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  1. 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 ...

  2. AEG Live, Ticketmaster, Cablevision Deal In The Works

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple sources confirm to Billboard.biz that a deal is imminent for a partnership of Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment owner Cablevision to acquire about 49% of AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Gr ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Deals Of The Century: Live Nation And AEG Live

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a music business where nothing is certain, the Jonas Brothers are about as close to a sure thing as exists. They're the kind of act a promoter would like to be in bed with well beyond a one-night stand. That's because they sell record ...

  5. 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&# ...

  6. The Year In Music & Touring 2007: Bumps In The Road

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The touring industry continues its roller-coaster ride in 2007, with North American concert dollars and attendance down double digits after a record year in 2006. The final numbers tallied from Billboard Boxscore reports in 2007 are eye-opening: N ...

  7. The Police Score Top-Grossing Tour Of '07

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 with a gross that has passed $212 million and is still climbing. The global tour few thought would ever happen moved more than 1.8 million tickets, according to Billboard Boxscore, prior to the Boxscor ...

  8. Billboard, AEG Align For 2008 Awards Show

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard will unveil a new music awards show in 2008, produced in collaboration with AEG Live, the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based promotion giant AEG. The partnership is a result of the recently formed exclusive strategic allian ...

  9. 'Dancing With The Stars' Gears Up For Tour

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" heats up, the cast of the ABC television show will gear up for a 37-date tour beginning Dec. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle, and wrapping Feb. 10 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. T ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. FameCast Adds Armed Forces Stage

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In honor of Memorial Day, music talent competition Web site FameCast will add an Armed Forces stage to its existing 12 genre platforms. U.S. military personnel will now have their own digital stage to upload video music performances to the FameCas ...

  14. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. Los Angeles-based AEG Live, the producer and promoter ...

  15. Prince To Rule London With Summer Concert Dates

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince has committed to a blockbuster, 21-date stretch performing in London this summer. The Earth Tour will kick off Aug. 1 with seven dates at the new 17,000-plus capacity venue O2 Arena, which will open its doors for the first time the previous ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Rock On The Range Set For Ohio

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top, Evanescence and Velvet Revolver are among the acts scheduled to play this year's inaugural Rock on the Range festival, set for May 19 at the 22,555-seat Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The one-day music event, produced by Rig ...

  18. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  19. Veteran Tour Producer Bonafede Dies

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Sal Bonafede passed away late Wednesday (Feb. 14) night at his home in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, sons Jeff and Chris, and his four grandchildren. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bonafede wo ...

  20. Goldenvoice Launches Alternative Unit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, revealed today (Feb. 5) the launch of Art Show, a national alternative touring division to be headed by industry vet Elyse Rogers. Art Show will make its debut this spring with a three-month ...

  21. AEG Live Links With In The City

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has partnered with In The City for the two-day U.S. edition of the annual Manchester, England-based music convention. The inaugural In the City of New York will take place June 13-14. It will host approximately 500 music industry professi ...

  22. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  23. ON THE ROAD: DIXIE CHICKS TOUR STILL ROLLING

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tales of the death of the Dixie Chicks tour have been greatly exaggerated. The numbers aren't in the ballpark of the trio's 2003 tour—which grossed more than $62 million (tops for country that year) Tales of the death of the Dixie Chicks ...

  24. On The Road

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Waddell's column. It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Wadd ...

  25. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  26. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  27. Wembley Stadium In Talks Over Summer Concerts

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium about the future of a string of high-profile concerts which are booked for the venue this summer. Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium ...

  28. Wembley Stadium In Talks Over Summer Concerts

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium about the future of a string of high-profile concerts which are booked for the venue this summer. Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium ...

  29. AEG Live Exec Moves To CenterStaging

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tommy Nast appointed to new post. Tommy Nast has been appointed to the new post of executive VP of business development for CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of CenterStaging Corp. Nast will be based at in Burbank, CA and he re ...

  30. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  31. Wed: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'concert promoter role getting edged out.' The role of a concert promoter may be getting edged out, according to participants at the "Rock This Town" panel at today's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Aw ...

  32. Bon Jovi Album Launch To Hit Times Square

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 19 at Nokia's Theater. Bon Jovi will be the first band to rock the new Nokia Theatre Times Square with a live launch of their new Island Records album "Have a Nice Day" on Sept. 19. The album's launch will b ...

  33. Nokia Theatre Times Square To Open In Sept.

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September. Tickets for many shows are already set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operat The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Sq ...

  34. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  35. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  36. U.K. Vet Hallett Joins AEG Live

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. Veteran U.K. promoter Rob Hallett has been named senior VP of international for AEG Live, Billboard.biz has learned. Hallett joins AEG Live from the Mean Fiddler Group, where he was head of music and board directo ...

  37. N.A. Touring Biz Flat In 2004

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business rallied from a dismal summer to post a tiny increase of 0.2% for the year, according to Billboard Boxscore. Total grosses for 2004 were $2.22 billion. The North American concert business rallied from a dismal su ...

  38. Touring Execs, Promoters Stress Cooperation

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called upon the touring industry to come together and make the business stronger today (Nov. 9) at the Billboard Backstage Pass Conference in New York. Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called up ...

  39. New Orleans Jazz Fest Sticks With Producer

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The board of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation voted Sept. 9 to negotiate a new contract with Festival Productions Inc., which has produced the the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival since The board of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage ...

  40. AEG Unveils Big Plans For L.A. Complex

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) for a billion-dollar, music-driven development in the footprint of L.A.'s Staples Center will create a West Coast equivalent of Times Square, according to R Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AE ...

  41. Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Summer Dates

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2075363">As first tipped here in January</A>, Simon &amp; Garfunkel will extend their hugely success As first tipped here ...

  42. AEG Live Snags HOB's Vallon

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Larry Vallon is the latest high-profile concert business executive to join AEG Live in Los Angeles. Vallon has been named AEG Live's senior VP of national booking Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Lar ...

  43. Twista Capitalizes On 'Kamikaze' With Tour

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the wake of his exploding record in "Kamikaze" (Atlantic), Twista will tour U.S. theaters this spring, before heading overseas. "Kamikaze" has sold more than 700,000 units in four weeks, according In the wake of his explodin ...

  44. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

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