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  1. Virgin Showcases ID4GiRLS

    January 31, 2014 2:11 AM EST Destiny’s Child for the 21st century? That was one of the remarks heard after a gathering of industry executives, songwriters, producers and tastemakers listened to the vibrant three-part harmony belted out by new female trio ID4GiRLS. Signed to ...

  2. Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.   The awards, hosted by the Howa ...

  3. NFL, MLB & NBA: How Music Biz Can Get a Bigger Slice of Sports Pie

    October 15, 2013 5:31 PM EDT The following is from Billboard magazine's special Sports & Music package and examines how music can play a larger role in the nearly $14 billion brands this year will spend on sports. This special section includes "The Big Scor ...

  4. Ask The Pros: CAA's Cara Lewis, Clear Channel's Tom Poleman, Virgin Mobile FreeFest/9:30 Club's Seth Hurwitz on Robin Thicke’s Touring Prospects

    September 06, 2013 8:06 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s monster summer hit “Blurred Lines” may finally be  slowing down at radio , but its success has created numerous live performance opportunities that probably wouldn’t have existed if the single hadn’t dominated airwaves in recent m ...

  5. WME Taunts CAA with ‘CAAN'T’ Poster Blitz, Website

    June 12, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Talent agency William Morris Endeavor has taken its spat with rival Creative Artists Agency to a higher -- more visible -- level. The Westfield Century City mall in L.A. has been the unlikely battleground for an advertising blitz which has repo ...

  6. Jay-Z to Divest Ownership Share of Brooklyn Nets: Reports

    April 09, 2013 5:44 PM EDT After announcing the launch of his new sports agency last Tuesday , a collaborative venture with Creative Artists Agency he's calling RocNation Sports, Jay-Z is selling off his relatively minor ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. ...

  7. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:58 PM EST Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed . Rivera was 43 years o ...

  8. 2012 Billboard Women In Music Index

    November 30, 2012 7:39 AM EST . Julie Greenwald Atlantic Records 2. Jody Gerson Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy Willard Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra Rathwell AEG Live 6. Lia Vollack Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa Lonn ...

  9. Cara Lewis

    November 28, 2012 3:15 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency A Bold Move Cara Lewis, who joined Creative Artists Agency as a music agent in January after a 23-year career at William Morris Endeavor, is widely regarded as the top agent in urban music. Her roster boasts such art ...

  10. Carole Kinzel

    November 28, 2012 2:27 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency Coachella Champion Carole Kinzel of Creative Artists Agency ranks among the leading agents of all time from either gender. Take, for example, the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., where Kinzel is widely recognized ...

  11. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  12. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  13. Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall opens doors to sponsors

    October 19, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, brought to you by Steve's Auto Shack? Such naming-rights deals, normally reserved for sports arenas, could soon be coming to some of the music industry's best-known institutions. Creative Artists Agency ...

  14. CAA, India's KWAN Announce Joint Venture

    October 18, 2012 3:52 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and India-based talent agency KWAN Entertainment & Marketing Solutions have formed a joint venture to represent local talent in India. Based in Mumbai, CAA KWAN will focus in areas around film and television, musi ...

  15. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  16. The 'Origin' of Mika

    October 15, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Electro-pop act Mika enjoys global fame and solid record sales-now, if he could just get on the radio. ''I don't necessarily fit into a particular box," London-based singer/songwriter Mika says. "I stand in this weird bo ...

  17. Backbeat: Kaskade Rocks Katy Perry, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Execs at House of Hype Post-VMAs Party

    September 07, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Sam Keywanfar, founder/CEO, House of Hype, the evening's honoree Kaskade, and Noel Lee, CEO, Monster Products, arrive to the 5th Annual House Of Hype Music Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on September 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phot ...

  18. 40 Under 40: Alexander Ljung

    August 02, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Alexander Ljung Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: Soundcloud.com Twitter: @Alexanderljung Forecasting Music's Future SoundCloud has grown into a near-ubiquitous platform for sound on the Internet. If you've stream ...

  19. 40 Under 40: Laura Hutfless

    August 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Laura Hutfless Music Sponsorship Agent, Creative Artists Agency Website: CAA.com Twitter: @Lehnash Fluent In Music And Sports As music outpaces sports as 2012's fastest-growing sponsorship category (according to marketing analytics firm PQ Me ...

  20. Creative Artists Agency Taps EDM Agent Maria May

    July 24, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency has tapped Maria May as a music agent. She will be based in the talent firm's London office. Prior to joining CAA, May was an agent at International Talent Booking. During her 17 years at the agency, she worked with su ...

  21. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  22. Backbeat: BET Host Music Matters Showcase With Leah Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Rob Light, More

    July 05, 2012 12:56 PM EDT (L-R): BET's Kelly Griffin, LaToya Jackson, BET's Stephen Hill, Katherine Jackson and Rebbie Jackson. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images/BET Networks) BET Awards 2012 is now part of television history. However, music still matters at BET as ...

  23. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  24. Billboard Country Music Summit Round Table Gallery With Execs From Sony-ATV, CAA, TicketMob, Others

    June 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT The Publishing Roundtable, with Troy Tomlinson, President & CEO Sony ATV Music -Nashville; Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager/Nashville, Billboard; Jim Beavers, Songwriter, Bob Dipiero, songwriter (Photo: Michael Seto) One of Billboard's a ...

  25. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  26. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  27. Nicki Minaj Preps Pepsi Deal; Exits CAA and Shifts All Representation to Blueprint

    March 19, 2012 3:59 PM EDT It's a busy time to be in the business of Nicki Minaj. As the rapper preps her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" for release on April 3, news of a major endorsement deal and a consolidation of her touring and business re ...

  28. Secrets Behind K-Pop's Global Success Explored at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2012 6:14 PM EDT "Do Music Moguls Know A Secret About K-Pop?" That was the question posed by a Friday afternoon panel looking to shed some light on Korean pop's transition from Asian music craze to American crossover, as well as the big business tha ...

  29. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  30. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  31. SXSW Interactive What to Watch For: Apps, Panels, More

    March 05, 2012 6:00 AM EST While South by Southwest's Interactive (SXSWi) and Music festivals are essentially two separate events, they do have one major thing in common: music. Many music companies will be at both conferences, having meetings, speaking on panels and n ...

  32. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  33. Billboard Power 100: Peter Grosslight

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 32 Peter Grosslight Executive VP/Worldwide Head of Music William Morris Endeavor The Calm In The Storm... In a world where some view being a jerk as a career strategy, Peter Grosslight remains a dignified, understated power player. He runs one ...

  34. Billboard Power 100: Rob Light

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 7 Rob Light Managing Partner/Head of Music Creative Artists Agency Twitter: @caaspeakers Kicking Ass and Booking Names... Agents, especially super-agents, effortlessly shift personas from charming diplomat to Darth Vader. In truth, sometimes t ...

  35. Ron Pence Leaves Live Nation to Become EMI's Brand Partnerships Head

    January 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ron Pence has joined EMI North America as its new head of brand partnerships, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 19), overseeing advertising and brand deals for a roster that includes Katy Perry, Coldplay, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. P ...

  36. Urban Power List: Cara Lewis

    January 14, 2012 4:27 PM EST Cara Lewis Agent Creative Artists Agency Website: caa.com Tour Maven Named Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry in 2011, Cara Lewis made even bigger headlines earlier this year when she jumped ship from William Morris En ...

  37. Kanye West Tweets He 'Fired' William Morris After Cara Lewis Left For CAA During Twitter Rampage

    January 05, 2012 12:00 AM EST A day after news broke that former William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) hip-hop agent Cara Lewis joined Creative Artists Agency, Kanye West revealed that he "fired William Morris" after her departure. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem ...

  38. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem Expected to Join Her

    January 03, 2012 2:37 PM EST Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry has joined Rob Light's team at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Cara Lewis - Agent for Kanye West, Eminem, More - Leaving William Morris Cara Lewis, who was a top hip-hop agent at ...

  39. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  40. Exclusive: See One-of-a-Kind Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll (Photo)

    December 02, 2011 12:01 PM EST Nicki'z Barbz: Mattel's one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll available (for now anyway...) exclusively for a charity auction to benefit Project Angel Food. (Photo: Courtesty of Mattel) Nicki Minaj and her loyal legions of fans have been ...

  41. Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll, Made by Mattel, to Be Auctioned for Charity

    December 02, 2011 6:00 AM EST Billboard's "Rising Star" award http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/genre ...

  42. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar & DJ Green Lantern Rock Charity Concert @ L.A.'s Music Box

    November 28, 2011 7:30 AM EST Outside the Music Box in L.A., the night of the charity event. The Music Box in Los Angeles was buzzing with fans and music executives who came out Friday night (Nov. 18) for a benefit concert featuring Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar and DJ Green La ...

  43. Sugarland Sued by 48 Indiana Fair Victims

    November 23, 2011 2:12 PM EST Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Attorneys representing at least ...

  44. Stories Behind Success of NKOTBSB Tour Revealed at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 10, 2011 12:22 PM EST From left: Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content & Programming For Touring and Live Entertainment, Billboard. Peter Katsis, Manager, Backstreet Boys, Prospect Park. Brad Wavra, VP, Live Nation. Jared Paul, Manager, NKOTB, AGPS. (Photo: Mi ...

  45. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  46. NKOTBSB, Amos Lee to be Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Breakout Sessions

    October 03, 2011 4:13 PM EDT The highly successful New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour and the development of rising rising singer/songwriter Amos Lee will be the focus of two separate "Road Cases" sessions at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set ...

  47. Backbeat: The Merge Summit 2011

    August 23, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The third annual Merge Summit, focusing on the integration of faith and entertainment, took place over the weekend (Aug. 18-20) in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Merge founder/chair Holly Carter, who is president/CEO of Relevé Enter ...

  48. Meet Billboard's 2011 '30 Under 30': The Young Execs You Need to Know

    August 05, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Rising young executives who are driving our business forward take the spotlight once again in this seventh annual edition of Billboard's Power Players special feature, "30 Under 30." Exclusively on Billboard.biz, many of the honoree ...

  49. WhoSay Returns Social Media Copyright Back to Celebrities

    July 01, 2011 2:30 PM EDT When Rihanna, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato or "Glee" star Darren Criss tweets a photo, the link will likely point to a site called WhoSay, rather than to more widely-used photo sharing sites like TwitPic, Yfrog and Plixi. Where the photo is ...

  50. Glenn Miller: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Glenn Miller Digitial Marketing Executive, Creative Artists Agency Glenn Miller, 29, has dramatically boosted the digital footprints of CAA artists including Katy Perry, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Shania Twain and Justin Bieber. Miller helped Perry ...

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