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  1. Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield: Inside New York City’s Hidden Theater (Q&A)

    June 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & ...

  2. AEG Live, Transom Capital Merge BandMerch with Cinder Block, Creating Merch Powerhouse

    March 03, 2014 3:23 PM EST AEG Live and Transom Capital Group have announced that their entertainment licensing and merchandising companies, BandMerch and Cinder Block, respectively, will merge into a standalone company. The new Los Angeles-based entity, which will continue ...

  3. Country's Super-Sized Stars Downsize for European Success

    February 24, 2014 4:56 PM EST Eric Church’s The Outsiders is the No. 1 album in the country for the week ending Feb. 16, but when he picks up a beer to celebrate, it may be a locally brewed Guinness. That’s because he’ll be in Dublin, the first of a 12-show European tour start ...

  4. Country's Super-Sized Stars Downsize to Pursue European Success

    February 24, 2014 4:02 PM EST Eric Church’s "The Outsiders" is the No. 1 album in the country for the week ending Feb. 16, but when he picks up a beer to celebrate, it may be a locally brewed Guinness. That’s because he’ll be in Dublin, the first of a 12-show Europea ...

  5. Best Seats In the House: Nation’s Largest Markets Lead the Way In Venue Renovation Boom

    February 14, 2014 3:20 PM EST In the decade that Billboard has devoted an annual special touring feature to new and renovated venues, never before have the nation’s two biggest concert markets, New York and Los Angeles, demanded the spotlight as they do now -- largely due to t ...

  6. Grammy Awards: Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman on 14 Years of Hosting Music’s Biggest Night

    January 23, 2014 10:45 AM EST Since launching in 1959, the Grammy Awards have been held in various locations throughout New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago. In 2000, Music’s Biggest Night tested the waters with downtown Los Angeles’ four-month-old Staples Center. And ...

  7. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  8. Live Nation Named Exclusive Booker of Planet Hollywood's AXIS in Las Vegas, Theater for Britney Spears' Residency

    December 19, 2013 12:00 PM EST Two weeks ahead of Britney Spears’ opening residency performance at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 27, parent company Caesars Entertainment has named Live Nation the exclusive booker of the resort’s newly renovated 7,000-s ...

  9. Goldenvoice, Tomas Cookman Partner For Supersonico Festival in Los Angeles (Exclusive)

    December 17, 2013 3:10 PM EST Latin Alternative Music Conference founder Tomas Cookman and Coachella promoter Goldenvoice will jointly produce a “multi-stage, multi-lingual” festival at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium in the second half of 2014, Billboard.biz has learned.   “We ...

  10. Morning Fix: AEG Live's Outgoing CEO Randy Phillips: 'It's Just a Job'; Quello Comes to PS3; AMAs Dominate Twitter Traffic

    November 27, 2013 8:34 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE AEG LIVE'S OUTGOING CEO RANDY PHILLIPS: 'IT'S JUST A JOB' Randy Phillips, ousted yesterday as president/CEO of AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Anschutz Entertainment Group ...

  11. AEG Live's Outgoing CEO Randy Phillips: 'It's Just a Job'

    November 26, 2013 3:29 PM EST Randy Phillips, ousted yesterday as president/CEO of AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Anschutz Entertainment Group, was predictably upbeat when he talked to Billboard today. Randy Phillips Out At AEG Live, Jay Marciano Named Chairman AEG CEO ...

  12. Morning Fix: Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Plans 2015 Vegas Fest; 'Songs for Philippines' Includes Beatles, U2, Eminem; Randy Phillips Out at AEG Live, Jay Marciano Named Chairman

    November 26, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE BEATLES, U2, EMINEM, ONE DIRECTION CONTRIBUTE TO 'SONGS FOR THE PHILIPPINES' RELIEF ALBUM The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a ...

  13. Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

    November 16, 2013 10:06 PM EST Attendees of Billboard’s Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better artist development case study than Florida Georgia Line. How this year the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Cou ...

  14. Backbeat: Bon Jovi Inaugurated to ACC's Hall of Fame with Record-Breaking 17 Performances

    November 08, 2013 1:53 PM EST Bon Jovi received the inaugural induction into the Air Canada Centre’s Hall of Fame in Toronto, selected because the New Jersey rockers have played the arena a record-breaking 17 times. No other act comes close. The ceremony took place late afte ...

  15. Thomas Miserendino Appointed President & CEO, AEG Europe

    October 07, 2013 8:52 AM EDT Veteran live entertainment exec Thomas Miserendino has been named President & CEO, AEG Europe, it was announced today (Oct. 7) by Jay Marciano, Chief Operating Officer, AEG.   Effective immediately, Miserendino moves from his current post as ...

  16. Morning Fix: SFX's IPO Filing Puts Market Value at $1.1B; How the Michael Jackson-AEG Verdict Could Change the Business; Internet Radio Goes Mainstream

    September 27, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SFX SETS TERMS FOR IPO, PROPOSED MARKET VALUE PUTS COMPANY AT $1.1 BILLION SFX Entertainment, the electronic dance music promotions company founded in 2011, filed details yesterday with the Securi ...

  17. Regulators OK AEG's Planned Takeover of London's Wembley Arena

    September 03, 2013 4:55 AM EDT U.S. live event giant AEG Live's bid to take over management of the Wembley Arena has been cleared by Britain's Competition Commission. AEG currently owns and operates the O2 Arena -- which recently played host to Beyonce, Justin Biebe ...

  18. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  19. Katherine Jackson Testifies in AEG Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    July 19, 2013 6:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's mother tearfully described finding out about her son's death Friday and said she expressed concerns about his comeback concert schedule to the promoters of the tour. Katherine Jackson said she called the ...

  20. U.K. Ad Watchdog Cautions AEG Live Over Ad for 'One-off' Kanye West London Show

    June 26, 2013 5:00 PM EDT Britain's advertising watchdog on Wednesday issued a caution to concert and live event powerhouse AEG Live for promoting a "one-off" Kanye West show in London, to which it later added two more gigs. AEG had in an email promoted th ...

  21. Judge Admonishes AEG Live CEO Over Testimony

    June 10, 2013 6:51 PM EDT A judge is admonishing the top executive of AEG Live to answer questions from an attorney for Michael Jackson 's mother without arguing with the lawyer. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos told CEO Randy Phillips on Monday that his testi ...

  22. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips says

    June 04, 2013 9:44 PM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Monday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility ...

  23. Michael Jackson Doc's Interactions with AEG Detailed

    June 03, 2013 8:33 PM EDT An executive who negotiated with Michael Jackson's doctor says he never considered doing a background check on him. Paul Gongaware told a jury he didn't think that financial issues would affect a doctor's medical judgment. The pro ...

  24. The Battle for Long Island: Four Major Players Vie for Nassau Coliseum

    June 03, 2013 2:30 PM EDT This story on the battle for Long Island's Nassau Coliseum is an excerpt rom the latest issue of Billboard (June 8, 2013), which also features a cover story on J. Cole and the follow-up to his album that “changed the business model;” the pu ...

  25. No Background Check on Michael Jackson's Doctor, Says Lawyer

    May 21, 2013 9:47 PM EDT AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physicia ...

  26. AEG Spent $24 Million On Jackson Concerts Says Witness

    May 20, 2013 3:48 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An accounting executive for AEG Live LLC testified on Monday that the company spent $24 million producing Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concerts. The tally involved expenses compiled through October ...

  27. Michael Jackson's Doctor Unqualified In Many Areas, Expert Says

    May 07, 2013 10:04 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer's mother told a jury on Tuesday. Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter ...

  28. Rolling Stones Offer Last-Minute $85 Tickets to Tour Opener at Staples Center

    May 03, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Ahead of the opening night of its “50 and Counting” tour at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on May 3, the Rolling Stones announced that a new block of more than 1,000 seats priced at $85 would be available for last minute purchase, according to Ruet ...

  29. Michael Jackson Doctor Had Huge Debts, Detective Says

    May 01, 2013 7:36 PM EDT The doctor convicted of involuntarily killing Michael Jackson appeared to be on trial again Wednesday as a lawyer for Jackson's mother tried to show the physician's desperate financial situation drove him to extremes in his treatment o ...

  30. Michael Jackson's Struggle With Drugs Detailed on Opening Day of Civil Trial

    April 29, 2013 10:00 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live. Competing portraits of Jackson emerged dur ...

  31. Civil Suit Between Michael Jackson's Mother and AEG Live Could Cost Billions

    April 29, 2013 11:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting his comeback failed to properly investigate the doctor c ...

  32. Michael Jackson Civil Case Jury Selection Begins

    April 02, 2013 10:26 PM EDT Jury selection began Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the promoter of the late pop star's planned comeback concerts. Dozens of prospective jurors answered written questionnaires that gauged their ability t ...

  33. AEG: With Tim Leiweke Out, What’s Next?

    March 14, 2013 6:06 PM EDT With Anschutz Entertainment Group off the block and the subsequent resignation of president/CEO Tim Leiweke , the question now moves from “what’s it worth?” to “what’s next?”   Bidders did not reach owner Phillip Anschutz’s magic number of arou ...

  34. Alleged 'Smoking Gun' E-mail Suggests Link Between AEG and Michael Jackson's Death

    March 04, 2013 7:19 PM EST A “smoking gun” email that allegedly links concert promoter AEG Live to the 2009 death of Michael Jackson was revealed this week in connection with the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother and children. The exchange between AEG Live co ...

  35. Cablevision CEO James Dolan Resigns From Live Nation Board

    February 25, 2013 7:25 PM EST The abrupt resignation of James Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company and president/CEO of MSG owner Cablevision, from the Live Nation board of directors on Friday is connected to Dolan’s relationship with former Live Nati ...

  36. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  37. Debra Rathwell

    November 28, 2012 3:40 PM EST Senior VP, AEG Live 800-Plus Shows Debra Rathwell's more than 30 years of dedication to her craft has made her one of the most respected and admired executives in the live music industry. As senior VP of AEG Live, Rathwell heads up the East C ...

  38. The Leading Women In Social Engagement

    November 28, 2012 11:38 AM EST With social media transforming every corner of the music industry, in this Women in Music issue, Billboard chose to salute four executives who are at the forefront of this new era of digital connection. Tatiana Simonian Head of Music Industry Rela ...

  39. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas?

    November 28, 2012 9:30 AM EST A Tale of Two Bowls: The original Brooklyn Bowl (left) and an artist rendering of LINQ (right), the Las Vegas entertainment complex where Brooklyn Bowl plans to open in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl; Caesar's Entertainment) Within t ...

  40. Tame Impala Takes Home Australia's J Award; Mushroom Group's Michael Gudinski Hosts Birthday Bash

    November 26, 2012 12:29 PM EST Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) partied on Monday night with Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, Tina Brandle and Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James. Psychedelic revivalists Tame Impala on Frid ...

  41. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  42. AEG Live, Royal Parks Ink Summer Concert Deal in London's Hyde Park

    November 05, 2012 5:12 PM EST AEG Live and the Royal Parks have announced a five-year deal to produce six summer concerts each year at London's Hyde Park, beginning in 2013. Further details about the events are forthcoming. Register today for the Billboard Touring Confere ...

  43. Hurricane Sandy to Cost Live-Entertainment Business Millions in Lost Profits, Expenses

    October 29, 2012 12:20 PM EDT With an ever-increasing number of live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy nears the Eastern Seaboard, stakeholders in the live entertainment industry are reviewing their insurance policies and contemplating big losses in market ...

  44. AEG Attorney Fires Back Over Michael Jackson Emails: 'Nobody Is Telling the Story Properly'

    September 11, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A series of controversial leaked e-mails related to Michael Jackson's doomed "This Is It" residency in London -- involving promoter AEG Live president Randy Phillips, Concerts West co-president Paul Gongaware, and "This Is It&q ...

  45. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  46. The Billboard Q&A: Lucas Pina

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The concert and radio promoter expands the reach of SBS' live division. Lucas Pina thinks big. Since taking over as senior VP of SBS Entertainment-the live entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System-three years ago, he has been cre ...

  47. Guns N' Roses Announces Fall Las Vegas Residency

    August 13, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Weeks after its landmark album "Appetite for Destruction" celebrated its 25th anniversary, Guns N' Roses has announced its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed "Appetite for Democracy." The 12-date run at The Joint insid ...

  48. Frankie J. Joins Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Summer Tour After Wisin & Yandel Drop Out

    July 12, 2012 4:09 PM EDT R&B/soul singer Frankie J. has been invited to be part of the Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias summer tour two weeks after Latin urban duo Wisin & Yandel dropped out, according to a spokesperson for the crooner's label. Frankie J, ...

  49. Wisin & Yandel Drop Off Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias Tour, Cite 'Unresolvable Issues'

    June 30, 2012 6:57 AM EDT Latin urban duo Wisin & Yandel have dropped out of the upcoming North American concert tour with Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez due to "unresolvable issues," according to a spokesperson for the artists. "It is with sadness ...

  50. Backbeat: Katy Perry Premieres New Film, Performs For Neil Portnow, Randy Phillips, Epic and ASCAP Execs

    June 27, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen joins Katy Perry on the pink carpet. (Photo: Joseph Llanes) Katy Perry modified her concert presentation Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard at the premiere of her Paramount film "Katy Perry: Part of Me," busting out of a pop ...

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