1. CAA, WME, Windish, ICM, Paradigm, AGI Execs Discuss Agents' Expanding Roles at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 6:38 PM EST “Be the first one there,” Windish Agency president Tom Windish said when describing his process of securing new acts, like new client Lorde. “I need to hear about it before anyone else does,” the agent said during a panel on the closing day (Nov ...

  2. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut ...

  3. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards With Irving Azoff, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Others

    May 21, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Interscope's Dennis Dennehy (left) poses with Robin Thicke backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Jem Aswad) It's one thing to be backstage at a show where extremely famous people are bustling in and out a few feet away from yo ...

  4. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  5. Kiss Lets Fans Vote For Upcoming Tour Stops

    April 07, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss' upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be entirely routed based on demand at event-based social networking site Eventful, a first for a major act. Fans will "demand" where Kiss will perform on their tour across the top-voted North ...

  6. Katy Perry Ready For First Headlining Tour

    January 23, 2009 10:41 AM EST 0 0 0 With digital sales still robust for her two breakthrough singles, Katy Perry will launch her first headlining tour Jan. 23 at the Showbox in Seattle. She'll make a brief detour to perform Feb. 8 at the Grammy Awards as part of the My Grammy Mom ...

  7. CAA Ups Music Agents

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Essig, Huie and Rose expand responsibilities. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has given new responsibilities to three well-known music department agents, effective immediately. Rod Essig and John Huie will now oversee the company's Nashville of ...