December 5, 2013

New Name for Greenville Arena

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(from Venues Today, November 26, 2013)  The Bi-Lo Center arena in Greenville, South Carolina, is getting a new name after 15 years. The new name will be the Bon Sectors Wellness Arena at the cost of a cool $4.5 million dollar deal over 10 years. Bon Sectors Heath System, sponsored by Bon Sectors Health Ministries, […]

October 31, 2013

Are Booking Agencies the New A&R Departments?

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(from VenuesToday, October 22, 2013)  On October 19-22, the Agents Panel discussed the decline of Arts and Repertoire (A&R) at the International Entertainment Buyers Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. These booking agents have seen their roles in artists’ careers expand and modify over the years due to the trend of spending less money on developing […]

September 19, 2013

Concerts to Cure

Melodic Caring Project ususes music and concert events to show support to kids in hospitals.

(PollstarOnline.com, September 17, 2013) One event can spark something so big it turns into an entirely new organization. That’s what happened when Levi Ware put on a special concert to benefit a girl with leukemia. Roughly 300 people attended this benefit concert to support this young girl, but because of medical circumstances, she was unable to […]