California-based digital marketers open Row office

Agency’s first local go round lasted year and a half
Apr 12, 2012 2:09 PM

Clear Channel veteran to run WSM

Ford leaves station after less than two years in charge
Apr 6, 2012 7:04 AM

Avondale hired by adult entertainment venture

The directors of Colorado-based New Frontier Media, a producer and distributor of adult entertainment, have brought on board Avondale Partners to help it evaluate its "strategic alternatives," although they say that doesn't mean they've decided to put up a for-sale sign. New Frontier (Ticker: NOOF), which posted a small loss on revenues of $31 million in the first nine months of its current fiscal year, recently received a buyout offer from its largest shareholder.

Apr 5, 2012 9:30 AM

Talking scalps

The Fairness In Ticketing Act gets a study committee, which may push it to next year:

The “Fairness in Ticketing Act,” filed by two East Tennessee Republicans, would require secondary ticket brokers to register with the state, post their refund policies and disclose a ticket’s face value to would-be buyers, among other provisions.

“This is aimed squarely at the bad actors who cut in line (to buy tickets) and drive up the price for everyone else,” said Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville, the bill’s House sponsor. Sen. Mike Faulk of Kingsport filed the Senate version.

A statewide coalition of venues, sports teams, ticket sellers, promoters and performers is pushing for the changes, but critics say the group is acting in its own self-interest.

SEE ALSO: Ted Welch on the 'woefully misnamed' Fairnes in Ticketing Act

Mar 28, 2012 7:04 AM

Ted Welch on the 'woefully misnamed' Fairness in Ticketing Act

Ted Welch has weighed in on the recently filed state bill that would tighten ownership guidelines for concert and sporting event ticket buyers. The Fairness in Ticketing Act of 2012, he says, stands to hurt fans and venues alike.

This bill has a few provisions that would benefit fans, but its real impact will be to guarantee that Ticketmaster and its event-producing and sports team partners have all the power over ticket distribution, even AFTER we pay for our tickets. More than half of the sports and entertainment season ticket buyers are businesses and professional firms. How many more tickets would go to waste if those entities saw their freedom to distribute tickets taken away?

Mar 27, 2012 10:10 AM
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Arena officials claim $410M impact

Preds, Powers boast of economic boost
Mar 22, 2012 6:00 AM

Entertainment financial management firm names new principals

Three managers all have been with O'Neil Hagaman 15+ years
Mar 20, 2012 1:16 PM

Ex-CFO of Debut Broadcasting sues over pay, mismanagement

Lawsuit asks court to remove CEO from board
Mar 15, 2012 2:15 PM

Local boat owners sue over Pittsburgh sinking

The Brentwood-based owners of a 1926 steamboat that sank near Pittsburgh in February of 2010 are suing the companies that had been its caretakers. Bonita Properties says the three entities didn't use the proper cables to secure the Becky Thatcher — check out her history here — which led to her demise. Bonita's leaders had planned to restore the boat and convert it back to a restaurant.

Mar 8, 2012 8:35 AM

Gibson creates artist residency program

A unit of Gibson Guitar has kicked off a program that will support the arts in Nashville by establishing residencies for both established and up-and-coming artists. The first artist chosen is James Willis, who will remain the program's chair after he wraps up his time.

“This program is dear to our heart and it wonderfully combines our love of music and art,” says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “We believe that having artists here will promote a great symbiotic relationship—and that they will inspire us and, hopefully, we will have the same impact on them.”

Mar 5, 2012 9:34 AM