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  1. Ray LaMontagne To Play Citi Shows to Benefit Musicians on Call

    April 15, 2014 2:46 PM EDT Ray LaMontagne, whose latest album “Supernova” will be released April 29 on RCA, is set to play three exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers. The shows will take place at New York’s Town Hall on May 1, Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary on May 6 an ...

  2. Live Nation Announces JBL Live At Pier 97, New Outdoor NYC Venue (Exclusive)

    April 09, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Live Nation and Harman International are partnering to debut a new outdoor venue in Manhattan, JBL Live at Pier 97, set to open in early summer at New York’s Pier 97 on 57th St. and the West Side Highway. The Fray (July 9), 311 (July 19), The Soul ...

  3. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 World Tour to Make North American Return

    April 07, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience World Tour will return to North America for 13 more arena dates this fall, promoter Live Nation announces today. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation's Global Touring ...

  4. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 3/17-3/21

    March 21, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Biz Related News:   Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)       Biz Related News:           Biz Related News:           Biz Related News: Google, Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Lawsuit       Biz Related N ...

  5. The $1 Million Buy-In: Blue Chip Brands Flock to SXSW

    March 07, 2014 2:30 PM EST Samsung Launches Mobile Radio Service Milk Music Ahead of SXSW Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In For every one of Scott McNearney’s 14 years working for South by Southwest, the festival’s spo ...

  6. Morning Fix: Why Spotify Bought the Echo Nest; Tom Windish's Exec. SXSW Strategy; Is Gaga's Tour a Flop?; Lady Antebellum, Nancy Pelosi To Be Honored at Grammys on the Hill

    March 07, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: WHY SPOTIFY BOUGHT THE ECHO NEST Spotify's acquisition of the Echo Nest signals the growing importance of data in the music business as context becomes king in a world of virt ...

  7. Digital Notes: LyricFind's BandPage Integration, Audiam's $2M Raise, Aether's Smart Speaker

    March 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST LyricFind integrates BandPage. The lyric licensing company on Wednesday said it has signed a deal with BandPage to allow artists to display band biographies, touring information and link to their online stores alongside lyrics requested by users o ...

  8. AEG Live, Transom Capital Merge BandMerch with Cinder Block, Creating Merch Powerhouse

    March 03, 2014 3:23 PM EST AEG Live and Transom Capital Group have announced that their entertainment licensing and merchandising companies, BandMerch and Cinder Block, respectively, will merge into a standalone company. The new Los Angeles-based entity, which will continue ...

  9. Live Nation Entertainment Reports Record Year

    February 24, 2014 6:24 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment said Monday that it set a record in 2013 for annual revenue, free cash flow and adjusted operating income due to increase attendance at shows in general and the surging popularity of country music. In the most recent quar ...

  10. Citi Offering Additional Tickets to Lady Gaga's Sold-Out Roseland Ballroom Residency (Exclusive)

    February 21, 2014 12:21 AM EST All tickets to Lady Gaga's seven-night residency to bid farewell to New York's iconic Roseland Ballroom next month sold out within minutes . But Citi will offer additional tickets beginning Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. eastern at livenation.com, a ...

  11. Best Seats In the House: Nation’s Largest Markets Lead the Way In Venue Renovation Boom

    February 14, 2014 3:20 PM EST In the decade that Billboard has devoted an annual special touring feature to new and renovated venues, never before have the nation’s two biggest concert markets, New York and Los Angeles, demanded the spotlight as they do now -- largely due to t ...

  12. Skype, Live Nation Team For ‘Ones To Watch’ Concert Series At House of Blues (Exclusive)

    February 06, 2014 3:09 PM EST Skype and Live Nation have introduced the Ones To Watch With Skype, an interactive platform where fans will have direct access to emerging artists using Skype technology with bands performing at Live Nation’s House of Blues venues. The program beg ...

  13. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  14. Pandora, Live Nation Shares Rise High, SFX Down

    January 30, 2014 7:37 PM EST Shares of the two largest publicly traded music companies soared Thursday (Jan. 30) as markets rebounded from two days of losses. Pandora shares reached a new high of $37.95 before closing up 11% at $36.53, and shares of Live Nation climbed to a 5 ...

  15. Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon: Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A)

    January 17, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following extended Q&A with U2's long-time manager Paul McGuinness is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on Howard Stern; a  MIDEM special section with Billboard's inaugural International Power Pl ...

  16. Live Nation, B'In Music Partner to Form Live Nation Taiwan

    January 16, 2014 6:59 PM EST Continuing its expansion into Asian markets, Live Nation has teamed up with B'In Music International Limited to form Live Nation Taiwan. "Taiwan is one of the strongest economies in Asia and its proximity to the established touring mark ...

  17. Behind the Scenes at LA's Renovated Forum: Wall of Fame, Backstage Bowling, Expanded Capacity, More

    January 16, 2014 1:30 PM EST The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that emphasized the care and precision that went into their records in the 1970s, a perfect night of nostalgia for fans who care to remember the Forum when Jerry West was th ...

  18. Inside the L.A. Forum's Plan to Steal Concerts From Staples Center

    January 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The Lakers' old home gets a $100 million face-lift as industry players Irving Azoff and James Dolan take aim at the city's premier concert power venue. In 1967, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke spent $16 million building the Foru ...

  19. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  20. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  21. Live Nation Named Exclusive Booker of Planet Hollywood's AXIS in Las Vegas, Theater for Britney Spears' Residency

    December 19, 2013 12:00 PM EST Two weeks ahead of Britney Spears’ opening residency performance at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 27, parent company Caesars Entertainment has named Live Nation the exclusive booker of the resort’s newly renovated 7,000-s ...

  22. The Overall Good Year in Music Stocks

    December 12, 2013 5:06 PM EST It was a good year for the stock market. While NASDAQ went up 32.85%, the Dow Jones rose by 19.6%, and S&P 500 climbed 24.76%, Billboard's 10 music-related stocks grew by an average of 82.31% over the course of 2013.  The six most music-s ...

  23. Taylor Swift & P!nk Aim High, Set New Touring Standards Down Under

    December 09, 2013 12:02 AM EST Taylor Swift’s grand “RED” tour of Australia is two dates down, with two to go. What's special about this trek isn't in the roadmap, but the scale. It’s the first time a solo female artist has toured Australian stadiums since Madonna do ...

  24. Layoffs Hit Rdio

    November 19, 2013 6:47 PM EST Rdio, the streaming music service which shares founders with Skype, has gone forward with a round of layoffs today. Specific numbers weren't released, but an earlier report from TechCrunch reported the layoffs to number 35. "Rdio confi ...

  25. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 12:24 PM EST When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga announced plans to close out the venue with a string of four concerts: March 28, 30, 31, and April 2. The 3,500-seat the ...

  26. Michael Rapino, Live Nation CEO, on Banner Year, Expanding Mgmt Holdings, 'Exploding' Global Market, Way More (Video Q&A)

    November 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST Michael Rapino , CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, is having a banner year. In addition to record-setting revenues , Live Nation is expanding its management roster with the addition of U2 and Madonna along with their respective managers Paul McG ...

  27. Live Nation Forms Asian Marketing Enterprise with Parallel Contemporary Music

    November 18, 2013 5:52 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment is extending its marketing activities across Asia through a union with communications agency Parallel Contemporary Music. The two companies have created Live Nation Marketing Partnerships Asia Limited, the goal of which ...

  28. Rapino, Capshaw, Light, Geiger, Leiweke Talk Way More Revenue, Assuming Label-Like Functions at Touring Conference (Full Audio)

    November 15, 2013 3:44 PM EST (Scroll down to the bottom for full-audio of the panel.) What do the next 10 years hold for the music industry? According to a power player panel that closed out Billboard’s Touring Conference Thursday (Nov. 14) afternoon, way more revenue fro ...

  29. Live Nation, Citi, Cornerstone, Warner Bros., Mac Presents, Fishbowl Spirits Execs Discuss Brands at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 1:10 PM EST “Let’s zero in on the best of the best,” said Live Nation president of Alliances Russell Wallach about securing sponsorships for one of his newest, biggest clients, U2. “Let’s understand the artist, let’s understand the universe of potential com ...

  30. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  31. Morning Fix: 'MMLP2' Scores Second-Biggest Debut of 2013; Inside Lorde's $2.5M Record Deal; How Lady Gaga Pulled Off 'ARTPOP' Release

    November 13, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EMINEM'S 'MARSHALL MATHERS LP2' SCORES SECOND-BIGGEST DEBUT OF THE YEAR It's official: Eminem's new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," debuts at No. 1 on the Bi ...

  32. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  33. Live Nation Revenue Hits a Record $2.26 Billion in Third Quarter (Updated)

    November 05, 2013 5:30 PM EST Increased concert attendance drove record third quarter revenue at Live Nation. The company turned in revenue of $2.26 billion in the quarter, up 15% from the prior-year quarter. Adjusted operating income (AOI), a metric that excludes certain o ...

  34. Liberty Media Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue From Media, Entertainment Stakes Rise

    November 05, 2013 9:29 AM EST John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter earnings, but improved other key financials amid the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio financials and the exclusion of premium TV firm Starz, which it spun off earlier in the ye ...

  35. 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� ...

  36. How Newer Acts Like Ed Sheeran, Passion Pit, Weeknd Are Selling-Out Top Venues

    October 29, 2013 5:49 PM EDT In just two years, English singer Ed Sheeran has gone from the small stage to the big league. The 22-year-old earned a gold album with his 2011 debut, "+," and his Top 20 hit, "The A Team," was nominated for song of the year ...

  37. Morning Fix: Lyor Cohen's Music Startup Gets Google, WMG Backing; How Good is SiriusXM's Business Model?; Live Nation Acquires Voodoo; Republic Records' Q4 Strategy

    October 25, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE Q4 LABEL SPECIAL: REPUBLIC RECORDS ON Q4 PLANNING, LORDE'S POSITIONING AND BIG (BIG) SOUNDTRACKS Ed Christman examined Republic Records' approach to the final quarter of the year through ...

  38. Live Nation Acquires Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans

    October 24, 2013 7:24 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment has acquired Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans. Over the years, the Voodoo Fest has hosted a wide variety of acts, including Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Skrillex. Voodoo Fest will ce ...

  39. Pink Postpones Canadian Dates to Rest Vocal Cords

    October 23, 2013 4:00 AM EDT Pop star Pink's vocal rest isn't enough. Doctors have told Pink to postpone three more gigs on her Canadian tour so she can rest her vocal cords through the end of the month. "It became clear after further consultation with her do ...

  40. Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April (Breaking)

    October 18, 2013 4:30 PM EDT .869 k 1.029 k 52 0 New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close its doors in April, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Billboard, though no official announcement has been made. The venerable venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg an ...

  41. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  42. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:33 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  43. Backbeat Byte: Depeche Mode, Live Nation Execs Celebrate Sold-Out Staples Center Shows

    October 11, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Before playing the first of three sell-outs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 28th, Depeche Mode celebrated with the team that helped make it possible: manager Jonathan Kessler , Live Nation EVP of booking for Southern California/Las ...

  44. Business Matters: First Day of SFX Trading Highlights Intricacies of IPO Market

    October 09, 2013 7:50 PM EDT SFX Entertainment had a market value of $1.05 billion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 8). By the following afternoon, after SFX’s first day on the Nasdaq, the company’s market value had fallen to $919.2 million. That's the IPO market for you.   An ...

  45. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella on Live Nation Deal, Festival Deaths, SFX and Dance Music Awards (Video)

    October 09, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Pasquale Rotella organized his first dance music event in the early ’90s at 18 years old. Now he’s one of the biggest players in the EDM festival market. As CEO of Insomniac Events, Rotella has produced hundreds of EDM concerts and festivals, in ...

  46. SFX Shares Fall Below IPO Price on First Day of Trading

    October 09, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Shares of SFX Entertainment were trading at $10.84 at midday Wednesday, about 16.5% below the $13 initial public offering price .   SFX offered 20 million shares priced at $13.00 a share, raising $260 million and valuing the company at just over ...

  47. Billboard Roundtable Part 3: Miley Cyrus' Marketability, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

    September 25, 2013 6:26 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Boz ...

  48. Billboard Roundtable Part 2: Bruno Mars, the Super Bowl, Big Data (Video)

    September 23, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Bo ...

  49. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  50. Budweiser's Made for Music Premieres Rihanna Doc, 'Half of Me' (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Ron Howard's "Made In America" isn't Budweiser's only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting "Half Of Me," a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans in the U.K. ...

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