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  1. Shania Twain to End Vegas Run in December

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Country superstar Shania Twain says she'll end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she began performing at Caesars Palace. Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, i ...

  2. Live Nation, MGM Resorts Team for New Country Festival in Las Vegas

    July 17, 2014 12:13 PM EDT A country music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in the genre will descend on Las Vegas this fall, taking a cue from the massive rock, pop, electronic dance music and indie festivals that have recently made Sin City home. Concert p ...

  3. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Coroner's Report Reveals Attendee's Death as Ecstasy Overdose

    July 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Related EDM Power Players 2014: Vegas Bets Big on Electri ...

  4. Electric Daisy's Value to Vegas In One Graphic

    June 30, 2014 1:58 PM EDT This article first appeared in the July 5th issue of Billboard Magazine . The just-wrapped fourth edition of Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival broke its own records as the world’s largest dance festival, hosting a record 400,000 attendees who ...

  5. EDMBiz Successfully Wraps Third Annual Conference in Las Vegas

    June 27, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Artists, promoters, agents, bloggers, investors, media experts and more from around the country and all over the globe gathered to share their knowledge, experience and overall thoughts on the state of the industry’s past, present and future. The ...

  6. Michael Jackson Remains a Provider 5 Years After His Death

    June 20, 2014 12:47 PM EDT It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently de ...

  7. Paul van Dyk Collabs with TOMS for Shoe & Eyewear Line

    June 16, 2014 12:06 PM EDT Trance icon Paul van Dyk is dancing into a new world: fashion. Tomorrow (June 17), he’ll release a collaborative collection with California cool brand TOMS. The TOMS x Paul van Dyk shoe The shoes and eyewear collab will feature a galaxy-inspired d ...

  8. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour Failed Due to 'Horrific' Ticket Sales, Says Promoter

    June 06, 2014 3:39 PM EDT The cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular tour before it ever launched June 9 in New Orleans was due to “horrific” ticket sales, according to producer Michael Cohl, producer of the tour with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Really Usef ...

  9. Michael Jackson's Former Publicist Can't Revive $44 Million Lawsuit

    May 13, 2014 1:32 PM EDT An appeals court considered what to do about a "newly discovered" letter concerning the singer, his former rep and the Sultan of Brunei. Long before Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, spurred a Hollywood boycott of the Beverly Hills ...

  10. Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea to Perform on 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 12, 2014 11:07 AM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards has a huge problem on its hands. Breakout stars Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea will perform their hit single "Problem" at this year's ceremony, being held on Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas. Azalea is also ...

  11. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood to Debut Duet on Billboard Music Awards

    May 07, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, two of the most dynamic women in country music, will performersat the 2014 Billboard Music Awards , being held Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now ...

  12. Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal In Vegas Battery Case

    April 14, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayt ...

  13. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry Lead 2014 Billboard Music Award Finalists

    April 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also contend in several major categories The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by J ...

  14. Depeche Mode Tops Hot Tours With $29.7 Million Gross

    March 27, 2014 6:10 PM EDT Depeche Mode’s international Delta Machine tour is now on the books with the final box office stats reported from the tour's closing European leg of 40 cities over a four-month span. The legendary electronic music group tops this week’s bevy ...

  15. Giorgio Moroder On His Daft-Punk-Fueled Re-Emergence, DJ Gigs, Vegas Hotel Show

    February 09, 2014 5:36 PM EST This story originally appeard in the new issue of Billboard. Pick-up this issue here. Subsribe to Billboard here. Producer Giorgio Moroder, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer (“I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby”) before conj ...

  16. Ice-T, Coco Austin Hint at Talk Show With Ryan Seacrest Productions

    February 04, 2014 5:57 PM EST "You feel the need to be entertaining, and before you know it, you doing dumb shit you normally wouldn't do," said the rapper-actor of halting E!'s "Ice Loves Coco" after three seasons. Ice-T is officially done with & ...

  17. Brooklyn Bowl Bringing Vibe to Las Vegas; Announces Initial Band Bookings

    January 28, 2014 3:16 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. ...

  18. CES: Music Plays with Wearables, Portables and Recyclables

    January 09, 2014 11:18 AM EST The decibels generated by 3,800 companies hawking their electronics wares at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week could rival a KISS concert. Not to worry. We’ve combed through the show’s offerings and selected a handful of the mor ...

  19. CES: Qualcomm Wants Gadgets to 'AllPlay' Together

    January 06, 2014 4:14 PM EST The goal of being able to wirelessly control all of your home's entertainment devices via a mobile app took one step closer to reality Monday as technology giant Qualcomm Inc. unveiled its AllPlay technology standard at the annual Consumer El ...

  20. CES: Consumer Spending on Electronics Predicted to Decline

    January 06, 2014 2:35 PM EST The amount of money estimated to be spent on consumer electronics will likely decline in 2014, as growth in smartphone and tablet sales slow and as prices continue to drop, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.   Global spending is ex ...

  21. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  22. Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Reveals Plan For Las Vegas Festival in 2015: Exclusive

    November 25, 2013 4:32 PM EST The Rock in Rio music festival is slated to hit the Las Vegas strip in May 2015, Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina revealed exclusively to Billboard Monday.   Medina predicts that the four-day Rock in Rio Las Vegas he says is planned for early ...

  23. 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� ...

  24. William Morris Endeavor Paid $150K to Satisfy Gambler's Debt to Deadmau5

    October 11, 2013 9:42 AM EDT On Feb. 21, 2011, the popular electronic musician Deadmau5 played a set at XS, a swanky nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel Resort. Typically, the artist showcases a mix of progressive house music, but on this night, he slipped in a ...

  25. Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson Lead Soul Train Awards Lineup

    October 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are among the marquee names announced today as performers for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The fifth annual show is being taped on Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will premiere on Ce ...

  26. In Vegas, Clubbing Almost as Popular as Gambling

    October 04, 2013 4:02 PM EDT The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling in big booms and carpeting the floor with shimmerin ...

  27. Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming nightclub-esque residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in ...

  28. Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency: Full Details On the Pop Singer’s Two-Year Deal (Q&A)

    September 19, 2013 2:59 PM EDT Beginning in December, Las Vegas will be the only place on earth where you’ll be able to see Britney Spears perform over the next two years. After months of speculation, the pop superstar announced her two-year Las Vegas residency show, titl ...

  29. Britney Spears Announces 2-Year Las Vegas Residency Live on Good Morning America Following Helicopter Ride

    September 17, 2013 4:10 PM EDT After months of rumors and hint-dropping, pop icon Britney Spears revealed what she called her "(not-so-)secret" news - she's heading to Las Vegas. The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort ...

  30. Ask The Pros: CAA's Cara Lewis, Clear Channel's Tom Poleman, Virgin Mobile FreeFest/9:30 Club's Seth Hurwitz on Robin Thicke’s Touring Prospects

    September 06, 2013 8:06 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s monster summer hit “Blurred Lines” may finally be  slowing down at radio , but its success has created numerous live performance opportunities that probably wouldn’t have existed if the single hadn’t dominated airwaves in recent m ...

  31. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

  32. Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monae, Alabama Shakes, Joey Bada$$, Others Added to ‘Beautiful’ in Vegas (Updated)

    July 29, 2013 11:49 AM EDT Twelve additional bands will be announced today for the debut Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas taking place October 26th & 27th; Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monae, Alabama Shakes, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig an ...

  33. 'Radioactive' Explosion: How Imagine Dragons' Hit Has Conquered Multiple Radio Formats

    July 27, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The track links a 21st week at No. 1 on Rock Airplay, breaking the record for the longest reign dating to the Nielsen BDS-based chart's June 20, 2009, inception. Foo Fighters' "Rope" ruled for 20 weeks from its debut the week ...

  34. Lawsuit Against Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Pasquale Rotella Thrown Out

    July 16, 2013 4:19 PM EDT A California judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit against Electric Daisy Carnival rave promoter and CEO of Insomniac Productions, Pasquale Rotella and Reza Gerami of Go Ventures, that alleged the two had participated in a multimillion-dollar k ...

  35. Celine Dion Working to Help Protégé Veronic DiCaire

    July 09, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Perched atop the performer hierarchy in Las Vegas, where she holds court in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion could quite easily sit on her laurels. But the 45-year-old mother of three is using her influence on n ...

  36. Cirque du Soleil Artist Dies After Fall

    July 01, 2013 4:07 PM EDT A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas. Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead late Saturday night at a hospital after falling about 50 feet from the show's stage. Wit ...

  37. MGM & AEG Building a 20,000-Seat Arena on the Las Vegas Strip

    June 19, 2013 6:11 AM EDT Years of talk about building an arena capable of hosting professional sports and big-name concerts yielded an announcement Tuesday that casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-s ...

  38. Musician-Related Products Reach $122 Million In Licensing Revenue, Per 2013 LIMA Report

    June 18, 2013 7:48 PM EDT Musical performers and their works collected $122 million in licensing revenue in 2012, a 1.6% increase over 2011, according to a new report issued this week by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA)'s 2013 Li ...

  39. Pete Tong, Afrojack, Matthew Adell, Stephanie LaFera Announced for EDMbiz 2013

    June 12, 2013 4:04 PM EDT EDMbiz, the Vegas-based dance music conference organized by Pasquale Rotella's Insomniac (parent company to the Electric Daisy Carnival, which will be taking place concurrently), has announced more speakers, events, and has released a panel ...

  40. Arty Becomes First EDM Artist To Use Vyclone During Performance

    May 28, 2013 2:18 PM EDT This past Friday (May 24), Arty, a trance DJ,added a new technological twist to his show at Marquee Las Vegas. He became the first EDM artists to put start-up social video app, Vyclone at the center of his performance. Here, Arty used his phone ...

  41. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards Afterparty With Jason Derulo, Hayden Panettiere, Don Mischer, More

    May 22, 2013 5:17 AM EDT LAS VEGAS – Right after the 2013 BBMAs on Sunday night, the "Buffalo David Bitton presents the official Billboard Music Awards afterparty" was held at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan. Additional BBMA sponsors featured in the ...

  42. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  43. Billboard Music Awards on ABC Wins Sunday Night's TV Ratings, Viewing Audience Up 28%

    May 20, 2013 12:42 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards had a viewing audience of 9.47 million, a 28 percent spike over 2012's audience of 7.4 million viewers, Nielsen reported. The show was No. 1 Sunday night in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, pulling in 4 ...

  44. Justin Bieber Chosen By Fans as Winner of First-Ever Milestone Award

    May 20, 2013 1:51 AM EDT Justin Bieber was named the winner of the first-ever Milestone Award, presented by Chevrolet at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Billboard Music Awards 2013: All Our Coverage In its inaugural year, the fan-voted award highlights artists ...

  45. Billboard Music Awards 2013: 13 Things Seen and Heard

    May 20, 2013 1:09 AM EDT Backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 2013 Billboard Music Awards performers, presenters and winners made their way to talk to the media, pose for photos and, in one case, find a bathroom. Here are a few things that did not make it onto TV du ...

  46. Madonna Humbly Accepts Top Touring Artist Trophy at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Thanks to the worldwide success of her MDNA Tour, Madonna was honored as the Top Touring Artist at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, held on Sunday night (May 19) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big ...

  47. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement f ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Billboard Music Awards Executive Producer Don Mischer Talks Sunday’s Show: ‘This Show Is Big’ (Q&A and Video)

    May 18, 2013 10:30 AM EDT LAS VEGAS — It’s Friday afternoon, around 50 hours from the beginning of the months-in-the-making Billboard Music Awards, and in the darkened MGM Grand Garden Arena rehearsals for Justin Bieber and Will.I.Am’s tag-team performance of “#ThatPow ...

  50. Morning Fix: Billboard Music Awards This Sunday; Ticketmaster Settles Rewards Suit; How Candace Glover Won 'American Idol'; Superfly's Googa Mooga Improvements

    May 17, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS KICK-OFF SUNDAY WITH PRINCE, MADONNA, LIL WAYNE, TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, BRUNO MARS, MUCH MORE Get ready for this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards at Las Vega ...

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