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Madonna Shares Lyric Sampling from Upcoming New Single 'Messiah'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Madonna took to Instagram to tease a sampling of lyrics from her upcoming single, 'Messiah'. Just last week, the singer posted sheet music from the track as well as a teaser of an orchestra performing the song. (more...)

Peter Luukko Accepts Appointment as Executive Chairman of Pointstreak
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc., an industry leader in sports technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Peter A. Luukko, formerly Chairman of Global Spectrum and President/COO of Comcast-Spectacor, has accepted the appointment as the company's Executive Chairman. Mr. Luukko has also increased his overall equity position in Pointstreak by making an additional investment in the company. (more...)

Email Service Provider Adestra Selects PowerMTA From Port25 for Digital Messaging Infrastructure
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

ELLICOTT CITY, MD(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Globally recognized Email Service Provider Adestra, with offices in the UK and US, and American firm Port25 Solutions, Inc., jointly announced today that Adestra has chosen Port25's flagship product PowerMTA™ for the outbound digital messaging infrastructure of its platform, MessageFocus. In a statement released by Adestra today, CEO Henry Hyder-Smith said, 'We are currently sending a rapidly increasing volume of digital messages, and we expect that trend to continue. PowerMTA™ is a great fit because it takes the worry out of managing queues and allows our deliverability staff to focus on other important responsibilities, which helps ensure our clients' messages are getting to the inbox, on time, every time.' Hyder-Smith added, 'Port25 certainly understands the needs of an ESP's technical and deliverability teams. They gave us the freedom to evaluate PowerMTA™ in our own sending environment, and all the support we needed to get up and running in a timely manner. They also helped us complete the implementation very rapidly, which was essential, considering the rate at which our business, and therefore our digital messaging throughput, is growing.' (more...)

Rosemary Squire Named the EY Master Entrepreneur of the Year of 2014 in the London South Region
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Rosemary Squire OBE, co-Founder and Joint CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) - the world's number one live-theatre company - has been named the only Master Entrepreneur for the London & South Region at EY's Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Awards. (more...)

3rd Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo Wraps with Expanded Producton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Third Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo—which took place this past week on June 17, 18 and 19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas—was the epicenter of industry and innovation for the EDM community. (more...)

VIDEO: Beyonce & Jay Z Share Wedding Footage at 'On the Run' Tour Debut
by - Jun 26, 2014

Last night, Beyonce and Jay Z's "On the Run" tour kicked off at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. During the 43-song setlist, the couple surprised the audience by sharing clips of their April 4, 2008 wedding day. (more...)

The World's Biggest Comedy Tour Returns:  Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Live Nation and Funny Or Die announced today the return of the world's biggest comedy tour for the second consecutive year. This summer's Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014 will feature performances by the world's greatest comedians, including: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Nate Bargatze, Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Second Stage Hosted by Brody Stevens and more.* (more...)

Mike Epps to Bring AFTER DARK TOUR to Fox Theatre, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 fall tour deemed 'The Mike Epps: After Dark' which will cover over 20 cities nationally including a special New Year's Eve performance at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 31 at 9 p.m. (more...)

The World's Biggest Comedy Tour Returns: 'Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Live Nation and Funny Or Die announced today the return of the world's biggest comedy tour for the second consecutive year. This summer's Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014 will feature performances by the world's greatest comedians, including: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Nate Bargatze,Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Second Stage Hosted by Brody Stevens and more.* (more...)

Coming Up at Boulder Theatre, 6/26-11/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Here is what we have coming up at the Boulder Theater as of Monday, June 23rd. (more...)

Coming Up at SummerStage, 6/23-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

City Parks Foundation has just recently launched the 2014 season of SummerStage, New York's largest free performing arts festival, bringing over 100 free performances to fourteen parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and World music to dance, comedy and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape.Since its inception twenty-nine years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. The festival runs from June 3rd until August 24th. (more...)

Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys to Headline VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New Orleans -- Returning for another legendary Halloween weekend in New Orleans, the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE revealed today the 2014 line-up with Grammy Award-winning and nominated headliners including Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys. New Orleans' City Park will once again play host to the VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE from Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014 as the festival celebrates its 16th year as one of the premier music events in North America. (more...)

ITV Chooses the Apigee API Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA - Apigee® today announced that ITV, the UK's largest commercial television network, has chosen the Apigee Edge API platform to integrate ITV's legacy IT systems, simplify its architecture, and build a common platform to expose data via APIs (application programming interfaces) to developers and business partners. (more...)

Hardwell Announces Upcoming 'I Am Hardwell' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The internationally influential electronic music producer and DJ Hardwell took over Times Square in New York City today via multiple massive video screens to announce the North American dates for his I Am Hardwell World Tour. Named the world's #1 DJ by the respected DJ Mag earlier this year, Hardwell will bring his electric live show to several cities across the U.S. and Canada including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Miami and Chicago. A full list of tour dates is below. The I Am Hardwell World Tour is produced by ALDA Events and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in North America. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 27 in the U.S. and on Friday, July 4 in Canada. Rising star from the Netherlands, Dannic, will be joining the tour as a special guest. Tickets can be purchased through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. (more...)

Linkin Park Releases New Album 'The Hunting Party'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Grammy-Award-winning rock band, LINKIN PARK have released their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros.). (more...)

Steel Wool Entertainment Launches Equity Investment Offering on EarlyShares
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

MIAMI, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ EarlyShares, the trusted platform that gives accredited investors direct access to private opportunities, announced the launch of an equity offering for Steel Wool Entertainment, a full-service entertainment company led by veteran music industry executives. (more...)

Aziz Ansari Comes to Madison Square Garden, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Live Nation in association with Carolines on Broadway announced Rolling Stone's "funniest man under 30", Aziz Ansari, will bring his Modern Romance tour to Madison Square Garden on October 9th. Tickets are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone and select Ticketmaster outlets. If tickets remain they will be available at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices on Sunday, June 14th. (more...)

DRAKE and LIL WAYNE Announce Co-Headlining Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artists Drake and Lil Wayne today announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Promoted by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on Aug. 8 (more...)

Ticketmaster Transforms Mobile Ticketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), launched their completely new mobile app for the iPhone, allowing fans access to all of their available, verified ticket options for sale from venues, fans and other resellers. The new Ticketmaster App is engineered to optimize the mobile ticketing experience for fans making every stepto find, buy, transfer and then use their phone as their ticketeasier. (more...)

Apigee Unveils Global Awards Program Recognizing Digital Innovation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA - Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the launch of a global awards program recognizing innovative organizations and individuals accelerating and transforming their businesses with APIs and data. The Digital Accelerator Awards will recognize those using these core technologies to dissolve data silos and create new IT efficiencies, deliver unique and personalized digital customer experiences, and help build the emerging 'Internet of Things' (IoT). Submissions are open now through August 1, 2014. Winners will be recognized at Apigee's upcoming 'I Love APIs' conference on Sept. 9, 2014 in San Francisco. (more...)

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