1. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  2. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem Expected to Join Her

    January 03, 2012 2:37 PM EST Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry has joined Rob Light's team at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Cara Lewis - Agent for Kanye West, Eminem, More - Leaving William Morris Cara Lewis, who was a top hip-hop agent at ...

  3. LMFAO's Redfoo Escapes DJ Set Fire in Honduras

    December 30, 2011 8:00 AM EST LMFAO's party rocking may be too hot for Honduras. The group's Redfoo was in the midst of a DJ set in Tegucigalpa's Coliseo Nacional de Ingenieros on Wednesday night when the venue's electrical system caught fire, according to ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, David Guetta To Headline Ultra Fest; Skrillex, Mac Miller Added to Bamboozle

    December 27, 2011 11:51 AM EST The Bamboozle 2012 bolstered its impressive festival lineup Tuesday with the addition of Skrillex as a headliner alongside Bon Jovi and the Foo Fighters, as well as adding Incubus and Mac Miller to the main stage alongside previously announced Bli ...

  6. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 11:11 AM EST Van Halen diehards just received a belated Christmas gift: the 80s rock icons are roaring back with a 2012 tour, which was announced through a series of video messages on the group's official web site on Monday (Dec. 26). Van Halen - Long Ver ...

  7. Lady Gaga To Appear Live on Japanese New Year's Eve Show

    December 27, 2011 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga has just announced she will appear on Japanese national broadcaster NHK's four-hour plus year-end music extravaganza special called Kohaku Uta Gassen, or the Red and White Singing Contest. Kohaku is broadcast every year in Japan fro ...

  8. Olly Murs, JLS, Merseybeats, Limehouse Lizzy Top PRS For Music's Hardest Working UK Bands List

    December 23, 2011 7:30 AM EST The X Factor magic, the influence of Simon Cowell's hit music-talent TV show that helped push recorded-music sales in the United Kingdom, appears to have enchanted U.K. live music as well, according to the 2011 ranking of Britain's Harde ...

  9. Deadmau5 Day: Las Vegas Names Jan. 2 For Electronic Dance Music DJ/Producer

    December 22, 2011 8:05 AM EST Yesterday (Dec. 21) Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed Jan. 2, 2012 "deadmau5 Day" in the city of Las Vegas. The date marks the launch of an exclusive partnership between Wynn Las Vegas and the electro/house DJ from Canada. Dead ...

  10. Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

    December 21, 2011 12:05 PM EST Live Nation is set to move into some new territory: the home of K-Pop. The corporation announced Tuesday it had opened a concert promotion office in Seoul, South Korea, the third largest economy in the far east, behind China and Japan. The country ...

  11. The End of Long Lines, Scalping, Cash? Intellitix Looks to Revolutionize Live Music Biz

    December 20, 2011 11:47 AM EST Wristbands On The Run: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) wristbands from this year's Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza festivals. Mile-long access queues, ticket fraud and the secondary ticket business could well become a thing of the p ...

  12. Are Artists Demanding Too Much Money To Play? U.K. Industry Discusses at Music 4.5 Event

    December 20, 2011 9:00 AM EST Things got a bit heated at a music industry conference on social media and touring entitled "Social Live Music Industry: Where Is the Money?" Organized by U.K.-based European music and technology events-and-networking specialist 2Pears, ...

  13. Pitchfork Postpones Forms, Its New York Music Festival

    December 19, 2011 5:39 PM EST Back in October, Pitchfork announced that it will be producing a music festival in New York in February called Forms , a "full-on four-day multi-media festival" in partnership with Bowery Presents and videogame company Kill Screen. The f ...

  14. Sean Paul, Shaggy Headline 'Strictly The Best' Concert/Tribute to Late VP Records Exec Joel Chin

    December 19, 2011 5:01 PM EST A flyer for the Strictly the Best concert/tribute to the late Joel Chin at B.B. Kings in New York. Sean Paul and Shaggy were the headliners at an all-star dancehall reggae concert on Dec. 14 commemorating the late Joel Chin, Director of A&R at ...

  15. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:00 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capital Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, along with early member David Marks, are reuniting in 2012 for an ...

  16. R. Kelly Setting Sail On 'Love Letter' Cruise

    December 15, 2011 11:48 AM EST We've heard of soul trains before, but R. Kelly is about to set sail on a soul cruise. The R&B star will host the "Love Letter" cruise , a Caribbean jaunt scheduled for October 2012. The six-day cruise, aboard Carnival's De ...

  17. Foo Fighters, Eagles, Tom Petty Announced For 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 14, 2011 8:53 AM EST NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will be the first year the Eagles and Tom Petty ...

  18. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  19. Ne-Yo, Cee Lo, Gym Class Heroes, More to Headline Revamped Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Fest

    December 12, 2011 6:05 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fes ...

  20. Celine Dion To Play Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest -- Singer Has Surprisingly Rabid Local Following

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM EST Splash Page: The home page to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival where Celine Dion will make her Caribbean debut. Non-Jamaicans may be surprised by the animated responses Celine Dion songs elicit at sound system dances across the island. Patrons ...

  21. Lady Gaga's Career Comes Full Circle at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 12, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York native. "This was the first live sh ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. UK's International Festival of Country Music Adds Charley Pride, Asleep at the Wheel

    December 09, 2011 12:47 PM EST The International Festival of Country Music, which will return to U.K. stages in February, has announced the addition of Charley Pride and Asleep At The Wheel to the Wembley Arena bill. Pride, now 73, will play only the Wembley show Feb. 26, but A ...

  24. Jay-Z to Perform at Carnegie Hall for Charity

    December 08, 2011 1:57 PM EST Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will headline Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6 and 7, playing a pair of charity concerts benefitting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Carter made the announcement at Carnegie Hall Thurs ...

  25. The Year In Touring

    December 08, 2011 8:10 AM EST Surprising no one, the final leg of U2's record-shattering 360 tour was enough to make U2 the top touring act of 2011, with $293.3 million in box office and nearly 3 million in ticket sales generated in the time frame of Nov. 1, 2010-Nov. 8, ...

  26. Afghan Whigs Announce First Show In 13 Years at ATP, Curating 2012's Asbury Park Shows

    December 07, 2011 12:52 PM EST The Afghan Whigs are back together to play both the London and New Jersey stops of the All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror festival in 2012. This coming May at Alexandra Palace in London, the Afghan Whigs will play the UK show cur ...

  27. Michael Jackson Tokyo Tribute Concert With Jacksons, AI, New Song Set For Next Week

    December 07, 2011 9:19 AM EST From left: Marlon Jackson, Japanese R&B singer AI, Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson As Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray appeals the verdict of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar, his brothers, alon ...

  28. The Joy (and Pain) of Radio-Station Christmas Shows

    December 07, 2011 6:15 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, it's time to turn our attention to another time-honored tradition: radio station Christmas shows. While most of the press coverage goes to the monstrous major market extravaganzas like the Jingle Bal ...

  29. Updated: Queen Talking With Adam Lambert For Additional Concerts

    December 06, 2011 6:27 PM EST While Queen drummer Roger Taylor is at the finish line in creating a band-authorized Queen tribute band, he and his bandmates have begun discussions with Adam Lambert to front Queen in concert. The former "American Idol" star sang with T ...

  30. Cara Lewis - Agent for Kanye West, Eminem, More - Leaving William Morris

    December 06, 2011 5:59 PM EST Cara Lewis, a major agent in the hip-hop world whose clients include Kanye West, Eminem, B.o.B, Common and many more -- and the no. 14 honoree in Billboard's 2011 Women in Music executives -- is leaving William Morris Endeavour at the end of ...

  31. How France's Trans Musicales Fest Became A Must-Attend Event

    December 06, 2011 3:37 PM EST Poster for this year's 33rd annual Trans Musicales fest held in Rennes, France A festival in Rennes, France -- one with no headlining acts, that is programmed like a disparately sequenced mixtape with an occasional philosophical bent, and is ...

  32. Ticketmaster E-Mailing Customers About Class-Action Settlement Credits

    December 05, 2011 9:40 PM EST Ticketmaster is in the process of sending e-mails to customers about the credits they will be receiving as part of a proposed class action settlement. Customers who bought tickets through Ticketmaster between Oct. 21, 1999, and Oct. 19, 2011, are ...

  33. Motley Crue Heads to Las Vegas With 'Lots of Naked Girls'

    December 02, 2011 5:10 PM EST Dr. Feelgood, the Theatre of Pain and, of course, plenty of Girls, Girls, Girls are taking up residency in Las Vegas during February. "Motley Crue in Sin City" will hunker down from Feb. 3-19 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Cas ...

  34. Black Keys Announce First Headlining Arena Tour, Arctic Monkeys Opening

    December 02, 2011 3:33 PM EST Blues-rockers the Black Keys are moving on up, announcing their very first headlining arena tour today. The duo will headline the 15-city North American arena tour alongside opening act Arctic Monkeys . The tour kicks off on March 2 in their homes ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Headline New Insomniac NYE Event

    December 01, 2011 7:35 PM EST Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles-based company behind massive electronic music events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, is announcing a new two-day California-based New Year's dance music festival called "White Wonderland." The even ...

  37. Live Nation Revamps New York Office

    December 01, 2011 7:15 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment will today announce several key appointments to its New York office and North American Touring team, Billboard.biz has learned. Veteran entertainment executive and concert promoter Alan Ostfield will fill the newly create ...

  38. Ting Tings To Preview Album at Inaugural Midem Concert

    November 30, 2011 8:53 AM EST More than three years after scoring an international hit with "That's Not My Name," U.K. alt.pop duo The Ting Tings are to preview their long-awaited sophomore set "Sounds From Nowheresville" at the inaugural Midem Festiva ...

  39. Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

    November 29, 2011 8:02 AM EST With Music Business Support, Farm Aid's Main Players: Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson Leave Impact This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  40. Compass Group North America Purchases 49% Interest in AEG Facilities

    November 23, 2011 4:10 PM EST Compass Group North America announced today that they have purchased a 49% interest in AEG Facilities, a subsidiary of AEG that operates venues across five continents. The company said in a statement that "This marks a further step forward in ...

  41. Black Eyed Peas To Take Indefinite Hiatus Following Miami Show

    November 23, 2011 11:10 AM EST Following a Wednesday, Nov. 23 performance in Miami, the Black Eyed Peas will embark on an indefinite hiatus. The group is quick to state that their time apart is merely a "break," and not a "break-up," as Fergie, will.i.am, Ap ...

  42. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  43. Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album, Tour for 2012

    November 21, 2011 8:09 AM EST Speculation about the future of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band in the wake of the death of beloved sax player Clarence Clemon s was addressed on brucespringsteen.net last night: According to a brief post there will be both a new album and ...

  44. Video: Amos Lee Talks No. 1 Success, Fans, Writing Style, Plans For Future Music

    November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST Amos Lee has had a big year, with an album hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and a number of tours that saw him performing alongside Calexico and Adele and at major festivals like Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo. After his panel titled Road ...

  45. Video: Live Nation Network President Russell Wallach Talks Brand/Artist Partnerships

    November 18, 2011 6:40 AM EST Live Nation's Russell Wallach has done his fair share of research into branding. Just this year, his company has paired Weezer with State Farm and 30 Seconds to Mars with HP to try and help each with cross-promotion. After appearing at the Bi ...

  46. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why Electronic Music Is Hot, How He Keeps His Events Safe

    November 17, 2011 7:10 AM EST Festivals have had a banner year, and combined with the massive surge of electronic music over the past few years, Gary Richards of Hard Events is a very happy man. After participating in the panel "Why Are Festivals Kicking Ass?" at the ...

  47. Video: Journey's Neal Schon Talks About His Band's Longevity, Touring Successes, Future

    November 17, 2011 7:00 AM EST Journey's worldwide touring success over the past 38 years earned them the Billboard Touring Conference's Legend of the Live Award, and co-founding guitarist Neal Schon was on hand to accept the award alongside longtime bassist Ross Valo ...

  48. Video: Quint Davis, President Of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, On Rebuilding Fest After Katrina

    November 16, 2011 12:37 PM EST For the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the past six years have been anything but normal. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the festival took a major hit not only in attendance but also in acts, stages and food booths, knocking the ...

  49. Glastonbury, Paolo Nutini Among Winners At U.K. Festival Awards; Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn Delivers Conference Keynote And Talks Exclusivity

    November 16, 2011 11:45 AM EST Headline performances from Beyonce, U2 and Coldplay helped Glastonbury win the best major festival award at the eight annual U.K. Festival Awards, held in London last night (Nov. 15). The title of best medium sized festival went to Secret Garden P ...

  50. Video: Highlights From The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference And Awards

    November 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST The eighth annual Billboard Touring Conference ended with an awards ceremony honoring some of the biggest touring acts in the world in 2011, as well as dishing out the Humanitarian Award to Coran Capshaw, the Legend of the Live award to Journey an ...

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