National Basketball Association

  1. AEG Partners With NBA China On Arena Development

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG, the leading entertainment and sports presenter with over 90 facilities worldwide, has formed a joint venture with NBA China to design, market, program and operate multi-purpose, NBA-style sports and entertainment arenas in Greater China. The ...

  2. Conga Room, Goldenvoice Sign Booking Deal

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music venue and restaurant the Conga Room, part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project in Los Angeles, has signed an exclusive deal with AEG Live concert promotion arm Goldenvoice for exclusive talent booking. Goldenv ...

  3. Beck To Open Club Nokia In L.A.

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a week after headlining his biggest hometown concert at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, Beck has been tapped for the Nov. 10 opening of the new Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Developed and booked by AEG Live, the 2,300-capacity Club ...

  4. Live Nation's Perez Bounces Into NBA Digital Role

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bryan Perez, former CEO of Live Global Digital at Live Nation, has left that post to head up NBA Digital for the National Basketball Assn. Perez will be reporting to David Levy, president of Turner Sports, and Adam Silver, Deputy Commissioner and ...

  5. Ciara Inks With Modeling Agency, Eyes Clothing Line

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has signed with modeling agency Wilhelmina and is in talks to launch her own clothing line. Wilhelmina will now focus on casting Ciara, who’s currently ending a print modeling run for Jay-Z's Rocawear line, in both clothi ...

  6. AEG To Manage Portland's Rose Quarter

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The parent company for the Portland Trail Blazers has picked a new company to manage the Rose Quarter, where the team plays. Vulcan Inc. announced Monday (June 9) that the Los Angeles-based company Anschutz Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ans ...

  7. Phoenix Suns Sign Epic Partnership

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The NBA's Phoenix Suns and Epic Records have entered a Web partnership that will bring a customized jukebox player to the team's Web site , official social network and the team's virtual behind-the-scenes tour . The player will feat ...

  8. Rich Soil Entertainment Readies Debut Album Release

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of NBA championship fever, Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom is also gearing up for the first release on his indie label, Rich Soil Entertainment. Arriving this August is rapper Ali Vegas’ debut album, ”Generation Gap 2: The Prequ ...

  9. NBA Kicks Off Playoffs With Dayton, Faris Spots

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Association (NBA) is ramping up its playoff season marketing efforts with a new television ad campaign, "There Can Only Be One," directed by acclaimed music video directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The c ...

  10. Underwood Teams With VitaminWater

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood has signed an endorsement deal with Glaceau's VitaminWater, joining 50 Cent, NBA star LeBron James and Kelly Clarkson, among others, as an official partner of the brand. Underwood is co-creating a limited-edition label for Vi ...

  11. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: DMX, T.I., Wayman Tisdale

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -Rapper DMX joined the cast of the upcoming horror film, "The Bleeding." The movie is produced by Michael Tadross Jr., executive producer Frank Capra III and co-producer Charbel Youssef. "The Bleeding" will begin shooting in No ...

  12. AEG Facilities Adds San Antonio's AT&T Center

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has signed a venue service agreement with the AT&T Center in San Antonio. AEG Facilities COO Bob Newman announced the agreement. As part of the deal, AEG F ...

  13. Aussie Venue Operator To Manage Beijing Arena

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian venue operator AEG Ogden has reached an agreement to manage the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena (BOBA) - the first NBA-style venue of its type in Asia. AEG Ogden has formed a strategic partnership with the Beijing Wukesong Culture & ...

  14. Veritix Launches At INFIX Confab

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The newly merged Flash Seats and Vertical Alliance ticketing firms unveiled a new company name, Veritix, at the INTIX annual ticketing conference in Chicago yesterday. The new company claims it offers the most advanced end-to-end ticketing platfor ...

  15. Brooks Grosses $3.8M In Two Day L.A. Run

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The figures are in for Garth Brooks' historic run at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the country artist played five concerts between Jan. 25-26 to raise money for those affected by the October 2007 blazes in Southern Cali ...

  16. Brooks Preps For Two-Day, Five Concert Run

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Preparing for five major concerts over a two-day period is no easy task, but organizers of Garth Brooks' upcoming wildfire benefit shows in Los Angeles are "confident we can do it," Staples Center senior VP/GM Lee Zeidman tells Bill ...

  17. Usher Teams With NHL For Benefit Shows

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B star Usher will emcee two benefit performances during the National Hockey League's (NHL) 2008 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta. Proceeds from the events, which will feature performances by Wyclef Jean and the Jonas Brothers, will benefit U ...

  18. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  19. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  20. Jay-Z Loses Stadium Name Bid

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's bid to name The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority after his clothing company, Rocawear, was declined, reports the Associated Press. Instead, the venue decided to award naming rights to clothing maker ...

  21. AEG Pacts With Conseco Fieldhouse, E-Center

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has inked venue service agreements with Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and West Valley City, Utah's E-Center. As part of the deals, AEG Facilities ...

  22. Jay-Z To Rename Arena?

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam CEO Jay-Z, who’s also a co-owner of NBA's New Jersey Nets, is making a bid to rename and rebrand the Continental Airlines Arena with his Rocawear Clothing line. The stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, NJ, is currently home t ...

  23. Kimmel To Host AMAs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the American Music Awards this year, which is scheduled for November 18 on ABC. The American Music Awards will be the first awards show or broadcast event to take place in the 7,100 seat Noki ...

  24. Eagles, Dixie Chicks Add L.A. Nokia Dates

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have added four more concert dates to help open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles this October. As previously reported , the Eagles/Dixie Chicks co-bill will perform Oct. 18 and 20. In addition, t ...

  25. Eagles, Dixie Chicks To Open New L.A. Theater

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20. Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 7. The two acts have partnered with iloveallaccess.com to give fans VIP packages for the concerts, according to ...

  26. AEG Expands Facilities Team

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of AEG, has tapped Eric Bresler as VP of event booking and development. He will based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his newly created role, Bresler wil ...

  27. MSG Names Van Raalte SVP

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has appointed Peter Van Raalte to the newly created position of senior VP of merchandising and licensing. He will be based in New York and report to Steve Mills, president/COO of MSG Sports, and Jay Marciano, president of MSG ...

  28. Rain Postpones Arena Dates

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop singer Rain has postponed most of his remaining U.S. arena summer concerts due to production scheduling conflicts, a spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. An official statement from Rain's (real name: Jung Ji-hoon) management is ...

  29. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  30. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  31. Pharrell, TNT Partner For NBA Promo

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner to appear in TV spots. Two-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams has partnered with TNT for a special 2006 NBA All-Star Game promotion. Williams appears in promo spots for the game, which airs on the network in February. The 2:45 spot ...

  32. America West Arena Renamed

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conversion to US Airways Center expected by Jan. Following this year's merger between America West Airlines and US Airways, the America West Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. will be renamed the US Airways Center, a conversion that is expected to be co ...

  33. NBA Recruits Rob Thomas

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Playoff telecasts will feature 'Heart Breaks.' Beginning May 14, "This Is How a Heart Breaks," by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, will be the anthem for ABC television network's coverage of the National Basket ...

  34. NBA Tosses Ball Around Via 5 Vid Game Deals

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Basketball Assn. signed long-term videogame licensing deals with five publishers on March 22, bucking the trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. (Reuters) -- The National Basketball Assn. signed l ...

  35. SMG Adds Texas Venue

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and marketing contract with the SBC Center in San Antonio and basketball team the San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and mark ...

  36. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal is getting ...

  37. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the lab ...

  38. Taiwan Fines Nike For Short Jordan Appearance

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30,000) fine on Nike Inc. on Oct. 21 over a 90-second appearance by basketball legend Michael Jordan that the sports-gear giant had said would be a one-hour show. TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan slapped a T$1 million ($30 ...

  39. Jay-Z Invests In Basketball Team

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper part owner of the New Jersey Nets. With the NBA Board of Governors unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in a ...

  40. Grammy Date Set For 2005

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live on CBS for the 32nd consecutive year, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (t The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take ...

  41. Grammy Date Set For 2005

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live on CBS for the 32nd consecutive year, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (t The 47th annual Grammy Awards are set to take ...

  42. Jazz Notes

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Russ Freeman and David Benoit reunite after 10 years with a long-awaited sequel, "The Benoit/Freeman Project 2." Read Dan Ouellette's column. Russ Freeman and David Benoit reunite after 10 years with a long-awaited sequel, "The ...

  43. Sanctuary Acquires Urban Specialist Erving Wonder

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties through the acquisition of urban management specialist Erving Wonder (EW). U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban propert ...

  44. Sanctuary Acquires Urban Specialist Erving Wonder

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties through the acquisition of management company Erving Wonder (EW). U.K.-based independent music company Sanctuary Group is bolstering its urban properties throu ...

  45. On The Road

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander Organization forms Midwest Entertainment to jointly manage, operate and book the city's Target Center. Read Ray Waddell's column. NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander ...

  46. The Beat

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" for NBA playoff promo spots. Read Melinda Newman's column. The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let ...

  47. The Beat

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" for NBA playoff promo spots. Read Melinda Newman's column. The National Basketball Assn. and ESPN pick Black Eyed Peas' "Let ...

  48. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band links with ESPN, NBA for playoff promotion. Band links with ESPN, NBA for playoff promotion. News ...

  49. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered around the basketball playoffs. The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered a ...

  50. Music-N-More Owner Aquil Abdur-Rasheed Killed

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store Music-N-More chain in Birmingham, Ala., was shot dead last night during an apparent robbery at his Phillips Drive outlet, according to The Birmingham News Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store ...

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