| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Martin Garrix, Avicii and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are among the big nominees for the 2014 Beatport Awards.
The dance music awards contest, hosted by the DJ-focused download site Beatport, is a mix of fan-voted categories, critical consensus from a...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was DJ Miguel Garcia's first time at last month's National Assn. of Music Merchants' big trade show in Anaheim, but he was in his element, hunched over an expensive DJ rig while spinning his own dance music.
"These are probably the best you can get,"...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:13 AM
One of the big open secrets of contemporary EDM is that many, many DJs just aren't doing that much onstage.
Whether picking super-obvious mainstream tracks, using oversimplified beat-matching software or even just playing a pre-mixed set and drunkenly...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Welcome to the 2014 edition of brunch time at the Grammy Awards.
The big concert extravaganza at Staples Center isn't for a few hours yet (5 p.m. Pacific time and tape-delayed until 8 p.m. for the West Coast), but the bulk of the Grammys will be awarded...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Talent agency Paradigm is expanding its reach into Europe through a joint venture with the London-based CODA Music Agency, the companies said Tuesday.
The deal gives Paradigm a 50% stake in CODA, which represents 500 artists and DJs including Imagine...
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.
1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Last year, the story out of Coachella dance-land was the inauguration of a swank new indoor tent and a shift away from superstars to more underground sensibilities. This year? It’s a bit more of, well, everything.
Unlike last year, there are a few...