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Is Beyoncé Being Managed by a Live Nation Exec? Legal Papers Shed Light on Pop Star’s Business

In the legal war between Mathew Knowles and Live Nation, the former claiming the latter made false claims that he stole money from his daughter, filings reveal a curious consortium of players.

Live Nation Puts In Bid For Warner Recorded Music

The concert and ticketing company's offer comes after it largely abandoned plans to compete with record labels by signing superstar artists like Madonna and Jay-Z.

Phish to Stage Super Ball IX in Upstate NY

The band that pioneered the multi-day concert concept returns for a ninth fest, and the first major music event to be hosted at Watkins Glen since 1973's Summer Jam, which drew 600,000.

Ron Baird, Influential Nashville Agent, Dead At 60

"He had great love of music, a heart of gold and a generous spirit," says CAA's Rob Light of Baird, who was Shania Twain's longtime booking agent.

Adam Friedman to Step Down As Nederlander CEO

In leaving the concert giant, Friedman tells Billboard.biz he hopes to "be part of some major change that's desperately needed."

The Who reveals Super Bowl set list

The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems.

Front Line more than a little bit country

Nashville — Irving Azoff's Front Line Management has quietly acquired Dale Morris & Associates, home to country music's top touring artist in Kenny Chesney, along with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson.

Paradigm buys, gets religion

Paradigm has snapped up Christian music booking entity Third Coast Artists Agency and will incorporate it into the firm's Nashville office.

Ticket law taken at face value

As another round of U2 tickets went on sale, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., unveiled legislation Monday to improve fans' chances of getting tickets at face price and crack down on ticket resellers.

U2 sets event ‘Horizon’

U2360, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will kick off its global stadium trek June 30 in Barcelona.

Madonna’s take hardly borderline

If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in today's music business, a look at Billboard's top 2008 moneymakers should hammer the point home.

Mayhem with Manson, Slayer

Marilyn Manson and Slayer will headline the second Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, topping a main-stage bill that also includes Bullet for My Valentine and another act to be announced.