Pussy Riot Says Member Has Left Russia Despite Ban

The Pussy Riot punk collective says one its members has departed for Britain, despite being banned from leaving Russia. Maria Alekhina had said she was turned back by Russian border police Wednesday when she tried to leave

On the Road With Courtney Barnett: Collecting Snowglobes, Gendering Music & More

Courtney Barnett’s tall frame ducks as she walks into a green room tucked in the back Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell. The room is lined with lighted vanity mirrors and adorned with photos artists like Sufjan Stevens. Wearing

11 Shades Of Dance Music: How Spotify Breaks Down Melodic Bass, Afro House and More

Tree house, space bass, cyber disco. It seems like a new dance music subgenre pops up every day. By the way, we made those three up, but if anyone is in the market to create a new

The Get Up Kids Preview 2019 LP, Name Producer & Expected Release Date

“I’ve always wanted to call our record a ripper,” muses the Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor. After years headier indie rock fare (and general inactivity), the beloved, long-running emo band got close earlier this year with Kicker,

In The Rearview Mirror: The Final Warped Tour Hartford Stop

July 15, 2018 The Vans Warped Tour is winding down with final northeast stop growing smaller in the rearview window. However, getting to The Xfinity Center was a traffic nightmare upon reaching the city limits on the

Listen to Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen Collaborators BC Unidos' #TBT Mixtape

Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood. This week's spin comes from BC Unidos. The post-punk brainchild

A-Trak & Todd Terry Celebrate the House Grind On 'DJs Gotta Dance More': Listen

Anyone can grab a laptop, download a production program and start making noise, but real funk comes at a cost. It takes years careful listening and learning from the best just to get that special inspiration. You've

IDLES announce in-store dates and charity exhibition

Bristol post-punk band IDLES are becoming essential listening with every release and they have just announced an art exhibition to celebrate the release of their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance. Open for two days, between 12pm

Ray Cooper, Former Virgin Records America Co-Head, Dies at 69

He worked closely with Spice Girls, U2, George Michael & More at Virgin and Island Ray Cooper, a U.K. music marketing exec who co-helmed the first Virgin Records UK and led campaigns for the Spice Girls, U2,

Takeover Tuesday Playlist: All Time Low Curates a Soundtrack Ahead Of Tour With Dashboard Confessional

The co-headlining venture kicks f Aug. 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and taste-makers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We