1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unplugged at Super Bowl: Axl Rose Weighs In

    February 04, 2014 10:01 PM EST The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, elicited plenty of cheers from fans in MetLife stadium, but some watching at home -- including former Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid -- had a bone to pick with t ...

  2. Dolly Parton Signs With APA In North America

    February 03, 2014 2:45 PM EST Dolly Parton has signed with APA in North America. The entertainer is a longtime client of former The Agency Group exec Steve Martin, who joined APA as executive VP of worldwide music in December. The Agency Group's Neil Warnock represents Pa ...

  3. Lyor Cohen On New Twitter Partnership: 'We're in the Business of Discovering Artists'

    February 02, 2014 6:29 PM EST Billboard caught up with Lyor Cohen, the former Warner Music head and founder of new music venture 300, at Midem hours after he had made a major announcement during his Keynote Q&A concerning a new partnership with the massive social media p ...

  4. Investors Put $2.4 Billion Into Music In 2013, Streaming Tops List

    January 31, 2014 5:48 PM EST The big got bigger and the rich got richer in 2013. In the 57 investment deals totaling over $2.4 billion tracked by Billboard, nearly 9 in 10 dollars invested went to a traditional music company, an EDM concert promoter or a company that stre ...

  5. VH1’s Tom Calderone On Producing 'Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Concerts + 6 Nights,' His 'Long-Suffering' Buffalo Bills Fandom

    January 31, 2014 8:30 AM EST To say Tom Calderone 's life has been upended this week would be something of an understatement. As president of VH1 he oversees his network's rather ambitious 'Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts' initiative. The live ...

  6. Pandora, Live Nation Shares Rise High, SFX Down

    January 30, 2014 7:37 PM EST Shares of the two largest publicly traded music companies soared Thursday (Jan. 30) as markets rebounded from two days of losses. Pandora shares reached a new high of $37.95 before closing up 11% at $36.53, and shares of Live Nation climbed to a 5 ...

  7. Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium: An Inside Look at Hosting the Big Game (Q&A)

    January 30, 2014 6:52 PM EST Over his lengthy career, big-league facility manager Ron VanDeVeen has worked on major sporting events from the World Cup to the NBA Finals. On Sunday, he’ll add the Super Bowl to that list.   “The Super Bowl is definitely the biggest, in regards ...

  8. From The Billboard Archives: Pete Seeger, 'Tall, Slim Sinatra of the Folklore Clan'

    January 30, 2014 6:45 PM EST In rememberance of Pete Seeger, renowned folk musician, activist and humanitarian, who passed away this week, we searched the Billboard archives for clips of some of his defining moments. "Seeger is a clean-cut lad, instantly appealing with a ...

  9. Billboard's 2014 International Power Players List

    January 30, 2014 11:15 AM EST For the first time, leaders from the international music business are honored with a Billboard Power Players report, presented here (being rolled out over three days Jan 29 -31) in association with MIDEM, the leading international event for th ...

  10. Carrie Underwood on the Lack of Successful Female Country Artists: 'You Would Think We'd Be Farther Along' (Exclusive)

    January 30, 2014 10:46 AM EST 4 1.031 k 150 1 In both 2012 and 2013, just three of the top 25 artists on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart were solo women. In a Billboard Country Update column last fall, we heard what country radio has to say about this, but what do the artists them ...

  11. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Grammy Compilation Debuts At No. 2

    January 29, 2014 10:59 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 93,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up 7% compared with its sales in the previous week (87,000). Th ...

  12. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 7:43 PM EST After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally binding agreement that prevents any of the four members from touring under the name. The tour st ...

  13. Sara Bareilles Fires Manager Jordan Feldstein After Grammys Scuffle With Osbournes

    January 28, 2014 6:50 PM EST Sara Bareilles has fired manager Jordan Feldstein, who also counts Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke as clients, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer, who performed with Carole King at the Grammys, went home empty handed after being nom ...

  14. Brooklyn Bowl Bringing Vibe to Las Vegas; Announces Initial Band Bookings

    January 28, 2014 3:16 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. ...

  15. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:28 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ag ...

  16. Pete Seeger: A Personal Tribute

    January 28, 2014 8:07 AM EST This is how I first learned from Pete Seeger that we only move forward when we all pull together: We stood in a line, our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the di ...

  17. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss, Mike Posner, Pete Tong Party With Music Execs at Billboard's Grammy After Party

    January 27, 2014 11:41 AM EST Billboard hosted its second annual Grammy after-party at the London Hotel rooftop Sunday night (Jan. 26), sponsored by Citi and Bud Light Platinum. Though Prince didn't make a return appearance this year, artists like Darren Criss , Richard M ...

  18. The 2014 Grammy Awards Recap: Weddings, French Robots, Paul & Ringo

    January 27, 2014 12:34 AM EST A pair of duos win big on music's biggest night... Lorde surprises with Song of the Year nod... Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Jay Z among performers At a GRAMMY ceremony that will be forever known for a marriage c ...

  19. Recapping Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala (Video)

    January 26, 2014 8:25 PM EST Above is an abridged tour around Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party, including performances from Pharrell, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and John Fogerty, as well as appearances from Neil Portnow, Russell Simmons a ...

  20. T Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt Among Many at Troubadour's Tribute to Phil Everly

    January 26, 2014 5:47 PM EST Grammy nominees from the Americana, folk, bluegrass and blues categories gathered Saturday night at the Troubadour to pay tribute to the late Phil Everly , who died Jan. 3 and will be honored during the televised ceremony. Grammys 2014: Complete C ...

  21. CAA's Rob Light Talks Touring, Jay Z and Beyonce on the Power 100 Red Carpet (Video)

    January 26, 2014 12:01 PM EST The 2014 Billboard Power 100   Creative Artists Agency head of music Rob Light, No. 9 on this year's Billboard Power 100 , spoke to Billboard's Andrew Hampp on the red carpet ahead of the Billboard 2014 Power 100 Ceremony. Light consider ...

  22. Lucian Grainge Receives Icon Award at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala As Music Industry Looks On

    January 26, 2014 11:03 AM EST Beginning with the Imagine Dragons and ending with a performance by Whitney Houston , the Beverly Hilton ballroom rocked for over three hours (lights out at 12:46 am) during last evening's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. And bet ...

  23. Grammy Week: Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Robin Thicke, 10 More Play UMG Party; Lucian Grainge Thanks Certain Execs But Not All

    January 25, 2014 9:48 PM EST Robin Thicke , Lorde, Kacey Musgraves and another 10 acts signed to Universal Music Group acts performed Saturday afternoon at Lure nightclub in Hollywood for an audience of label and publishing executives as well as media. An opportunity for exec ...

  24. Meet Branden Chapman, The Guy Who Makes The Grammy-Week Trains Run On Time

    January 25, 2014 4:06 PM EST Sixteen events over the course of this week; well-over 10,000 people hired; 160,000 pounds of gear flown out for the telecast; and this year they've added a televised Beatles Tribute concert at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I magine if y ...

  25. The Billboard Power 100 Gala: Music Power Players, Joe Smith Honored, '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers Perform

    January 24, 2014 11:13 AM EST Billboard presented its third annual Power 100 Issue with a special reception in Hollywood that began much like the inaugural event in 2013 — with the three dozen or so honorees in attendance making a bee-line to the issues upon their arrival to s ...

  26. George Strait Begins Final Stand, Tops Hot Tours With $6.2M

    January 23, 2014 3:26 PM EST George Strait tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $6.2 million in ticket sales reported from the final leg of his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour that began on Jan. 9 in Louisiana. The tour’s 2014 itinerary kicked off at Bossier City, La.’s ...

  27. William Morris Endeavor Launches Christian Music Division in Nashville

    January 23, 2014 2:23 PM EST William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has announced that it will launch a new Christian music division based in the talent firm’s Nashville office.  WME’s Christian division will be headed up 20-year music industry veteran Mike Snider, who previou ...

  28. Grammy Awards: Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman on 14 Years of Hosting Music’s Biggest Night

    January 23, 2014 10:45 AM EST Since launching in 1959, the Grammy Awards have been held in various locations throughout New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago. In 2000, Music’s Biggest Night tested the waters with downtown Los Angeles’ four-month-old Staples Center. And ...

  29. Billboard's Guide to Grammy Week: All the Shows, Parties and Events To Be Seen

    January 21, 2014 6:07 PM EST As snow envelops the East Coast, what better time to take advantage of the cloudless, 80-degree Los Angeles weather and a party or 12? Grammy Week is routinely host to the biggest and best industry events of the year, and 2014 is shaping up to b ...

  30. Paradigm Acquires 50% Stake in Coda Music Agency

    January 21, 2014 3:56 PM EST In its latest strategic move, Paradigm has acquired a 50% stake in London-based Coda Music Agency, effective today (Jan. 21). The deal gives each agency a more global presence at a time when international touring has never more robust, enabling t ...

  31. Pete Tong to Headline Billboard After Party on Sunset Strip

    January 21, 2014 2:52 PM EST Pete Tong, one of BBC Radio 1's most popular DJs, will headline the Billboard After Party at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles to an exclusive group of industry executives, influencers and recording artists. Tong will take the stage af ...

  32. My Morning Jacket, Mike Martinovich Join Red Light Management (Exclusive)

    January 18, 2014 5:39 PM EST Manager Mike Martinovich, whose clients include My Morning Jacket, Flight of the Conchords an Preservation Hall Jazz Band, has joined forces with Red Light Management. He will continue to be based in New York but will retire the Flatiron Manageme ...

  33. Rob Thomas' Sidewalk Angels Foundation Spreads Its Wings

    January 17, 2014 5:18 PM EST Sidewalk Angels Foundation rings in its 10th anniversary with a new twist. Returning to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino Music Box for a third consecutive year of benefit shows (Jan. 17-19), the non-profit organization -- founded by Matchbox Twenty ...

  34. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours for the Fifth Time with $41.8M

    January 17, 2014 2:59 PM EST For the fifth time since launching the Because We Can tour last February, Bon Jovi owns the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours tally based on reported box office revenue. This week the legendary rock band tops the chart with $41.8 million in ti ...

  35. Brooklyn Bowl London Opens Today

    January 17, 2014 11:01 AM EST New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl music venue has crossed the pond. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas? Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Signs Unique Agreement with Brooklyn Bowl's Peter Shapiro (Report) Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts Wit ...

  36. Live Nation, B'In Music Partner to Form Live Nation Taiwan

    January 16, 2014 6:59 PM EST Continuing its expansion into Asian markets, Live Nation has teamed up with B'In Music International Limited to form Live Nation Taiwan. "Taiwan is one of the strongest economies in Asia and its proximity to the established touring mark ...

  37. Nederlander Concerts Taps Dave Poe as Talent Buyer

    January 16, 2014 6:31 PM EST Nederlander Concerts has appointed Dave Poe talent buyer, effective Jan. 20. Poe will book and promote live events at such Nederlander venues in California as the Greek Theatre and the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, and the City National Grove o ...

  38. Anatomy Of A Deal: Holychild Signs to Glassnote (Exclusive)

    January 16, 2014 5:22 PM EST Before it seemed like it would be their reality, Liz Nistico and Louie Diller of the Los Angeles duo Holychild perfected pop stardom as a state of mind. The pair, who met in 2011 when Diller served as a guest musician in Nistico's dance class ...

  39. Behind the Scenes at LA's Renovated Forum: Wall of Fame, Backstage Bowling, Expanded Capacity, More

    January 16, 2014 1:30 PM EST The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that emphasized the care and precision that went into their records in the 1970s, a perfect night of nostalgia for fans who care to remember the Forum when Jerry West was th ...

  40. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 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.Peter ...

  41. Inside the L.A. Forum's Plan to Steal Concerts From Staples Center

    January 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The Lakers' old home gets a $100 million face-lift as industry players Irving Azoff and James Dolan take aim at the city's premier concert power venue. In 1967, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke spent $16 million building the Foru ...

  42. Belle & Sebastian, Alex Ebert, Flea Added to Sundance Music Lineups

    January 14, 2014 10:17 PM EST The music scene at Sundance continues to firm up. Belle & Sebastian will perform a concert after the premiere of group leader Stuart Murdoch’s film “God Help the Girl,” Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert and Kaskade (“All is Lost”) will perform DJ ...

  43. 'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway

    January 14, 2014 1:56 PM EST After winning a Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, "Frozen" may one day be competing for a Tony Award with the announcement that it will be turned into a Broadway musical. Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger revealed the ge ...

  44. Outkast Announce Tour of Over 40 Festivals

    January 13, 2014 11:46 AM EST "It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said, via statement. "Don't just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I'm looking forward to rocking th ...

  45. Coachella 2014 Sells Out in Under Three Hours

    January 12, 2014 12:00 PM EST Arcade Fire, OutKast, Muse To Headline 2014 Coachella; Replacements, Pharrell, Lorde, Beck, QUOTSA Playing Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards Billboard P ...

  46. Red Hot Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 11, 2014 1:17 PM EST Bruno Mars and his backing band won't be alone when they take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show next month. In keeping with the funk tendencies that the singer sometimes employs in his music, Mars will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppe ...

  47. Mario Garcia Durham, CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, On 2014 Conference, Surrealistic Expo Hall

    January 11, 2014 12:03 AM EST On first blush, the 57th annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, which opens today in New York City and runs through Jan 14, might not seem like it holds much relevance for the more mainstream music industry. The event& ...

  48. Business Matters: WillCall's BarTab a Rare App for Music Venues

    January 10, 2014 7:46 PM EST This week WillCall, developer of a concert discovery app of the same name, launched a new service for venues to make more money. Called BarTab, the app is a part of the WillCall platform and is targeted specifically at concert venues. San Franci ...

  49. Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show Tops Hot Tours with $66.4 million Gross

    January 10, 2014 6:45 PM EST Beyoncé tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $66.4 million in ticket sales from the Mrs. Carter Show world tour that kicked off in mid-April and wrapped for the year in December. This week’s reported totals include most of the performances from ...

  50. AKB48, Morning Musume Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards

    January 10, 2014 6:30 AM EST The Billboard Japan Music Awards were broadcast in December on the TV Tokyo networks. The annual award ceremony, now in its fifth year, honored artists based on two categories: "Charts," which celebrates the No. 1 artists on BillboardJAP ...

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