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  1. MSG Overhauls Web Sites

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MSG Entertainment's New York venues are getting a brand new digital image. The company has revealed that Web sites for Madison Square Garden , Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre have been newly resigned, while a brand new site has been ...

  2. Australia's Arena Management Taps Cunningham

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian venue operator Arena Management has hired veteran venue manager Ross Cunningham to fill its newly-created role of managing director. He starts in December, reporting to Sydney-based CEO and executive chairman Michael Jacobsen. Arena Man ...

  3. Latin Acts To Play Apple Stores For Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Pepe Aguilar, Xtreme and Jeremias are some of the Latin acts set to perform at Apple stores in five U.S. cities as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The series begins Sept. 15 with a performance by the B-Side Players at Apple' ...

  4. ESPN Unveils New Music Push

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports network ESPN has teamed up with numerous record labels to preview new music during its Monday Night Football and Monday Night Countdown broadcasts. The network's promotional initiative starts tonight, when snippets from Kanye West will ...

  5. Snoop Dogg In The House For MTV EMAs

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg will take the mic as host of the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at Munich's OlympiaHalle. Organizers are keeping quiet on the line-up, apart from today confirming performances from American rock staple Foo Fighters and ...

  6. Weiss Named GM Of Mullins Center

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has promoted Ben Weiss to GM of the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. He will report to Global Spectrum Northeast regional GM Brian Ohl, who also serves as GM of the John Labatt Centre in ...

  7. Honda Center GM O'Donnell Dies

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mike O'Donnell, GM of the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., died Aug. 19 at his home in Yorba Linda, Calif., after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 46. O'Donnell's career in public facilities, professional sports and arena man ...

  8. Major League Soccer Kicks-Off 'Represent' Campaign

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With David Beckham's recent arrival stateside to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Major League Soccer and sponsor Adidas are hoping to further galvanize fans with team anthems. Music branding company Rock River Music and digital marketer EVB ...

  9. MOBO Awards Move To The O2

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 12th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on Sept. 19. The MOBOs will be the first industry awards ceremony to take place at new Greenwich venue, which opened for business on July 7. Owne ...

  10. First Leg Of Police Tour Grosses $107 Million

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of the Police reunion tour has been an overwhelming success, grossing $107,592,002 from 38 shows that drew 929,941 people. That does not include stops at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in June, or the V Fest in Bal ...

  11. Sony BMG Releases iPod Game

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has released a rhythm-based game designed for the iPod called Musika, available via iTunes for $4.99. The game taps into your music library while characters appear on the screen with a variety of visual effects. Users hit the middle iPod ...

  12. Mexican Supergroup RBD Plans U.S. Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following dates in Europe and Latin America, Mexican pop supergroup RBD is bringing its "Tour Celestial 2007" to arenas stateside. A 24-hour presale will be held Aug. 3 on a dedicated page at Univision.com for dates beginning Oct. 5 at S ...

  13. WaMu Partners With Venues Nationwide

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) is expanding its presence in the live music business with WaMu Live!, a new program that gives customers exclusive benefits to concerts at venues in Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and ...

  14. Ricky Martin Returns To States This Summer

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's Black & White tour is returning Stateside this summer after a stint in Europe. Initial dates for the tour's second U.S. leg include Aug. 10-11 at San Juan, Puerto Rico's Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, where Martin ...

  15. Dion To Embark On South African Stadium Tour

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion is to play her first-ever shows in South Africa as the curtain raisers to her 2008 world tour. Sponsored by local retailer Mr Price Group and three of the country's regional radio stations (94.7 Highveld Stereo, KFM 94.5, East Coa ...

  16. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  17. Michael Fined For Late Wembley Close

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has reportedly been fined £130,000 ($264,000) for allowing his curtain-raising show at London's new Wembley Stadium to overrun its allotted time. Michael became the first musician to play at the rebuilt stadium in London on Jun ...

  18. Live Earth London, New Jersey Shows Gross $14 Million

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth concerts at Wembley Stadium in London and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, both produced by Live Nation, were sellouts, grossing a combined total of almost $14 million. The London Live Earth show came off "as clos ...

  19. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  20. Ticketmaster Acquires Software Provider Paciolan

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of ticketing services and software provider Paciolan. The ticketing giant will own Paciolan in its entirety once the transaction closes. Based in Irvine, Calif., P ...

  21. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  22. Two Die In Rolling Stones Stage Accident

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two workers died early Friday afternoon as they helped dismantle the gigantic stage scenery used by the Rolling Stones in a performance last night at Atletico Madrid soccer team's Vicente Calderón stadium. Two other men were injured, one seri ...

  23. Bon Jovi Opens O2 Arena

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's newest music venue, the O2 Arena, enjoyed a hitch-free first night with a sellout concert by Bon Jovi. The New Jersey rockers played their greatest hits and selections from new album "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) - curr ...

  24. Cooler Opening for IndigO2

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's AEG-owned O2 arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, opens the doors of its smaller, on-site, IndigO2 concert venue June 28 with a show sponsored by AOL Music and featuring EMI Music acts. The "AOL Music Live! Summer Coole ...

  25. MSG Names Van Raalte SVP

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden has appointed Peter Van Raalte to the newly created position of senior VP of merchandising and licensing. He will be based in New York and report to Steve Mills, president/COO of MSG Sports, and Jay Marciano, president of MSG ...

  26. Rain Postpones Arena Dates

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop singer Rain has postponed most of his remaining U.S. arena summer concerts due to production scheduling conflicts, a spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. An official statement from Rain's (real name: Jung Ji-hoon) management is ...

  27. Wembley Stadium Back With A Wham!

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Wembley Stadium staged its first concerts at the weekend, with two 70,000 capacity sold-out shows by George Michael. The troubled rebuild of England's legendary national stadium had been due to open a year earlier with a gig by Bon Jo ...

  28. Latin Grammys Slated For Las Vegas

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will take place in Las Vegas for the first time in its 8-year history. This year's edition of the awards is slated for Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Nominations for the eighth Latin Grammys will be announced on A ...

  29. Counting Crows Touring With Live, Collective Soul

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a bill straight out of 1995, Counting Crows will tour minor-league baseball stadiums this summer with support from Live and Collective Soul. Third Eye Blind will also join the lineup for a handful of shows. The trek begins July 22 in Wilmington ...

  30. MSG, WaMu Ink Naming Rights Deal

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New York's Madison Square Garden and banking company WaMu (formerly Washington Mutual) have entered into a multi-year naming rights deal for the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The arena's 5,600-seat theater will now be called the WaMu ...

  31. Cirque To Launch Wintuk At MSG Venue

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cirque du Soleil, MSG Entertainment and BASE Entertainment are teaming for the first time to present Cirque's new production Wintuk at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden this holiday season. Wintuk, billed as "an encha ...

  32. Live Earth Ticket Demand 'Overwhelming'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to the U.K. leg of this summer's Live Earth spectacular have been well over-subscribed, organizers said today. Roughly 203,000 concert-goers had registered for tickets to the July 7 environment-awareness concert at London's new W ...

  33. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  34. WMG Developing Interactive Dance-Based Games

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group revealed a partnership with Acclaim to develop an Internet-based dance game called DANCE! Online. The free PC game allows users to create custom avatars that dance with up to six other players in a virtual environment. Players c ...

  35. MP3 Players Sales Still Strong

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MP3 players remain a dominant category in the consumer electronics business, according to a recent report from the Consumer Electronics Association. Its "Digital America 2007" study found that 33% of U.S. households own an MP3 player, as ...

  36. 'Hockey Theme' Goes Digital

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beginning Tuesday, "The Hockey Theme" one of the longest running theme songs in Canadian broadcasting history, will be made digitally available from Warner Music Canada to all major Canadian digital music stores as a download, and mobile ...

  37. Study: U.K. Arena Attendance, Ticket Sales Up

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The leading U.K. arenas recorded an 11% hike in the number of visitors for all events in 2006 to 8.3 million, with the number of ticket sales for music events jumping 11% to 5.9 million and accounting for 71% of the total attendance. The study, by ...

  38. The Garden To Celebrate Elton Milestone

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden in New York City will commemorate Sir Elton John's 60th performance at the famed venue Sunday as he celebrates his 60th birthday. To celebrate this record-setting achievement, a banner marking "Most Performances by ...

  39. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  40. MAMA Buys London Forum

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. promoter and venues operator Mean Fiddler has reached a deal to sell the London Forum entertainment venue for £1 million ($1.9 million). MAMA, a media and marketing group quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the London Stock ...

  41. Liverpool Arena Embraces 'Green' Ethos

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre looks set to feature the U.K.'s most environmentally-friendly entertainment venue when it opens in 2008. The publicly-funded venture will be located in the Beatles' native city in northern En ...

  42. Belgian Biz Welcomes Lotto Arena

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian market has a new mid-size entertainment venue. Antwerp's Lotto Arena, which opened alongside the Sportpaleis venue on Saturday, is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Antwerp and the Sportpaleis N ...

  43. Victory Teams With Best Buy For Online Promotion

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based independent rock label Victory Records will offer $2 off coupons at Best Buy for a number of its artists via its recently launched digital music player VictorStream. The label-themed player allows fans to easily integrate Victory con ...

  44. Munich To Host MTV EMAs

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's annual Europe Music Awards is coming back to Germany. This year's music gala will be held Nov. 1 at the OlympiaHalle Arena in the Bavarian capital, Munich. It will be the third time MTV's glittery ceremony has been held in Ger ...

  45. U.K. Brighton Venue Embraces TicketExchange

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Brighton Centre, in south east England, has become the first U.K. venue to adopt Ticketmaster's TicketExchange service. The exchange facility, first launched in October 2002 in the United States, will allow customers to resell tickets for ...

  46. Michael Adds Second Wembley Date

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Michael has extended his British and European tour to include a second Wembley Stadium date. Michael will now also perform June 10 at the rebuilt London stadium, in addition to the previously-announced June 9 date. Michael's manager An ...

  47. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  48. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  49. Victory Launches Label-Themed Music Player

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Victory Records has released a label-focused digital music player called VictorStream, which can be accessed via the Chicago label's Web site. Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has released a label-focused digital music player dubbed V ...

  50. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

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