Vanessa Kromer, senior director of publicity for Nederlander Concerts (and who’s dealt with us Pollstar people with incredible patience), was inducted into the Event & Arena Marketing Conference’s (EAMC) Hall of Fame in Austin, TX by Jim Delaney of Activate Sports & Entertainment June 13.
Live Nation has acquired a majority stake in Baltic Development Group, which will now be known as Live Nation Baltics. The news, expected for several months, gives LN an office in Tallinn that serves the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.more
Chet Flippo, a giant in the world of music journalism and editorial director of Country Music Telvision, died in Nashville June 19. He was 69. more
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy “Mars Attacks!,” died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.more
Desert Sky Pavilion near Phoenix has inked a deal with a local Indian community to rename the venue Ak-Chin Pavilion.more
Michael Jackson's personal chef described for jurors the home lives of the children during the final months of the singer's life and their ongoing grief over their father's death nearly four years ago.more
Tanglewood Music Center will be the recipient of some $30 million in upgrades, thanks to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, that will help freshen up the Lenox, Mass., facility that celebrated its 75th anniversary last summer.more
The film industry is getting onboard the VIP ticket trend, and the pricing is definitely VIP.more
The digital age is overdue for rock ’n’ roll consistency.more
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed June 5 a law that will streamline the permitting process for events like Burning Man held on federal lands in the wake of an April 26 lawsuit filed by the festival’s organizers claiming alleged unconstitutional fee increases.more
Brynn Marie, touring with Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar, swings by the Pollstar office in Fresno, Calif., for a couple songs June 13.
With a major national newspaper calling the festival “Copenhagen’s best event,” Live Nation promoter Jeppe Nissen was happy that Denmark’s Copenhell Festival lived up to its reputation.more
For years Japan has been the second-biggest recorded music market in the world, but recent sales figures indicate it may soon overtake the U.S.more
The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand merged with PPNZ Music Licensing under a new entity called Recorded Music NZ.more
LoCash Cowboys overcame a bus accident near Marinette, Wis., June 14 with no major injuries and right on time for their album release.more
Alexandra Burke, Jennifer Holliday and Deborah Cox, The Apollo Spring Gala, Apollo Theatre, NYC, June 10, 2013more
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