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  1. Bud Light Preps Port Paradise Music Festival for November, Re-Ups Pitbull Endorsement Deal

    August 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT As sister brand Budweiser gears up for the debut of Made In America with headliner/curator Jay-Z in Philadelphia next month , Bud Light is prepping the fifth year of its Port Paradise Music Festival, a two-day concert event in the Bahamas. This ye ...

  2. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'

    August 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Ultra Music and Ultra Music Festival (UMF) will announce today that they are joining forces in what is being called a "global alliance," Billboard.biz has learned. The two companies will form one of the most powerful independent entities ...

  3. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  4. Live Nation Sees 6 Percent Uptick in Concert Attendance

    August 07, 2012 8:26 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment posted second-quarter financial results that slightly missed the expectations of analysts, though investors didn't seem to mind and the stock was unchanged after the closing bell. Live Nation said Tuesday its net inc ...

  5. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  6. Business Matters: Pandora Adds 400,000 Listeners in July

    August 06, 2012 4:26 PM EDT Pandora Adds 400,000 In July Pandora increased its monthly active users to 54.9 million in July from 54.5 million in June. Listener hours increased to 1.12 billion -- up 76% year-over-year -- from 1.08 billion. Perhaps most importantly, Pandora re ...

  7. Business Matters: Looking Forward to Live Nation and Warner Music Group's Earnings Releases

    August 03, 2012 5:04 PM EDT Live Nation, WMG Optimistic Ahead Of 2nd Quarter Earnings Reports * (Correciton appended: Live Nation's earning report is due Tuesday, Aug. 7 not Thursday, Aug. 9 as originally reported.) Both Live Nation and Warner Music Group report second ...

  8. Senators' Letter on Universal Music-EMI Deal Warns of 'Significant Competition Issues'

    August 03, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Two U.S. Senators today sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, asking it to carefully review Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI. "Without reaching any final judgment as to the legality of the deal under the antit ...

  9. The xx, Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, and Animal Collective

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT ALTERNATIVE THE XX Angels (2:53) Producer: Jamie Smith Writer: The xx Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Young Turks "Like dreaming of angels/And leaving without them," whisper-sings Romy Madley Croft on the xx's sexy and heartbr ...

  10. 40 Under 40: Guy Oseary

    August 02, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Guy Oseary Partner, Untitled Entertainment; Manager, Madonna Twitter: @guyoseary Investing In MDNA And More A music business manager that doesn't seek a public profile, but nevertheless has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, is clearly at t ...

  11. Business Matters: Is the Luster Off Social Media?

    July 31, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Is the Luster Off Social Media? -- Social media doesn't look as sexy as it did in 2011. Fortunately, investors are not punishing companies just for being affiliated with Facebook. Facebook hit a new all-time low of $21.61 on Tuesday. It was a ...

  12. Two Die at IDentity Fest; Jason Aldean, Tenacious D Concerts Marred by Violence

    July 30, 2012 6:18 PM EDT The past few days have seen a noticeable uptick in violence, drug overdoses and/or deaths at four separate concerts, which include the Mansfield, Mass., stop of Live Nation's electronic dance music IDentity Festival, a shooting at Jason Aldea ...

  13. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  14. Twitter 140: Page 8

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Joie Manda President, Def Jam @Joeyie The recently installed Def Jam prez packs his timeline with promotional tweets and retweets rooted in his label's stacked roster of marquee hip-hop artists, with the oc ...

  15. Twitter 140: Page 7

    July 26, 2012 6:18 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Shooter Jennings Singer/Songwriter; DJ, SiriusXM's Outlaw Country @ShooterJennings Between sending out links to his Outlaw Radio show and retweeting a slew of bands and jokes, Jennings provides his follower ...

  16. Ticketfly Raises Another $22 Million

    July 25, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ticketfly announced Wednesday it has raised an additional $22 million in a round of funding led by SAP Ventures and with participation of Northgate Capital, Cross Creek Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures, the lead investor in the company's pre ...

  17. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  18. David Zedeck Leaves CAA, Joins Live Nation

    July 23, 2012 6:47 PM EDT Music agent David Zedeck has left his position at Creative Artists Agency to join Live Nation as executive VP and president of global talent and artist development. Based in New York, Zedeck will work with Live Nation Global Touring CEO and chairm ...

  19. Live Nation Announces Booking Agreement For Austin's Tower Amphitheater

    July 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Live Nation has entered into a booking agreement with Circuit of the Americas to bring concerts to the Circuit's The Tower Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, which will be completed in early 2013. The open-air, 15,000-capacity amphitheater will b ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Nontraditional Sponsors Make Pop Stars Reach Beyond The Core

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Pet food and other nontraditional sponsors finding love from music fans At the recent Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the sponsors included a mix of beverages (Heineken, vitaminwater), automotive companies (Acura), technology firms (Intel) an ...

  22. Waters Wall To Wall

    July 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT "By the way, which one's Pink?" inquires the label executive caricature on the Pink Floyd album cut "Have a Cigar" from the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here." The band did very little to promote individual members ...

  23. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  24. Exclusive: Ticketfly Launches Reserved Seating Ticketing Service

    July 18, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Ticketfly has thrown its hat into a bigger ring by launching a reserved seating ticketing service for venues and promoters across North America. "It's a modern take on reserved seating," co-founder and CEO Andrew Dreskin tells Billb ...

  25. Madonna Scraps Plans to Tour Australia

    July 18, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia for the first time in 20 years. Live Nation confirmed late Tuesday that the "MDNA" tour will wrap in South America in December. "That's all we can say," a spokesperson said, acc ...

  26. Bruce Springsteen Mocks London Concert Curfew; UK Official Says There Were 'No Safety Issues'

    July 18, 2012 8:09 AM EDT LONDON - Bruce Springsteen Tuesday night poked fun at the London concert organizers who had cut off the power during his Saturday night concert in Hyde Park due to a noise curfew. When he took to the stage in Dublin, "The Boss" flipped a ...

  27. Guest Opinion: Universal/EMI Deal Would Harm Music Fans and Musicians, by Gigi Sohn and Jodie Griffin of Public Knowledge

    July 16, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division by Universal Music Group continues to inspire debate. This is a guest post from Public Knowledge President/CEO Gigi B. Sohn, who testified at the Senate hearing examining the deal last ...

  28. Exclusive: Tomorrowland, YouTube Create Tomorrowland TV

    July 16, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Tomorrowland, the fantasy-themed Belgian electronic dance music (EDM) festival is joining forces with YouTube to create Tomorrowland TV, Billboard.biz has learned. The first-of-its-kind live-stream-meets-produced-program will run globally on YouTu ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney's London Set Cut Short, Little Steven Slams Authorities

    July 16, 2012 8:22 AM EDT Concert organizers pulled the plug on rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney Saturday night (July 14) after the pair defied the sound curfew at London's Hyde Park, silencing their microphones at the tail end of the show. Springsteen ...

  30. Woman Dead After Collapsing at Vans Warped Tour in Toronto

    July 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A young woman died after collapsing today at the Toronto stop of Vans Warped Tour, held at The Flats @ Molson Amphitheatre. News reports estimate she collapsed near the stage at around 12:40 p.m. Doors had opened at 12 p.m. The Toronto Star says t ...

  31. America's Most Influential Clubs

    July 12, 2012 7:00 PM EDT So what makes a great club? We know that clubs serve as both a critical artist-­development tool and an opportunity for more established acts to reconnect with their fans on a more intimate level. Q Prime South manager John Peets, who has develope ...

  32. Louis C.K. Launches E-Tickets Into Forefront Of Online Sales

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Upon first glimpse, comedian Louis C.K. doesn't seem to have much in common with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. But the independent way that C.K. approached his ticket sales for a new tour spanning October to February-charging just $45, all-i ...

  33. How iHome Became the Title Sponsor for Live Nation's Identity Fest

    July 11, 2012 4:10 PM EDT A screen shot of the iHome-sponsored Identity Festival website banner. After a respectable 2011 debut that sold 150,000 tickets over 19 dates behind headliners like Kaskade and Skrillex, Live Nation's touring Identity Festival is back for a s ...

  34. Business Matters: Pandora Growth Stalls As Dog Days of Summer Begin

    July 10, 2012 6:19 PM EDT Pandora Listening Drops As Summer Advances The growth of Internet radio leader Pandora is practically taken for granted as digital music gobbles up time previously spent listening to other formats. So it's a big deal when Pandora's liste ...

  35. Business Matters: Nearly A Third of Consumers Using Streaming Services: Report

    July 09, 2012 5:27 PM EDT Nearly 1/3 of Consumers Use Music Streaming Services Nearly a third of consumers in 25 countries around the world now use a music streaming service. A report at Music Industry Blog , the site of former Forrester analyst Mark Mulligan, taps into EM ...

  36. D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team Up For 'Liberation Tour' Dates

    July 09, 2012 5:01 PM EDT After separately dazzling the 2012 Essence Music Festival this weekend, R&B veterans D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige are teaming up for a co-headlining trek dubbed the Liberation Tour. Although only four East Coast dates for the joint tour hav ...

  37. Business Matters: Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation

    June 28, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation -- Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in Live Nation to ...

  38. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  39. Live Nation Purchases Gary Richards' HARD Events

    June 27, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation has acquired Gary Richards' HARD Events, the EDM production company behind such music festivals as the multi-date HARD Festivals and Holy Ship! cruise. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why EDM Is Hot, How He Keeps His ...

  40. Madison Square Garden Acquires L.A. Forum

    June 27, 2012 8:51 AM EDT The owners of New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Tuesday added the Los Angeles Lakers' old stomping grounds, the Fabulous Forum, to its stable of entertainment properties in a $23.5 million deal. The Madison Square Garden Co. will ...

  41. Opinion: Universal-EMI Senate Hearings Filled With Misinformation, Missed Opportunities

    June 26, 2012 5:14 PM EDT Last week's Senate hearing examining the Universal Music Group's pending acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division was a symphony of mission statements, missed opportunities and misinformation. Amid it all, there were some solid ...

  42. Irving Azoff Disputes Bronfman, Mills Testimony at Universal-EMI Senate Hearings; Mills Responds

    June 22, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment/Front Line Management Chairman Irving Azoff said he didn't get the chance to respond to some of the comments made at yesterday's Senate Judiciary subcommitee hearing about the proposed Universal Music Group-EMI ...

  43. Universal To Respond To EU Letter of Objections By July 3 (Report)

    June 22, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Universal Music Group's response to the European Union's regulatory commission letter of objections to its proposed merger with EMI will require a response by July 3, according to a report today on Reuters. The story cites a "person ...

  44. Music Execs Debate Promise and Threats of Universal-EMI Merger at Senate Hearing

    June 21, 2012 8:28 PM EDT Some of the music industry's top music executives painted various pictures of the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday afternoon. It was a rare opportunity to see well-known executives queried a ...

  45. EMI-Universal Merger: Labels Gave $500K to Senators Probing Anti-Trust Claims

    June 21, 2012 4:00 PM EDT At least half the members of subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which met Thursday to hear testimony on the anti-trust implications of the pending Universal Music-EMI merger, have received campaign contributions from the two music ind ...

  46. Universal's EMI Deal Approved By New Zealand Regulators

    June 21, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Universal's proposed acquisition of EMI Music has been approved by the New Zealand Commerce Commission - the first jurisdiction in the world to do so. Universal Music Group was notified of the regulatory approval earlier today (June 21) and i ...

  47. Highlights From Azoff, Grainge, Bronfman Testimony in Today's Universal-EMI Senate Hearing

    June 21, 2012 8:01 AM EDT At 1:30 p.m. today, the head of Universal Music Group and EMI will appear before a Congressional hearing to argue for the proposed sale of EMI's music catalog to Universal. Both Lucian Grainge and Roger Faxon will act as witnesses in support ...

  48. Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

    June 21, 2012 7:31 AM EDT The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at around 2pm ET today, Thursday, June 21 and Billboard.biz is live blogging it here (see below). Business Mat ...

  49. Business Matters: Lobbying, Spending Heat Up Before Universal/EMI Senate Hearing

    June 20, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Lobbying Heats Up Before Universal/EMI Senate Hearing -- Stakeholders have been spending and strategizing ahead of Thursday's Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Universal $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music's recorded-music divis ...

  50. Live Nation's Million Tweets of Summer to Exchange Tweets For Tickets

    June 20, 2012 3:59 PM EDT With prizes like concert cash, artist meet and greets, and 2013 Ultimate Access Passes, Live Nation's #MillionTweets of Summer campaign promises to bring fans closer to the music in the coming months. "We have a 24/7 active live music tw ...

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