Elvis Presley Enterprises

  1. Elvis Presley's Planes to Depart Graceland Following Management Shift

    July 02, 2014 11:40 AM EDT For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a ...

  2. Small Town Media Retailer Hastings to Be Acquired By Owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises

    March 17, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Hastings Entertainment will be acquired by companies owned by Joel Weinshanker, the licensing and merchandising entrepreneur who controls National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc., which is a major player in "Twilight" and El ...

  3. Elvis' New 'Owners' Mulling Graceland Upgrades, Entrance Into Luxury Market

    November 26, 2013 11:35 AM EST An executive with the company that purchased Elvis Presley's intellectual property says it is discussing ways to expand the late rock and roll icon's brand and upgrades to the Graceland tourist attraction. Nick Woodhouse, president and c ...

  4. Elvis Presley's Intellectual Property Rights Sold to Authentic Brands

    November 19, 2013 6:44 PM EST The money-making enterprise called Elvis Presley has been sold. Authentic Brands Group said Tuesday it has bought Elvis Presley's intellectual property from CORE Media Group and is partnering with the founder of another company to operate t ...

  5. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  6. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  7. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  8. Elvis Will Be the Next Dead Music Star to Get a Hologram

    June 06, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Elvis Presley is still dead, but he's making some comeback performances soon. Digital Domain Media Group, creator of the "holographic" Tupac Shakur at Coachella, has announced an exclusive deal with the Core Media Group to jointly p ...

  9. 'American Idol' Rights Owner Rebrands Itself As Core Media Group

    May 31, 2012 5:13 PM EDT CKx, which owns the rights to "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has relaunched itself as Core Media Group. Along with the rebranding, President Marc Graboff announced on Thursday that the company has hired four ...

  10. Tupac Coachella Hologram 'Very Unique' Legally, Says Music Attorney Donald Passman

    April 17, 2012 7:46 PM EDT The Tupac Shakur "hologram" used onstage at Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival over the weekend isn't a novelty in just the live music business. It's also a rarity in entertainment law. "It's very unique," ...

  11. Lisa Marie Presley Considering Elvis Film

    February 01, 2012 7:51 PM EST Over the years, Lisa Marie Presley has become dissatisfied with movies chronicling her father's life, so she just might make a film about the rock 'n' roll icon. The daughter of Elvis Presley said she has been in talks about a movie ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  13. Elvis Presley Feature Film Based on Sonny West Book Planned For 2012

    September 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT A documentary filmmaker is riding with the King. John Scheinfeld, who has chronicled the lives of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and others in documentaries, will direct the first-ever feature film based on the life of Elvis Presley. RLF Victor Produc ...

  14. 'American Idol' Owner CKx to Be Sold to Financial Firm for $509 Million

    May 10, 2011 4:16 PM EDT CKx Inc., owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer 19 Entertainment, said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of financial firm Apollo Global Management. The deal values the company at around $509 million whe ...

  15. Elvis Presley Estate Sues Music Publisher for $5 Million

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns a 50% interest in the King's compositions, is suing music publisher Chrysalis Music Group, claiming as much as $5 million in owed royalty payments. In a lawsuit filed last week in New York Supreme Court, ...

  16. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  17. New Show, Exhibits To Mark Elvis' 75th Birthday

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's legacy will be marked in force next year in a 75th anniversary birthday celebration featuring a new Cirque du Soleil production, movie marathons, a Facebook application and a cruise. Elvis Presley Enterprises has rolled out a ...

  18. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  19. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  20. Cherry Lane Admins Full Elvis Rights

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Publishing will now be handling full administration rights to the Elvis Presley catalog. The publisher, which previously administered 25% of the catalog for the estate of Jean Aberbach, will now be handling 100% of the admin righ ...

  21. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  22. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  23. Diggit Brings Elvis To Cell Phones

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mobile content distributor Diggit Entertainment has announced a partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises. The New York-based wireless company will offer Presley ringtones and screensavers to major c Mobile content distributor Diggit Entertainmen ...