Philadelphia

  1. Hot Tours: Roger Waters On Top, Bruce Springsteen On His Tail

    August 09, 2012 11:52 AM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wra ...

  2. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  3. Road Work: Good Old War and More

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Fun: Indie/folk trio Good Old War starts a U.S. tour at Philadelphia's Union Transfer (Aug. 6), then hits Washington, D.C.'s Black Cat (Aug. 7). In support of its 2012 release, "Come Back as Rain" (Sargent House), the group wil ...

  4. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  5. 40 Under 40: Troy Carter

    August 02, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Troy Carter Founder/Chairman/CEO, Atom Factory Website: AtomFactoryInc.com To Gaga And Beyond To think of Troy Carter, 39, primarily as "Lady Gaga's manager" is to disregard the bold entrepreneurial moves the Philadelphia native has ...

  6. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  7. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  8. Road Work: Future Island, Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers, The Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT To infinity and beyond: Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands continues to tour behind last year's "On the Water" (Thrill Jockey), playing hometown venue Current Gallery on July 27 before hitting Catalyst Nightclub in Santa Cruz, ...

  9. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  10. Roadwork: This Week in Tours

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Smooth sailing: With a show at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 19), American trumpeter Chris Botti embarks on a U.S. summer tour supporting his 2012 release, "Impressions" ( ...

  11. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  12. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  13. IAVM's Annual Confab Offers a New Brand

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT The names have changed - the former International Assn. of Assembly Managers is now the International Assn. of Venue Managers, and its annual conference and trade show is now VenueConnect - but the motivations to attend remain the same for this 87 ...

  14. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' (Plus Hits) Tour

    July 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date romp through North Amer ...

  15. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

  16. Legally Monetized Mashups: How New Technology Pays DJs

    July 12, 2012 5:05 PM EDT During the past 10 years, a few small companies have built important tools that helped solve some of the music industry's biggest dilemmas. In that spirit, the new platforms of Thefuture.fm, Beatport and Legitmix may not offer complete soluti ...

  17. How Nick Stern Hopes to Repeat Success of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Self-Distribution Model With Circa Survive

    June 27, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The record industry is no stranger to self-release and pay-what-you-like albums, with acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Amanda Palmer, and Radiohead opting to deliver new material to their fans via their websites rather than deal with record lab ...

  18. Road Work: June 30, 2012

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Jersey boys: In 2011, New Jersey's Real Estate released "Days," the band's second album and first for Domino. Returning from a European trek, the act will perform at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on July 15 and make i ...

  19. Pearl Jam to Headline Jay-Z's Made in America Festival

    May 21, 2012 8:58 PM EDT Pearl Jam will be joining Jay-Z at the Made in America Music Festival. The rockers will headline one night of the Philadelphia event, set for Sept. 1 and 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Jay-Z on the Budweiser 'Made in Americ ...

  20. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  21. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  22. The Roots' ?uestlove on His Foodie Biz, Cocoa Puffs on the Beastie Boys Tour, Fried Chicken Battles

    May 15, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chef-d'oeuvres: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (left) with chef Graham Elliot at a launch for their joint food venture at NYC's Mondrian SoHo. (Photo: Dom Savini) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is no foodie come lately. The R ...

  23. Jay-Z on the Budweiser 'Made in America' Fest, Putting New Music On Hold

    May 14, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Jay-Z attend a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce that Jay-Z will headline the 'Budweiser Made In America' Two Day Music Festival in Philadelphia this Labor D ...

  24. Jay-Z Headlining, Curating Live Nation's 'Budweiser Made In America' Music Fest in Philly

    May 13, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Jay-Z and Budweiser are expected to announce Monday their partnership to bring a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," to Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Jay-Z will headline as well as curate the lineup for the event, ...

  25. Live Nation's Major Gospel Tour to Feature 'The King's Men,' Four Heavyweights of Gospel Music

    May 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Live Nation is bringing gospel to the arena. Today, the company announced that they will be bringing four of the most successful gospel artists of all time - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton, collectively known as & ...

  26. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  27. Backbeat: Jakob Dylan Plays Farm Aid Event, Says New Wallflowers Album On The Way

    April 24, 2012 2:11 PM EDT Jakob Dylan performed at "An Evening with Farm Aid" in Manhattan and afterward said a new Wallflowers album is due to arrive in September, the band's first set of new songs since 2005. (Photo Copyright: Ebet Roberts) "I was at ...

  28. The Dick Clark I Knew, by Co-Writer Fred Bronson -- Read An Excerpt

    April 23, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Dick Clark Productions writer and former Billboard columnist Fred Bronson remembers the "American Bandstand" leader and his profound influence on the music business - following is an excerpt, approximately one-sixth of Bronson's ful ...

  29. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  30. Dick Clark Remembered by Ken Ehrlich, Alice Cooper, Tommy Mottola, DCP CEO, More

    April 19, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Dick Clark's death yesterday sent waves through the music community, as countless took to social networks and websites to express their condolences, stories, memories, and thoughts on the longtime television and radio personality. We've ...

  31. Dick Clark Could Rock, but He Started Out Country

    April 19, 2012 1:04 PM EDT The music universe is reeling due to the passing this week of Dick Clark at 82. Between his numerous television and radio credits, Clark enjoyed one of the longest entertainment careers of all time. While many obituaries today will (and should) fo ...

  32. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  33. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  34. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  35. Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced, Kevin Puts' 'Silent Night: Opera In Two Acts' Wins Music Award

    April 17, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges: ARTS Music: "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts" by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011, a stirr ...

  36. Skrillex, Bassnectar To Co-Headline Camp Bisco Festival

    March 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Yesterday (March 21) Camp Bisco announced that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights, Skrillex and Bassnectar, would co-headline their 11th edition. Taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Fe ...

  37. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  38. What Gets Fans Engaged? SXSW Panel Explores Methods Beyond Facebook

    March 16, 2012 2:42 PM EDT The "Secrets to Fan Engagement" panel at SXSW Music veered from the most effective methods of online engagement (Facebook took number one, with email blasts just below it and Twitter surprisingly far behind) to the ways in which innovati ...

  39. Backbeat: Chiddy Bang, The Knocks, St. Lucia Launch Neon Gold Label Tour @ NYC's Santos Party House

    March 07, 2012 4:30 PM EST Things get a little hairy as Chiddy Bang cools down during their sold out performance at Santo's Party House on March 1. (Photo: Emily LIchtenberg) The Neon Gold label tour kicked off March 1st with a Chiddy Bang -- all puns intended -- to a ...

  40. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  41. Backbeat: School of Seven Bells Toast 'Ghoststory' Release with NYC Show

    February 29, 2012 12:32 PM EST School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza Celebrating the release of their third full-length, "Ghostory," on Tuesday (Feb. 28), Brooklyn dream-poppers School of Seven Bells performed an hour-long set at the Mercury ...

  42. Exclusive: AM Only's UKF Dubstep Tour -- With Gemini, KOAN Sound -- Coming to U.S.

    February 28, 2012 12:30 PM EST Top dance-music agency AM Only is backing the first North American tour of UKF, the brand name of the popular British drum 'n' bass/dubstep YouTube channels, starting March 1. The UKF Dubstep channel on YouTube , owned and operated by U. ...

  43. Chris Brown and Rihanna: R&B Radio Embraces Singles, Despite -- And Because of -- Controversy

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST The controversy that has surrounded Chris Brown and Rihanna's musical reunion - on the third anniversary of his Grammy-eve assault on her in 2009, no less - has brought about no shortage of judgment, argument, commentary and not least confusi ...

  44. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  45. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  46. Backbeat: Windish Agency, Ticketfly Throw L.A. Taco Party For Touring Execs @ New Echo Park Digs

    February 06, 2012 12:07 PM EST The Windish Agency president Tom Windish (left) welcomes the company's Chicago-based booking agent Sam Hunt to the firm's Los Angeles office in Echo Park, which opened last year. The new office is conveniently just steps away from Los An ...

  47. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 6:06 PM EST Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train," which has been playing throughout the world in the wake of host Don Cornelius& ...

  48. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  49. Billboard Power 100: Peter Luukko

    January 26, 2012 7:25 PM EST No. 71 Peter Luukko President/COO Global Spectrum chairman Comcast-Spectacor Live and Direct Peter Luukko is like James Dolan (see No. 81 ) -- except on a national level. Twenty million tickets sold is a lot of tickets, by anyone's count. And ...

  50. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

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