New York City

  1. Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April (Breaking)

    October 18, 2013 4:30 PM EDT .869 k 1.029 k 52 0 New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close its doors in April, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Billboard, though no official announcement has been made. The venerable venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg an ...

  2. NYC's Rainbow Room will reopen to public in 2014

    September 18, 2013 5:21 AM EDT New York City's Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014. The iconic nightclub at Rockefeller Center closed in 2009 amid a landlord-tenant dispute. Tishm ...

  3. CBGB Fest Announces Seymour Stein as Icon Award Winner, Van Toffler To Give Keynote (Exclusive)

    August 05, 2013 8:00 AM EDT This year's  CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award and Van Toffler , former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Netw ...

  4. Neglected NY Tennis Stadium to Mount a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:35 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a ...

  5. Jennifer Breithaupt

    November 28, 2012 6:44 PM EST Senior VP of Entertainment Marketing, Citi Concerts in the Citi When Citi first partnered with Live Nation for exclusive tour presales in 2007, the financial services company accounted for a small part of the top promoter's overall ticket sal ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. NYC's Kitchen Hosting Benefit Art Auction To Rebuild Venue Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    November 20, 2012 11:07 AM EST The Kitchen, a non-profit, experimental performance space in New York City, is hosting an art auction this Monday, Nov. 26, to raise funds to help rebuild the space which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The historic venue is located on We ...

  8. Updated: Hurricane Sandy Concert Cancelations, Postponements: Springsteen, Aimee Mann, Deftones, More

    October 30, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In addition to the multiple Hurricane Sandy-related show cancelations and postponements already announced (and listed below), several more came over the transom on Tuesday. The biggest is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who postponed thei ...

  9. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  12. Barclays Builder Celebrates

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Bruce Ratner says it's the "right time" for the new arena. Bruce Ratner is chairman/CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., developer of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center and the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development planned around the venue ...

  13. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Former Cro-Mags Bassist Reportedly Stabs, Bites Bandmembers at CBGB Festival Show

    July 07, 2012 12:31 PM EDT A CBGB Festival show at New York's Webster Hall was shut down early last night after founding Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan stabbed and bit current members of the band, according to reports in the New York Post and the New York Times . Fla ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  18. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  19. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and radio. Now, the first ever CBGB festival will take place July 5-8 at venues acros ...

  20. O Music Awards Return June 27, Take Aim at Guinness World Record

    May 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Viacom Music Group's O Music Awards are returning for their third installment this June 27th, and in addition to handing out awards to the biggest digital innovators in music today, they'll be taking aim at a Guinness World Record. This ...

  21. Jay-Z's Rocawear Teams Up With The New York Yankees

    April 12, 2012 12:58 PM EDT (Photo: Rocawear) Jay-Z may have made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, but his clothing line Rocawear is teaming up with the Bronx Bombers for a bit of cross-promotion this season. Rocawear will introduce signs throughout Yankee Stadi ...

  22. Rough Trade NYC Opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    April 11, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Rough Trade Retail Group (RTRG) today announced it will be opening a branch of the famed London music retailer Rough Trade in Williamsburg, New York. The store is due to open in the fall. The store will be larger than Rough Trade East, London stor ...

  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. CBGB's to Return...With a Music Festival

    March 15, 2012 12:47 PM EDT After a closed-door sale earlier this year -- which according, to the Local East Village, the ownership of the CBGB brand was apparently split between an unnamed party and the daughter of deceased owner Harry Kristal, Lisa Kristal (who had emerg ...

  25. Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Gets Mobile App, Goes Trans-Atlantic

    March 02, 2012 9:16 AM EST Harlem's Apollo Theater announced a wide-ranging expansion of its famous Amateur Night competition, including adding a website , mobile app and partnership with London's Hackney Empire for a transatlantic competition. Bruce Springsteen P ...

  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. 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 ...

  29. Edgar Bronfman's Next Task At Warner Music Group: EMI?

    August 19, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Is Warner Music Group getting ready to put Edgar Bronfman Jr. out to pasture? That may be the reading of some in the business following the company's announcement that the Warner CEO will swap jobs with chairman Stephen F. Cooper. But conside ...

  30. Exclusive: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film

    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa K ...

  31. Viacom's Philippe Dauman Tops Wall Street Journal's Highest-Paid CEOs List

    May 09, 2011 12:11 PM EDT CEOs of media, entertainment and TV giants claimed five of the top 10 spots on a Wall Street Journal list of executives with the highest compensation for 2010 . The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for the CEOs of 3 ...

  32. Tribeca Film Festival: A Progress Report on its Music Films

    April 29, 2011 4:25 PM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival winds up next week, but the deals keep coming. The festival, which kicked off April 20 with the world premiere of Cameron Crowe's just-finished documentary about Elton John and Leon Russell's collaboration, &quo ...

  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. Decemberists Fans Love Foursquare, Bryan Adams Fans Not So Much

    February 17, 2011 3:15 PM EST Decemberists fans were the most active Foursquare users in January, according to data at SuperGlued.com on New York check-ins on the social media app. Users of Foursquare appear to love indie rock and tend to frequent a small number of venues. But ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Buyer of CBGB Brand Files For Bankruptcy

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The company that bought the right to market the name of the legendary New York City rock club CBGB has filed for bankruptcy. In its punk heyday, CBGB hosted acts such as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. The venue closed in ...

  37. Judge Denies Citigroup's Effort To Dismiss Terra Firma Suit

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A judge has denied Citigroup's effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by Terra Firma. Citigroup had filed a motion with the U.S. Federal Court in the Southern District of New York to move the venue to London. In its lawsuit, Te ...

  38. Bowery Presents Expands To Boston

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York-based independent concert promotion company the Bowery Presents has extended its presence to Boston. The principals of the Bowery Presents have signed a long term agreement with the recently renovated Royale Nightclub to book approximatel ...

  39. Bowery Presents, Brooklyn Bowl Team For Music Events

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New York-based independent concert promoter the Bowery Presents has partnered with Brooklyn Bowl to bring free and ticketed events to the Brooklyn-based bowling alley and music venue. In addition to his booking duties at New York's Music Hall ...

  40. Apollo Inducts Michael Jackson; Pretty Ricky Launches Label

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --The Apollo Theater announced today that it will posthumously induct Michael Jackson into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at its annual gala benefit next June. The award, the non-profit theater’s highest honor, also includes a memorial plaque tha ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST An appellate court dismissed the remaining two claims in a lawsuit brought against Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claimed he helped conceive the 2003 buyout of Warner but ...

  45. 'Regis And Kelly' Call On Songwriters

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Live with Regis and Kelly" is calling all on aspiring musicians, composers and songwriters to take a shot at re-working the show's theme song, win $100,000 and perhaps get a break in the music business. The new theme song will be p ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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