1. Why Everyone On the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And It Wasn't Just the Fireball)

    November 16, 2013 10:06 PM EST Attendees of Billboard’s Touring Conference couldn’t have asked for a better artist development case study than Florida Georgia Line. How this year the duo went from virtual unknowns to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Cou ...

  2. C3 Presents' Charlie Jones Discusses Success of Lollapalooza, ACL at Billboard Touring Conference (Video)

    November 15, 2013 8:12 PM EST In this video Q&A, C3 Presents partner Charlie Jones discusses the concert promoter’s success with Lollapalooza in South America. Read All Our Billboard Tour Conference Coverage Here “That show has grown just like it’s supposed to,” he says. ...

  3. Rapino, Capshaw, Light, Geiger, Leiweke Talk Way More Revenue, Assuming Label-Like Functions at Touring Conference (Full Audio)

    November 15, 2013 3:44 PM EST (Scroll down to the bottom for full-audio of the panel.) What do the next 10 years hold for the music industry? According to a power player panel that closed out Billboard’s Touring Conference Thursday (Nov. 14) afternoon, way more revenue fro ...

  4. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours with $26.3 Million

    November 15, 2013 3:37 PM EST Fresh off its multiple win night at the Billboard Touring Awards , Bon Jovi earns the week’s top Hot Tours ranking with revenue reported from the Because We Can tour’s third trek through U.S. and Canadian markets this year. Ticket sales totaled ...

  5. Fuse's Liana Huth on 'Opening for Roger Waters,' Agents 'Screwing Over' Promoters, Bastille-Love, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

    November 15, 2013 2:10 PM EST The highly engaging and dynamic Liana Huth, SVP, partnership marketing at Fuse, made for the ideal moderator at the Billboard Touring Conference's Artist Development: Who's Got Next panel . Pulling no punches, Huth was keen to ask age ...

  6. Live Nation, Citi, Cornerstone, Warner Bros., Mac Presents, Fishbowl Spirits Execs Discuss Brands at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 1:10 PM EST “Let’s zero in on the best of the best,” said Live Nation president of Alliances Russell Wallach about securing sponsorships for one of his newest, biggest clients, U2. “Let’s understand the artist, let’s understand the universe of potential com ...

  7. Too Many Fans, Not Enough Customers: Facebook, Live Nation, AEG Live, Gupta Media, Ticketfly, Eventful Execs Talk Digital Mktg Strategies at Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 12:43 PM EST The concert business is in full boom - thanks in part to the increase of targeted and efficient marketing strategies spawned by new media. Capitalizing on mobile, social, email, re-targeting and push marketing platforms, music fans and artists ...

  8. Songkick Partners with Songza for Tour Playlists: Exclusive

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST Internet radio service Songza has teamed with concert data site Songkick to create playlists featuring music from artists on tour. Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth explains Songza will have "a rolling playlist" that will be updated based on a ...

  9. Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.   The awards, hosted by the Howa ...

  10. CAA, WME, Windish, ICM, Paradigm, AGI Execs Discuss Agents' Expanding Roles at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 6:38 PM EST “Be the first one there,” Windish Agency president Tom Windish said when describing his process of securing new acts, like new client Lorde. “I need to hear about it before anyone else does,” the agent said during a panel on the closing day (Nov ...

  11. Moving from Bar Band to Arena Sell-Out: CAA, Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Paradigm, Warped Tour, WME Execs Discuss @ Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 1:36 PM EST What’s today’s pathway from club gigs to arenas? And, for a developing band, is there such a thing as a “traditional” touring cycle? A gang of leading agents and promoters discussed the business of breaking young acts in the live space in The Ro ...

  12. The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 11:24 AM EST A full recording of Ray Waddell's talk with Roger Waters can be found at the bottom of this article. "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career ...

  13. Ashley Capps, Charlie Jones and More Get Rained On, Pay $10 for Beer, Take Shots and Name ‘Douchiest Agents’ at Touring Panel

    November 14, 2013 11:02 AM EST From mainstay festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo to brand new niche festivals like the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, music fans have come to embrace festival experiences. Amid the increasing competition and with the same pool of art ...

  14. Roger Waters' Keynote Q&A Highlights from the Billboard Touring Conference (Video)

    November 14, 2013 9:34 AM EST   In this eight-minute wrap-up of Roger Waters' chat with Billboard's Ray Waddell, the legend talks about the new music business, Pink Floyd's first gig in the U.S., and the possibly political, definitely polemical underpinnings b ...

  15. Changing Roles of Managers & Labels Explored At Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 12:26 AM EST While over the last decade power may have shifted from the record labels to artist managers, who are also being forced to assume more of the label tasks, the record labels still have an important role to play in developing new talent. That was o ...

  16. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  17. Lorde Signs $2.5 Million Deal with Songs Music Publishing: Inside the Lengthy Bidding War

    November 12, 2013 7:53 PM EST Lorde has signed with Songs Music Publishing in a worldwide deal that includes her debut EP, “The Love Club,” top-selling full-length “Pure Heroine” and future recordings. The deal, which is worth $2.5 million, according to a person familiar ...

  18. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  19. How Michael Jackson's Estate Earns $145 Million a Year (From the Magazine)

    November 12, 2013 12:55 PM EST This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine -- subscribe here and buy this issue here . In June 2010, a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Billboard looked at the estate’s music-based revenue streams and estimated that some $1 billion of ...

  20. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down U ...

  21. Billboard Touring Conference 2013 – All Our Coverage

    November 11, 2013 2:26 PM EST Rapino, Capshaw, Light, Geiger, Leiweke Talk Way More Revenue, Assuming Label-Like Functions at Touring Conference (Full Audio)     The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference Why Everyone On the Flori ...

  22. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 11, 2013 12:52 PM EST Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "Adios" to world stages with a 2014- ...

  23. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  24. Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour Adding Arena Dates in 2014

    November 08, 2013 10:34 AM EST "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which recently became the ninth-top-grossing tour in history, will return to North American arenas in 2014, Billboard can exclusively reveal. This Story First Appeared in the New Billboard -- ...

  25. Hot Tours: No. 1 Tour Spot for One Direction with $7.7M; Jackson’s Immortal Passes Stones On All Time Top 10 List at $325M

    November 08, 2013 10:29 AM EST One Direction earns the week’s No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with the most recent box office grosses reported for its Take Me Home tour. After earlier stops in in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, the bulk of this week’s revenue comes from M ...

  26. John Legend, Samsung Align For Tour Dates, Social Media Partnership (Exclusive)

    November 07, 2013 8:01 PM EST John Legend has teamed with Samsung for a series of five concerts on his Made to Love Tour this month, beginning with Sunday’s (Nov. 10) show in Chicago, for the Legend and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear fan sweepstakes. One fan in each o ...

  27. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': A Timeline to No. 1

    November 06, 2013 4:10 PM EST The road to "Reflektor," Arcade Fire's fourth album, began when The Suburbs won the Grammy award for album of the year on February 13, 2011. Since that day, the buzz has barely let up on the Montreal-based band, culminating in the ...

  28. Put Fans to Work While They're At Your Concert (Guest Post)

    November 06, 2013 2:37 PM EST The following guest post is by Aaron Clark, VP of mobile operations at ePrize, a company specializing in digital, mobile, social and live-event engagement.   From big stadium games to multi-day music festivals, a live event is one of the most me ...

  29. Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour To Resume

    November 06, 2013 2:05 PM EST Kanye West fans rejoice. The artist will resume his 'Yeezus' tour on November 16. Kanye West postponed the rest of the tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged in a truck accident that occurred on Wednesday (Oc ...

  30. Study Finds Music Fans More Favorable to Brands Involved in Streaming and Concerts (Exclusive)

    November 06, 2013 12:53 PM EST Streaming services and live events provide brands with an attractive opportunity for engaging fans. Those are two of the big takeaways from the new 2013 Music 360 report from Nielsen. The latest version of Nielsen's annual report is the re ...

  31. Live Nation Revenue Hits a Record $2.26 Billion in Third Quarter (Updated)

    November 05, 2013 5:30 PM EST Increased concert attendance drove record third quarter revenue at Live Nation. The company turned in revenue of $2.26 billion in the quarter, up 15% from the prior-year quarter. Adjusted operating income (AOI), a metric that excludes certain o ...

  32. SFX to Wholly Acquire Made Event, Electric Zoo Producer

    November 05, 2013 2:58 PM EST SFX Entertainment will wholly acquire Electric Zoo Festival producer Made Event, after previously announcing it would take a 70% stake in the company. In a statement, SFX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman said he plans to take the Electric Zoo b ...

  33. Pitbull To Host 2013 American Music Awards

    November 05, 2013 1:15 PM EST On Nov. 24, Planet Pit will orbit the awards show galaxy -- that's right, Pitbull has been tapped to host the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap/pop star will also perform his new single "Timber" along with Ke$ha at the ceremony, ...

  34. Liberty Media Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue From Media, Entertainment Stakes Rise

    November 05, 2013 9:29 AM EST John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter earnings, but improved other key financials amid the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio financials and the exclusion of premium TV firm Starz, which it spun off earlier in the ye ...

  35. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Confirmed For Lollapalooza’s Expanded South America Trek

    November 05, 2013 12:37 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies and Phoenix are among the headliners confirmed for Lollapalooza’s 2014 South American trek. The run includes the first-ever Lollapalooza Argentina , set to take place April ...

  36. Nine Entertainment, Parent of Allphones Arena & Ticketek, to Launch An IPO

    November 04, 2013 10:30 PM EST Nine Entertainment Co, the Australian media conglomerate that owns Ticketek, Sydney’s Allphones arena and the free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network, is to launch an initial public offering. The entertainment group has released a prospectus for th ...

  37. Bandsintown and The Agency Group Announce Partnership

    November 04, 2013 3:45 PM EST Bandsintown, the concert discovery app which claimed last year to power one million ticket sales per month, has announced a partnership with The Agency Group, the outsized talent booking agency based in Manhattan which represents close to 2,000 ...

  38. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Signs Unique Agreement with Brooklyn Bowl's Peter Shapiro (Report)

    November 04, 2013 1:37 PM EST Phil Lesh, bassist and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has agreed to a unique and (hopefully) mutually beneficial touring agreement with Peter Shapiro, the Brooklyn-based owner and promoter of venues the Brooklyn Bowl and Port Chester� ...

  39. Rihanna Shines Bright Atop Hot Tours with $68 Million

    November 01, 2013 2:54 PM EDT Rihanna ranks at No. 1 on Hot Tours with sales reported from her Diamonds world tour's European jaunt that spanned nine weeks from late May through the end of July. Ticket sales from the summertime swing through 14 countries totaled more th ...

  40. Sharon Jones Remembers Meeting, Working and Fighting (a Little) with Lou Reed

    November 01, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Below, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jone and the Dap-Kings recalls her time first meeting, and working with, Lou Reed on his re-imagining of "Berlin" in 2007. My manager got a call from Hal Willner who was working with Lou on this “Berlin” p ...

  41. Kanye West Tour Dates Postponed After Truck Accident Damages Show's 60-foot LED Screen

    October 31, 2013 11:34 PM EDT Kanye West is postponing the rest of his "Yeezus" tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged. A representative for the rapper says a truck that carried the screen was in an accident Wednesday that "damaged t ...

  42. Key Producers to Examine Festival Business at Billboard Touring Conference

    October 31, 2013 2:40 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Touring Conference & Awards Nov. 13-14 in New York City Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference will feature a “state-of-the-sector” di ...

  43. SFX Acquires Australian Promoter and Dance Festival House Totem OneLove

    October 30, 2013 12:04 PM EDT SFX Entertainment, which b egan with the acquisition of Disco Donnie Productions back in June, 2012 along with the assertion that Disco Donnie was only the beginning, has stuck to its word in the meantime, snapping up well-known properties such ...

  44. How Newer Acts Like Ed Sheeran, Passion Pit, Weeknd Are Selling-Out Top Venues

    October 29, 2013 5:49 PM EDT In just two years, English singer Ed Sheeran has gone from the small stage to the big league. The 22-year-old earned a gold album with his 2011 debut, "+," and his Top 20 hit, "The A Team," was nominated for song of the year ...

  45. Stevie Wonder to Perform 'Songs In The Key Of Life' at House Full of Toys Benefit

    October 29, 2013 5:43 PM EDT Stevie Wonder announced today that he will perform his landmark album "Songs in the Key of Life" in its entirety at his 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert. The concert will take place Dec. 21 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.  &q ...

  46. Afterglow: Tips On Creating The Perfect Post-Event Email (Guest Post)

    October 29, 2013 2:51 PM EDT This post first appeared at the Rockhouse Partners blog . Rockhouse Partners is a technology-based entertainment agency that provides solutions for live events.     In our last blog post , we discussed the importance of updating your website af ...

  47. Loretta Lynn Postpones Two Shows

    October 29, 2013 1:07 PM EDT Country music legend Loretta Lynn is postponing two shows in Iowa because of exhaustion. A statement from Lynn's representative on the singer's website says the 81-year-old started feeling poorly midway through her three-week tour and ...

  48. One Direction Break Sydney Venue Record, Awarded Olympic Park ‘Star’

    October 29, 2013 1:36 AM EDT One Direction have claimed a piece of box-office history on their latest Australasian tour. The British pop group performed their seventh and final sell-out Sydney show at the Allphones Arena on Saturday night, setting a new record for the venue ...

  49. Amnesty International 25th Anniversary Concerts Planned

    October 28, 2013 1:29 PM EDT Meeting Held at CAA’s Offices Last Week With Reps A meeting last week at Creative Artist Agency’s Los Angeles offices set in motion plans for a 25th Anniversary concert for international human rights organization Amnesty International, known fo ...

  50. Lou Reed In The Billboard Archives: Interviews with the 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'; 'Street Hassle' Ad; 'Pop Special Merit' for the Velvet Underground

    October 28, 2013 11:58 AM EDT In addition to his "perfect" Billboard chart history , the late-Lou Reed left a lasting legacy in Billboard magazine. Below are some excerpts culled from our archive on the ever-thoughtful, innovative and provocative rock & roll pi ...

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