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February 4, 2009 

Ticketmaster, Live Nation Near Deal

Global ticket seller Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is near a deal to combine its operations with concert promoter Live Nation Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Corey Smith's Manager Responds To $4.2M Claim

On Friday, Hypebot posted an article by Tech Dirt's Mike Masnick on the rise of indie artist Corey Smith, "From Weekend Warrior To $4.2M By Giving His Music Away For Free."

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This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Seth Berg

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Madonna Can't Be Stopped

FirstCall Madonna's phenomenally successful 'Sticky & Sweet Tour' will embark on another series of shows beginning July 4th in London. (Schedule follows this release).

Citigroup Under Pressure Over Mets Naming Rights Deal

Financial institutions such as Citigroup and the Bank of America are coming under increasing scrutiny by the government in how they are spending federal bailout money on such things as naming rights deals.

Springsteen Calls Wal-Mart Deal A Mistake

The Boss is owning up to a mistake.

I was out with a friend who owns a restaurant last night. He told me a customer who has a good experience tells two people.
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February 4, 2009


McCartney Headlines Coachella

Headliners Paul McCartney,The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

A Bad Day For Music On Wall Street

The sinking economy dragged U.S. stocks down 3.3% on Thursday, and some companies in the music sector took even deeper dives.

News Groups Urge Court Webcast In Music Case

Fourteen news organizations are urging a federal appeals court to allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston University graduate student.

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Glastonbury Tickets Are Sold Out

This summer's Glastonbury festival has sold out, nearly five months ahead of time and with no headliners confirmed.


Music, Entertainment Industry, Celebrity, Movie and Television News Updated Every Four Hours!

Date Artist Venue Promoter Shows/
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01/07/09Wicked The Kentucky Center -Robert S. Whitney Hall - Louisville, KY Broadway Across America 32/30 5,179,585 74,828 78,720 95.1% $40.00
01/26/09Metallica, Machine Head, The Sword Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL Jam Productions 2/2 2,243,799 33,534 33,534 100% $79.50
01/30/09AC/DC, The Answer FedExForum - Memphis, TN Beaver Productions 1/1 1,155,086 13,673 13,673 100% $89.50
01/14/09Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Keri Hilson Bell Centre - Montreal, Gillett Entertainment Group/Live Nation 1/0 846,050 13,427 14,000 95.9% $123.34
01/01/09Resolution 2009: Tiesto Bell Centre - Montreal, Gillett Entertainment Group/Track Live/Bal en Blanc 1/0 624,504 7,170 8,000 89.6% $123.11
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February 4, 2009
Artist: Strike Anywhere
Available: Call for availability - March 7, 2009 -
Company: Do It Booking Inc.
Contact: Margie Alban
Phone: 801-466-8374
Fax: 801-466-8376
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Artist: The Life and Times
Available: Call for availability - Spring 2009 -
Company: Flowerbooking Inc.
Contact: Tim Edwards
Phone: 773-289-3400
Fax: 773-289-3434
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Artist: After 7
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Wenig-LaMonica Associates
Contact: Jody Wenig
Phone: 914-631-6500
Fax: 914-631-0101
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Artist: Gary Wright
Available: Call for availability - March 19,20,22 2009 - West coast -
Company: BLA / Buddy Lee Attractions Inc.
Contact: Steve Peck
Phone: 615-244-4336
Fax: 615-726-0429
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Artist: Gene Krupa Orchestra
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Producers Inc.
Contact: Milt Orkin
Phone: 813-988-8333
Fax: 813-985-3293
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Artist: Lynda Carter
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Bazel Group Inc.
Contact: Edward Bazel
Phone: 615-847-1105
Fax: 615-847-1106
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Artist: The Pink Spiders
Available: Call for availability - February / March 2009 -
Company: Devil Dolls Booking
Contact: Deborah Toscano
Phone: 512-448-1002
Fax: 773-496-8759
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Artist: DeWayn Brothers
Available: Call for availability - 2009 -
Company: Hello! Booking
Contact: Mike Butterworth
Phone: 651-647-4464
Fax: 763-463-1264
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Artist: Common Market
Available: Call for availability - 2009 - To package & support -
Company: The Agency Group Ltd.
Contact: Zach Quillen
Phone: 212-581-3100
Fax: 212-581-0015
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Artist: Nestor Torres
Available: Call for availability - Summer 2009 -
Company: Bazel Group Inc.
Contact: Edward Bazel
Phone: 615-847-1105
Fax: 615-847-1106
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Artist: Adler's Appetite
Available: Call for availability - FebruaryThrough Early April 2009 -
Company: Artists Worldwide
Contact: Chuck Bernal
Phone: 213-368-2112
Fax: 213-368-2110
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Artist: Suzanne Ciani
Available: Call for availability - Summer 2009 -
Company: The Carlini Group
Contact: Charles Carlini
Phone: 212-714-7722
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