the Grammys last month, with most curses bleeped. But despite the censored show, the FCC still received thousands of complaints. The duo sang “Body,” “Savage,” “Up,” and […]
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  • Listen to Busta Rhymes and Stylo G team up on fiery new single ‘Outta Space’

    Listen to Busta Rhymes and Stylo G team up on fiery new single ‘Outta Space’
    Busta Rhymes has teamed up with Stylo G on a new track called ‘Outta Space’ – listen to it below.READ MORE: Busta Rhymes: “It’s my duty to start conversations”The track, which was premiered on DJ Target’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show earlier tonight (April 20), hears Busta get ferocious alongside Stylo G, who created the track with production team The Fanatix.
    Inspired by Busta’s lyrical delivery, Stylo G and The Fanatix said the track
  • What Are the Best Sites to Find Background Music for Videos?

    What Are the Best Sites to Find Background Music for Videos?
    Have you ever received a copyright notification after publishing a video online? It was most likely due to the music you used. The following comes from HookSounds, one of the top providers of royalty free music — and a proud partner of DMN. Any content creator knows how difficult it is to find good music […]
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  • Spotify Is Getting Directly Integrated Into Facebook — Starting Next Week

    Spotify Is Getting Directly Integrated Into Facebook — Starting Next Week
    Facebook is set to directly integrate Spotify as part of the companies’ “Project Boombox” initiative, and the broadened partnership will reportedly launch next week. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his platform’s fast-approaching integration of Spotify during a recent interview with journalist Casey Newton. The lengthy discussion centered largely on the social media company’s planned expansion […]
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  • Olivia Rodrigo Says Cardi B Inspires Her ‘Honest’ Songwriting: ‘I’m So In Love With Her’

    Olivia Rodrigo Says Cardi B Inspires Her ‘Honest’ Songwriting: ‘I’m So In Love With Her’
    Where does Olivia Rodrigo get the confidence for her super personal songwriting? From Cardi B.
    The “Drivers License” breakout star, who’s currently prepping her highly anticipated debut album, already knows how to transform a “really painful moment” into a record-breaking Billboard Hot 100-topping heartbreak anthem. Cardi gave the song a co-sign — while accepting Rodrigo’s invitation to go get McDonald’s and pick up Happy Meals — an
  • Snoop Dogg Drops Celebratory 4/20 Album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’

    Snoop Dogg Drops Celebratory 4/20 Album ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites’
    This year, Snoop Dogg gave fans a special 4/20 treat: his 18th studio album, From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites. The 36-minute-long G-funk project is filled to the brim with classic West Coast synths, Nate Dogg-esque vocal melodies and deep bass grooves, sure to transport already elevated listeners to a sunnier place.
    The 10-track album includes two pot-centric titles, “Roaches in My Ashtray” and “Left My Weed,” in addition to a handful of features including fel
  • Lil Wayne Signs With UTA in All Areas

    Lil Wayne Signs With UTA in All Areas
    Lil Wayne has signed with UTA for worldwide representation in all areas, the parties tell Billboard.He joins the agency from CAA, where he had been repped since 2018. Agents Caroline Yim and Zach Iser repped Wayne at CAA until they left the company in January to join WME.
    Last year, Lil Wayne released his Billboard 200 chart-topper Funeral — his fifth No. 1 album. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Funeral debuted with 139,000 equivalent album units earned.
  • Flying Lotus shares two new singles featuring Thundercat and Niki Randa

    Flying Lotus shares two new singles featuring Thundercat and Niki Randa
    Flying Lotus has shared two new singles, ‘Black Gold’ featuring Thundercat and ‘Between Memories’ featuring Niki Randa – listen to them below.READ MORE: The best anime series on Netflix – a beginner’s guideTaken from the forthcoming Netflix anime series Yasuke, both tracks serve as the opening theme and closing credits for the series.
    The series, which was created and directed by LeSean Thomas and Studio MAPPA, stars LaKeith Stanfield as the show&rs
  • 10 Things We Learned About Jenni Rivera’s Early Days From ‘Mariposa de Barrio’

    10 Things We Learned About Jenni Rivera’s Early Days From ‘Mariposa de Barrio’
    Mariposa de Barrio aired on Telemundo nearly four years ago, but you might be just now binge-watching the captivating series based on Jenni Rivera’s life on Netflix, where it became available for streaming in January.
    Based on Rivera’s autobiography Unbreakable: My Story, My Way (2013), which was was published posthumously in July 2013, the 91-episode series tells the inspiring story of “La Diva de la Banda” whose determination, perseverance and hard w
  • 10 Essential Jim Steinman Productions: Staff Picks

    10 Essential Jim Steinman Productions: Staff Picks
    Few behind-the-scenes figures in 20th century popular music have been unquestionably the greatest in their particular lane — but if you were a powerhouse pop or rock vocalist of the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s looking for a co-pilot for a grandiose and gloriously overwrought megaballad, you went Jim Steinman or you went home.
    Rising to fame in the late ’70s alongside Texan theater-rocker Meat Loaf as co-creators of the eventually Diamond-certified Bat Out of Hell set, S
  • Maren Morris insists women shouldn't have to 'bounce back' after giving birth

    Maren Morris insists women shouldn't have to 'bounce back' after giving birth
    The country music superstar welcomed her first child, son Hayes, in March 2020.
  • 50 Cent to Star In & Executive Produce ‘Free Agents’ Thriller

    50 Cent to Star In & Executive Produce ‘Free Agents’ Thriller
    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has come aboard to star in and executive produce Free Agents, a sports heist thriller that Deon Taylor will direct for Lionsgate.
    Taylor wrote the script with Joe Bockol and came up with the story. He is also producing with partner Roxanne Avent Taylor via the duo’s Hidden Empire Film Group, the indie banner that focuses on Black storytelling.
    Agents, described as a high concept sports action heist thriller, tells of a group of professional footbal
  • Kurt Vile announces he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records

    Kurt Vile announces he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records
    Kurt Vile has announced that he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records.READ MORE: Kurt Vile on album ‘Bottle It In’: “You can get away with a lot if you’re sincere”According to Billboard, the musician, who has previously released his music via independent record labels including Mexican Summer and Matador, will release his first album for Verve Records next year.
    “I’ve admired the Verve logo on the back (and front!) of many a Velvet Under
  • Jim Steinman, Rock Legend Behind Hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler & More, Dies at 73

    Jim Steinman, Rock Legend Behind Hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler & More, Dies at 73
    Jim Steinman, the composer, lyricist and record producer behind hits for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Céline Dion, has died, Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms to Billboard. He was 73.
    The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
    Steinman was best known for his work on Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut studio album Bat Out of Hell, which is one of the best-selling albums of all time and is certified 14 times platinum by the RIAA, where he wrote
  • Five Burning Questions: Taylor Swift Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’

    Five Burning Questions: Taylor Swift Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’
    For the third time in the past 12 months, Taylor Swift has a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart. For the first time in her career, it’s with an album that she’s (mostly) recorded before.
    Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Swift’s re-do of her 2008 sophomore set — accompanied by six newly recorded songs that were written during sessions for the original album — bows atop the 200 with a stunning 291,000 equivalent album units moved, the best first week
  • Kacey Musgraves’ New Album To Be Released by Interscope and UMG Nashville

    Kacey Musgraves’ New Album To Be Released by Interscope and UMG Nashville
    On Tuesday (April 20), Interscope Records and UMG Nashville announced a partnership through which the labels will jointly release Kacey Musgraves’ upcoming fifth album due out later this year.
    A source tells Billboard the partnership is currently only for one album and will see the labels collaborate on marketing, radio promotion and international marketing.
    “Kacey is one of the most powerful storytellers in music today, a true albums artist who creates potent song collections t
  • A Timeline of the Demi Lovato and Bigg Chill Frozen Yogurt Controversy

    A Timeline of the Demi Lovato and Bigg Chill Frozen Yogurt Controversy
    Demi Lovato was very frank about her ongoing struggle with body image and eating disorders in her recent four-part tell-all documentary series Dancing With the Devil. So it wasn’t surprising that she had something to say in an Instagram Story April 17 after feeling triggered by a selection of treats she saw at a Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop.
    “Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from @thebigchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods bef
  • Composer and music producer Jim Steinman has died

    Composer and music producer Jim Steinman has died
    Music composer and producer Jim Steinman has died; he was 73-years-old.
    The acclaimed songwriter was behind a number of major hits for Meatloaf – including ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide to date.
    He also worked with artists including Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler.
    Steinman worked on Tyler’s major hits including ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, which appe

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