• This week's most important songs: Justin Bieber, OMI, and more

    Richard D. James has been on a tear since making a comeback with last year’s Syro, his first full-length as Aphex Twin in 13 years. The EP-length Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 followed shortly after, and now James is back with Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008, his first release as AFX…

    The Verge
  • Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

    Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Ian Rogers, part of a team acquired ...

    Associated Press
  • Vine Adds Music Discovery, Editing Functionality

    Twitter-owned social video-sharing service Vine added new features to its iOS and Android apps Friday that make it easier to discover music through the service. iPhone users also got some music-focused editing tools that will help them more seamlessly synchronize their clips to music. On the…

    Variety
  • Rachel Platten tops British singles chart for first time

    U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with "Fight Song", the Official Charts Company said, while Britain's Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with "I Cry When I Laugh." Fight Song climbed 67 places since last week and has…

    Reuters
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    Heart Attack - Behind the Scenes

    Music video by Demi Lovato performing Heart Attack - Behind the Scenes. (C) 2013 Hollywood Records, Inc.

    VEVO
  • Did Obama Diss Bieber?

    What would Sasha and Malia have to say about this? President Obama reportedly denied the chance to help promote Justin Bieber's newest single.

    Access Hollywood
  • Ed Sheeran Courting OMI's 'Cheerleader' Remixer Felix Jaehn After No. 1 Hit

    Felix Jaehn's metallic gold shirt reads "Everything Under Control," but inside, the 20-year-old Hamburg native is bursting with excitement. It has been scarcely a month since the dimpled German learned, in a Billboard tweet, that his remix of Jamaican singer OMI's "Cheerleader" hit No. 1 on the…

    Billboard
  • Tegan and Sara Sign with WME: Exclusive

    The sister act is the performer behind “Everything Is Awesome,” from ‘The LEGO Movie.’

    Billboard
  • 2015 MTV VMAs Preview: "We Have a Delay So We're Prepared for Miley," Says Show's Executive Producer

    "There’s a chance for anything," says veteran executive Van Toffler of the Aug. 30 show — his last as producer.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Key Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is leaving the company

    Ian Rogers, a key figure in Apple's new streaming music service, is leaving the company.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Nile Rodgers: The Chic Album 'Is Still Coming This Year'

    BMI Icon honoree Nile Rodgers talks about setting a release date for Chic's long-awaited album return, Duran Duran and Diana Ross

    Billboard
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    Great Album Covers Featuring Man's Best Friend (11 photos)

    Rick Springfield is enjoying a bit of a comeback, and there are those who think it's all part of the good "karma" he's banked along the years by being kind to canines. Also... it's National Dog Day! So let us celebrate 13 great album covers, including two Springfield LPs, on which man's best friend…

    Live Nation
  • 5 Seconds of Summer's 'Jet Black Heart' Races Up Trending 140 Chart

    The Australian pop-punk band's “Jet Black Heart” leaked online earlier today, causing it to jump to No. 2 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140.

    Billboard
  • Music publishing group says it's suing SoundCloud over royalties

    A British music industry group that represents more than 111,000 songwriters and publishers is taking legal action against the popular streaming website SoundCloud for copyright infringement.

    Los Angeles Times
  • A key Apple Music executive is already leaving the company

    One of Apple’s top music executives, who joined in last year’s Beats Music acquisition, is already leaving. Ian Rogers—the former Beats Music CEO who led the creation of Beats1, Apple’s well-received streaming radio service—is “leaving the west coast to work for a Europe-based company in an…

    Quartz Non-Hosted
  • Rising R&B Star Tinashe: 'I Don't See Myself as an Urban Niche Act'

    ​Tinashe​ is an admitted member of the more-is-more school of thought: "I grew up in the era of steady content, every day, all day," says the 22-year-old, calling in from her tour with Nicki Minaj days after playing Billboard tracks off her upcoming ­sophomore LP in a downtown Manhattan studio.…

    Billboard
  • How Creamfields Started the Global Dance Festival Movement

    This weekend, starting at 10 a.m PT/ 2 p.m. ET Friday, Yahoo Live will live stream selected acts from all three days of the Creamfields festival in the U.K., featuring sets from many of the top EDM acts in the world, including Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and many more.

    Live Nation
  • Walk The Moon To Perform 'Shut Up And Dance' On The VMAs Red Carpet

    One of the biggest songs of the year is set to kick off the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday. Walk the Moon will perform their hit single, "Shut Up and Dance," as well as their new song "Different Colors," on the red carpet this weekend, lead singer Nicholas Petricca confirmed to The…

    Huffington Post