Billboard has partnered with CenterStaging Corp. to produce and deliver a series of in-studio artist performances and executive interview events.

The pact, which was revealed Jan. 23 at MIDEM, will capture performances and interviews with up-and-coming and unsigned artists, and in-studio and on-location roundtable discussions with leading music industry executives. The sessions will be recorded at CenterStaging's facilities in Burbank, Calif. and made available via Billboard.com, Billboard.biz, rehearsals.com and other media portals.

"Our agreement with CenterStaging is the perfect extension of the Billboard brand," says Tamara Conniff, Billboard's executive editor and associate publisher. "We are deeply committed to the discovery of emerging artists across all genres of music, and CenterStaging will provide the ultimate facilities to showcase these talented musicians. We're also excited to work with this highly regarded entertainment company to produce riveting roundtable discussions and other cutting-edge industry events for music enthusiasts around the world."

"The Billboard name and brand has been synonymous with music in the minds of not only the industry but the public for as long as I can remember," states Tommy Nast, executive VP of CenterStaging. "To be able to work creatively with that brand, Tamara Conniff and their team is a tremendous opportunity. We will create content together that will be compelling, entertaining and ahead of the curve."

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