John Amato

  1. Scooter Braun, CAA's Rob Light on the Future of Music at Milken Conference (Video)

    April 30, 2014 3:18 PM EDT Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun and CAA Music Dept. head Rob Light were two of the six panelists holding forth on “The Evolution of Music and the Music Consumer” at yesterday’s Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton. They wer ...

  2. Irving Azoff Tells Milken Conference Technology Services Show 'Lack of Respect' for IP

    April 30, 2014 1:35 AM EDT Speaking to a packed room at the Milken Institute Global Conference Tuesday, Irving Azoff said he's hopeful about the future of the music industry despite "the lack of respect" for IP from a lot of technology services. Azoff was spe ...

  3. Billboard and Twitter Partner To Create ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’

    March 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT New charts will be the first to use Twitter data to identify the top and emerging tracks and artists of the moment  Billboard and social media platform Twitter today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership to create Billboard Twitter ...

  4. Billboard Names Mike Bruno VP of Digital Content & Programming, Shirley Halperin Music Editor

    February 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST Mike Bruno has been named Billboard’s VP of digital content and programming, and Shirley Halperin the publication’s music editor. The announcement was made jointly by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; ...

  5. Janice Min to Head Billboard, THR as Co-President of Entertainment Group for Guggenheim

    January 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST Guggenheim Media today announced that Janice Min has been tapped to lead Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. In her expanded role, which is effective immediate ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard’s BBMA Welcome Dinner at Hakkasan Las Vegas

    May 19, 2013 2:49 PM EDT  On Friday Night, Billboard hosted a special Billboard Music Awards welcome dinner presented by Samsung Galaxy S4 at the brand-new Hakkasan nightclub/restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel. Several dozen VIPs in town for the big show gathered over fo ...

  7. Guggenheim Digital Media Announces Formation of Billboard Group

    April 17, 2013 6:46 PM EDT Guggenheim Digital Media is creating a newly expanded Billboard Group that will include the Backstage and Sonic Bids businesses as it looks to the three brands’ combined strengths to develop a platform for entertainment industry professionals. ...

  8. Backstage Acquires Sonicbids

    January 30, 2013 12:00 PM EST Backstage, the publication specializing in casting, auditions and entertainment-industry opportunities, today announced that it has acquired Sonicbids, the platform for bands to book opportunities and market themselves online. The deal, financed b ...