1. Alicia Keys Signs with Guy Oseary and Ron Laffitte

    July 18, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Grammy-winning singer had been represented by Red Light Management since 2010. Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has signed with Ron Laffitte and Guy Oseary at Maverick for management. Laffitte, whose clients include Pharrell Williams and OneRep ...

  2. Lady Gaga, Manager Bobby Campbell Join Artist Nation (Exclusive)

    June 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 1.177 k 2.396 k 3 Live Nation Entertainment confirms that Lady Gaga and her manager, Bobby Campbell, have joined Artist Nation, the company’s artist management division. "Lady Gaga is one of the most iconic and highest-grossing artists of this genera ...

  3. Madonna Hits The Studio With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a cou ...

  4. Madonna Recording With Natalia Kills, Martin Kierszenbaum

    April 10, 2014 4:01 AM EDT Madonna's in the studio with Natalia Kills and Martin Kierszenbaum. The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday (April 9) with the caption "Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a co ...

  5. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  6. Scooter Braun, Guy Oseary and Troy Carter Bet Big on Dirty Laundry

    January 24, 2014 2:04 PM EST Washio, a mobile app for laundry and dry-cleaning, has nabbed $2.25 million in seed funding from Hollywood investors including Troy Carter and A-Grade Investment's Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle. Hollywood has found a solution for its dirty laundr ...

  7. Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon: Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A)

    January 17, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following extended Q&A with U2's long-time manager Paul McGuinness is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on Howard Stern; a  MIDEM special section with Billboard's inaugural International Power Pl ...

  8. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  9. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  10. Michael Rapino, Live Nation CEO, on Banner Year, Expanding Mgmt Holdings, 'Exploding' Global Market, Way More (Video Q&A)

    November 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST Michael Rapino , CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, is having a banner year. In addition to record-setting revenues , Live Nation is expanding its management roster with the addition of U2 and Madonna along with their respective managers Paul McG ...

  11. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  12. U2 Album Slated for Early 2014 Release

    November 13, 2013 12:24 AM EST U2 is readying a new album for tentative release in April, Billboard has learned, and is shopping for brand partners to announce the new project via a Super Bowl commercial. Producer Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) has been helming the ...

  13. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  14. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  15. Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation

    May 01, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Guy Oseary’s A-GRade, a fund he launched in partnership with Ashton Kutcher and billionaire Ron Burkle in 2010, announced a $100 million valuation at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference on Wednesday. In a panel discussion with Techcrunch founder ...

  16. How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech: Billboard Cover Story

    April 22, 2013 2:37 PM EDT This Billboard cover story (Vol. 125, Issue No. 15, newstand: April 13) entitled "Power Trio" examines three of the music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter, who in add ...

  17. From the Magazine: How Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter Are Finding the Rock Stars of Tech

    April 12, 2013 12:13 PM EDT In this week’s cover story entitled “Power Trio,” Billboard looks at three of music industry’s most successful music and tech entrepreneurs: Guy Oseary, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter. In addition to managing three of the biggest musicians ever i ...

  18. Backbeat: Guy Oseary, Ashton Kutcher, Scooter Braun And Many More At A-GRade’s Power-Packed SXSW Party

    March 11, 2013 3:50 PM EDT There are moments when South By Southwest Interactive becomes a lot like Hollywood, where crowds of people huddle outside an exclusive party and everyone is on the phone, calling favors to anyone who can let them in. Spotify and Path’s 120 Clu ...

  19. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  20. How Four-Person INDmusic is Monetizing the 'Harlem Shake' Meme for Mad Decent

    February 26, 2013 7:15 AM EST It's Saturday, Feb. 16, and Brandon Martinez has just seen as many total views during the last nine days for his YouTube-based network INDmusic as he has in the company's 18-month existence. That's all courtesy of Baauer' ...

  21. Business Matters: Site-Blocking Shows No Signs of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy

    July 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Site-Blocking Shows No Sign of Being a Quick Fix for Piracy -- Ordering Internet service providers to block access to file-sharing websites doesn't appear to be a quick fix for piracy. But that's hardly a surprise. Campaigns against pira ...

  22. Madonna Tops Lady Gaga for Biggest 2nd Week Sales Drop for a No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, Madonna 's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard ...

  23. Madonna's 'MDNA' Officially Posts Biggest Second-Week Percentage Drop Ever For No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 9:52 AM EDT This week, Madonna's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboar ...

  24. Madonna & Lionel Richie Trade High Fives on Twitter

    April 05, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 Champ and Runner-Up Catch Up Online After Madonna scored her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 yesterday with "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bowed at No. 2, the pair exchanged tweets, congratul ...

  25. Editor's Note: What Role Did Bundling and Exclusives Play in Madonna and Justin Bieber's Big Debuts?

    April 04, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Madonna has the no. 1 album on this week's Billboard 200. She sold 359,000 copies of MDNA compared to Lionel Richie's Tuskegee , which opens with a really impressive 199k first week. But many of Madonna's sales came through a bundle ...

  26. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  27. Madonna Didn't Change 'Girl Gone Wild' Single Title Because of Joe Francis, Rep Says

    February 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST Madonna did not switch the name of her latest single to thwart legal action fromGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, her representative, Liz Rosenberg, tells The Hollywood Reporter. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gon ...

  28. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  29. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna 's " MDNA," was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for ...

  30. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  31. Madonna Releases 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Video & Single

    February 03, 2012 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. Co-Star in the Football-Themed Clip Madonna 's finally giving all her "Luvin" to her fans. Track Review: Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' "Give Me All Your Luvin'," the long-wai ...

  32. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  33. Elton John's Husband Rips Madonna; Stars Trade Barbs at Globes

    January 16, 2012 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The "feud" between Madonna and Elton John may have reached a zenith Sunday night (Jan. 15) at the Golden Globe Awards. Both pop superstars were up for best original song, and traded insults on the red carpet, but after the Material Girl em ...

  34. Madonna Wins Best Song at Golden Globes, Jabs 'Girl' Ricky Gervais

    January 15, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 "Masterpiece," a ballad co-written and sung by Madonna for her new film "W.E.," earned the best original song Golden Globe at the glitz-filled awards gala on Sunday. It was the second Globe for the director-singer, who won for be ...

  35. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  36. Madonna's Deal With Live Nation-Interscope Worth $40 Million - New Album Coming in March

    December 15, 2011 8:07 AM EST Madonna's new album is finished and will be released in March 2012 on Interscope Records, the label and Live Nation Entertainment announced on Thursday morning. The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, was confirmed by sources to Billboard ...

  37. Madonna Signs With Interscope Records

    December 14, 2011 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna has signed with Interscope, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz Wednesday morning (Dec. 14). According to a report in the New York Post , the singer will continue the 10-year multi-rights deal with Live Nation -- said ...

  38. It's Official: Madonna Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 05, 2011 12:38 AM EST 0 0 0 After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans S ...

  39. M.I.A. Confirms Collaboration with Madonna and Nicki Minaj

    November 28, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing third album "/\/\ /\ Y /\" to mixed reviews last year, M.I.A. has been missing in action for most of 2011. However, the electro-dance artist confirmed a juicy collaboration for 2012 over the weekend by announcing that she w ...

  40. Madonna, Manager Respond to 'Give Me All Your Love' Single Leak

    November 09, 2011 7:00 PM EST In response to the leak of a demo of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," the diva says, "My true fans wouldn't do this." She said that to her manager, Guy Oseary, who took to his Twitter account ( @guyosear ...

  41. Madonna, Manager Respond to 'Give Me All Your Love' Single Leak

    November 09, 2011 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 In response to the leak of a demo of Madonna 's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," the diva says, "My true fans wouldn't do this." She said that to her manager, Guy Oseary, who took to his Twitter account ( @guyoseary ...

  42. Madonna Fans Rejoice: New Album Due in Spring 2012

    September 03, 2011 10:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna 's 12th studio album will be released in the spring of 2012, with its first single due out in February or March. The diva announced the news herself in an interview with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT) in Venice, Italy. Madonna ...

  43. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the musi ...

  44. Madonna Starts Recording 12th Studio Album

    July 05, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna has started work on the follow-up to 2008 album "Hard Candy," according to her manager, Guy Oseary. "It's official.. Madonna's 1st day in the recording studio for the new album... Very exciting.. Happy 4th of july... ...

  45. Abe Burns: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Abe Burns Digital Operations, Guy Oseary No two days are alike for Abe Burns, 27, who runs digital operations for the digital ventures and management company of Guy Oseary. For starters, Burns works with the Oseary client roster that includes Mado ...

  46. SoundCloud Receives Investment from Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Fund, Passes 5 Million Users

    June 15, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Sound-sharing site SoundCloud has received an undisclosed amount from A-Grade Fund, the venture capital fund led by actor Ashton Kutcher, artist manager/entrepreneur Guy Oseary and billionaire investor Ron Burkle. At the same time, the company ann ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Madonna Heading into Studio, Bruce Springsteen Talks Clarence Clemons' Stroke

    June 14, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna Heading to Studio Next Month, Says Manager Madonna 's manager Guy Oseary announced on Twitter that the pop star "goes into the recording studio next mon ...

  48. Madonna About To Record New LP, Irving Azoff Says

    February 11, 2011 10:01 AM EST It looks like Madonna is preparing to enter the studio to record a new album, the first under her $100 million multi-rights deal with Live Nation, which another lucrative tour seems likely as well. "They tell me Madonna is about to record, so ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Talks Breasts and Beyonce, Paltrow To Cover Prince on 'Glee'

    February 08, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Talks Breasts, Beyonce, Hubby in Elle Katy Perry graces the March cover of Elle, looking colorfully chic and discussing (among other things) her breasts, her r ...

  50. Madonna to Open Second Gym in Moscow

    December 09, 2010 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna is bringing her workout plan to Europe. The chiseled pop megastar, who just recently launched her first Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City , has announced that she'll open a second gym in Moscow in mid-March 2011. Located near the ...

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