Mitchell Peters

Correspondent

Mitchell Peters has worked in Billboard's Los Angeles office since 2006. He writes for Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz and Billboard.com, and serves as the West Coast editor for Billboard.biz.

Backbeat: Avenged Sevenfold's CAA Agent Ryan Harlacher Talks Arena Tour, New Album Backstage at Palladium

Backbeat: Avenged Sevenfold's CAA Agent Ryan Harlacher Talks Arena Tour, New Album Backstage at Palladium

“The band wanted to do something for their fans,” Ryan Harlacher, Avenged Sevenfold’s booking agent at Creative Artists Agency, told Billboard.biz. “It was funny, because we said, ‘What kind of spin do you want to put on it? You can tie in retail or other things since it’s the night before the record.’ And they said, ‘No, we just want to play a free show. That’s it.’”
Tom Windish on Signing 16-Year-Old Lorde To the Windish Agency: 'She Keeps Getting Bigger Every Day'

Tom Windish on Signing 16-Year-Old Lorde To the Windish Agency: 'She Keeps Getting Bigger Every Day'

Tom Windish, founder and president of the Windish Agency, was among numerous talent scouts competing to sign Lorde, the highly buzzed-about 16-year-old New Zealand singer. Signing her was something of a score for Windish, who here discusses how he came to sign the youngest artist he's ever worked with, his booking and fee strategies, and the digital equivalent of his phone ringing off the hook.
Behind the Boxscore: MetLife Stadium's Ron VanDeVeen On Kenny Chesney's Top-Grossing Concert

Behind the Boxscore: MetLife Stadium's Ron VanDeVeen On Kenny Chesney's Top-Grossing Concert

With a crowd of 53,416 in attendance, Kenny Chesney's Aug. 10 MetLife Stadium show in New Jersey grossed $4.8 million, marking Chesney's third consecutive year performing at the NFL stadium. Here, Ron VanDeVeen, MetLife Stadium senior VP of events and guest experience, gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the booking came together, how MetLife helped market the show, and what the future holds for developing stadium acts.

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