1. Music Biz Vying For Larger Chunk Of TV’s $20 Billion in Upfront Ad Dollars

    April 25, 2014 5:09 PM EDT This story was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard . The upfront season — when media companies secure some $20 billion in early advertising buys with TV, cable and radio networks and online content companies — is underway, and inc ...

  2. Morning Fix: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' Battle for Best Song Oscar; Drake, ID-PR Split Post-Rolling Stone Debacle; Paco de Lucia Remembered by Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, More

    February 28, 2014 8:47 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE PHARRELL, U2, KAREN O, 'FROZEN': WHO WILL WIN THE BATTLE FOR THIS WEEKEND'S BEST SONG OSCAR? Just two years ago, the Academy Awards telecast didn't feature a song performance — p ...

  3. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Why We Need Another Award Show (Q&A)

    February 27, 2014 12:45 PM EST Wednesday’s news that Clear Channel would be entering the highly competitive TV awards arena on May 1 with the iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing on NBC from 8 p.m.-11p.m. ET/PT, has been expected since September. But the relatively quick turnaround ...

  4. Clear Channel, NBC To Air iHeartRadio Music Awards May 1

    February 26, 2014 9:27 AM EST Clear Channel will air its first iHeartRadio Music Awards on NBC May 1, the company announced today, a three-hour, fan-voted award show set to air from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Clear Channel Media and Entertainmen ...

  5. Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin with Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood

    January 08, 2014 5:26 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment got such an overwhelming response to country music performers during the iHeartRadio Music Festivals, they've decided to start one geared toward country fans. The first iHeartRadio Country Festival will b ...

  6. John Sykes, Robert Sillerman on New Clear Channel, SFX Partnership: 'We Want to Be the Best'

    January 06, 2014 11:25 AM EST The just-announced SFX-Clear Channel partnership “came together rather quickly,” says John Sykes, Clear Channel’s president of entertainment enterprises, in part to match the speed of EDM’s development. “[EDM] is the fastest-growing music genre ...

  7. How Beyonce Shocked Radio, Too: An Exclusive Q&A With Clear Channel's John Sykes

    December 19, 2013 11:14 AM EST 2 0 0 Add the president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises to the long list of those surprised by Beyonce's sudden album release last week. The industry legend discusses how the broadcasting giant quickly sprang into action for its audience H ...

  8. Why Clear Channel Expanded Jingle Ball To A 12-City Tour

    December 12, 2013 2:39 AM EST Clear Channel’s first-ever IHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, which kicked off Dec. 2 in Dallas, has turned its annual holiday pop concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden into a national touring franchise. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & ...

  9. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  10. John Sykes to Receive Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

    October 08, 2013 12:24 PM EDT John Sykes, Clear Channel's president of entertainment enterprises, will be presented with the T.J. Martell Foundation's Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at the events upcoming ceremony in New York. Former President Bill Clint ...

  11. Clear Channel Prepping IHeartRadio Country Music Fest, TV Awards For 2014 (Exclusive)

    September 23, 2013 8:21 AM EDT In a wide-ranging video Q&A (below) at the IHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas with Billboard Saturday night, John Sykes, Clear Channel president of entertainment enterprises and Tom Poleman, Clear Channel President of national programming p ...

  12. How Harvey Weinstein, Presidents Obama and Clinton Almost Reunited Led Zeppelin

    July 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT Harvey Weinstein readily admits he's a pit bull, particularly when it comes to philanthropic work. Case in point: When the mogul needed the music industry's biggest names to perform at the 12-12-12 concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy v ...

  13. Elton John, Trace Adkins Among Big Names Backing iHeartRadio’s 'Show Your Stripes' Campaign

    July 19, 2013 12:15 AM EDT About a year ago, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises president John Sykes was flying home from California to New York when a flight attendant asked if he’d like to sit next to a war hero. “It was an army ranger whose everyday job was to jump ...

  14. New Music Seminar 2013: Frank Cooper, John Sykes, Rio Caraeff Talk Brand Partnerships, Mobile at ‘State of The Industry’

    June 10, 2013 5:21 PM EDT You can’t accuse the 2013 New Music Seminar of thinking small. The conference kicked off Monday morning with a wide-ranging “State of the Industry” panel featuring Frank Cooper , the chief marketing officer of PepsiCo; John Sykes , the president ...

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  16. Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?

    December 20, 2012 7:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief last week, but that probably isn't the reason why he's the only musical performer not featured on the album of the ...

  17. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  18. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  19. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights f ...

  20. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  21. 12-12-12: Watch the Concert For Sandy Relief Here Tonight Live at 7:30

    December 12, 2012 1:13 PM EST Tonight, (Wed, Dec. 12), 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief brings a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans at the venue and millions -- if not billions -- bey ...

  22. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  23. Morning Fix: Clear Channel-MSG's Hurricane Sandy Benefit; Billboard Touring Awards; Pandora Cuts Into Sales, Downloads: Study

    November 09, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters ROGER WATERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL DIAMOND, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY GAGA AMONG 2012 BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS WINNERS: Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, ...

  24. Backbeat: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Taylor Swift Going Pop, Clear Channel Royalty Pact

    September 24, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (left) who told Taylor Swift (right) when she was making her new album Red the she had "artistic license" to head in any music direction she wanted. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Big Machine Label Grou ...

  25. Clear Channel's John Sykes On Green Day at IHeartRadio: 'If a Set Goes Long, We Don't Care'

    September 24, 2012 11:23 AM EDT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong tosses the neck of his guitar into the crowd following his expletive-filled rant at the end of the band's IHeartRadio set Friday night. (Photo: Getty Images) How did Clear Channel get No Doubt, Rihanna, T ...

  26. Backbeat: No Doubt, Green Day, Clear Channel Execs Backstage At IHeartRadio Festival

    September 24, 2012 10:38 AM EDT Members of No Doubt pose with Billboard's Andrew Hampp and their Billboard cover from August 18. "It's sort of the Super Bowl of music," Clear Channel 's programming chief Tom Poleman told Billboard days before the officia ...

  27. iHeartRadio 2012: New Jonas Brothers, 'Staged' Green Day + More Backstage

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final night of the second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas ended on an energetic note, with uptempo sets from the likes of Taylor Swift , P!nk , Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris , Brad Paisley, Deadmau5 , Aerosmith and Pitbull -- no ...

  28. John Sykes Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012

    John Sykes Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012

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  29. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  30. Lyor Cohen on Music's Future: 'I Hate When A&R Guys Tell Me Rock Is Dead'

    June 19, 2012 8:54 AM EDT The New Music Seminar's Panel "Crystal Ball Movement: Music Business Visionaries Predict the Future" ( From left): Tyler Gray, Editorial Director, Fast Company; John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment; NMS Founder/Executi ...

  31. Clear Channel Acquires Stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions

    January 31, 2012 8:10 AM EST Radio giant Clear Channel said Tuesday that it has acquired an unspecified minority stake in Ryan Seacrest Productions, the production company created by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, giving it a foothold in the TV industry as it looks to push ...

  32. John Sykes Named President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises

    January 17, 2012 2:41 PM EST NEW YORK - Radio giant Clear Channel has named music and entertainment industry veteran John Sykes, a former president of VH-1, to the newly created role of president, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, in which he will help build new busine ...

  33. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  34. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  35. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  36. Thin Lizzy Raids Vaults For 'Dangerous' Live Album

    February 25, 2009 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Thin Lizzy, the celebrated Irish hard rock band, returns with "Still Dangerous: Live at the Tower Theater Philadelphia 1977," a long-lost classic concert recording, on March 3. Guitarist Scott Gorham,who relaunched the band in 1996 as a tr ...

  37. MTV President Of Network Dev To Exit

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Sykes, president of network development at MTV Networks and part of the executive team that developed and launched MTV, is leaving the company at month's end. An MTVN spokesman on Tuesday confirmed Sykes' imminent departure. Sources ...

  38. Infinity Ups Hollander; Sykes Shifts To MTV

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting has promoted president/COO Joel Hollander to chairman/CEO. The move has been widely anticipated, ever since reports began leaking that John Sykes would step down as Infi Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting has p ...

  39. Infinity Bows Broad-Based Marketing Plan For Labels

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting today (Sept. 8) unveiled a new marketing campaign for record labels at meetings in New York and Los Angeles. Infinity Broadcasting today (Sept. 8) unveiled a new marketing campaign for record labels at meetings in New York an ...

  40. Infinity Bows Broad-Based Marketing Plan For Labels

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initiative features tailored radio programming. Infinity Broadcasting today (Sept. 8) unveiled a new marketing campaign for record labels at meetings in New York and Los Angeles. Dubbed "Infinity Street Date," the multi-platform initiati ...

  41. Clinton, Carey, Arie Celebrate Music In School

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton yesterday (June 26) joined pop singers Mariah Carey and India.Arie at a Newark, N.J., elementary school to celebrate the restoration of instrumental music classes. V Former U.S. President Bill Clinton yesterday (Ju ...