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  1. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  2. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Revealed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will give full refunds to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the O2 Arena. The refund ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Person Close To Jacksons: Will, AEG Role Unclear

    June 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Most of Michael Jackson's family members have gathered in their Encino compound, where they are contemplating funeral arrangements and caring for his three children. They are feeling confused, upset and angry by the lack of information about ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Full Coverage: Pop Icon Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Memorial Ends With Star's Kids On Stage July 07, 2009 An emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson has concluded in Los Angeles. Facebook Flooded With Jackson Updates July 07, 2009 The King of Pop is more popular than the leader o ...

  7. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

  8. Pop Legend Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson brings to a sudden end the life of a performer who captivated pop audiences with the Jackson 5 and matured into a performer of electric charisma and unprecedented crossover appeal, before living out his final years as ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  11. Michael Jackson Delays Opening Of London Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has pushed back the opening four nights of his residency at London's O2 arena, with show promoters and producers AEG Live citing the "sheer magnitude of the concerts" for the delay. The first date of the "This I ...

  12. Michael Jackson Rehearsals Moving Forward

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is four weeks into rehearsals in Burbank, Calif., more than $85 million is in the bank from ticket sales, and the King of Pop's return to the stage for 50 shows at London's O2 Arena is looking increasingly like it will ha ...

  13. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazzfest Attendance

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April ...

  14. Festival Season Starts With Optimism Despite Economic Challenges

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on ...

  15. Santana To Begin Las Vegas Residency In May

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be setting up shop in Las Vegas this May through a multi year agreement with concert promotion company AEG Live. Beginning May 27, the recently opened 4,007-capacity Joint in Las Vegas "will be the only place west of the M ...

  16. Tool, Widespread Panic, Fray Onboard For Mile High Fest

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray will headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relen ...

  17. Michael Jackson Sells Out 50 O2 Arena Shows

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Michael Jackson's run of 50 O2 Arena shows in London sold out in hours today (March 13) after the general sale opened to the public. Promoters AEG Live and Ticketmaster said in a statement that a total of 750,000 tickets have now ...

  18. Jackson Run At 50, Secondary Market Causes Issues

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Five new shows have been added to Michael Jackson's London run, bringing the total to 50, according to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the shows. "We stopped it at 45 in the pre-sale to save shows for the public on sale, whi ...

  19. Updated: Jackson To Play 45 O2 Shows

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has now added 35 more concerts to his residency at London's O2 Arena following strong demand for the pre-sale tickets. The run of shows will now stretch into 2010. Pre-sale tickets for the AEG Live-promoted residency went on s ...

  20. Jackson Confirms O2 Dates

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has confirmed the dates for his London residency at the O2 Arena in July as fans await to see whether they will be among the first to have the opportunity to buy tickets. After announcing the 10-date run and the opening July 8 show ...

  21. Ticketmaster: AEG May Cancel If Merger Succeeds

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's chief executive sought Thursday to allay antitrust fears over the ticket seller's planned merger with concert promoter Live Nation by revealing that a major venue operator has threatened to cancel its contract if the merge ...

  22. Festivals Return Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale music festivals are returning for a second year despite a ...

  23. Touring Execs Weigh Grammy Impact

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A recent study by Billboard parent the Nielsen Co. has examined the impact the Grammy nominations, wins and television performances have on album and digital sales (Billboard, Feb. 7). But what's the result on an artist's touring busines ...

  24. AEG Live CEO Refutes Exit Speculation

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips refutes media speculation that he might be leaving his post to focus more on artist management. "I just completed the first year of a new five-year contract," Phillips tells Billboard.biz. "I am not going ...

  25. Live Nation, AEG Reps Discuss Azoff Deal

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group could have a big impact on Live Nation's summer amphitheater touring season, according to AEG Live CEO Randy ...

  26. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  27. Ticketmaster To Buy Majority Of Front Line Management

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Front Line Management Group Inc., is the latest nuke in the ongoing struggle for supremacy between Live Nation and what will be known as Ticketmaster Entertainme ...

  28. AEG's Moore Rises To CMA President

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Moore, senior VP of AEG Live, is the new president of the board of the Country Music Association (CMA). He will succeed Lyric Street and Carolwood Records president Randy Goodman, who will serve as chairman of the board of the CMA when the n ...

  29. Taylor Swift Lines Up 2009 Trek

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TMG/AEG Live will produce the upcoming Taylor Swift tour, set to begin in early 2009 and hit secondary markets, Billboard.biz has learned. While Swift has performed headlining shows, it's her first tour as a headliner. Houston-based TMG/AEG L ...

  30. Conga Room, Goldenvoice Sign Booking Deal

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music venue and restaurant the Conga Room, part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project in Los Angeles, has signed an exclusive deal with AEG Live concert promotion arm Goldenvoice for exclusive talent booking. Goldenv ...

  31. Promotores Unidos, AEG Live Onboard For Billboard Regional Event

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has joined forces with Latin concert promotion association Promotores Unidos and AEG Live to produce Billboard Regional Mexicano Noche Premmusa. The event, taking place Oct. 8 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, will feature performances by ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. And, with major tours underway after the cutoff dates for our midyear charts, more h ...

  34. Cocker To Headline New Israel Fest

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Israel has a new summer festival. Organizers have booked Joe Cocker to headline the inaugural Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins Aug. 26 at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in the Gilboa municipality of northern Israel. The t ...

  35. Touring Briefs: AEG Live, McCartney, Honda Center

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Live has partnered with global presenter ThemeSTAR to develop and secure intellectual property rights to produce and present family entertainment events in arenas around the world. Financial terms of the new venture, dubbed AEG ThemeSTAR, w ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. LAMC Announces Lineup

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh and DJ Bitman will play Central Park's SummerStage July 12 as part of the 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. The July 8-12 conference's other performances include Brazilian Gi ...

  38. Galbraith On Board With Bloodstock

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British promoter and festival organizer Stuart Galbraith, founder of Kilimanjaro Live, has joined the board of the U.K.'s Bloodstock Open Air metal festival. Galbraith rose to the top of the game in Britain, where he has served as managing di ...

  39. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  40. Diamond Set For North American Summer Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live, on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets go on sale in some markets beginning April 28, preceded by an American Express presale. Last Tuesday, Diamond announced h ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  43. Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty Lead Mile High Festival

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include John Mayer, ...

  44. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. As previously reported , Jack Johnson ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Touring Briefs: Raven-Symone, Summer Camp Fest, Essence Fest

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Actress/singer Raven-Symoné will embark on a 55-date U.S. arena tour, beginning April 26 at Orlando, Fla.'s UCF Arena, and wrapping July 13 at Sacramento, Calif.'s ARCO Arena. The nationwide "Pajama Party" trek, produced by ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Appelbaum Named Publisher

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard Veteran Returns to Brand Howard Appelbaum has been named vice president and publisher of Billboard. Appelbaum first came to Billboard in 1998 as associate publisher of Marketing for Billboard, and was quickly promoted to vice president o ...

  50. NME Plans U.S. Awards

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23. The announcement arrives on the ...

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