Rob Beckham

  1. Moving from Bar Band to Arena Sell-Out: CAA, Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Paradigm, Warped Tour, WME Execs Discuss @ Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 1:36 PM EST What’s today’s pathway from club gigs to arenas? And, for a developing band, is there such a thing as a “traditional” touring cycle? A gang of leading agents and promoters discussed the business of breaking young acts in the live space in The Ro ...

  2. New Signings: Warner Music Nabs Ylvis, WME Inks Leah Turner, Maximum Artist Adds Lalah Hathaway, Warner/Chappell Signs Danny Orton

    October 02, 2013 7:45 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@billboard.com for inclusion in our regular report. Click here for the ...

  3. WME Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell Talks Strategy, Social, EDM, AEG, More at IEBA Conference

    October 09, 2012 2:06 PM EDT At the International Entertainment Buyers Assn. (IEBA) convention in Nashville Monday, from left: Greg Oswald, co-head, Nashville office, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Patrick Whitesell, co-CEO, WME; Bill Werde, editorial director, Billbo ...

  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. After Lady Antebellum and Band Perry, Who Will Be Next Country Stars to Emerge From State/County Fair Circuit?

    August 21, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Mockingbird Sun Lady Antebellum did it. The Band Perry did it. Now Mockingbird Sun hopes it can repeat the process. The band, represented by the Paradigm booking agency and HK Management but not yet signed to a label, played what could be a predic ...

  6. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  9. Reba McEntire Signs With William Morris Endeavor

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has signed Reba McEntire to its roster, Billboard.biz has learned. A Nashville-based team will oversee bookings, and Rob Beckham (Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley) serves as responsible agent. WME's Beverly Hi ...

  10. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...