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Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

The ceremony will honor the highest-achieving tours, companies and executives of the year based primarily on the Billboard Boxscore chart.

Beyonce’s Formation Tour Made Over $250M

Beyonce’s stadium Formation World Tour, which began in April, sold 2.2 million tickets.

Security Experts Talk Concert Safety Challenges, Logistics After Orlando Shootings

“I think you'll see more and more wanding and walk-through metal detectors for all sizes of events and establishments," says Cory Meredith, founder and president of Staff Pro Security.

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Artists, Concert Execs Weigh In on Security Challenges

"[What happened] scares the shit out of me," Sam Harris of the X Ambassadors said Sunday at the Bonnaroo festival. "We were literally just there three days ago, playing a venue the same size as the one that Christina Grimmie was shot at. We can’t be afraid to continue to come out, to see music, to dance, to perform. But so much needs to happen."

Garth Brooks Signs With WME

The all-time top-selling solo artist in the U.S. has been without an agency for 20 years.

How Did the Irving Plaza Shooting Happen? “A Man Had a Beef and a Gun”

Event security and insurance experts say Wednesday night's shooting at a T.I. show transcends genre or location.

Beyonce Adds L.A., NY Dates to Formation World Tour

The singer will also stop in Houston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville after the European leg of the tour.

Beyonce to Embark on ‘Formation’ Summer Stadium Tour

The news was announced via an ad that aired directly following the singer's Super Bowl 50 halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

Eagles Manager Irving Azoff “Heartbroken” Over Death of Glenn Frey: “I Can’t Believe He’s Gone”

"I can’t believe everything we accomplished. It was a staggering body of work and just an amazing run. I don’t think there will ever be another American band [that's] as successful."

Guns N’ Roses to Reunite for Coachella, Possible Stadium Tour: Sources

The band is also tapped to be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open April 6 with The Killers and Wayne Newton.

Adele Ticket Blowout Frustrates Fans, With Ticketmaster Taking the Heat

But according to a source at the firm, Ticketmaster "did not crash and performed very well, in spite of truly unprecedented demand."

Adele’s Ticket-Sales Strategy, Looking to Stop Scalpers, Draws Criticism (and a Lot of Fans)

Some fans complained of logistical challenges and “security breaches” whereby purchasers could see other buyers’ personal information while in the purchasing process.