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  1. Cara Lewis, Caroline Kinzel and the Women of CAA

    November 28, 2012 10:45 AM EST (L-R): Jenna Adler, Caroline Kinzel, and Marlene Tsuchii at CAA's Los Angeles offices. (Photo: Austin Hargrave) Rob Light, managing partner and head of music at Creative Artists Agency, had a change of heart this year regarding Billboard' ...

  2. Ketchum Launches Music Division, Ketchum Sounds, With Snoop Dogg, One Direction Deals

    November 27, 2012 7:04 PM EST PR agency Ketchum has launched a music-marketing division, Ketchum Sounds, to be headed by Marcus Peterzell, executive VP of entertainment for Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. With expertise in brand strategy, tour sponsorship and activation, m ...

  3. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  4. CAA, India's KWAN Announce Joint Venture

    October 18, 2012 3:52 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and India-based talent agency KWAN Entertainment & Marketing Solutions have formed a joint venture to represent local talent in India. Based in Mumbai, CAA KWAN will focus in areas around film and television, musi ...

  5. Builders and Agents Playing The Seller's Game

    October 09, 2012 6:39 AM EDT Buildings are 'ultimate buyers' in agents' view. From the booking agent's perspective, the more talent buyers in the game, the better-as long as they're good buyers who have a wealth of marketing tools and won't dis ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  8. S.L. Feldman Opens Parallel 49, Boutique Booking Agency in Santa Monica

    December 27, 2011 12:22 PM EST Canada's full-service booking agency S.L. Feldman and Associates (SLFA) has opened a boutique-booking agency in Santa Monica, California, called Parallel 49 (P49), a reference to U.S.-Canadian border, 49th parallel. This new agency will repre ...

  9. Windish Agency Names Eli Thomas Director of Events & Sponsorship

    December 09, 2011 4:44 PM EST The Windish Agency today announced that Eli Thomas has joined the company as Director of Events and Sponsorship. Eli will work out of the LA office as the event planner for Windish-branded events, as well as head up all sponsorship initiatives for ...

  10. Australian Booking Firm Artist Voice Expanding Into Asia

    December 01, 2011 8:02 PM EST Australian booking agency Artist Voice is expanding into Asia through a joint venture with live events firm Untitled Entertainment, Bilboard.biz has learned. Artist Voice will extend its presence in this part of the world with offices in Hong Kong ...

  11. 5 Hot Fall Tours: Widespread Panic, Reba McEntire, Foster The People, Tiesto and Pretty Lights

    July 22, 2011 12:56 PM EDT WIDESPREAD PANIC VENUES: Theaters, amphitheaters, arenas DATES: Sept. 15-Dec. 31 SUPPORT: Trombone Shorty, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Futurebirds; most shows billed as "an evening with" BOOKING AGENT: Buck Williams, Progressive G ...

  12. Drake Fakes: Imposters Posing as Rapper's Managers Swindle PA Venue

    April 06, 2011 7:38 AM EDT A Pennsylvania theater says it's been the victim of a swindle by people posing as managers for rapper Drake. The management at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg says the two shows scheduled for late May were bogus from the start. The theater ...

  13. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  14. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  15. The Windish Agency Expanding Into Los Angeles

    August 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, the Windish Agency president Tom Windish said that opening a West Coast office was "in the back of my mind." Now, Windish has confirmed to Billboard that the Chicago-based independent booking firm will expand into Los ...

  16. Australian Agent Launches JV With Mushroom

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top Australian booking agent Brett Murrihy has set up his own business, Artist Voice. Murrihy, who is currently senior booking agent with Premier Harbour Agency, will continue working with his stable of artists on the new full-service agency. His ...

  17. Veteran Booking Agent Barbara Skydel Dies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Skydel, a veteran New York booking agent has died, Billboard has confirmed. The cause of her death and age were unknown at press time. Skydel began her career in the music business in 1968 as the assistant to pioneering agent Frank Barsalo ...

  18. William Morris Endeavor Acquires Joey Lee's 360 Artist Agency

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) has beefed up its country music roster with the acquisition of Joey Lee's 360 Artist Agency. The deal brings such country acts as Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack and Clay Walker, among others, into ...

  19. Buyer Beware: Why Artists Should Do A 180 On "360" Deals

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT I've been very fortunate to be affiliated with artists and their managers who have collectively sold over 300 million records. Not once during my three decades in practice did I ever get a call from a record company executive who said, " ...

  20. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  21. Primary Wave, The Agency Group Partner

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing and Marketing and worldwide talent agency The Agency Group have signed a strategic alliance. The Agency Group will tap into Primary Wave's strategic marketing, sponsorship, sales, and branding services for its ar ...

  22. The Windish Agency To Open New York Office, Taps Mori

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chicago-based independent booking firm The Windish Agency has announced that it will open a New York office. The new office -- located at 580 Broadway in Manhattan -- will open in the first week of February. Joining The Windish Agency's New Y ...

  23. Veteran Christian Agents Launches New Ventures

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Christian music booking agent Charles Dorris, formerly VP and head of Christian Music for the William Morris Agency, has launched two new companies: CDA Consulting and Charles Dorris & Associates. CDA Consulting focuses on live events, ...

  24. FV Live To Book, Promote Pop Acts

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Flores, GM of Representaciones Artisticas Apodaca, and Kudai manager Pablo Vega have joined forces to form a new booking agency focused on pop acts. FV Live will initially have its offices in Mexico City but will eventually open an office in ...

  25. Touring Briefs: APA, The Roxy

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- APA has tapped four new booking agents for its offices in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. Tom Hoppa, formerly an agent at TKO, will join the firm's Los Angeles office. His roster includes Unwritten Law, Happy Mondays, Helmet and HED P ...

  26. Vital Talent Closes, WME Picks Up Clients

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST New York-based electronic booking agency Vital Talent, founded by agent Gerry Gerrard, has closed its doors. Gerrard has left the agency business to pursue artist management and promotion under his original company Chaotica. As a result of the clo ...

  27. Five Tips On How To Get A Booking Agent

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Finding a booking agent who believes in your music is the first step in building a successful touring career. But at a time when record sales are plunging and more artists are turning to the road to make up for lost revenue, busy agents are being ...

  28. The Billboard Q&A: WME's Joel Zimmerman

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the recent launch of William Morris Electronic (WME), a joint venture between the William Morris Agency (WMA) and British DJ Pete Tong, the Los Angeles-based talent agency aims to create a "boutique agency model within the larger agency, ...

  29. William Morris Agency Forms Electronic Division

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency will expand its electronic music roster through a new joint venture with British DJ Pete Tong. New York-based booking agent Joel Zimmerman will head up the new division, dubbed William Morris Electronic. Under the new div ...

  30. Booking Agencies' Battle

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As more artists turn to the road to make up lost revenue from dwindling recorded-music sales, many boutique booking agencies in the touring business are facing mounting competition for new acts and to keep existing ones. While a handful of remaini ...

  31. The Agency Group Acquires Kork Agency

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emeryville, Calif.-based boutique booking firm the Kork Agency has merged with the Agency Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kork Agency owner Christian Bernhardt and his team -- Ryan Craven, Andrew Skikne, Avery McTaggart and ...

  32. Update: Billions Corporation, Aero Booking Merge

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Aero Booking will merge, effective June 1. The two firms will combine artist rosters and operate as one entity with offices in Chicago and Seattle, and a total of seven agents. "We have a ...

  33. EMI Music Pub Adds Monaco To Music Resources

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has appointed Brian Monaco as COO of its music resources unit, which works with brands and businesses to help them connect with their consumers through the power of music. Monaco joins the publisher from Worldwide Talent Group ...

  34. Spanish Indies Head Stateside

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A set of groundbreaking meetings aimed at helping Spanish independent music expand into the U.S. market is taking place in New York this week. A group of Spanish indie labels and publishers are visiting the city for three days of meetings from tod ...

  35. 6 Questions: Kork Agency's Christian Bernhardt

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Christian Bernhardt moved to the United States to finish his law degree, the German-born owner of Emeryville, Calif.-based Kork Agency admits, "I didn't even know what a booking agency was." But with the help of a friend in 199 ...

  36. Paradigm Taps Micone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm, the Los Angeles-based film, TV and literary talent agency, has tapped industry vet Ed Micone as head of adult contemporary, Billboard.biz has learned. He will be based in Paradigm's New York offices and report to Monterey Peninsula ...

  37. Constant Artists Adds Agency Division

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Manager/booking agent Ben Dickey has left his post as an agent at Ground Control Touring to open a new booking division at his Los Angeles-based management company Constant Artists. His company will oversee booking duties for Explosions in the Sky ...

  38. Victory Launches In-House Touring Division

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to keep its roster "on the road at all times," Chicago-based indie Victory Records is launching an in-house touring division that will book shows for signed bands that don't have a proper booking agent, says label found ...

  39. United Talent Agency Taps Pantle

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran agent and former House of Blues executive John Pantle has joined the music department of United Talent Agency as a senior agent, reporting to Rob Prinz, UTA Head of Music. He is based in Los Angeles. Pantle represents artists primarily in ...

  40. Paradigm Acquires Little Big Man

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, the New York-based booking agency which is home to Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, the Fray, Barenaked Ladies, Franz Ferdinand, Dido, Snow Patrol, Avril Lavign Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, ...

  41. Behind the Deal: Pataki Vetoes Talent Agency Amendment

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While musicians were touring in the summer heat, New York Gov. George Pataki was in the hot seat trying to decide whether to sign or veto a bill that would change the way performers get work in the st While musicians were touring in the summer hea ...

  42. Behind the Deal: Pataki Vetoes Talent Agency Amendment

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While musicians were touring in the summer heat, New York Gov. George Pataki was in the hot seat trying to decide whether to sign or veto a bill that would change the way performers get work in the st While musicians were touring in the summer hea ...

  43. Hollywood Unions Decry Agent Bill

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's unions are scrambling to prevent New York Gov. George Pataki from signing a bill that would amend the state's talent agency law to allow managers to procure work for artists. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood& ...

  44. Agency Group Restructures In North America

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST International booking agency the Agency Group has unveiled a new North American management structure that will see Steve Herman, the current president of Canadian operations, take the helm as CEO of N International booking agency the Agency Group ...

  45. Senior Agent Isaacs Heads To Endeavor

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Senior talent agent Adam Isaacs has left United Talent Agency to become a partner at the Endeavor Agency. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Senior talent agent Adam Isaacs has left United Talent Agency to become a partner at the Endeavor Agency. Isaacs& ...

  46. Christopher Joins Agency Group

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Talent agent Corrie Christopher will join The Agency Group's music department Jan. 3. Talent agent Corrie Christopher will join The Agency Group's music department Jan. 3. Christopher, owner/operator of Fierce Talent, will be bringing th ...

  47. Paradigm Buys Monterey Booking Agency

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Paradigm Artists, a talent and literary agency based in Los Angeles, has acquired boutique booking agency Monterey Peninsula Artists, based in Monterey, Calif. The MPA roster includes suc As expected, Paradigm Artists, a talent and li ...

  48. Zedeck Closing Evolution, Joining CAA

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As has been speculated for weeks, David Zedeck will shutter his New York-based Evolution Talent Agency, which he founded, and join the New York office of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), effective Sept. As has been speculated for weeks, David Zedeck ...

  49. Podell Exits Evolution, Starts New Firm

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music agent Jonny Podell has sold his partnership interest in Evolution Talent Agency and announced the formation of his new company, Podell Talent Agency. Music agent Jonny Podell has sold his partnership interest in Evolution Talent Agency and a ...

  50. Podell Exits Evolution, Starts New Firm

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music agent Jonny Podell has sold his partnership interest in Evolution Talent Agency and announced the formation of his new company, Podell Talent Agency. Music agent Jonny Podell has sold his partnership interest in Evolution Talent Agency and a ...

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