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  1. 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 ...

  2. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  3. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Billboard Extended Q&A: Live Nation CEO of Ticketing Nathan Hubbard

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nathan Hubbard has spent the past year gearing up for perhaps the biggest challenge of his career. Actually, make that two challenges: one, launch what will soon become the world's second-largest ticketing company, and two, begin the process ...

  6. Strong RAJAR Result For Radio 2

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. national AC network BBC Radio 2 has achieved a strong quarterly result according to data released by official research body RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd). The station, which has just appointed Bob Shennan as its new controller, re ...

  7. Absolute Program Manager Quits

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Bingham has left his post as program Manager at U.K. broadcaster Absolute Radio. The station commented on his departure: "Mark has made an amazing contribution to the station in the seven years that he has been here and we wish him well ...

  8. Live Nation Reports Strong Q3

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has reported a third-quarter net income of $139.9 million, or $1.67 per share, up from a net profit of $46.1 million, or 55 cents per share, during the same period last year. The Los Angeles-based live entertainment company’s profit is ...

  9. Live Nation Signs Five Year Pact With SMG-Savor/Aramark

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has reached a five year agreement with SMG-Savor, the food service division of Philadelphia-based venue management firm SMG, and multi-service food concessionaire Aramark to provide food and beverage service at 34 of Live Nation's ...

  10. Ticketmaster To Buy Majority Of Front Line Management

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Front Line Management Group Inc., is the latest nuke in the ongoing struggle for supremacy between Live Nation and what will be known as Ticketmaster Entertainme ...

  11. Live Nation Ticketing In Deal With Roseland

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will be handling the ticketing at the Roseland Ballroom beginning in 2009 and running through 2014. Live Nation is the exclusive promoter for the Roseland Ballroom, which hosts more than 100 shows and events which draw over 100,000 fan ...

  12. MSG To Consider Live Nation Ticketing Pact?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision CEO and Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan commented during a Goldman Sachs conference in New York that MSG Entertainment's contract with Ticketmaster has expired and that the company would consider using Live Nation for fut ...

  13. Ticketmaster Responds To Live Nation/SMG Deal

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster president/CEO Sean Moriarty has responded to the recently announced ticketing deal between Live Nation and facility operator SMG for venues across North America, saying the agreement will have little effect on Ticketmaster's futu ...

  14. Update: Live Nation Seals Ticketing Deal With SMG

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut an important deal with Philadelphia-based facility operator SMG for venues across North America that will provide a big boost to the launch of its ticketing service at third-party venues. The alliance allows Live Nation to ente ...

  15. Virgin Radio Reborn As Absolute

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT National U.K. rock network Virgin Radio is to rebrand as Absolute Radio. The station was bought by the Times of India Group in June for $106 million, from U.K.-based media group SMG. Times of India Group, under a new subsidiary TIML, is revamping ...

  16. C3 Presents To Book Chicago’s Congress Theatre

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents continues to expand its Chicago presence with a new exclusive, multi-year booking agreement with the Congress Theatre, a 4,200-seater that has been an open room in the past. The deal is effective immediately. It's the ...

  17. SMG/C3 In At Soldier Field

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG reached a new five year deal yesterday with the Chicago Park District board of commissioners to run the city's Soldier Field, and Austin-based C3 Presents has aligned with SMG to bring concerts ...

  18. SMG Taps Suca As L.A. Forum GM

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venue management firm SMG has appointed Tina Suca to GM of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. She will report directly to Hank Abate, VP of arenas at Philadelphia-based SMG. In her new role, Suca will be responsible for booking and overseeing all even ...

  19. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  20. SMG, Churchill Downs Forge Live Event Agreement

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the Rolling Stones' successful Sept. 29 concert at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., the home of the Kentucky Derby has forged an agreement with Philadelphia-based venue management firm SMG to pursue other concerts and specia ...

  21. IAAM Conference Attendance Up

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Attendance is up at the 81st International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) annual conference and trade show, with about 2,600 on hand for the industry confab held here Aug. 4-9. Attendance is up at the 81st International Assn. of Assembly Manage ...

  22. SMG: Superdome's Demise Exaggerated

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will take 45-60 days to accurately assess damage. Talk of the demise of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans has been greatly exaggerated, according to officials at SMG, the Philadelphia-based management firm that runs the stadium and adjacent N ...

  23. Katrina Ravages Tour Biz

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Baton Rouge performance of Disney Live cancelled. Hurricane Katrina has made its presence felt among venues in the Gulf Coast region. Among the large venues in the region impacted by Katrina are the Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Arena and Keife ...

  24. Hurricane Dennis Impacts Southeast Tours

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson forced to postpone shows. Kelly Clarkson's run through the Gulf of Mexico region was rudely interrupted by Hurricane Dennis, forcing the postponement of a July 10 show at the Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans and a July ...

  25. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  26. On The Road

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based venue management firm SMG has launched a new proprietary Web-based booking system, smgbooking.com. Read Ray Waddell's column. Philadelphia-based venue management firm SMG has launched a new proprietary Web-based booking sys ...

  27. HOB Concerts Sale Heating Up

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. A deal to purchase House of Blues Concerts is on the fast-track, with bids coming in from several high-profile parties, sources say. Among those conducting due diligence and putting together bids are Cle ...

  28. SMG Adds Texas Venue

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and marketing contract with the SBC Center in San Antonio and basketball team the San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and mark ...

  29. Worcester Centrum Sells Naming Rights

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center Complex will now be known as the DCU Center. Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center ...

  30. AEG Completes Purchase Of Manchester Arena

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has completed the acquisition of the 21,000-seat capacity Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena. The L.A.-based venues group confirmed today (Sept. 28) it has bought t Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has complet ...

  31. AEG Completes Purchase Of Manchester Arena

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has completed the acquisition of the 21,000-seat capacity Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena. The L.A.-based venues group confirmed today (Sept. 28) it has bought t Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has complet ...

  32. SMG Names GM For Texas Venue

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager of Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas, effective Sept. 2. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager o ...

  33. Grant, Gill Set Holiday Trek

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday tour, Simply Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, on a 15-city trek which begins Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. Amy Grant and Vince Gill will reprise their annual holiday ...

  34. Morales Gets Jackie Gleason Theater Post

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SMG, the facility-management company that runs the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, has named Mitch Morales as director of marketing/booking for the SMG, the facility-management company that runs ...

  35. SMG Extends Big Sandy Contract

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a contract extension to continue managing the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a contract extension to ...

  36. SMG Inks Deal To Manage Germany's Loreley Venue

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move continues Philadelphia firm's European expansion. Continuing its European expansion, Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a contract to manage Germany's premier amphitheatre, the Loreley in St. Goarshause ...

  37. SMG Inks Deal To Manage Germany's Loreley Venue

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move continues Philadelphia firm's European expansion. Continuing its European expansion, Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a contract to manage Germany's premier amphitheatre, the Loreley in St. Goarshause ...

  38. CCE Nabs McGee For Senior VP Role

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has named veteran arena management executive Mike McGee as executive VP of corporate operations, effective May 3. Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has named veteran arena management executive Mike McGee as execut ...

  39. Venue Manager SMG Renews Reliant Pact

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a renewal contract to continue managing Houston's Reliant Park Complex. The Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. extended SMG's co Philadelphia-based facility manageme ...