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Nicki Minaj Slams BET Awards, Says Network Hurts Artists “Who Have Always Supported Your Show”

On Thursday (June 27), Nicki Minaj thrashed BET on Twitter over a report that said the awards show drew its lowest ratings ever this past…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | June 27, 2019 - 3:26 pm

Woodstock 50 Organizers Haven’t Contacted Artists To Discuss New Site (Or Anything Else)

If Woodstock 50 organizers have a new venue and a potential producer waiting in the wings, they haven't told the 80 artists listed on the…
Billboard | June 26, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Here’s How Richard Ashcroft Won Back “Bitter Sweet Symphony” Rights From The Rolling Stones

When Steve Kutner and John Kennedy took over managing Richard Ashcroft in early 2018, they knew one of the first things on their task list…
Richard Smirke / Billboard | June 24, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Hole, Soundgarden, Steve Earle, & More Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

A group of artists, their heirs and representatives of their estates filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG) on Friday over…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | June 22, 2019 - 10:18 am

Crate Digger Discovers Ben Folds’ Previously Unknown First Recording

Ben Folds Five’s debut album introduced the public to the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter’s wiles in 1995 -- but of course, Foldsheads* know that his recording career…
Joe Lynch / Billboard | June 13, 2019 - 10:40 am

“Baby Shark” Is Going On Tour

If you haven't heard the infectiously catchy kids song "Baby Shark," you likely don't have children or haven't been anywhere near YouTube in the last…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | June 12, 2019 - 11:55 am

Second Woodstock 50 Producer Pulls Out After Festival Loses Site

Less than an hour after Watkins Glen International speedway announced it was no longer hosting Woodstock 50 on Monday (June 10), in separate announcements the…
Billboard | June 10, 2019 - 7:19 pm

Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Dead At 52

Bushwick Bill has lost his battle with cancer.
Lars Brandle / Billboard | June 10, 2019 - 12:49 am

Elvis Costello Named OBE: “It Confirms My Long-Held Suspicion Nobody Really Listens To The Words”

Elvis Costello has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to music, and though he's "happy to…
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | June 7, 2019 - 7:09 pm

“Baby Shark” TV Show In The Works

Viacom's Nickelodeon has partnered with the team behind YouTube viral hit song "Baby Shark" to develop an original preschool animated series based on it.
Georg Szalai / Billboard | June 5, 2019 - 11:22 am

Apple Announces New Apple Music App, Replacing iTunes

Eighteen years after it was released, Apple is ready to retire iTunes. Apple is launching a new Apple Music app for Mac, the company announced…
Micah Singleton / Billboard | June 3, 2019 - 3:41 pm

Leon Redbone Dead At 69

Legendary Tin Pan Alley/jazz interpreter Leon Redbone died early this morning at age 69.
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | May 30, 2019 - 1:47 pm

After 61 Years, Warner Bros. Records Rebrands As Warner Records

Iconic label Warner Bros. Records boasts a new moniker after 61 years: Warner Records. The global rebranding also comes with a new logo and is…
Gail Mitchell / Billboard | May 28, 2019 - 11:52 am

Meek Mill Says He Was Turned Away From “Racist As Hell” Las Vegas Hotel

Meek Mill has accused a Las Vegas hotel of being "racist as hell" for barring him from the premises and threatening to have him arrested…
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | May 26, 2019 - 1:57 pm

Is EDM Over?

America's love affair with electronic dance music appears to be waning, with EDM's share of the US recorded music market falling for a second successive…
Richard Smirke / Billboard | May 23, 2019 - 2:10 pm

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