Marc Geiger

  1. Music Matters With Daniel Glass, Apl.de.ap, Marc Geiger Wraps Up in Singapore

    May 26, 2014 2:42 PM EDT The 9th Music Matters conference in Singapore wrapped up on Saturday, running May 21 through May 24. The proceedings are the focal point of the music industry in Asia when they happen. The live music showcases saw their culmination on the final da ...

  2. Morning Fix: Rolling Stones Postpone Tour Following Death; Beastie Boys Settle with GoldieBlox; Vulfpeck's Brilliant Spotify Stunt

    March 18, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ROLLING STONES POSTPONE AUSTRALIAN TOUR OPENER FOLLOWING L'WREN SCOTT’S DEATH The first date of the Rolling Stones’ tour of Australia has been postponed, promoters for the trek jointly announce ...

  3. Marc Geiger Invests in Audiam (Exclusive)

    March 17, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Marc Geiger, the head of music for William Morris Endeavor who co-founded Lollapalooza and was an early proponent of digital streaming, has personally invested an undisclosed amount in Audiam, a start-up that collects money from YouTube on behalf ...

  4. Brandle's Global Bits: Tony Wadsworth In Major Label Comeback? Max Hole's Music Matters Keynote, Google's Thunder Down Under

    March 14, 2014 12:47 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth To Join Sony Music? Could Tony be joining Sony? That’s the big question doing the rounds this week.  The surprise departure of Nick Gatfield from the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. affiliate has created a void at the music major, and ...

  5. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  6. WME’S Marc Geiger Stresses Streaming in Vision of $100B Recorded Music Industry at MIDEM

    February 03, 2014 10:16 AM EST The recorded music industry can grow to a $100 billion-plus business within the next 15 years – but only if it abandons pushing music ownership and fully embraces the streaming subscription model, said Marc Geiger, WME’s global head of music, duri ...

  7. International Stars Get Shirty With Aussies in ARIA Awards Campaign

    November 27, 2013 9:38 PM EST Swapping shirts at the end of the match is a time-honored tradition in some sports. The Aussie music business is taking a slightly different approach to the same theme.   The Australian affiliate of advertising agency Droga5 is behind a multi-medi ...

  8. Marc Geiger on the Touring Industry's Digital Future, Centralized Consumer Spaces (Video)

    November 18, 2013 12:28 PM EST   Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor's head of music, sat down with Billboard backstage at the 2013 Touring Conference for a chat about the near-future of the live music industry. "I think you're gonna see advances in ticketing ...

  9. Ashley Capps, Charlie Jones and More Get Rained On, Pay $10 for Beer, Take Shots and Name ‘Douchiest Agents’ at Touring Panel

    November 14, 2013 11:02 AM EST From mainstay festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo to brand new niche festivals like the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, music fans have come to embrace festival experiences. Amid the increasing competition and with the same pool of art ...

  10. Power Players Panel With Capshaw, Rapino, Light, Geiger, Lieweke To Wrap Billboard Touring Conference

    October 23, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 13-14 in New York City Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The Billboard Touring Conference closes out the programming on its 10th edition with ...

  11. International Music Summit Kicks-Off in Ibiza With Shelly Finkel, Patrick Moxey, Marc Geiger, More

    May 23, 2013 2:50 PM EDT The International Music Summit, a industry confab for professionals and musicians working in electronic dance music, wrapped up its second of three days of panels and presentations in Ibiza with a host of EDM business executives that included SF ...

  12. EDMbiz 2013 Announced, Will Feature Marc Geiger, Rob Light, James Barton, Others

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM EDT EDMbiz 2013 will take place in Las Vegas, June 18-20 -- during Electric Daisy Carnival "week" -- it was announced today in a statement. The three-day conference will take place at hotel and casino The Cosmopolitan and will feature pane ...

  13. Backbeat: Industry Thought Leaders Gather For BMI's FutureSound Dinner

    December 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST On Nov. 15, the first evening of Billboard's FutureSound Conference, some of the best and brightest from a wide-cross section of the music and technology spheres gathered for BMI's Inudstry Thought Leaders dinner at the W Hotel in San Fr ...

  14. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  15. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  16. How Beatport Got 10 Million Monthly Uniques; Chirpify Sold 10K Amanda Palmer Tees With One Tweet @FutureSound

    November 17, 2012 10:59 AM EST Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussing Context, Convenience and Serving a Community at the Billboard FutureSound Conference (Photo: Arnold Turner) Perfectly positioned for dance music's rise in the U.S., electronic music platform Beatport is b ...

  17. WME's Marc Geiger: Have Faith, There Will Be a 'Billion Paying Music Subscribers at Some Point'

    November 16, 2012 3:44 PM EST Marc Geiger, William Morris Endeavor head of music (left), with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde during a Billboard FutureSound Conference keynote Q&A. (Photo: Arnold Turner) William Morris Endeavor head of music Marc Geiger said global ...

  18. Video: Irving Azoff Tells Classic Neil Young, Joe Walsh Stories; Says What He Really Thinks About Pandora, StubHub, More

    November 09, 2012 10:06 AM EST On Wednesday at the Billboard Touring Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde moderated a long Q&A session with Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff that touched on nearly all areas of the music-biz veteran's career, both past and pre ...

  19. Irving Azoff Sounds Off On Stocks, StubHub, Pandora In Touring Conference Keynote

    November 07, 2012 5:09 PM EST Irving Azoff (right), Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Front Line Management Group CEO being interviewed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Irving Azoff doesn't tweet an ...

  20. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  21. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Rocks Intimate Party at Sonos Studios With Live Nation, EMI, KCRW Execs

    October 29, 2012 5:19 PM EDT Deadmau5 performs for a private crowd at the Sonos Studios in L.A. (Photo: Danny Mahoney) Last Friday, electronic music fans lined up outside of Hollywood's Sonos Studio for an intimate gig featuring Deadmau5 . Bouncers held tightly to the gu ...

  22. Fred Wilson Confirmed for Keynote at Billboard FutureSound Conference

    October 25, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Venture capitalist Fred Wilson will be a keynote speaker at the Billboard FutureSound Conference, presented in association with Loeb & Loeb LLP, which will take place November 15-16 in San Francisco. Wilson is managing partner at New York-base ...

  23. '@NotJimmyIovine,' 'Music Editor Real Talk' and Other Hilarious Music-Business Internet Parodies: Update

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT UPDATE: Turns out those GIF TUMBLR blogs are quick on the responses. See below for reactions to this story. There's no question that the music business sometimes takes itself too seriously. So for those moments when you're fed up with it ...

  24. The Weeknd, XO Partner With Universal Republic

    September 11, 2012 5:15 PM EDT After a successful year without the backing of a major label, The Weeknd and his XO initiative have partnered with Universal Music Group's Republic Records. This Week in Music: Marc Geiger on How Pitchfork Helped The Weeknd Earn $25K Per Show ...

  25. Road Work

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Converge, Aesop Rock, & the Weeknd Come together: Salem, Mass.–based hardcore/metal outfit Converge will trek across the United States in October alongside a rotating cast of heavy hitters like Torch ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. High Fidelity Meets High Finance in Music Stock Exchange App

    June 14, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Sports fans have fantasy leagues, box-office buffs have the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Now social game startup TastemakerX, co-founded by two former A&R reps, has its sights set on being a virtual stock market for the guy who totally knew Gotye ...

  28. Exclusive: Indie-Rock Stock Exchange TastemakerX Launches With Apple iOs App, Open Website

    June 14, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Sports enthusiasts have fantasy leagues, box-office buffs have the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Now social game startup TastermakerX, co-founded by two former A&R reps, has its sights set on being a virtual stock market for the guy who totally kn ...

  29. Avicii Tour Slammed As Overly Ambitious (At Best) at EDMBiz

    June 08, 2012 4:42 PM EDT It was the Swedish elephant in the room: Amid conversations about the explosive success of dance music and the industry's bright future, Avicii's floundering Le7els Tour was on the minds of many at Insomniac's EDMbiz conference. And ...

  30. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  31. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  32. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  33. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  34. Business Matters: TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Million to Deliver New Social Music App

    February 08, 2012 6:28 PM EST TastemakerX Called "Fantasy Sports For Music Lovers" Does the world need more music discovery tools? Judging from the ongoing flow of money into the social music space, music discovery is still a major problem in need of great solutions. ...

  35. Billboard Power 100: Marc Geiger

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 21 Marc Geiger Head of Music William Morris Endeavor Twitter: @marcgeiger All Bases Covered... Talk about breadth of experience. In 2011, agent Marc Geiger was booking Roger Waters' multimillion-dollar extravaganza Wall tour and also tout ...

  36. Perry Farrell Talks Lollapalooza, Jane's Addiction, Music's Future @ BB Touring Conference Keynote

    November 10, 2011 7:15 PM EST Perrry Farrell (left) the subject of the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards Keynote Q&A Session hosted by Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde. (Photo: Michael Seto). The NFL and NBA are at the root of Perry Farrell's vision for t ...

  37. New Titles At WMA Music Division

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency has made a series of promotions in its music division. David Snyder has been named head of music operations. The William Morris Agency has made a series of promotions in its music division. David Snyder has been named hea ...

  38. Pixies Set For Sasquatch

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquatch festival, set for May 28 outside of Seattle. Also on the bill are Modest Mouse, Wilco and Kanye West. The Pixies will be on hand for House of Blues' semi-annual Sasquat ...

  39. Lollapalooza Returns As Two-Day Festival

    March 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST As <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2073851">first tipped here</A> in January, Lollapalooza will return in July with a two-day format As first tipped here in ...