• Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlighted a worldwide spectrum of musical influences, from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.

    Associated Press
  • As electronica booms, DJs seek voice beyond machines

    Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play on their computers. Richie Hawtin, a leading force in techno music, on his latest tour has gone not only to clubs but to college campuses where he…

    AFP
  • BoDeans 'Roll With the Punches' on 'I Can't Stop'

    BoDeans' frontman Kurt Neumann has spent the last 25 minutes talking about the ups and downs of his band over its 32-year career. At this point, he's the band's only original member, but that hasn't slowed him down. BoDeans just released their 12th studio effort, appropriately titled I Can't Stop,…

    Live Nation
  • Betty Who Knows Exactly 'Who' She Is

    "I'm not Britney Spears circa 2001 — no part of me wants to take off all my clothes at the VMAs. I think that makes me kind of a wholesome role model."

    Live Nation
  • Sam Hunt Talks New Music: 'The Pressure's On'

    Sam Hunt is taking his time with his sophomore album. The country heartthrob saw huge success with his 2014 debut album Montevallo, opening atop the Billboard Country Albums chart and at No. 3 on the cross-genre Billboard 200. Spurred by the hit singles "Leave the Night On" and "Take Your Time,"…

    ETonline
  • 'Facebook for music' wants to find next big popstar

    The Internet has caused massive upheaval in the music industry. Now a number of services are popping up to help local musicians make it big.

    CNBC
  • Samo Sound Boy reimagines voyeurism for the future

    Sam Griesemer co-owns a record label, but he’s not making any money, and he doesn’t care about the streaming wars. The man was living in the Valley with his wife, working some kind of day job while making "massage parlor"-esque new wave music — something he'd been doing since the '80s.

    The Verge
  • Project Music takes first test ride with investors

    Eight startups graduated yesterday from Project Music, the inaugural music-tech accelerator at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and the overarching theme of the night was "look how far we've come." "Some people in the music industry didn't know what the EC was a year ago, and now they do," said…

    American City Business Journals
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    Giorgio Moroder Talks Britney Spears Collaboration

    The electronic music legend discusses his cover of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner, featuring Britney Spears.

    Yahoo Music
  • The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Wrote An Ariana Grande-Inspired Breakup Song

    We're eagerly anticipating Ariana Grande's breakup album, but in the meantime, it turns out she's the subject of someone else's.

    Billboard
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jessie J Takes ET Behind the Scenes of Her 'Pitch Perfect 2' Music Video

    The countdown is on, Pitches! With the Pitch Perfect 2 premiere just around the corner, ET is getting an exclusive sneak peek at some of the new music featured in the acca-comedy. Namely, "Bang Bang" singer Jessie J is taking us behind the scenes of her new music video, "Flashlight," which will…

    ETonline
  • How To Drink Like a Rock Star During Rock in Rio

    Light Nightclub is taking care of the 40 VIP tables at the music festival. Heading to Rock in Rio but want a VIP nightlife experience? Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay is taking care of the VIP tables for the music festival May 8-9 and May 15-16. Two VIP areas each have 20 VIP tables with seating…

    Eater Vegas
  • Music Buzz: Following his Coachella performance, Jack White...

    Following his Coachella performance, Jack White announced he would visit the five states he had not yet performed in, including South and North Dakota, Idaho, Alaska, and Wyoming. Now, music lovers in Jackson Hole are camping out to score $3...

    Curbed Ski
  • How Apple and Beats Music could succeed where Tidal has so far failed

    OK, so I have a confession: I really like the idea behind Tidal. I think many artists are being perfectly reasonable when they say that streaming services such as Spotify are giving them a raw deal and that they would love to have a streaming service that pays them more for their work.…

    BGR News
  • Watch System of a Down's First Ever Armenian Show

    Update: The show has ended, but the concert can be replayed in the video above. System of a Down are descended from survivors of the Armenian genocide, and as a band, they have long sought to make people more aware of the massacres and deportations that killed over a million people...

    Rolling Stone
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    Toazted Interview ADE 2014

    Music video by Hardwell performing Toazted Interview ADE 2014. © 2014 Toazted media B.V.

    VEVO
  • Ten Years of Sweat Records: Hip-Hop, Local Love, and Girl Power

    Welcome to Better Know a Store Owner, a Racked feature focusing on the people who run our favorite boutiques around Miami. While most businesses were closing up shop in 2005, Lauren "Lolo" Reskin and her founding partner, Sara Yousuf, were just polishing off their "Come In" sign. Now celebrating…

    Racked Miami
  • Late Night Music Roundup: Chet Faker, Natalie La Rose, Dawes

    Billboard gathers all the top performances from late night TV overnight.

    Billboard