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  1. Exclusive: Roc Nation Sports Preps 'Throne Boxing,' Set to Feature Live Music at MSG

    December 09, 2014 9:00 AM EST Roc Nation Sports, which announced its first Boxing division in August, will present its debut boxing event, "throne boxing," on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The event, designed to be a hybrid of boxing and live music, will be telecast live f ...

  2. Sean Combs Says Revolt Was 'Used as a Pawn' to Drive Up Fuse Price

    May 01, 2014 9:18 PM EDT Sean Combs said during the final opening session at the NCTA convention on Thursday that Madison Square Garden used his company -- parent of cable music channel Revolt TV -- to get a higher price when it sold the Fuse music network to NuvoTV, sug ...

  3. MSG Names Tad Smith President/CEO, Hank Ratner Vice Chairman

    March 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that former Cablevision executive Tad Smith will succeed Hank Ratner as president/CEO of MSG. Ratner is now vice chairman and joins the company’s board of directors.   Smith, who spent five years wit ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Billy Joel To Play Madison Square Garden Concert In January, First Since Record-Setting 2006 Shows

    November 19, 2013 10:34 AM EST Billy Joel is returning to Madison Square Garden, where he last broke the arena's record for most consecutive sold-out shows (12) in 2006. Joel will headline the Garden on January 27, 2014, as part of the Time Warner Concert Series at Madis ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Madison Square Garden Shopping Its Fuse Cable-TV Music Channel

    September 12, 2013 9:21 PM EDT The Madison Square Garden, Co. is shopping its Fuse cable music channel and has hired J.P. Morgan Chase to explore the market, A statement from MSG obtined by Billboard.biz said the following: “Fuse is a unique and valuable asset with 73 million ...

  8. Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Co. Announce $300 Million Joint Venture

    September 04, 2013 6:01 PM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company and Irving Azoff 's Azoff Music Management have announced the founding of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a jointly owned company in a $300 million deal that will expand on AMM's artist representation busi ...

  9. NEC Gets Nod for Nassau Coliseum Project (Updated)

    August 15, 2013 2:26 PM EDT After a hotly contested bidding war for the redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York, Nassau Entertainment Committee (NEC), led by the Forest City Ratner group, was selected by Nassau County Executive Ed Ma ...

  10. Madison Square Garden's Limited Lease: Not An Eviction Notice, But Not Good News Either

    July 26, 2013 11:34 AM EDT The New York City Council’s vote Wednesday that Madison Square Garden must within 10 years cease operating at its current site above Penn Station, its home for 45 years, is not good news for an arena that is just completing a nearly $1 billion ...

  11. Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Tour Tops Hot Tours

    April 26, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour soars to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours tally with ticket sales revenue reported from arenas in eight European cities. Combined grosses from 31 performances of the Cirque du Soleil touring production totale ...

  12. Andre Rieu, Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Top Hot Tours Chart

    January 17, 2013 6:54 PM EST Classical music dominates this week's Hot Tours report with Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu earning the No. 1 ranking with $17 million in box office grosses reported from his winter tour through European markets during November and D ...

  13. Melissa Ormond

    November 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST President, MSG Entertainment Tending The Garden Melissa Ormond, a 25-year veteran of the live entertainment business, became president of MSG Entertainment last year after serving as the division's COO since 2008. In her new role, Ormond over ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  15. Six Questions with James Dolan

    October 10, 2012 6:43 AM EDT He's a blues musician who opens for the Eagles, gets covered by Willie Nelson and is managed by Irving Azoff. And he also happens to have a day job running Cablevision, the Madison Square Garden Co., the New York Knicks and the New York Ran ...

  16. Swedish House Mafia Sell Out U.S. Tour in 'Minutes'

    September 28, 2012 10:48 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia, among the most popular EDM (electronic dance music) acts, has sold out all announced tour dates for their upcoming U.S. tour in a matter of minutes, according to a release from the group. The trio has said this tour will be it ...

  17. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  18. MSG's Profits More Than Triple in Q4, MSG Entertainment Lags

    August 24, 2012 9:35 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company reported growing profits and rising revenue that easily surpassed analyst expectations in the fourth quarter. The company said its net income for the quarter grew 245 percent from the previous year to $28.6 millio ...

  19. Beacon Theatre Exec Nick Spampanato to Run L.A.'s Forum

    August 07, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Nick Spampanato, GM of the historic Beacon Theatre in New York since 2009, is moving back across the country to oversee the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., for the arena's new owner, MSG Entertainment. Spampanato served as the GM of two fabled Lo ...

  20. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Swedish House Mafia: Next Tour 'Will Be Our Last'

    June 23, 2012 8:10 PM EDT The DJ supergroup known as Swedish House Mafia announced on its website today that it is retiring from touring. "Today we want to share with you that the tour we are about to go on will be our last," the black-and-white message said. &qu ...

  23. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 04, 2012 7:15 AM EDT British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover S ...

  24. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  25. Billboard Power 100: James L. Dolan

    January 26, 2012 8:48 PM EST No. 81 James L. Dolan Executive chairman; president/CEO Madison Square Garden Co. Cablevision Systems The Big Show... In a city full of power players, few loom larger than James (Jim) Dolan, the man who runs Madison Square Garden and its affiliate ...

  26. Phish, Elton John Lead Hot Tours With Biggest Box Office Numbers

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellou ...

  27. Phish Selling Live Webcasts Of New Years MSG Concerts

    December 19, 2011 7:30 AM EST Fans who couldn't score a ticket to Phish's upcoming four-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden may have another option to see the show: the band will webcast all of the sold out shows on livephish.com from Dec. 28 to 31. ...

  28. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  29. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  30. Liana Huth Farnham Named SVP, Partnerships and Events at Fuse

    October 19, 2011 11:08 AM EDT Fuse has named Liana Huth Farnham senior vice president, partnerships and events. She will report to the company's Executive Vice President and General Manager David Clark. In this role, Huth will work closely with all Fuse departments and pl ...

  31. Business Matters: Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now

    August 29, 2011 10:31 PM EDT Why Spotify Shouldn't Worry About Turning A Profit Right Now -- Did Spotify make a profit in 2010? It's a nice question, but ultimately one that doesn't matter much. The company is growing quickly and it no doubt has enough capital ...

  32. James Dolan, Cablevision President and CEO, Joins Live Nation Board

    July 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation was elected to the Live Nation board of directors on Tuesday, according to documents filed with the SEC Thursday. The addition adds substantial media heft to the ...

  33. MSGE President Jay Marciano Resigns, Moving To AEG Europe

    March 28, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment President Jay Marciano has resigned from that position and will be named CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Europe, sources told Billboard.biz. He will replace David Campbell, who left that position at AE ...

  34. MSG Entertainment Revenue Up, Operating Losses Persist

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madison Square Garden Entertainment, the live events division of Madison Square Garden, Inc., raised its top line revenue but the bottom line continued to suffer in their recent earnings report. In the quarter ended September 30, MSG Entertainment ...

  35. Machete Music Tour 2010 To Launch With Sold Out NY Concert

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Machete Music Tour 2010, organized by Latin urban label Machete Music as part of its five-year anniversary celebration, starts Friday night with a sold-out show at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. The tour broke ground in the ...

  36. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  37. Fuse To Air Live Broadcast Of Maroon 5 Show In July

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's July 27 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York will be broadcast live on the Fuse cable network as part of its "Fuse Presents" concert series. Tickets to the show won't be sold to public. Instead, they will be ...

  38. Jay-Z Charity Concert Planned For Sept. 11

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z today formally unveiled plans for a charity concert called "Answer The Call" to take place at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sept. 11. All tickets will be priced at $50, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concer ...

  39. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  40. Cable Vet Gavin Harvey Joins Fuse

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year-long hiatus, former Versus/OLN president Gavin Harvey has resurfaced in the cable network space, joining Cablevision's music network Fuse as executive VP and GM. Harvey left Versus last summer, when the New York-based sports chan ...

  41. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  42. Cablevision Execs Discuss Value In MSG Spin-Off

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision Systems Corporation executives discussed the potential value in spinning-off its Madison Square Garden business, during an earnings call yesterday with investors. "As a relatively small portion of Cablevision's consolidated r ...

  43. Madison Square Garden Spin-Off Approved

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The board of directors for Cablevision Systems Corporation has authorized the company's management to move forward with the spin-off of the Madison Square Garden (MSG) business to Cablevision stockholders, it was announced today (July 30). Th ...

  44. Luxury 'Supersuite' At New Madison Square Garden

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A "supersuite" that could hold 300 people and luxury suites with kitchens, full bars and fireplaces will be offered to big spenders at the new Madison Square Garden, officials said in an update of plans to upgrade the 41-year-old arena. ...

  45. MSG To Consider Live Nation Ticketing Pact?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision CEO and Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan commented during a Goldman Sachs conference in New York that MSG Entertainment's contract with Ticketmaster has expired and that the company would consider using Live Nation for fut ...

  46. Beacon Theatre To Undergo $15 Million Restoration

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has announced plans to invest $15 million into restoring the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The restoration project will span about six months, with plans to re-open the 2,800-seat venue in February 200 ...

  47. MSGE Expands Boston Footprint

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has inked a multi-year co-booking arrangement with the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will bring additional broad-based performances to Citi Center's 3,600 ...

  48. Garden Party For Former Sony BMG Exec Farnham

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will officially announce today what many have known for a while: former Sony BMG exec Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Farnham will be responsible for th ...

  49. MSG Entertainment Restructures Executive Team

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As New York-based MSG Entertainment continues to grow its brand beyond the New York metro area, the live entertainment company has reorganized its operations with a newly expanded executive team of music industry veterans. - Melissa Ormond has bee ...

  50. Madison Square Garden Aligns With Azoff-led Front Line

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has acquired a minority equity interest in Front Line Management, the Irving Azoff-led management firm held by IAC and Warner Music Group. Front Line represents a wide range of major artists, including the Eagles, Jimmy Buffe ...

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