Live Nation revenue declined 1 percent in the second quarter, the company announced Thursday, giving the world's largest concert promoter and ticket seller a rare -- but not unexpected -- hiccup during a period of health in the live event business.
Rob Guthrie has been promoted to Head of Operations at SONGS Music Publishing, it was announced by company CEO Matt Pincus. Guthrie has been upped from his former role as head of copyright and royalty at SONGS, where he has worked since 2007.
Nicki Minaj once again ascends to the upper ranks of the Social 50 chart, rising 42-11 after debuting the provocative art for her new single, "Anaconda," on Instagram, where she has more than 6.7 million followers.
As Bleachers rise 2-1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart with "I Wanna Get Better," frontman Jack Antonoff becomes the latest artist to top the chart with more than one group. He previously led as part of Fun. with "We Are Young" and "Some Nights" in 2012.
Billy Joel makes his second appearance of the summer at No. 1 on the weekly listing of Hot Tours, with sales reported from his third sold-out concert at a Major League Baseball stadium. He leads this week's slate of performers with a $4.2 million gross from his performance on July 26 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
After debuting last week based solely on two days of airplay, Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" soars 42-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, claiming his ninth No. 1 and the biggest leap to the summit in the list's history.
Two recent high-profile performances in New York City by Jamaica's most talked about reggae artist, Chronixx, have resulted in a sales surge and significant international career boost for the 21-year-old Rastafarian sing-jay.