Robert Sillerman

  1. Beatport Head Matthew Adell to Step Down (Exclusive)

    June 24, 2014 5:23 PM EDT Beatport CEO Matthew Adell will be stepping down into an advisory role for Beatport's parent company SFX, a spokesperson has confirmed exclusively to Billboard. "His vision and dedication has helped make Beatport the company it is today, ...

  2. Morning Fix: Miami Mayor, Officials Look to End Ultra After Security Guard Trampled; Benzino of 'Love & Hip-Hop' Shot; Drake, Tegan & Sara, Arcade Fire Top Juno Awards

    March 31, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE MIAMI MAYOR AND CITY OFFICIALS LOOK TO END ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Mia ...

  3. SFX Chief Robert Sillerman Tops 'Power 50' Dance Music Poll

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM EDT Robert Sillerman’s rollercoaster March has climaxed with the SFX Entertainment chairman and CEO topping a poll which ranks the “most powerful” people in dance music.  Sillerman is No. 1 on dance music title inthemix’ second annual  “Power 50“ list ...

  4. Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Reveals Plan For Las Vegas Festival in 2015: Exclusive

    November 25, 2013 4:32 PM EST The Rock in Rio music festival is slated to hit the Las Vegas strip in May 2015, Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina revealed exclusively to Billboard Monday.   Medina predicts that the four-day Rock in Rio Las Vegas he says is planned for early ...

  5. SFX Acquires Major German Promoter i-Motion for $21 Million

    November 19, 2013 11:52 AM EST i-Motion, the long-established German dance event promoter founded in 1994, has been acquired by Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment for $16 million in cash and $5 million in stock. The acquisition was already known to be in the works as e ...

  6. SFX Acquires Australian Promoter and Dance Festival House Totem OneLove

    October 30, 2013 12:04 PM EDT SFX Entertainment, which b egan with the acquisition of Disco Donnie Productions back in June, 2012 along with the assertion that Disco Donnie was only the beginning, has stuck to its word in the meantime, snapping up well-known properties such ...

  7. Australia’s Future Music Festival, Mushroom Group Team-Up

    August 30, 2013 5:34 AM EDT Australia’s EDM-focused Future Music Festival has struck a strategic alliance with Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group and its concert promoter arm Frontier Touring Company, with effect from Sept. 1. The alliance is a win for both parties. With th ...

  8. Australian EDM Fest Stereosonic Expands, David Guetta & Armin van Buuren Headline

    July 04, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Stereosonic has raised the stakes in the country’s EDM festival scene with an expanded two-day show across five cities, and a pumping line-up which includes David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Empire of the Sun. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. SFX IPO: Betting on EDM’s Growth Potential

    June 27, 2013 2:21 PM EDT With SFX filing for an IPO , the promoter is effectively asking investors to bet on the growth potential behind the $4.5 billion EDM market and the company's ability to build a successful business around the culture surrounding EDM. SFX ev ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. SFX’s Shelly Finkel Hints at New Acquisitions With Pete Tong at IMS: ‘What’s Ministry of Sound Doing?'

    April 17, 2013 3:01 PM EDT SFX head of acquisitions Shelly Finkel hinted at a number of previously unannounced deals during his sit-down with BBC Radio 1 legend Pete Tong at the first annual IMS Engage in Los Angeles today.   Finkel proved to be a charismatic consolatio ...

  13. GetGlue Calls Off Sale to Robert Sillerman's Viggle

    January 14, 2013 2:11 PM EST GetGlue and Robert "F.X." Sillerman's Viggle, two social media companies serving TV fans, have called off a planned combination. GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold announced the news in a blog post entitled "GetGlue Not Mergin ...

  14. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  15. Billboard Touring Conference Lessons: Focus on Fans First

    November 19, 2012 12:51 PM EST The ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards were held Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in a weather-flogged Manhattan still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and its associated power outages, not to mention a nor'easter that ble ...

  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 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...