November 14, 2013

Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ Benefit

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 7, 2013) The seventh annual “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit began on November 6, 2013 and was run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff’s foundation. This benefit is put on every year to raise money for wounded service men and women. Bruce Springsteen auctioned off his own guitar for over $250,000 which […]

November 14, 2013

With Rebound, WNBA Solidifies Spot at ESPN

ESPN has signed to carry the WNBA until the year 2022.

(from Sports Business Journal, November 11th, 2013)  Over the years, the WNBA has had to fight the reputation they have had of nobody watching their games.  Since their founding in 1996, it has had a low average attendance of 7,457 fans attending each game, and only 180,000 viewers tuned into its games in 2012.  Even […]

November 14, 2013

Fox Sports Will Sell for Big East

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(Sports Business Journal, November 11, 2013)  Fox Sports has recently inked a two-year deal with the Big East conference to sell and market all corporate sponsorship throughout the Big East.  This deal was made only days before the Big East kicked off the beginning of a 12-year, $600 million deal with Fox Sports as their […]

November 14, 2013

Mayor: Turner Field to be Demolished in 2017


(From USA Today, November 12, 2013) The Atlanta Braves have announced that they will be leaving the city of Atlanta moving to a suburb just outside the city in 2017 for a new stadium. Atlanta’s mayor has said that once the team has moved to the new ball park, Turner Field will be demolished. The […]

November 14, 2013

The Maigc Week

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(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 14, 2013

Country Labels Revive Two Forgotten Arts: Artist Development—And Patience

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 7, 2013) Usually record companies will drop an artist if they have a failed single, but that is not the case in country music. Country music labels often give their artists more than one chance to be successful. Brett Eldredge and Tyler Farr both did not do well in the beginning […]

November 14, 2013

Study Finds Music Fans More Favorable to Brands Involved in Streaming and Concerts

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(From Billboard Magazine, November 6, 2013) According to a recent study, fans of music and live entertainment are more favorable of the brands that are involved in concerts and streaming music services. Streaming services and live events provide brands with an opportunity to engage fans in the awareness of their company. These conclusions are the result […]

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

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(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

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(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

Live Nation Revenue Hits a Record $2.26 Billion in Third Quarter

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(From Billboard Magazine, November 5, 2013) Increased concert attendance drove Live Nation’s third quarter revenue to a record high. The company turned in $2.6 billion in revenue this quarter, which is up 15 percent from the prior year quarter. Adjusted operating income (AOI), a metric that excludes certain one-time items, rose 9% to $221.2 million. […]

November 7, 2013

Everyone’s Adidas

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(From Billboard Magazine, November 2, 2013) Adidas shoe and clothing brand developed a new position in 2009 called the Global Director of Entertainment and Influencer Marketing.  Since the position got started, the brand has been partnering with artists to market their shoes and clothing.  Adidas used to primarily use hip-hop artists but has recently begun […]

November 7, 2013

The Biology of the Sports Fan

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(from Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2013) Sports have always been a way for fans to sit back, relax and root their team to victory. However, recent studies show that watching big games can play a big impact on the mind and body of a fan. Sports studies for years have always focused on the […]

November 7, 2013

A Robust Expansion Era Ballot Could Lead To Economic Bliss For Cooperstown

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(from Forbes Magazine, November 6, 2013) The National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, New York, recently presented the 12 finalists who will possibly become the next Hall of Fame inductees.  The ballot is known as the Expansion Era ballot, and it will be discussed and voted upon by the Hall of Fame’s 16 member […]

November 7, 2013

NBC Bullish on Profitability of Sochi Olympics

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(from Sports Business Journal, November 5, 2013) There is always a buzz around the world when the Olympic Games roll around.  With the Winter Olympics approaching in 2014, NBC is more optimistic about the upcoming games than they have ever been in the last decade.  The games will be hosted in Sochi, Russia and are […]

November 7, 2013

With ‘Mansion’ A Hit, Churchill Turns To Infield

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(From Sports Business Journal on November 3, 2103) The Churchill Downs thoroughbred racetrack recently had a $9 million renovation that included a new section known as The Mansion. The Mansion is a mega premium area where tickets start at $7,000 a person. This year’s Kentucky Derby was the first time The Mansion was open and sold […]

November 7, 2013

The Return

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(from Billboard Magazine, November 9,2013) Lyor Cohen has been away from the music scene since he left his job at Warner. Now he is back with a brand new idea for the music industry. Cohen is going to start his own music company by the name of “300.” Cohen co-founded 300 with two of his […]

November 7, 2013

Real Salt Lake Signs one of Top MLS Jersey Deals

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(from Sports Business Journal, October 28-November 3, 2013)  LifeVantage has officially signed a deal to be MLS’s Real Salt Lake’s new jersey sponsor.  LifeVantage will be replacing XanGo which has been Real Salt Lake’s sponsor since 2005.  This will be LifeVantage’s first sport-marketing expenditure.  The new LifeVantage jerseys will make their debut in the 2014 […]

November 7, 2013

Game On: Consoles Are Changing How We Think About Entertainment

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                    (From Billboard.biz, 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

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(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 […]