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. Report: The Who To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a report, the Who will perform at Super Bowl XLIV, marking their first performance in North America since 2008. SI.com reports that the veteran U.K. band will take the stage during the halftime show of the 2010 National Football Leagu ...

  3. Ingrooves To Digitally Distribute Cherry Picked Records

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ingrooves will digitally distribute Cherry Picked Records, the record division of Cherry Lane Music Group. In addition to its developing artists, Cherry Picked Records controls the master recordings for some of its well known larger brands such as ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week' ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Source: Estefans Buying Stake In Dolphins

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Dolphins are merging with Miami Sound Machine and Margaritaville. Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a “very small” ownership stake in the NFL team, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The perso ...

  8. Ticketmaster: AEG May Cancel If Merger Succeeds

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's chief executive sought Thursday to allay antitrust fears over the ticket seller's planned merger with concert promoter Live Nation by revealing that a major venue operator has threatened to cancel its contract if the merge ...

  9. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 " ...

  12. Jennifer Hudson To Sing At Super Bowl

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Hudson is using sports' grandest stage to make her return to the spotlight. The NFL confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 1. E! News first reported that Hudson would ...

  13. Rihanna, Iglesias, Fall Out Boy Set For Super Bowl Bash

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse will play the National Football League's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash at Tampa, Florida's Ford Amphitheatre. The two-night event Jan. 29 - 30 leads up to the Super Bowl Feb. 1. Tickets ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen 'Dreams' Big On New Album

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, "Working on a Dream," will arrive Jan. 27 via Columbia. Excerpts from the title track debuted during NBC's NFL halftime show last night (Nov. 16). The album incl ...

  15. Universal Production Music Unit Pacts With Immediate Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Publishing Production Music, a division of Universal Group Music Publishing, has signed a worldwide deal to represent Immediate Music catalog in all territories outside the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Benelux. Immediate Music, a supplier of ...

  16. EMI Music Appoints Handler Executive VP

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has appointed Howard Handler to the new role of executive VP, head of marketing, in North America. Handler will be based in New York and will oversee all marketing functions for EMI's roster in the US and Canada. He reports to Sam v ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Usher Plotting 'Ladies Only' Concerts

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is preparing a tour for ladies only. The R&B singer tells the Associated Press he will soon announce details of his "One Night Stand" tour. He said specific dates are still being worked out for about 15 "intimate" ven ...

  19. Cuevas, Frankie J, Sponsors 'Hook Up' With Mun2

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beto Cuevas, Frankie J, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan (nee Hinojosa) will be shadowed by mun2 viewers beginning tomorrow on “The mun2 Hook Up.” The new 13-episode series pairs up young Latinos with their professi ...

  20. Adelstein Reverses, Votes Against Satellite Merger

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein this morning (July 23) voted against the proposed Sirius-XM merger after the satcasters refused to embrace any of the conditions he proposed to win his support for the deal, R&R has confirmed. "It was c ...

  21. Satellite Radio In Limbo

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mel Karmazin, the charismatic CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, has more than just a stalled merger on his mind. He's also wondering what it's going to cost to keep his star talker, Howard Stern, on board. "Great content costs money,&q ...

  22. Blue Equity Acquires Mgmt. Company For Jackson, Carter

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Private equity firm Blue Equity, LLC is broadening its scope with the acquisition of Management Group International, a entertainment management company that represents clients like Janet Jackson and Nick Carter. Former owner of MGI, Kenneth Crear, ...

  23. NFL, Univision Make Digital Pact

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a bid for the Latin audience, the National Football league is partnering with Univision Online and Latin pop artists this Superbowl weekend. NFLatino.com, a new Spanish-language Web site powered by Univision.com, is offering video highlights of ...

  24. Burger King To Kick Off Super Bowl Singing Contest

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Burger King is sponsoring a new online contest,"My Song, My Way," in league with the ninth annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC). Slated for Feb. 1 at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, the celebration will feature such con ...

  25. Petty To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will play the coveted halftime slot at the Super Bowl in Arizona on February 3, organizers of the year's No. 1 television event said Sunday. This year, nearly 140 million Americans watched Prince play at the fo ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Super D Inks Exclusive Label Deals

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Super D, which last month beefed up its indie distribution operation with the hiring of Tim Hinsley as GM, has been moving to enhance its label roster. The Irvine, Calif.-based company has signed three labels for exclusive U.S. distribution: Honol ...

  29. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  30. Ozzy, Timbaland, Daddy Yankee Power Madden 2008

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The increasingly important role music plays in videogames was evident as at last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 2008, one of this year’s most anticipated videogame releases. The Microsoft co-hosted event at L.A.’s ...

  31. Cherry Lane Offers Production Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a deal with APM Music, a production music house formed as a joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing. Under the deal, Cherry Lane will provide music from its catalog for APM to lic ...

  32. Island Signs The 88, Working With Babyface

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based power pop band the 88 has signed with Island Def Jam Records after self-releasing its first two efforts. The act's major label debut will feature at least three tracks recorded with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, and mo ...

  33. XM Radio Narrows Loss In Q4

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., which last week announced plans to combine with rival Sirius, said Monday a 45% jump in revenue and a tighter leash on marketing costs helped narrow its fourth-quarter loss. The Washington-based company, which has ...

  34. Sirius, XM Agree To Merger

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two years of merger rumors came to fruition Monday (Feb. 19) as Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced that the two FCC-licensed companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combi ...

  35. Chesney And Friends To Reveal ACM Noms

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations will be revealed March 5 by reigning Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney and upcoming tourmates Sugarland and Pat Green, as well as CBS-TV "The Early Show& ...

  36. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  37. Apregan To Consult GSN

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit GSN is seeking more events for stadium network. The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has brought on Jeff Apregan, president of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Apregan Group, as a consultant. Apregan, who has worked in the live entertainment bu ...

  38. XM, Google Strike Ad Pact

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Extends search engine's ads to select XM channels. Google Inc. on Wednesday (Aug. 2) struck a deal with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to help the search engine's advertisers automatically insert ads on XM's nonmusic radio channel ...

  39. CBS Radio CEO Calls For PPM Rollout Now

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hollander believes waiting for full accreditation is a mistake. CBS Radio’s CEO Joel Hollander wants the portable people meter (PPM) out in the marketplace as fast as possible—and he thinks waiting for the new service to get full accreditation is ...

  40. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

  41. Over The Counter: Carey, Green Day Offer Hope To Down Year

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sales lagging for the fourth time in five years, where can the music industry turn for solutions? Believe it or not, one answer popped up in the sports page As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sa ...

  42. Infinity Rebrands As CBS Radio

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In anticipation of parent Viacom's split into two separate companies, CBS Corp. has unveiled plans to rebrand its radio division as CBS Radio. Included are the company's 179 radio stations. CBS Radio In anticipation of parent Viacom’s sp ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  45. Controversy On Eve Of Stern-Sirius Media Blitz

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBS rejected ad spot featuring Stern. The Howard Stern-Sirius Satellite Radio media blitz is about to begin. On his syndicated radio show Monday (Oct. 17), Stern said he’s girding for 6 weeks of press and media appearances, including Late Night Wi ...

  46. Cherry Lane Restructures Management

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has restructured its management, promoting several members of its team and expanding their roles for the New York-based company. Mike Connelly, a 20-year Cherry Lane veter Cherry Lane Music Publishing has restructured ...

  47. Nathan Moved Up At Universal Motown

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. David Nathan has been promoted to senior VP of video promotion for the Universal Motown Records Group. He will be based in New York City and reports jointly to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Records and Sylvia Rho ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Judge Clears Disney Board, Scolds 'Monarch' Eisner

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and a group of board members were cleared of any wrongdoing Aug. 9 in a long-running lawsuit over the hiring and rapid termination former president Michael Ovitz that co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt D ...

  50. 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 ...

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