1. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings ‘Smile’

    September 07, 2014 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bernadette Peters, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer and many others were also in attendance. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off th ...

  2. Barry Diller's Vimeo Names Director of Audience Development, Content Operations

    June 09, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Peter Gerard, founder and former CEO of Distrify, a video-on-demand service and online social cinema marketing banner with offices in the U.S. and U.K., has left the company to join Vimeo, the online video arm of Barry Diller's IAC. Record Co ...

  3. Supreme Court To Hear Landmark Aereo Case On Streaming TV

    April 22, 2014 5:52 AM EDT The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry. The company is Aereo Inc., and the justices are hearing arguments Tuesday over it ...

  4. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  5. Morning Fix: Aussies Approve UMG-EMI; Jay-Z, Beyonce's Obama Fundraiser; Facebookification of Twitter

    September 19, 2012 7:39 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UNIVERSAL MUSIC-EMI DEAL APPROVED BY AUSTRALIAN REGULATORS WITH NO DIVESTMENTS: Australia's competition and consumer commission has given the thumbs-up to Universal M ...

  6. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  7. Barry Diller Says NewsBeast Merger 'May Not Work,' Talks Net Neutrality @SXSW 2011

    March 15, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Barry Diller with CNN's Poppy Harlow at South by Southwest, March 14, 2011 (Photo: Sandira Calviac) "Everybody here stays out so late," IAC's Chairman Barry Diller said at the beginning of his talk during South by Southwest on ...

  8. Barry Diller Resigns From Live Nation Board

    January 28, 2011 2:13 PM EST Barry Diller resigned from the Live Nation board of directors, effective Jan. 24, the company disclosed in an SEC filing on Friday. He had taken over as chairman of Live Nation last year after the company merged with Ticketmaster. It has been repo ...

  9. Barry Diller Steps Down As IAC CEO

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Barry Diller is stepping down as chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp as the company disclosed it had bought out one of its largest shareholders, John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. IAC, an Internet media holding company, said that Liberty had so ...

  10. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  11. Liberty Media Raises Stake In Live Nation

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Liberty Media increased its stake in Live Nation to just over 18%, according to details in a Wednesday SEC filing. The company's chairman of the board and director, John Malone, took over as interim chairman of the board of Live Nation in mid ...

  12. Former Live Nation Chair Barry Diller Sells 2.53 Million Shares

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Diller, the former chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, sold 2.53 million shares in the company, according to a government filing. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Live Nation said Diller, the chief ...

  13. John Malone Named Interim Chairman At Live Nation

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said on Friday that director John Malone has been named chairman, and confirmed that former Chairman Barry Diller has stepped down. Diller's planned exit was widely reported last month. Live Nation said Diller made ...

  14. Liberty Media Chairman: Barry Diller 'Got Tired' of Board Conflict

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's decision to step down as chairman of Live Nation can be blamed on his getting sucked into discussions about competing interests of different parts of the business, John Malone, chairman of Live Nation investor Liberty Media sai ...

  15. Business Matters: Barry Diller, Live Nation, Android, Dr. Dre and more

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Diller's Impact On Live Nation Stock Price -- Live Nation’s stock has been surprisingly quiet since news broke that Barry Diller will resign as the company’s chairman. The company’s stock clo ...

  16. BREAKING: Azoff Responds To Diller Resignation

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation executive chairman Irving Azoff responded to board chairman Barry Diller's resignation via Twitter this morning by saying: "As usual the press reports are ridiculous. It was always Barry Diller's intention to step down f ...

  17. Barry Diller Resigns Live Nation Board

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller has told members of the Live Nation board that he plans to resign as chairman. Though sources said there was a clash between Diller and other board members over control of the music behemoth, Diller said in a statement, “I have always ...

  18. Springsteen/Ticketmaster War Escalates

    June 22, 2009 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The war of words between Ticketmaster and the Bruce Springsteen camp continues to heat up. In a letter posted on Springsteen's website today, Springsteen manager Jon Landau calls to task the Newark Star Ledger and Ticketmaster Chairman Barry Di ...

  19. Springsteen, Ticketmaster War Escalates

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The war of words between Ticketmaster and the Bruce Springsteen camp continues to heat up. In a letter posted on Springsteen's Web site today, Springsteen manager Jon Landau calls to task the Newark Star Ledger and Ticketmaster Chairman Barry ...

  20. Ticketmaster 1Q Profit Falls On Lower Ticket Sales

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. reported a 78 percent drop in first-quarter profit Tuesday as ticketing sales fell and a distribution agreement with merger partner Live Nation ended. The company also incurred costs related to the upcoming merger. ...

  21. Analysis: Ticketmaster Q4, Fiscal Year Financial Results

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Ticketmaster Entertainment's earnings release last week drew some media attention, most reports missed important details revealing the company's broader market value, revenue streams and an unusual appearance by chairman of the boa ...

  22. Regulator Looks Closer At Ticketmaster-Live Nation

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Department of Justice has asked Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and concert promoter Live Nation Inc. for more information about their proposed merger, the companies said Friday. It is the second request from the DOJ, indicating that it is scr ...

  23. Live Nation Investor Backs Merger, Opposes Diller

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The largest shareholder in Live Nation Inc said on Friday he is concerned about the role Barry Diller will play if the concert promoter merges with Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. Sam Shapiro, chairman in Shapiro Capital Management, which holds ar ...

  24. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger: Conference Call Notes

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST During an investor conference call regarding their pending merger, Ticketmaster chairman Barry Diller, Ticketmaster Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino provided several insightful comments. Diller opened the call by ...

  25. Ticketmaster Parent IAC To Spin Off Five Companies

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to split into five publicly traded companies. The New York-based conglomerate said it would spin off its ticketing service Ticketmaster, cable shopping network HSN, vacation and time-share busi ...

  26. Ask Jeeves To Drop Butler Mascot, Change Name

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in ...

  27. Diller Sells Stake In VUE

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's Internet juggernaut IAC/InterActiveCorp took its foot out of the Hollywood door June 8, unveiling a $3.4 billion cash and stock deal to sell a minority stake in a part of NBC Universal NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Barry ...

  28. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  29. Vivendi Moves For 2Q Merger Close

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogul. NEW YORK--The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogu ...

  30. String Cheese Incident Sues Ticketmaster

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident filed suit against Ticketmaster yesterday (Aug. 6) in federal court in Denver, charging the No. 1 concert ticket retailer had tried to cut off direct tic Colorado-based jam band String Cheese Incident f ...