1. 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 ...

  2. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  3. Business Matters: Is Madonna Behind Live Nation's Stock Surge?

    February 03, 2012 6:14 PM EST Live Nation Stock Jumped After Madonna Tour Announcement Are investors excited about Madonna's upcoming tour? Or are they increasingly convinced the concert business has left its troubles behind? Maybe a bit of both. Live Nation's stock ...

  4. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  5. Billboard Power 100: Randy Phillips

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 15 Randy Phillips President/CEO AEG Live Twitter: @aeglive "Look, There's Randy!" As coverage of Michael Jackson's 2009 death deluged TVs across the world, most were thinking, "I can't believe Jackson died." ...

  6. Enrique Iglesias: 'Latin Artists Are Here to Stay'

    May 20, 2011 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The year was 1999, and Enrique Iglesias kept hearing two words that made him cringe: "Latin explosion." "It always used to be mind-boggling to me, because it almost always sounded like we were a fad and that we were going to disappear ...

  7. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  8. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y. ...

  9. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 N icki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour , as reported by Billboard last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj before she performed at Casio's TRYX OUT: NYC 2011 Launch Party in New York Thursday night ...

  10. Sources: Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 N icki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour, after Enrique Iglesias abruptly pulled out hours after the tour was announced, sources have told Billboard. Minaj is currently on th ...

  11. Beyonce, Usher, Furtado's Gigs For Gadhafi Raise The Question: Which Private Shows Are Unethical?

    March 02, 2011 3:32 PM EST Moammar Gadhafi (Photo: Salah Malkawi/Getty Images) As revenues from recorded music and other sectors dwindle, corporate and private shows are welcome income for artists at all levels. But given the negative publicity artists including Beyonce, Ma ...

  12. Michael Jackson Was Sick Days Before Death, Says Choreographer

    January 04, 2011 4:17 PM EST 0 0 0 A choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson on his ill-fated concert tour told a judge Tuesday he clashed with Jackson's doctor and others over the superstar's health six days before he died. Choreographer Kenny Ortega testified that h ...

  13. Pink Moves 3 Million Tickets with Funhouse Tour

    August 09, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ink moved a total of 3 million concert tickets on her 2009-2010 worldwide tour, according to a statement on behalf of U.K. tour promoter Marshall Arts. The artist stepped up to become a major global touring act in 2010. Indeed, she is one of the f ...

  14. Kanye? Feh! Irving Azoff is Tweeting!

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The most powerful man in the music business started tweeting this week. And we don't mean Kanye West. Twitter's 125 million-plus user base grew by one very surprising entry on Tuesday when Ticketmaster CEO/Live Nation chairman Irving Azo ...

  15. AEG Live CEO: Talks With Labels Nothing New

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent reports that AEG Live, the concert promotion division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, is seeking a major label to buy a minority stake in the company is “not a new story,” according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. “We’ve been approached by ...

  16. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there wit ...

  17. Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

    May 26, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join The Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the Ar ...

  18. Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Mexican Artists Cancel Arizona Concerts In Protest

    May 18, 2010 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regional ...

  19. Coachella Festival Sets Attendance Record

    April 21, 2010 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts that performed were Jay- ...

  20. Coachella Hits Record Attendance

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts performing were Jay-Z, ...

  21. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 09, 2010 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Usher and his creative team began tossing around ideas for his next album, they had one goal in mind: to get his swagger back. "I had checked out," the singer acknowledges. "I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, t ...

  22. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." ...

  23. AEG Execs Discuss The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the posthumous Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" reportedly grossed more than $100 million worldwide in its first week, the behind-the-scenes work by concert promoters AEG Live to deliver the film could have made for its own fi ...

  24. 'This Is It' - The Inside Story Of The Michael Jackson Movie

    October 30, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 For "This Is It," Michael Jackson 's planned 50-concert residency at London's O2 Arena, the star's sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star ...

  25. The Inside Story: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For “This Is It,” Michael Jackson’s planned 50-concert residency at London’s O2 Arena, the star’s sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star’s vision never realized. n ...

  26. AEG's Randy Phillips To Go Behind The Scenes Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Saga

    October 27, 2009 2:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and a group of top AEG executives will discuss how the Michael Jackson "This Is It" saga played out behind the scenes for the Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 5. Phillips, along with P ...

  27. AEG Execs To Discuss Jackson's 'This Is It' At Billboard Confab

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and a group of top AEG executives will discuss how the Michael Jackson "This Is It" saga played out behind the scenes for the Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 5. Phillips, along with ...

  28. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzz ...

  29. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzz ...

  30. AEG Live CEO Discusses Michael Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 13, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG L ...

  31. Jackson Family Says Concert Plans Too Much For Him

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father said the King of Pop was not ready to perform 50 shows in London, in a TV interview that aired the day the singer was scheduled to start his long-awaited comeback. Joe Jackson told ABC News that his son told him that ...

  32. AEG Live CEO Discusses Michael Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 12, 2009 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson , Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson's 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, ...

  33. AEG Live CEO Discusses Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG ...

  34. Strong Demand For Jackson Souvenirs

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to reports, 40% to 50% of those contacting the original ticket seller for the Michael Jackson concerts have opted to receive the souvenir ticket rather than a refund. As well as offering a full refund, AEG Live said the 750,000-plus fans ...

  35. Randy Phillips: MJ Tribute Concert

    Randy Phillips: MJ Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2009 9:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips talks about a possible tribute show that uses Michael Jackson's elaborate stage production. stage production , Randy Phillips , O2 Arena , Michael Jackson , aeg live , AEG , Randy Phillips , Michael Jackson Videos Ra ...

  36. Randy Phillips: MJ Ticket Refunds

    Randy Phillips: MJ Ticket Refunds

    July 02, 2009 9:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips gives update about ticket refunds for Michael Jackson’s canceled concerts at O2 Arena in London. ticket refunds , Randy Phillips , cancelled concerts , O2 Arena , Michael Jackson , London , aeg live , AEG , Randy Phillips ...

  37. Randy Phillips: O2 Arena Bookings

    Randy Phillips: O2 Arena Bookings

    July 02, 2009 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips touches on what will happen to O2 Arena bookings in light of Michael Jackson’s death. Death , Randy Phillips , cancelled concerts , O2 Arena , Michael Jackson , aeg live , arena bookings , AEG , Randy Phillips , Death Vid ...

  38. Randy Phillips: MJ Insurance

    Randy Phillips: MJ Insurance

    July 02, 2009 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips discusses insurance policy for canceled Michael Jackson concerts. insurance , Death , Randy Phillips , O2 Arena , ticket refund , cancelled , policy , Michael Jackson , tour , aeg live Videos Randy Phillips Death Michael ...

  39. Exclusive: AEG's Randy Phillips Talks About Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our busi ...

  40. Video: AEG’s Phillips Discusses Canceled Michael Jackson Concerts

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips sat down with media outlets today (July 2) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to discuss the fallout of what would have been a 50-show run by Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London. Jackson's concerts at the O ...

  41. Exclusive: AEG Live CEO Addresses Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our bu ...

  42. Promoter: Michael Jackson Tribute Shows Likely

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The promoter who booked Michael Jackson for a sold-out comeback tour said Tuesday that footage of the singer's rehearsals may be released in future, and that an all-star tribute show based on his canceled concerts is likely to take place. Ran ...

  43. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Announced By AEG

    June 29, 2009 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live has announced that full refunds will be given to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the ...

  44. Jackson Family Gathers, Questions AEG Role

    June 27, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Most of Michael Jackson's family members have gathered in their Encino compound, where they are contemplating funeral arrangements and caring for his three children. They are feeling confused, upset and angry by the lack of information about th ...

  45. Person Close To Jacksons: Will, AEG Role Unclear

    June 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Most of Michael Jackson's family members have gathered in their Encino compound, where they are contemplating funeral arrangements and caring for his three children. They are feeling confused, upset and angry by the lack of information about ...

  46. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 26, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friends, music luminaries and fans from around the world and around the web reacted to the news of Michael Jackson's death on June 25 with thoughts on his life and legacy. "I can't stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired ...

  47. AEG Facing $85 Million-Plus Jackson Ticket Refund

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena in London has informed Michael Jackson fans that details of how to obtain refunds will be revealed "in due course," while president and CEO of AEG Live Randy Phillips paid tribute to the singer. Billboard.biz understands AEG ...

  48. Fortune At Stake On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 8:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been so ...

  49. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

  50. AEG CEO: Michael Jackson Concert Concerns 'Not True'

    June 03, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans outs ...

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