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  1. Report: Nashville Venue Starwood Sold

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Live Nation has reached a deal to sell its Nashville market shed, Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, Tenn. Nashville developer Vastland Realty Group paid $4.2 million for the 65-acre Starwood site, the Nashville Tennessean reports, cit ...

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Paul Tollett

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Tollett has always been a concert promoter with vision. After taking an $800,000 hit on the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, the president of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice never lost hope. "It seemed like $8 mi ...

  3. Live Nation Ups Venue Execs

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of three executives in its venue divisions. Karl Adams has been promoted to senior VP of venues for the company's Chicago region. In his new role, ...

  4. Razor & Tie, Starbucks Team For Festival Release

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie is partnering with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release a two CD version of the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 7. In addition to Starbucks stores, the 26-song, two CD set, will be available simultaneously at other ret ...

  5. Live Nation Inks Hollywood Palladium Deal

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a long-term lease to operate, manage and exclusively book the 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. In Southern California, Los Angeles-based Live Nation owns and/or operates venues including the House of Blues ...

  6. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. In New York that concept will debut on April 11 wi ...

  7. Hollywood Bowl Reveals Summer Line-Up

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Decemberists, Queen Latifah, Diana Krall, B.B. King, Macy Gray and Rufus Wainwright are among the artists set for Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl 2007 summer concert schedule, revealed today (March 7). The Bowl's summer session spans 14 ...

  8. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. In December, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Santana and the Do ...

  9. Nederlander Taps Palazzo As Senior Director Of Talent

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has appointed Paola Palazzo as its new senior director of talent. She will be based at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles and report to executive VP Ken Scher. In her new role, Palazzo will book and promote events ...

  10. Live Nation Venues Up For Sale

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is looking to shed some sheds. As part of an ongoing evaluation of its real estate holdings, the world's largest promoter and venue operator confirms it did list Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Deer Creek Amphitheatre) in ...

  11. Mana Plans U.S. Jaunt

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST -show stint starts Feb. 10 in San Diego. Mexican pop rock band Mana has revealed the dates of its 2007 tour, its first U.S. bout in three years. The group will kick-off its 19-show stint Feb. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena, and will play a tot ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. AEG, Citizen Bank Reveal Naming Deal

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the city of Ontario, Calif., have entered into a 10-year naming rights deal with the Citizen Business Bank, for an upcoming 11,000-seat sports and entertainment Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the city ...

  14. Hollywood Bowl Breaks Summer Records

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the second summer season in a row, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles has broken attendance and sales records. In a span of 12 weeks, from June 23 to Sept. 24, the 17,300-seat outdoor venue self-pr For the second summer season in a row, the Hol ...

  15. AEG, DEAG Forge JV For Germany

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DEAG anticipates 'significant' boost. Concert promoting giants Deutsche Entertainment AG and Anschutz Entertainment Group have forged an alliance for the German touring market. In a statement, Berlin-based DEAG says it will be the " ...

  16. Nashville Scene

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that is slated to become a full-length concert DVD. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Dierks Bentley recently filmed a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver that ...

  17. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Staged April 27 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. Staged April 27 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. News ...

  18. Live Nation, Anaheim Pond Enter Deal

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anaheim Arena Management, the management company for the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (Calif.), has entered into an exclusive booking arrangement with Live Nation for the Theatre at the Pond. Anaheim Arena Management, the management company for the A ...

  19. ASCAP Readies 'I Create Music' Expo

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual membership meeting set for April 20. ASCAP kicks off its "I Create Music" expo with the performing rights organization's annual membership meeting Thursday (April 20) in Los Angeles. The organization will present a special le ...

  20. KCRW Host Chris Douridas Arrested

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allegedly drugged a 14-year-old girl. Trendsetting KCRW Santa Monica host Chris Douridas was arrested more than a week ago on suspicion of drugging a 14-year-old girl and attempting to kidnap her, according to several published reports. Douridas, ...

  21. Nederlander Names Friedman New CEO

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former HOB exec takes reins Jan. 19. Former House Of Blues executive VP Adam Friedman has been named CEO of Nederlander Concerts, effective Jan. 19. Friedman will report to James M. Nederlander, chairman of the Nederlander Organization, and will b ...

  22. Arrowhead Pond, Avalon Partner For Concert Combo

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'OC Pass' offers special package at 15% discount. Anaheim Arena Management, LLC and Avalon Attractions have partnered to create the “Ultimate OC Concert Pass” to the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, ...

  23. Silva Hires Talent Buyer To Oversee Divisions

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Herz was among the CCE layoffs. Promoter/manager Bill Silva has hired talent buyer Eric Herz to oversee his Silva Touring/Bill Silva Presents divisions. Herz, a former Avalon Attractions and Metropolitan Entertainment executive, previously bo ...

  24. L.A. Mayor Courting Production

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to keep film and television production in the city by waiving fees and offering a tax incentive. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed Oct. 20 to k ...

  25. Pryor Sues UMG Over Sales

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without having the license to do so. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for a ...

  26. Scene & Heard

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It is a war-torn 3069: Tattered survivors are hungry, ravaged, neglected. Enter Charles Manson, played by Billie Joe Armstrong, as the messiah. Read Margo Whitmire's column. It is a war-torn 3069: Tattered survivors are hungry, ravaged, negle ...

  27. Audit Bad News For Clear Channel

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Presents and its parent company Clear Channel Entertainment have shortchanged Mountain View, Calif., by at least $3.6 million since 1999, according to an independent audit, city officials NASHVILLE -- Bill Graham Presents and its paren ...

  28. Calif. Incentive Bill Delayed

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Political wrangling prevented California's incentive plan from being ratified by the Sept. 8 deadline, prompting Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to instead shore up support ahead of next year's budget n LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  29. California Schools Select Cdigix

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal brings its services to 33 campuses statewide. The University of California and California State University systems have selected Cdigix as the official provider of legal digital entertainment services throughout their combined 33 campuses sta ...

  30. Grove Of Anaheim To Stay With Nederlander

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Extension to December 31, 2010. The Nederlander Organization has extended its management agreement for the Grove of Anaheim, Calif., for another five years. The City of Anaheim has agreed to extend Nederlander's initial three-year contract, w ...

  31. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. News Janis Joplin ...

  32. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. H ...

  33. BVHE Names Senior Operations VP

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buena Vista Home Entertainment has named Steven Dahl senior VP of operations. Dahl, who will be based in Burbank, Calif., will be in charge of BVHE supply chain functions including shipping and distri Buena Vista Home Entertainment has named Steve ...

  34. Cal. Senator Says Production Bill 'Best Attempt' At Solution

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An amendment to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's planned California production incentive was released suddenly and quietly, confusing even some of those in the Hollywood community who are helping to draft (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An amendment ...

  35. Higher Ground

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Christian artists Amy Grant and Bart Millard are each working on their own TV pilot. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Christian artists Amy Grant and Bart Millard are each working on their own TV pilot. Read Deborah Evans Price's colum ...

  36. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal NASHVILLE -- Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp ...

  37. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitar-maker scores 10-year deal for L.A. venue. Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universa ...

  38. L.A. Mayor Offers Production Rebate; Governor's Plan Up Next

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn unveiled a new motion-picture production incentive plan March 17 to complement the more wide-ranging package under consideration by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Ang ...

  39. HOB Plans San Diego Opening

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST House of Blue's ninth club will open in May in San Diego. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, it will include a multi-level music hall with a capacity of about 1,100. House of Blue's ninth club will open in May in San Diego. The club, locate ...

  40. AEG-TV Events To Get DiscLive CDs

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD specialist DiscLive, has inked a deal to produce collectible CDs for AEG-TV, a creator and distributor of pay-per-view TV programming and cinema premieres Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD ...

  41. HOB Concerts Sale Heating Up

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. A deal to purchase House of Blues Concerts is on the fast-track, with bids coming in from several high-profile parties, sources say. Among those conducting due diligence and putting together bids are Cle ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. HOB's Wojas Joins Viejas

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST John Wojas, formerly VP for House of Blues Concerts in San Diego, has joined Viejas Entertainment, based in nearby La Mesa, Calif., in a move that could heat up the promoter competition in the market. John Wojas, formerly VP for House of Blues Con ...

  44. Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California surf music sound, died at his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwr ...

  45. New Cal. Law ID's File Sharers

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up efforts to track down illegal file sharers. NEW YORK -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up efforts to track down illegal file sharers. Schwarzenegger signed a new bill Sept. 21 t ...

  46. New California Law ID's File Sharers

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up efforts to track down illegal file sharers. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up efforts to track down illegal file sharers. Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 21) signed a new bill t ...

  47. Latin Grammys Ratings Dip

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium ...

  48. Latin Grammys

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Awards, which take place Sept. 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, have always billed themselves as an international event. The fifth annual edition is no exception. The Latin Grammy Awards, which take place Sept. 1 at the ...

  49. Electric Prunes Stewing Over Royalty Payments

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher claiming that their record and publishing royalties have LOS ANGELES -- Members of the '60s ga ...

  50. Jimmy Buffett

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The tropical troubadour interprets some of his favorite songs, plus a few new originals The tropical troubadour interprets some of his favorite songs, plus a few new originals News ...

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