Ari Emanuel

  1. 'Harlem Shake' 2.0? '#Selfie' Is Going Viral With Slick Marketing

    March 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST This article first appeared in the March 8th issue of Billboard Magazine. You can buy it here , and subscribe right here . The “selfie” has become so ubiquitous that Oxford Dictionaries named the term its 2013 Word of the Year. Rising DJ duo The C ...

  2. WME Names Peter Klein, Former Microsoft Exec, as CFO for Merged WME/IMG

    December 23, 2013 5:01 PM EST Peter Klein will be the CFO of the merged WME and IMG, as well. On the heels of its $2.4 billion acquisition of IMG, WME has hired former Microsoft CFO Peter Klein as its new finance chief, WME said Monday. Related WME to Acquire Rival Firm IMG Wo ...

  3. WME to Acquire Rival Firm IMG Worldwide, Home of Taylor Swift and Timberlake

    December 18, 2013 11:54 AM EST The agency beat out rival bidders CVC Capital, Chernin Entertainment and a consortium of ICM Partners and the Carlyle Group. WME and its stakeholder Silver Lake Partners have announced an agreement to acquire IMG Worldwide, a rival talent agency a ...

  4. Live Nation's Banner Year Brings Azoff-Emanuel Feud To Light

    June 27, 2013 1:00 PM EDT A report in last week's  Financial Times recounting Live Nation’s banner year has inadvertently brought to light a simmering feud between the company’s former CEO Irving Azoff and current board member Ari Emanuel.   The FT story detailed Li ...

  5. Backbeat: Lance Bass, Mario, Guggenheim, theAudience Execs Kick Off Coca-Cola's AMA Pre-Party

    November 18, 2012 12:16 PM EST Rain may have dampened L.A.'s downtown streets, but that didn't stop American Music Awards pre-show red carpet hosts Lance Bass, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds (90210) from hitting the town Saturday. Guests exchanged their wet footwear for ...

  6. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  7. Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning on Airtime, Spotify's Similarities to Napster, Working With the 'Legendary' Bob Pittman

    June 06, 2012 2:18 PM EDT "I don't think I've ever been this tired," Sean Parker said Tuesday afternoon. It was nearly three hours after he and Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning officially unveiled new social video-chat service Airtime at a technical-dif ...