SFX Entertainment has added five new companies to its portfolio, including Voodoo Experience, Hangout Music Fest, and ID&T — the largest dance-event promoter in the world — according to its president Robert F.X. Sillerman. The moves automatically give SFX a significant foothold in the North American festival market - and not just in EDM.
Just hours after Irving Azoff’s departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard’s Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff’s family is vacationing with Don Henley’s family. In this conversation, Azoff explains why he’s leaving (especially on New Year’s Eve), who he’s taking with him, and why merging with Ticketmaster was both a highlight and a regret.
I’m embarrassingly late to the game on David Lowery’s response to this intern at NPR. This. Log post quickly went viral as it circulated throughout the music, tech, media industries and more.
Whether a musician, a quarterback, a barista, a garbage man, a music fan, a teacher, or preacher, I highly encourage you to take 10 minutes and read David’s insight on our Free Culture Hybrid Economy & the delusional outlook we inadvertently have on our consumption of media.
- Bob Lefsetz on Live Nation CEO, Michael Rapino - Lefsetz.com