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  1. Sky Signs Up As O2 Brand Partner

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital satellite broadcaster Sky has signed a five-year deal with AEG to become a brand partner for the O2 entertainment complex in London, which will include a customer reward program for VIP access to events at the venue and TV rights. Sky ...

  2. Cable Vet Gavin Harvey Joins Fuse

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year-long hiatus, former Versus/OLN president Gavin Harvey has resurfaced in the cable network space, joining Cablevision's music network Fuse as executive VP and GM. Harvey left Versus last summer, when the New York-based sports chan ...

  3. Ian Brown Announces U.K. Tour

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. solo artist/former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown will set out on a 16-date British winter tour to promote his sixth solo studio set "My Way." The tour was booked through Brighton-based 13 Artists and commences Nov.29 at Leicester De ...

  4. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  5. BRIT Awards 2010 Date Set

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has revealed that the BRIT Awards 2010 will take place on Feb. 16 at London's Earls Court Arena. It will be the 30th occasion on which the British music awards ceremony has been staged. Although the BRIT Awards launche ...

  6. Mun2 Hits Ratings Highs With USA vs. Mexico Soccer

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mun2 scored the best ratings in its history during yesterday’s broadcast of the USA vs. Mexico qualifying soccer match for the World Cup. The bilingual cable channel was the only English-language broadcaster of the match, whose rights are held by ...

  7. Briefs: MSG, OurStage, Don Ienner, CMX, Spotify

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for a venue in Washington D.C. "According to sources close to the company, MSG would open a venue of a 6,000 seats or more, requiring up to 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit ...

  8. Sydney Entertainment Centre Faces Uncertain Future

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of the Sydney Entertainment Centre appears to hang in the balance after a spiralling chain of events climaxed with the eviction of the venue's tenants. At least 20 staff involved in running the arena lost their jobs yesterday (Aug. ...

  9. Latin Briefs: Border Media Partners, mun2

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Border Media Partners has launched a new corridos format, El Compa, on San Antonio's KRIO. The station was formerly called Digital and was a Latin pop format. El Compa's programming director is Alfonso Flores. ( Radio Online ) -- Bili ...

  10. Cablevision Execs Discuss Value In MSG Spin-Off

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision Systems Corporation executives discussed the potential value in spinning-off its Madison Square Garden business, during an earnings call yesterday with investors. "As a relatively small portion of Cablevision's consolidated r ...

  11. Australia's Arena Management In Receivership

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian venues group Arena Management, operator of the troubled Sydney Entertainment Centre, has been placed into receivership. The news comes just weeks after AEG Ogden, managers of the largest network of venues in the Asia Pacific region, sai ...

  12. Madison Square Garden Spin-Off Approved

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The board of directors for Cablevision Systems Corporation has authorized the company's management to move forward with the spin-off of the Madison Square Garden (MSG) business to Cablevision stockholders, it was announced today (July 30). Th ...

  13. Beyonce Cancels Australian Dates

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce has canceled two arena dates and pushed back the start of her upcoming Australian tour citing an "unforeseen change in her international schedule." The American pop singer's "I Am" Australian tour was slated to sta ...

  14. Marc Anthony To Team Up With Miami Dolphins

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony is the latest celebrity musician to join forces with the Miami Dolphins. The team scheduled a news conference to be held Tuesday in New York for a “major corporate announcement” with Anthony. It was unclear whether Anthony will become ...

  15. Stage For Madonna Show Collapses, One Dead

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A stage being constructed for a Madonna concert collapsed in the southern French city of Marseille on Thursday (July 16), killing one person and injuring six, police said. The concert at the Velodrome stadium, home to the Olympique Marseille socce ...

  16. McCartney Performs Where Beatles Made U.S. TV Debut

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney has returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, 45 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut there. This time, McCartney put on an outdoor show atop the theater's marquee for thousands of fans Wednesday ...

  17. LA official: Promoter Should Pay Jackson Memorial

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A city council member has called on AEG Live to pay some of the estimated $1.4 million cost for policing Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center. Dennis Zine told Fox 11 on Thursday that the city's taxpayers "are ge ...

  18. Gloria Estefan Confirms European Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After playing sold-out shows in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina, countries where she performed for the first time in her career in May and June, Gloria Estefan will play a series of European dates, beginning July 16 at the Latinoamericando Expo in Mi ...

  19. Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman On Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Tuesday memorial service for Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles had only five days to plan the massive event, but the tribute "couldn't have gone any better," according to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. ...

  20. AEG Ogden, Arena Management Clash Over Sydney Entertainment Center

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Ogden still harbors ambitions of adding the Sydney Entertainment Center to its portfolio. But a war of words has ignited after the Australian venue management firm openly questioned the venue's financial situation. Sydney-based Arena Mana ...

  21. Movie Theaters To Show Jackson Memorial Service

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a small number of fans will be able to attend Michael Jackson's memorial service. But others may be able to watch it in movie theaters all over the country. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is carrying the Los Angeles memorial service on it ...

  22. Michael Jackson Memorial Gets 1.6 Million Ticket Requests

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will wait until Monday to learn if they received one of the 11,000 tickets for Tuesday's ceremony. The two-day registration period for the se ...

  23. AEG Giving Away 17,500 Tickets To Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG announced the ticketing process for the Michael Jackson memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Beginning Friday until 6 p.m. PDT Saturday, people can go to staplescenter.com to register for a total of 17,500 free tickets ...

  24. Strong Demand For Jackson Souvenirs

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to reports, 40% to 50% of those contacting the original ticket seller for the Michael Jackson concerts have opted to receive the souvenir ticket rather than a refund. As well as offering a full refund, AEG Live said the 750,000-plus fans ...

  25. AEG Ogden Deal For Sydney Entertainment Centre Nixed

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arena Management, operator of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, has admitted competitor AEG Ogden had been circling the venue's operating lease, but said any such deal has since been nixed. Reports had emerged in recent days that AEG Ogden was ...

  26. Video: AEG’s Phillips Discusses Canceled Michael Jackson Concerts

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips sat down with media outlets today (July 2) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to discuss the fallout of what would have been a 50-show run by Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London. Jackson's concerts at the O ...

  27. AEG To Distribute 11,000 Tix For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eleven thousand free tickets will be made available to the general public for Tuesday's memorial service for Michael Jackson, announced Staples Center owner AEG. A press conference will be held at the Los Angeles venue tomorrow (Friday) at 10 ...

  28. Exclusive: AEG Live CEO Addresses Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our bu ...

  29. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Revealed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will give full refunds to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the O2 Arena. The refund ...

  30. AEG: Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Forthcoming

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the group behind a long series of concerts Michael Jackson was to perform in London from next month, expressed its condolences to the late singer's family on Friday and said tickets would be refunded. "On behalf of the entire A ...

  31. AEG Facing $85 Million-Plus Jackson Ticket Refund

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena in London has informed Michael Jackson fans that details of how to obtain refunds will be revealed "in due course," while president and CEO of AEG Live Randy Phillips paid tribute to the singer. Billboard.biz understands AEG ...

  32. Miley Cyrus Selling Out U.K., Irish Arenas

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Live. The tour now includes four dates at London O2 Arena after the fi ...

  33. Paul McCartney To Play First-Ever Shows at New Mets Stadium

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 44 years after the Beatles performed the first concert held at New York’s historic Shea Stadium, Paul McCartney is set to christen the new home of the New York Mets – the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York – with concerts on July 17 and ...

  34. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  35. Luxury 'Supersuite' At New Madison Square Garden

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A "supersuite" that could hold 300 people and luxury suites with kitchens, full bars and fireplaces will be offered to big spenders at the new Madison Square Garden, officials said in an update of plans to upgrade the 41-year-old arena. ...

  36. Muse Announces European Tour

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse has confirmed a 30-date European tour including British and Irish arena dates in support of its forthcoming album "The Resistance." Starting at Sheffield Arena on Nov. 4, the U.K. and Irish dates run through Liverpool ...

  37. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Tour Breaks Records Down Under

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's homecoming "Black Ice" Australian tour has busted box office records by selling more than half a million tickets in the first day on sale, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour's co-promoters Garry Van Egmond Enterprises ...

  38. Take That's iTunes Season Opens

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Take That has become the first U.K. music act to issue an iTunes "season pass" subscription package. The "Take That The Circus Live: iTunes Pass" goes live today (May 21) and offers fans exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, liv ...

  39. Michael Jackson Delays Opening Of London Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has pushed back the opening four nights of his residency at London's O2 arena, with show promoters and producers AEG Live citing the "sheer magnitude of the concerts" for the delay. The first date of the "This I ...

  40. Jimmy Buffett Teams With Miami Dolphins

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with new Miami Dolphins owner and longtime friend Stephen Ross. The team was mum Friday on details, despite reports that Dolphin Stadium might be renamed "Landshark Stadium" for at least one sea ...

  41. Latin Grammys Back In Vegas

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will return to Las Vegas for their 10th anniversary celebration, organizers have announced. The 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday Nov. 5, marking the second time the awa ...

  42. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  43. NBA Drafts Kanye West For Playoffs

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The NBA has recruited Kanye West's latest single, "Amazing," as the musical backdrop for its 2009 playoffs campaign. Premiering today-and being released to fans online-is a new music video produced by NBA Entertainment in which memo ...

  44. Leonard Cohen Confirms U.K. Open-Air Show

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following his successful return to the live circuit in 2008, Leonard Cohen has confirmed a U.K. outdoor show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on July 11. The Marshall Arts-promoted show in Weybridge, outside London, has a 15,000-capacity. Seated t ...

  45. AC/DC Warning On Romanian Festival

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has issued a statement denying that the band is appearing at a Romanian festival in May, as advertised by organizers in Bucharest. The Anglo-Australian rock act opened the U.K. leg of its "Black Ice" tour last night (April 14) at t ...

  46. Live Nation: Stateside U2 Sales Strong

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With sales this morning (March 30) of more than 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago, the U2 360° Tour will set the largest single-day attendance record in each city, according to tour producer Live Nation. In Lo ...

  47. Amor FM Adds Soccer To Programming

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System's Latin pop 93.1 Amor FM (WPAT) has added soccer to its programming for the first time. The station has signed an affiliate agreement with Fútbol de Primera to become its exclusive New York radio broadcaster for th ...

  48. Spandau Ballet Ups O2 Pre-Sale Allocation

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spandau Ballet's decision to launch tickets for its reunion tour in October with an online pre-sale via their official Web site has paid off. The U.K. 80's pop act announced their return after 20 years during a press conference yesterday ...

  49. Strong Ticket Sales For U2

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 have sold over 215,000 tickets in under 24 hours for the U.K. and Ireland leg of their global "360°" tour, according to Live Nation. Tickets for U2's dates, which include performances at London's Wembley Stadium (Aug. 14) an ...

  50. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

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