The ENCORE Digital Weekly Magazine is a
December 17, 2009 
Dear friends and colleagues,

For many of us in this business of ours, 2009 proved to be a very challenging year. The uncertainty of the ongoing turmoil in the financial world and the fundamental changes and consolidations currently reshaping the entertainment industry have meant that the path forward is not always readily apparent.

It was a year when the touring artist was king (or queen - I'm looking at you Madonna), when mergers and acquisitions such as William Morris & Endeavor and the Live Nation and Ticketmaster deal seemed to be the order of the day; and when the king of pop took his final bow. The shibboleth of the year was 'doing more with less' and we hope that CelebrityAccess was instrumental in helping our clients and colleagues do just that.

But a brighter future may lay ahead - glimmers of a financial dawn seem to be on the horizon and live entertainment has rarely been in more demand as the industry works to find new and innovative ways to bring artists and fans together.

Alas, this will be the final edition of Encore that we publish until 2010 and we would be remiss if we did not take a moment to thank all of you for the readership and insightful comments over the course of the past year. The entire staff here at CelebrityAccess wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season and only the best in the upcoming year.

Thank you,

Marc, Peter and the CelebrityAccess Team

Fibiger Joins MSGE

MSG Entertainment has selected Randy Fibiger as their new Vice President VP Concert Bookings, Theaters at Madison Square Garden Entertainment.

Solters & Digney PR Gets A New Name

A name long associated with entertainment publicity firms, Lee Solters, will, after 60+ years, be retired from the work-a-day world of show business.

Red House Records
This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Eric Peltoniemi
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Garth Brooks Set to Open Las Vegas Show

Casino owner Steve Wynn was able to lure country music legend Garth Brooks out of retirement. Now, the curtain is rising on Brooks' show on the Las Vegas Strip.

Weezer's Cancelled Dates Extend To January As Rivers Recovers

Rivers Cuomo is out of the hospital but not jumping back on the stage anytime soon. The frontman for the band Weezer needs more time to rest after the bus accident on December 6th.

Mark Your Calendar, Coachella Dates Are Here

Dates for the 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival have been confirmed.

Seth's Promotion
The post I e-mail most is this:
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Universal Motown Records Appoints Monaco to EVP & General Manager

Universal Motown Records has appointed Pat Monaco to Executive Vice President & General Manager of the company.

VEVO Update & Why The Rocky Start May Not Matter

Things are improving at the new music video site Vevo.

Drake To ICM

Up-and-coming hip hop performer Drake has signed with ICM who will rep the artist in all aspects of his career.

Tom Petty

Tom Petty has grown up, but not too much. More...



EMI Picks Up Indie Music Merch Company

EMI has acquired Europe's largest indie music merch distributor Loudclothes for an undisclosed sum, continuing the label's expansion into the retail music merchandise world.


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12/07/09Fleetwood Mac, The Verses Acer Arena - Sydney, Andrew McManus Presents 2/0 2,861,280 19,400 20,230 95.9% $181.02
11/10/09Legally Blonde- The Musical Broward Center for the Performing Arts - AuRene Theater - Fort Lauderdale, FL Broadway Across America, In House 16/0 2,175,422 20,640 41,328 49.9% $23.00
11/18/09Miley Cyrus, Metro Station Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY AEG Live 2/2 2,002,982 29,277 29,277 100% $79.50
11/24/09Phish Wachovia Center - Philadelphia, PA Live Nation/in-house 2/0 1,819,250 36,436 38,882 93.7% $50.00
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Artist: The Velvet Teen
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Artist: Bonne Finken
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