By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to be a nominee or invited music industry exec at the American Music Awards? Now you can at the 2007 American Music Awards, Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen – The 2007 Oregon State Fair held in Salem, OR from Aug. 24-Sept. 3 saw an overall increase in attendance, up 2% following a 10% increase in 2006 over 2005. Several recognizable attendance precedents were established: On Saturday, Sept. 1, a single-day... Read more
Britney Hits a Sour Note In search of a comeback, a seemingly nervous and lethargic Britney Spears gave what many in the entertainment industry are saying was a less than stellar, lip-synced performance Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The “Oops… I Did It Again” singer looked... Read more
Press Release — For the second time this year, BACARDI (Thailand) chose to give gig-goers a cool, exciting way of obtaining tickets for the latest Bacardi B-Live music event in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. B-Live Chiang Mai, part of Bacardi’s on-going 25-country, global music extravaganza delivering... Read more
Alan Ridgeway, Live Nation’s Chief Financial Officer for the past two years, was promoted to CEO of the company’s International Music Division effective September 1. He will be replaced as CFO by Kathy Willard, former Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ridgeway will relocate back to the company’s... Read more
By Seth D. Olson Kelly Clarkson can sing, there’s no doubt about that. She is a Grammy Award winning vocalist and is remembered as one of the best female singers to have ever appeared on American Idol. Unfortunately for Clarkson, singing talent is only a small part of the... Read more
According to a post on the group’s newly launched Web site (, Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Pete Salisbury were in a London studio last week laying down tracks for the album, which will be completed in the fall. The Verve will then return to the stage... Read more
NEW ORLEANS — Rage Against the Machine and the Smashing Pumpkins are among the acts set to headline this year’s Voodoo Music Experience. Other featured acts include Wilco, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Sinead O’Connor, Fall Out Boy, Mute Math, Plain White T’s and The Black Crowes. The... Read more
Atlantis Music Conference & Festival | Atlanta, GA | September 19-22, 2007 Celebrating its landmark 10th Anniversary of Atlantis, a three day and four night extravaganza (September 19th-24th) in Atlanta, GA. Atlantis offers artists, music fans, and the music industry the complete music experience. Atlantis is highlighted by a... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. A new music website, where musicians can hawk their tunes and other swag, has teamed up with Live Nation to give special concert privileges to select members. is a digital download music store and social networking site that allows members to set up... Read more