1. 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 ...

  2. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  3. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of th ...

  4. Business Briefs: Don Law, Live Nation, YouTube

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Country album sales are down only 3.9% through May 17, compared to the overall decline of 13%. Just as country's numbers benefitted from the Eagles a few years ago, they look good this year because the "Hannah Montana" soundtrack ...

  5. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  6. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  7. Clear Channel Forms Festival/Events Group

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has formed a new festival and events group and named Jim Lewi as senior VP and Frank LoPresti as VP. They report to CCE Music co-CEOs Don Law (who also serves as chai Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has formed a ...

  8. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. " ...

  9. Everlys, Jennings Among Dozen Country Hall Inductees

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips, Waylon Jennings, and "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson are among 12 acts to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Also to be inducted during a dinner O The Everly Brothers, Sam Phillips ...