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December 18, 2014 
It is hard to believe that I'm writing another holiday message as it seems like just a short while ago, I was typing out a similar missive to mark the arrival of 2013's holiday season. But another year has come and gone and the holidays are once again upon us.

Amidst the holiday festivities, the season is also a time of reflection and it has become our custom at CelebrityAccess, to take a look back at the events which shaped our industry in the past year.

2014 saw Live Nation's continued growth, with the company expanding abroad in places such as The Philippines and Japan, even as the company approaches profitability.

2014 also saw the collapse of the gaming industry in Atlantic City, with five major casinos shuttering along with the sharp contraction of the gaming industry in the northeast, with its implications for the entertainment industry.

The growing debate over streaming music and its impact on the music industry at large, sparked in part by Taylor Swift's controversial decision to pull her music from Spotify.

William Morris Endeavor's acquisition of rival sports and entertainment agency IMG.

Legendary agent Marsha Vlasic's exit from her long-term home at ICM Partners.

The continued acquisitive growth of the EDM sector, with Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment leading the charge, even as the company bleeds red ink.

The changing of the flag as Live Nation wrests the concession from Nederlander Concerts at the storied Greek Theater.

The continued legal imbroglios for artists such as Justin Bieber and Bill Cosby.

The denouement of Jeff Berg's much-talked-about, but short-lived Resolution Talent and the continued expansion of boutique agencies such as The Agency Group, Windish, Buddy Lee and APA.

Live Nation's innovative deal with Yahoo! that sees the internet company streaming a live concert a day, for an entire year.

Apple's big dollar tie-up with Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre's Beats Music Service, as the company seeks to transition into the streaming music sector in the face of shrinking download profits.

Irving Azoff's partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment as the legendary manager begins to acquire entertainment properties.

Data security became an issue at the forefront with companies such as Sony Pictures reporting networks compromised by digital intruders.

Major tours by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce & Jay-Z, and Sir Paul McCartney.

Apple's iPhone 6 release partnership with Irish rockers U2, which saw the company give away tens of millions of the band's latest album as a promotional tool.

The continued and seemingly remorseless slide of profits from recorded music in the U.S.

The tragic death of sixteen concert-goers during a show in South Korea and the subsequent suicide of the show's promoter.

We would also be remiss if we did not remember some of the artists, entertainers and industry figures who merged with the infinite in 2014, including Pete Seeger, Peter Grosslight, Scott Asheton, Robin Williams, Jimmy Scott, Horace Silver, Steve Rossi, Bobby Womack, Charlie Haden, Johnny Winter, Casey Kasem, Manny Roth, Paul Revere, Tim Williams, Joan Rivers, Gustavo Cerati, Joe Sample, Acker Bilk, Tim Hauser,Tom Magliozzi, Dana Miller, Neil Reshen, Jimmy Ruffin, Big Bank Hank, Pete Shutler, Gerald Wilson, Robert "Throb" Young, Tommy Ramone, Gerry Goffin, Doc Neeson, Herb Jeffries, Rupert Loewenstein, Jerry Vale, Cheo Feliciano, Dave Brockie, and Bob Casale.

Finally, as this is our final Encore for the year, everyone at CelebrityAccess would like to take a moment to thank you for your patronage and readership in 2014 and to wish you a happy and safe winter holiday season and a successful new year in 2015.

The CelebrityAccess Team

Indie Promoters Best The Giants In 2014

Even in the face of an industry that seems intent on vertical integration by companies like AEG and Live Nation, the grosses of the top six independent promoters in the U.S. this year nearly doubled that of the major players.

The Who Announce U.S. Dates For Farewell Tour

Iconic UK rock band The Who have announced the dates for the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary and farewell tour.

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New Entertainment Complex Considered At Ft. Bragg

Officials at U.S. Army base Fort Bragg are weighing a proposed entertainment complex at the base, including a movie theater, restaurants and a performance space.

BMG Chrysalis To Administer Hasbro Catalog

In another move to bolster their film and television publishing offerings, BMG Chrysalis US has signed with Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. over a worldwide administration agreement covering the studio's entir

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Beatport To Relaunch As Streaming Music Service

Online electronic music vendor Beatport is reportedly in development to relaunch the site as an EDM streaming service.

Apple Wins Lawsuit Verdict

After deliberating for several hours, a federal jury found in favor of Apple in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit brought over alleged anti-competitive behavior in relation to the iPod music player and iTunes music store.

Green Day, Joan Jett & Lou Reed Among Rock Hall Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced members of the class of inductees, with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers among the artists getting the nod.


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The Who Postpone Final Two Shows

Legendary rock band The Who have been forced to postpone the final two dates of their current, sold-out tour of the UK after Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with a throat infection.


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12/11/14Andrea Bocelli, Eugene Kohn, Heather Headley, Maria Aleida American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX Frank J. Russo/Gelb Promotions 1/0 1,980,983 12,239 13,138 93.2% $350.00
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