1. Scooter Braun, Will.i.am, Amanda Palmer and More Argue for Artists' Role in the Music Industry During Inaugural 'Disruptor' Talk

    October 30, 2013 12:47 PM EDT In a debate streamed live yesterday titled "Has tech killed the music industry?" -- which you can watch in full below -- panelist and artist manager Scooter Braun proclaimed, "It's not about addressing ‘Will the music industr ...

  2. Backbeat: The Orchard Rocks Villa Party At MIDEM

    January 27, 2013 8:11 AM EST In what has become a MIDEM tradition, The Orchard held its annual reception at the Villa D’Estelle in Cannes Saturday night to officially kick off three nights of festivities. This year’s party was perhaps the most packed yet, with music label, p ...

  3. Lucian Grainge, Michael Lynton, will.i.am to Co-Host Inaugural Innovation Summit

    January 16, 2013 6:07 PM EST The Innovation Forum , a summit composed of entertainment and business leaders from the U.S. and U.K. co-sponsored by the Founder's Forum and UK Trade & Investment will come together Feb. 4-5 in Los Angeles, kicking off 2013 Grammy week. ...

  4. Songkick, Andrew Bird Launch Crowdfunded Tour

    October 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird today announces his next tour: a 12-city South American affair in February that's unlike any other tour that the 39-year-old indie rock musician has ever put on. Bird teamed up with U.K. concert-discovery startup Songkick to try o ...

  5. Exclusive: Songkick Allows Artists To Update Tour Data With Tourbox

    May 29, 2012 9:40 PM EDT Songkick, an online repository for concert information, has made it easier for artists to get their tour dates to a multitude of digital services like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo. Called Tourbox , the new product allows any artist to tap directly in ...

  6. Billboard Touring Conference Gets Underway With Panels on Social Media, Tour and Production Management

    November 09, 2011 7:05 PM EST Pinky Gonzales, SVP, West Coast Operations, BubbleUp Ltd.(standing). Sitting Left to Right:Jeff White, VP of Business Development, ShowClix.Kip Levin, EVP/eCommerce, Ticketmaster. Nathan Hoy, VP of Music, ReverbNation. Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder, CEO ...

  7. Billboard's 2011 Touring Conference and Awards Kicks Off

    November 09, 2011 5:07 PM EST Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard. The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference kicked off its first morning with a pair of panels that brought together executives, touring managers and producers to talk about some of the current key issues facin ...

  8. This Week In Music Video Interview: Songkick's Ian Hogarth

    August 29, 2011 11:01 AM EDT For Billboard.biz's new weekly video excerpt from Topspin CEO Ian Roger's "This Week In Music" web program, we feature Rogers' interview with Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder and CEO of Songkick , the concert platform for music fan ...

  9. Songkick App Hits 100,000 Activations; CEO Ian Hogarth Optimistic About Live Music Market

    June 22, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Concert listings site Songkick has a popular new iPhone app and its CEO is optimistic about live music in 2011. Not a bad way to start the 2011 summer concert season. The company's two-week-old app that touts "100,000 concerts in your po ...

  10. Songkick Raises Nearly $2 Million

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST Live music site Songkick has raised $1.9 million of a $2 million funding round, according to a new SEC filing . The funding was confirmed to Billboard by CEO and co-founder Ian Hogarth. He would not specify the source of the funding but told Billb ...

  11. MIDEM In Transition: A Startup's Perspective, By Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ian Hogarth is the co-founder and CEO of Songkick, a London-based startup that allows fans to organize and track their favorite bands and track concerts and dates. Billboard.biz welcomes guest colums - contact Jem.Aswad@billboard.com or any Billbo ...

  12. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  13. Songkick Data Meshed With Yahoo’s Search Results

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick is seeking to expand its footprint through a partnership with Yahoo. The London-based company is now supplying its concert listings for Yahoo’s search results in the U.S. Yahoo has access to its entire database through its API, says Songk ...

  14. Songkick Lands Partnerships With YouTube, Vevo

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Songkick has launched content partnerships with YouTube and Vevo, co-founder and CEO Ian Hogarth exclusively revealed to Billboard. These and other content syndication deals are helping to make the young London-based company a player in online con ...

  15. @SXSW: Billboard.biz Q&A With Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz caught up with Songkick co-founder/CEO Ian Hogarth following his SXSW presentation on how the Internet is disrupting the concert industry . During the chat, discussed his service, how it encourages people to attend more concerts and ...

  16. @SXSW: Start-Ups That Are Changing The Concert Business

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : "How the Internet Is Disrupting the Concert Industry" Participants : Ian Hogharth (Songkick) The presentation gave a quick primer on the concert industry, followed by a snapshot of how new start-ups are impacting how concerts are ...

  17. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...