November 17, 1998 |
Resolving what USA Networks chief Barry Diller called their "short but slightly contentious" relationship, USA-owned Ticketmaster Inc. and live entertainment consolidator SFX Entertainment Inc. announced an exclusive, long-term agreement for Ticketmaster to sell tickets to all SFX events. In a statement, SFX Chairman Robert Sillerman suggested the arrangement could let SFX reduce ticket prices at some venues.
May 7, 1998 |
This week's sale of Avalon Attractions, the Los Angeles concert promoter that also runs Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, would appear to be a setback for Thomas "Jock" Weaver III, an aspiring entertainment czar from Hickory Valley, Tenn. Last June, Weaver's Nashville Country Club Inc. (since renamed TBA Entertainment Corp.) agreed to pay $7 million for 51% of Avalon, which also has interests in amphitheaters in San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
October 31, 2006 |
EMI Group said Monday that it had formed a partnership with the Dean Martin trust to market the late singer and movie star's name, image and likeness. Martin's worldwide record sales exceed 50 million units, according to London-based EMI, which said it would continue to market his catalog of recordings. EMI is taking steps to find alternate sources of income from its artists at a time when traditional forms of revenue, such as CD sales, are declining.
June 2, 1999 |
SFX Entertainment Inc., the world's largest producer of live entertainment events, agreed to acquire the assets of troubled theater company Livent Inc. to gain its theaters and Broadway production rights. Terms weren't disclosed. New York-based SFX will pay cash, deferred payment rights and warrants to buy Livent common stock at premiums. SFX produces live music, theater and sporting events. Livent filed for bankruptcy protection in November.
October 4, 2012 |
Production and management company Core Media Group has tapped a new head of U.S. television. Jennifer O'Connell, a former NBC executive who most recently was an executive vice president at reality programming producer ShedMedia, will oversee programming delvelopment and production for Core, which is being overhauled under new chief executive Marc Graboff. Formerly known as CKX, Core Media Group is the parent of 19 Entertainment, a TV producer whose credits include Fox's "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance.
May 5, 1998 |
Continuing its dizzying round of acquisitions related to live entertainment, New York-based SFX Entertainment Inc. on Monday said it has purchased five companies for a total of about $225 million. The companies include Avalon Attractions, a leading Los Angeles concert promoter (bought last year by Hickory Valley, Tenn.-based TBA Entertainment Corp.) that has an interest in the 15,500-seat Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.