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FEATURED Monday, Dec 18, 2017

POLLSTAR DAILY NEWS SERVICE

Dec18
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Report: Sexual Harassment In The UK Music Biz

BBC reporter Jean Mackenzie interviewed four women who came forward with allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the music industry. more

09:43AM, Monday
Dec18
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Michael Swier, Live Nation Launch Mercury East

Michael Swier, co-owner of Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, and Live Nation have launched a new promotions and booking venture called Mercury East Presents to focus on the live market in New York City.   more

09:28AM, Monday

Dec18
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Box Office Insider: Dead & Company Keeps The Jam Alive

Deadheads are still alive and well! And though Dead & Company had to cancel the band’s remaining 2017 dates after John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy, Pollstar now has the band's complete 2017 data, which clearly show the vitality of the band's active fanbase.  more

09:00AM, Monday
Dec18
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Legendary Vocalist Keely Smith Dies At 89

Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known as the 'Queen of Las Vegas' as well as for her solo recordings and musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died at 89.   more

07:57AM, Monday
Dec18
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Sirius Stock Sinks On Royalty Rate Hike, Celebs Boycott Bannon

SiriusXM’s stock price (SIRI) took a hit late last week following the news that the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board was raising the rate the satellite radio broadcaster must pay for music on its 100-plus channels by 40 percent.   more

07:12AM, Monday
Dec18
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Charlie Puth’s Summer Plans

Charlie Puth sets his eyes on summer and his biggest headlining tour yet.  The singer’s “Voicenotes” adventure launches in July and includes Hailee Steinfeld providing main support. more

06:04AM, Monday
Dec18
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Verity Studios CEO On Drones At Metallica, Knicks, Christmas

Pollstar spoke with Markus Waibel, co-founder and CEO of Switzerland-based drone show expert Verity Studios, about the state of drones in live entertainment.  more

06:00AM, Monday
Dec17
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Stage Collapse In Brazil Kills DJ, Wounding Others: Breaking

DJ Kaleb Freitas was killed Dec. 17 during the Atmosphere festival in Brazil after strong winds blew over part of the stage at the electronic music party in Rio Grande. more

06:30PM, Sunday
Dec17
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Ventura Theatre Narrowly Dodges Thomas Fire, Holds Benefits

 “The fires actually came as close as two blocks from the venue,” the Majestic Ventura Theatre’s Roni Osmer told Pollstar. “We have had to postpone all of our holiday party rentals and concerts for December so far, with exception of Chicano Batman on the 29th.”  more

07:45AM, Sunday
Dec16
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Trustee To Untangle Fyre Festival Financial Docs

 A federal bankruptcy judge has reportedly granted a request to turn over financial documents of the company that produced the disastrous Fyre Festival to a trustee to assess its assets and liabilities.   more

11:30AM, Saturday
Dec16
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Star-Studded Grammy Event To Salute Elton John

“Elton John: I’m Still Standing” will salute the career of the legendary musician, featuring Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban at the Theater at Madison Square Garden Jan. 30.  more

09:13AM, Saturday
Dec15
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Jack Boyle Passes Away

Legendary concert promoter Jack Boyle has died at age 83.  more

06:42PM, Friday
Dec15
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Exclusive: Steve Van Zandt, John Oates Appearing At Memphis IBC

Blues fans from around the world will be Memphis-bound in early 2018, as the International Blues Challenge will not only feature neck-shredding competition, but will also have other events with artists like Steve Van Zandt, John Oates, Eric Gales, Doug MacLeod, and Ronnie and Wayne Baker Brooks.

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04:24PM, Friday
Dec15
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Analog Agency Takes Spain, Eyes Italy

South American electronic music booking agency Analog has commenced its expansion into key territories around the world, starting with Spain, where it has merged with Magnum Bookings. more

02:08PM, Friday
Dec15
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Simmons Says He Will ‘Defend’ Himself Following Rape Claims

Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them.  more

01:04PM, Friday

LIVE BOXOFFICE DATABASE

Date Headline Artist/Band/Event
12/21/17 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/16/17 Depeche Mode
12/15/17 Amy Macdonald
12/15/17 Jimmy Barnes
12/14/17 Lady Gaga
12/14/17 Bryan Adams
12/14/17 Brian McKnight
12/14/17 Lewis Capaldi
12/13/17 Charles Aznavour
12/13/17 Jay-Z
12/13/17 "103.5 KISS Jingle Ball"
12/13/17 HO99O9
12/13/17 Jacob Banks
12/12/17 Lady Gaga
12/12/17 Katy Perry

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International Live Shots Week Of 12/25/2017

Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong goes out among the crowd at Corona Capital music festival at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City Nov. 19.more


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