Promoter

  1. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  2. After the Flood: Hurricane Sandy's Impact on the Music Business

    November 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT (Photo: Doug Kuntz) Below is an article from an in-depth package in the new issue of Billboard examining Hurricane Sandy's enormous economic impact on the music business. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia K ...

  3. Hurricane Sandy to Cost Live-Entertainment Business Millions in Lost Profits, Expenses

    October 29, 2012 12:20 PM EDT With an ever-increasing number of live events being cancelled or postponed as Hurricane Sandy nears the Eastern Seaboard, stakeholders in the live entertainment industry are reviewing their insurance policies and contemplating big losses in market ...

  4. Builders and Agents Playing The Seller's Game

    October 09, 2012 6:39 AM EDT Buildings are 'ultimate buyers' in agents' view. From the booking agent's perspective, the more talent buyers in the game, the better-as long as they're good buyers who have a wealth of marketing tools and won't dis ...

  5. Venues Step Up

    October 09, 2012 6:37 AM EDT Building Managers Turn Talent Buyers In Competitive Live Market More and more frequently, if venues want a show, they have to ensure that it will be successful in the most convincing way possible, putting the venue's own resources on the li ...

  6. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Live Nation Acquires Australian Promoter Michael Coppel Presents

    April 04, 2012 6:16 PM EDT Live Nation continues to expand its global footprint with the acquisition of 30-year-old Australian and New Zealand promoter Michael Coppel Presents. Live Nation's existing concet promotion operation in Australia and New Zealand, which is led ...

  9. Are Artists Demanding Too Much Money To Play? U.K. Industry Discusses at Music 4.5 Event

    December 20, 2011 9:00 AM EST Things got a bit heated at a music industry conference on social media and touring entitled "Social Live Music Industry: Where Is the Money?" Organized by U.K.-based European music and technology events-and-networking specialist 2Pears, ...

  10. Danny Zelisko Exits Live Nation

    February 24, 2011 10:21 AM EST Longtime Arizona promoter Danny Zelisko has left his post as chairman of Phoenix-based Live Nation Southwest to launch his own concert-promotion firm Danny Zelisko Presents, the Arizona Republic reports. The move represents a return to the indepen ...

  11. German Promoters, GEMA Clash Over Sponsorship

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German concert promoters categorically refuse to accept that the collecting society GEMA should also profit from the sponsorship funds acquired by the promoters, in addition to benefiting from charges on admission tickets and the sale of merchandi ...

  12. We Love Sounds Fest's Perth Leg Nixed

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Australia's We Love Sounds festival trek have dumped the Perth leg from the program due to slack ticket sales. Perth's Supreme Court Gardens was due to host the traveling dance and electronica-oriented show on June 6. But t ...

  13. Live Nation Launches Concert Business In Australia

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is launching a concert promotion business in Australia, the seventh largest music market in the world. The company, formed by the combination of concert promoter Live Nation and Ticketmaster, said Monday it named Luk ...

  14. Live Nation Posts Lower Q4 Revenue

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation, which merged with Ticketmaster to create Live Nation Entertainment Inc, on Thursday posted lower quarterly revenue. Live Nation's fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.7 percent to $854.3 million from $896.7 million a ye ...

  15. CTS Eventim, iTunes Partner On Ticket Offers

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST German ticketing company CTS Eventim has partnered with Apple's iTunes store to provide exclusive concert offers. The Hamburg-based European ticketing company will use its Internet portal, www.eventim.de, to provide concert promoters with mar ...

  16. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  17. Australian Live Biz Booms

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australia's live sector has enjoyed boom times of late, according to the annual report issued this week by Live Performance Australia, the national trade association for live entertainment and the performing arts industry. The live business, ...

  18. Industry Execs Launch TEL

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter and manager Robert Rivera and attorney Gary Phillips have launched a booking, management and concert promotion company called Total Entertainment Live (TEL). Based out of Hollywood, Fla., the company's client roster includes ...

  19. Live Nation Takes Scotland's T Fest

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has pounced on Scotland's T In the Park festival. As part of a joint venture with Denis Desmond's Irish-based promoter Gaiety Investments, Live Nation will now control a reported 67% of Scottish promoter Dance Factory (DFConc ...

  20. Shuhart Joins Nederlander

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shane Shuhart has joined SoCal promoter Nederlander Concerts as a director of talent. Shuhart will book and promote live entertainment for the Grove of Anaheim (Calif), and Viejas' Concerts in the Park and DreamCatcher in San Diego, as well a ...

  21. Whetsel Joins Outback Concerts

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rick Whetsel, founder of Nashville-based independent promoter Great Big Shows, has been named director of special events for Nashville promoter Outback Concerts. Whetsel started Great Big Shows in 1998, booking primarily up-and-coming bands in suc ...

  22. Promoter Jon Stoll Dies

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Influential independent promoter Jon Stoll died Jan. 12 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., after extended health problems that included complications from a stroke and brain cancer. He was 54. The New York native began stag ...

  23. Moran, Morrow Rise In Live Nation Shake-up

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Changes are afoot at the Live Nation New York offices. Former Live Nation New York president Bruce Moran has been named president of the company's newly formed Latin American Division, effective immediately. In his new role Moran will remain ...

  24. U.K. Live Biz Backs INDY Awards

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of British live-music entrepreneurs are launching the INDY Music Awards, said to be the first awards gala devoted to London's independent music venues, promoters and acts. The first ceremony is scheduled to take place May 15 at London ...

  25. Live Nation To Press Button On Web Initiative

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is making a push to be the online hub of all event listings. Beginning next week, the company -- the world's largest promoter -- will offer any venue or promoter the ability to upload event listings and information directly to liv ...

  26. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  27. Spivack, Williams Partner For Right Arm

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will focus on booking for radio station festivals. Veteran record promotion man Gary Spivack, most recently with Geffen Records, has formed Right Arm Entertainment in partnership with Del Williams, a former record promoter who now produces radio s ...

  28. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  29. Music Rising Launches Charity Ticket Auctions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists, competing promoters combine efforts. Artists, competing promoters combine efforts. News ...

  30. Silva and Hewitt Extend Hollywood Bowl Booking Deal

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST They have been the Bowl's promoters since 1991. The partnership of Bill Silva Presents and Andrew Hewitt have been retained by the Hollywood Bowl to book their shows, according to the venue. Hewitt and Silva—who also manages artists including ...

  31. Edge Launches Live Biz Investment Strategy

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based media advisory service the Edge Group is launching a venture capital trust that will invest in the live British music business. Edge Performance will work with various smaller promoters w London-based media advisory service the Edge G ...

  32. Edge Launches Live Biz Investment Strategy

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based media advisory service the Edge Group is launching a venture capital trust that will invest in the live British music business. Edge Performance will work with various smaller promoters w London-based media advisory service the Edge G ...

  33. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  34. Billboard Road Work Touring Conf Update

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel discusses concert promoter role. Panel discusses concert promoter role. News ...

  35. Wed: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'concert promoter role getting edged out.' The role of a concert promoter may be getting edged out, according to participants at the "Rock This Town" panel at today's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Aw ...

  36. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two independent music promoters have sued Universal Music Group for $100 million, claiming the record company forced them to submit false invoices so Universal could recoup promotional costs from arti Two independent music promoters have sued Univ ...

  37. New Prez For Italian Promoters' Body

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gradella succeeds Meglioli at Assomusica. Ilaria Gradella has been appointed president of Assomusica, the Rome-based Italian concert promoters association. She succeeds Roberto Meglioli, who has filled the role for the last four years. Gradella wa ...

  38. U.K. Vet Hallett Joins AEG Live

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. News ...

  39. Tuned In: Radio

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs all ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs all ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. News Marc ...

  40. Tuned In: Radio

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Following Clear Channel's lead, Infinity severs ties with indie promoters. Read Marc Schiffman's column. News Marc Schiffm ...

  41. On The Road

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tania Taschereau, formerly talent buyer for Mad Booking & Events, has joined upstart Atlanta-based concert promoter Rival Entertainment. Read Ray Waddell's column. Tania Taschereau, formerly talent buyer for Mad Booking & Events, ...

  42. Promoters: Smaller Venues The Key

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Both major and independent promoters agree that artists should consider playing smaller venues for the good of the touring industry. Panelists at the Billboard Backstage Pass Conference today (Nov. 8) Both major and independent promoters agree tha ...

  43. Benn Returns To Mean Fiddler

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shakeup continues at U.K. promoter. Shakeup continues at U.K. promoter. News ...

  44. Cárdenas Takes Over CMN

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter assumes CEO post. Veteran promoter assumes CEO post. News ...

  45. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  46. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  47. On The Road

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two veteran Nashville promoters, Steve Moore and Marcie Allen Cardwell, are back among the independent ranks through separate start-ups. Read Ray Waddell's column. Two veteran Nashville promoters, Steve Moore and Marcie Allen Cardwell, are ba ...

  48. NIPP, Clear Channel Settle Lawsuit

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications (CCC) and several NASHVILLE -- In a development some will see as ...

  49. Clear Channel Settles With Denver Concert Promoter

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications and several of it In a development some will see as a clear vict ...

  50. Clear Channel Settles With Denver Concert Promoter

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications and several of it In a development some will see as a clear vict ...

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