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Feb20
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Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Returns After 32 Years

They’re getting the band back together! Todd Rundgren’s Utopia is returning for the first time in decades for a spring tour throughout the U.S. and manager Eric Gardner talked to Pollstar about the circumstances that led to the reunion. more

02:03PM, Tuesday
Feb20
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R. Kelly Kicked Out Of Georgia Homes

Paperwork filed in Fulton County magistrate court show R. Kelly has been evicted from his two rental homes in Georgia for past-due payments. more

12:31PM, Tuesday

Feb20
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Kesha Postpones Dates After Injury

Kesha postponed a string of March and April dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan after suffering an ACL knee injury.  more

12:02PM, Tuesday
Feb20
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Jazz In The Woods Gets The Axe

Kansas City’s Jazz In The Woods festival has reportedly been called off because of money issues. more

11:17AM, Tuesday
Feb20
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Eagles Add More Shows To Flight Plan

There are more “An Evening With The Eagles” shows to choose from. The band has added five new gigs, including concerts on both coasts. more

07:11AM, Tuesday
Feb20
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Q's With A Pollstar Award Winner: Melanie Cantwell

"It’s great to be recognized and be a part of this group of really amazing women who love what they do," said Pollstar Award winner Melanie Cantwell, who was named ?Nightclub Talent Buyer of the Year for her work at the 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and Lincoln Theatre, in Washington, DC.  more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Feb20
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Radiohead Sets North American Summer Tour

Chicago, New York, Toronto, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Philadelphia are just some of the cities hosting Radiohead when the band revs up its touring machine for an adventure across North America.  Ticket sales begin Feb. 23. more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Feb20
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Australia: NZ Celine Tickets, 'Nothing Compares 2 Prince', Sydney Nightlife, Meltdown Festival

NZ Fans Chide Ticketmaster Over Celine Dion Tix, Three More Prince Alumni Added To World Premiere Celebration Shows, City of Sydney Assembling Nightlife Advisory Panel, New Hard Rock Festival Meltdown Announced, ...  more

02:00AM, Tuesday
Feb19
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Listen To Michael Rapino’s Pollstar Live! Keynote Q&A: Promoter 101 Podcast

The Pollstar Live! Michael Rapino Keynote Q&A with Emporium Presents co-founder Dan Steinberg can now be relived in all of its entertaining and insightful glory now that it’s available via the Promoter 101 podcast.    more

12:09PM, Monday
Feb19
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Q's With A Pollstar Award Winner: Gregg Perloff, Another Planet Entertainment

The Pollstar Awards, Feb. 8 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, were jam-packed with big moments, but maybe none was as moving as when Bill Graham Award winner Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment took the stage, telling of his time working with the late Tom Petty and his family's involvement with saving the Wiltern from the wrecking ball.  more

09:00AM, Monday
Feb16
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Dice Tickets UK Stops Waiving Booking Fees

Dice has announced the introduction of booking fees, or, more precisely, justified the unannounced introduction of booking fees.

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09:53AM, Friday
Feb16
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Reviews: Blake Shelton, Robbie Williams, SZA & More

This week, for your reading enjoyment,  we have compiled reviews of live performances from Blake Shelton in Tishomingo, Okla.; Robbie Williams in Auckland, New Zealand; SZA in Silver Spring, Md.; Kid Rock in Charlotte, N.C.; Tyler, the Creator in Miami; and Noel Gallagher in Columbus, Ohio. more

07:15AM, Friday
Feb16
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Q's With A Pollstar Award Winner: Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice

"I’ve worked for Paul Tollett for 16 years now. Paul has literally paved the way for me at AEG and showed me the ropes. He’s the most incredible teacher and given me so much opportunity and freedom, he believes in me and has faith in me," Stacy Vee told Pollstar after winning Talent Buyer of The Year at the Pollstar Awards.  more

07:00AM, Friday
Feb15
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One On One With G-Eazy’s Co-Manager Matt Bauerschmidt

G-Eazy has been grinding his way through the music industry for 10 years, moving from house parties and small clubs to headlining festivals in Indonesia and Poland. Now the rapper has several hit singles charting, featuring the likes of Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, and Halsey. His co-manager, Matt Bauerschmidt, has been with the rapper since the Myspace days, and he spoke to Pollstar about G-Eazy’s rise to the top. more

05:14PM, Thursday
Feb15
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Joey Bada$$ Plots 'Amerikkkana' Tour

Joey Bada$$ has shared dates for his upcoming tour with Buddy and Boogie coming along as support. The tour is titled “The Amerikkkana Tour,” as a reference to the U.S.’s challenging issue of race relations. more

05:12PM, Thursday
Feb15
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Insomniac Unveils Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup

Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac’s landmark EDM festival in Las Vegas, will feature Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Diplo, Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Zedd. more

04:58PM, Thursday
Feb15
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Metallica Honored With Polar Music Prize In Sweden

The Polar Music Prize, the prestigious Swedish music award, is handed out to one classical and one contemporary act each year. Metallica is the first metal band to win the prize. more

04:29PM, Thursday
Feb15
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The Smashing Pumpkins To Tour With Three Original Members

Today is the greatest day The Smashing Pumpkins fans have ever known! Three of the original four members of the band are reuniting for their first full tour since 2000. more

04:28PM, Thursday
Feb15
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Gender, Brexit And Blockchain To Be Addressed At ILMC 30

ILMC revealed the agenda for its 30th anniversary edition, taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, March 6-9. 

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04:25PM, Thursday
Feb15

Russian Telco Giant Enters Event Ticketing Market

Mobile Telesystems (MTS) has acquired much or all of two of the Russia’s biggest players in event ticketing, Ticketland.ru and Ponominalu.ru.more

04:21PM, Thursday
Feb15
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Sum 41 Celebrates 15 Year Album Anniversary

Still waiting on another Sum 41 tour? Well wait no more because the 15th anniversary of their Does This Look Infected? album means the band is running around the U.S. for a month this spring.

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04:19PM, Thursday
Feb14
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John Fogerty Tacks On Residency Dates

Have you ever seen the playin’ of John Fogerty? Well if you missed his last three runs at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, or if you can’t get enough of the guitarist, he has added a new set of dates. more

01:25PM, Wednesday
Feb14
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Portugal. The Man Bus Catches Fire: No One Hurt, Band ‘Lit’ After Awards Wins

Portugal. The Man, fresh off of a big win at the Pollstar Awards Feb. 8, saw its bus catch fire before a show at the Iowa Memorial Union Feb. 13, but no one was hurt and it didn’t affect the sold-out show.    more

10:00AM, Wednesday
Feb14
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Avenged Sevenfold, New Entries Flood Concert Pulse Chart

The top five positions are rounded out by some familiar faces but the bottom-end of the latest Global Concert Pulse chart features a whole slew of new names. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Feb14
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Japan: Fuji Rock Festival, Johnny & Associates, Animegaphone, Shiki Theater Co.

Fuji Rock Festival Unveils Initial Lineup ... Johnny & Associates Changes Image Policy ... New Megaphone System To Use Voice Modification ... Shiki Theater Co. Plans Subtitle Glasses. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Feb13
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Brian Setzer Orchestra Incites ‘Rockabilly Riot’ Tour

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! is rambling around North America this year with Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers on most dates. more

05:03PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Metalachi Rocks Both Coasts

Metalachi is coming to a town near you as the second leg of the band’s tour covers U.S. East and West coasts in April with a few dates in the Pacific Northwest beforehand. more

02:33PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Set Out On Co-Heading Tour With Styx

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are teaming up with Styx for a massive U.S. co-headlining tour. Tesla is also joining the trip as an opener.  more

02:08PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Florida Politician Gives Lorde Flak Over Israel Cancellation

Lorde is taking heat from a Florida politician who is calling for her April 11-12 shows to be called off after the artist canceled her scheduled performance in Israel. more

12:55PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Festival Noize: iHeartCountry, Electric Zoo, Volunteer Jam, Spring Awakening

The lineup for iHeartCountry Festival includes Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris and many more. … Electric Zoo is headed back to NYC for its 10th birthday ... Lynyrd Skynyrd signs on for Volunteer Jam XX ... Spring Awakening unveils phase two of lineup reveal.\ more

12:30PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Foo Fighters Headline Ottawa Bluesfest

Foo Fighters, Beck, Dave Matthews Band and Sturgill Simpson top the bill for the 2018 edition of Ottawa Blues Fest.  more

12:00PM, Tuesday
Feb13
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Down Under: Ed Sheeran, Shipwrecked, Tours, Groundwater

Ed Sheeran announces support acts for Australia, New Zealand ... Shipwrecked festival goes alcohol-free .. Shania Twain, Celine Dion, set for return after long breaks ... Groundwater country music festival taps U.S. acts. more

07:00AM, Tuesday
Feb12
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Evolve Entertainment Fund Announced, With Partners Including CAA, Live Nation & More

The city of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions have come together to form the Evolve Entertainment Fund in aim of creating more opportunities and boosting diversity in the entertainment biz.   more

07:03PM, Monday
Feb12
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Jason Mraz Spreads Good Vibes

Fresh off his Broadway debut, Jason Mraz announced the dates for his upcoming North American “Good Vibes” tour with special guest Brett Dennen.  more

04:29PM, Monday
Feb12
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Judas Priest’s Tipton Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton won’t be joining the band on its massive “Firepower 2018” world tour because his case of Parkinson’s disease is progressing. more

03:33PM, Monday
Feb12
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Paul Friedman Promoted To VP Of Music Affairs At Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Paul Friedman as executive vice president of music business affairs and administration.  more

01:56PM, Monday
Feb12
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Vance Joy Sets His Sights On U.S., Canada

Vance Joy will be lighting up Sydney City Limits next week in Australia, he has a European leg booked in March and now he is routed through North America for three months.

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01:55PM, Monday
Feb12
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Pollstar Live! Coverage: ‘Off The Rails’ With Paul Bassman, Carrie Davis, Ken Fermaglich

Bad things happen in live music, to use a polite version of the familiar phrase. A canceled event. An event hastily moved due to a flooded concert site. A stadium in tatters after a shortened set led fans to riot. Things will eventually go wrong, so get an insurance policy, plan, follow best practices, and don’t dig yourself a financial hole.  more

01:51PM, Monday
Feb12
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Luis Miguel Takes North American Plays

Latin music legend Luis Miguel is headed around North America on a multi-leg tour for his double platinum album ¡Mexico Por Siempre! more

12:13PM, Monday
Feb12
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ICM Elevates Six: Cohen, Ginivisian, Mantell Among New Partners

ICM Partners has elevated six agents to partners effective Feb. 12, including Ayala Cohen, Adam Ginivisian, and Scott Mantell in either the comedy or concerts departments.  more

12:00PM, Monday
Feb12
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Bruno Mars Plots North American Run In 2018

Recently crowned as Pollstar’s Best Urban/R&B Tour ofthe Year and Pop Tour of the Year, Bruno Mars has unveiled a second leg of North America arena dates with Cardi B this September and October. more

11:30AM, Monday
Feb12
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Daryle Singletary Dies

Daryle Singletary, known for hits such as “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” died unexpectedly at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 12.  He was 46. The cause of death is pending, according to a press release. more

11:00AM, Monday
Feb12
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Steve Miller Band Unveils Summer Tour

The Steve Miller Band is joining forces with Peter Frampton once again for a North America summer tour.  more

10:55AM, Monday
Feb12
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Hard Rock Hell Empire Launches Management And Consultancy Arm

Torpedo Recordings is the name of a new management services firm for rock and metal bands, created by Hard Rock Hell and based in London. more

10:49AM, Monday
Feb12
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Live Nation Sweden Hires Patrick Fredriksson As Partnership & Creative Director

Patrick Fredriksson, one of the founders of Swedish promoter Luger, is taking up more responsibilities at Live Nation Sweden. more

10:43AM, Monday
Feb12
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Amway Center Exec on Thwarting Alleged Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Attempt

Allen Johnson didn’t take any chances. Amway Center’s chief venues officer took immediate action after a potential threat surfaced on social media against pop star Lana Del Rey before her Feb. 2 concert in Orlando. more

09:30AM, Monday
Feb11
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APA's Troy Blakely Dies

Troy Blakely, managing partner and Head of Music at Agency for the Performing Arts, has died.  more

12:30PM, Sunday
Feb11
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Pollstar Live! 'Vegas Strong'

Route 91: “If you know somebody that was there, whether they were an attendee or someone working the show, look after them,” Moo TV founder Scott Scovill tolld Pollstar. "And that doesn't mean ask them about it."   more

12:00PM, Sunday
Feb09
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Opry Entertainment Groups President Steven Buchanan Retires

Opry Entertainment Group president and executive producer of the “Nashville” television drama Steve Buchanan is retiring after 33 years with the company.  more

02:30PM, Friday
Feb09
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Mr. Big’s Pat Torpey Dies

Pat Torpey, drummer and a founding member of Mr. Big, died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease Feb. 7, according to the band’s website. He was 64. more

02:04PM, Friday
Feb09
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Lovebug Starski, 1960-2018

Hip-hop trailblazer Lovebug Starski died of a heart attack in Las Vegas Feb. 8 at the age of 57. more

01:22PM, Friday
Feb09
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Big Sean Sends Fans ‘Unfriendly Reminder’

Hitmaker Big Sean is running around North America this Spring, with a full tour featuring Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy, and Gashi. more

12:07PM, Friday
Feb09
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Muse Joins CAA

CAA has signed Music for international representation, with the exception of North America, South America and Australia.  more

10:58AM, Friday
Feb09
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Lawyer On Suing Viagogo In Austria: Legal Victory Very Much Possible

At the beginning of this year, two comedians from Germany and Austria sued the viagogo AG for selling overpriced tickets to their shows. Pollstar asked their lawyer about the chances of success. more

10:10AM, Friday
Feb09
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J. Cole Headlines JMBLYA

J. Cole, Cardi B and Migos top the bill for this year’s edition of the traveling JMBLYA Festival.  more

08:00AM, Friday
Feb08
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Pollstar Live! Coverage: Finding Alternative Revenue Streams For Artists

On day two of Pollstar Live!, Stephen Duval (23 Capital), David Marcus (Ticketmaster), Natalia Nastaskin (UTA), Carmen Romano (Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy), Rit Venerus (Cal. Financial Group), Lillian Williams (O’Neil Hagaman) and host Peter Luukko (Arena Alliance) explored ways of making artists money outside traditional revenue streams.

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06:01PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Garth Brooks Named First Inductee to Inaugural Live Hall of Fame at Pollstar Live! Conference

Garth Brooks was named the first inductee to the just-announced Live Hall of Fame at a lively keynote Q&A session at Pollstar Live! moderated by OVG CEO and co-founder Tim Leiweke. The Feb. 8 session at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel also included co-panelists Ticketmaster President Jared Smith and Bridgestone Arena VP of Booking David Kells. more

05:42PM, Thursday
Feb08
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The Dictators Singer Richard Manitoba Arrested For Assault

The Dictators singer Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend Zoe Hansen.  more

05:39PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Family Of Deceased 3 Doors Down Guitarist Sues Doctor

The family of 3 Doors Down co-founder and guitarist Matthew Roberts has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama doctor for allegedly enabling the opioid addiction that led to his death.  more

04:51PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Depeche Mode Load On Additional Dates

The "Global Spirit Tour" will ramble on into 2018, bringing Depeche Mode into additional North American cities. more

04:05PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Grateful Dead Songwriter Barlow Dies

John Perry Barlow, lyricist for the Grateful Dead and Internet activist, died at his home in San Francisco Feb. 7. He was 70. more

02:18PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Thirty Seconds To Mars Raises The Monolith Tour

A new album is on the way for Thirty Seconds To Mars, and the group has announced an outing to complement the project, with Walk The Moon, Misterwives, K.Flay, Joywave and Welshly Arms coming along for the ride. more

01:28PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Mac DeMarco Sets Fall Dates

Mac DeMarco isn’t getting any rest, as the self-described slacker has added fall dates to his ongoing international tour in support of his latest album.  more

01:08PM, Thursday
Feb08
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Sharon Osbourne Decries Block Booking 'Pissing Match' (Exclusive)

Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne, has gone public with her objections to AEG Live's attempt to "block book" Ozzy's final routing by requiring the "No More Tours 2" to play Staples Center in Los Angeles if it booked The O2 in London on the same tour cycle. more

10:52AM, Thursday
Feb08
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Scottish Promoter Mark Mackie On Working With Local Councils

After recent reports of Edinburgh Council taking a closer look at the impact of live events in the Scottish capital, Pollstar reached out to on of Scotland’s most established promoters, Mark Mackie of Regular Music, to find out what working with the local councils looks like.

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10:31AM, Thursday
Feb08
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Pollstar Live!'s Future Of Streaming & Live Panel: Cuban, Geiger, Lynch, Troberman & Greenstein

Pollstar Live! tackled the future of music consumption in a high-profile panel including Marc Geiger (WME), Scott Greenstein (Sirius XM), Gayle Troberman (iHeartMedia), Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks) and Roger Lynch (Pandora). Geiger, who has been hosting Pollstar Live! panels for some time now, opened by capturing the spirit of optimism that was a theme at this year’s Pollstar Live!, the first under the auspices of OVG: "It is a new day. I’m thrilled to be up here with these people," in reference to his fellow panelists. more

10:24AM, Thursday
Feb08
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Pollstar Live! World, Meet Oyster: Solving The Global Touring Puzzle

In one of the last sessions of day one of Pollstar Live!, Sophie Lobl (C3 Presents), Richard Hoermann (Barracuda Music), Sebastian Mair (Creativeman), Peter Noble (Bluesfest), Steve Strange (X-Ray Touring), John Reid (Live Nation) and David Zedeck (UTA) talked about the state of the global touring business. more

10:19AM, Thursday
Feb08
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Pollstar Live! Keynote Q&A: Michael Rapino

Live Nation President/CEO Michael Rapino sat for a keynote interview with Emporium Presents’ – and Promoter 101 podcaster – Dan Steinberg in a lively and candid session in front of a full house in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom Feb. 7 during Pollstar Live!  more

10:06AM, Thursday
Feb08
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One Song At A Time: How To Change The World

“Thi s is the most ridiculous panel I’ve ever been on,” SB Projects founder Scooter Braun said as he first took the mic at the star-studded session featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Sharon Osbourne and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer James “Jimmy Jam” Harris. “Sharon, I feel like the person on ‘The Talk’ that people don’t know. I will be calling my mom as soon as I get off stage.”  more

07:00AM, Thursday
Feb08
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The Long Goodbye: The Art & Commerce Of Farewell Tours

A recent string of high-profile acts announcing they would soon be hanging up their road hats – including Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Slayer – prompted us to take a look into the phenomenon of the “farewell tour.” more

06:00AM, Thursday
Feb07
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Danny Zelisko Presents Partners With Westgate Las Vegas

Las Vegas promoter Danny Zelisko is teaming up with Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino to book Westgate International Theater. more

06:34PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Walter Becker Estate Moves To Dismiss Steely Dan’s Fagen Lawsuit

The estate of late Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker has filed a motion to dismiss co-founder Donald Fagen’s lawsuit over ownership of the band.  more

05:52PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Apple Music and The Music Business Q&A With Eddy Cue

With services like Apple Pay, Apple's Eddy Cue sees opportunities in ticket purchasing as well as merchandise and concessions, which hardly anyone would say are convenient or user-friendly buying experiences overall.   more

02:24PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Steve Wynn Steps Down As Resorts Head

Steve Wynn has resigned as Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him and gambling regulator inquiries. more

02:19PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Irving Azoff, Tim Leiweke Welcome The Industry To Pollstar Live!

Pollstar Live! kicked off its first edition under the banner of Oak View Group founders Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, who welcomed conference-goers to the annual confab Feb. 7 by sharing their vision for  the event and hailing Pollstar founders Gary Bongiovanni and Gary Smith. more

02:03PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Kevin Gates Takes Festival Plays

Kevin Gates is headlining a couple of hip-hop festivals in what are his first performances announced since he was released from prison in January. more

01:54PM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Production Live! Coverage: How To Make Your Building An Easy Day

The secret to having a smooth show day and making your venue a favorite stop on the tour routing is simple – as has been said at many panels at Pollstar Live! over the years, it’s all about communication. more

09:51AM, Wednesday
Feb07
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Panel Preview: Keynote Q&A With The Force Of Nature That Is Garth Brooks

It’s telling that a recent article in The Tennessean attributed Nashville’s record-setting 14.5 million visitors in 2017 to two unstoppable forces of nature: a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in last August’s solar eclipse; and the other, “country star Garth Brooks’ run of seven December concerts at Bridgestone Arena.”
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05:01AM, Wednesday
Feb06
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Flying Lotus, The O2, 9:30 Club’s Melanie Cantwell Among Initial Pollstar Award Winners

With an overwhelming number of categories and nominees in 2018, the 29th Pollstar Awards are being given out in two ceremonies. Actress Kate Flannery hosted the first presentation as part of Production Live! Feb. 6. more

06:49PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Changes: Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson, Backstreet Boys

Elton John has added to his epic ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour … Ed Sheeran isn’t done with North America yet, adding a final round of stadium shows to his 2018 routing … Health concerns have prompted Willie Nelson to cancel his February date … Backstreet Boys have extended their stay in Las Vegas. more

06:31PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Ozzy Osbourne Sets Final Global Tour Dates

Add Ozzy Osbourne to the list of classic rockers set to embark on farewell tours.  more

04:59PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Jermaine Dupri To Be Second Hip Hop Act Inducted Into 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & The Gang and Jermaine Dupri are among the artists that will be inducted into the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame during its June 14 ceremony at the Marriot Marques Hotel in New York City.   more

03:16PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Production Live! Yes, Even You: Diplomacy and Necessity of Back of House Security

Production Live! coverage: “We all know what to do. We’ve had these brainstorms and know the best practices,” StaffPro President Cory Meredith said. “So you have to figure out who is going to pay for it and who is also going to make sure it’s done properly. i think that’s the big change we’re seeing today.”  more

02:34PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Oak View Group To Book Rupp Arena

Oak View Group Facilities has entered into a three-year, exclusive agreement with Lexington Center Corporation to book the 23,500-capacity Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. more

12:26PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Travis Scott Inciting Riot Case Is Dismissed

Things are looking up for Travis Scott, who recently welcomed a newborn daughter and had a case for inciting a riot dropped.  more

12:01PM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Poison Announces Tour With Cheap Trick And Pop Evil

Poison “Nothin’ But A Good Time” outing will venture onto America’s touring superhighways come May. Sporting a ticket that includes Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Poison’s 2018 travels will feature all original members. more

11:47AM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Five Finger Death Punch Teams Up With Shinedown For Co-Headlining Tour

Five Finger Death Punch has added co-heading dates with past tour mates Shinedown for its upcoming spring outing.  more

10:52AM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Opry Entertainment Taps Jordan Pettit For Artist Relations & Programming

Opry Entertainment Group announced Jordan Pettit as its director of artist relations & programming strategy, reporting to Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium GM Sally Williams.  more

08:40AM, Tuesday
Feb06
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'Dancing With The Stars' Tour Bus Involved In Pileup: Iowa Show Canceled

Cast and Crew Fine A tour bus transporting the cast and crew of “Dancing With The Stars: Live! Light Up The Night” was involved in a massive pileup en route to the Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, forcing the cancellation of the show. more

07:15AM, Tuesday
Feb06
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Elite 100: Migos, Above & Beyond Shine With New Albums

Several artists with new albums, as well as some who cleaned up at the Grammys rose to top of the Elite 100 chart for the week ending Feb. 1. more

06:26AM, Tuesday
Feb06

From Prince To Michael Jackson To Why Don’t We: Randy Phillips’ Extraordinary Career

To hear veteran music exec Randy Phillips discuss his illustrious five-decades career in the music business and the veritable music hall-of-fame artists whose careers he’s touched is to induce head-spinning. more

05:01AM, Tuesday
Feb05
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Government Agency Loses $1.3 Million In Public Funding, Blames Promoter

A government agency in Texas is blaming a Vancouver-based promoter after it lost more than $1.3 million in public funds on a failed music festival.  more

05:01PM, Monday
Feb05
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Latest Additions To Pollstar Live! Include Kimberly Perry, Aubrie Sellers, K.Flay

Kimberly Perry, Sharon Osbourne, Lita Ford and K.Flay are among the artists and industry heavy weights that will convene for the Pollstar Live! Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Feb. 7-8.  more

04:40PM, Monday
Feb05
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Recording Engineer Jimmy Robinson Dies

Jimmy Robinson, a recording engineer who worked with Bob Welch, Buddy Miles, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few, died last month. He was 67. more

03:16PM, Monday
Feb05
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Chicago & REO Speedwagon Plot Summer Co-Headline Adventure

Get ready for evenings filled with hits like “Beginnings,” “Saturday In The Park,”  and “25 or 6 to 4” along with chartbusters such as “Keep On Loving You” “Time For Me To Fly” and “Roll With The Changes” when Chicago and REO Speedwagon combine forces for a summer co-bill. more

02:30PM, Monday
Feb05
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Justin Timberlake Extends Tour

Fresh off his Super Bowl Halftime performance, Justin Timberlake has added North American and European dates to his “Man Of The Woods Tour” in support of his recently released album.  more

12:28PM, Monday
Feb05
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Paul Simon To Embark On Farewell Tour

A chapter of music history will come to a close in 2018 when Paul Simon returns to the road for his final concert tour. more

10:55AM, Monday
Feb05
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Ryan Joins LiveStyle Inc.

Neil Ryan has joined Livestyle Inc.as senior VP and head of North American production and will be based in New York City.  more

10:39AM, Monday
Feb05
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Sony Music, Warner Music’s Q4 Revenues Rise By Double Digits On Streaming Gains

Sony Music and Warner Music Group, two of the three major music companies, are finding life after the download. Both companies’ earnings for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017 were driven by gains in streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and, in the United States, Pandora. more

08:47AM, Monday
Feb05
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Apregan, Meglen & Hodges On Neil Diamond's 'Incredible' Touring

The news last week that Neil Diamond, legendary hit-maker, fan-favorite and touring machine, would retire from concert touring and cancel an upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour due to Parkinson’s Disease came as a shock to many. more

06:00AM, Monday

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