December 12, 2013

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December 5, 2013

Digital on The Rise Down Under

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(from Billboard Magazine, December 3, 2013) Australia has emerged as a key test market for international expansion of online music. In the space of three months during 2013, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio both arrived Down Under marking the services’ first expansions outside the United States. Australia used to have to get in line like […]

December 5, 2013

Switchfoot’s New Wave


(from Billboard Magazine, November 30, 2013) Switchfoot is a Christian rock band from Southern California who has a passion for waves and sound waves. Hoping to find inspiration for a new album, they visited famous surfing areas in New Zealand, Indonesia, and South Africa during their tour in 2011. Chad Butler, the band’s drummer, says […]

December 5, 2013

Small-Payroll Teams Rise to MLS Cup Berths

(From Sports Business Journal, December 2, 2013)  In July the professional soccer team Sporting Kansas City played host to the Major League Soccer All Star Game. On Saturday they will play host to the championship game where they face Real Salt Lake. These two teams have proven that large markets don’t always equate to championships. It […]

November 21, 2013

Braves Say AAA Team Will Remain in Gwinnett Co.

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(From Sports Business Journal, November 18, 2013)  The Atlanta Braves are planning on moving to Cobb County and hope that this move will go much better than the move to Gwinnett County by their AAA affiliate team.  The Gwinnett Braves move in 2009 got off to a rather rough start.  The team moved from Richmond, […]

November 21, 2013

Radio YouTube


(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013) A recent innovation in radio broadcast stations, once thought to hinder them, has become a widespread and successful means of grabbing their audience’s attention in the digital age. An example of this premiered this past September when BBC Radio posted a YouTube video of an hour-long interview with Kanye West. […]

November 21, 2013

The ‘Blacklist’ Playlist

"The Blacklist"

(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013) The new NBC drama “The Blacklist” has been a hit this fall. It has been very successful in the ratings and has been watched by millions of viewers. The September 30 episode had 17.9 million total viewers, and the October 7 episode had 16.9 million viewers. These numbers include […]

November 21, 2013

Drinking Profits

Drinking Profits

(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013) In today’s society everyone is trying to build an image that others want to emulate. Musicians are no exception; in all actuality they’re the rule. Having a rocker or partier image is what some musicians and bands alike are striving to portray. Rick Zeiler is coldclocking what the conventional […]

November 21, 2013

Why Everyone on the Florida Georgia Line Case Study Panel at the Touring Conference Was Grinning Ear-To-Ear (And it Wasn’t Just the Fireball)


(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013)  Florida Georgia Line was the artist development case study at the recent Billboard Touring Conference. The duo went from being unknown to having the longest running No. 1 of all-time on the Hot Country Charts and opening for stars such as Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. Florida Georgia Line’s […]

November 21, 2013

Big Renovation at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita park recently went under a $15 million renovation.

(from Venues Today, November 19, 2013) California’s Santa Anita Park recently spent $15 million in just under 12 weeks to revamp the historic venue. The renovations were revealed at the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championship, the venue’s largest event, in celebration of the Park’s 30th birthday. Also celebrating a benchmark is the owner of Santa Anita […]

November 14, 2013

Pandora Hangs Tough in Face of Competition — Including iTunes Radio

Pandora continues to stay ahead of the competition.

(from Billboard Biz, November 8, 2013) Since its inception, Pandora has been a popular internet streaming site. They have also always managed to keep ahead of their competitors. The introduction of iTunes Radio has shown to be no different. iTunes kicked their internet streaming service off in October of this year and reported some impressive […]

November 14, 2013

A Decade of Debuts

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 16, 2013)  During forty years of service, Spectator Management Group (SMG) has set the standards for developing, managing, and marketing live events.  This worldwide entertainment and convention center management company has opened or renovated more than 20 facilities in three countries:  the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  Spectator Management Group’s […]

November 14, 2013

Oakland Says Beckie Francis Fired for Mentally Abusing Players


(from USA Today, November 11, 2013) Beckie Francis was Oakland University’s women’s basketball Head Coach until she was fired from her position on June 12 of this year for allegedly mentally and emotionally abusing her players. Francis’ role as head coach has since been filled, but the issue is anything but resolved and brings up […]

November 14, 2013

The Maigc Week


(Billboard Magazine, November 9, 2013) Timing is everything when it comes to releasing new music, and many artists have experienced great success in the past with releases that hit the market during the month of December. Fifteen years ago Island Def Jam tried something unheard of when they released a new album in December. Even […]

November 12, 2013

Sleep No More

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 9, 2013)  Aloe Blacc – a California songwriter/musician – sings in and co-wrote the Avicii’s single “Wake Me Up!” that has become one of the biggest hits of the year. Earlier in his career, Blacc was part of a hip-hop duo, Emanon, that has been releasing music independently since the late […]

November 7, 2013

On the Verge: Songwriter Bonnie McKee Ready for Spotlight


(USA Today, November 3, 2013) At 29 years of age, Bonnie McKee is no stranger to the Music Industry. She is, however, a stranger to the spotlight. She has written nine number one hit singles for successful artists such as Brittney Spears, Taio Cruz, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Carly Rae Jepson, and her close friend Katy Perry. McKee […]

November 7, 2013

Disney Institute, NBA Align


(from SportsBusiness Journal, November 4, 2013) The National Basketball Association (NBA) has recently partnered with the Disney Institute, the entertainment industry leader long known for its exceptional service, aiming to improve the fan experience at NBA arenas through a standardized arena customer service program. Participation in this program is voluntary by NBA teams. Initial plans […]

November 7, 2013

Game On: Consoles Are Changing How We Think About Entertainment

Game Console Map

                    (From, November 5, 2013) Game consoles are no longer just concerned with who has the best graphics and games; they are now looking at who has the best entertainment package as a whole. M2Research Chief Executive, Wanda Meloni, says, “For the first time in […]

November 7, 2013

Bicycle Music Acquires Wind-Up Records’ Back Catalog, Cuts Deal with Concord Music Group

(from Billboard Magazine, October 31, 2013) This week, Bicycle Music has taken ownership of Wind-Up Records’ back catalog. This entitles them to the masters of 1,600 songs, some of those from albums by Creed, Evanescence, Seether and Alter Bridge. While we’re not exactly sure what the terms of the deal are, Bicycle has struck a […]

November 7, 2013

“Counting Stars” Becomes Band’s Biggest Global Hit Thanks to Wave of Synchs


(Billboard Magazine, November, 1 2013) As many labels look to their fourth quarter album releases, John Janick, President of Interscope, is still excited about a first quarter album release due to a synch inspired sales renewal. OneRepublic’s Native is making a sales resurgence with their third single “Counting Stars.” Native was initially released in March, and […]