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August 27, 2015 

One Direction Headed For A Hiatus, No Tour For 5th Album

After rumors started circulating this week that the members of One Direction were planning to split in March of next year, band members Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson took to Twitter to reassure fans that they were just planning a hiatus and splitsville

Tyler The Creator Banned From UK, Cancels Tour

Rapper Tyler The Creator has canceled all of his scheduled dates in the UK, including appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

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Reelio Raises $5 Million Series A Round

Reelio, an influencer marketing platform that connects brands with digital stars, has raised a $5 million Series A funding round. Investors include, the venture capital firms of Philipp Schindler, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Reis, former Sony Mu

Live Nation Catches A Break On Taxes At The Gorge

Live Nation might catch a break on property taxes at the Gorge Amphitheatre after Grant County commissioners reevaluated the property use at the venue.

Who Really Owns Music: Exploring The Dizzying Spiral Of Music Rights And Payments

The controversy surrounding music streaming and artist compensation has been earning quit a bit of press lately.

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August 27, 2015


Rdio Adds 'Promoted Music Experiences,' Hard Rock 1st Brand Partner

Music streamers, under fire from labels and publishers demanding more revenue from free ad-supported listening, are working feverishly to finding better ways to attract and retain sponsors. Today Rdio unveiled a new brand offering, Promoted Music Experien

Kanye, Pharrell The Weeknd Among Performers For VMAs

Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots are all set to perform at the 2015 Video Music Awards this Sunday.

Music Publicist Jeff Walker Dies Suddenly

Jeff Walker, founder of one of Nashville's first independent publicity firms and a key figure in the development of country music internationally, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 65.

Old Man Canyon

Vancouver's fast rising alt-pop artist Old Man Canyon will join Australia's The Paper Kites on a extensive North American tour this fall, kicking off November 12 in Los Angeles. More...



Camera Obscura Cancels Tour While Keyboardist Battles Cancer

Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura announced that they are canceling their planned tour of western North America in October while their keyboard player undergoes treatment for cancer.


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08/15/15Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, Old Dominion MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ The Messina Group/AEG Live 1/1 6,067,017 58,642 58,642 100% $265.00
08/01/15Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, Old Dominion Sports Authority Field at Mile High - Denver, CO The Messina Group/AEG Live 1/1 5,279,591 54,674 54,674 100% $240.00
08/13/15Billy Joel, Gavin DeGraw Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA Live Nation 1/1 3,939,042 38,313 38,313 100% $129.50
07/31/15Rod Stewart The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV Concerts West/AEG Live/Caesars Entertainment 8/1 3,386,067 26,501 30,751 86.2% $250.00
08/04/15Billy Joel Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY Brooklyn Events Center LLC by Brett Yormark 1/1 1,782,576 16,791 16,791 100% $119.50
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Artist: Vivian Sessoms
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Company: Community Communications
Contact: Marty Sonnenfeld
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Artist: Wayne Baker Brooks
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Company: Blues Island Productions
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Artist: Foreign Fields
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Artist: Cursive
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Artist: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston
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