Best Dance Tracks of the Week From Rochelle Jordan & More

Rochelle Jordan’s latest single, “Already,” is about the moment when one decides to leave a toxic relationship. It’s a moment, however difficult, that she navigates with grace and finesse. A highlight from her new album Play With the Changes (out now on Tokimonsta’s Young Art label), “Already” features Jordan’s vocals gliding over smooth deep house production — she’s cool and breezy […]

Al Schmitt, Maestro of Recorded Sound, Is Dead at 91

Al Schmitt, who as a boy watched Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters record music in his uncle’s studio, and who went on to become a Grammy Award-winning engineer for a long roster of artists including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, died on Monday at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif. He was 91. […]

Amy Shark Is Unvarnished & Confessional On New Album ‘Cry Forever’

Australian treasure and songstress Amy Shark wears her heart on her sleeve on new album Cry Forever. She uses her innate knack for illustrative songwriting to create an autobiographical yet universal record. Over 13 tracks, Shark takes us on a rollercoaster ride of love and heartbreak, success and loss. While Shark stays true to herself, it’s clear she has evolved […]

Nick Jonas Talks Virtual SHEIN Together-Fest

“It’s always important for me to align with companies that have shared values and care about doing good in the world,” Nick Jonas, who is headlining the show, tells Billboard of the cause. “I think that with this campaign as a whole and with this initiative, they’ve done a great job at being really proactive in their partnerships and getting their fanbase […]

The Renaissance’s Most Influential Composer, 500 Years Later

One of the most surprising things I discovered recently is that on the Albert Memorial in London, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, there is a stone gallery of famous composers, the ones that a committee of English gentlemen in 1863 thought worth remembering. There are about 20 of them, and Josquin is there, next to Rossini. Schubert is not. MUHLY […]