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May 21, 2015 

BB King
Blues Icon B.B. King Dies

The `King of the Blues` guitarist and singer BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, according to his lawyer.

U2’s First Arena Tour In 10 Years 'A Home Run'

Live Nation global touring chief Arthur Fogel has discussed the challenges of producing tours by Madonna and U2 in the same year.

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Live Nation Targeted With Fake Press Release

Live Nation appears to have been the victim of a hoax after a fake press release was circulated claiming the promoter owed back taxes for the Gorge Amphitheatre.

Spotify Says It's Responsible For 10% Of All U.S. Label Revenue

Spotify claims to have been responsible for 10% of all U.S. record label revenue in the first quartet of 2015. The stat came from Will Page, Spotify's director of economics during the Music Biz Conference in Nashville this week.

Starbucks Shifts Music Gears From iTunes to Spotify In Major Multi-Year Partnership

Digital music deals and launches are accelerating ahead of next months Apple music relaunch. Spotify hit a solid double yesterday with multi-faceted Starbucks deal that includes 200,000+ free Spotify Premium accounts and marks a shift for the ubiquitous r

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Live Nation Threatens Closure At Oakdale Over Cease & Desist

Live Nation has threatened to close the The Toyota Oakdale Theatre if the cease-and-desist letter issued against the promoter is not lifted.

BMI Beats Pandora: Courts Says Pandora Must Raise Payments To Songwriters 43%

The laws governing digital music are a mess and getting messier. Recently, the FCC approved Pandora's purchase of a radio station that would lower payments to rightsholders, and an ASCAP attempt to retroactively raise their rates was defeated in court.

Billboard Music Awards Winners 2105 - A Full List

Taylor Swift ruled the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, winning eight different awards and bringing her lifetime total to 20, overtaking Garth Brooks, who has 19, as the artist the most wins in the history of the Awards show.

Spandau Ballet

As a part of a reunion tour that brought Spandau Ballet to House of Blues on Saturday, April 25th, Jim Ryan, writer of the ChicagoNow music blog Chicago At Night, spoke with actor and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp about second chances; his band's ne More...



Sam Smith Undergoes Throat Surgery

The British soul singer Sam Smith has successfully undergone throat surgery to address a vocal cords hemorrhage that forced him to bow out of his planned Australian tour as well as shows in Japan, the Philippines, France, and Monaco.


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05/09/15Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, Old Dominion Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN The Messina Group/AEG Live 1/0 4,064,335 43,675 44,872 97.3% $250.00
04/15/15Britney Spears The Axis at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV Caesars Entertainment/Live Nation 7/0 3,163,900 23,869 29,344 81.3% $495.00
04/29/15Journey The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas, NV AEG Live 9/5 2,896,949 24,961 26,480 94.3% $250.00
05/16/15Billy Joel, Gavin DeGraw Target Center - Minneapolis, MN Live Nation 1/1 1,802,477 18,183 18,183 100% $124.50
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