Creative Artists Agency

  1. 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&# ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cuban To Keynote At DECA Confab

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepreneur who, appropriately enough, owns basketball's Dallas Mavericks, has joined the lineup of speakers at Billboard's inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference & A Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepr ...

  4. Warped Founder Eyes 'Chaos' Tour

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warped tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman will roll out a similarly-modeled project this winter, Taste of Chaos. The tour, produced in partnership with Freeze Management and Daryle Eaton at Creativ Warped tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman w ...

  5. Madonna Tops Field For Billboard Tour Honors

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard’s inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the six artist categories. Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard’s inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran perfor ...

  6. Green Day Ready To Roll

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of its new Reprise album "American Idiot." New Found Glory and Sugarcult are also on the bill. Green Day will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of i ...

  7. Nashville NARAS Chapter Names Prez

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of t ...

  8. LeAnn Rimes Set For Xmas Tour

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes will embark on a holiday theater tour in support of her first Christmas album, "What a Wonderful World," due Oct. 12 from Curb. The album was recorded at the Capitol Records studio with me LeAnn Rimes will embark on a holiday ...

  9. Teen Confab Returns To L.A.

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson will be among the featured speakers at the second annual What Teens Want, a two-day conference for top-level brand-marketing executives in the entertainmen Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson w ...

  10. Teen Confab Returns To L.A.

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson will be among the featured speakers at the second annual What Teens Want, a two-day conference for top-level brand-marketing executives in the entertainmen Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson w ...

  11. Evolution's Kirby Joins WMA

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sam Kirby has joined the William Morris Agency as a VP in the contemporary music department, based in New York. Kirby, who was previously at Evolution Talent, reports to WMA Music head Peter Grossligh Sam Kirby has joined the William Morris Agency ...

  12. Vote For Change Tickets Moving Fast

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Vote For Change tour say they are "thrilled" at initial on-sales for the politically charged trek, and expect most tickets to be sold out by Labor Day (Sept. 6). Organizers of the Vote For Change tour say they are " ...

  13. Grant, Gill Set Holiday Trek

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday tour, Simply Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, on a 15-city trek which begins Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday ...

  14. Stone, Hamilton Set Co-Headlining Jaunt

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soul songstress Angie Stone will embark on a national co-headlining theater tour with Anthony Hamilton, beginning at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 2. Soul songstress Angie Stone will embark on a national co-headlining theater tour wit ...

  15. Helmet Sets Rare Tour

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helmet will tour for the first time in seven years in support of its upcoming Interscope release "Size Matters." Helmet will tour for the first time in seven years in support of its upcoming Interscope release "Size Matters." T ...

  16. Zedeck Closing Evolution, Joining CAA

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As has been speculated for weeks, David Zedeck will shutter his New York-based Evolution Talent Agency, which he founded, and join the New York office of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), effective Sept. As has been speculated for weeks, David Zedeck ...

  17. Country Agent Ron Baird Retires

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Creative Artists Agency’s Ron Baird, one of country music’s most high-profile agents, has abruptly announced his retirement. Clients of Baird, who is in his early 50s, have included Clint Black, A Creative Artists Agency’s Ron Baird, one of countr ...

  18. McGraw Adds Dates To Successful Shed Run

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors are racking up some strong numbers on their summer Out Loud amphitheater tour, and more dates have been added for arenas heading into the fall. Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors are racking up some s ...

  19. Universal South Signs Canyon

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First album due in the fall. Nashville-based Universal South Records has signed Canadian singer/songwriter George Canyon. Canyon -- who was the first runner up on the second season of the USA Networks series "Nashville Star" -- will rele ...

  20. Bette Midler To Play New Round Of N.A. Dates

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will extend her Kiss My Brass tour with another run of North American arenas, billboard.biz has learned. Bette Midler will extend her Kiss My Brass tour with another run of North American arenas, billboard.biz has learned. The Kiss My ...

  21. 'Christ' Music Set For Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orchestral event to kick off this fall. A tour featuring music "from and inspired by" the film "The Passion of the Christ" will visit U.S. theaters and performing arts centers beginning this fall and continuing through Easter 2 ...

  22. Folds, Wainwright, Guster Link For Tour

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Guster will team up for a three-headed summer tour, beginning in June. Marsha Vlasic, owner of MVO Ltd., the booking agency for Folds and Wainwright, says the tour is a Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Guster will te ...

  23. Update: Norah Large-Venue Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  24. Norah Jones Planning Large-Venue Tour

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas on a fall outing, Billboard.biz has learned. Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her biggest tour yet. Jones will play amphitheaters and arenas ...

  25. Hill Sets Four-Night Stand At Caesars

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Engagement set for mid-August. Faith Hill is the latest act to sign up for a multiple-night engagement at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, with four shows set for Aug. 10, 11, 13 and 14. Hill joins such acts as Elton John, Jerry Seinf ...

  26. Cyrus Secures New Mgmt, Booking

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Billy Ray Cyrus has signed new management and booking deals. Terry Elam and the the Fitzgerald Hartley Co., with offices in Southern California and Nashville, will be Cyrus' new man ...

  27. McKnight Jumps To CAA

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New album due this summer. Brian McKnight has signed with Creative Artists Agency. The R&B singer had previously been represented by the William Morris Agency. McKnight will release the new album "Gemini" on Motown in August. A tour ...

  28. 'Nashville Star' Outlines Tour

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first "Nashville Star" tour, featuring winner Brad Cotter and the three finalists from the popular USA Network television show, begins June 18 at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio. The tour i The first "Nashville Star" ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Summary of this week's activities. - Nashville attorney Russ Farrar is now a partner with Ohio-based gospel group, The Signature Sound Quartet . Farrar, who continues as legal counsel, will now oversee the group's business affairs. Farra ...

  32. ZZ Top Revs Up Summer Tour

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a North American summer tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The shows begin June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita F ZZ Top will celebrate its recent induction int ...

  33. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  34. Connick Ready To Hit The Road

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center, with dates on the books until Sept. 4-5 at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Harry Connick Jr., begins an extensive tour April 29 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Cen ...

  35. Palazzo Joins HOB As Talent Buyer

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paola Palazzo, a former Creative Artists Agency agent, has joined House of Blues Concerts (HOB) as a talent buyer. Paola Palazzo, a former Creative Artists Agency agent, has joined House of Blues Concerts (HOB) as a talent buyer. Palazzo will work ...

  36. Canadian Film Honcho Backs CAA Pact

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film czar Richard Stursberg supports a deal between the Canadian government and Creative Artists Agency that aims to help Canadian film producers attract talent and obtain financing for their TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter)--Canadian film cz ...

  37. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  38. Tim McGraw Sets Summer Dates

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000453074">As first tipped here</A>, Tim McGraw will play a U.S. amphitheater tour of 30-plus dates As first tipped here , T ...

  39. Rhonda Vincent Signs Deal With Upper Management

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Herb Sandker, president of Upper Management, has signed a new management deal with Rounder Records recording artist Rhonda Vincent. NASHVILLE-- Herb Sandker , president of Upper Management, has signed a new management deal with Rounder Records rec ...

  40. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  41. Heavy Metal Band Urges Bush To Acknowledge Armenian Genocide

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. NASHVILLE--Heavy metal band System of a Down is urging the Bush administration to acknowledge Armenian genocide. The band is asking the U.S. Cong ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Medina Countersues Martin

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who managed Ricky Martin for 12 years, has filed a $63.5 million countersuit against his former client, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and pa Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who ...

  44. McGraw Sets Benefit, Summer Tour

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will headline an April 10 concert in Austin, Texas, to benefit the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Organization. A summer amphitheater tour will follow. Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will headline an ...

  45. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

  46. CAA Inks Morrissey

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. The melancholic a ...

  47. CAA Inks Morrissey

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. Morrissey has signed with Creative Artists Agency. At deadline, there was no official word of a tour in the works. The melancholic a ...

  48. Beyoncé, Missy, Alicia To Hit Road In March

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair -- urban style. That's the concept behind the upcoming U.S. tour by co-headliners Beyonc&#233;, Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys. Dubbed the Verizon Triple Threat Tour, the arena trek -- firs Lilith Fair -- urban style. That' ...

  49. Brauner, Tirado Join CAA In New York

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Creative Artists Agency's music division now has a New York presence. Joe Brauner and Mario Tirado, both most recently of Monterey Peninsula Artists in the city, have shifted to CAA as agents. They br Creative Artists Agency's music divi ...

  50. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for a tour by the three stars. Final negotiations are under way for a tour by Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Alicia Keys, Bulletin has learned. The three-all booked by Creative Artists Agency-will play arenas in about ...

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