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Jun23
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Nasdaq Delists Sillerman Company

Robert Sillerman’s latest company Function (x) was delisted from the Nasdaq June 22. more

03:00PM, Friday
Jun23
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German Festivals: One Threatened, One Banned

Hurricane Festival Declares Its Love To Fans, Fans Forced To Leave Second Horizon, ...  more

11:00AM, Friday

Jun23
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Summer Of Love: Down But Not Out

The Summer of Love seems not to be aging well if the war of words between the City of San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department and event producer Boots Hughston is any indication. more

06:00AM, Friday
Jun22
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Cosby Planning Speaking Tour

Representatives for Bill and Camille Cosby appeared on a local television station this morning and announced that the comedian will hold a number of town hall gatherings to address the issue of sexual assault allegations.

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03:45PM, Thursday
Jun22
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Funk Fest Leaves Fans Out To Dry?

Attendees at Funk Fest in Kansas June 17 were fuming on social media after being denied refunds when inclement weather prevented most of the acts from performing at the event. more

02:36PM, Thursday
Jun22
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Star Plaza To Close After All

After the famed Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind., first announced it was being demolished then announced in November a dramatic reprieve, it appears the venue is going away after all. more

01:00PM, Thursday
Jun22
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Smooth Start For Glastonbury

Despite increased security measures, visitors of Glastonbury Festival, which opened the gates June 21, were able to enter the site pretty quickly.  more

11:00AM, Thursday
Jun22
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Philips Arena Renovation

The $193 million renovation of the Philips Arena, home of the NBA’s Hawks, began a day after the Atlanta City Council approved funding.   more

05:00AM, Thursday
Jun22

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Jason Aldean takes his “They Don’t Know Tour” out for a spin through October with the help of Bandit Lites, which incorporates its VL3500 Wash for stage wash and MAC Vipers as keylight. The tour includes support acts Chris Young and Kane Brown.
Jun21
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One Offs – 6/21/2017

Short items of note about AEG, Nederlander, City Winery Boston, Papadosio, Juvenile, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  more

05:15PM, Wednesday
Jun21
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Print-At-Home Fee Still Undue

A regional appeal court in Bremen, Germany, decided that German ticketing giant Eventim couldn’t add a print-at-home fee to its ticket price, as printing a ticket at home did not cost the company.  more

05:00PM, Wednesday
Jun21
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PRG UK Hires

PRG XL Video, the UK operation of Production Resource Group (PRG), appointed Robert Watson and Michael George as account managers to its music team.  more

02:00PM, Wednesday
Jun21
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Nashville Returns To London

Canada Square Park in London’s Canary Wharf business district will host the second edition of Nashville Meets London Festival, which showcases country acts from Nashville and the U.K., July 22-23.  more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Jun21
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Skynyrd Sues Over Biopic

Current members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are suing former drummer Artimus Pyle and Cleopatra Records over a film in production about the 1977 plane crash that killed multiple original band members. more

07:01AM, Wednesday
Jun21
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Asia: Britney Spears, Rock Hall, G-Dragon

Britney Singapore Seating Upgrade, Rock Hall Tokyo, USB-Dragon, ...   more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Jun20
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Peck Joins Blackbird Presents

Paul Peck has been named partner and president of live production and programming at Blackbird Presents. more

02:25PM, Tuesday
Jun20
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Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dies

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. more

11:53AM, Tuesday
Jun20
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Rock Hall To Expand To Japan

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to expand — into the House of the Rising Sun. more

08:51AM, Tuesday
Jun20
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Creating A Framework For Romania’s Events Industry

The Colectiv nightclub fire of Oct. 30, 2015, in Bucharest, Romania, brought to the forefront all the problems of a live events industry that has major issues in the way it’s regulated. It sparked the formation of the country’s first promoters association, AROC, of which Artmania’s Codruta Vulcu is president.  more

08:45AM, Tuesday
Jun19
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AEG To Anchor Nashville Yards

AEG aims to develop an entertainment center including a 4,000-capacity concert venue, 600- to 700-capacity nightclub, a Regal Cinemas luxury movie house and a 240-room boutique hotel on four acres in downtown Nashville.  more

04:25PM, Monday
Jun19
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Australia/NZ: McCartney, Lorde, Kings Cross

Frontier Touring Teases McCartney Tour, Lorde Sells Out NZ Shows In 10 Minutes, Victoria Music Festivals, Kings Cross Celebrates Nightlife, Wellington Jazz Awards, ...  more

03:30PM, Monday
Jun19
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Trial Over Radiohead Stage Collapse Resets

The long-running case over a June 2012 stage collapse that killed a drum tech and injured three other workers has been declared a mistrial and will either be re-tried or be dropped for taking too long. more

03:01PM, Monday
Jun19

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Pittsburgh gets ready for the start of the Penguins’ NHL Stanley Cup victory parade outside the team’s host venue, PPG Paints Arena, June 14.
Jun19
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Man Dies At EDC

A 34-year-old man died at the venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend.The Clark County coroner’s office on Monday said 34-year-old Michael Adam Morse died Saturday morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  more

02:49PM, Monday
Jun19
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Elite 100 Artists Week Ending 6/15/2017

Katy Perry hits No. 1 with the release of her Witness LP while Sza's debut studio album puts the R&B singer at No. 4.   more

01:00PM, Monday
Jun19
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Ricky Martin Engineers Sound Off

Ricky Martin’s monitor and front-of-house engineers, Steve May and Chris “Privet” Hedge, shared some insights into their work on tour, praising a certain mixing console manufacturer in particular.  more

12:00PM, Monday
Jun19
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Man Crashes Carjacked Van Near Firefly Fest

Delaware State Police say they have arrested a man at a music festival who stole a van with six people in it, crashed into a fence, and then head butted the side of a patrol car. more

08:54AM, Monday
Jun19
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Victory For The Slants

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. more

08:18AM, Monday
Jun19
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Ken Lowson Talks Breaking Brokers

Ken Lowson, a former scalper at Wiseguy Tickets, has been spending recent years working to protect the primary ticketing market and spoke with Pollstar at length about it. more

05:00AM, Monday
Jun17
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Cosby Trial Declared Mistrial

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian's image as "America's Dad." more

08:07AM, Saturday
Jun16
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Foos To Open The Anthem

The Anthem, a 6,000-capacity, music-only concert hall under construction in Washington, D.C., has been a dream since the earliest days of I.M.P. partner Seth Hurwitz’s career. more

08:00AM, Friday
Jun16
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17 Dead, Repeated Abuses At World Cup Construction

A Human Rights Watch report says that at least 17 people have been killed during stadium construction for the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, with poor conditions and workers going unpaid for months.  more

05:00AM, Friday
Jun16

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Bob Weir checks out the Grateful Dead exhibit at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at a pre-benefit reception honoring the band’s history in the state in Boulder June 10. The group was appearing for Dead & Company’s two-day run at University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.
Jun15
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Podcaster Pleads Guilty In Irving Plaza Shooting

A hip-hop podcaster has pleaded guilty to gun charges in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular New York concert venue before a T.I. performance. more

04:18PM, Thursday
Jun15
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Clippers Negotiating For New Arena

Inglewood, Calif.’s City Council approved a negotiating agreement with the NBA’s Clippers to potentially build a new 20,000-seat arena for the team. more

02:00PM, Thursday
Jun15
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Confusion Over Rock am Ring Evac

A misleading police statement led to media reports that the reason for Rock am Ring’s evacuation on June 2 was due to a spelling mistake. Police later emphasized that this wasn’t the case, but that it had concrete reasons to evacuate the major German music festival.  more

01:00PM, Thursday
Jun15
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Fillmore Minneapolis Deal

United Properties and Live Nation’s House Of Blues Entertainment have inked a deal to bring a Fillmore Theater and BG’s Q at the Fillmore restaurant to a mixed-use development at Target Field Station in Minneapolis. more

09:00AM, Thursday
Jun15

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Workers have their morning stretch before getting to work on the new Milwaukee Bucks arena June 7. The $524 million project is expected to wrap next fall.
Jun15
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Europe: DHP Family, Polish Woodstock, Friends & Family, MITS Award

Josh Ward Moves Up At DHP Family, Polish Woodstock Promoters Say Festival Is Safe, Spain's Friends & Family Festival Canceled, Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer wins MITS Award, ...  more

08:00AM, Thursday
Jun15
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Twisted Sister Is Not Takin’ It

Twisted Sister – or, more accurately, a company doing business for the band – claims it was stiffed for its guarantee on its very last show in the New York area by a New Jersey concert promoter.  more

07:00AM, Thursday
Jun14
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Memorial Coliseum Commission Sues Rotella

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission is suing Pasquale Rotella, his company Insomniac, and Live Nation for shuffling funds during LN’s 2013 purchase of a minority stake in Insomniac.  more

05:00PM, Wednesday
Jun14
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ASCAP, YouTube Make A Deal

ASCAP and YouTube inked a multiyear agreement on public performance rights and data collaboration.  more

04:30PM, Wednesday
Jun14
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Asia: Ferris Wheel Ticketing, G-Dragon, All That Matters

Ticketing Startup Gets $15M, K-Pop Persists, Tencent VP At All That Matters ...  more

04:00PM, Wednesday
Jun14
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Howard Theatre In Trouble

Five years after reopening, the Washington D.C. Howard Theatre faces a lawsuit for $16,000 in unpaid invoices and accusations of not compensating employees, vendors and artists.  more

03:00PM, Wednesday
Jun14
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Manchester Arena Closed Til September

The damage caused to the main area outside Manchester Arena by a suicide bomber on May 22 means all events scheduled until mid-September will either be canceled or rescheduled.  more

01:00PM, Wednesday
Jun14
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Austin Jones Faces Child Porn Charges

A 24-year-old suburban Chicago singer with millions of teenage followers online faces child pornography charges for allegedly instructing two young female fans via social media to make sexually explicit videos of themselves and send them to him, according to a federal complaint released Tuesday. more

09:23AM, Wednesday
Jun14
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Security Company Accused Of Faking Documents

A security company hired by U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has been accused of falsifying documents and improperly screening its employees. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Jun14
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White Oak Neighbors Sue City

A group of angry neighbors that has gotten temporary injunctions against Houston venue White Oak Music Hall is now suing the city for failing to enforce noise ordinances. more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Jun13
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Folk Legend Rosalie Sorrels Dies

Rosalie Sorrels, a folksinger and songwriter whose career spanned six decades, died June 11 at her daughter’s home in Reno, Nev.  more

05:01PM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Midem Wants ‘More Concerts’

The 51st Midem ended June 9 in Cannes, France. While organizers have been expanding the live side of the long-standing conference for years, director Alexandre Deniot announced that next year’s edition would see more concerts.  more

05:00PM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Elite 100 Artists Week Ending 6/8/17

Halsey hits No. 1 following the release of her new LP, and Beatlemania continues with the Fab Four still at No. 4 for the week.  more

12:00PM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Savannah Eyes New Venue

Savannah, Ga. is proposing the construction of a new arena west of the city’s downtown area. more

11:45AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Tainted Food Causes Norovirus Outbreak

Heath officials have determined the source of a norovirus that sickened dozens of people attending a festival at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds last month. more

11:30AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Australia: Dates, Margaret Court, Queen's List, Stadium Death

Lorde, Harry Styles, Migos, The Weeknd, Michael Coppel, Paul Dainty, Margaret Court Controversy, ...  more

11:15AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Really Useful Theatres Gets Concert Boost

Dave Gaydon, the former head of music at London’s Roundhouse, was appointed head of programming at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatres, which owns and operates six West End theatres.  more

11:00AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Chief Keef Arrested

Chief Keef has been arrested in South Dakota for drug possession. more

06:46AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Police Moonlighting Without Cameras

Many U.S. police officers are required to wear body cameras while on the job, but most leave their cameras behind when moonlighting as security. more

06:41AM, Tuesday
Jun13
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Spectra Sheds Paciolan

Learfield is purchasing the ticketing division of Spectra, which will reclaim its original name of Paciolan, from Comcast Spectacor for an undisclosed amount. more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Jun13

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A nine-story mural of Muddy Waters overlooks a Chicago intersection. The city dedicated the mural to the blues musician June 6 before the annual blues festival. Waters died in Chicago at age 70 in 1983.
Jun12
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Bennett Morgan Dies

Bennett Morgan, a well-known jazz agent, died May 31 in New York.  more

04:26PM, Monday
Jun12
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Qvolé Joins Atomic Music

Atomic Music Group announced June 8 that it has joined forces with Latino agency Qvolé Collective at its Los Angeles office. more

02:18PM, Monday
Jun12
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Nigel Grainge Dies At 70

London-born Nigel Grainge, like his brother Lucian an industry veteran, died June 11 of complications following surgery. He was 70.  more

01:26PM, Monday
Jun09
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Voices From The Trenches: Scott Mirkin, ESM Productions

Scott Mirkin’s ESM Productions has produced recent events for former President Barack Obama, Rihanna, Jay Z’s Made in America, Jon Bon Jovi among others.  more

05:00PM, Friday
Jun09
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Eventbrite To Acquire Ticketfly

Eventbrite has announced it has entered into an agreement with Pandora to acquire the Ticketfly platform for $200 million. more

07:21AM, Friday
Jun09
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Pemberton Barely Dodged 2016 Cancellation, Report Claims

The bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct Pemberton Music Festival released a report this week that says the 2016 festival was in danger of not happening either, claiming that promoter HUKA Entertainment told investors the day prior to the event that it would be “canceled if an additional $3.6 million was not immediately paid to cover cost overruns.”  more

07:01AM, Friday
Jun08
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Summerfest’s Big 50

As officials with Milwaukee’s Summerfest prepare for this year’s event – the festival’s 50th anniversary – memories of the past are blended with celebration and plans for the future.   more

05:00PM, Thursday
Jun08
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Paradigm Announces Five Promotions

Paradigm announced the promotion of music staffers to agent: Tim Corbin, Carly James, Jamila Lyndon, Kiely Mosiman and Paolo Suarez.  more

03:06PM, Thursday
Jun08
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XXXTentacion Knocked Out Onstage

Rapper XXXTentacion was performing at a San Diego theatre when an assailant rushed onstage and sucker punched him, ending the evening’s entertainment and leaving a man stabbed in the ensuing pandemonium. more

01:00PM, Thursday
Jun08
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Phil Collins Falls, Postpones London Shows

Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches.  more

12:00PM, Thursday
Jun08
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Bonnaroo Number Two?

Live Nation may be mulling over other ways to use Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tenn., beyond its annual hosting of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. more

11:01AM, Thursday
Jun08
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OVG Awarded KeyArena Bid

For more than a decade, Seattle has spun in circles in the quest for an upgraded sports arena, never finding a solution that didn't face multiple obstacles. Seattle may have finally found its path to an answer and with it the culmination of a saga that could land either an NHL or NBA team in the city. more

09:48AM, Thursday
Jun07
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Beckham Wins Land For Soccer Stadium

David Beckham and Tim Leiweke team up to gain approval for the purchase of the last three acres of land needed to build a Miami, Fla., soccer stadium.  more

04:45PM, Wednesday
Jun07
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Video Interview: Mark Davyd, Music Venue Trust

Pollstar spoke to Mark Davyd, founder and CEO of the Music Venue Trust, a charity, created in January 2014 to secure the long-term future of Grassroots Music Venues in the UK.   more

04:00PM, Wednesday
Jun07
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DeLuco Is Moncton Bound

Nick DeLuco has been named GM of the 8,500-capacity venue in Moncton, New Brunswick, currently under construction, SMG Canada announced June 7.  more

02:30PM, Wednesday
Jun07
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CAA Provides Refugee Scholarships

As part of the agency’s Take Action: Refugees program, CAA will provide 40 educational and vocational scholarships to refugees.   more

02:00PM, Wednesday
Jun07
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Sparks Fly Over Lightning In A Bottle Fest

After building one of Southern California’s most distinctive underground festivals, organizers of Lightning In A Bottle Festival are caught up in a legal battle that is leaving members of the SoCal scene feeling caught between feuding family members. more

12:53PM, Wednesday
Jun07
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Europe: TM + Billetix, AEG Switzerland

Ticketmaster Germany Partners With Billetix, AEG Facilities To Manage Swiss Arena, ...   more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Jun07
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Pier 55 To Resume Construction

In what has largely become a battle between billionaires Barry Diller and Douglas Durst, construction seems set to resume on a new park and performing arts center at Pier 55 on the Hudson River in New York. more

10:41AM, Wednesday
Jun07
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Asia: Zayn, Ayumi Hamasaki, Napster

Zayn Cancels Japan, SMG For Shenzhen, Ayumi Hamasaki Confirms Hearing Loss, Kpop’s Return Signals Eased Tensions, Napster Back?, ... 
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07:00AM, Wednesday
Jun06
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A Closer Look At Electroland

“This year is a test-run. The idea is to do it every year, expand it to two days, add stages for different genres,” said Raphael Aflalo, co-founder of My Love Affair, a company specializing in artist-brand endorsements, instrumental in the first edition of Electroland, which takes place in Disneyland Paris, July 8.  more

04:00PM, Tuesday
Jun06
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Cosby’s Accuser: ‘I Was Frozen’

Bill Cosby’s chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial Tuesday to tell her story publicly for the first time, saying the comedian groped her after giving her three blue pills that left her paralyzed and helpless.   more

02:30PM, Tuesday
Jun06
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UK: AIF, UK Agents, LiveStyled

UK Agents and  AIF To Highlight Emerging Talent, AEG Europe Selects App Partner, ...  more

02:00PM, Tuesday
Jun06
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Tennessee Promoter Fined $15,000

“America’s Last Stand” promoter Ledford Lynn Herron was fined a $15,000 civil penalty for allegedly failing to pay investors.  more

01:00PM, Tuesday
Jun06
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Summer Of Little Love

Promoter Boots Houghston was denied his second permit to host a concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.   more

11:00AM, Tuesday
Jun06
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Fyre Email Leak: Nobody’s Pooping

Just when one thought it had run its course, a new leaked email reignited outrage among those following the infamous Fyre Festival.  more

09:00AM, Tuesday
Jun06
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Bunbury Founder Sues Cincy

The founder and former owner of multiple Cincinnati music festivals is suing the city for inconsistently taxing his festivals. more

07:00AM, Tuesday
Jun06

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Chuck Negron’s pair of Oxy-View glasses discreetly deliver oxygen to the rock icon during his performances. Negron’s doctors told him performing could put his health at serious risk because of his Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Jun06
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Australia: Ministry Of Sound, Evan Dando, Margaret Court Arena

Ministry of Sound and Gatecrasher Head Down Under, Debate Intensifies Over Margaret Court Arena Name Change, LPA To Laud Richard Tognetti, Wellington Eying 12,000-capacity Arena, Evan Dando Refused NZ Entry, ...  more

05:00AM, Tuesday
Jun05
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Goodlife Up In Smoke?

Officials decided to call off the medical marijuana-themed Goodlife Festival because local residents expressed outrage that patrons might be toking legally in their backyard. more

04:01PM, Monday
Jun05
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Cosby Goes To Trial

The trial's first witness was Kelly Johnson of Atlanta, who worked for one of Cosby's agents at the William Morris Agency. She described an encounter she said took place in 1996 at the Hotel Bel-Air when she was in her mid-30s. more

03:30PM, Monday
Jun05
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Showsec Founder Dies

Mick Upton, a pioneer in UK crowd management, has passed away. more

02:30PM, Monday
Jun05
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Lieberberg: ‘Our Audience Is A Role Model’

Rock Am Ring boss Marek Lieberberg said the festival was a “demonstration of peace” when it resumed, one day after being evacuated because of a terrorist threat.  more

11:00AM, Monday
Jun05
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Ghost Ship Fire Arrests

A source close to the investigation tells The Associated Press that two men have been arrested and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers in Oakland.  more

10:59AM, Monday
Jun05
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Elite 100 Artists Week Ending 6/1/2017

A new LP puts Bryson Tiller on top for the week while the debut of a Beatles channel on Sirius XM boosted sales for the Fab Four, also 50 years after the release of Sgt. Pepper's. more

09:45AM, Monday
Jun04
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AEG Group Pulls Out Of KeyArena Project

Seattle Partners, an investor group that includes AEG, withdrew its bid to renovate Seattle's KeyArena June 4, because of concerns about how the city has conducted review of the proposals.  more

04:57PM, Sunday
Jun04
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Rock Am Ring Press Conference Highlights

Police and Marek Lieberberg held a press conference on the morning of Saturday, Jun 3, explaining the reasons for suspending Rock am Ring 2017 on Friday evening right before the main act Rammstein could take the stage. more

04:59AM, Sunday
Jun03
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Rock Am Ring Resumes

German authorities allowed a popular rock festival to resume Saturday after a scare over people with suspected links to Islamic extremism prompted them to curtail its opening night. They said searches of the site turned up no suspicious objects. more

07:59AM, Saturday
Jun03
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Assault At House Of Blues

A group of young men allegedly assaulted audience members May 31 during an XXXTentacion concert at the House of Blues in Houston, according to witnesses. more

07:50AM, Saturday
Jun03
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‘The Problem Is Not Lack Of Talent’

Pollstar spoke to Kilimanjaro Live’s Stuart Galbraith, Marshall Arts’ Craig Stanley and Konzertbüro Schoneberg’s Till Schoneberg about the role of the promoter in building an artist's career.  more

06:00AM, Saturday
Jun02
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Rock am Ring Evacuated

Rock am Ring has been evacuated because of a terror warning.  more

12:50PM, Friday

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