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  1. Live Nation, Universal Music Group Launch Partnership: Management, Ticketing, More

    September 19, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and Universal Music Group today announced the formation of a broad-based strategic partnership. Live Nation Entertainment's Front Line Management Group division and UMG will launch a joint-venture management company ...

  2. Vivendi Buys UK-Based See Tickets

    September 06, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Vivendi, parent company of Universal Music Group, has acquired UK-based ticketing company See Tickets. Its €96 million ($135 million) winning bid, announced Monday , beat out the likes of ticketing giant CTS Eventim and promoter Anschutz Entertain ...

  3. AEG Launches Axs Ticketing Platform To Rival Ticketmaster

    August 22, 2011 8:56 PM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group has taken its first step in establishing itself as a significant player in the ticketing market and rivaling Live Nation's Ticketmaster by launching a website for its new ticketing platform, axs Ticketing . On Mon ...

  4. Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Walmart

    August 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with Walmart to sell tickets through kiosks at hundreds of the retailer's locations around the country. Live Nation, parent company of Ticketmaster, first revealed details of a partnership with Walmart back in Febru ...

  5. 'The X Factor' Winner and Finalists to be Managed by Front Line

    August 03, 2011 9:22 PM EDT Irving Azoff's Front Line Management will manage winners and finalists of "The X Factor" U.S., The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The partnership between Front Line, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, and Simon Cowell's ...

  6. Anti-Scalping Groups Actually Financed by Live Nation, StubHub, Report Says

    July 21, 2011 10:43 AM EDT Amid heated competition and consumer complaints about ticket scalping, live event and ticketing giant Live Nation Entertainment and ticket reseller StubHub, part of eBay, have launched nonprofit groups to represent consumer interests as part of a ...

  7. Live Nation Would Benefit From Going Private: John Malone

    July 07, 2011 8:28 AM EDT SUN VALLEY, Idaho - Live Nation Entertainment , the world's largest concert and promotions business, would benefit from being taken private, according to the company's largest shareholder. Cable entertainment mogul John Malone said Live ...

  8. Samantha Sichel: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Samantha Sichel Senior Manager of Digital Business Development and Marketing Solutions; Live Nation Entertainment For Live Nation Entertainment, Samantha Sichel's goals are straightforward: compelling offers, strategic partnerships and increa ...

  9. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  10. Business Matters: A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy

    May 19, 2011 8:05 PM EDT A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy -- Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino went into some detail about the company's efforts to improve ticket sales at a JP Morgan conference Wednesday. "The good news is the consumer will come i ...

  11. Who the Heck Wants to Invest in Music These Days? Lots of People

    April 25, 2011 2:53 PM EDT If you have read newspapers and blogs in the last few years, you know there's no money to be made in music. So why are billions being invested in music companies? Is there really that much dumb money going into the wrong industry instead of f ...

  12. What Ticketfly's New $12 Million Funding Means for Music Biz

    April 19, 2011 10:53 AM EDT Ticketing startup Ticketfly has landed $12 million in second round funding led by Mohr Davidow Ventures and with participation from existing investors, including High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners and angel investors Roger Ehren ...

  13. Business Matters: Here Comes Dynamic Ticket Prices

    April 19, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Here Comes Dynamic Ticket Prices -- Ticketmaster has partnered with analytics company MarketShare to create tools that will allow clients to set and adjust prices for live events. The press release says the tools "will allow sports teams, art ...

  14. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino's Pay Doubles To Nearly $16 Million In 2010

    April 15, 2011 8:59 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino was paid 137% more last year than in 2009, according to a proxy statement filed with the SEC on Friday. The figures were first reported by the Wall Street Journal . Rapino's total 2010 compensation ...

  15. Live Nation and Warner Music By The Numbers

    April 01, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Since Live Nation has bid on Warner Music Group's recorded music division, it's worth asking what the financial statements of a combined company would look like. Adding the revenue is easy - Warner breaks out revenue by division. But War ...

  16. SXSW 'Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation' Panel Is Surprisingly Civil

    March 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Those hoping for fireworks at a South by Southwest panel provocatively titled "Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation" today were disappointed when the discussion remained fairly neutral and respectful. Though some audienc ...

  17. Rick Mueller Leaving Live Nation, Heading To AEG

    March 01, 2011 3:53 PM EST Rick Mueller will exit his post as president of of Live Nation California, Billboard.biz has learned. "Rick informed me yesterday that he had made the decision to leave the company at the end of his employment agreement in late July, and as s ...

  18. Update: Live Nation Losses Grew In Fourth Quarter

    February 28, 2011 4:49 PM EST Live Nation reported a net loss of $124 million on revenue of $1.24 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, the company revealed on Monday afternoon. Its full-year net loss was $228 million on revenue of $5.06 billion. During the earnings call Live ...

  19. Venue Deals: Nederlander Concerts, Live Nation, AEG Facilities

    February 23, 2011 4:30 PM EST -- Nederlander Concerts has entered into a multi-year agreement with the University of California, San Diego to exclusively promote and produce events at the RIMAC Arena and Field . The approximately 4,700-seat RIMAC Arena is adjacent to RIMAC Fie ...

  20. Will.i.am, Irving Azoff Entertain And Intrigue At Grammy Week Lawyers Event

    February 11, 2011 9:58 PM EST Lawyers gathering Friday at the 13th annual Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative at the Beverly Hills Hotel got a taste of what Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Live Nation head Irving Azoff might be doing if they changed careers. (P ...

  21. Business Matters: Irving Azoff On Battling Business Models; Spotify; YouTube + RightsFlow

    February 10, 2011 1:37 PM EST -- Ray Waddell's series of interviews with Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff on Billboard.biz this week provide a great example of the different approaches being taken in the ticketing world (read parts one , two and three ). One of the most ...

  22. Irving Azoff Talks Ticketmaster's Future

    February 09, 2011 2:27 PM EST One year after its completion, newly named Live Music Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff says overall he is pleased with how the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger has progressed in just over a year. "At this point last year we'd just comp ...

  23. Exclusive: Irving Azoff On Ticketmaster Competing With AEG/Outbox, Others

    February 08, 2011 11:02 AM EST Last week, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) announced a global ticketing joint venture with Outbox and Cirque du Soleil . In an interview shortly after, Outbox co-president/CEO (and former Ticketmaster chairman) Fred Rosen told Billboard, " ...

  24. Exclusive: Irving Azoff Talks Live Nation's Purchase Of Front Line Shares, Board Reorganization

    February 07, 2011 6:12 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff says today's announcement of the company's purchase of the remaining shares of Front Line Management from Azoff and Madison Square Garden "made incredible financial sense," in an ...

  25. Live Nation Acquires Remaining Equity in Front Line, Azoff Named Chairman

    February 07, 2011 8:43 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment acquired substantially all of the remaining equity stake in Front Line Management Group, Inc. that it did not previously own for total consideration of $116.2 million in cash and stock, the company announced today. Additi ...

  26. Ticketmaster Acquires ServiCaixa, Spain's Largest Ticket Retailer

    February 04, 2011 2:41 PM EST Ticketmaster, Live Nation's ticketing division, has entered into an agreement to acquire ServiCaixa, the largest ticket retailer in Spain. If approved by antitrust regulators, ServiCaixa will join Ticketmaster Spain, formerly known as TickTac ...

  27. AEG's Leiweke And Outbox's Rosen Talk to .Biz About Competing With The Ticketmaster Juggernaut

    February 04, 2011 12:13 PM EST The new AEG/Cirque du Soleil/Outbox joint venture is well positioned to make inroads in the volatile ticketing market through its combination of content, venues, credibility and innovative model. But that doesn't mean it will be easy, as Tick ...

  28. Business Matters: For Sale: Barely Used Social Networking Site

    February 03, 2011 1:00 PM EST For Sale: Barely Used Social Networking Site -- News Corp. is ready to sell struggling social network Myspace, chief operating officer Chase Carey said in Tuesday's earnings call. Less than a month after Myspace laid off 500 staffers, Carey s ...

  29. Report: AEG To Rival Ticketmaster With New Ticketing Joint Venture

    February 02, 2011 7:55 PM EST AEG has partnered with start-up technology company Outbox Technology Inc. to sell tickets to events at 105 arenas and theaters, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The move would directly rival live entertainment giant Live Nation Entertai ...

  30. Shelli and Irving Azoff To Receive City of Hope's 2011 Spirit of Life Award

    January 31, 2011 6:37 PM EST Irving and Shelli Azoff are the 2011 Spirit of Life Award honorees, the City of Hope's Music and Entertainment Industry Group announced today. The Spirit of Life Award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals and values that guide City ...

  31. Barry Diller Resigns From Live Nation Board

    January 28, 2011 2:13 PM EST Barry Diller resigned from the Live Nation board of directors, effective Jan. 24, the company disclosed in an SEC filing on Friday. He had taken over as chairman of Live Nation last year after the company merged with Ticketmaster. It has been repo ...

  32. Live Nation to Pay $22.3 Million to Settle Class Action Suit Against Ticketmaster

    January 26, 2011 7:13 PM EST Live Nation's fourth quarter results will include a $22.3 million charge related to a class-action suit filed in 2003, the company disclosed in an SEC filing on Wednesday . A non-jury trial was set to begin today, according to a website creat ...

  33. Former Live Nation Chair Barry Diller Sells 2.53 Million Shares

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Diller, the former chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, sold 2.53 million shares in the company, according to a government filing. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Live Nation said Diller, the chief ...

  34. Live Nation Buys Ticketnet In France

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc., which merged with Ticketmaster this year, said Tuesday that it bought France's second-largest retailer of tickets, Ticketnet. Terms were not disclosed. Live Nation said the acquisition was a &q ...

  35. Live Nation's Concert Chief Garner Leaves The Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment Inc, the world's No. 1 live music company, has parted ways with Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, according to a regulatory document filed on Wednesday. Garner, who was chief executive of Live Nation Wo ...

  36. Liberty Media Chairman: Barry Diller 'Got Tired' of Board Conflict

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's decision to step down as chairman of Live Nation can be blamed on his getting sucked into discussions about competing interests of different parts of the business, John Malone, chairman of Live Nation investor Liberty Media sai ...

  37. Irving Azoff Tapped To Join Clear Channel Board

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation executive chairman Irving Azoff has been appointed to the board of directors of radio giant Clear Channel. He replaces Kent Weldon who resigned from his board post on Monday, according to a regulatory filing. Azoff, 62, is the former C ...

  38. BREAKING: Azoff Responds To Diller Resignation

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation executive chairman Irving Azoff responded to board chairman Barry Diller's resignation via Twitter this morning by saying: "As usual the press reports are ridiculous. It was always Barry Diller's intention to step down f ...

  39. Barry Diller Resigns Live Nation Board

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller has told members of the Live Nation board that he plans to resign as chairman. Though sources said there was a clash between Diller and other board members over control of the music behemoth, Diller said in a statement, “I have always ...

  40. Live Nation On Track To Meet Reduced Outlook

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainent Inc. chief executive Michael Rapino says the concert promoter and ticketing company is "within striking distance" of meeting a reduced annual profit forecast it released in July. July and August concert ticket sa ...

  41. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Disney, Asthmatic Kitty and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Spend some time looking through Twitter comments about Ticketmaster’s new blog and initiatives and you’ll come to a few conclusions. First, many people say they care less about the tim ...

  42. Business Matters: Live Nation, Terra Firma, eMusic and more

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Has Live Nation’s stock bottomed out? After closing at $8.43 on August 11, the company’s shares have inched upward and closed at $9.09 on Wednesday. Before last week, Live Nation had c ...

  43. Kanye? Feh! Irving Azoff is Tweeting!

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The most powerful man in the music business started tweeting this week. And we don't mean Kanye West. Twitter's 125 million-plus user base grew by one very surprising entry on Tuesday when Ticketmaster CEO/Live Nation chairman Irving Azo ...

  44. Business Matters: Live Nation, SeatGeek, Perf. Royalties and more

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WALL ST. JOURNAL ON LIVE NATION: 'TRANSPARENCY NOT ENOUGH' -- The reverberations from last week’s Live Nation investor presentation continue. At the Wall Street Journal, Martin Peers reflects on last Thursday’s event and the reasons for ...

  45. Ticketmaster Prepping New Online Features

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is readying some new online features it hopes will improve its e-commerce revenue. In Thursday’s presentation to investors and analysts, Live Nation CEO of Concerts Jason Garner said the changes coming to Ticketmaster.com will debut in ...

  46. Live Nation Says Ticket Sales Down 12 Percent

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that ticket sales for the Top 100 bands are down 12 percent in the first half of the year, and sales will likely fall further in the second half. Shares of the company plunged. S ...

  47. DOJ Dismisses Criticism Of Ticketmaster-LN Merger

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Monday, the Department of Justice dismissed some criticism of its approval of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. “In sum,” reads the DOJ’s response to public comments, “the perpetual license of the Ticketmaster Host platform, the divestiture ...

  48. AEG Live CEO: Talks With Labels Nothing New

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recent reports that AEG Live, the concert promotion division of Anschutz Entertainment Group, is seeking a major label to buy a minority stake in the company is “not a new story,” according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. “We’ve been approached by ...

  49. Business Matters: Guy Hands, Spotify, Rush, SESAC, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The most interesting part of Reuters’ 1,000-word article on Terra Firma head Guy Hands is a quote from a former investor who got out in April: “Terra Firma is putting it all into EMI. If it blows up, they are finished. It's that binary. It ...

  50. Analysis: Live Nation Attracts Hedge Fund Interest. Can It Deliver?

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has attracted some big name investors. Tiger Management, Lone Pine Capital and Glenview Capital Management are three of the hedge funds that bought shares of Live Nation in the first quarter, Reuters pointed out on Friday . The $12-per ...

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