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  1. Live Nation Seeing Healthy Ticket Sales, Stock Up

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation said on Thursday it has seen no weakness in ticket sales for 2009 despite investor concern that fewer fans will pay to see their favorite bands due to the recession. Live Nation shares rose 18 percent in late-afternoon trading. Chief E ...

  2. Urie Named CEO of UMGD

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jim Urie has been promoted to CEO of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Most previously Urie served as president of UMGD and will now carry the title of both president & CEO. He reports to Doug Morris, chairman and CEO of UMG, and Zach ...

  3. Beauchamp Named Senior VP At UMGD

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kim Beauchamp has been promoted to senior VP of e-commerce and mobile operations for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Beauchamp is based in Universal City, Calif., and reports to Vincent Freda, executive VP of digital logistics and busin ...

  4. Lipson Named Field VP At UMGD

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kevin Lipson has been appointed VP of field sales and marketing for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). He is based in Universal City, Calif., and reports directly to Jim Urie, UMGD's president. Lipson will supervise the sales and mark ...

  5. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  6. Teddy Bear's Return

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When director Spike Lee picked E.U.'s dance tune "Da Butt" for the soundtrack to his 1988 film "School Daze," the song became a No. 1 hit and a national sensation. Some 20 years later, the anniversary of the film and song ...

  7. Voss Exits UMG Distribution

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alan Voss, executive VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Distribution, has resigned from the company. After a year with the Universal City, Calif.-based company, Voss is exiting the company because he miscalculated how hard it would ...

  8. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  9. Alex Hodges To Exit House Of Blues

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alex Hodges confirms to Billboard.biz that he is leaving House Of Blues Concerts, where he was executive VP, effective Friday (Feb. 2). The company, which includes several amphitheaters, HOB Clubs and a thriving concert promotion business, was acq ...

  10. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec promoted to senior VP role. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly played an inst ...

  11. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior sales and marketing VP. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly play ...

  12. UMGD Promotes Bakula

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upped to VP of sales analysis. Universal Music Group Distribution has promoted Dave Bakula to VP of sales analysis. Bakula reports to Alan Voss, executive VP of sales and marketing, and is based the company's headquarters in Universal City, C ...

  13. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  14. Voss Takes Exec Role At Universal

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as executive VP/GM of WEA. Alan Voss has been named executive VP of sales and marketing for Universal Music Distribution. He will be based in Universal City, Calif. Most recently, Voss served as executive VP/GM of WEA Corp. wh ...

  15. UMGD Appoints Sales VP

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Julie Gibbs most previously with Electronic Arts. Julie Gibbs has been appointed VP of sales, new business development for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Gibbs reports to Jim Urie, president of UMGD and is based in Universal City, Cali ...

  16. Fontana Promotes Zierler To VP

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously served as director of biz dev, finance. David Zierler was promoted to VP of business development and finance for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Zierler reports to Steve Pritchitt, ...

  17. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  18. Ormond Joins Radio City Entertainment

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry vet will oversee bookings in New York. Melissa Miller Ormond has joined Radio City Entertainment in New York as executive VP of bookings, where she will be responsible for bookings at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the T ...

  19. Luis Miquel Plans Extensive Tour

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin music's top-selling artists and top-grossing performers, is planning the most ambitious tour of his career, Billboard has learned. The Mexico En la Piel tour, Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin ...

  20. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal NASHVILLE -- Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp ...

  21. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitar-maker scores 10-year deal for L.A. venue. Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universa ...

  22. Setzer Sets December Dates

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to be released Oct. 12 by Surfdog Records. The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to ...

  23. Slayer Signs On For Jagermeister Fall Outing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo., and wraps Dec. 17 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. Slayer previously Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour ...

  24. Rick James Found Dead At 56

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rick James, the funk star of the '70s and '80s, was found dead today of apparently natural causes in his home near Universal City, Calif. He was 56. Rick James, the funk star of the '70s and '80s, was found dead today of appare ...

  25. HOB Goes Cheap With Discount Tickets

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weeks after Clear Channel Entertainment announced it would offer deep discounts on lawn seats at many CCE sheds, House Of Blues is kicking off a similar program, with $20 seats to more than 80 House o Weeks after Clear Channel Entertainment announ ...

  26. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...

  27. House Of Blues Lands $30 Million Investment

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitalization plan, with the announcement that Ares Management has invested $30 million in the company. House of Blues (HOB) Entertainment has completed a $110 million recapitaliza ...