1. CMJ Accused of Hiding Funds, Avoiding Loan Repayment By John Scher's Metropolitan Entertainment (Updated)

    October 17, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Metropolitan Entertainment, a New York-based concert promotions, management and label company headed up by John Scher, is suing CMJ, the company behind the New York music festival -- currently underway -- and magazine for loans and interest give ...

  2. Art Garfunkel Cancels Tour, Citing Lingering Vocal Problems

    October 05, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Art Garfunkel has scrapped remaining tour dates in support of his new album, "The Singer," because of persistent vocal cord problems, a spokesperson confirmed on Friday. Garfunkel had been scheduled to perform six dates in October througho ...

  3. Metropolitan Talent Co-CEO Explains CMJ Merger

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Friday's announced merger between Metropolitan Talent and CMJ is designed to tap into CMJ's deep equity in college radio by bringing more live events to colleges and vitalize artist development from college markets, according to John Sch ...

  4. Metropolitan Talent To Cut Staff

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of industry speculation regarding the future of Metropolitan Talent and rumored cash flow problems, senior management at the company - co-CEO's John Scher and Al Cafaro, and CFO Errol Antzis - now say they will lay off and furloug ...

  5. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonn ...

  6. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonn ...

  7. Metropolitan Talent Secures Major Capital Investment

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Metropolitan Talent received a major capital injection through its new strategic partnership with Plainfield Asset Management LLC of Greenwich, Conn. "We are now in a position with Plainfield to financially compete for any deal that's ou ...

  8. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Representatives from the National Organization for Women's (NOW) New York chapter demonstrate outside the office of Woodstock '99 promoter/producer John Scher to protest the violence aga 2004 - African author, com ...

  9. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Representatives from the National Organization for Women's (NOW) New York chapter demonstrate outside the office of Woodstock '99 promoter/producer John Scher to protest the violence aga 2004 - African author, com ...

  10. Clear Channel, John Scher Settle Legal Dispute

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Music Group and New York promoter John Scher have settled their longstanding legal dispute. Details were not disclosed. The legal wrangling between Scher and CCE has been long and compli Clear Channel Music Group and New York promote ...

  11. Metropolitan Talent To Book Intimate N.Y. Hall.

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT seat, Upper West Side location recently overhauled. Metropolitan Talent Presents has signed an exclusive booking deal with the New York Society for Ethical Culture to book shows at the latter’s home on New York’s Upper West Side. The 850-seat, ...

  12. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  13. Scher Cleared For Return To Promoting

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, is free to promote concerts again after a judge ruled his non-compete clause with Clear Channel Entertainment is terminate Veteran entertainment entrepreneur John Scher, ...

  14. Observers Hoped For Trial In CCC, NIPP Case

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the settlement in the closely watched case between Denver's Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC), some industry observers are expressing disappointment NASHVILLE -- Following the settlement in ...

  15. Simon & Garfunkel Prep To Go Back Out In June

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Plans are under way for another leg of the hugely successful Simon &amp; Garfunkel tour, Billboard.biz has learned. Plans are under way for another leg of the hugely successful Simon & Garfunkel tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The 2003 ou ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by ...

  17. Weir's Other Plans Include Ratdog, Collaborations

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While the future of the Grateful Dead offshoot the Other Ones (featuring all four living founders) is unclear beyond a New Year's show in Oakland, Calif., vocalist/guitarist Bob Weir says he plans to While the future of the Grateful Dead offsho ...

  18. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by ...