Pasquale Rotella

  1. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events, the premier EDM festival brand that CEO Rotella, 39, a visionary in the electronic sector, built ...

  2. Scooter Braun, CAA's Rob Light on the Future of Music at Milken Conference (Video)

    April 30, 2014 3:18 PM EDT Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun and CAA Music Dept. head Rob Light were two of the six panelists holding forth on “The Evolution of Music and the Music Consumer” at yesterday’s Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton. They wer ...

  3. Irving Azoff Tells Milken Conference Technology Services Show 'Lack of Respect' for IP

    April 30, 2014 1:35 AM EDT Speaking to a packed room at the Milken Institute Global Conference Tuesday, Irving Azoff said he's hopeful about the future of the music industry despite "the lack of respect" for IP from a lot of technology services. Azoff was spe ...

  4. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella on Live Nation Deal, Festival Deaths, SFX and Dance Music Awards (Video)

    October 09, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Pasquale Rotella organized his first dance music event in the early ’90s at 18 years old. Now he’s one of the biggest players in the EDM festival market. As CEO of Insomniac Events, Rotella has produced hundreds of EDM concerts and festivals, in ...

  5. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

  6. Lawsuit Against Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Pasquale Rotella Thrown Out

    July 16, 2013 4:19 PM EDT A California judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit against Electric Daisy Carnival rave promoter and CEO of Insomniac Productions, Pasquale Rotella and Reza Gerami of Go Ventures, that alleged the two had participated in a multimillion-dollar k ...

  7. Dick Clark Productions, Insomniac Events Partner on Dance Music Awards Show for 2014

    June 19, 2013 8:39 PM EDT Insomniac Events, the event promoter behind the Electric Daisy Carnival, has announced a partnership with Dick Clark Productions (DCP) to produce a dance music awards show in 2014. The show will be dedicated to dance music and culture and will ...

  8. EDMbiz 2013 Announced, Will Feature Marc Geiger, Rob Light, James Barton, Others

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM EDT EDMbiz 2013 will take place in Las Vegas, June 18-20 -- during Electric Daisy Carnival "week" -- it was announced today in a statement. The three-day conference will take place at hotel and casino The Cosmopolitan and will feature pane ...

  9. Live Nation to Purchase 50% Stake in Insomniac Events (Report)

    May 02, 2013 10:03 PM EDT Live Nation is close to finalizing a deal to buy a 50% stake in EDM promoter Insomniac Events, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the deal. This information, including the speculative numbers (whic ...

  10. Electric Daisy Carnival Adds London Edition With Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Angello, More

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Insomniac Events announced today that it would bring its marquee festival Electric Daisy Carnival to London for the first time in 2013, bringing its total editions worldwide to five (including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Puerto Rico). T ...

  11. Insomniac Names John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO

    September 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, has named John Boyle the new post of Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. In this capacity, Boyle will oversee the new business and organic growth efforts of the company as well as acti ...

  12. The Takeover of EDM

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT A look at the newest (and possibly next) big buys for Sillerman's growing EDM empire. There's no shortage of independent companies in EDM: For the self-sufficient industry, they're the rule, not the exception. Now, Robert F.X. Sille ...

  13. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  14. EDMBiz: Disco Donnie Estopinal on Selling Out to Robert F.X. Sillerman: 'I've Got a Lot of Money Right Now'

    June 10, 2012 8:58 AM EDT Day two of the EDMBiz conference highlighted a fundamental divide within the dance music industry -- perhaps one of the oldest in the business of making art: To sell out, or not to sell out. With the news that longtime party promoter Donnie Estopi ...

  15. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...

  16. Electric Daisy Founder Pasquale Rotella: 'We Don't Want to Book' Superstar DJs Anymore

    June 08, 2012 1:17 PM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella gave the shakes to artists and agents, and raised the eyebrows of fellow event promoters yesterday, by declaring that his interest in booking known DJs was waning. "Our strategy moving forward ...

  17. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  18. Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac Events Founder Pasquale Rotella on Building 'Adult Disneyland' at EDMBiz

    June 07, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Insomniac Events and Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella might be getting into the venue business. Speaking on a panel during the inaugural EDMBiz conference, hosted by his own Insomniac the two days before EDC Las Vegas, Rotella said ...

  19. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  20. Pete Tong on Ibiza's International Music Summit & Keeping The EDM House In Order

    May 09, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Long-standing BBC Radio 1 DJ, Pete Tong has been at the forefront of electronic dance music (EDM) for over twenty years, tirelessly championing the finest acts, tunes, producers, promoters and clubs throughout the scene. His weekly BBC Radio1 show ...

  21. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  22. Indictment Unsealed In LA Coliseum Contracts Probe

    March 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT A felony indictment unsealed Friday accused former executives and concert promoters of a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the once venerable site of Olympics, Super Bowls and political event ...

  23. Two Former L.A. Coliseum Execs, Promoter Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

    March 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT A long simmering dispute about operation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum erupted Thursday with criminal charges against two former Coliseum executives and the owner of a music promotion company. The men were taken into custody on a grand jury ...

  24. Dance Music Execs Discuss 'Death of Rock and Roll' at SXSW Panel

    March 15, 2012 4:52 PM EDT In a year where SXSW's musical main attractions are Bruce Springsteen and Jack White, it's ironic that a panel is ready to (literally) dance on rock's grave. Still, it's undeniable that with the rise of DJs/producers Skrillex a ...

  25. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  26. Exclusive: Electric Daisy Carnival Coming to East Coast

    February 24, 2012 4:56 PM EST It's official: Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to the East Coast. The festival, which drew over 250,000 attendees to its three-day Las Vegas event last year, will hit New York on May 19-20, 2012, at a soon-to-be-announced location. Electric ...

  27. Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Headline New Insomniac NYE Event

    December 01, 2011 7:35 PM EST Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles-based company behind massive electronic music events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, is announcing a new two-day California-based New Year's dance music festival called "White Wonderland." The even ...

  28. Electric Daisy Carnival Film Premiere in Hollywood Turns Into Riot

    July 28, 2011 7:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in riot gear clashed with a crowd that became unruly outside the Hollywood film premiere of a documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival Wednesday evening, throwing bottles and vandalizing cars and refusing orders to disp ...

  29. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas Becoming America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 24, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend� ...

  30. Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac, Electric Daisy Carnival's Promoter: The .Biz Q&A

    June 24, 2011 8:40 AM EDT Electronic Daisy Carnival is staging its most ambitious event yet at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend (June 24 - 26) amidst public safety concerns. Nearly a year after the death of a 15-year-old girl and the hospitalization of 100-plus in ...

  31. Las Vegas Embraces Electric Daisy Rave Shunned by Los Angeles

    April 22, 2011 7:33 AM EDT The Electric Daisy Carnival - with its towering Ferris wheel, celebrity disc jockeys and pulsating lights - is the largest electronic music party in the United States. The wildly popular multi-day festival is relocating this year from Los Angeles ...