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  1. Morning Fix: SoundExchange Financials; 2013 Grammy Voter Guide; Xmas Sales; Lady Gaga Doc

    December 26, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE. EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDEXCHANGE FINANCIALS: HOW MUCH PAID VS. HOW MUCH IN LIMBO? SoundExchange had a $363 million cash balance on Dec. 31, 2011 on its Form 990, the annual r ...

  2. Video: Jenni Rivera Sings 'Star Spangled Banner' at Dodger Stadium

    December 10, 2012 5:41 PM EST For Jenni Rivera, Dodgers Stadium felt "like home." In an interview at the stadium, where she sang the national anthem and "God Bless America" on the Latino-themed Viva Los Dodgers Day last summer, the L.A.-born and Long Beach- ...

  3. Melissa Ormond

    November 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST President, MSG Entertainment Tending The Garden Melissa Ormond, a 25-year veteran of the live entertainment business, became president of MSG Entertainment last year after serving as the division's COO since 2008. In her new role, Ormond over ...

  4. Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

    November 12, 2012 9:55 AM EST As exclusively reported by Billboard.biz back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month - and it's the opening U.S. date of the group's "50 and Counting" celebration. The show ...

  5. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Announced for 2013

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ran ...

  6. AEG Live, Royal Parks Ink Summer Concert Deal in London's Hyde Park

    November 05, 2012 5:12 PM EST AEG Live and the Royal Parks have announced a five-year deal to produce six summer concerts each year at London's Hyde Park, beginning in 2013. Further details about the events are forthcoming. Register today for the Billboard Touring Confere ...

  7. Jason Aldean To Play First Country Concert at Boston's Fenway

    October 18, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball's most historic sites. Aldean will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop ...

  8. Six Questions with James Dolan

    October 10, 2012 6:43 AM EDT He's a blues musician who opens for the Eagles, gets covered by Willie Nelson and is managed by Irving Azoff. And he also happens to have a day job running Cablevision, the Madison Square Garden Co., the New York Knicks and the New York Ran ...

  9. Swedish House Mafia Sell Out U.S. Tour in 'Minutes'

    September 28, 2012 10:48 PM EDT Swedish House Mafia, among the most popular EDM (electronic dance music) acts, has sold out all announced tour dates for their upcoming U.S. tour in a matter of minutes, according to a release from the group. The trio has said this tour will be it ...

  10. AEG Sale Likely to Attract L.A. Consortium Bid

    September 19, 2012 2:40 PM EDT AEG, which owns the global No.2 concert promoter in AEG Live, has been put on the block and is expected to bring in around $7 billion to $8 billion . The Los Angeles-based firm is likely to attract a bid from a local consortium, according to peopl ...

  11. Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG

    September 18, 2012 8:32 PM EDT The Anschutz Company is considering selling sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A news release was later sent confirming tha ...

  12. Anschutz in Talks to Sell AEG Entertainment Unit

    September 18, 2012 7:28 PM EDT Anschutz Group is considering selling AEG, the world's second largest live music company, the Wall St Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. AEG, whose sports and entertainment assets include the Barclays Ce ...

  13. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark on the Brooklyn Brand, Jay-Z, $1 Billion Building

    September 11, 2012 4:19 PM EDT Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Nets/Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Barclays Center, is a self-proclaimed "brand guy," and as such he knows a great brand when he says one. That would be Brooklyn. Since join ...

  14. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  15. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  16. David Humphreys, General Manager of Perth Arena, Dead At 57

    September 05, 2012 10:31 AM EDT The Directors of AEG Ogden, Harvey Lister and Rod Pilbeam, confirmed the passing of David Humphreys, the General Manager of the soon-to-be-opened Perth Arena, on Sept. 4. He was 57. Humphreys had recently been admitted to a Perth hospital after be ...

  17. The Return Of Music Television

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Fuse hopes to capture the music audience that MTV left behind. Fuse is bringing music back to TV. Since it left parent company Rainbow Media and transferred to Madison Square Garden Inc. in 2008, the channel has attempted to keep the songs pumping ...

  18. MSG's Profits More Than Triple in Q4, MSG Entertainment Lags

    August 24, 2012 9:35 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company reported growing profits and rising revenue that easily surpassed analyst expectations in the fourth quarter. The company said its net income for the quarter grew 245 percent from the previous year to $28.6 millio ...

  19. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  20. Beacon Theatre Exec Nick Spampanato to Run L.A.'s Forum

    August 07, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Nick Spampanato, GM of the historic Beacon Theatre in New York since 2009, is moving back across the country to oversee the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., for the arena's new owner, MSG Entertainment. Spampanato served as the GM of two fabled Lo ...

  21. How Beats By Dre Got Their Headphones On Olympians' Ears (Despite Violating IOC Policy)

    July 31, 2012 4:30 PM EDT In just a matter of days, Beats By Dre headphones have become one of the most visible - and controversial - brands at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes like British tennis player Laura Robson and soccer player Jack Butland tweeted their love ...

  22. Beats by Dre Causes Marketing Controversy at Olympics With Free Headphones for Athletes

    July 31, 2012 1:50 PM EDT LONDON - Dr. Dre and his Beats headphones are at the center of a marketing controversy here at the Summer Olympics. London Olympics organizers and the International Olympic Committee have strict rules to protect official sponsors who have struck m ...

  23. Madonna Dismisses Paris Backlash, Blames Issues On 'A Few Thugs'

    July 30, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Madonna's intimate performance at the Olympia club in Paris last Thursday (July 26) -- planned as a peace-making show after she insulted political figure Marine Le Pen during an earlier Paris performance -- drew boos and "refund!" c ...

  24. Dispute Between London Olympics and Musicians Union Heats Up

    July 27, 2012 7:35 PM EDT As the final preparations are being made for tonight's London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony - which is expected to be watched by a global audience of close to 1 billion people - an ongoing dispute between the Olympic organizing committee LOCO ...

  25. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  30. Madison Square Garden Acquires L.A. Forum

    June 27, 2012 8:51 AM EDT The owners of New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Tuesday added the Los Angeles Lakers' old stomping grounds, the Fabulous Forum, to its stable of entertainment properties in a $23.5 million deal. The Madison Square Garden Co. will ...

  31. Swedish House Mafia: Next Tour 'Will Be Our Last'

    June 23, 2012 8:10 PM EDT The DJ supergroup known as Swedish House Mafia announced on its website today that it is retiring from touring. "Today we want to share with you that the tour we are about to go on will be our last," the black-and-white message said. &qu ...

  32. Fans Push Reventon Super Estrella To Nearly Sell Out L.A. Concert In One Day

    June 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Reventón Super Estrella, one of the most successful Latin radio-hosted concerts in the country, is celebrating this year's 15th installment in Los Angeles with eight longtime established Latin rock acts, including Café Tacvba, Enanitos Verdes ...

  33. Paul McCartney: He'll Close Olympic Opening Ceremony

    June 04, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations. On Monday, he con ...

  34. Jay-Z's New Logo Ignites Brooklyn Nets Merch, Ticket Sales

    May 02, 2012 4:09 PM EDT A new logo for the Brooklyn Nets, designed by co-owner Jay-Z , is already breaking business records for the team. The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that Brooklyn Nets-related merchandise featuring the new black-and-white logo has been the top- ...

  35. How Oceana's Euro 2012 Soccer Cup Synch Could Make Her a Global Superstar

    April 25, 2012 6:50 AM EDT German pop singer Oceana is set to receive a major sales boost this summer when her song "Endless Summer" is placed in front of a potential global audience of over a billion people as the official song of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. ...

  36. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal Announce 15-city U.S. Tour

    April 20, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Singers Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal, three major artists in Mexican music, are heading to 15 cities as part of a U.S. tour that kicks off June 22 in Washington, D.C., the artists announced during a press conference in Los Angele ...

  37. Sydney Entertainment Centre To Be Demolished

    April 18, 2012 1:22 PM EDT The Sydney Entertainment Centre, for many years the biggest arena in Australia's largest market, is facing the wrecking ball. The New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell today confirmed the site would be demolished in late 2013 as part o ...

  38. Jay-Z's Rocawear Teams Up With The New York Yankees

    April 12, 2012 12:58 PM EDT (Photo: Rocawear) Jay-Z may have made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, but his clothing line Rocawear is teaming up with the Bronx Bombers for a bit of cross-promotion this season. Rocawear will introduce signs throughout Yankee Stadi ...

  39. Prince To Play Rare Australian Dates

    April 12, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Prince will make a rare, royal visit Down Under this May. After months of rumor and chatter, it was confirmed today that Prince will play three arena dates in Australia, for what will be the pop legend's third tour of this country and his fir ...

  40. One Direction to Headline Madison Square Garden

    April 04, 2012 7:15 AM EDT British/Irish pop group One Direction will be headlining New York City's Madison Square Garden in December, the band announced today. The show follows the band's U.S. summer tour, which sold out within minutes. ONE DIRECTION FAN? Cover S ...

  41. Katy Perry to Perform in India for the First Time

    March 30, 2012 7:17 AM EDT NEW DELHI - Pop hitmaker Katy Perry is headed to India -- again -- only this time for a different kind of celebration. In 2010, Perry famously arrived in the state of Rajasthan to marry Russell Brand in a lavish Indian ceremony (they have since di ...

  42. Indictment Unsealed In LA Coliseum Contracts Probe

    March 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT A felony indictment unsealed Friday accused former executives and concert promoters of a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the once venerable site of Olympics, Super Bowls and political event ...

  43. Two Former L.A. Coliseum Execs, Promoter Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

    March 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT A long simmering dispute about operation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum erupted Thursday with criminal charges against two former Coliseum executives and the owner of a music promotion company. The men were taken into custody on a grand jury ...

  44. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

  45. Business Matters: AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas

    March 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas -- AEG's deal to kick in $59 million for the construction of a new arena in Sacramento, Calif., will not only help keep the Sacramento Kings from bolting for Anaheim, but it could bolster AEG Live ...

  46. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso To Captain DJ Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 11:36 AM EDT This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play ...

  47. Frank Ocean To Open For Coldplay On European Dates

    March 05, 2012 2:59 PM EST A little over a year after releasing his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape, which included a creative cover of Coldplay's "Strawberry Swing," Frank Ocean will be galavanting around Europe with the U.K. arena rockers later this summer. Warner ...

  48. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  49. Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Surprise Guest Chris Brown Rock NBA All-Star Game (Videos)

    February 27, 2012 7:21 AM EST (Getty Images) Pitbull called on some super-friends while Nicki Minaj unveiled a new hit at the NBA All-Star Game, which took place in Orlando on Sunday night (Feb. 26). Pit brought out Ne-Yo, Nayer and unannounced performer Chris Brown during the ...

  50. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

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