AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told jurors that he had forgotten that Kenny Ortega was working under a signed contract. He told the panel on Monday that Ortega was working under an agreement reached through a series of emails, not a formalized contract.
The fourth annual FlashFWD Awards will take place May 22 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The event, presented by SoundCTRL and 'stache media, will include special performances by Glassnote-signed EDM artist Robert DeLong, up-and-coming rapper Joey Bada$$, dance crew iLuminate and more to be revealed in the days to come. Jesse Kirshbaum, the man in charge of the event, took a moment to discuss with Billboard his thoughts on music and technology.
While Oklahoma’s ties to the music industry are deep, the immediate impact yesterday’s devastating tornado on the business seems to be minimal, according to people Billboard.biz spoke with today. That said, shows down the line could well be impacted as the market regains its footing, and sources say benefit concerts were being organized this morning, with details to be announced soon.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday took the wraps off of its next-generation Xbox One, a console designed to conquer the living room by attempting to unite major forms of digital entertainment into a single, connected device.
Apple's CEO is disputing assertions by a Senate panel that the company avoids billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates. Tim Cook testified at a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which released a report Monday attacking Apple's tax practices.
Yesterday, a devastating tornado ravaged Oklahoma, claiming at least 24 lives (many of them children) and injuring dozens more. Those looking to aid those affected can do so through the following outlets.
Live Nation's massive subsidiary Ticketmaster announced today the appointment of Jared Smith as president of Ticketmaster North America. Smith has been with Ticketmaster since 2003, initially overseeing venues in Georgia and Illinois before going on to become the company's COO.
"Independent Study" is a new Billboard.biz column that will profile a different independent label every other Tuesday. For its second installment, we take a look at Fool's Gold Records, a label run by Nick Catchdubs and A-Trak in Brooklyn which houses the likes of Danny Brown and Duck Sauce.
One Direction's sponsorship deal follows in a tradition that Nabisco brands have in aligning with major pop stars, from early tours with N Sync and Britney Spears to more recent outings with “Glee” in 2011 and “American Idol” in 2012.