Friday, July 1, 2022

Taylor Mims

Oak View Group Plans $3 Billion Las Vegas Arena and Casino

Live entertainment development company Oak View Group is putting its stamp on Las Vegas. Today, the company announced its plan for a newly developed entertainment district in Las Vegas, which will include a brand-new arena. Groundbreaking and construction of...

New York Music Workers Seek Eligibility for Pandemic Relief Grants

New York touring musicians – led by the Music Workers Alliance – are seeking additional pandemic relief from the state after a tumultuous touring season this winter.Musicians including Esperanza Spalding and Marc Ribot are advocating on behalf of New...

Rallying for Ukraine: Photos From Benefit Concerts Around the Globe

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the live-music industry has rallied around the latter country with demonstrations of support and myriad benefit concerts across the globe. In New York, there was Metropolitan Opera’s A Concert...

Shazam Launches Concert Discovery Features With Bandsintown

Shazam will now help users find out who is playing and where you can see them. Today, the music discovery app has launched a suite of new features that will help fans find local shows for artists. By simply...

Dua Lipa, Metallica, Green Day & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2022

Lollapalooza has tapped some of the biggest names in music to headline its 2022 festival. The top of this year’s bill includes Dua Lipa, Metallica, J. Cole, Green Day and Doja Cat.   The four-day festival in Chicago will...

OVG360 Names Gregory A. O’Dell President, Venue Management

Venue management and hospitality company OVG360 named Gregory A. O’Dell president, venue management. OVG360 – a division of global sports and entertainment company Oak View Group – will welcome O’Dell to his new role in April after he departs...

MSG Names Lucas Watson President of Sphere Venues

Business brand veteran Lucas Watson has been tapped to lead Madison Square Garden Entertainment Sphere venues. Watson will officially join the company on March 28 as president, MSG Sphere.The first MSG Sphere venue – MSG Sphere at The Venetian...

Duran Duran Announce 2022 North American Tour With Nile Rodgers

Duran Duran is returning to North America this summer for a 14-date trek. The group will be joined by special guests Nile Rodgers and Chic on select dates. The tour will kick off on August 19 at Treasure Island...

San Francisco Nonprofit Will Pay Struggling Indie Venues’ Bills

“Subscribe to Live is the only non-grant, non-loan community based, rapid relief financial aid program available,” said Elizabeth Simon, Bourgeois Productions Presents promoter and founder of Independent Venue Preservation Initiative, in a statement. “By investing in our local arts and entertainment economy for...

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