1. Exclusive: Veteran Marsha Vlasic to Bring Deep Client Roster to Artist Group International

    September 09, 2014 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marsha Vlasic will join Artist Group International (AGI) as president, less than a week after news broke that she was leaving ICM Partners. All of her clients, including Neil Young , Elvis Costello , Regina Spektor , Cage The Elephant , Muse , the S ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Backbeat: Billy Joel Dazzles Nashville Audience With Q&A/Concert

    January 31, 2013 1:18 PM EST Above: Billy Joel, left, with his agent of 37 years, Dennis Arfa, president of Artist Group International. “It’s up to them,” said Billy Joe l last night in the wings of Vanderbilt University’s Langford Hal l, gesturing toward the waiting audienc ...

  4. Frank Barsalona Remembered by Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luukko, More

    November 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST While the seeds that produced the modern concert business were planted decades ago by pioneering agent Frank Barsalona -- who died Thanksgiving day -- and though he effectively quit the business when he merged his Premier Talent with what was then ...

  5. Builders and Agents Playing The Seller's Game

    October 09, 2012 6:39 AM EDT Buildings are 'ultimate buyers' in agents' view. From the booking agent's perspective, the more talent buyers in the game, the better-as long as they're good buyers who have a wealth of marketing tools and won't dis ...

  6. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  7. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  8. Summer Music Preview: Concert Biz Comeback

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Whether you're a stakeholder in the touring industry or just an enthusiastic concert fan, the list of acts touring in 2012 looks very good on paper. Ultimately, however, the only paper that matters on the business end of things is the green stuff ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Dennis Arfa

    January 26, 2012 11:09 PM EST No. 57 Dennis Arfa President/CEO Artist Group International Consummate Showman... Need a concert tour gift-wrapped as a special event? Call Dennis Arfa. The president/CEO of Artist Group International has a knack for packaging. Long before multipl ...

  10. Exclusive: AGI Acquired By Yucaipa

    January 05, 2012 5:00 AM EST Artist Group International (AGI), the leading independent music booking agency whose clients include Billy Joel, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Linkin Park, Rush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, Motley Crue, Volbeat and Hollywood Undead, has been acquired by the ...

  11. Billy Joel, Elton John Make Touring Team

    November 12, 2008 11:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March of next year. John confirmed the duo would work again together yesterday (Nov. 11) on "The View," adding that they could be on the roa ...

  12. Billy Joel, Elton John Make Touring Team

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise their wildly successful co-headlining concerts beginning in March of next year. John confirmed the duo would work again together yesterday (Nov. 11) on "The View Billy Joel and Elton John will reprise thei ...

  13. Billy Joel To Be Shea's 'Last Play'

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at New York's Shea Stadium with a July 16 concert billed as "The Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy." The show comes in the midst of the New York Billy Joel will be the last artist ...

  14. Stewart's Upcoming Tour Selling Strong

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial on-sales for Rod Stewart's upcoming tour are running about 20% ahead of his last North American tour in 2004, according to his agent, Dennis Arfa, president of Artists Group International. The 2004 tour grossed $37 million. Stewart to ...

  15. Joel Heading South For Super Bowl, Shows

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Billy Joel dates in the Southern U.S. in February and March. Joel will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tou Tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Mott The Hoople, Prince

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Billy Joel, Mott The Hoople, Prince Tickets for Billy Joel's record-setting 11th show at New York's Madison Square Garden go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 21) and his agent already is "cautiously optimistic" that a 12th show mig ...

  17. Tues: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf Update

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Execs dicuss mktg support, scheduling and more. Though the touring business has improved over the last year, the lack of solid relationships between agents, managers and promoters is creating a "take the money and run" attitude throughou ...