May 12, 2012

The Social Network Hits The Road

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Below is a news summary by Katelyn Long, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, May 12, 2012) The eyes of the live music business have been opened to the power of social as a marketing and promotional tool. Most concert industry executives agree that Twitter and Facebook will continue to […]

May 10, 2012

Venues See Payoff From Waste Reduction

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Below is a news summary by Ben Prevallet, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, May 7, 2012) Reducing waste has taken over every major league venue in recent years, ranging from placing recycling cans next to trash cans in public areas to using compostable plates, cups, cup carriers, and […]

May 10, 2012

NBC’s Digital Rivals Line Up With Their Own London 2012 Sites

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Below is a news summary by Ashley Dean, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, May 6, 2012) The 2012 Olympics are fast approaching and everyone wants a piece of the action. It is known that NBC owns the rights to the Olympic rings, but it appears that multiple organizations […]

May 10, 2012

Reebok Keeps Foot in NFL by Re-signing Manning Brothers

Reebok Keeps Foot in NFL by Re-signing Manning Brothers

Below is a news summary by Ashleigh Bryson, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, May 7, 2012) Reebok has re-signed longtime endorsers Eli and Peyton Manning, the strongest evidence yet that, while its brand will no longer be seen on NFL fields, the company isn’t abandoning marketing around the […]

May 10, 2012

Junior Seau’s Death Draws More Focus to NFL’s Issues with Head Injuries

Junior Seau's Death Draws More Focus to NFL's Issues with Head Injuries

Below is a news summary by Paige Jones, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, May 3, 2012) Junior Seau, a former NFL player, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 2, 2012. Seau, who was commonly known as a legend to the NFL community had dedicated 13 of […]

May 10, 2012

Mayweather-Cotto Shatters Golden Boy’s Records for Sponsor Rights Fees, Promotional Value

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Below is a news summary by Ben Parrino, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, May 6, 2012) The pay-per-view title bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Miguel Cotto, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, contained the highest grossing sponsor rights fees and promotional value the company has ever seen. The […]

May 3, 2012

Magic Bus

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Below is a news summary by Emma Rosenow, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 28, 2012) According to the increased traffic the coach companies are seeing this time of year, the music touring business is ready for a busy summer and fall. The industry has seen somewhat of a […]

May 3, 2012

Masters Sells Out New Hospitality Location

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Below is a news summary by Eddie Meyer, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 30, 2012) Augusta National, a new hospitality site currently being built, has already sold out its on-site hospitality tickets a year in advance to the club being scheduled to open. This new 90,000 square-foot […]

April 26, 2012

A Woman Of Substance

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Below is a news summary by Courtney Mason, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 21,2012) What does Carrie Underwood have in common with Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Martina McBride? They are all women of substance. Carrie Underwood is far from being fake, she’s a married women, […]

April 26, 2012

SiriusXM, MLB come to Terms on Streaming Games

SiriusXM, MLB come to Terms on Streaming Games

Below is a news summary by Ian Braun, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 29, 2012) The MLB and SiriusXM satellite radio have finally ended their four year standoff, partially at least. The SiriusXM app on smartphones allows fans to watch thirty MLB channels online, one for each […]

April 26, 2012

NFL Draft: Sponsors Make Their Selections

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Below is a news summary by Kat Spellman, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sportsbusinessdaily.com, April 23,2012) One thing that many sports fans follow the development of, but never think to buy tickets to, is the NFL draft, however that mentality is changing.  The NFL is trying to change the appearance of […]

April 26, 2012

Living the Sweetlife

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Below is a news summary by Tabatha Bell, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 21, 2012) In the United States, festivals sponsored by big brands are hard to come by due to financial situations. However, Virgin Mobile successfully produced just that. The Sweetlife Food and Music Festival is on […]

April 26, 2012

Business Matters: Why Concert Listing Sites Like Songkick, Bandsintown Matter in Today’s Increasingly Fragmented Market

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Below is a news summary by Stephanie Harmon, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 24, 2012) Technology is an ever changing thing in today’s society. Android apps have played a major role in today’s world. Everyone is trying to come out with the newest app that people can use. […]

April 26, 2012

Sprint Center Offering Sprint-Sponsored App

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Below is a news summary by Christopher Westrich, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 23, 2012)The Sprint Center, an arena located in Kansas City, Missouri, has just had a new mobile application developed. Carbonhouse, a Charlotte tech firm, recently launched the app for the Sprint Center, which is […]

April 26, 2012

Sale Allows NBA to Break Even on Hornets

Sale Allows NBA to Break Even on Hornets

Below is a news summary by Cory Smith, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 23, 2012)The NBA has struck a deal with business man Tom Benson to sell him the New Orleans Hornets. Benson currently owns the New Orleans Saints as well. The deal for the Hornets is […]

April 19, 2012

Coachella’s Modern Mosaic

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Below is a news summary by Katelyn Long, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2012) Coachella has been an event that is known for being able to recognize and identify new talent, and offer audiences a wide array of musical guests that vary from Afrobeat band […]

April 19, 2012

Spotify, Coca-Cola Team Up for App, Facebook Integration, More

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Below is a news summary by Cody Phelps, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 18, 2012) Coca-Cola and Spotify have recently announced they will be teaming up for a smart phone, tablet app and more. Coca-Cola has the largest following of any brand on Facebook, which will help cement […]

April 19, 2012

High Hopes at Philly’s New ‘Mall of Sports Bars’

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Below is a news summary by Ben Prevallet, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 16, 2012) South Philadelphia recently kicked off the first day of the MLB season with a big bang. The newly built, Xfinity Live! Complex, had fans lining up two-and-a-half hours before game time, to […]

April 19, 2012

Backbeat: Alabama Shakes Play Tiny NYC Venue for MTV Hive Livestream

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Below is a news summary by Megan Stonecipher, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Billboard Magazine, April 17, 2012) Alabama Shakes, a US rock band on the rise, is gaining momentum in the US music scene, thanks to MTV. This week, their album debuted at number 3 in the UK and at […]

April 19, 2012

ESPN Radio Deal Takes USC National

ESPN Radio Deal Takes USC National

Below is a news summary by Adam Witt, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University. (from Sports Business Journal, April 16th, 2012) ESPN recently decided to make USC the second university to land a national radio deal for its football program. All of the Trojans home games will be broadcast over ESPN radio and […]