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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Morning Fix: AEG Not Responsible for Jackson Death – Industry Dodges a Bullet; Why Investors Aren't Piling into Music; Not-So-Little Lorde Takes the Top Spot on Hot 100

    October 03, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE AEG LIVE NOT LIABLE IN DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel una ...

  5. 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� ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. AEG Live's Paul Gongaware Testifies About Negotiating Deal for Michael Jackson’s Doctor

    May 28, 2013 8:41 PM EDT LOS ANGELES — A top executive of the company that was producing Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour has acknowledged he negotiated a deal for the doctor that the pop star had chosen to accompany him. But AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware testifi ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Tim Leiweke: Where Will He Go After AEG? Smart Money’s on Sports …

    March 14, 2013 8:03 PM EDT In his role as president/CEO of AEG, Leiweke greenlighted some of the most successful live music projects of the past decade, including the acquisition of Concerts West and Coachella producer Goldenvoice; the partnership with the New Orleans Jaz ...

  15. AEG Will Not Be Sold After All, Tim Leiweke Leaving Company

    March 14, 2013 12:41 PM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group owner Phillip Anschutz has taken the company off of the market and president/CEO Tim Leiweke will leave the company, according to a statement released today. Leiweke will be replaced in his roles by CFO Dan Beckerman ...

  16. Exclusive: AEG Bidders Down to Three

    January 31, 2013 4:53 PM EST Sources tell Billboard.biz that the final three bidders on Anshutz Entertainment Group (AEG) are a group made up of Ron Burkle with Patrick Soon-Shiong and Goldman Sachs; Guggenheim Partners; and ColonyCapital and Qatar Sovereign Fund. A deal co ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. AEG Sale Likely to Attract L.A. Consortium Bid

    September 19, 2012 2:40 PM EDT AEG, which owns the global No.2 concert promoter in AEG Live, has been put on the block and is expected to bring in around $7 billion to $8 billion . The Los Angeles-based firm is likely to attract a bid from a local consortium, according to peopl ...

  19. Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG

    September 18, 2012 8:32 PM EDT The Anschutz Company is considering selling sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A news release was later sent confirming tha ...

  20. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  22. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Debra Rathwell

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 12 Debra Rathwell Senior VP, AEG Live Website: Aeglive.com Twitter: @aeglivenyc In her role as senior VP for AEG Live, the second-largest promoter in the world, Debra Rathwell acts as both a regional and local promoter in New York and New Jers ...

  23. Rick Mueller Leaving Live Nation, Heading To AEG

    March 01, 2011 3:53 PM EST Rick Mueller will exit his post as president of of Live Nation California, Billboard.biz has learned. "Rick informed me yesterday that he had made the decision to leave the company at the end of his employment agreement in late July, and as s ...

  24. AEG Live Hails Regional Operations

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Larry Vallon , executive VP North American regional offices for promoter AEG Live, says the various regional offices for the company are doing "pretty good" this summer. "At some point we figured out that the audience has voted agai ...

  25. AEG Live CEO: Talks With Labels Nothing New

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent reports that AEG Live, the concert promotion division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, is seeking a major label to buy a minority stake in the company is “not a new story,” according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. “We’ve been approached by ...

  26. Report: AEG Live In Negotiations For Michael Jackson Documentary

    July 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company behind Michael Jackson's planned comeback in London, is negotiating with several Hollywood studios seeking a deal to release in movie theaters a documentary about the final days of the pop singer, the Wall Street journal ...

  27. LA official: Promoter Should Pay Jackson Memorial

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A city council member has called on AEG Live to pay some of the estimated $1.4 million cost for policing Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center. Dennis Zine told Fox 11 on Thursday that the city's taxpayers "are ge ...

  28. 100 Hours Of Jackson's Concert Rehearsals Filmed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company producing Michael Jackson's London shows, reportedly filmed all of the star's rehearsals. The promoter apparently has 100 hours of film on Jackson and his shows, including last Wednesday's rehearsal at the Stap ...

  29. AEG: Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Forthcoming

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the group behind a long series of concerts Michael Jackson was to perform in London from next month, expressed its condolences to the late singer's family on Friday and said tickets would be refunded. "On behalf of the entire A ...

  30. Michael Jackson Concerts Face Legal Challenge

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A music promoter has sued to stop Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming his appearances would violate a prior contract. New Jersey-based AllGood Entertainment Inc contends in the lawsuit filed in federal court in New York i ...

  31. Potential Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Sparks Worries

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two live entertainment giants that spent nearly two years maneuvering for advantage are now entwined in an ardent embrace. It surprised no one when the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment triggered an antitrust probe by t ...

  32. AEG Live Florida Announces New Festival

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Florida office of AEG Live has announced that it will produce a one-day music festival at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood, Fla., this September. Further details about Dubfest, including confirmed artists and a specific date, will be anno ...

  33. 'Standing Offer' For Jackson To Play O2

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST There is credence to ongoing speculation that Michael Jackson might be booked for a long engagement at the O2 Arena in London, though no deal has been reached nor performances contracted. But a source confirms that there is a "standing offer ...

  34. Kilimanjaro Completes Booking Team

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live music promoter Kilimanjaro Live has marked its first six months of operations by announcing two new appointments. The London-based company was launched in Feb. 2008 by Stuart Galbraith as a joint venture with AEG Live. Steve Tilley has been r ...

  35. AEG Live Acquires Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has acquired the 1,350-capacity Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 80-year-old venue's existing staff will stay intact under the d ...

  36. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  37. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  38. Update: Ticketmaster, Cablevision/MSGE, AEG Deal

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talk is premature that the deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment and AEG Live is dead. But parts of the pact could be described as "on life support," according to sources. The deal, which would combin ...

  39. Ticketmaster, Cablevision, MSGE, AEG Deal Hits Snag

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the still-uncompleted deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and AEG Live has hit a snag but is still in play. The deal, which would combine the considerable assets of the world's largest ticke ...

  40. Ovesen To Head Up AEG Live In Middle East

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has snapped up the services of Thomas Ovesen, former GM of Mirage Promotions, to oversee the company's Middle Eastern presence. Ovesen will remain based in Dubai, where he will now helm AEG Live's live promotions office. The exe ...

  41. Live Nation CEO Responds To AEG Live Deal

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino has responded to a partnership that could find Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) owner Cablevision acquiring about 49% of AEG Live , the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Grou ...

  42. Promotion Wars

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST News of a blockbuster deal among major players AEG Live, Ticketmaster and Cablevision has sent ripples through the live business. Multiple sources confirm to Billboard that a deal is imminent for Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainmen ...

  43. Galbraith Mounts Return With Kilimanjaro

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation U.K. managing director Stuart Galbraith has resurfaced at the helm of a new promoter/festival organizer, entitled Kilimanjaro Live Ltd. The company's first major promotions will be a run of shows from the Eagles at London&# ...

  44. AEG Live Acquires Seattle Showbox Clubs

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has purchased two of Seattle's largest clubs -- the 1,147-capacity Showbox at the Market, and the 1,511-capacity Showbox SoDo -- from former owner Jeff Steichen, who will stay on a ...

  45. Eagles Run Opens Nokia Theatre At L.A. Live

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles is up and running, now midway through six sellouts by the Eagles that serve as the theater's coming out party. The Eagles stand, with Dixie Chicks opening, began Oct. 18. Reception to the 7,10 ...

  46. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  47. AEG Launches Swedish Arm

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant AEG Live has opened an office in Stockholm to cover Sweden's live-music sector. The new unit, AEG Live Sweden, is headed by managing director David Maloney, reporting to London-based AEG Live Europe managing director R ...

  48. American Music Awards Heads To Nokia L.A.

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and AEG have revealed that the 2007 American Music Awards will be hosted at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in late October. The awards show will be broadcast live Nov. 18 on ABC. Celeb ...

  49. AEG Live Taps Krebs To Book Nokia L.A.

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG Live has appointed industry vet Mike Krebs to VP of booking for the company and its regional promotion division Goldenvoice. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Larry Vallon, senior VP of national booking at AEG Liv ...

  50. AEG Taps Stevens To Oversee New Unit

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing strategy to increase its presence in the live entertainment space, Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has tapped Eric Stevens as president of its new unit AEG Events & Media. In his new role, Stevens wi ...

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