1. Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield: Inside New York City’s Hidden Theater (Q&A)

    June 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & ...

  2. Tony Awards to Drop 2 Categories from 2015

    June 12, 2014 3:34 AM EDT The Tony Awards will have fewer trophies next year and Broadway's sound designers are the ones being dropped. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met Wednesday to determine the eligibility rules for the 2014-2015 season, and cut the cate ...

  3. Honda Pouring Over $50 Million Ad Dollars Into New Music Platform, Honda Stage

    June 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT As the United States' fifth-largest automotive advertiser in terms of total spending (according to 2012 figures from WPP’s marketing analytics firm Kantar), Honda has relied heavily on television to achieve the mass-audience reach it requires ...

  4. A Day With The Digital Voice Of Staples Center, Cara Vanderhook

    June 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT This article wfirst appeared in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . During her more than 10 years with Anschutz Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, Cara Vanderhook has helped manage media campaigns for numerous high-profile events, includi ...

  5. Lady Gaga and Manager Bobby Campbell Join Artist Nation (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment confirms that Lady Gaga and her manager, Bobby Campbell, have joined Artist Nation, the company’s artist management division.    “Lady Gaga is one of the most iconic and highest-grossing artists of this generation,” Micha ...

  6. Jennifer Lopez Will Kick Off The World Cup

    June 11, 2014 10:29 AM EDT Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all. World Cup: Why Can't Brazil Get Its Groove On? Pitbull, Lopez World Cup Song a Flop? World Cup Panel at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference Jennifer Lopez said in an interview with ...

  7. Music Agent Jbeau Lewis Leaves CAA for UTA

    June 10, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Music agent Jbeau Lewis has joined UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He had previously been at CAA for 11 years. Related Articles Jessica Simpson Signs With UTA Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Award-Winning Songwriters, Sign With CAA T.I. ...

  8. Azoff MSG Entertainment to Buy Half of Live Comedy Buyer Levity Entertainment

    June 10, 2014 7:16 PM EDT As expected, Azoff MSG Entertainment (AMSGE) -- the joint venture between Azoff Music Management and the Madison Square Garden Company -- will announce today the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Levity Entertainment Group (LEG).  Related Artic ...

  9. CMA Music Festival Covers the Gamut of Country Artists

    June 10, 2014 11:02 AM EDT It’s two events in one. The Country Music Association’s annual CMA Music Festival brought an estimated 80,000 people to downtown Nashville for four consecutive days, June 5-8, as fans from around the nation and more than 20 foreign countries chose ...

  10. Irving Azoff Eyes Comedy Investment (Report)

    June 09, 2014 8:04 PM EDT Music mogul follows up management of Chelsea Handler with bid for half of L.A.-based Levity Entertainment Group. That recent Billboard cover story featuring Irving Azoff with new client Chelsea Handler as a stand-up comic turns out to be not just ...

  11. SoundExchange's Michael Huppe's Keynote Screed Against FM Radio Kicks off New Music Seminar

    June 09, 2014 1:13 PM EDT The New Music Seminar kicked off this morning in New York City with a provocative keynote by SoundExchange CEO and president Michael Huppe, who began his speech asking a simple question: “If FM radio went away tomorrow, would music sales go down o ...

  12. Bonnaroo 2014 Preview: Superfly's Jonathan Mayers on Kanye, XBox Live Stream, VIP Package

    June 09, 2014 12:32 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situatio ...

  13. New Signings: The Orchard Signs CYHSY, Angaleena Presley Joins Slate Creek, Round Hill Music Nabs Tesla

    June 09, 2014 12:03 PM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.     RECORD LABELS  -- Northern California “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles sign ...

  14. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

  15. George Strait's Final Show Breaks Attendance Record

    June 08, 2014 12:06 AM EDT Known for his easygoing manner and everyman's appeal, country music legend George Strait strolled from the floor of the Dallas Cowboys' lavish stadium onto the custom-built stage Saturday night in a blue plaid shirt, Wrangler jeans, a si ...

  16. Tom Silverman on the 2014 New Music Seminar: 'Who Needs Another Music Convention?'

    June 07, 2014 12:50 PM EDT “There’s really no reason for another conference, there's enough out there,” says Tom Silverman who is three days out from the 23rd iteration of his New Music Seminar , which starts this Sunday, June 8 at New York's Wyndham New Yorker ...

  17. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour Failed Due to 'Horrific' Ticket Sales, Says Promoter

    June 06, 2014 3:39 PM EDT The cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular tour before it ever launched June 9 in New Orleans was due to “horrific” ticket sales, according to producer Michael Cohl, producer of the tour with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Really Usef ...

  18. 'Dust & Grooves' Author Eilon Paz on OCD Record Collectors, Photography, and Comfort Albums

    June 06, 2014 1:29 PM EDT Eilon Paz spent nearly six years photographing record collectors, starting in New York's East Village at the store Tropicalia in Furs before moving onto the private rooms where collections are kept in all manner of order and chaos. What began ...

  19. StubHub Gets 'Skin in the Game' with NextStage Concert Series ft. Lykke Li, Grouplove

    June 06, 2014 1:25 PM EDT It wasn't easy for StubHub to get into the concert game, which they are with the NextStage Concert Series. Glenn Lehrmann, head of communications for the ticket re-seller, was very aware of perceptions of the company. “We get a lot of critici ...

  20. One Direction Tops Hot Tours With $26.6 Million Stadium Trek

    June 05, 2014 6:31 PM EDT One Direction caps the weekly tally of Hot Tours with the first box office grosses reported from the Where We Are tour that kicked off in late April. The boy band’s world tour supports the 2013 album "Midnight Memories" and is set to pla ...

  21. StubHub Launches Concert Discovery App StubHub Music

    June 05, 2014 4:21 PM EDT StubHub has released a new concert discovery app they're calling StubHub Music. This initiative is the official launch of Showdrift, one of the eBay-owned ticketing website's StubHub Labs, which arrived on the market last fall  to test-d ...

  22. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  23. Ticketmaster Agrees to $400 Million Settlement in Consumer Class Action Suit

    June 03, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Credit will be offered to 50 million ticket buyers who were charged "order processing fees" that were secretly profit centers for company. Ticketmaster has agreed to a tentative settlement in a class action suit that stretches back m ...

  24. PwC Music Report Stresses Strength of Live Biz, Fate of Downloads Still Hazy

    June 03, 2014 7:01 PM EDT The U.S. live music market is universally expected to grow in the coming years. There's more uncertainty, and disagreement, on the future course of country's music download market.   The big picture offers good news. The total U.S. mu ...

  25. Soundgarden's 20th Anniversary 'Superunknown' Concert to be Broadcast on Howard Stern

    June 02, 2014 9:01 AM EDT For the first time ever, Howard Stern's SiriusXM channel Howard 101 will exclusively broadcast a concert, and it's a big one: Soundgarden's June 2 Superunknown show presented by Citi at New York's Webster Hall, slated to air Ju ...

  26. Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour is Cancelled

    May 30, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Producers of the star-studded “Jesus Christ Superstar” arena tour have cancelled the 51-city tour that was scheduled to start at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena on June 9. Does 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Signal a Rocking Future for Arena ...

  27. Live Nation & Facebook Announce 'Events' Tab for Artist Pages

    May 30, 2014 3:02 PM EDT Live Nation and Facebook have teamed up to launch 'Official Events,' a tab on artist pages that will link to Ticketmaster purchase pages. The new tab was debuted earlier this month on Jay Z and Beyonce 's Facebook pages, ahead of th ...

  28. Bret Michaels Suffers Medical Emergency During Concert

    May 30, 2014 9:22 AM EDT Singer Bret Michaels abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency. Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page that Michaels was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from ...

  29. Cher Claims Top Spot on Hot Tours with $15.5M in Revenue

    May 29, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Cher takes her Dressed to Kill tour to No. 1 on the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with more than $15.5 million in revenue reported from the legendary entertainer’s ongoing North American trek. Sold out performances from April 23 through May 17 are i ...

  30. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  31. Broadway's Box Office, Attendance On the Rise

    May 28, 2014 3:04 AM EDT Broadway's revenue and attendance figures were both up this season, largely fueled by classics from Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare rather than brash, new musicals. The Broadway League said Tuesday that box offices reported a record tot ...

  32. Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Political Unrest

    May 27, 2014 9:14 AM EDT Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week after a coup d'etat. Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Dance Away Feud Rumors at Met Gala: Watch Man Accused of Saying He's Taylor Swift ...

  33. The Rolling Stones Return To The Road In Norway

    May 27, 2014 2:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones Return To The Road In Norway The Rolling Stones, who in March interrupted their 2014 world tour due to singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend's suicide, returned to the road Monday with a high-energy show lasting over two hou ...

  34. Jason Aldean Warms Up Indy 500, Talks Firestone Deal and New Album at Pre-Race Concert

    May 25, 2014 2:50 PM EDT “It’s hard not to have fun when you’re in the infield of a race track,” Jason Aldean said addressing the sold-out crowd of 41,000 screaming fans on Saturday night (May 24) at the inaugural Firestone Legends Day Concert on the eve of the 98th Indy ...

  35. Bruce Springsteen's 2014 High Hopes Closes, Tops Hot Tours with $14.3M

    May 22, 2014 2:54 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen has wrapped his 2014 High Hopes tour that included performances in 25 cities worldwide during a four-month span. Ticket sales totaling $14.3 million from the final nine markets give the legendary rocker this week’s No. 1 Hot Tour ...

  36. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced ...

  37. Moogfest Loses $1.5 Million, Will it be Back Next Year?

    May 22, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Although the music, technology and art festival in Asheville, North Carolina garnered praise from attendees, artists and critics alike, Moogfest 2014 posted a loss of $1.5 million on this year’s event, according to a grant application for funding ...

  38. Why Billboard Music Awards' Michael Jackson Can't Be Called a 'Hologram'

    May 22, 2014 10:48 AM EDT The 2D "Pepper's Ghost" effect, and the potential for interactive AI, will be discussed at next month's Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age confab. Michael Jackson's virtual performance was one of the highlights o ...

  39. Boston Calling Brings (Some) Local Bands, Sam Adams, and Hometown Pride

    May 21, 2014 12:32 PM EDT When Brian Appel announced the inaugural Boston Calling music festival last spring, the reaction was, “great idea, great lineup, terrible location,” he says. The former director of marketing at local radio station WFNX and now-defunct alt-weekly ...

  40. Jasper Donat on Music Matters 2014: 'Every Year We Bring Something New to the Party'

    May 20, 2014 1:49 PM EDT Music Matters, the largest and most important music conference in Asia, starts Wednesday (May 21) in Singapore and runs through Friday with live music showcases for the event continuing through Saturday. The conference is part of a larger set of e ...

  41. Mark Cuban on Being 'Billboard's Brand Spokesperson,' Michael Jackson on BBMA Red Carpet (Video)

    May 20, 2014 12:13 PM EDT Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, and "Shark Tank" breakaway star was on the red-carpeted deck with businessman, investor, and television personality Kevin O'Leary at this Sunday's (May 18) Billboard Music Award ...

  42. Roscolusa Songwriters Festival: 'It's How Music Begins'

    May 20, 2014 11:50 AM EDT On Saturday (May 24), music fans of all genres will gather at (likely sunny) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., near Jacksonville, for the annual Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee . Named after the event's original location (a waterfront venue ...

  43. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts ...

  44. Ennio Morricone Cancels North American Tour Dates

    May 19, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone has canceled three North American tour dates because of ongoing health concerns, reports Variety . The legendary 85-year-old maestro, whose prolific legacy includes classics "The Good The Bad and the Ugly" ...

  45. Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Justin Timberlake received seven Billboard Music Awards Sunday, taking home trophies for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album ("The 20/20 Experience") in a three-hour show at at the MGM Grand Arena. Imagine Dr ...

  46. Billboard Music Awards 2014: Full Winners List

    May 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, with 7 trophies on the night including Top Artist and Top Male Artist. Other winners include Imagine Dragons with five, and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. each scoring four ...

  47. Michael Jackson Hologram Rocks Billboard Music Awards: Go Behind the Scenes

    May 18, 2014 9:29 PM EDT The Michael Jackson performance on the Billboard Music Awards was the result of nearly half a year of planning, choreography and filming, not to mention the development of new technology. Producers of the Billboard Music Awards did not see even a ...

  48. Bowery Presents' 2000-Seat 'Brooklyn Classic' Venue In Advanced Planning Stages

    May 16, 2014 1:54 PM EDT Bowery Presents, the independent New York City music promoter that runs the Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg and other venues, is in the advanced planning stages of opening a new 2000-seat venue in the East Williamsburg section of Brook ...

  49. Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contrib ...

  50. Fania 50th Anniversary Concert Series Partners with SummerStage

    May 15, 2014 5:05 PM EDT The 50th anniversary of the iconic Latin label Fania Records will be celebrated this summer in partnership with Central Park's SummerStage program.   Starting June 14, the City Parks Foundation will feature a concert series, dance and theater ...

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