Charlie Walker

  1. Biz Video: The 3 Charlies of C3 on Lollapalooza's Record-Breaking Success, 'Over-Sponsorship,' Global Expansion

    August 05, 2013 1:40 PM EDT “It’s rare that we’re ever in the same town, let alone the same place at one time,” Charlie Jones said as his C3 founding partners Charlie Walker and Charles Attal joined him backstage at Lollapalooza Sunday afternoon (Aug. 4). Sitting down wit ...

  2. Metallica’s Orion Fest Moves to Detroit – C3’s Charlie Walker Explains Why

    February 25, 2013 6:44 PM EST Accessibility and affordability were key factors that led to a location change for Metallica's second Orion Music + More festival.   Though last year's inaugural event at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. -- which drew 50,000 people ov ...

  3. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  4. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  5. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  6. Backbeat: Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, Many More at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 13, 2012 10:35 AM EST Billboard's Ray Waddell cuts loose with Kenny Chesney after the Touring Awards. (Photo: Ryan Muir) The 9th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recove ...

  7. Mark Cuban, Guggenheim's Todd Boehly, Charlie Walker, More Talk EDM and Investing at Touring Conference

    November 11, 2012 2:13 PM EST Full House: The room was packed for "Spinning The Turnstiles In New Directions: New Partners & Strategies in the Live Music Space" (Photo: Michael Seto) Sure, EDM is all the rage on the touring and festival circuit right now -- but w ...

  8. C3 Expands Relationship With Lollapalooza Brazil Partner GEO

    October 16, 2012 7:05 AM EDT (Photo: Rafael Canas) C3 Presents has expanded on its venture with Lollapalooza Brazil partner GEO, the live entertainment division of Globo Organization, Brazil's leading sports, media and entertainment firm. C3's new joint venture GEO ...

  9. AEG and C3 Presents Acquire Front Gate Tickets

    September 13, 2012 4:41 PM EDT AEG and Outbox Enterprises have formed a joint venture with C3 Presents to purchase Austin, Texas-based Front Gate Tickets whereby they will jointly own the ticketing company and together develop ticketing solutions primarily targeted toward the f ...

  10. C3's Charlie Walker on How Metallica's Orion Music + More Fest Was Curated

    February 17, 2012 7:49 PM EST When Metallica recently announced that its first North American music festival would feature appearances by indie-centric bands like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Best Coast, some questioned how those artists would go over with dyed-in-the-wool ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 33 Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker Partners C3 Presents Twitter: @C3Concerts Private Shows, Festivals, Independent Spirits... Led by partners Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker, Austin-based C3 Presents was in 20 ...

  12. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  13. Billboard.biz Q&A: Lollapalooza Producers C3 Presents

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Chicago is hovering on the brink of its fifth Lollapalooza in the city's Grant Park, all three partners in producers C3 Presents - Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker - are in the Windy City about to tee up what may be the most ...

  14. Summer 2009 Preview: Why The Concert Is Looking Up

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In an episode of "The Sopranos," Steve Van Zandt's character Silvio Dante memorably reassures Tony Soprano that two businesses continue to thrive during a recession: "Entertainment, and our thing." The two ventures have so ...

  15. Opry Star Charlie Walker Dies

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Walker died this morning (Sept.12) in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tenn. Walker, 81, had recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Connie, as well as 10 children: Ronnie, Cindy, A ...

  16. C3 Presents To Book Chicago’s Congress Theatre

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents continues to expand its Chicago presence with a new exclusive, multi-year booking agreement with the Congress Theatre, a 4,200-seater that has been an open room in the past. The deal is effective immediately. It's the ...

  17. Lolla Organizer Eliminates Ticket Service Fees

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza producer C3 Presents will offer tickets at a service charge free price for this year's annual summer event, to be held Aug. 3-5 at Chicago's Grant Park, Billboard.biz has learned. The official Lollapalooza lineup won't ...

  18. Live Nation Reorganizes, Eskowitz Promoted

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has consolidated its North American Music operations under the leadership of Bruce Eskowitz, who has been promoted to the newly created position of CEO, North American Music. The reorganization, which comes in the wake of the departure ...

  19. Clear Channel Restructuring Promotion Arm

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a major restructuring of its music division, Clear Channel Entertainment will resurrect some of the most well-known promoter names in concert history, Billboard.biz has learned. Also part of the re In a major restructuring of its music division ...