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FEATURED Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

POLLSTAR DAILY NEWS SERVICE

Dec11
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Apple Acquires Shazam

The music-discovery Shazam has been purchased by tech giant Apple. The terms of the deal were not available at publication time.  more

07:26PM, Monday
Dec11
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Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each other

Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. more

07:10PM, Monday

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Steve Miller Storms The Great White North

The Steve Miller Band is headed to Canada next year for a headline tour to support his Ultimate Hits album. Peter Frampton is coming along as a special guest. more

04:30PM, Monday
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Lil Peep Death Determined Accidental

Up-and-coming rapper Lil Peep died unexpectedly before a show in Tucson, Ariz. Nov. 15, and a toxicology report was released Dec. 8 confirming the death was related to a combination of prescription drugs. more

04:28PM, Monday
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Alice In Chains Springs Forward

Alice In Chains has announced a North American headline tour that begins April 28 at Boston’s House of Blues. more

01:08PM, Monday
Dec11
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Australia: Future, Young Thug, Wonderlick, Kesha, Sydney Opera House

Future and Young Thug added to Sydney and Auckland, City Limits, Wonderlick Opens New York Office, She’s A Rainbow: Kesha Returns After Six Years, Attendance Growth Leads To Name Change For Gold Coast Festival, Sydney Opera House Opens Online Store, ...  more

01:00PM, Monday
Dec11
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Chris Rea Cancels UK Shows After Stage Collapse

Chris Rea collapsed on stage during his concert at the New Theatre in Oxford, England, Dec. 9, and his last two remaining UK shows were subsequently called off.  more

11:40AM, Monday
Dec11
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Toronto-based Private Equity Onex Acquires SMG: Breaking

Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corporation has agreed to acquire SMG in a partnership with its existing management team, Pollstar has learned.   more

09:42AM, Monday
Dec11
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Paradigm’s Brandon R. Frankel Departs Company To Launch Contra Inc.

After hinting on Twitter earlier this month that big news was coming, Brandon R. Frankel, SVP Brand Partnerships & Creators Initiative at Paradigm Talent Agency, unveiled Dec. 8 that he was exiting the company to head up his own firm, Contra Inc. more

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Scott Clayton’s WME Roster Takes Shape

Scott Clayton's WME roster is taking shape, with Dead & Company, My Morning Jacket, Train, and Kings of Leon among the artists signing on. more

08:38AM, Monday
Dec11
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Box Office Insider: Tim McGraw And Faith Hill’s $79M N. American Trek

Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill hit the road this spring for their first Soul2Soul tour in a decade and reported the trek’s complete data to Pollstar for all six months of their co-headlining performances. more

08:33AM, Monday
Dec11
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Is Garth Brooks’ Tour the Biggest Ever by a Solo Artist?

Ray Waddell: Garth Brooks’ three-year tour of North America, now wrapping its eighth (!) leg with a seven-show run at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, is historic, even revolutionary. In terms of tickets sold, is it the biggest-ever tour by a solo artist?  more

07:00AM, Monday
Dec11
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Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Team For Short Tour

For the first time ever, Grateful Dead alumni Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will tour as a duo, playing shows in Boston, New York and Chicago. more

06:07AM, Monday
Dec11
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Cara Lewis On Hip-Hop’s Explosion, Eminem, Khalid & Chance

Cara Lewis, who has been synoymous with some of the top talent in hip-hop and R&B for more than 20 years, talked to Pollstar about the current state of urban music touring as well as upcoming touring plans for clients including Chance The Rapper, Eminem and Travis Scott.   more

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Ron Perry To Head Columbia Records as Songs Music Publishing Sold

Ron Perry, co-founder and president of Songs Music Publishing, has been named the new head of Columbia Records just as his former company was sold to upstart music publishing and artists services company Kobalt Music Publishing for an estimated $160 million. more

03:00AM, Monday

LIVE BOXOFFICE DATABASE

Date Headline Artist/Band/Event
12/21/17 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/10/17 Katy Perry
12/09/17 "Paw Patrol Live!"
12/07/17 Janet Jackson
12/07/17 Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
12/06/17 Marilyn Manson
12/06/17 Pumarosa
12/05/17 Elton John
12/05/17 "107.7 The End Deck The Hall Ball"
12/05/17 Benjamin Clementine
12/04/17 Yusuf / Cat Stevens
12/04/17 J. Cole
12/04/17 Marilyn Manson
12/04/17 Benjamin Clementine
12/04/17 "SiriusXM Presents The Highway Finds Tour"

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