Ray Waddell


Brands Are Launching Deeper and More Sophisticated Integrations Into Live Music Events

"Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi,” Neil Young wails on “This Note’s for You,” his 1988 anti-commercialism anthem. “Ain’t singing for Coke/I don’t sing for nobody/makes me look like a joke. This note’s for you.”

Perry, Maroon 5 Enliven Windows Phone Launch

Microsoft and AT&T will launch the new Windows Phone with free concerts featuring Katy Perry at the Roseland Ballroom in New York and Maroon 5 at the Fillmore in San […]

Katy Perry, Maroon 5 Help Launch Windows Phone

Microsoft and AT&T will launch the new Windows Phone with free concerts featuring Katy Perry at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, and Maroon 5 at the Fillmore in San […]

Live Nation Kicks Off ‘No Service Fee’ Promo

Live Nation will roll out a massive price promotion this week, No Service Fee June, which will eliminate service fees on nearly eight million tickets, more than 700 shows and […]

The Who’s Pete Townshend: Super Bowl Q&A

The Who’s Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band’s upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a “compact medley” of their signature classic-rock anthems. […]

Live Nation Taps 901 Tequila as Sponsor

Live Nation today (Wednesday) announced a new multi-year sponsorship deal with 901 Silver Tequila, the new premium tequila brand launched earlier this year by Justin Timberlake and Diab Importers. The […]

Jack Ingram, KC Masterpiece Line Up ‘Eat and Greets’

Singer/songwriter/barbecue enthusiast Jack Ingram is partnering with KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauces and Marinades in a campaign to encourage Americans to keep grilling throughout football season this fall. The campaign includes […]