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  1. Soul2Soul Breaks Country Tour Records

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second year of the McGraw/Hill Soul2Soul tour grossed more than $52 million, taking the two-summer total for the husband-and-wife co-headliners to more than $141 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. That's enough to make it the top-g ...

  2. 6 Questions: Kork Agency's Christian Bernhardt

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Christian Bernhardt moved to the United States to finish his law degree, the German-born owner of Emeryville, Calif.-based Kork Agency admits, "I didn't even know what a booking agency was." But with the help of a friend in 199 ...

  3. Crocs To Sponsor Green-Friendly Next Step Campus Tour

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crocs will be the title sponsor of this fall’s Next Step Campus Tour, headlined by Guster. The tour will play college campuses in September and October. Produced by St. Louis-based 360 Productions, the Next Step tour teams up with the non-profit R ...

  4. Nederlander Taps Palazzo As Senior Director Of Talent

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has appointed Paola Palazzo as its new senior director of talent. She will be based at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles and report to executive VP Ken Scher. In her new role, Palazzo will book and promote events ...

  5. Making The Leap In 2007

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having jumped from support slots in sweaty clubs to headlining for thousands in theaters and arenas, bands like the Killers, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco know a thing or two about paying their dues before becoming box-office sellouts. Whil ...

  6. Cardwell Joins CAA

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will handle sponsorships, endorsements. Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office as a consultant for sponsorships and endorsements. Cardwell's debut project at CAA was closing StubHub a ...

  7. Cardwell Joins CAA

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office as a consultant for sponsorships and endorsements. Industry veteran Marcie Allen Cardwell has joined Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office ...

  8. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  9. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour ...

  10. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  11. CAA To Open U.K. Music Office

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Emma Banks, Mike Greek join as agents. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Beverly Hills, Calif., revealed today (Sept. 29) that former Helter Skelter agents Emma Banks and Mike Greek will join the company, effective Oct. 2. The agents will be based ...

  12. AEG To Produce Timberlake Tour

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will Sources say the highly-coveted promoter r ...

  13. Nas Signs With CAA

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nas has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. The artist recently entered into a joint venture deal with Def Jam Records, helmed by Jay Z, through Nas’ own record labe Nas has signed with Creative Artists Agency for ...

  14. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  15. Dixie Chicks Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin ...

  16. Paul Simon Preps Tour

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to kick off June 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Paul Simon will begin a tour in support of his new Warner release “Surprise” on June 28 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The tour will play a mix of arenas, amphitheaters, large thea ...

  17. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  18. Teen Stars Aly & AJ Sign With CAA

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just completed shooting pilot for Disney Channel. Teen stars Aly and AJ Michalka have signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. Billed as Aly & AJ, their recently released debut album “Into the Rush” on Hollywood Rec ...

  19. Mottola Co. To Produce Hip Hop TV Movie

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Based on Brown’s 'Queens Reigns Supreme.' The Mottola Company, founded by former Sony Music chairman and chief executive Tommy Mottola, has optioned film and TV rights to New York Magazine Contributing Writer Ethan Brown’s "Queens R ...

  20. McGraw, Hill Planning Co-headlining Tour

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arena trek begins April 21. Husband and wife country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are putting the finishing touches on a reprise of their Soul II Soul tour, according to sources. The co-headlining arena tour begins April 21 and will run through ...

  21. Dixie Chicks To Tour In '06

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last toured in 2003, grossing $62.2 million. Sources say a Dixie Chicks North American tour is set to begin in late June. The tour will play all arenas and work with various promoters. The Chicks last toured in 2003, grossing $62.2 million and dra ...

  22. Corbett Signs With Aspirion For Distribution

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Actor John Corbett has signed with startup Nashville indie label Aspirion Records for exclusive distribution of his debut country album, due April 4 on his own on his own imprint, Fun Bone Records. Na Actor John Corbett has signed with startup Nas ...

  23. Corbett Signs With Aspirion For Distribution

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Debut album on his own imprint due April 4. Actor John Corbett has signed with startup Nashville indie label Aspirion Records for exclusive distribution of his debut country album, due April 4 on his own on his own imprint, Fun Bone Records. Navar ...

  24. CAA Ups Music Agents

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Essig, Huie and Rose expand responsibilities. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has given new responsibilities to three well-known music department agents, effective immediately. Rod Essig and John Huie will now oversee the company's Nashville of ...

  25. Cream Scores Big With MSG Shows

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three nights grossed $10.6 million, drew 56,151. The Cream reunion at Madison Square Garden in New York last week was a monster box office hit. The Oct. 24-26 shows--the band's only North American appearances--grossed more than $10.6 million ...

  26. Sources: John Mayer Signs With William Morris

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter departs CAA. Sources report that John Mayer has signed an exclusive booking agreement with the William Morris Agency. The singer/songwriter/guitarist had previously been repped by Creative Artists Agency. There is no word yet on ...

  27. ACM Names New Board Officers

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holcomb appointed to third term as chairman. The Academy of Country Music board of directors has appointed Gayle Holcomb of the William Morris Agency to a third term as chairman. Rod Essig of Creative Artists Agency was elected president. Essig su ...

  28. Kanye To Hit The Road

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will be embarking on a headlining tour of arenas and theaters beginning next month. The 'Touch the Sky' tour, which is presented by Verizon and stopping in more than 45 cities, kicks off Oc Kanye West will be embarking on a he ...

  29. Winwood To Hit The Road

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reissue, DVD, new record in the works. Steve Winwood will be hitting the road this fall in conjunction with a reissue of his solo album "About Time" and the DVD release of "The Last Great Traffic Jam." Winwood, who is booked by ...

  30. Hurricane Dennis Impacts Southeast Tours

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson forced to postpone shows. Kelly Clarkson's run through the Gulf of Mexico region was rudely interrupted by Hurricane Dennis, forcing the postponement of a July 10 show at the Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and a July ...

  31. System Of A Down Adds Fall Tour Dates

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Most second leg dates to go on sale July 8 and 9. System of a Down is adding a second leg to its current North American summer tour. The current leg, which closes Sept. 1 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, will be followed by a set of new dates ...

  32. John Mayer Trio Plans Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening for Rolling Stones in D.C., Philly. John Mayer will join forces on tour with drummer Steve Jordan (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones) and bassist Pino Palladino (the Who, Jeff Beck) in a new venture known as the John Mayer Trio. Ray LaMont ...

  33. Foo Fighters, Weezer Eyeing Fall Tour

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trek expected to be underway in September. Modern rock heavyweights Foo Fighters and Weezer are in talks to team for a fall tour, Foos leader Dave Grohl said this morning (June 14) on "The Howard Stern Show." The trek is expected to get ...

  34. System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and featur System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team ...

  35. Springsteen Plots Acoustic Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale Friday and Saturday for a Bruce Springsteen solo acoustic tour in support of his Columbia album "Devils & Dust," which drops April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday and Saturday for a Bruce Springsteen solo acousti ...

  36. Collective Soul On 'Road To Vegas'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Collective Soul. The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Co ...

  37. Sabbath, Maiden On Board For Ozzfest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The main-stage lineup for the 10th-anniversary Ozzfest will be Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Black Label Society, Billboard.biz has learned. The main-stage lineup for the 10th-anniversary Ozzfest will be Black Sab ...

  38. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette and the album's producer/co-writer Glen Ballard are recording an acoustic version of the landmark set, Billboard.biz has To commemorate the 10th annivers ...

  39. Simple, Charlotte Ready To Rock

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Co-headining tour starts May 3. Rock acts Simple Plan and Good Charlotte are coming together for a co-headlining tour this spring. The trek begins May 3 in Kansas City and continues through June 5. Exact venue and schedule information will be anno ...

  40. Velvet Revolver Heading Out

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.A. tour starts March 22. Velvet Revolver will head out on a North American headlining tour this spring. The 36-date "Electric Wonderland Show," which will also feature Hoobastank, begins March 22 at Montreal's Bell Centre and ends ...

  41. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  42. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  43. Mellencamp Ready To Roll

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour of secondary markets starts March 23. In his first North American tour in three years, John Mellencamp will play mostly secondary markets beginning March 23 at the Savannah (Ga.) Civic Center. The tour supports his recent Island hits package, ...

  44. Maroon 5 Riding On Honda Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST dates kick off May 11. Maroon 5 will headline the fifth Honda Civic Tour. This year's outing, which kicks off March 11 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, will also feature Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills. The 35-date ...

  45. McEntire, Paisley To Hit Road

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clark, Nichols tagging along as special guests. Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley will team up as coheadliners, along with Terri Clark as a special guest, on the Two Hats and a Redhead tour. The tour begins April 15 in Virginia Beach, Va., at the Ver ...

  46. Lohr Starts New Frontier Touring

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran agent Paul Lohr, former head of The Agency Group's recently closed Nashville office, has opened New Frontier Touring, and will continue to represent his core roster of acts. Veteran agent Paul Lohr, former head of The Agency Group ...

  47. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  48. Taste Of Chaos Lineup Takes Shape

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to the Used, the lineup for the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000672668">inaugural Taste of Chaos tour</A> will include My Chem In addition to the Used, ...

  49. Holcomb Re-Appointed As ACM Director

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music's board of directors has appointed the William Morris Agency's Gayle Holcomb as its chairman for a second term. The Academy of Country Music's board of directors has appointed the William Morris Agency&# ...

  50. Madonna Tour To Get Top Backstage Pass Honor

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards recognize the top performers Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be ho ...

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