National Football League

  1. The Who Confirmed For Super Bowl

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Who will perform at half-time of the Super Bowl this season. The NFL confirmed during Thursday's (Nov. 26) game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the veteran rock band will play Feb. 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami, form ...

  2. Taiwan's Mayday To Star In NFL China Show

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan pop band Mayday will star in a reality show produced by the National Football League and China Central Television, the NFL has announced. The American football league is using Mayday's interaction with NFL players, fans and cheerleader ...

  3. FCC To Take Another Look At Janet Jackson Case

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said the agency will review the incident involving a fleeting glimpse of pop singer Jane Jackson's breast during the 2004 American football championship. Jackson's right breast was exposed to al ...

  4. Marc Anthony Buys Stake In Miami Dolphins

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony has become the latest celebrity musician to buy a stake in the Miami Dolphins. The announcement was made during a press conference July 21 in New York City, together with the Dolphins' owner and managing general partner, Stephen ...

  5. Marc Anthony To Team Up With Miami Dolphins

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony is the latest celebrity musician to join forces with the Miami Dolphins. The team scheduled a news conference to be held Tuesday in New York for a “major corporate announcement” with Anthony. It was unclear whether Anthony will become ...

  6. Jimmy Buffett Teams With Miami Dolphins

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with new Miami Dolphins owner and longtime friend Stephen Ross. The team was mum Friday on details, despite reports that Dolphin Stadium might be renamed "Landshark Stadium" for at least one sea ...

  7. Super Bowl Ads: Hits And Misses

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite a terrible economic climate and through-the-ceiling prices for Super Bowl commercials - most spots were sold for around $3 million - NBC still scored by taking in a reported $206 million in advertising for commercials during the game, a re ...

  8. Jennifer Hudson Returns To Performance At Super Bowl

    February 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Hudson returned to the spotlight tonight (Feb. 1) with a flawless performance of the national anthem before the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Wearing a flowing white top with black pants and a cropped black jacket, the 27-year-old singer/actr ...

  9. Music Supervisors Unlock Super Bowl Ad Strategies

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST When it comes to Super Bowl ads brands and their ad agencies want everything in them to be bigger, brighter and better than their normal ads, especially the music. The music heard in Super Bowl ads, whether its licensed or created, plays an integr ...

  10. Behind The Super Bowl's Halftime Show: Billboard Q&A With Don Mischer

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Mischer has been behind some of the best Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory, which have showcased performances by mega-stars like Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Now, fresh off the heels of his directing duties for " ...

  11. Springsteen Feels 'Lucky' With Amazon, MySpace

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has unveiled a second new song from his next album, "Working on a Dream," jointly through Amazon.com and MySpace Music. Fans can download "My Lucky Day" from the two services exclusively for a week, starting t ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen To Rock Super Bowl Halftime

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the halftime slot at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., snagging the spot at the most-watched musical event of the year, according to the organizers. This year, more than 148 million viewers in the U.S ...

  13. Court Tosses FCC Fine Of CBS Over Janet Jackson Flash

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a decision to fine CBS Corp. television stations $550,000 for airing a brief breast flash by pop singer Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit s ...

  14. Live Nation, Citi Deal On The Cards

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has entered into a new marketing alliance with Citi that is the first to fully leverage the live entertainment giant's evolving, multi-faceted music platform. The deal, which makes Citi the "official credit card partner" ...

  15. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  16. Super Bowl Wrap: Jackson, Petty, Sparks And More

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As usual, the Super Bowl was the perfect storm of media, sports and music - but, unlike previous years, Super Bowl XLII between the Giants and the Patriots was actually something of a game. It bodes well for those companies who chucked their hard- ...

  17. Touring Briefs: Super Bowl XLII, Williams, AEG Live

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, which oversees operations of Glendale, Ariz.'s 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium, is making preparations for this year's Super Bowl XLII , set for Feb. 3. In preparatio ...

  18. SUPER BOWL SONG DAY

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Big Winner On Feb. 3 May Not Be On The Field The Halftime Hero: Tom Petty Even in these post-wardrobe-malfunction times, the performer at the Super Bowl's halftime show stands to see a jump in sales afterward. Last year, "The Very Be ...

  19. ESPN Unveils New Music Push

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports network ESPN has teamed up with numerous record labels to preview new music during its Monday Night Football and Monday Night Countdown broadcasts. The network's promotional initiative starts tonight, when snippets from Kanye West will ...

  20. Imus Settles With CBS Radio

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio and ousted on-air personality Don Imus have reached at settlement for his outstanding contract. The terms of the deal were not revealed. Just before his dismissal from sports WFAN/New York on April 12 for making racist remarks about the ...

  21. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  22. Rolling Stones To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST NFL finale to take palce Feb. 5 at Detroit's Ford Field. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" world tour just got a bit bigger. The legendary rock group is confirmed to perform during halftime at the 40th anniversary of the NFL ...

  23. McCartney, Fidelity Enter Marketing Pact

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ads to kick off on NFL's Monday Night Football. Paul McCartney and Fidelity Investments have entered a marketing pact that includes tour sponsorship and a major advertising campaign. The ad push will debut with a 30-second tv spot during the ...

  24. Making The Brand

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the Aug. 9 release of "Madden NFL 06," EA is upping the ante to deliver new and breaking music through various NFL projects. Read Michael Paoletta's column. With the Aug. 9 release of "Madden NFL 06," EA is upping the ...

  25. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. News John Fogerty , John Elway ...

  26. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  27. NFL Stadiums Finalize Operations

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Fallon to oversee operations. The Gridiron Stadium Network, an advocacy group geared toward booking more concerts and entertainment events into National Football League stadiums, has finalized its operating organization. The GSN has elected ...

  28. Smut Task Force Nears Report

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary recommendations to curb smut on the airwaves in the summer. LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary ...

  29. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  30. Janet's Breast Costs CBS Stations $550,000

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Janet Jackson's breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS television stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said Sept. 7. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Pop singer Janet Jack ...

  31. CBS Stations Face $550K Fine Over Janet

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said. Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year ...

  32. Janet's 'SNL' Appearance Gets High Ratings

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson made another big splash on network television over the weekend, earning NBC's "Saturday Night Two months removed from her infamous ...

  33. On The Road

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 and 12 concerts held at Boston's Fenway Park. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 ...

  34. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  35. Jimmy Buffett Shows Likely For Fenway Park

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Officials for the Boston Red Sox confirm to Billboard.biz that they are moving forward on organizing concerts Sept. 10 and 12 at Fenway Park. While they would not confirm the artist involved, it is wi Officials for the Boston Red Sox confirm to Bi ...

  36. Venue Manager SMG Renews Reliant Pact

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a renewal contract to continue managing Houston's Reliant Park Complex. The Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. extended SMG's co Philadelphia-based facility manageme ...

  37. Words & Music

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Super Bowl ads drop the ball by sending mixed messages to their audience. Super Bowl ads drop the ball by sending mixed messages to their audience. News ...

  38. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  39. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...

  40. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  41. Janet, Justin, CBS, MTV Hit With Lawsuit

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a federal class-action suit against Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and the networks' corporate parent, Viacom, over Jackson's breast-baring performance A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a ...

  42. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

  43. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

  44. Super Bowl Performers Grow

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, set for Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium and broadc ...

  45. Beyonce's 'Banner' Set For Super Bowl

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer to croon national anthem Beyonce has been tapped to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium. As previously reported, Janet Jackson will perform as part of the MTV-produced halftime sh ...

  46. Beyonce's 'Banner' Set For Super Bowl

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer to croon national anthem Beyonce has been tapped to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium. As previously reported, Janet Jackson will perform as part of the MTV-produced halftime sh ...

  47. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  48. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  49. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

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