Geography of California

  1. Carole Kinzel

    November 28, 2012 2:27 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency Coachella Champion Carole Kinzel of Creative Artists Agency ranks among the leading agents of all time from either gender. Take, for example, the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., where Kinzel is widely recognized ...

  2. Alex Pham Named Billboard Senior Correspondent

    September 21, 2012 1:32 PM EDT Billboard announced today the appointment of Alex Pham as Senior Correspondent where she will be responsible for covering new platforms and technologies in and around the music space, including startups and investments, Silicon Valley, and top com ...

  3. Morning Fix: Tupac Hologram Company Goes Broke, More Coachellas? J.Lo's Cable Channel, iPhone 5!

    September 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters: Breaking News, Touring, Top 40, Country and many more. AEG ATTORNEY FIRES BACK OVER MICHAEL JACKSON EMAILS: 'NOBODY IS TELLING THE STORY PROPERLY': A series of c ...

  4. Backbeat: Why Vevo's San Francisco Product Team Works Out of Michael Cerda's Garage

    July 31, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Garage Band: Vevo Software Developers Dan Peachey, Matt Torbin, Kiran Karunakaran, Jeff Carnegie, Ilya Tchak, Brady Sammons, Dave Hagedorn; Product Manager Jon Li (foreground). (Photo: Michael Cerda) Some companies have literally started in a gara ...

  5. Irving Azoff and Coachella Founders Headline Billboard Touring Conference in November

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Touring Conference To Feature Azoff Q&A, Coachella FoundersMega-manager Irving Azoff will be the keynote Q&A at the ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Addi ...

  6. Irving Azoff, Coachella Team to Speak at 2012 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    July 19, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Billboard's top 2012 Power Player Irving Azoff has been announced as a keynote Q&A for the 9th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Addi ...

  7. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  8. Goldenvoice to Launch Coachella Cruise With Cloud Nothings, Girl Talk, Others: Sources

    July 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, are expected to announce later today the launch of a Coachella cruise, informed sources reportedly told the Los Angeles Times . Sources told Billboard.biz earlier today that two of the acts on the cruise will b ...

  9. Coachella Festival to Remain in Indio

    July 06, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Despite fears that new tax regulations were set to push the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out of its Indio, Calif. home, reports have stated that the lawmaker who introduced the new ticket tax has backed down from the proposed legislati ...

  10. Coachella, Stagecoach Promoter Goldenvoice Threatens To Move Festivals Over Proposed Tax (Report)

    July 03, 2012 8:12 PM EDT AEG Live subsidiary Goldenvoice, which produces the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., is reportedly threatening to move the events out of Coachella Valley after 2013 if the city goes forward with ...

  11. Coachella 2013 Returning For Two Weekends With Increased Ticket Prices

    May 14, 2012 3:02 PM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again dip into two separate weekends in 2013, after successfully debuting the six-day model -- with the same lineup for each weekend -- in 2012. The festival's official website announced ...

  12. How Train Came to Bottle a Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah

    May 03, 2012 6:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Backstage with the rock band Train before a performance at San Francisco's hallowed Great American Music Hall may not be quite what you expect from a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum group. What's missing from the dre ...

  13. Backbeat: tUnE-yArDs, Manchester Orchestra, Z-Trip Sweat Through Coachella's Second Weekend

    April 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis overcoming Coachella's desert heat that kicked-in the second weekend. (Photo: Jeff Miller) INDIO, CALIF. -- tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis, played a set under the harsh sun during the day on Saturday at Coachell ...

  14. Backbeat: AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Boards The Coachella Bus

    April 14, 2012 3:30 PM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips stops by the Pioneer Coach bus at Coachella to visit with Billboards Ray Waddell at the blustery Day Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live This crew stopped by the legendary Monte Carlo Steakhouse on Route ...

  15. Goldenvoice Buys Acreage of Coachella Festival Site

    March 25, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoter of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, last week completed the purchase of 280 acres of land comprised of Eldorado Polo Club, Triangle Bar Farms, Fish Creek and Ambassador Gle ...

  16. Backbeat: Raphael Saadiq Rocks, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Predicts Big Adele Grammy Wins @ Delta Party

    February 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Getting the party started (from left) Rafael Saadiq, Raquel Davis, Estelle and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meet up at the Getty House for the Delta Air Lines pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Joe Scarnici) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set th ...

  17. Coachella Sells Out

    January 13, 2012 4:24 PM EST This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held consecutive weekends on April 13-15 and April 20-22 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., has sold out in just under three hours, according to the festival's Twitter acc ...

  18. Backbeat: The Knux Rock the Vote at W Los Angeles - Westwood

    October 27, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Knux perform at W Los Angeles - Westwood on Oct. 20. Alt-rappers the Knux and DJ CC Sheffield helped usher in the second "Rock the Vote Nights" at the W Los Angeles - Westwood on Oct. 20. The event, part of non-profit organization Ro ...

  19. Coachella, Stagecoach Approved for Two More Years by Indio City Council

    October 24, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The three-day-long Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is expanding to two back-to-back weekends in 2012 in an effort to meet the "overwhelming" demand for tickets (the 2010 fest sold out in a week). Crucial in that equation for pro ...

  20. Kate Bush to Release New Studio Album, '50 Words for Snow,' on Anti- Records

    October 03, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Kate Bush newest studio album -- and second release of 2011 -- " 50 Words For Snow ," will be released on Anti- Records in the U.S., the company announced today. The album is due November 21. While the singer's " Director' ...

  21. Heineken-Sponsored Conectate Tour Launches New Website

    July 28, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Heineken and MX Live Entertainment have launched a new website featuring music acts from the Conéctate Con Heineken tour. Included in the concert series is the Mexican rock band Zoe, who performs July 30 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia. The band i ...

  22. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett Explains Coachella's Expansion to Two Weekends

    June 01, 2011 1:07 PM EDT The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett ...

  23. Coachella 2012 Expanding to Two Weekends

    May 31, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Coachella 2012 will be held over two consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA., according to festival organizers. Next year the festival will attempt to produce two identical weekends with the same lineup, location and art install ...

  24. Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cee-Lo Announced For 2011 Hangout Music Festival

    February 01, 2011 3:40 PM EST The Hangout Music Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which includes Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green. The festival, now in its second year, will run the weekend of ...

  25. Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 26, 2011 9:08 PM EST The 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has sold out, a week after the lineup was announced and tickets went on sale. Organizers of the event, which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, Calif., posted a notice on the Coachella website that "f ...

  26. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  27. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  28. Game Robbed Of $75K And Jewelry On Xmas Eve, Takes To Twitter

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST While shopping on Friday (Dec. 24) at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif., rapper Game discovered that jewelry and $75,000 were stolen from his friend's vehicle. He later went on twitter to vent about it. "So, heres my day: ...

  29. Ronni Chasen Memorial Planned In NYC

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST A memorial for native New Yorker Ronni Chasen will be held Wednesday night (Nov. 17) at Michael's in Manhattan, a restaurant staffer tells the Hollywood Reporter. On Tuesday night (Nov. 16), a small gathering of close friends was held at the ...

  30. Business Matters: Live Nation, Terra Firma, eMusic and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Has Live Nation’s stock bottomed out? After closing at $8.43 on August 11, the company’s shares have inched upward and closed at $9.09 on Wednesday. Before last week, Live Nation had c ...

  31. Tower Records Founder Solomon To Get Retirement Send-off

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that Russ Solomon's R5 outlet is in the hands of Dimple Records, the new owners are throwing a retirement party on Saturday (July 17) for the 84-year old music retailing legend, who founded Tower Records. In honor of the event, Dimple own ...

  32. Espinoza Paz To Visit 12 Cities On First U.S. Headlining Trek

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican artist Espinoza Paz will visit 12 U.S. cities on his “Nace Una Estrella” tour, promoted by AEG Live. The tour starts June 19 at Denver’s Wells Fargo Theatre and wraps Aug. 28 at New York’s Nokia Theatre. This is the first U.S. hea ...

  33. Coachella Hits Record Attendance

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts performing were Jay-Z, ...

  34. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Marshall's death in New York City was confirmed ...

  35. Cardenas Marketing Network Opens Los Angeles Office

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN), the event marketing and sponsorship company specializing in the Latin market and with offices in Miami and Chicago, is opening its West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Calif. CMN’s L.A. office will be headed by Ingr ...

  36. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland will headline the 2010 Stagecoach country music festival, to be held April 24-25 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Additional performers on the country, folk and bluegrass-heavy lineu ...

  37. Univision Revenues Dip 4% In Q2

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications' financial results for the second quarter and for the first six months ending June 30, 2009, showed the company had slowed down the revenue decline it registered for the first quarter. Net revenue declined 4% for the ...

  38. Business Briefs: NARM, Clear Channel, Echo Nest

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The San Diego Union-Tribune has a preview of this year's NARM conference , being held in San Diego from June 7-9. "Today, with CD sales plummeting, NARM faces challenges that would have been unthinkable only a decade ago, with or with ...

  39. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 ...

  40. Latin Radio Briefs: 'Don Cheto,' SBS Moves

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. (LBI) has announced that its "El Show de Don Cheto" morning show -- hosted by Juan Razo -- is now airing on Sinclair regional Mexican KXTS (98.7 FM)/Santa Rosa, Calif. "We are ...

  41. Latin Lockdown Tour To Roll Out In January

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin urban artists Lil Rob, MC Magic, Down ("Lean Like a Cholo"), Brown Boy, Kid Frost, Lighter Shade of Brown, La La and Lil Uno are scheduled to kick off the Latin Lockdown tour Jan. 17. The concert at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, ...

  42. Bicycle Acquires Majority Interest In Raul Malo Catalog

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a majority interest in Raul Malo’s Rumbalo music catalog, which includes hits recorded by The Mavericks and Malo’s solo performing and songwriting career. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The catalog inc ...

  43. Latin Radio Briefs: WLCC, La Luz Goes Christmas, Lazer

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Adam Lindemann, Mega Communications' owner, is exiting the radio business and has donated WLCC (La Ley)/Tampa to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. The MMTC will take over the station before the end of the year, MMTC executiv ...

  44. Stagecoach Snags Kid Rock, Reba, Paisley, Chesney

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held April 25-26 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets for the event, which is produced by Goldenvoice, the Messina Gr ...

  45. Hispanic Broadcasters Sue Each Other

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gold Coast Radio and Lazer Broadcasting are suing each other, reports the Ventura County Star . Gold Coast, which owns regional Mexican KMLA (La M)/Oxnard, Calif., and promoter Universo Musical, allege actions taken by Lazer have damaged their bus ...

  46. Coachella Moves 2009 Dates Up Two Weeks

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is moving its 2009 dates up two weeks to April 17-19, Billboard has learned. The event will take place as usual at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., with a lineup to be confirmed early next year. Go ...

  47. Exa San Diego Welcomes 'El Pacorro'

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MVS Radio Latin pop XGLX (Exa)/San Diego has a new morning show, "El Pacorro en la Mañana," which replaces "La Papaya con El Gonzo." Francisco Galvez "El Pacorro" was previously on Univision Radio Spanish oldies KRCD ...

  48. Digital Briefs: Metallica On ‘Guitar Hero,’ UMG Taps Bell

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Every song from Metallica’s upcoming album, “Death Magnetic,” will be available for gamers to download and play on “Guitar Hero III” and its sequel “Guitar Hero World Tour” on the same day that it is released to retail, the band said on its Web ...

  49. Kem, Whalum, Ayers Lead Lineup For 21st Long Beach Jazz Fest

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will take place Aug. 8-10 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, Calif. The lineup encompasses a wide range of noted R&B and jazz acts such as Kirk Whalum, Chrisette Michelle, Roy Ayers, Michael Franks, ...

  50. Don Cheto Leads L.A. Station To Top Spot

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio host Don Cheto has closed the gap with uber-popular Piolín among Hispanic listeners in the flagship Los Angeles market, according to Arbitron's Winter 2008 book. "El Show de Don Cheto" on Liberman Broadcasting's KBUE and ...

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