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  1. MSG Names Tad Smith President/CEO, Hank Ratner Vice Chairman

    March 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that former Cablevision executive Tad Smith will succeed Hank Ratner as president/CEO of MSG. Ratner is now vice chairman and joins the company’s board of directors.   Smith, who spent five years wit ...

  2. CBS & Time Warner Cable Find Breakthrough in Fee Dispute

    September 03, 2013 12:30 AM EDT TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable ended their monthlong programming dispute on Monday and resumed broadcasts to millions of homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The agreement ended a blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Melissa Ormond

    November 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST President, MSG Entertainment Tending The Garden Melissa Ormond, a 25-year veteran of the live entertainment business, became president of MSG Entertainment last year after serving as the division's COO since 2008. In her new role, Ormond over ...

  5. Six Questions with James Dolan

    October 10, 2012 6:43 AM EDT He's a blues musician who opens for the Eagles, gets covered by Willie Nelson and is managed by Irving Azoff. And he also happens to have a day job running Cablevision, the Madison Square Garden Co., the New York Knicks and the New York Ran ...

  6. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  7. MSG's Profits More Than Triple in Q4, MSG Entertainment Lags

    August 24, 2012 9:35 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company reported growing profits and rising revenue that easily surpassed analyst expectations in the fourth quarter. The company said its net income for the quarter grew 245 percent from the previous year to $28.6 millio ...

  8. Beacon Theatre Exec Nick Spampanato to Run L.A.'s Forum

    August 07, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Nick Spampanato, GM of the historic Beacon Theatre in New York since 2009, is moving back across the country to oversee the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., for the arena's new owner, MSG Entertainment. Spampanato served as the GM of two fabled Lo ...

  9. Madison Square Garden Acquires L.A. Forum

    June 27, 2012 8:51 AM EDT The owners of New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Tuesday added the Los Angeles Lakers' old stomping grounds, the Fabulous Forum, to its stable of entertainment properties in a $23.5 million deal. The Madison Square Garden Co. will ...

  10. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 04, 2012 7:15 AM EDT British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover S ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: James L. Dolan

    January 26, 2012 8:48 PM EST No. 81 James L. Dolan Executive chairman; president/CEO Madison Square Garden Co. Cablevision Systems The Big Show... In a city full of power players, few loom larger than James (Jim) Dolan, the man who runs Madison Square Garden and its affiliate ...

  12. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  13. Liana Huth Farnham Named SVP, Partnerships and Events at Fuse

    October 19, 2011 11:08 AM EDT Fuse has named Liana Huth Farnham senior vice president, partnerships and events. She will report to the company's Executive Vice President and General Manager David Clark. In this role, Huth will work closely with all Fuse departments and pl ...

  14. Business Matters: Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now

    August 29, 2011 10:31 PM EDT Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now -- Did Spotify make a profit in 2010? It's a nice question, but ultimately one that doesn't matter much. The company is growing quickly and it no doubt has enough capital ...

  15. James Dolan, Cablevision President and CEO, Joins Live Nation Board

    July 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation was elected to the Live Nation board of directors on Tuesday, according to documents filed with the SEC Thursday. The addition adds substantial media heft to the ...

  16. Viacom Sues Cablevision over iPad Streams

    June 24, 2011 8:33 AM EDT NEW YORK - Viacom Inc sued Cablevision Systems Corp to halt what it called the unauthorized streaming of its programing on devices such as Apple Inc's iPad. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, one day after court doc ...

  17. MSGE President Jay Marciano Resigns, Moving To AEG Europe

    March 28, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment President Jay Marciano has resigned from that position and will be named CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Europe, sources told Billboard.biz. He will replace David Campbell, who left that position at AE ...

  18. Dispute Between Time Warner & Sinclair Broadcast Group May Jeopardize Broadcast of Bowl Games And 'Glee' (Gasp!)

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The dust-up between Sinclair and Time Warner is one of a ...

  19. MSG Entertainment Revenue Up, Operating Losses Persist

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madison Square Garden Entertainment, the live events division of Madison Square Garden, Inc., raised its top line revenue but the bottom line continued to suffer in their recent earnings report. In the quarter ended September 30, MSG Entertainment ...

  20. Fuse To Air Live Broadcast Of Maroon 5 Show In July

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's July 27 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York will be broadcast live on the Fuse cable network as part of its "Fuse Presents" concert series. Tickets to the show won't be sold to public. Instead, they will be ...

  21. Oscars Saved: WABC Restored On Cablevision

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just as the Academy Awards telecast on ABC was getting under way, the network's flagship station WABC was back on Cablevision. "We have made significant progress and have reached an agreement in principle," WABC general manager Rebe ...

  22. Jay-Z Charity Concert Planned For Sept. 11

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z today formally unveiled plans for a charity concert called "Answer The Call" to take place at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sept. 11. All tickets will be priced at $50, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concer ...

  23. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  24. Cable Vet Gavin Harvey Joins Fuse

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year-long hiatus, former Versus/OLN president Gavin Harvey has resurfaced in the cable network space, joining Cablevision's music network Fuse as executive VP and GM. Harvey left Versus last summer, when the New York-based sports chan ...

  25. Briefs: MSG, OurStage, Don Ienner, CMX, Spotify

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for a venue in Washington D.C. "According to sources close to the company, MSG would open a venue of a 6,000 seats or more, requiring up to 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit ...

  26. Briefs: Cablevision, 'Free,' Zune HD

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Financial Times believes Cablevision's spin-off of Madison Square Garden Entertainment may lead to greater consolidation in the live events business and Pali's Richard Greenfield believes AEG may have interest in acquiring MSG. MS ...

  27. Cablevision Execs Discuss Value In MSG Spin-Off

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision Systems Corporation executives discussed the potential value in spinning-off its Madison Square Garden business, during an earnings call yesterday with investors. "As a relatively small portion of Cablevision's consolidated r ...

  28. Madison Square Garden Spin-Off Approved

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The board of directors for Cablevision Systems Corporation has authorized the company's management to move forward with the spin-off of the Madison Square Garden (MSG) business to Cablevision stockholders, it was announced today (July 30). Th ...

  29. Luxury 'Supersuite' At New Madison Square Garden

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A "supersuite" that could hold 300 people and luxury suites with kitchens, full bars and fireplaces will be offered to big spenders at the new Madison Square Garden, officials said in an update of plans to upgrade the 41-year-old arena. ...

  30. Briefs: RIAA, Seatwave, Napster

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In response to an op-ed from Charles Nesson, the Harvard Law professor who is representing Joel Tenenbaum in a file-sharing case, the general counsel to the RIAA , Steven Marks, lays out a fair and well-written defense of the RIAA's anti-p ...

  31. Cablevision Looks To Spin Off MSG, Posts Profit

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision Systems Corp floated a plan to spin off of its Madison Square Garden business, which includes its New York Knicks basketball team and Radio City Music Hall, and it posted a first-quarter profit. Shares jumped as much as 18% on Thursday ...

  32. MSG To Consider Live Nation Ticketing Pact?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision CEO and Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan commented during a Goldman Sachs conference in New York that MSG Entertainment's contract with Ticketmaster has expired and that the company would consider using Live Nation for fut ...

  33. Beacon Theatre To Undergo $15 Million Restoration

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has announced plans to invest $15 million into restoring the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The restoration project will span about six months, with plans to re-open the 2,800-seat venue in February 200 ...

  34. MSGE Expands Boston Footprint

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has inked a multi-year co-booking arrangement with the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will bring additional broad-based performances to Citi Center's 3,600 ...

  35. Garden Party For Former Sony BMG Exec Farnham

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will officially announce today what many have known for a while: former Sony BMG exec Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Farnham will be responsible for th ...

  36. MSG Entertainment Restructures Executive Team

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As New York-based MSG Entertainment continues to grow its brand beyond the New York metro area, the live entertainment company has reorganized its operations with a newly expanded executive team of music industry veterans. - Melissa Ormond has bee ...

  37. Fuse Gears Up for Lollapalooza

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fuse, the music channel in the midst of a re-branding campaign, has signed on as one of the sponsors of this year's Lollapalooza Festival. The channel, similar to what it did for the recent Bonnaroo festival earlier this year, will broadcast ...

  38. Madison Square Garden Aligns With Azoff-led Front Line

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has acquired a minority equity interest in Front Line Management, the Irving Azoff-led management firm held by IAC and Warner Music Group. Front Line represents a wide range of major artists, including the Eagles, Jimmy Buffe ...

  39. Cablevision CEO's Band Benefits Kidney Foundation

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By day, Jim Dolan keeps busy as president/CEO of Cablevision and chairman of Madison Square Garden. And by night he lets loose as guitarist/vocalist for blues-rock band JD & the Straight Shot. On June 24, in conjunction with the release of its ...

  40. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  41. MSGE's Xmas Spectacular Sets Stage For More National Tours

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment's plan to launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular (billboard.biz, April 30) is the latest move in an increasingly aggressive posture that will see the company launch other tou ...

  42. Radio City Christmas Spectacular To Hit The Road

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) will launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season, Billboard.biz has learned. The $25 million production will be geared specifically for arenas and play 18 ci ...

  43. MSGE, Chicago Theatre Deal Made Official

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though the word has been out since last fall, Madison Square Garden Entertainment officially announced today that it has closed the deal to acquire the Chicago Theatre for an undisclosed price . MSGE, the live entertainment arm of Cablevision Syst ...

  44. The Bowery Presents Expands Into N.J.

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The historic 2,000-capacity Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., will re-open its doors this fall under a recently formed partnership between the principals of New York-based independent concert promoter the Bowery Presents and longtime promoter A ...

  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. 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 ...

  47. Speakers Weigh Financial Rewards Of Touring

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A healthy live show marketplace is spurring innovation in creating new revenue streams and new types of revenue producing shows. That was one of the topics at the "Coming To You Live: The Financial Rewards Of Touring" panel at the Billbo ...

  48. Billboard Music & Money Keynote: Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a wide ranging interview/keynote at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium in New York, Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty emphasized that the concert business is healthy, but going forward would need new approaches to keep it relevant. “The ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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