Creative Artists Agency

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Alabama, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow Help Bama Rising Raise Over $2 Million For Tornado Benefit

    June 15, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Bama Rising Bunch: (Back row, L-R) Bo Bice; Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town; J.D. Nicholas, Walter Orange, and William King of The Commodores; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Williams, Eddie Montg ...

  4. CAA Expands Its Nashville Office

    June 08, 2011 6:43 AM EDT Creative Artists Agency announced a move from its current offices in Nashville's West End to downtown Tuesday. The talent agency will be relocating its 65-person staff into the 23,000 square-foot top floor of the city's SunTrust Plaza af ...

  5. Branding Panel at Billboard Country Music Summit Emphasizes Authenticity

    June 06, 2011 5:54 PM EDT Branded: Drew McGowan, Director of Sponsorships, The Clorox Company; Sheri Warnke, VP of Corporate Partnerships; Tom Gossin, Artist, Gloriana; CMA; Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents; Laura Hu ...

  6. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  7. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  8. Bon Jovi Tour Juggernaut Continues, Gross $30 Million So Far In 2011

    March 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Bon Jovi continues packing houses more than a year into the biggest tour of the band's nearly 30-year career, having grossed close to $30 million and sold more than a quarter million tickets since resuming the trek Feb. 9, according to 15 sho ...

  9. Carrie Underwood For Superstar Q&A At Billboard's Country Music Summit

    March 22, 2011 12:55 PM EDT Billboard has announced that multi-platinum-selling country artist Carrie Underwood will participate in the Superstar Q&A at the second annual Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association. The event, set to ...

  10. Business Matters: Warner Loses Over $100 Million In Market Capitalization

    February 09, 2011 6:43 PM EST Warner Loses Over $100 Million In Market Capitalization -- Shares of Warner Music Group fell 9.79% to $5.62 on Tuesday, knocking off $94.5 million of the company's market capitalization. Shares fell another 1.4% to $5.54 on Wednesday, reducin ...

  11. Ron Baird, Influential Nashville Agent, Dead At 60

    February 04, 2011 3:46 PM EST Retired Nashville booking agent Ron Baird, former head of Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office and one of the genre's most successful agents of the 1990s and early 2000s, died in Nashville on February 3, of complications from Parki ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Here's What You Missed on Day 2 of Billboard's Touring Conference and Awards

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, took place in NYC on November 3rd and 4th. Day 2 of the event featured even more informative panels, controversial discussions, ...

  13. U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Swift Take Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off huge touring years by taking home the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 4) at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honore ...

  14. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Sponsorship Experts Discuss Touring Deals @Music & Advertising

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Laura Hutfless , sponsorship agent, Creative Artists Agency A panel of sponsorship experts discussed the vital role that brand partners play in providing artists with touring dollars today at the Music & Advertising conference in Chicago. Crea ...

  16. Business Matters: Lucian Grainge, Live Nation, Les Savy Fav and more

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT GRAINGE SHIFTS TO LA -- Lucian Grainge, the new co-CEO of Universal Music Group, will be based in Los Angeles rather than New York. The chief executives of the other major music groups tend to be based in New York – although Warner Music Group’s E ...

  17. Live Biz Hit By Summer Slump, Cancellations

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While it seems more and more clear that the live music business is taking a beating this summer, blogger Bob Lefsetz’ surprising claim that Live Nation has “supposedly” canceled as many as 200 shows by Creative Artists Agency acts alone cannot be ...

  18. @Billboard Country Summit: Country Touring As Good As Ever

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . If you left early during the "Country Road" touring panel on the first day of the B ...

  19. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  20. Gary Allan Joins Billboard Summit

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan has signed on as a panelist at the inaugural Billboard Country Summit June 7-8 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Allan joins a group of live-talent executives for “Country Road,” sponsored by Bridgestone Arena and moderated by Billbo ...

  21. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed Set For Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Set for the Jägermeister second stage are headliners Hellyeah, as well as ...

  22. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform ...

  23. Faith Hill Signs With Red Light

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has signed with Red Light Management, joining her husband Tim McGraw at the Charlottesville, Va., based management company founded by Coran Capshaw (Dave Matthews Band, Phish). Red Light president Will Botwin will join Capshaw in overse ...

  24. Faith Hill Splits From Manager

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill and her manager of 16 years, Gary Borman, Borman Entertainment, have parted ways. "We are so proud of what we have achieved together over the past 16 years," said Hill and Borman in a joint statement. "We love each other ...

  25. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  26. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...

  27. 901 Tequila Is To Live Nation's Taste

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation announces today a new multi-year sponsorship deal with 901 Silver Tequila, the new premium tequila brand launched earlier this year by Justin Timberlake and Diab Importers. The deal makes 901 (the area code of Timberlake's hometow ...

  28. Briefs: Best Buy, Live Nation, CAA

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Over half of consumers surveyed for the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Survey said they have cut down on out-of-home entertainment. Only 20% said they planned on keeping that spending down. In October, 40% of respondents said they would del ...

  29. Tim McGraw Signs With Red Light For Management

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coran Capshaw has signed country star Tim McGraw to his Red Light Management artist roster. McGraw will be joining Dave Matthews Band and Phish as Capshaw's primary focus. The Curb recording artist had been managed by Scott Siman at Nashville ...

  30. U.K. Study Claims Live Beats Recorded Music Revenue

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year's ILMC (International Live Music Conference), the annual confab for international promoters, agent and venue owners, kicked off with a positive outlook despite the global recession. The event, which took place March 13-15 at the Roy ...

  31. Tupac's Mother Files Cross-suit Over Film Project

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur's mother is firing back at independent production company Morgan Creek over the right to make a biopic about the late rapper. In a $10 million cross-complaint set to be filed Monday morning, Afeni Shakur's Amaru Entertainmen ...

  32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs To 'Blitz' U.K.

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alt-rock act Yeah Yeah Yeahs will head to the U.K. for three shows in support of the release of new album "It's Blitz!" on April 13 (Interscope/Polydor). The U.S. band's April 22 show at Manchester Academy will be promoted by S ...

  33. Classic Rockers Line Up Summer Trek

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Classic rock fans will have an opportunity to tap into a recession-relieving concert with the 2009 Can't Stop Rockin' tour, featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special. Ticket prices will be available for as low as $13.50 in most marke ...

  34. Katy Perry Ready For First Headlining Tour

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST With digital sales still robust for her two breakthrough singles, Katy Perry will launch her first headlining tour Jan. 23 at the Showbox in Seattle. She'll make a brief detour to perform Feb. 8 at the Grammy Awards as part of the My Grammy M ...

  35. Inaugural Musink Festival Tour Canceled

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has been canceled, according to organizers, who cite the "current economic climate" as the primary factor. Social Distortion and Motorhead were tapped to headline the tour, wh ...

  36. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York. Springsteen and his band picked u ...

  37. Social Distortion, Motorhead To Anchor Musink Tour

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion and Motorhead have been tapped to headline the inaugural 25-city Samsung Mobile Musink Tattoo and Music Festival, which will also feature popular tattoo artist and cable TV personality Kat Von D on all dates. An official itinerar ...

  38. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  39. The Agency Group Acquires Kork Agency

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emeryville, Calif.-based boutique booking firm the Kork Agency has merged with the Agency Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kork Agency owner Christian Bernhardt and his team -- Ryan Craven, Andrew Skikne, Avery McTaggart and ...

  40. R&B Youngster Nash Signs With The Firm, CAA

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven-year-old R&B newcomer Jamia Simone Nash has signed with The Firm for management and for film/TV representation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The Atlanta native, a 2003 winner of the McDonald’s National Talent Search, became the yo ...

  41. BlackBerry Backs Mayer Trek

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's 2008 summer tour will begin July 2 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour is presented by BlackBerry and features Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen as support. Tickets will be available to members of Ma ...

  42. Swift Signs With William Morris

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency (WMA) has signed platinum country singer/songwriter Taylor Swift for representation in all areas, Billboard.biz has learned. Responsible agents are Nashville-based senior VP Greg Oswald, and on the West Coast, Dave Wirtsc ...

  43. Swift Gets Doll Deal

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT JAKKS Pacific, a company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, has signed a worldwide licensing agreement through Creative Artists Agency to develop and market toys and related products based on country singer-songw ...

  44. CAA's Muller Jumps To William Morris

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a major move in the music agency world, Don Muller has moved to William Morris Agency from Creative Artists Agency, taking with him such acts as Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Tenacious D and Mars Volta. Muller will be reunited ...

  45. CAA Signs Matisyahu

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST In advance of the release of his fourth album later this year, Grammy-nominated Matisyahu has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. The hybrid reggae-rap performer known for blending the tenets of his Orthodox Jewish ...

  46. Touring Briefs: Super Bowl XLII, Williams, AEG Live

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, which oversees operations of Glendale, Ariz.'s 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium, is making preparations for this year's Super Bowl XLII , set for Feb. 3. In preparatio ...

  47. Panic! To Headline Honda Civic Tour

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Panic! At The Disco will headline this year's eighth annual Honda Civic Tour, scheduled to visit approximately 45 cities in North America this spring/summer. The trek will support the Las Vegas four-piece's sophomore album, "Pretty. ...

  48. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is expected to result in more than 140 theater and ...

  49. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  50. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

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