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  1. Editorial: Remembering Michael

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This is the second time in my life I've been heartbroken to miss a Michael Jackson concert. The first time was when I was in the sixth grade, and my 17-year-old sister came home and surprised us with the news that she had tickets to the Jacks ...

  2. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  3. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  4. Indie Briefs: Emblem, WEA, Rock Ridge

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Emblem Music Group has signed a distribution agreement with WEA. Under the terms of the agreement, Warner Brothers and WEA will provide international distribution for country artists Gloriana, and Warner will work with Emblem to market them. The ...

  5. Liyana Defies Disabilities For Music's Sake

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music as an uplifting force takes on new meaning after hearing and watching Zimbabwe's Liyana perform. Despite physical challenges ranging from spina bifida to congenital joint impairment, the eight-member group-ages 17-23-offers up a stirrin ...

  6. AEG CEO Leiweke Discusses LN/TM Merger

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sounding every bit like a man girding for a protracted legal battle, Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), says his company is "very concerned about the proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, and in particular very nervou ...

  7. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  8. Soul Singer Dee Dee Warwick Dies

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dee Dee Warwick, a soul singer who won recognition for both her solo work and her performances with her older sister Dionne Warwick, has died. She was 63. Warwick died Saturday at a nursing home in Essex County, said Kevin Sasaki, a family spokesm ...

  9. Bon Jovi, Widespread Panic To Be Honored At Touring Conference

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation and Widespread Panic will be honored with special awards at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Widespread Panic will play the intim ...

  10. Soul Empress Linda Jones Remembered On New Album

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the more distinctive voices in R&B/soul history is Linda Jones. Best known for her 1967 No. 4 R&B hit "Hypnotized" as well as subsequent hits "What've I Done (to Make You Mad)" and "Your Precious Love,& ...

  11. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Foxy Brown, Treach

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Foxy Brown lost her defense attorney Fred Haddad today (April 23) in a pending Florida misdemeanor assault case because she negotiated with the State Attorney directly. - Naughty By Nature MC Treach was questioned in a Newark, NJ shooting ...

  13. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  14. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  15. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  16. ASCAP Sues 29 Establishments

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP has filed 29 separate copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music ...

  17. 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 ...

  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. Touring Panel Spotlights Best Promotion Strategies

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Raising awareness for concerts and music-related events among fans is an ongoing challenge for those in the music business. A discussion about how to best reach concertgoers was the topic of yesterday's (Nov. 15) "You Oughta Know" p ...

  20. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Bon Jovi To Bundle Digital Album, Presale Tickets

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In what's being billed as a first, Bon Jovi will bundle a digital iTunes copy of the band's upcoming album "Lost Highway" with purchase of presale tickets for their upcoming stand to open the new Prudential Center in Newark, N. ...

  25. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  26. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  27. AEG Inks Deal For Prudential Center

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has nailed down the contract with the NHL's New Jersey Devils to manage the new Prudential Center in Newark. Additionally, AEG's national concert touring division, AEG Live, will book concerts and other ...

  28. Kanye West, Ludacris Win Copyright Trial

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit centered on duo's song 'Stand Up.' Top-selling rappers Kanye West and Ludacris won a copyright infringement trial Thursday (June 1) when a jury concluded their 2003 hit "Stand Up" did not copy a tune by New Jersey mus ...

  29. Jazz Saxophonist Jackie McLean Dead At 73

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Played with legends including Miles Davis. Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, a performer and teacher who played with legendary musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday. He was 73. McLean, a contemporary of some of the 20th cent ...

  30. Singer Enzo Stuarti Dies Of Heart Failure

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor was 86. Enzo Stuarti, an Italian tenor who performed in Broadway musicals and at Carnegie Hall, and did popular TV commercials plugging a spaghetti sauce, has died of heart failure. Stuarti, 86, died Friday (Dec. 16), family members ...

  31. Some Early TVT Titles On Auction Block

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music catalog assets used as collateral to secure a $23.5 million loan to TVT Catalog Enterprises LLC and subsidiaries are being put up for auction by the lender, Prudential Securities Credit Corp NEW YORK -- The music catalog assets used as c ...

  32. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  33. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  34. Guitarist Tony Mottola Dies At 86

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Mottola, a guitarist who played with Frank Sinatra and on NBC's "The Tonight Show" over the course of a 50-year career, died yesterday (Aug. 9) in Darien, N.J., of complications from double pneum Tony Mottola, a guitarist who p ...

  35. Madison Square Garden Ready For Revamp

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The world's top-grossing arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, is headed for an extreme makeover. The world's top-grossing arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, is headed for an extreme makeover. The venerable arena "has sta ...

  36. Observers Hoped For Trial In CCC, NIPP Case

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the settlement in the closely watched case between Denver's Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC), some industry observers are expressing disappointment NASHVILLE -- Following the settlement in ...

  37. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  38. Targeted By Music Biz, Woman Sues Under RICO Act

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST A New Jersey woman is accusing major labels of making her an offer she can't refuse. Michele Scimeca, of Rockaway Township, N.J., has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the RIAA of attempting to blackmail A New Jersey woman is accusing major labe ...

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