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  1. Restructuring, Possible Layoffs to Come at SFX

    November 14, 2014 7:04 PM EST Change is on the horizon at SFX. During Friday's earnings call, Robert Sillerman, chairman and chief executive, said the company has "made a very significant decision to consolidate many of our operations, and going forward you can exp ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  4. Webster Hall to Take Back Its Reins from Bowery Presents, Hints at Brooklyn Plans

    March 20, 2014 3:17 PM EDT New York live music mainstay Webster Hall and its booking and promotions arm Webster Hall Presents will both be responsible for their own destinies (more or less) this Fall. The 130-year-old venue is shifting from Bowery Presents-led talent buys a ...

  5. Tomorrowland Sells Out Two Weekends, 360K Tickets in Under An Hour

    February 16, 2014 8:00 AM EST The 2014 edition of Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland went on sale Saturday (Feb. 15)  morning and sold out its 360,000 available tickets in under an hour, according to its organizers. Tomorrowland Expands to Two Weekends in 2014 SFX Purchases 7 ...

  6. Pandora, Live Nation Shares Rise High, SFX Down

    January 30, 2014 7:37 PM EST Shares of the two largest publicly traded music companies soared Thursday (Jan. 30) as markets rebounded from two days of losses. Pandora shares reached a new high of $37.95 before closing up 11% at $36.53, and shares of Live Nation climbed to a 5 ...

  7. John Sykes, Robert Sillerman on New Clear Channel, SFX Partnership: 'We Want to Be the Best'

    January 06, 2014 11:25 AM EST The just-announced SFX-Clear Channel partnership “came together rather quickly,” says John Sykes, Clear Channel’s president of entertainment enterprises, in part to match the speed of EDM’s development. “[EDM] is the fastest-growing music genre ...

  8. SFX and Clear Channel Partner for Digital, Terrestrial Radio Push

    January 06, 2014 8:30 AM EST SFX is partnering with Clear Channel on a marketing and content initiative that will place EDM-related programming on Clear Channel’s terrestrial and digital radio stations, and in its live venues. Announced in a press release this morning, the pa ...

  9. SFX President Tim Crowhurst Talks Beatport Layoffs, Company’s Future (Exclusive)

    December 10, 2013 4:26 PM EST Corporate restructuring is rarely pretty, and the layoffs that often follow, especially when those layoffs hit during the holiday months, can get downright ugly. Tim Crowhurst, president of SFX entertainment, knew that when the company recently ma ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  13. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:33 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  14. Robert F.X Sillerman On SFX's IPO, Stock Prices, Future Acquisitions, Afrojack

    October 10, 2013 2:06 PM EDT Yesterday afternoon, the scene at NASDAQ's MarketSite in Times Square was something out of a Fellini film, but in place of clowns or strongmen: Buttoned-up bankers, traders, financial analysts, a tight security detail, an exceedingly tall D ...

  15. Business Matters: First Day of SFX Trading Highlights Intricacies of IPO Market

    October 09, 2013 7:50 PM EDT SFX Entertainment had a market value of $1.05 billion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 8). By the following afternoon, after SFX’s first day on the Nasdaq, the company’s market value had fallen to $919.2 million. That's the IPO market for you.   An ...

  16. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. International Music Summit Announces Inaugural U.S Event With Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, Skrillex, More

    March 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After six years spent in Ibiza -- hosting wide-ranging conversations with the likes of David Lynch, Giorgio Morode and others --  the International Music Summit is set to debut to America. IMS Engage, to be held April 17 at the W Hotel in Los An ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Exclusive: SFX Acquires ID&T, Voodoo Experience

    January 23, 2013 4:34 PM EST SFX Entertainment has added five new companies to its portfolio, including Voodoo Experience and ID&T -- the largest dance-event promoter in the world -- according to its president Robert F.X. Sillerman. The moves automatically give SFX a sign ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Larry Magid, Concert Biz Veteran, Promoting Tennis Legends Like Rock Stars

    May 16, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Famous tennis stars over the age of 30 have a lot in common with rock stars. So says Larry Magid, who has promoted and produced more than 16,000 concerts and live events with the likes of Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams ...

  25. Business Matters: Terra Firma, 'Glee,' Wolfgang's Vault and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- A source close to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) denied to the Financial Times the buyout firm has been in talks with Terra Firma . “There are no discussions betwe ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Live Nation Promotes Eskowitz

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds CEO to title. Live Nation has promoted Bruce Eskowitz, adding the title of CEO to his current role as president of global venues and alliances. Eskowitz reports to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and is based in Los Angeles. Eskowitz will cont ...

  29. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  30. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  31. Bill Graham Presents Splits In Two

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Morris will focus on Colorado, Utah, Wyoming. Promoter Bill Graham Presents has become two promotion firms -- Bill Graham Presents and Chuck Morris Presents -- within the Clear Channel Music Group. Chuck Morris originally founded CMP in Denv ...

  32. Clear Channel Names Theatrical Execs

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David Anderson to president/COO of theatrical North America. He was president of North American theatrical real estate. Anderson will be succeeded in the latte Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David ...

  33. Clear Channel Names Theatrical Execs

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David Anderson to president/COO of theatrical North America. He was president of North American theatrical real estate. Anderson will be succeeded in the latte Clear Channel Entertainment has promoted David ...

  34. CCE Vets Holman, Fogel Take New Titles

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs to oversee N.A., int'l touring. As part of Clear Channel Entertainment's ongoing reorganization of its music operations, Jane Holman and Arthur Fogel have new titles, Billboard.biz has learned. The North American touring division w ...

  35. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  36. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  37. Changes Afoot Atop CCE's Music Division?

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although the situation appears to be fluid, sources say changes are imminent atop the concert division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), the world's largest promoter and venue operator. Although the situation appears to be fluid, sources ...