1. The Roots Picnic Will Expand to New York City This October: Exclusive

    June 06, 2016 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 D'Angelo, John Mayer, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne and Nile Rodgers will headline. It's official: the Roots Picnic is expanding to New York City. The long-running festival, held for the last nine years in the band's hometown of Philadelp ...

  2. The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae To Perform At Roots Picnic 2014: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe are among the performers who will be gracing the stage at this year's 7th annual Roots Picnic. In its seventh year, the festival will take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturda ...

  3. Philly Fourth Of July Jam Partners With VH1 on Nat'l Broadcast, Live Streaming

    January 09, 2013 2:32 PM EST America's largest free concert is coming to your house to help you party it down The annual Philly Fourth of July Jam announced today it is partnering with VH1 for exclusive broadcast, digital and live streaming rights. The concert will be av ...

  4. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Moves to Atlantic Records, Tour Cancellation Explained

    December 11, 2012 9:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross is moving his label, Maybach Music Group, from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records. Shortly after rumors of the move hit, Rick Ross spoke with through Miami's 99 Jamz to speak about his recent tour cancellation, and to confirm what he ca ...

  5. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Moves to Atlantic Records; Warner Urban Not Shutting Down

    December 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST gRick Ross is moving his label, Maybach Music Group, to from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records. Shortly after rumors of the move hit, Rick Ross spoke with through Miami's 99 Jamz to speak about his recent tour cancellation , and to confirm wha ...

  6. Shawn Gee, Peter Schwartz, Jason Miller Discuss Hip-Hop-EDM Revival, Touring Without A Label, Branding Explosion

    November 08, 2012 1:15 PM EST Touring Without A Label, Branding Deal EDM and Hip Hop In The Morning (from left to right): Jason Miller, President, Live Nation New York; Chang Weisberg, Founder, Guerilla Union; Peter Schwartz, Agent, The Agency Group discuss. (Photo: Michael Se ...

  7. Urban Power List: Shawn Gee

    January 12, 2012 3:57 PM EST Shawn Gee President of music and entertainment, SEFG Website: sefgllc.com King of the Road Shawn Gee has mastered the full package. With a background on Wall Street, Gee parlayed his interest in finance into music and entertainment, becoming a cen ...

  8. Jill Scott: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 24, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A word that captures Jill Scott's vibe of late? "Free." "That's the word I've been using," Scott says with a laugh. She's calling in from Baltimore, one of the stopovers on a promotional tour in support of her ...

  9. Billboard Bits: Matthew Morrison Announces Tour, Ke$ha to Perform on Nickelodeon's 'Victorious'

    April 01, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee's' Matthew Morrison Announces Summer Tour Matthew Morrison, aka Mr. Schuester on "Glee," has announced a 22-city nationwide tour this summe ...

  10. Lil Wayne's Post-Prison 'I Am Still Music' Tour Is His Biggest In Gross, Attendance

    April 01, 2011 10:19 AM EDT When Lil Wayne was released from prison, his fans were waiting on him - in a big way. Wayne's I Am Still Music tour, which began March 16 in Providence, R.I., basically picked up where Wayne left off as one of hip-hop's elite touring art ...

  11. Travis Barker: Inside His Hip-Hop Passion Project

    February 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravis Barker outshines Lil Wayne , Rick Ross , Game and Swizz Beatz on his debut single, and he does it without saying a word. On the track "Can a Drummer Get Some," which hit iTunes on Feb. 1, the Blink-182 percussionist delivers a swin ...

  12. Fake Email Sent To Promoters About Bogus Lil Wayne Tour

    November 16, 2010 12:53 PM EST 0 0 0 On August 2010, a lawsuit was brought against a man who was caught impersonating Lil Wayne 's manager Cortez Bryant and booking and collecting money from promoters after falsely booking Young Money artist Drake for shows. Nicki Minaj: The Billb ...

  13. Drake Tour 80% Sold Out

    September 25, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 About 18 months ago, Drake's business manager Shawn Gee and ICM booking agent Robert Gibbs mapped out a touring plan that aimed to have the Toronto MC playing arenas by his second album. So far, the blueprint to build the rapper's touring ...

  14. Drake: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: May-Aug. Support: Francis & the Lights , Mike Posner Ticket prices: $40-$45 (Purchase tickets here ) Most rappers don't dedicate time to building a strong touring fan base. But even before the June 15 release of his debut full-length ...

  15. Maxwell and Jill Scott: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: Through June Ticket prices: $49-$125 (Purchase tickets here ) This is by far the must-see R&B package tour of the summer. After a seven-year hiatus, Maxwell released his fourth studio album in 2009, "BLACKsummer'snight," wh ...

  16. Lil Wayne's Amazon Leak Swells To Flood As 'Rebirth' Hits The Web

    December 17, 2009 12:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne 's bad week took a further turn for the worse on Wednesday night (Dec. 16) as "Rebirth," the long-delayed follow-up album to his chart-topping "The Carter III," leaked on the internet more than six weeks bef ...

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Lil Wayne Tour Producer Shawn Gee

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Sports & Entertainment Financial Group's Shawn Gee signed on last fall as the producer/business manager of Lil Wayne's planned tour of North American arenas and amphitheaters, his mission was to "help redefine Wayne within ...

  18. Lil Wayne 2008-2009 Tours Gross $42 Million

    September 08, 2009 3:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final numbers are in for Lil Wayne 's 2008-2009 North American touring, and it looks like the rapper will have the highest grossing hip-hop tour of the year -- and the most lucrative rap jaunt that Billboard has ever tracked. Seventy-eight ...

  19. Lil Wayne Tops Hip-Hop Tours

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The final numbers are in for Lil Wayne's 2008-2009 North American touring, and it looks like the rapper will have the highest grossing hip-hop tour of the year -- and the most lucrative rap jaunt that Billboard has ever tracked. Seventy-eight ...

  20. Philly Artists Team For NBA Concerts

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the Roots, and Musiq Soulchild, will return home Feb. 8-9 for the Philly All-Star Concert Series, as part of the 2002 NBA All A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B ...