Clear Channel Communications

  1. Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats

    January 11, 2014 5:06 PM EST Ian Rogers, in his black hoodie and skate shoes, looks more like a college grad student than the chief executive officer of Beats Music, a position he assumed almost exactly a year ago. Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk Through Beats Music Launch ...

  2. Alex Pham's Digital Notes: Madonna Leverages BitTorrent, Linkin Park Streams on Xbox, Brian Frank Exits Beats Music

    September 17, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Madonna Leverages BitTorrent The queen of pop is the latest established artist to use BitTorrent. In Madonna's case, she will be releasing a free BitTorrent Bundle containing a 17-minute film entitled "secretprohectrevolution" tha ...

  3. Katz Radio Group Appoints Mark Rosenthal as CEO

    September 04, 2013 12:59 PM EDT Katz Media Group, the first media representation firm in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (itself a division of CC Media Holdings), has named former Current Media CEO and MTV Networks president Mark Rosenthal as the new ...

  4. The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Industry Forward?

    May 08, 2013 3:37 PM EDT Imagine a day when you can sidle into your car, tell it where to go and, as the car drives itself to your chosen destination,  catch up on your Facebook feeds as you  enjoy a playlist that's personalized for whatever mood you happen to be ...

  5. Facebook to Music App Developers: You Need Us

    November 06, 2012 4:28 PM EST Facebook on Tuesday trumpeted its track record as a platform for music applications not named Spotify. In a post entitled, "Facebook Timeline Apps and Music, A Year Later," Facebook engineer Lincoln Hochberg singled out six music apps th ...

  6. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy 'Coming Together' Benefit Raises $23 Mil; Internet Radio Bill; Meek Mill & Rod Stewart

    November 05, 2012 8:04 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MARY J. BLIGE, CHRISTINA AGUILERA PLAY 'COMING TOGETHER' BENEFIT, HELP RAISE $23 MILLION: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blig ...

  7. Clear Channel Parent Posts Improved Third-Quarter Results

    November 02, 2012 11:28 AM EDT CC Media Holdings, the parent company of radio giant Clear Channel Communications, on Friday reported slightly higher first-quarter revenue and a narrowed loss. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco. ...

  8. Backbeat: Rolfe Kent Receives Career Achievement Honor at BMI Film and TV Awards

    May 17, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards. (Photo: Randall Michelson/Wire Image) ...

  9. Clear Channel Parent Company Posts Higher Revenue, But First-Quarter Loss

    May 04, 2012 10:54 AM EDT CC Media Holdings, the parent of radio giant Clear Channel Communications, on Friday reported higher first-quarter revenue, but also a bigger loss. The company, led by CEO Bob Pittman, reported a loss of $144 million, up from a year-ago loss of $1 ...

  10. Bob Pittman, Clear Channel CEO, on the Digital 'Chaos,' AOL's Downfall at Milken Institute

    May 02, 2012 6:27 AM EDT At one time, AOL was the Internet's premiere "walled garden" of services and content. But the removal of that wall that began in 2006 "was probably the downfall of AOL," Bob Pittman said Tuesday. "Facebook is the seco ...

  11. Clear Channel Rebrands With New Name

    January 13, 2012 7:39 PM EST Radio giant Clear Channel Communications has changed its name to Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Radio Info reported . The company says the new name will better reflect the different ways the company delivers content to its listeners in t ...

  12. Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Subscribers in 2011; CEO Mocks Competition

    January 04, 2012 9:59 PM EST Sirius XM Radio said Wednesday it added 1.7 million subscribers in 2011, then CEO Mel Karmazin gave a backhand compliment to one competitor, online music service Pandora, and insinuated another, Clear Channel Communications, was a bit stodgy. Spea ...

  13. Internal Emails in Grooveshark/Universal Case Show Grooveshark Opted to Post First, Ask for Permission Later

    November 21, 2011 5:35 PM EST Universal Music Group lawsuit against Grooveshark, filed Friday in a US District Court, includes revealing internal emails to bolster its claim that parent company "Escape [Media Group] has brashly acknowledged the unauthorized and infringing ...

  14. Clear Channel Radio Revenue Up 4% to $781 Million

    August 04, 2011 6:45 AM EDT CC Media Holdings, the parent company of Clear Channel Communications, reported Wednesday that revenue grew 8% to $1.6 billion in the second quarter, with radio revenue up 4%. The company's billboard business rose 5% domestically and 19% inte ...

  15. Exclusive: Irving Azoff Talks Live Nation's Purchase Of Front Line Shares, Board Reorganization

    February 07, 2011 6:12 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff says today's announcement of the company's purchase of the remaining shares of Front Line Management from Azoff and Madison Square Garden "made incredible financial sense," in an ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Co., BMG, ASCAP Songwriter Residency

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Bicycle Music Co. and its affiliate the AF Circle C Fund have acquired a significant interest in the catalog of Chris Connelly , who has been in such bands as the Revolting Coks, Ministry Pigface and the Damage Manual. Terms of the deal wer ...

  17. Jury Hits Clear Channel With $66M Verdict

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal court jury in Lufkin, Texas, has hit Clear Channel Communications with a judgment for patent infringement, awarding Grantley Patent Holdings $66 million. Clear Clear owns and operates about 1,200 radio stations across the United States. ...

  18. Live Nation Sacks Galbraith

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation U.K. Music managing director Stuart Galbraith has been dismissed from the live music powerhouse due to "breach of contract." The executive has been ousted from the company's central London premises with immediate effect. ...

  19. Ticketmaster, Live Nation Deal Unlikely To Be Renewed

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's unlikely Ticketmaster's ticketing relationship with Live Nation will be renewed when it expires at the end of next year, based on an internal Ticketmaster memo obtained by Billboard.biz. The memo states, in part, "While it has ...

  20. Walker Exits Live Nation, Teams With Attal, Jones

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation president of music Charlie Walker has left the company and joined forces with Charlie Jones and Charles Attal, co-producers of Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Attal, Jones and Walker will be partners in a ...

  21. Mobile Video Services Unveiled At CES

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST News is pouring out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show , hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association, which is now underway in Las Vegas. The biggest trend so far is the slew of mobile video related announcements. Verizon Wireless introduc ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Weinstein, Enloe Join Live Nation

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has added some major players to its board of directors. Harvey Weinstein and Robert Ted Enloe, III, are two new additions to the board of Live Nation, which has notched its first ye ...

  24. Update: Live Nation To Buy HOB

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Billboard that he did not see a sale of his company happening, Live Nation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire HOB Entertainment, Inc. f Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Bill ...

  25. Hein Named Senior VP/GM At Caroline

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently president of Rykodisc. EMI Music North America has named William Hein senior VP and GM of Caroline Distribution, EMI's U.S. independent distribution company. Hein will be based in New York and report to EMI Music North America C ...

  26. Former Clear Channel Execs Launch BASE

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becker, Zeiger are co-CEOs of new venture. Brian Becker, former chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment—now Live Nation—and Scott Zeiger, former chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment’s productions division, have formed BASE Enter ...

  27. Stern Accuses CBS Of 'Bullying'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reacts to rumors that CBS intends to sue him. Howard Stern called a news conference in New York City Tuesday (Feb. 28) to express exasperation over what he termed “bullying” and “threatening” over the past few months by CBS, his former employer. S ...

  28. Live Nation Rings Up Sales, Losses

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's a good news/bad news situation for Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and live event producer, as today (Feb. 21) the company revealed its fourth quarter financial results. For the year, t It's a good news/bad news situa ...

  29. Randall Mays Appointed Clear Channel Pres

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective immediately. He will also retain his chief financial officer responsibilities. Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective ...

  30. Live Nation Stock Strong Out Of Gate

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Up 37% since Dec. 16. Live Nation's reception by investors has been initially positive, with the stock price up 37% since the company was spun off from former parent Clear Channel Communications last month. With a market cap of about $1 billi ...

  31. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Chan The high-profile case between Clear Channel Comm ...

  32. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Quietly resolved prior to spinoff of Live Nation. The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Cha ...

  33. Analyst: Media Stocks To Rebound

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'The radio industry is poised for an upswing.' Media stocks should pick up the pace in 2006, many Wall Street analysts said. Considering their performance in 2005, though, it is an easy comparison. Of the major entertainment conglomerate ...

  34. Live Nation Heads to L.A., Lays Off 300

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves are a result of continued reorganization. Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Channel Entertainment, will be moving its headquarters to Los Angeles and terminating about 300 full-time employees, according to a filing with the Securities and ...

  35. Update: CCE Spinco To Operate As Live Nation

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CCE Spinco, the live entertainment division of Clear Channel Communications set to be spun off Dec. 22, will begin its new life under the Live Nation banner. CCE Spinco, the live entertainment division of Clear Channel Communications set to be spu ...

  36. Clear Channel To Issue CCE Spinco Dividend

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributed around Dec. 21. Clear Channel Communications will execute its spin-off of CCE Spinco by distributing the CCE shares in a dividend around Dec. 21, pending clearance by U.S. securities regulators. Clear Channel shareholders on December 1 ...

  37. Content Control Debated At DEMXPO

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conference, awards held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in L.A. Old media brands and new technology startups could agree on one thing at the 2006 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo conference—the digital entertainment industry has a long way to go before it at ...

  38. Rapino Email: CCE Spinco Restructures for Spinoff

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST In preparation for its upcoming spinoff, CCE Spinco has downsized from 14 business lines to six, according to an internal email from Spinco CEO Michael Rapino obtained by Billboard. In preparation for its upcoming spinoff, CCE Spinco has downsized ...

  39. On The Road

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, addressed the upcoming spinoff from Clear Channel Communications for the first time at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Read R Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel ...

  40. Clear Channel VP Resigns, Starts New Company

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frank LoPresti forms Clutch Entertainment Group. Frank LoPresti, former VP of Clear Channel Entertainment-Music Festivals, has resigned from CCE's Indianapolis office, Sunshine Promotions, and formed a new company, Clutch Entertainment Group. ...

  41. Clear Channel Layoffs Begin

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the axe has been falling this week at Clear Channel Entertainment as the company preps for an upcoming spinoff from parent company Clear Channel Communications (Billboard.biz, Oct. 14). M As expected, the axe has been falling this wee ...

  42. Indie Sues Sony BMG Over Payola

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Tarzana, Calif.-based independent label has filed an antitrust suit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, alleging that the major label's radio promotion activities are anticompetitive. A Tarzana, Calif.-based independent label has filed an ...

  43. Clear Channel Layoffs Expected

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reports that Clear Channel Entertainment will lay off more than 200 people in preparation of its forthcoming spinoff from parent Clear Channel Communications are exagerrated, a source inside the conce Reports that Clear Channel Entertainment will ...

  44. Radio Revenue, Local Ad Sales Up In August

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Small increases offer hope of upturn in spending. Radio industry revenue trends turned positive in August, giving the long-languishing sector a glimmer of hope that advertising momentum eventually could return. Total radio revenue for the month in ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Rapino Named CEO Of CCE Spinco

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He replaces CCE CEO Randall Mays. First tipped here, Michael Rapino has been named CEO of CCE Spinco. The newly-created Clear Channel Entertainment entity will be renamed when it spins off from parent company Clear Channel Communications later thi ...

  47. Clear Channel Plans IPO

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications unveiled more plans Aug. 10 for the spinoff of its live entertainment division, Clear Channel Entertainment, as part of a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission. NASHVILLE -- Clear Channel Communications unveil ...

  48. Clear Channel Plans IPO

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications unveiled more plans August 10 for the spinoff of its live entertainment division, Clear Channel Entertainment, as part of a filing with the SEC. Clear Channel Communications unveiled more plans August 10 for the spinof ...

  49. Judge Rejects Motion Against Clear Channel

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jam filed for $90 million judgment. U.S. District Court in Chicago Judge Matthew Kennelly today (May 11) denied a motion seeking a court order for Clear Channel Communications (CCC) to secure the previously awarded $90 million judgment awarded to ...

  50. Judge Rejects Motion Against Clear Channel

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jam filed for $90 million judgment. U.S. District Court in Chicago Judge Matthew Kennelly today (May 11) denied a motion seeking a court order for Clear Channel Communications (CCC) to secure the previously awarded $90 million judgment awarded to ...

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