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  1. Live Nation Helped By Ticketing Gains in First Quarter

    April 30, 2015 7:54 PM EDT Concert promoter Live Nation saw growth almost across the board in the first quarter of 2015 and was helped by a strong Ticketmaster performance. Total revenue was $1.12 billion, down 0.6 percent from the prior-year period but up 4.4 percent at co ...

  2. U2 Announces 'Innocence + Experience' Tour

    December 03, 2014 9:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Billboard has learned that U2 will announce 44 shows in 19 cities from its upcoming arena tour today, the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour 2015, beginning in May. The first shows will be May 14-15 in Vancouver, B.C., w ...

  3. Live Nation vs. Nederlander/AEG: Who Will Win Tomorrow's Greek Theatre Bid?

    October 08, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Expect no love to be lost Thursday between the world's largest promoters Live Nation and the combined team of Nederlander/AEG Live when the Los Angeles Department of Recreations and Parks is set to endorse one or the other in a fierce biddi ...

  4. Live Nation's Ticketmaster Buys Eventjoy; CEO Says More Acquisitions Likely

    September 12, 2014 10:20 AM EDT Live Nation said Thursday its Ticketmaster unit has acquired Eventjoy for an undisclosed sum, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino touted the purchase at an investor conference in New York, where he also said more acquisitions are likely. " ...

  5. Musictoday Spun Off From Live Nation, Acquired by Delivery Agent

    August 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Musictoday, an e-commerce company for the music industry founded by Coran Capshaw (current CEO of Red Light Management), has been acquired by interactive-commerce company The Delivery Agent. Under majority ownership by Live Nation since 2006 , Mus ...

  6. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Tops $100 Million, 'Everybody’s Winning'

    August 05, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Jay Z and Beyonce 's On The Run tour wraps in North America with two nights at AT&T Park in San Francisco, both tonight (August 5) and tomorrow night (August 6). The pair's 19 North American shows will gross over $100 million in tick ...

  7. Live Nation, MGM Resorts Team for New Country Festival in Las Vegas

    July 17, 2014 12:13 PM EDT A country music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in the genre will descend on Las Vegas this fall, taking a cue from the massive rock, pop, electronic dance music and indie festivals that have recently made Sin City home. Concert p ...

  8. Live Nation and Yahoo Announce Initial Lineup for Live Stream Concert Partnership

    July 11, 2014 12:02 PM EDT Live Nation and Yahoo have announced the first round of artists scheduled to participate in their new live concert streaming partnership. More than 40 acts (see full list below) are confirmed for the new channel, which will stream one live con ...

  9. Dozens Hospitalized Over the Weekend at Digital Dreams EDM Festival in Toronto

    July 01, 2014 12:20 PM EDT Forty-six concertgoers, ages 18 to 30, were transported to hospital from Canada’s largest EDM event, Live Nation’s Digital Dreams Music Festival in Toronto over the weekend. Most suffered from drug and alcohol-related illnesses, according to Emer ...

  10. EDM Power Players: The Executives

    July 01, 2014 11:45 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events More than a year ago, Live Nation Entertainment finalized a deal to buy a piece of Insomniac Events, the premier EDM festival brand that CEO Rotella, 39, a visionary in the electronic sector, built ...

  11. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  12. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  13. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Isn't Struggling

    June 19, 2014 10:12 AM EDT 8 1.712 k 368 0 Despite what you've heard, demand appears high for Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour. Multiple published reports that the upcoming Jay-Z/Beyonce co-headlining stadium tour -- set to begin in Miami on June 25 and wrap in San Fra ...

  14. The Woodlands' Pavilion Goes Big for 25th Birthday

    June 17, 2014 12:35 PM EDT The Woodlands’ open-air stage celebrates a milestone with Jimmy Buffett, Il Divo and Kings of Leon. This article first appeared in the June 21st issue of Billboard Magazine . In the scenic township of The Woodlands, Texas, just north of Houston, T ...

  15. Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield: Inside New York City’s Hidden Theater (Q&A)

    June 12, 2014 11:37 AM EDT Radio City Music Hall. Beacon Theatre. The Theater at Madison Square Garden. These are just a few initiate-sized music venues that most New York concertgoers are familiar with. But here’s a name you might not recognize just yet: the Cushman & ...

  16. Honda Pouring Over $50 Million Ad Dollars Into New Music Platform, Honda Stage

    June 11, 2014 3:04 PM EDT As the United States' fifth-largest automotive advertiser in terms of total spending (according to 2012 figures from WPP’s marketing analytics firm Kantar), Honda has relied heavily on television to achieve the mass-audience reach it requires ...

  17. Producer Eric Ortner Joins Live Nation's Vector Management Group

    June 09, 2014 3:42 PM EDT Live Nation and its Vector Management group have inked a deal with talent manager and producer Eric Ortner to find new ways to bring together musicians, news makers and journalists As part of the agreement, Vector Management will form a new imprin ...

  18. Ticketmaster Agrees to $400 Million Settlement in Consumer Class Action Suit

    June 03, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Credit will be offered to 50 million ticket buyers who were charged "order processing fees" that were secretly profit centers for company. Ticketmaster has agreed to a tentative settlement in a class action suit that stretches back m ...

  19. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  20. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced ...

  21. Live Nation Q1 Revenue Up 22% to $1.1 Billion Year-Over-Year

    May 06, 2014 5:17 PM EDT In today's first quarter earnings statement, Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest concert promoter, management company, and ticketing company in its Ticketmaster division, reported year-over-year revenue up 22% for Q1 to $1 ...

  22. Live Nation, Yahoo Announce Daily Live Stream Concert Partnership

    April 28, 2014 5:59 PM EDT Live Nation and Yahoo will live-stream 365 concerts over a 12-month period set to begin later this summer, the two companies announced Monday (April 28) during Yahoo’s “Newfront” presentation to advertisers at New York’s Lincoln Center. The ...

  23. Update: Live Nation, Insomniac Targeted in Volunteer Lawsuit

    April 28, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Following a spate of unpaid internship lawsuits against major record labels last summer, festival volunteers are filing a similar class action lawsuit against live events promoters Live Nation and Insomniac Events, reports Complete Music Update . ...

  24. Music Biz Vying For Larger Chunk Of TV’s $20 Billion in Upfront Ad Dollars

    April 25, 2014 5:09 PM EDT This story was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard . The upfront season — when media companies secure some $20 billion in early advertising buys with TV, cable and radio networks and online content companies — is underway, and inc ...

  25. Ray LaMontagne To Play Citi Shows to Benefit Musicians on Call

    April 15, 2014 2:46 PM EDT Ray LaMontagne, whose latest album “Supernova” will be released April 29 on RCA, is set to play three exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers. The shows will take place at New York’s Town Hall on May 1, Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary on May 6 an ...

  26. Live Nation Announces JBL Live At Pier 97, New Outdoor NYC Venue (Exclusive)

    April 09, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Live Nation and Harman International are partnering to debut a new outdoor venue in Manhattan, JBL Live at Pier 97, set to open in early summer at New York’s Pier 97 on 57th St. and the West Side Highway. The Fray (July 9), 311 (July 19), The Soul ...

  27. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 World Tour to Make North American Return

    April 07, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience World Tour will return to North America for 13 more arena dates this fall, promoter Live Nation announces today. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation's Global Touring ...

  28. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 3/17-3/21

    March 21, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Biz Related News:   Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)       Biz Related News:           Biz Related News:           Biz Related News: Google, Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Lawsuit       Biz Related N ...

  29. The $1 Million Buy-In: Blue Chip Brands Flock to SXSW

    March 07, 2014 2:30 PM EST Samsung Launches Mobile Radio Service Milk Music Ahead of SXSW Lady Gaga Playing Stubbs at SXSW For Doritos, Must Do 'Bold Mission' To Get In For every one of Scott McNearney’s 14 years working for South by Southwest, the festival’s spo ...

  30. Morning Fix: Why Spotify Bought the Echo Nest; Tom Windish's Exec. SXSW Strategy; Is Gaga's Tour a Flop?; Lady Antebellum, Nancy Pelosi To Be Honored at Grammys on the Hill

    March 07, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: WHY SPOTIFY BOUGHT THE ECHO NEST Spotify's acquisition of the Echo Nest signals the growing importance of data in the music business as context becomes king in a world of virt ...

  31. Digital Notes: LyricFind's BandPage Integration, Audiam's $2M Raise, Aether's Smart Speaker

    March 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST LyricFind integrates BandPage. The lyric licensing company on Wednesday said it has signed a deal with BandPage to allow artists to display band biographies, touring information and link to their online stores alongside lyrics requested by users o ...

  32. AEG Live, Transom Capital Merge BandMerch with Cinder Block, Creating Merch Powerhouse

    March 03, 2014 3:23 PM EST AEG Live and Transom Capital Group have announced that their entertainment licensing and merchandising companies, BandMerch and Cinder Block, respectively, will merge into a standalone company. The new Los Angeles-based entity, which will continue ...

  33. Live Nation Entertainment Reports Record Year

    February 24, 2014 6:24 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment said Monday that it set a record in 2013 for annual revenue, free cash flow and adjusted operating income due to increase attendance at shows in general and the surging popularity of country music. In the most recent quar ...

  34. Citi Offering Additional Tickets to Lady Gaga's Sold-Out Roseland Ballroom Residency (Exclusive)

    February 21, 2014 12:21 AM EST All tickets to Lady Gaga's seven-night residency to bid farewell to New York's iconic Roseland Ballroom next month sold out within minutes . But Citi will offer additional tickets beginning Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. eastern at livenation.com, a ...

  35. Best Seats In the House: Nation’s Largest Markets Lead the Way In Venue Renovation Boom

    February 14, 2014 3:20 PM EST In the decade that Billboard has devoted an annual special touring feature to new and renovated venues, never before have the nation’s two biggest concert markets, New York and Los Angeles, demanded the spotlight as they do now -- largely due to t ...

  36. Skype, Live Nation Team For ‘Ones To Watch’ Concert Series At House of Blues (Exclusive)

    February 06, 2014 3:09 PM EST Skype and Live Nation have introduced the Ones To Watch With Skype, an interactive platform where fans will have direct access to emerging artists using Skype technology with bands performing at Live Nation’s House of Blues venues. The program beg ...

  37. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  38. Pandora, Live Nation Shares Rise High, SFX Down

    January 30, 2014 7:37 PM EST Shares of the two largest publicly traded music companies soared Thursday (Jan. 30) as markets rebounded from two days of losses. Pandora shares reached a new high of $37.95 before closing up 11% at $36.53, and shares of Live Nation climbed to a 5 ...

  39. Billboard's 2014 Industry Icon: Paul McGuinness on 35 Years Guiding 'The Biggest Band in the World' (Q&A)

    January 17, 2014 2:52 PM EST The following extended Q&A with U2's long-time manager Paul McGuinness is from the new issue of Billboard, which features a cover story on Howard Stern; a  MIDEM special section with Billboard's inaugural International Power Pl ...

  40. Live Nation, B'In Music Partner to Form Live Nation Taiwan

    January 16, 2014 6:59 PM EST Continuing its expansion into Asian markets, Live Nation has teamed up with B'In Music International Limited to form Live Nation Taiwan. "Taiwan is one of the strongest economies in Asia and its proximity to the established touring mark ...

  41. Behind the Scenes at LA's Renovated Forum: Wall of Fame, Backstage Bowling, Expanded Capacity, More

    January 16, 2014 1:30 PM EST The Eagles reopened the refurbished Forum Wednesday night with a concert that emphasized the care and precision that went into their records in the 1970s, a perfect night of nostalgia for fans who care to remember the Forum when Jerry West was th ...

  42. Inside the L.A. Forum's Plan to Steal Concerts From Staples Center

    January 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The Lakers' old home gets a $100 million face-lift as industry players Irving Azoff and James Dolan take aim at the city's premier concert power venue. In 1967, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke spent $16 million building the Foru ...

  43. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  44. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  45. Live Nation Named Exclusive Booker of Planet Hollywood's AXIS in Las Vegas, Theater for Britney Spears' Residency

    December 19, 2013 12:00 PM EST Two weeks ahead of Britney Spears’ opening residency performance at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Dec. 27, parent company Caesars Entertainment has named Live Nation the exclusive booker of the resort’s newly renovated 7,000-s ...

  46. The Overall Good Year in Music Stocks

    December 12, 2013 5:06 PM EST It was a good year for the stock market. While NASDAQ went up 32.85%, the Dow Jones rose by 19.6%, and S&P 500 climbed 24.76%, Billboard's 10 music-related stocks grew by an average of 82.31% over the course of 2013.  The six most music-s ...

  47. Taylor Swift & P!nk Aim High, Set New Touring Standards Down Under

    December 09, 2013 12:02 AM EST Taylor Swift’s grand “RED” tour of Australia is two dates down, with two to go. What's special about this trek isn't in the roadmap, but the scale. It’s the first time a solo female artist has toured Australian stadiums since Madonna do ...

  48. Layoffs Hit Rdio

    November 19, 2013 6:47 PM EST Rdio, the streaming music service which shares founders with Skype, has gone forward with a round of layoffs today. Specific numbers weren't released, but an earlier report from TechCrunch reported the layoffs to number 35. "Rdio confi ...

  49. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 12:24 PM EST When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga announced plans to close out the venue with a string of four concerts: March 28, 30, 31, and April 2. The 3,500-seat the ...

  50. Michael Rapino, Live Nation CEO, on Banner Year, Expanding Mgmt Holdings, 'Exploding' Global Market, Way More (Video Q&A)

    November 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST Michael Rapino , CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, is having a banner year. In addition to record-setting revenues , Live Nation is expanding its management roster with the addition of U2 and Madonna along with their respective managers Paul McG ...

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