Clear Channel Entertainment

  1. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  2. Lyor Cohen on Music's Future: 'I Hate When A&R Guys Tell Me Rock Is Dead'

    June 19, 2012 8:54 AM EDT The New Music Seminar's Panel "Crystal Ball Movement: Music Business Visionaries Predict the Future" ( From left): Tyler Gray, Editorial Director, Fast Company; John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment; NMS Founder/Executi ...

  3. iLike, Early Digital Music Trailblazer, Officially Dead

    February 08, 2012 2:35 PM EST iLike, an online service for sharing and discovering music that was one of digital music's most exciting startups, is officially dead. Visits to the iLike.com URL are being redirected to a MySpace page with a notice about iLike's demise. ...

  4. Brit Live Biz Rounds On Touts

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Key players in Britain's live music business have agreed to establish a ticket exchange mechanism as part of a new set of measures aimed at clamping-down on ticket scalping. Other efforts include the creation of a "shop-a-tout" hotl ...

  5. Live Nation Acquires Musictoday

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Firm founded by Coran Capshaw. Live Nation has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a Charlottesville, Va.-based Web services and e-commerce firm founded by Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw. Key Musictoday staffers, including ...

  6. Hall of Fame Foundation Appoints Peresman CEO

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently COO of Clear Channel division. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has appointed veteran entertainment executive Joel Peresman as CEO and president. Peresman replaces Suzan Evans, one of the Hall of Fame founders who will remai ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. On The Road

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dave Lucas, CEO of Live 360 and former CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation), surrounds himself with former Clear Channel colleagues. Read Ray Waddell's column. Dave Lucas, CEO of Live 360 and former CEO of Clear Channel Entert ...

  9. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Napster, Instant Live Form Pact

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music service to offer live concert tracks. Download service Napster has partnered with Clear Channel Entertainment's Instant Live service to exclusively provide consumers with digital access to live music recordings. Instant Live—which distr ...

  12. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  13. Clear Channel Opens Hong Kong Office

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live-music company Clear Channel Entertainment launched its Hong Kong office Oct. 4 with the appointment of Colleen Ironside as the group's senior VP of pan-Asia booking. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Live-music company Clear Channel Ent ...

  14. Clear Channel Opens Hong Kong Office

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Colleen Ironside in charge of pan-Asia booking. Live-music company Clear Channel Entertainment launched its Hong Kong office today (Oct. 4) with the appointment of Colleen Ironside as the group's senior VP of pan-Asia booking. Ironside, forme ...

  15. Clear Channel Opens Hong Kong Office

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Colleen Ironside in charge of pan-Asia booking. Live-music company Clear Channel Entertainment launched its Hong Kong office today (Oct. 4) with the appointment of Colleen Ironside as the group's senior VP of pan-Asia booking. Ironside, forme ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Cher Earns Top-Grossing Female Trek Ever

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cher's recently completed farewell tour is easily the top-grossing trek ever for a female artist, and one of the more successful concert treks of all time. Cher's recently completed farewell tour is easily the top-grossing trek ever for ...

  18. Clear Channel Launches New Division

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) the formation of a new division called Clear Channel Entertainment Productions. Former CCE head of theatrical Scott Zeiger will head the new arm. Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) ...

  19. Clear Channel To Spin Off Concerts Division

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Clear Channel Communications has announced that it will spin off 100% of Clear Channel Entertainment, the radio giant's live concert division it purchased as SFX in 2000 for $4.5 NASHVILLE -- In a surprising move, Clear ...

  20. Clear Channel To Spin-Off Concerts Division

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becker to exit CCE; joint-venture in the works. In a surprising move, Clear Channel Communications has announced that it will spin-off 100% of Clear Channel Entertainment, the radio giant's live concert division it purchased as SFX in 2000 fo ...

  21. Clear Channel To Spin-Off Concerts Division

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becker to exit CCE; joint-venture in the works. In a surprising move, Clear Channel Communications has announced that it will spin-off 100% of Clear Channel Entertainment, the radio giant's live concert division it purchased as SFX in 2000 fo ...

  22. NFL Stadiums Finalize Operations

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Fallon to oversee operations. The Gridiron Stadium Network, an advocacy group geared toward booking more concerts and entertainment events into National Football League stadiums, has finalized its operating organization. The GSN has elected ...

  23. Brooks & Dunn Pair Up for Deuces Wild Tour

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shed tour bows Aug. 6. In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will join forces with Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on the Deuces Wild tour this summer. The 32-date shed tour launches Aug. 6 in Dallas at the Smirnoff Music Center and w ...

  24. Giampaolo Joins Cirque

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour vet named GM of Theatre Shows. Veteran live entertainment executive Aldo Giampaolo has been named head of Cirque du Soleil's new business unit, Theatre Shows. As GM, Giampaolo will manage operations and develop commercial activities of t ...

  25. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  26. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  27. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The company admitted its position on Feb. 14 after its stock soared 12% on the LONDON -- British venue owner and concert promo ...

  28. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The c ...

  29. Mean Fiddler Confirms Takeover Bid

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. British venue owner and concert promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group has confirmed that it is the target of a takeover bid. The c ...

  30. Hewitt Boards CCE As Producer

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concert industry veteran Andrew Hewitt has signed an agreement with Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) TNA International to secure national tours and produce arena shows in Las Vegas. Concert industry veteran Andrew Hewitt has signed an agre ...

  31. CCE CFO Stacey Resigns

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ed Stacey has resigned his position as chief financial officer of Clear Channel Entertainment, a position he has held for the past five years, to pursue other career interests. Ed Stacey has resigned his position as chief financial officer of Clea ...

  32. Touring Vet Lucas To Bow Multi-Faceted Firm

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Lucas, former president/co-CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment's music division, is forming a national live entertainment firm with an eye toward a January launch, Billboard.biz has learned exclus Dave Lucas, former president/co-CEO of Cl ...

  33. CCE's Becker To Keynote Billboard Touring Confab

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Becker, chairman/CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), will be the keynote speaker at the Billboard Backstage Pass touring conference, to be held Nov. 8-9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Brian Becker, chairman/CEO of Clear Channel En ...

  34. Harry Fox Agency Developing Live-Concert CD Licensing Program

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Harry Fox Agency Inc. (HFA) is developing a program to pre-license its repertoire to companies that record and manufacture CDs of live concert performances on-site, according to HFA senior VP/gene NEW YORK -- The Harry Fox Agency Inc. (HFA) is ...

  35. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  36. Concert Security Exec Rick Rentz Dies

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rentz founded Concert Services, Inc. Well-known concert-security professional Richard "Rick" Rentz, president of Concert Services, Inc., died unexpectedly in his sleep over the weekend. Cause of death was not released. He was 52. Rentz f ...

  37. Morissette and BNL to Tour

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT North American dates start July 13. Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and the Barenaked Ladies will co-headline their first tour together this summer. Au Naturale starts July 13 at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland and winds its way through 2 ...

  38. Morissette, Barenaked Ladies Team For Tour

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and Barenaked Ladies will team up for a co-headlining U.S. summer tour. Fellow Canadians Alanis Morissette and the Barenaked Ladies will co-headline their first tour together this summer. Au Naturale starts July ...

  39. Thalia Staging First U.S. Headlining Tour

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latin star Thalia will be headed out on her first U.S. headlining tour in May, Billboard.biz has learned. Vivelo!, the joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment and Televisa, will promote all Latin star Thalia will be headed out on her fir ...

  40. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  41. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  42. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  43. Sperling To Speak At Music & Money

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music &amp; Money Symposi Scott Sperling , managing director of ...

  44. New Tour Promoter Vivelo! Takes On Chayanne Outing

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vivelo! -- the tour-promotion joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and Televisa -- has signed Chayanne to an exclusive deal. Vivelo! -- the tour-promotion joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and Televisa -- h ...

  45. No Doubt, Blink-182 Link For Tour

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST No Doubt and Blink-182 will team up for a coheadlining U.S. amphitheater tour beginning June 1 in Indianapolis. Dates run through June 26. No Doubt and Blink-182 will team up for a coheadlining U.S. amphitheater tour beginning June 1 in Indianapol ...

  46. CCE Promotes Roncace To COO

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dominic Roncace has been upped to COO of Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) music division. Previously, Roncace served as executive VP of operations. Dominic Roncace has been upped to CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) music div ...