Grateful Dead

  1. David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM EST David Renzer, former Univeral Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO, has been installed as chairman of Spirit Music Group, the indie publisher that owns the Pete Townshend, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marc Bolan catalogs, among other notable songwr ...

  2. Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST “[Skrillex] was a little nervous earlier that this would be a Grateful Dead quiz,” joked Paradigm Agency’s Jonathan Levine, the moderator of the Billboard Touring Conference’s keynote case study “The Golden Road: Lessons Learned From the Dead.& ...

  3. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Signs Unique Agreement with Brooklyn Bowl's Peter Shapiro (Report)

    November 04, 2013 1:37 PM EST Phil Lesh, bassist and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has agreed to a unique and (hopefully) mutually beneficial touring agreement with Peter Shapiro, the Brooklyn-based owner and promoter of venues the Brooklyn Bowl and Port Chester� ...

  4. Ashley Capps on This Weekend's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Asheville, Bonnaroo, Way More (Q&A)

    October 23, 2013 5:49 PM EDT This coming weekend marks the launch of a new music festival franchise in Asheville, North Carolina. The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit runs Oct. 25-27 and will feature mostly smaller electronic music artists with the notable exception ...

  5. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  6. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  7. Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner, Warren Haynes, Tre Williams Talk On-Stage Perspectives at Billboard Touring Conf

    November 08, 2012 10:14 AM EST On The Road (from left to right): Tre Williams, Mark Farner, Warren Hayes, and Ray Waddell. (Photo: Michael Seto) For the Touring Conference's final presentation of Day 1 (Nov. 7), it was time to get out from behind the desks and see what thi ...

  8. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  9. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  10. Chris Robinson's Fresh Jams

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman marches on with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. In 2011, Chris Robinson Brotherhood played 118 shows before ever releasing an album, which meant concert-goers only knew one thing when they bought tickets: This was the new band of ...

  11. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  12. Charts: Ross Is Boss, Whitney Houston 'Sparkles'

    August 08, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  13. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  14. Backbeat: Iridium Nightclub Launches Record Label with Loose Set by Jane Monheit, Les Paul Trio

    April 03, 2012 2:44 PM EDT Jane Monheit performing with The Les Paul Trio at Iridium in New York on Monday night (photo: Frank White) The Iridium nightclub in New York's theater district came to prominence as a jazz room that once a week hosted Les Paul, the legendary ...

  15. Morning Heds: Facebook Wants Vevo, Wikipedia's SOPA Traffic Surge, Simon Cowell Calls Self 'Too Cocky'

    January 20, 2012 7:10 AM EST Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host CNET Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET. D ...

  16. Black Friday, Cyber Monday Great for Retailers; Record-Store Day Items Drive Music Sales

    November 29, 2011 1:42 PM EST While music merchants say that they too, like retail in general, experienced a strong sales for the Black Friday weekend, some of them acknowledge that music wasn't leading the charge. "We had a great weekend," says one chain execut ...

  17. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  18. Peter Thea Named Executive VP of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 15, 2011 12:50 PM EST Universal Republic/Island Def Jam chairman and CEO Barry Weiss announced today that the company has appointed Peter Thea as Executive Vice President of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam, in a move to expand management in the labels' A&a ...

  19. Last Call With Carson Daly Kicks Off With Greek Theatre Shows; David Guetta, Game, Kreayshawn To Guest

    September 15, 2011 2:31 PM EDT NBC's music-oriented talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly" will kick off its 11th season on Sept. 20 with performances filmed this summer at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. Performances from last week's concert headlined by Thiever ...

  20. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  21. Bruce Springsteen Eulogizes Sax Man Clarence Clemons at Funeral

    June 21, 2011 9:30 PM EDT PALM BEACH, Fla. - Bruce Springsteen eloquently eulogized his friend of more than four decades and E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons Tuesday at a private funeral at a small Florida church. The roughly two-hour service for the 69-year-old ...

  22. Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry'

    May 18, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry' The blurb on the back cover pretty much says it all: "Reading this book won't make you any happier about spending four hundred bucks to go to a rock s ...

  23. Phish to Stage Super Ball IX in Upstate NY

    March 31, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Talk of an upcoming Phish fest for upstate New York has been swimming around the blogs for weeks, and today Phish confirms the band will host Super Ball IX at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York July 1-3. The shows will cap Phish's ...

  24. Music Industry Responds to Steve Stoute's NYT Ad Critical of Grammys

    February 23, 2011 7:28 AM EST Steve Stoute's open letter attacking the Grammy Awards took five days for him to write but had music industry pundits debating within hours of its publication -- and even several days later. Here, a few reactions to his New York Times missive ...

  25. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  26. The Billboard Q&A: Warren Haynes

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Between Multiple Bands, Warren Haynes Stays On Track With His Evil Teen Label Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock'n'roll's consummate jam band professional-and these days, that isn't a contradiction in terms. A ma ...

  27. Editorial: Give It Away

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, I was in a band that was poised to go for it when one of the core members chickened out. With my dream on hold, I took a day job in venture capital that worked out better than I could have imagined. During the past 27 years, I have been a ...

  28. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  29. Woodstock Co-founder Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.biz that his vision is "a free event... ...

  30. MTV Games, Warner: No 'Rock Band' Boycott Of WMG Artists

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Games is not boycotting Warner Music Group artists from the “Rock Band” franchise, despite what an article in the current Wired magazine claims, according to sources from both camps. Rather, the impasse is best described as a stalemate. WMG CE ...

  31. Nederlander To Exclusively Book San Jose Venue

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nederlander Concerts has struck a deal with Team San Jose for the former to be the exclusive talent booker for the 3,000-seat Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. "I've always had an interest in [San Jose] because of the lack of attentio ...

  32. The Dead Returning To The Road In '09

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spurred on by two reunions at benefits for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will embark on their first tour in five years this spring. The Dead will hit the road beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and w ...

  33. Warner Music Canada Locks In Merch Deal

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Canada has inked a deal with music merchandising company Philcos Enterpriser Ltd. that will see it offer sales, manufacturing and distribution for a variety of clothing and other items relating to the record label's artists. The ...

  34. Grateful Dead Lawyer Kant Dies At 77

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Harold (Hal) Sanford Kant died on Sunday (Oct. 19) after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 77. For over thirty-five years, the politically conservative, registered Republican was the principal lawyer and general counsel for the seminal Sixties ro ...

  35. Bill Graham Foundation To Host N.Y. Benefit

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In memory of the legendary concert promoter who helped revolutionize the modern day live entertainment business, the San Francisco-based Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is holding its first East Coast benefit concert May 27 at the Fillmore New Yor ...

  36. Report: Grateful Dead Wins Dismissal Of Archive's Claims

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other musicians won the dismissal of most claims filed by rock archive Web site Wolfgang's Vault, according to Bloomberg.com . In December, the musicians sued Wolfgang's Vault claiming that ...

  37. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  38. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. In December, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Santana and the Do ...

  39. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  40. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "The thing about a lifetime achievement award ...

  41. Doors, Dead To Receive Grammys

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands The Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Callas, organizers said Tuesday. Other honorees incl ...

  42. Live Nation Acquires Musictoday

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Firm founded by Coran Capshaw. Live Nation has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a Charlottesville, Va.-based Web services and e-commerce firm founded by Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw. Key Musictoday staffers, including ...

  43. Madison Square Garden To Honor Harrison

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Walk of Fame' plaque to be presented Aug. 1. Madison Square Garden in New York City will mark the 35th anniversary of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque in the famed arena’s "Walk of Fame.” Th ...

  44. CMH Records Names Maxin Sales VP

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Navarre, Capitol-EMI, WEA. CMH Records has hired Ed Maxin as VP of sales. A distribution veteran, Maxin is the former sales director of Navarre Entertainment Media and has also worked for Capitol-EMI and WEA. The Los Angele ...

  45. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has purchased a majority stake in Trunk LTD., a high-end licensing and merchandise firm. The purchase price was not disclosed. Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and ve ...

  46. Grateful Dead, Rhino Enter Exclusive Deal

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Includes unreleased live concert recordings. Grateful Dead Productions (GDP) has appointed Rhino Entertainment the exclusive manager of its entire repertoire of intellectual property. Under the license agreement, Rhino is responsible for the full ...

  47. Paul Pena, Blues Guitarist and Songwriter, Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wrote 'Jet Airliner' by the Steve Miller Band. Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band, died in San Francsico on Saturday. He was 55. The cause was complications of diabetes ...

  48. Columbia Inks Anastasio

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist's CD expected in November. Columbia has signed former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, who has spent his entire career on Elektra. The artist's label debut, "Shine," will be released Nov. 1 as a DualDisc. ...

  49. Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fiddle virtuoso was 77. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died on August 16 at his daughter, Midge Cranor’s, home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 77. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis ...

  50. DualDisc: Delivering Value

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The creative possibilities are endless, and the potential for DualDisc has already been demonstrated. If you don't believe me, try listening to Miles Davis' timeless recording "Kind of Blue" in sparkl Fred Fox is executive VP o ...

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