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February 16, 2017 

Ticketmaster Acquires Czech Ticketing Company Ticketpro

Live Nation's Ticketmaster continued it's international expansion this week with the acquisition of Czech-based ticket agency Ticketpro.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Announce UK/EU Dates

Australian rocker Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced plans for an arena tour of the UK and Europe.

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MSG's New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes Goes On Hiatus

The Madison Square Garden Company announced that after two years, the New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is taking a year-long hiatus while MSG retools the show.


UMG Relaunches Polygram Entertainment

Universal Music Group has relaunched Polygram Entertainment, a film and television company that focuses on producing scripted and unscripted content as well as documentaries focused on music.


Songkick Claims They Were Hacked By Live Nation

In the latest twist in their long-simmering antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation and their Ticketmaster subsidiary, indie ticketing company Songkick is now alleging that they are victims of hacking and data theft.


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Apple Music 'Well Past' 20 Million Subscribers As Top Exec Eddie Cue Shares 'Exclusives' Strategy

In December we heard that Apple Music had 20 million subscribers. 2 months later they are "well passed" that number, Apple senior executive Eddie Cue shared on stage at yesterday's ReCode conference.


Keith Urban Tops 52nd Annual ACM Nominations

The Academy of Country Music Awards have released its nominations for 2017, with country veteran Keith Urban leading the way.


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dies

Just days after abruptly canceling all of his upcoming shows and announcing that he was retiring, jazz legend Al Jarreau has died.

Artist Snapshot: Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt’s A Man and His Guitar, a performance recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN, premiered Jan. 19 on Nashville Public Television. More...



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BBC's Jason Carter Heads For Amazon

In another indicator of the increasing importance of digital music, Jason Carter, longtime head of popular music at the BBC, has left the organization for a new gig at Amazon.

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Gross Tickets Sold Total Capacity Percent Sold Ticket Price(s)
01/17/17Celine Dion The Colosseum at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV Concerts West/AEG Live/Caesars Entertainment 12/6 7,852,845 47,886 50,452 94.9% $500.00
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$140.00
$55.00
01/11/17Britney Spears The Axis at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV Caesars Entertainment 9/0 4,586,876 31,197 38,380 81.3% $495.00
$179.00
$94.00
$54.00
02/07/17Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jack Irons TD Garden - Boston, MA Frank Productions/AEG Live 2/2 2,435,608 26,145 26,145 100% $103.50
$53.50
01/27/17Billy Joel Amway Center - Orlando, FL Live Nation 1/1 1,987,556 16,345 16,345 100% $149.50
$49.50
01/20/17Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Necks ICC Sydney Theatre - Sydney, Australila Billions Australia 2/0 1,211,380 14,934 15,598 95.7% $79.10
$67.80
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Artist: Alpha Blondy
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 / 2018 -
Company: SEG / Sweetwine Entertainment Group
Contact: Ira Sweetwine
Phone: 303-444-1554
Fax: 303-845-7202
Email Agent

Artist: Ramsey Lewis
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 -
Company: UAA / Universal Attractions Agency
Contact: Nick Martucci
Phone: 212-582-7575
Fax: 212-333-4508
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Artist: Mary Wilson of The Supremes
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 -
Company: Wenig-LaMonica Associates
Contact: Paul LaMonica
Phone: 914-631-6500
Fax: 914-631-0101
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Artist: Hollerado
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 - Canada -
Company: The Billions Corporation
Contact: Steven Himmelfarb
Phone: 312-997-9999
Fax: 773-278-3721
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Artist: Southern Avenue
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 & 2018 -
Company: Madison House Inc.
Contact: Jordan Burger
Phone: 303-544-9900
Fax: 303-544-9900
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Artist: Colors of Christmas
Available: Call for Availability - Nov. 24 - Dec. 30, 2017-
Company: David Belenzon Management Inc.
Contact: David Belenzon
Phone: 858-832-8380
Fax: 858-832-8381
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Artist: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 -
Company: Ideal Entertainment
Contact: Dundee Holt
Phone: 917-572-6981
Fax: 917-423-0439
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Artist: La La Brooks
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 & 2018 -
Company: Solaris Entertainment
Contact: David Bishop
Phone: 850-766-8384
Fax: 850-270-2167
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Artist: Anthony B
Available: Call for Availability - May 28, 2017 to June 15, 2017 -
Company: Halogen Media Works / Northeast Music Production
Contact: Andrew "Ras Bigmill" Hayden
Phone: 802-230-4715
Fax: 802-419-3665
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Artist: Roy Ayers vs. Ramsey Lewis
Available: Call for Availability - 2017 -
Company: UAA / Universal Attractions Agency
Contact: Nick Martucci
Phone: 212-582-7575
Fax: 212-333-4508
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Artist: Bridges & Backroads Tour / John Ford Coley & Tom Wurth
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Company: Cody Entertainment Group
Contact: Phil Smallwood
Phone: 615-750-5399
Fax: 540-722-4526
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Artist: Snowkus Pocus
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Company: DCA Productions
Contact: Geraldine Abrahamsen
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