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Ultra Music Festival Crosses Over: 10 Highlights From a Star-Studded Weekend
If this year's Ultra Music Festival had a theme, it was cross-genre collaboration.  The Miami dance music festival boasts a...
Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Hits No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs
Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for...
Coachella's Career-Making Magic: It Takes Artists From Cool to A-List
The first time Tame Impala played Coachella, as a little-known Australian band near the bottom of the 2011 bill, frontman Kevin Parker had barely...
Ryan Adams' New Romance, Bob Dylan's DVD Release and More Insider Scoop
He Likey Lykke LiGrammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Jay Z, Kanye West) is dating Swedish singer Lykke Li,...
Iggy Azalea Is Done 'Battling' for What She Wants on Tour
It's been a bumpy month for Iggy Azalea, but the artist is now looking forward to her upcoming Great Escape arena tour under the creative guidance of...
Madonna & deadmau5 Awkwardly Bury the Hatchet at Tidal Launch
Thanks to Jay Z's high-profile launch party for Tidal, Madonna and deadmau5 have finally buried the hatchet. Maybe. Sorta. As you may recall, back in...
It's Official: Jay Z's Historic Tidal Launches With 16 Artist Stakeholders
Jay Z's ambitious entrance into the streaming music business, which came as a surprise to industry observers, debuted Monday (March 30) at an event...
Jay Z's Superstar Tidal Backers Have How Many Twitter Followers?
Jay Z brought along some (very) famous and influential friends for this week's re-launch of Tidal, his high-fidelity music streaming service. The...
Curtis Mayfield Estate Gears Up for Soul Icon's 60th Anniversary
Curtis Mayfield’s storied music career will mark its 60th anniversary next year. To celebrate the occasion -- and Mayfield’s still influential legacy...
Jay Z on Competing With Jimmy Iovine: 'I Don't Have To Lose...For You Guys To Win'
Jay Z's Tidal may have just gotten off the ground with exclusive arrangements with more than 16 major artists --  including Rihanna,...
Beyonce in 'The Wiz'? We Dream-Cast NBC's Next Live Musical
NBC is encouraging musical theater fans to ease on down the road once again. The network announced today that their next live musical event...
Jay Z Talks Tidal, Jimmy Iovine, Rewriting the Music Business Rulebook
Jay Z doesn’t give many interviews. In conversation, he often pauses mid-sentence, considers, rewinds, slices and reshapes his answer, choosing a...
Tidal Live Stream Features Slew of A-List Artists, Including Madonna Straddling a Table
After a big countdown and star-studded teaser, Alicia Keys emceed an all-star livestreamed announcement about Tidal -- the high-quality...
Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Due To Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Veteran indie-rock group Wilco has scrapped its May 7 show at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Ind. due to the state's controversial Religious...
What Tidal Means for the Freemium Vs. Premium Debate: The Industry Weighs In
Jay Z’s Tidal is a lot of things: a star-studded streaming service with 17 of music’s biggest names as key stakeholders; an ambitious new player in a...
4 Up-and-Coming EDM Vocalists Stepping Into the Solo Spotlight -- From Jess Glynne to Angelika Vee
Thanks to Sam Smith's feature on Disclosure's "Latch" and Foxes' cameo for Zedd on "Clarity," once-anonymous EDM vocalists are seeing new...
Jay Z's Tidal Announcement: Watch the Live Stream Here
Jay Z is ready. Ready to announce plans for his high-fidelity music streaming service Tidal, the rapper-mogul's recent entry into the crowded...
Donnie Wahlberg Isn't Sure About Zayn Malik's Solo Star Potential
When Howard Stern brought Donnie Wahlberg on his SiriusXM radio show Monday (March 30), he naturally had to ask the boy-band veteran to...
Watch YouTube Star Justin Robinett's Live Performance of Maroon 5's 'Secret'
Justin Robinett lights up when he's asked about numbers. In his case, the statistics are pretty amazing. Over the past few years, the Texas native...
'The Wiz' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical
NBC is upping its live musical game. The network announced Monday that The Wiz will be its next live musical performance -- with Cirque du Soleil...
Eight Bands That Could Be the Next One Direction
One Direction is moving on without Zayn Malik -- following the first departure from an original group member last week, Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis...
The Meerkat Minefield: Legal Issues With Live-Streaming Apps
Meerkat, a live-streaming mobile app that effectively turns a smartphone into a broadcaster, was the tech success story of South by Southwest....
Coachella Headliners AC/DC, Drake and Jack White: A Testament to the Fest's Eclectic Spirit
If up-and-coming bands comprise the soul of Coachella, the big-name headliners represent its aspirations: to reach festivalgoers of all types, and...
Darius Rucker on His Life as a Family Man: 'I Want to Play the Music and Raise the Kids'
Billboard caught up with the country star Darius Rucker, who is about to release a new album titled Southern Style, to talk about balancing...
Wale Opens Up About Drugs, Depression & Seeking Respect: 'I've Been Through Shit'
On paper, you'd expect Wale to be a happy guy. His last album, 2013's The Gifted, topped the Billboard 200, and 2011's Ambition (his first on Rick...
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