Category: Music


Announcing Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin, Initial Lineup and Dates for

Pitchfork is pleased to announce an expanded European festival, with the first-ever edition of Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin taking place November 4-6, along with the return of Pitchfork Music Festival London, from November 9-13, and Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, from November 14-21. Each festival will be presented in a multi-venue …

The Deals: BMG Acquires Simple Minds Music Rights, AmazeVR Signs

BMG acquired key music interests of Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The agreement, reached with frontman Jim Kerr and guitarist/keyboardist Charlie Burchill, includes publishing rights to over 240 songs across five albums, as well as neighboring rights and royalties from their entire recorded catalog. BMG had previously administered the band’s …

Shawn Mendes pauses North American tour, citing mental health issues

Just days after beginning his “Wonder World Tour,” Shawn Mendes has announced that he’s taking the next three weeks off. The singer wrote on Instagram today (July 9th) that he needed to prioritize his mental health, citing the “toll of the road and the pressure” and saying he’s reached a “breaking …

Vended (ft. Sons of Slipknot Members) Debut Aggressive New Song

Vended, the metal band featuring Simon Crahan (son of Slipknot‘s Clown) and Griffin Taylor (son of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor), released their debut EP last year and have now returned with another new song, “Ded To Me.” It’s an aggro-metal track that doesn’t fall too far from the realm of Slipknot, …

GN’R’s ‘November Rain’ First Video Older Than YouTube to Hit

Guns N’ Roses‘ cinematic “November Rain” video just turned 30 last month, and in a new trailer created by YouTube, it was confirmed as the very first video older than YouTube to have ever hit 1 billion views. YouTube uploaded a video clip yesterday (July 14) commemorating 10 years since …

Wiz Khalifa Debuts Red-Hot New Music Video for ‘Bad A–

As Wiz Khalifa gears up for the release of his forthcoming seventh studio album, the Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated rapper released the music video for his latest single “Bad Ass Bitches” on Thursday (July 14). Featuring the rapper flanked by scores of beautiful women dressed in various red ensembles, Wiz …

Lizzo Talks Activism, Collaborating With Cardi B And Gets Surprised

{ e.preventDefault(); }); ]]> Skip to main content Lizzo stopped by ‘The Zane Lowe Show’ and talked about activism being her calling, how working with Cardi B was ‘selfish’, and gets a surprise FaceTime call from Chris Martin. The Daily A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry …

Rage Against the Machine kick off reunion tour: Video +

Rage Against the Machine took the stage for the first time in 11 years at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin on Saturday night. The show marked the launch of the band’s long-awaited “Public Service Announcement Tour.” Originally set to begin in 2020, the trek was twice …

Palaye Royale Debut Anthemic Title Track From Upcoming ‘Fever Dream’

Palaye Royale on Friday (July 15) released the new song “Fever Dream” and announced a release date for their upcoming album, also titled Fever Dream. The LP is out on Oct. 28. Palaye Royale’s 13-track new album was made in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Greatti. The producer has also worked with musicians such as …

Caribou Announces New Daphni Album Cherry, Shares Song

Caribou’s Dan Snaith has announced a new Daphni album, Cherry, on the heels of releasing the title track last month. The stalwart Canadian producer has also shared a new track called “Cloudy.” Listen to that below and scroll down for the album’s cover art and tracklist. Snaith said of “Cloudy,” …

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Detail New Stranger Things 4

Tomorrow (Friday, July 1), Lakeshore Records is releasing Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s Stranger Things 4 (Original Score From the Netflix Series). Like the Netflix show’s fourth season, the 80-track album is divided into two volumes. Below, listen to two new songs from the album (via Consequence). The first volume …

Romeo Santos, Camilo, Bizarrap & More Set for Latin Music

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Charlie Puth and Jung Kook Share New Footage From ‘Left

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Tiësto and Charli XCX Release New Song “Hot in It”

Tiësto has teamed up with Charli XCX for a new song. It’s called “Hot in It,” and you can check it out below. According to a press release, “Hot in It” is the fourth single from Tiësto’s forthcoming album, following “The Business,” “Don’t Be Shy,” and “The Motto.” The new …

The Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2022 (So Far)

Somehow, we’ve made it through the first half of 2022. It seems as if time moves faster with each passing week, but for now, we can look back on all the great music we got to hear over the last six months. It’s been over two years since the pandemic …

Cardi B, Ye & Lil Durk Launch in Hot R&B/Hip-Hop

Cardi B collects her 17th top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Hot Shit,” her collaboration with Ye and Lil Durk, starts at No. 7 on the list dated July 16. The move secures the superstar rapper’s sixth straight year of debuting at least one song in …

Here Are the Answers to the Latest Billboard x VersusGame

Last week’s Billboard and VersusGame matchups challenging your chart-predicting prowess featured Cardi B‘s new single with Ye and Lil Durk and a special anniversary for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber‘s “Stay.” Billboard and VersusGame have joined forces to bring music fans a one-of-a-kind, user-generated experience with games that test knowledge of pop culture …

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Wears Nirvana Shirt Behind Bars in

WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner wore a Nirvana T-shirt inside the defendants’ cage during a court hearing in Khimki, Russia, just outside of Moscow, on Friday (July 15). Griner, a championship athlete with the WNBA team the Phoenix Mercury and two-time Olympic gold medallist, was detained by Russian customs in February after …

GWAR Announce Fall 2022 North American Tour Dates

GWAR have announced an additional leg of their Black Death Rager World Tour, which will take place throughout North America this fall. Light the Torch, Nekrogoblikon and Crobot are set to support the band throughout the trek. This newly-announced leg is set to kick off with a performance at the Blue Ridge …

Watch Zakk Wylde Play Live With Pantera at Ozzfest 2000

Fans hungry for the upcoming Pantera “reunion” tour next year with Zakk Wylde on guitar should check out this video from one of their first times playing together — Aug. 8, 2000, at Ozzfest. Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne axeman and Black Label Society leader, jammed with them in Cincinnati on the groove metal hammer of “Primal Concrete Sledge.” Black Label Society was …

Classic Mercyful Fate Guitarist Betrayed by Reunion

Earlier this year, Mercyful Fate played their first show in 23 years, but one longtime member of the band wasn’t there. Guitarist Michael Denner previously revealed he wasn’t invited when the group first announced their reunion plans in 2020, and he elaborated on the betrayal he felt by being left …

Which Country Should Host the First ‘Eurovision Song Contest Latin

Earlier this week, it was announced that Eurovision Song Contest is set to expand its brand and launch in Latin America. In the coming months, producers will begin the search for a host city for Eurovision Song Contest Latin America among the top-performing Latin American markets, which include Argentina, Brazil, …

Calvin Harris Teases ‘Stay With Me’ Collab With Halsey, Justin

Four of music’s biggest names are teaming up for a bid at song of the summer 2022. In a new teaser, Calvin Harris just gave fans their first taste of his upcoming song “Stay With Me” featuring Halsey, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake, which arrives Friday (July 15) alongside a …

Lenny Kravitz & Anitta Named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities

The vegans of the world are in attractive company. Joining a lineup of past winners such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, Jhené Aiko and Leona Lewis, super star musicians Lenny Kravitz and Anitta have been crowned this year’s Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities by PETA, Billboard can exclusively announce. Explore …

Beyoncé Reveals Artwork for New Album Renaissance

Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place …

Big Hit Music Protects BTS From Cyberbullies, Big Sean &

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Florence + The Machine unearths “Never Let Me Go” at

Florence + The Machine delivered a thrilling set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival that was highlighted by a rare performance of “Never Let Me Go.” After keeping it off the setlist for nearly a decade, Florence Welch only recently again began singing the Ceremonials ballad. As she explained to the …
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