Robert F. X. Sillerman

  1. SFX Enters Ticketing Business with $16.2 Million Acquisition of Europe's Paylogic

    December 03, 2013 8:01 AM EST In a continuation of its digital expansion, SFX Entertainment has entered into the live event ticketing business with the acquisition of European ticketing company Paylogic. SFX has purchased 75% of Paylogic for about $16.2 million. The ticketi ...

  2. SFX's First Earning Report Shows Work in Progress

    November 22, 2013 12:39 PM EST In the third quarter, and first as a publicly traded company, SFX Entertainment posted a net loss of $28.6 million on revenue of $48.7 million. With less than a month from the initial public offering to the end of a quarter, investors don't h ...

  3. SFX IPO: Robert Sillerman's Growing 'EMC' Empire

    June 27, 2013 4:16 PM EDT SFX Entertainment, the company that’s been snapping up global electronic music businesses since June of last year, filed for an IPO on Monday that revealed its executive team, potential challenges, and several of its next moves. In addition to ...

  4. SFX Files for $175 Million IPO

    June 27, 2013 3:21 AM EDT SFX is pursuing an IPO. Robert Sillerman’s entertainment empire SFX Entertainment has reportedly filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to raise up to $175 million in an initial public offering. The capital raised by an IPO ...

  5. Backbeat: Robert F.X. Sillerman, Beatport's Matthew Adell, Ultra Records Execs, More at Miami Music Week Parties

    March 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT It was a full day of networking under the sun as the unofficial Miami Music Week ’s second day got underway, with news of SFX Entertainment acquiring a 75% stake in ID&T , which was valued at $130 million for the deal, making the rounds th ...

  6. SFX Purchases 75% Stake in ID&T, Announce U.S. Edition of Tomorrowland at Ultra

    March 21, 2013 1:00 AM EDT SFX and ID&T have taken the next step in their partnership, with SFX acquiring 75% of the Dutch promoter and the companies announcing the first U.S. edition of Tomorrowland, ID&T's flagship event held annually in Belgium (July 26-28 ...

  7. Sillerman, Adell Talk SFX-Beatport Deal: ‘A Great Starting Point for Everything We Do’

    February 27, 2013 5:20 PM EST The industry has been buzzing about it for months, but SFX Entertainment formally confirmed its acquisition of Denver-based Beatport last night for an undisclosed price that was reported by the New York Times and Billboard sources as $50 millio ...

  8. SFX Buys Beatport

    February 26, 2013 9:55 PM EST 6 1.845 k 227 0 SFX Entertainment continues its buying spree in the EDM world with the purchase of music-download site Beatport, a source confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The deal was for slightly more than $50 million, the source said, although SFX chie ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Robert F.X. Sillerman Expands EDM Assets, Acquires DayGlow

    August 02, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Billionaire entertainment mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman announced in early June that he'd be making a return to the live entertainment industry, and today he made his second purchase toward that end, acquiring Dayglow productions, which goes by ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Robert F. X. Sillerman Returning To Live Biz, Eying EDM Companies: Report

    June 05, 2012 10:16 PM EDT Media mogul Robert F. X. Sillerman is reportedly making a return to the live entertainment business -- this time with hopes of capitalizing on the latest electronic dance music trend. Sillerman, who in the 1990s consolidated regional concert promo ...

  14. 'American Idol' Owner CKx to Be Sold to Financial Firm for $509 Million

    May 10, 2011 4:16 PM EDT CKx Inc., owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer 19 Entertainment, said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of financial firm Apollo Global Management. The deal values the company at around $509 million whe ...

  15. 'American Idol' to Refocus on Talent

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" will refocus on strong talent in this coming season as it looks to revive its ratings, Michael Ferrel, CEO of owner CKX Inc., said Monday. "We want to refocus 'Idol' on its talent," he told analysts ...

  16. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  17. Simon Fuller To Bid $600M For "American Idol" Owner CKX

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller is trying to buy the company that owns the hit show. Sources confirm to Billboard.biz that the TV mogul and ex-Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins will submit a letter outlining a $600 million bid f ...

  18. Simon Fuller To Launch New Company

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, and 19's parent company CKX have agreed to a long-term deal to keep the "American Idol" creator and executive producer involved in the firm's key shows, while freeing him up to launch ...

  19. Simon Cowell Signing New 'Idol' Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indic ...

  20. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  21. Ticketmaster, Live Nation Deal Unlikely To Be Renewed

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's unlikely Ticketmaster's ticketing relationship with Live Nation will be renewed when it expires at the end of next year, based on an internal Ticketmaster memo obtained by Billboard.biz. The memo states, in part, "While it has ...

  22. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  23. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  24. Sillerman To Buy 85% Of Elvis Enterprises

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robert F.X. Sillerman, known for his massive consolidation efforts in the radio and concert promotion industries, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire an 85% stake in Elvis Presley Enterprise Robert F.X. Sillerman, known for his massive c ...