Live Nation Entertainment

  1. Ticketmaster Acquires Software Provider Paciolan

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of ticketing services and software provider Paciolan. The ticketing giant will own Paciolan in its entirety once the transaction closes. Based in Irvine, Calif., P ...

  2. McCartney Show Marks Coup For Highline Ballroom

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's surprise June 13 show at New York's Highline Ballroom has turned out to be more than just a Stateside kickoff for his latest album, "Memory Almost Full." The Ex-Beatle's hour-plus set of classics and new t ...

  3. Live Nation S.F. Goes Green

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation San Francisco, in consultation with the California Environmental Association, has implemented several new initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and waste generated by six of its Bay Area venues. As part of its over ...

  4. Live Nation Expands Fillmore To Miami

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2,700-capacity Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami is the latest venue to join Live Nation's rejuvenated Fillmore brand. Live Nation has finalized a 10-year pact (with a five-year extension) with the Miami Beach City Commission, to operate, m ...

  5. Fergie To Help Launch Fillmore Detroit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks into her upcoming Verizon VIP Tour, on June 13, Fergie will be the first artist to perform in concert at the newly branded Fillmore Detroit, previously known as State Theatre. As previously reported , Fergie's upcoming 20-city solo ...

  6. IAC Boosts Front Line Stake

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT IAC/InterActive Corp. has significantly increased its stake in Front Line, the mega management firm headed by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman, Billboard.biz has confirmed. Speculation regarding Front Line's future ownership make-up has been r ...

  7. Report: Nashville Venue Starwood Sold

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Live Nation has reached a deal to sell its Nashville market shed, Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, Tenn. Nashville developer Vastland Realty Group paid $4.2 million for the 65-acre Starwood site, the Nashville Tennessean reports, cit ...

  8. Live Nation, Blender Re-Launch Venue

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In yet another investment in the small venue space, Live Nation has now formed an alliance with Blender magazine with the new New York club to be known as the Blender Theatre at Gramercy. Formerly known as the Gramercy Theatre, the 600-capacity Bl ...

  9. Live Nation Ups Venue Execs

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of three executives in its venue divisions. Karl Adams has been promoted to senior VP of venues for the company's Chicago region. In his new role, ...

  10. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  11. Live Nation Inks Hollywood Palladium Deal

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a long-term lease to operate, manage and exclusively book the 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. In Southern California, Los Angeles-based Live Nation owns and/or operates venues including the House of Blues ...

  12. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  13. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. In New York that concept will debut on April 11 wi ...

  14. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  15. Live Nation To Sell Starwood Amphitheatre

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation confirms that they have found a buyer for the 65-acre Starwood Amphitheatre site in Antioch, Tenn., and the plug has been pulled on the 2007 season. "We have made the decision to close the amphitheater pending the completion of th ...

  16. Jacobsen Rises At Live Nation

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Neil Jacobsen of Live Nation's Philadelphia office has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of Live Nation Miami. In Miami, Jacobsen will oversee all of the company's concert booking, marketing and promotion in the st ...

  17. Live Nation Venues Up For Sale

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is looking to shed some sheds. As part of an ongoing evaluation of its real estate holdings, the world's largest promoter and venue operator confirms it did list Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Deer Creek Amphitheatre) in ...

  18. Live Nation To Negotiate For Gleason Theater

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would pay $1 million in annual rent for 15 years. Live Nation may take over Miami Beach, Fla.'s Jackie Gleason Theater, once the home of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. On Oct. 18, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to negotiate a ...

  19. Live Nation's Miller Takes 'Rocky' Duty

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Senior VP to oversee Rocky Mountain territory. Live Nation senior VP of touring, Jason Miller, will now be responsible for booking the Rocky Mountain territory for the company, effective immediately. Miller will handle Live Nation’s concerts in Co ...

  20. AEG To Produce Timberlake Tour

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will Sources say the highly-coveted promoter r ...

  21. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the ...

  22. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cell phone tickets defy scalpers. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Among the first British ...

  23. Moran, Ernst Move To Live Nation New York

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Current president prepares to exit July 31. As expected, Bruce Moran and Phil Ernst will move to Live Nation’s New York office as president and senior VP, respectively. Moran will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s regional concert ...

  24. Clear Channel Sued Over Concert Competition

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U ...

  25. Clear Channel Sued

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action filed for dominating competitors. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t ...

  26. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  27. Live Nation New York Head To Exit

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His contract expires July 31. After weeks of speculation, sources confirm that Jim Glancy, president of Live Nation’s New York offices, will exit the company when his contract expires July 31. Glancy will partner with John Moore at the Bowery Pres ...

  28. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  29. Wembley Arena Appoints Ticketmaster

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Technology will block fake tickets. Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor music venues, has appointed online ticketing giant Ticketmaster as its "preferred ticketing provider." The multi-year contract kicks in from March 1 a ...

  30. Live Nation Names Exec Booking VP

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Levin assumes role in Houston. As part of the Live Nation re-organization, Beckye Levin is now executive VP of booking in Houston. Levin’s primary focus will be the booking markets in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, in the ...

  31. Leahy Splits With CCE

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Forms 409 Management & Consulting. Former Clear Channel Entertainment executive VP of music group venues Patrick Leahy has resigned from that position and formed a new company, 409 Management & Consulting. Through his new venture, the ...

  32. Silva Hires Talent Buyer To Oversee Divisions

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Herz was among the CCE layoffs. Promoter/manager Bill Silva has hired talent buyer Eric Herz to oversee his Silva Touring/Bill Silva Presents divisions. Herz, a former Avalon Attractions and Metropolitan Entertainment executive, previously bo ...

  33. On The Road

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, addressed the upcoming spinoff from Clear Channel Communications for the first time at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Read R Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel ...

  34. Clear Channel Spinoff To Be Completed By Year End

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapino discussed Spinco plans at Roadwork '05. The upcoming spinoff of Clear Channel Entertainment, now operating as CCE Spinco, will be completed by the end of the year according to CCE Spinco president/CEO Michael Rapino. Rapino addressed t ...

  35. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  36. Clear Channel Layoffs Expected

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reports that Clear Channel Entertainment will lay off more than 200 people in preparation of its forthcoming spinoff from parent Clear Channel Communications are exagerrated, a source inside the conce Reports that Clear Channel Entertainment will ...

  37. Audit Bad News For Clear Channel

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Presents and its parent company Clear Channel Entertainment have shortchanged Mountain View, Calif., by at least $3.6 million since 1999, according to an independent audit, city officials NASHVILLE -- Bill Graham Presents and its paren ...

  38. Rapino Named CEO Of CCE Spinco

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He replaces CCE CEO Randall Mays. First tipped here, Michael Rapino has been named CEO of CCE Spinco. The newly-created Clear Channel Entertainment entity will be renamed when it spins off from parent company Clear Channel Communications later thi ...

  39. Bill Graham Presents Splits In Two

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Morris will focus on Colorado, Utah, Wyoming. Promoter Bill Graham Presents has become two promotion firms -- Bill Graham Presents and Chuck Morris Presents -- within the Clear Channel Music Group. Chuck Morris originally founded CMP in Denv ...

  40. Clear Channel To Spin Off Concerts Division

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Clear Channel Communications has announced that it will spin off 100% of Clear Channel Entertainment, the radio giant's live concert division it purchased as SFX in 2000 for $4.5 NASHVILLE -- In a surprising move, Clear ...

  41. Clear Channel To Spin-Off Concerts Division

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Becker to exit CCE; joint-venture in the works. In a surprising move, Clear Channel Communications has announced that it will spin-off 100% of Clear Channel Entertainment, the radio giant's live concert division it purchased as SFX in 2000 fo ...

  42. Former Clear Channel Exec Launches Live 360

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT May 8 debut show features Good Charlotte/Simple Plan. Former Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) president/co-CEO Dave Lucas will debut Live 360, his new concert promotion company, on May 8 with a Good Charlotte/Simple Plan show at the Pepsi Coliseu ...

  43. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  44. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  45. Magid In Talks To Re-Up With CCE

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ending speculation about his future with Clear Channel Entertainment, veteran Philadelphia promoter Larry Magid is in final negotiations for a new long-term contract with the company. Ending speculation about his future with Clear Channel Entertai ...

  46. HOB Concerts Sale Heating Up

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. A deal to purchase House of Blues Concerts is on the fast-track, with bids coming in from several high-profile parties, sources say. Among those conducting due diligence and putting together bids are Cle ...

  47. N.A. Touring Biz Flat In 2004

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business rallied from a dismal summer to post a tiny increase of 0.2% for the year, according to Billboard Boxscore. Total grosses for 2004 were $2.22 billion. The North American concert business rallied from a dismal su ...

  48. HOB's Wojas Joins Viejas

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST John Wojas, formerly VP for House of Blues Concerts in San Diego, has joined Viejas Entertainment, based in nearby La Mesa, Calif., in a move that could heat up the promoter competition in the market. John Wojas, formerly VP for House of Blues Con ...

  49. CCE To Drop 'Facility' Fees At Sheds

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a surprising move, Clear Channel Entertainment, by far the largest U.S. amphitheater owner/operator, will eliminate many of its so-called "facility" fees at sheds next year. In a surprising move, Clear Channel Entertainment, by far th ...

  50. Touring Execs, Promoters Stress Cooperation

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called upon the touring industry to come together and make the business stronger today (Nov. 9) at the Billboard Backstage Pass Conference in New York. Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called up ...

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