Black Star performed two shows at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square Saturday night, and backstage the group's management discussed the reasoning behind their reunion, plans for a new album, recording in Africa and an Aretha Franklin-inspired mix tape. a
Georgia singer/pianist Avery*Sunshine doesn’t leave her Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube presence behind when she plays live -- in fact, she’s figured out how to help fans connect while she’s performing.
Day two of the Billboard Touring Conference brought some notable panels, including "Why Are Festivals Kicking Ass?" (with Bonnaroo and Moogfest's Ashley Capps, the Newport Folk Festival's Jay Sweet, and more) and "Clubs: Solidifying Their Role in the New World Order" (with Brooklyn Bowl founder Peter Shapiro, Rocy owner Nic Adler, and House of Blues CEO Ron Bension, among others).
The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards got off to a lively start Wednesday with the panels “How Exactly Will Social Sell Tickets?” and “TMs and PMs: Here’s What We Really Think About Your Venue, Your Food, Your Fans and Your Event.”
The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards began with a pair of panels: The first entitled, "How Exactly Will Social Sell Tickets?", featured execs from Showclix, Root Music, Ticketmaster, Eventful, Songkick and Reverbnation. The second panel had tour managers and/or production directors for U2, Britney Spears, Jason Mraz, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, LiveNation discussing "What They Really Think About Your Venue, Your Food, Your Fans and Your Event."
Interviewed by MTV personality Matt Pinfield at the CMJ Music Marathon on Friday, industry veteran and Glassnote Entertainment Group president Daniel Glass looked back on his history with Chrysalis and SBK, and outlined what that experience taught him about running his own label: Creating a global brand from scratch is possible, but patience and keeping things small and close-knit helps.