Concert

  1. '12-12-12' Digital Album Drops; Concert Producers Announce First $50 Million to Be Distributed to Sandy Victims

    December 18, 2012 9:44 PM EST The producers of the "12-12-12" concert announced in a statement today that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50 million of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane ...

  2. How Billboard Compiles Its Year-End Touring Charts

    December 11, 2012 9:45 PM EST With every dollar spent at the box office, every ticket scanned and every spin of the turnstile, the live show consistently proves to be the vibrant lifeblood of the entertainment experience. For many years Billboard has provided readers with a ye ...

  3. Australia's Touring Biz: Attendance Up, Revenues, Ticket Prices Slip

    August 21, 2012 9:22 AM EDT Australia's effervescent live entertainment business isn't losing its bubbles just yet, according to a new study into the entertainment industry. But there's new evidence of a long-suspected kink in the festivals arena, and rock con ...

  4. German Live Music Market Recovering, Revenue Up 24 Percent

    July 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT The German live entertainment market has recovered from the dramatic drop in sales of 2008 and 2009 and reports a revenue boost of 24 percent for 2011. The total revenue volume of €3.94 billion is €2.76 billion for music events and €1.18 billion f ...

  5. Live Nation's Q1 Report: Ticket Sales, Net Loss Up

    May 10, 2012 9:39 AM EDT Through April 30, 2012, Live Nation concert ticket sales are up 23% in volume over the same period in the prior year (including ticket sales for concerts that have not yet occurred), with North America up 25% and International up 19%, according to ...

  6. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 9:51 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially wi ...

  7. Elaborate Outdoor Concerts Amp Up Safety Concerns, Calls For Regulation

    August 18, 2011 8:27 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) - When thunderstorms slammed New York's Central Park before this summer's highly anticipated Black Eyed Peas concert, officials made the rare decision to call off the event. Tens of thousands of fans were livid, but safety e ...

  8. IEG: Marketers To Spend $1.17 Billion On Live Music This Year

    April 27, 2011 11:33 AM EDT A downturn in the concert business in 2010 did not have a negative impact on corporate dollars spent in the space, as North American-based companies will spend $1.17 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals and tours in 2011, a 7.3% increase fro ...

  9. Rolling Stones Tour: Who Will Produce, If It Happens After All?

    February 02, 2011 4:58 PM EST Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But we stick by our assertion that if the Stones were to tour it wo ...

  10. Live Nation App Goes Live

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a Web site upgrade that added new social features to the ticket-buying process, Live Nation now has a smartphone app as well. The app, currently only for the iPhone, offers users ticket alerts, app-exclusive pre-sales and access to last- ...

  11. German Live Biz Down Again

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to a study by the Nuremberg-based research institute GFK, the German live entertainment market's turnover for 2009 totaled €3.17 billion ($4.38 billion) - a 12% decline on 2008's €3.6 billion ($4.97 billion). There had already ...

  12. Live Biz Hit By Summer Slump, Cancellations

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While it seems more and more clear that the live music business is taking a beating this summer, blogger Bob Lefsetz’ surprising claim that Live Nation has “supposedly” canceled as many as 200 shows by Creative Artists Agency acts alone cannot be ...

  13. We Love Sounds Fest's Perth Leg Nixed

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Australia's We Love Sounds festival trek have dumped the Perth leg from the program due to slack ticket sales. Perth's Supreme Court Gardens was due to host the traveling dance and electronica-oriented show on June 6. But t ...

  14. Analysis: Live Nation’s Strategy Taking Time To Develop

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino is very sure of the company's strategy. In the company's Q1 2009 earnings call, the concert promoter's long-term plan to sustainable profits was on display. Per-head spending was better, just as Rapino ...

  15. Festivals Return Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale music festivals are returning for a second year despite a ...

  16. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  17. Sponsorships Top $1 Billion In '07

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT North American-based companies will spend an estimated $1.04 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals, tours and concerts this year, a four percent increase from $1 billion in '07, according to research by Chicago-based IEG Sponsorship Repo ...

  18. Cohl Elected Chairman Of Live Nation Board

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Cohl has been elected chairman of Live Nation's board of directors effective immediately. Cohl was previously vice chairman of the board. He will continue in his role as chairman and CEO of Live Nation Artists, formerly known as Artis ...

  19. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  20. Italian Concert Revenue Dips

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The amount of money spent by Italians on concerts fell by 12.6% in the first six months of 2006 with respect to the same period in 2005, according to figures released by collecting society SIAE. A total of €75 million ($99 million) was spent on co ...

  21. Cohl: Bigger Bang Could Roll On In 2007

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones re-captured the "top-grossing tour ever" mantle from U2 with the Stones' $437 million A Bigger Bang trek, and tour producer Michael Cohl indicates they may pad that record. The Rolling Stones re-captured the " ...

  22. Day One: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event kicked off Nov. 8 The post-Katrina revival of the Gulf Coast region dominated conversations today (Nov. 8) at the third annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel. Artists and venue promoters rep ...

  23. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  24. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  25. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  26. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

  27. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

  28. U2's U.S., Euro Tix Sales At $141M

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The dust is starting to settle on one of the more impressive on-sales in concert history. U2 has now sold out -- quickly -- 28 North American shows for a total gross of $47 million and 470,000 tickets The dust is starting to settle on one of the m ...

  29. Lollapalooza Tour Abruptly Cancelled

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Poor ticket sales blamed. The 2004 edition of the Lollapalooza tour has been abruptly cancelled due to poor ticket sales, according to the event's official Web site . "This morning (July 22), tour organizers and concert promoters, faced ...

  30. Warped Offering Discounted Web Tix

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans discounted tickets via an Internet pre-sale. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 10), users can log onto www.vanswarpedtour.com at 6 p.m. EST. During the pre-sale, t Vans Warped tour organizers are offering fans d ...