Monthly archives: December, 2017

UK Regulators Side With AEG Over Live Nation, Azoff on Staples Center & O2 Arena Block Booking


AEG has prevailed in the latest round of its venue battle with Live Nation and Azoff MSG Entertainment after British regulators told company officials they would not be investigating AEG’s policy of block booking the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the O2 Arena in London. In September, AEG’s COO and chairman Jay Marciano told…

55% Of 2018 Grammy Nominations Went To Indie Artists


Independent artists make up 55% of nominations in all non-producer and non-spoken word categories, according to tabulations from A2IM. In 43 of the 81 categories,  majority of nominees were on independent labels. The 2018 Grammy nominations have again recognized the importance of independent music. The independent music label sector accounts for about 37% of U.S. recorded music…