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September 3, 2015 

Ian Rogers Abruptly Exits Apple Music

One of the key figures in Apple's new music streaming service is leaving the company just two months after the service launched to mixed reviews.

Motörhead's Lemmy Too Ill To Perform In Two Shows

Heavy metal legends Motörhead have cut two shows short and canceled a third date at the Aztec Theatre over apparent health issues with the band's frontman, Lemmy.

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Tegan And Sara Sign With WME

William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment has signed Tegan and Sara to a worldwide agreement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

First Avenue To Re-Open Following Ceiling Collapse

Three weeks after a ceiling collapsed on concert-goers, the main room of the iconic First Avenue music venue in downtown Minneapolis has re-opened for business.

Streaming Music Drives Universal To Profit In Q2

On Wednesday, Universal Music Group reported both increased revenue and earnings for the first half of 2015, bolstered by streaming services.

Trump Is The New Hit Single
The biggest story of the year is the failure of Re/code to go it alone. With the number one tech reporter on board, and a plethora of backup, it turned out no one cared, that the "Wall Street Journal" was the brand, and no one had the time, interest or
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September 3, 2015


TIDAL Falsely Claims Apple Banned Its Drake Charity Concert Live Stream

From a star-studded launch through today, TIDAL has a PR problem. Sadly, the first music streaming service whose stated goal was empowering artists has repeatedly misjudged the effects of both its words and actions.

The 2015 VMA's Wins And Presidential Announcements

Miley Cyrus hosted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards when it was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Director Wes Craven Dies

Wes Craven, the director known for his horror films such as A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes, has died. He was 76.


Kelela is announcing the release of her new EP Hallucinogen via her own Cherry Coffee imprint (US) and via Warp (Rest of World) on October 9th, 2015. The spiritual centerpiece of the EP, "Rewind", debuted via Zane Lowe's Beats1 show and was dubbed 'W More...



Live Nation Acquires NZ Arena

Live Nation NZ and their partners MHC investments have been approved by the Overseas Investment Office to acquire Auckland's 12,000-seat Vector Arena.


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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
08/28/15AC/DC Plaines d'Abraham - Quebec City, Quebec evenko/Live Nation/Festival d'Ete de Quebec 1/0 4,047,480 48,588 58,000 83.8% $97.72
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
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