Front Line Management

  1. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  2. Jeffrey Azoff, Son of Irving, Joins CAA as Music Agent

    October 10, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Music manager Jeffrey Azoff is joining talent agency CAA, where he will work as a music agent. He will start with the agency on Oct. 22. Register today for the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards November 7-8 in New York City and Save $50. ( ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: James L. Dolan

    January 26, 2012 8:48 PM EST No. 81 James L. Dolan Executive chairman; president/CEO Madison Square Garden Co. Cablevision Systems The Big Show... In a city full of power players, few loom larger than James (Jim) Dolan, the man who runs Madison Square Garden and its affiliate ...

  4. U2, Journey, Taylor Swift Among Winners At 8th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2011 9:30 PM EST U2, Journey, Kenny Chesney, Perry Farrell and Taylor Swift were among the winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Top touring industry award honorees included Live Nation (Top Promoter), C3 Pres ...

  5. Exclusive: Irving Azoff Talks Live Nation's Purchase Of Front Line Shares, Board Reorganization

    February 07, 2011 6:12 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff says today's announcement of the company's purchase of the remaining shares of Front Line Management from Azoff and Madison Square Garden "made incredible financial sense," in an ...

  6. Front Line Sues Axl Rose For Nearly $2 Million

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose is being sued by Front Line Management, which claims the singer owes him nearly $2 million in unpaid commissions. Front Line Management, founded by Irving Azoff, sued Rose in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 25) for nearly $1.9 million in u ...

  7. Q3 Earnings: Industry Financial Snapshot

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dour financial results have never looked so good. With a few exceptions, Q3's earnings results offered a snapshot of repeated losses and turnaround plans bearing little fruit. But in today’s environment, survival is a marker of success. Music ...

  8. Managers For Coldplay, Beyonce Discuss Ticketing, Label Roles

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Some of the industry's most influential artist managers gathered Thursday at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York to discuss their ever-evolving roles in overseeing their artists' brands. Billboard editorial ...

  9. U.S. Likely To Follow U.K. Objections On Ticketmaster

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. appear likely to impose conditions on the merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. now that British authorities came out against the deal Thursday. The U.K ...

  10. Live Nation 2Q Loss Widens As Revenue Falls

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Live Nation Inc. said Thursday its loss widened in the second quarter as revenue dipped and it logged costs related to its proposed merger with ticket seller TicketMaster Entertainment Inc. Los Angeles-based Live Nation, which is ...

  11. Josh Groban Signs On With Azoff

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irving Azoff, CEO of Front Line Management, has signed Josh Groban for worldwide career management. Azoff will personally represent Groban, who had previously been managed by Brian Avnet Management. Groban will be guided under the Azoffmusic Manag ...

  12. Artists Get Their Own Channels In Clear Channel Deal

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists like the Eagles and Christina Aguilera can now play DJ, at least online. Clear Channel Radio and Front Line Management are creating artist personal experience (a.p.e.) radio, a stand-alone company that will allow musicians to produce their ...

  13. Ticketmaster: Lenders Approve Live Nation Deal

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc said on Tuesday it has received the required approval from its lenders for its proposed merger with Live Nation Inc, the world's largest concert promoter. The leading ticketing company said more than 50 percent ...

  14. Experts: Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Has A Chance

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the world's biggest concert promoter and largest ticket seller announced they would merge last month, it seemed unlikely that antitrust enforcers would approve the creation of such an entertainment giant. But some competition experts, se ...

  15. Warner Music Results Beat Street View, Sales Dip

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group posted better than expected results on Thursday, despite falling CD sales and slower growth in digital revenue. Net profit for the fiscal first quarter came in at $23 million, or 15 cents a share, compared with loss of $16 milli ...

  16. Report: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Close To Merger

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation -- two of the most powerful companies in the music business -- could be merging as soon as next week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The announcement arrives on the heels of Live Nation ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Madison Square Garden Aligns With Azoff-led Front Line

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has acquired a minority equity interest in Front Line Management, the Irving Azoff-led management firm held by IAC and Warner Music Group. Front Line represents a wide range of major artists, including the Eagles, Jimmy Buffe ...

  19. AEG Live, Ticketmaster, Cablevision Deal In The Works

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple sources confirm to Billboard.biz that a deal is imminent for a partnership of Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment owner Cablevision to acquire about 49% of AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Gr ...

  20. Promotion Wars

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST News of a blockbuster deal among major players AEG Live, Ticketmaster and Cablevision has sent ripples through the live business. Multiple sources confirm to Billboard that a deal is imminent for Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainmen ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Spectacle Teams With Front Line

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andy Gould and Dan Dalton's Spectacle Entertainment Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Front Line Management, the Los Angeles-based firm headed by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman. Gould and Dalton established Spectacle Entertain ...