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Peach Tree Rascals Keep Cool in the ‘Summa’ Heat: Exclusive

Bay Area collective Peach Tree Rascals show no signs of stress as they beat the heat in the video for their latest single “Summa,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (July 30). The loose, free-flowing alternative hip-hop jam

Warner Music Group’s ADA Names John Franck Executive VP Commercial & Marketing

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) announced on Tuesday (July 30) that John Franck has been named executive vp commercial & marketing. In the newly created role, he will oversee the global commercial relationships, digital marketing and digital sales

Brandi Carlile Explains Why She ‘Almost Lost It’ When She Brought Out Dolly Parton at Newport Folk Fest

The Grammy winner opens up about the all-female festival set she curated and how it relates to gender equality in the music industry. Brandi Carlile had been ramping up to the moment Dolly Parton embraced her following

Dia De Los Deftones Festival: Alt-Rockers Land Chvrches, Gojira & Hum for 2nd Annual Event

Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band Deftones are bringing back their Dia De Los Deftones music festival. The second annual event will take place at Petco Park in San Diego with performances from The Deftones, Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA and

Book Review: Ewen Spencer's "Open Mic" Documents the Early UK Grime Scene

My copy of Ewen Spencer’s 2005 Open Mic, a photo book of his work documenting the UK grime scene in the early 2000s, arrived in the mail today. After I cut through the heavy bands of black

Why Of Monsters and Men Changed Up Their Process on New Album ‘Fever Dream’

“It’s like a growth spurt… I know that some people won’t like it, because it’s different and people don’t like change, but that’s okay,” says the group’s Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir. “Girls feel so overwhelmed because it’s such

Vampire Weekend Goes Back-to-Back Atop Adult Alternative Songs For First Time With ‘This Life’

‘This Life’ follows ‘Harmony Hall,’ which became the band’s first No. 1 earlier this year. Months after taking its first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart, Vampire Weekend adds a second, with “This Life” moving 2-1

The Head and the Heart’s ‘Missed Connection’ Rules Alternative Songs Chart

The song has now ruled both the Alternative Songs & Adult Alternative Songs charts. The Head and the Heart notches its second No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "Missed Connection" rises 3-1 on the

Taylor Swift to Receive Inaugural Icon Award at 2019 Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift is the only one of her and is being celebrated as such with an inaugural honor. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the 2019 Teen Choice Awards' first-ever Icon Award on Aug. 11.  Swift,

Tash Sultana Returns to the U.S. For Cross Country Tour

Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana will return to the U.S. for a cross country tour throughout September. Sultana’s North American trek will kick off on Sept. 3 at The Strand in Providence, R.I. and run through Sept. 29