Night Riots Premiere “Break” Vignette With ‘BULLETT’ Magazine, Debuts At #17 On Billboard Chart!

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After climbing their way to No. 5 on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 18 Countdown with single “Contagious,” and debuting at No.17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart for their EP “Howl(released Jan. 20th via Sumerian Records), Night Riots have released an eerie vignette for new song, “Break” – today on BULLETT Magazine. Watch the vignette, here:

About the new vignette for “Break,” Night Riots frontman Travis Hawley explains, “‘Break’ conjures images of timeless youthful love.” He continues, “We represented this idea by using antique film cuts of lovers kissing. At one point these clips were considered risqué and audacious. But looking back on them from our modern perspective, they seem so romantic in their confident and daring innocence.”

With praise pouring in from the likes of Billboard, Earmilk, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter, and sharing recent bills with bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, K.Flay, Step Rockets, The Mowgli’s, Wild Cub and Youngblood Hawk, NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility – delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, ’80s movie soundtracks. 

Produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars), “Howl” was released on January 20th via Sumerian Records. Stream “Howl” in its entirety over on EARMILK  and Spotify. Purchase the EP on iTunes here:

Night Riots is Travis Hawley (Lead Vocals/Synth), Nick Fotinakes (Guitar), Matt DePauw (Guitar), Mikel Van Kranenburg (Bass) and Rico Rodriguez (Drums). For more info, please visit:

Upcoming Tour Dates (Additional Dates TBA):

  • 02/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
  • 02/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)
  • 02/20 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brew
  • 02/21 – Bakersfield, CA @ B-Ryders
  • 02/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 02/27 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
  • 02/28 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
  • 03/02 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
  • 03/03 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo*
  • 03/05 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club*
  • 03/06 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live*
  • 03/08 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
  • 03/09 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*
  • 03/11 -Springfield, VA @ Empire*
  • 03/16 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge**
  • 03/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
  • 03/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
  • 03/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)*


** w/ Pianos Become The Teeth

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Fifth Harmony Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Their Billboard Photo Shoot! – Watch Here!


The ladies of Fifth Harmony – Normani, Lauren, Camila, Ally and Dinah – recently had the opportunity to chat with Billboard and even have a photo shoot! Now, Fifth Harmony is taking us behind the scenes of their photo shoot with Billboard! In addition, the ladies talk about being lucky number three on X Factor, their debut album and their ever-growing fanbase.

Be sure to check it out what Fifth Harmony had to say by watching the video below!

Bea Miller Is The Artist To Watch In 2015! — Details Here!

bea millerWow! Talk about starting the year on a high note. With only three weeks into January, Bea Miller’s already off to a steaming hot start! So far, this pop star has stolen the spotlight for quite a few popular sites in the music industry as a 2015 Artist To Watch:

  • MTV has chosen her for their 2015 “Artist To Watch” campaign, a much-coveted bi-weekly spotlight for emerging artists across all of their screens. Last year’s “Artist To Watch” group included Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Jake Miller, 5 Seconds of Summer, Echosmith and more. You can read about it on USA Today.
  • Billboard named Bea one of their “10 Artists To Watch in 2015
  • Bea is the feature artist for RDIO’s “Artist of the Watch campaign in January. Previous “Artists to Watch” include BANKS, London Grammar and A Great Big World
  • Slacker Radio put her on their Artist To Watch in 2015 list
  • Music Choice featured Bea’s “Young Blood” video as part of their “Most Anticipated Artists of 2015

Bea wrapped 2014 with two songs–“Young Blood” and “Fire n Gold”–on the Billboard Digital Singles Chart. Both tracks appear on her EP, Young Blood. College News named the title track the No. 1 Most Underrated Song of 2014.

Next up is a video shoot for new single “Fire n Gold,” to be followed by the May release of her yet-to-be-titled full-length debut album.

Over the course of the past several months, Bea has released her major label debut EP, toured arenas with Demi Lovato, shared the stage with Pitbull and Bleachers, and was spotlighted as one of Vevo’s “DSCVR” artists, a program that previously featured the likes of Hozier, Tove Lo and  5 Seconds Of Summer. No wonder Cosmopolitan recently named her one of the “12 Super Successful Teens Who Will Inspire You to Get Your Sh*t Together in 2015.”

The New Jersey native has been promoting Young Blood (Hollywood Records/SYCO Music), a four-track EP recorded with producers Busbee (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson), Jarrad Rogers (Icona Pop, Demi Lovato) and Mike Del Rio (Kylie Minogue). Full of soaring choruses and sharp-edged pop/rock songs, Young Blood hit #2 on the iTunes Pop Chart. The first single and title track has more than 4.3 million streams on Spotify, 3.2 million views on YouTube.

Taylor Swift Is Beautiful In Black And White At 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon! – Pics Here!

Billboard’s Woman Of The Year, Taylor Swift looked stunning in a black and white dress on the red carpet at the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (December 12) in New York City.

Taylor is being recognized as the number one woman of the year by Billboard after the huge success on her latest album 1989, which has sold over a million copies!

Be sure to check out more pics of Taylor from the event celebrating her in the gallery below!

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Ariana Grande So Pretty At Billboard Women Of Music Awards — See The Pics!!

Ariana Grande arrives at Billboard Women of Music Awards in all white

Ariana Grande is escorted out of her car by nearly a half dozen people as she arrived to the Billboard Women of Music Awards in NYC on Dec. 12th. While every other artist posed for the press, Grande was raced in after arriving late. She ran from her car while being escorted by her 3 bodyguards, publicist , mom and friend.

She waved to fans gathered outside the venue and even blew kisses as she left. It appeared that the star required seven bodyguards to escort to her awaiting SUV, while other stars like Taylor Swift and Beyonce only required one bodyguard each.


Taylor Swift Is On The Cover Of ‘Billboard’s Woman Of The Year’ Issue! – See It Here!


This year, Taylor Swift has worked extremely hard on expanding her music career. While she is mostly known for her country style tunes, Taylor decided to take a different approach to her music in her new and latest album 1989. It sure proved to be the right move for her. With two singles – “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” – already being on the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 100 Chart, Taylor is now covering Billboard’s Woman Of The Year issue where Taylor is the 2014 Woman Of The Year!

Taylor shared a photo of her cover on Instagram and wrote the following note:

“Thanks Billboard.
Also thanks, YOU.
(Does dorky celebratory dance then trips over a cat toy)”

Be sure to check out her cover in the photo above and let us know what you think by commenting! Be sure to also check out her interview with them magazine by clicking here.



The Vamps Grab The Number One Spot On Trending 140!

B3Y-WocIAAAfUP-.png largeThe Vamps grabbed the number one spot on Billboard’s Trending 140 with their hit song “Last Night“. We’re sure all you Vamps fans must be extremely excited about that, right?

Click here to check it out! How long do you think it’ll stay in the number one spot?

Meghan Trainor Makes Top 40 In Billboard Hot 100!

MeghanMeghan Trainors “Lips Are Movin'” single has pushed forward on Billboard’s Hot 100 into the Top 40 making her way to number #38! Not only that, but she’s got “All About That Bass” in second place in the Hot 100, too!

The singer shared her happiness with fans from Instagram saying: “#LipsAreMovin reached top 40😭🎉💚💝 i love you all so much! Thank u to the fans for makin this happen!” and shared the pic below.

Congratulations, Meghan, on your double Top 40 victory!


Taylor Swift Is First Woman To Replace Herself At Number 1 Spot On Billboard’s Top 100!


Taylor Swift decided to go with a different direction in her music and with her latest album 1989. The switch from country to pop proved to be beneficial to Taylor. With over one million sales of her new album and countless covers of various magazines, Taylor is breaking yet another record. Taylor is the first woman in over 50 years of history to replace herself on the number spot of Billboard’s Top 100.

For four consecutive weeks, Taylor’s single “Shake It Off” has been sitting on top as number one. Now, her new and latest single “Blank Spaces” has taken over. In addition, “Blank Spaces” jumped from number thirteen to number one. So far this year, Taylor is the only music artists to have secured two number one hits. With only a couple more weeks left in the year, who knows what could happen next.

5 Seconds Of Summer Remembers First Time They Saw Their Name On The Billboard Charts!


When the guys of 5 Seconds of Summer first started their band in a garage in Sydney, they were not expecting to become as big as they did. But, guess what? They did! The guys are becoming the band to watch out for and for us to keep our eyes on.

They have gained so much momentum in the music industry that they are even seeing their name in lights, on posters and on billboards! Now, that’s something no band will ever forget.

During a recent interview with Billboard, 5SOS talks about their first time seeing their name on a billboard. Check out what they had to say by watching the video below!

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