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Coachella and Stagecoach Drop All Covid Safety Precautions

The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals will not require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests for attendees. Neither of the California festivals will require masks for their April events either, though face coverings are recommended for the dust. Stagecoach, which will be held after Coachella’s two-weekend run at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, posted on social media Tuesday that […]

Gerard Drouot, Esteemed French Concert Promoter, Dies at 69

Respected French concert promoter Gérard Drouot died Monday from leukemia at the age of 69, according to his company Gérard Drouot Productions (GDP). With more than 40 years of experience, Drouot brought major acts including Ray Charles, Elton John and The Rolling Stones to France. “His reputation around the world was matched only by his […]

Lollapalooza Set to Return at Full Capacity in July

Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning and it’s just over two months away. Festival producers C3 Presents announced Tuesday that the three-day festival will return at full capacity July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park. Lollapalooza’s late July return will mark one of the first major North American festivals to occur since the pandemic broke out in March […]

Paradigm Agents Dave Kaplan and Randall Uritsky Move to ICM Partners

Paradigm agents Dave Kaplan and Randall Uritsky have moved to ICM Partners. Both will join the agency's music division.

Live Nation Launches $10M Fund to Support Concert Crews Affected by Coronavirus

Live Nation has established a new charitable fund to help support concert crews around the world, it was announced Tuesday.

WME Elevates Becky Gardenhire to Co-Head of Nashville Office

WME has promoted agency partner Becky Gardenhire to co-head of its Nashville office.

Mariah Carey Returns to CAA After 5 Years at UTA

Mariah Carey has returned to CAA for worldwide representation in all areas, after having left in 2015 to be repped by UTA.

StubHub Refunds $500K to Customers Affected by NYC Blackout

New York City's blackout on Saturday impacted 27 of StubHub's events, with 25 having to be canceled and not rescheduled. The secondary ticketer has refunded $500,000 to impacted customers.

Michelle Obama to Headline 25th Anniversary of Essence Fest in New Orleans

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been announced as a headliner for the 25th anniversary of Essence Fest of Culture in New Orleans. Obama will join already announced appearances from Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott and HER for the July 4-7 festival and conference.

Taylor Swift Joins iHeartRadio Wango Tango Lineup

Taylor Swift has joined the lineup for iHeartRadio Wango Tango, set to take place June 1, with the Jonas Brothers, Halsey and Zedd also slated to perform.

Dave Stewart Signs With Paradigm for Global Representation

Paradigm Talent Agency has signed musician, producer, author, photographer and entrepreneur Dave Stewart. Paradigm will represent Stewart globally in all areas.

Haim to Headline 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork on Wednesday announced Haim, Robyn and The Isley Brothers' 60th anniversary celebration as headliners for its 2019 music festival. The 14th annual Pitchfork Music Festival is set to return to Chicago’s Union Park from July 19-21.