1. Madison Square Garden Company Appoints Sean Creamer Exec VP & CFO

    August 06, 2014 2:10 AM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company has secured the services of former Arbitron Inc president and CEO Sean Creamer to oversee its financial and accounting matters.  Creamer will join MSG as executive vp and cfo with effect from Sept. 1. As a member ...

  2. Electronic Music Magazine Resident Advisor Introduces Ticket Reselling

    August 05, 2014 6:02 PM EDT Resident Advisor  has launched its own ticket resale service.  Ticketmaster UK Follows US in Upgrading CAPTCHA, Bane of Ticket-Buyers The U.K.-based online electronic music magazine announced the news  on its website. "The service aims to era ...

  3. Three Dead, 100 Hospitalized After Veld and Boonstock Festivals

    August 05, 2014 12:56 PM EDT Three people died and close to 100 people have been taken to hospital following two Canadian music festivals held on opposiite sides of the country over the long weekend (August 2-4). In Toronto, a 20-year-old woman and 22-year-old man died after ...

  4. Musictoday Spun Off From Live Nation, Acquired by Delivery Agent

    August 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Musictoday, an e-commerce company for the music industry founded by Coran Capshaw (current CEO of Red Light Management), has been acquired by interactive-commerce company The Delivery Agent. Under majority ownership by Live Nation since 2006 , Mus ...

  5. Exclusive: SFX, MasterCard Announce Global Multi-Year Partnership

    August 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT MasterCard and SFX Entertainment will announce a global multi-year partnership that will make MasterCard the exclusive financial services sponsor of SFX's many platforms, as well as an integrated technology partner in improving fan experience ...

  6. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Tops $100 Million, 'Everybody’s Winning'

    August 05, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Jay Z and Beyonce 's On The Run tour wraps in North America with two nights at AT&T Park in San Francisco, both tonight (August 5) and tomorrow night (August 6). The pair's 19 North American shows will gross over $100 million in tick ...

  7. Vince Power Slams 'Vindictive' Rights Society Following Live Ban in U.K.

    August 04, 2014 12:21 PM EDT British concert promoter Vince Power has responded to a High Court ruling last week that effectively banned him from staging any music events in public until a dispute with the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS for Music) is resolved. PRS, ...

  8. Keith Urban 'Horrified' by Alleged Rape at Concert

    August 03, 2014 12:16 PM EDT Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston. Boston Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping Girl During Keith Urban Concert Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston ...

  9. Concerts on Yahoo Make Best of Industry Struggles

    August 02, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens. Live Nation's partnership with Yahoo to stream one live concert every day is a rare win for music fans. The series, which began with the Dave Matthews Band ...

  10. Why Wall Street Loves Live Nation

    August 01, 2014 1:18 PM EDT Investors like what they’re seeing from Live Nation. Shares of the world’s biggest concert promoter have risen 21 percent year to date and 47 percent in the past year. Over those time periods, the overall New York Stock Exchange, on which Live N ...

  11. Live Nation Revenue Down 1 Percent in Second Quarter

    July 31, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Live Nation revenue declined 1 percent in the second quarter, the company announced Thursday, giving the world's largest concert promoter and ticket seller a rare -- but not unexpected -- hiccup during a period of health in the live event bus ...

  12. Billy Joel Hits Hot Tours Home Run on Ballpark Run

    July 31, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Billy Joel makes his second appearance of the summer at No. 1 on the weekly listing of Hot Tours, with sales reported from his third sold-out concert at a Major League Baseball stadium. He leads this week's slate of performers with a $4.2 mil ...

  13. Vans Warped Tour's Nashville Stop Illustrates an Evolving Fest

    July 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys hit Nashville yesterday, where about 12,000 turned out to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds to see upwards of 100 bands. Tour founder/producer Kevin Lyman tells Billboard that attendance will hit about 520, ...

  14. Boston Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping Girl During Keith Urban Concert

    July 29, 2014 9:53 PM EDT An 18-year-old Boston man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl during a Keith Urban concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., on July 26. Keith Urban Fans Taken to Hospital During Massachusetts Concert The teenage gir ...

  15. R. Kelly Dropped From Ohio Festival After Protests

    July 29, 2014 12:15 PM EDT R. Kelly has been dropped from the lineup of an Ohio music festival following complaints about his past as an alleged sexual predator. The musician was slated to perform on the opening day of the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival over Labor D ...

  16. Natalie Imbruglia Signs with ICM Partners for Concerts, New Album Coming

    July 29, 2014 12:48 AM EDT Natalie Imbruglia has signed with ICM Partners’ concerts department, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The pop singer’s debut album, 1997’s Left of the Middle , sold seven million copies worldwide and featured the single “Torn,” whic ...

  17. More Ted Nugent Shows Canceled by Indian Tribe

    July 28, 2014 7:04 PM EDT A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn't want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it's canceling Nugent's concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the ...

  18. Lionel Richie to Be Named Legend of Live at Billboard Touring Awards

    July 25, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The reception is the culmination of the annual  Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , now in its ...

  19. Katy Perry Sets Hot Tours Pace With Prismatic Run

    July 24, 2014 8:53 PM EDT Perry's blockbuster tour kicked off in the U.S. on June 22. Katy Perry tops the weekly slate of Hot Tours with sales reported from five cities on the four-month North American swing of her Prismatic Tour, which kicked off in the U.S. on June ...

  20. Former Asia Singer Sues Las Vegas Casino Over 'Rock Vault' Show

    July 24, 2014 8:46 AM EDT After being fired from the Las Vegas musical Raiding the Rock Vault, co-director John Payne has fired off an expansive lawsuit that claims breach of contract, copyright violations and slander. Payne was a lead singer in the British prog rock group ...

  21. New Traveling Festival Will Bring Bass Music to 20 Cities This Fall (Exclusive)

    July 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT A new music festival geared toward fans of electronic bass music, a heavy sub-genre under the EDM umbrella, will travel to 20 U.S. cities this September and October. Called Safe in Sound, it will feature Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Zeds Dead ...

  22. Cyber Thieves Compromised 1,000 StubHub Accounts: Officials

    July 23, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said. Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled a ...

  23. AEG's Lee Zeidman Promoted to President, Staples Center

    July 23, 2014 1:01 AM EDT Lee Zeidman has been promoted to the newly created position president, Staples Center, it was announced by Dan Beckerman, president and ceo, AEG, developers and owners of the Los Angeles arena. Additionally, Zeidman will simultaneously be elevated ...

  24. Shania Twain to End Vegas Run in December

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT Country superstar Shania Twain says she'll end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she began performing at Caesars Palace. Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, i ...

  25. Tomorrowland's Brazil Expansion Confirmed for May 2015 (Video)

    July 21, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Tomorrowland, the Belgian electronic music festival that expanded last year to Atlanta in the U.S., is officially heading to South America. Confirming earlier reports , Tomorrowland Brasil will take place May 1-3, 2015 in Itu, Brazil, outside of S ...

  26. Becky G Added to People en Espanol Festival Lineup

    July 21, 2014 9:28 AM EDT Becky G is the latest addition to the lineup for the annual People en Español Festival, taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention center in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 30 and 31. Becky G will perform as part of the “Chicas Poderosas” (Powerful ...

  27. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 1:53 PM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka, now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their en ...

  28. Pemberton Music Festival: Police Investigating Suspicious Death of Young Man (Updated)

    July 20, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Homicide cops in Pemberton, British Columbia, are investigating the death of a young man who died at the Pemberton Music Festival on Friday. The victim, identified as 21-year-old Nick Phongsavath, was discovered near a row of portable toilets on F ...

  29. Is Pitchfork Fest Cursed? President Chris Kaskie Talks Lineup Setbacks

    July 18, 2014 9:15 AM EDT Even before Death Grips announced their break up July 2, Pitchfork's ninth annual Music Festival in Chicago had already experienced a few unfortunate setbacks to its lineup. On April 26, Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad passed away from ...

  30. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours With $78 Million European Jaunt

    July 17, 2014 7:42 PM EDT The Rolling Stones grab the top slot on the weekly roundup of Hot Tours with box office sales reported from the European leg of the legendary rock band's 14 On Fire tour. The six-week trek from late-May until early-July included headlining pe ...

  31. Live Nation, MGM Resorts Team for New Country Festival in Las Vegas

    July 17, 2014 12:13 PM EDT A country music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in the genre will descend on Las Vegas this fall, taking a cue from the massive rock, pop, electronic dance music and indie festivals that have recently made Sin City home. Concert p ...

  32. The Hudson Project Will Issue Refunds for Rained-Out Final Day

    July 17, 2014 11:25 AM EDT The three-day festival was cut short due to flooding and high winds   After this year’s inaugural Hudson Project was cut short on Sunday after severe storms overtook the region, organizers MCP Presents and SFX Entertainment announced they’ll offer ...

  33. Spain Entertainment Industry Protests Heavy Tax on Concerts, Theater

    July 17, 2014 10:43 AM EDT Spain's entertainment industry has demanded the government reduce the 21 percent value-added tax on entertainment tickets, claiming that the measure introduced almost two years ago has slashed attendance and triggered business closures and jo ...

  34. Kanye West to Headline Both Made in America Festivals; Iggy Azalea Added to L.A. Bill

    July 16, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Looks like Kanye West will be headlining both coasts of Budweiser Made In America next month when it expands to Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia on Aug. 30 and 31. Also newly announced to the L.A. lineup is Iggy Azalea, who will play the West C ...

  35. The Latin Alternative Music Conference Celebrates 15 Years

    July 15, 2014 7:55 PM EDT A Q&A with Latin Alternative Music Conference founder Tomas Cookman, Latin Grammy president Gabriel Abaroa and Vive Latino founder Jordi Puig kicked off the first day of the 2014 LAMC. The discussion examined the state of the Latin alternative ...

  36. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  37. Cher Tour Grosses $55 Million (So Far)

    July 15, 2014 4:12 PM EDT Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour is on track to become of the most successful treks of 2014, according to Billboard Boxscore. The diva's tour has grossed a reported $54.9 million through the end of its first leg on July 11. A total of 610,81 ...

  38. Garth Brooks Taps Chicago for Start of Tour

    July 15, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Garth Brooks announced the first date this morning for his upcoming world tour: Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago, a market Brooks hasn't played in 17 years. There is no word on when the rest of the tour will be an ...

  39. Garth Brooks Issues Statement on Cancelled Dublin Shows

    July 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Following last week's cancellation of Garth Brooks' five shows at Croke Park in Dublin, the back-in-action country superstar has issued a statement announcing that the Dublin City Council cannot change its ruling. "To say I am crush ...

  40. The Hudson Project Festival's First Year Had a Good Start, Got Muddy, Canceled Final Day

    July 14, 2014 2:50 PM EDT It was the first music festival to be held on Winston Farm in Saugerties since "Mudstock" was held twenty years ago, which drew roughly 350,000 people and ended in chaotic anarchy. #MudsonProject was decidedly smaller and more organized, ...

  41. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records. "It is with heavy hearts and deep sadnes ...

  42. Billy Joel Scores Top Tour with Fenway Sellout, Brings in $3.7M

    July 11, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Billy Joel heads up the weekly recap of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from his sold-out performance at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 26. With a crowd of 36,526 in attendance at the storied home of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox, ...

  43. Live Nation and Yahoo Announce Initial Lineup for Live Stream Concert Partnership

    July 11, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Live Nation and Yahoo have announced the first round of artists scheduled to participate in their new live concert streaming partnership. More than 40 acts (see full list below) are confirmed for the new channel, which will stream one live con ...

  44. Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets Appoint Fred Mangione COO

    July 11, 2014 11:08 AM EDT The Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets in New York name Fred Mangione chief operating officer. He previously served as executive VP, chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer for both the NBA team and 19,000-capacity arena. As COO, Mang ...

  45. Beyonce and Jay Z to Team With HBO for 'On the Run' Concert Special

    July 10, 2014 6:20 PM EDT HBO is expanding its partnership with Beyonce and Jay Z. The duo is teaming with the premium cable network to bring a concert special for their current worldwide On the Run Tour. Related Beyonce Lands HBO Series of Mrs. Carter World Tour Concert S ...

  46. Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement for New Album, Massive Tour

    July 10, 2014 6:39 AM EDT 7 2.586 k 32 2 Garth Brooks, arguably the biggest country star of the 1990s, is scheduled to make a major announcement at a Nashville press conference this afternoon: that he’s coming out of retirement and looking to reclaim the top dog title for the curr ...

  47. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Coroner's Report Reveals Attendee's Death as Ecstasy Overdose

    July 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Related EDM Power Players 2014: Vegas Bets Big on Electri ...

  48. 15-Year-Old Located, Missing Since Friday's Warped Tour Stop in Toronto

    July 09, 2014 3:30 PM EDT Missing 15-year-old Hannah Batty has been found alive and well. "She has been located safely and will be reunited with her family shortly,” Detective Constable Joe Kaszyca confirmed to Billboard. Batty attended Toronto’s Vans Warped Tour date ...

  49. What Taylor Swift Failed to Mention In Her Poptimist Op-Ed

    July 09, 2014 1:47 PM EDT It's not every day a music superstar pens an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and covers a variety of topics in nearly 1,200 words. At a time many artists fret the industry is crumbling, Swift's piece brims with optimism. Taylor Swift ...

  50. Café Tacvba, Calle 13 Set for New Goldenvoice/Cookman-Produced Supersonico Festival

    July 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Calle 13, Café Tacvba and Ana Tijoux are among the artists to perform at the inaugural edition of the Los Angeles festival Supersonico, set for Oct. 11 at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds in downtown Los Angeles   Billed as a “cultural happening,” ...

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