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  1. Live Nation Profit, Revenue Soar in Third Quarter

    November 05, 2012 6:35 PM EST Live Nation got through a tepid global economy to deliver strong growth in revenue and net profit in the third quarter. Led by its concerts division, Live Nation's revenue increased 9.7% to $1.96 billion in the quarter from $1.79 billion in t ...

  2. AEG Live, Royal Parks Ink Summer Concert Deal in London's Hyde Park

    November 05, 2012 5:12 PM EST AEG Live and the Royal Parks have announced a five-year deal to produce six summer concerts each year at London's Hyde Park, beginning in 2013. Further details about the events are forthcoming. Register today for the Billboard Touring Confere ...

  3. After the Flood: Hurricane Sandy's Impact on the Music Business

    November 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT (Photo: Doug Kuntz) Below is an article from an in-depth package in the new issue of Billboard examining Hurricane Sandy's enormous economic impact on the music business. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia K ...

  4. Venues Step Up

    October 09, 2012 6:37 AM EDT Building Managers Turn Talent Buyers In Competitive Live Market More and more frequently, if venues want a show, they have to ensure that it will be successful in the most convincing way possible, putting the venue's own resources on the li ...

  5. ID&T CEO Duncan Stutterheim on Acquisition Rumors: 'We're Talking to Everyone'

    September 17, 2012 5:18 PM EDT With rumors of acquisition looming, Duncan Stutterheim, co-founder and CEO of ID&T, says the world-leading dance music event producer and promoter is "talking to everyone. That's the exact status right now." The Dutch company is ...

  6. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  7. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  8. Live Nation Sees 6 Percent Uptick in Concert Attendance

    August 07, 2012 8:26 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment posted second-quarter financial results that slightly missed the expectations of analysts, though investors didn't seem to mind and the stock was unchanged after the closing bell. Live Nation said Tuesday its net inc ...

  9. Business Matters: Looking Forward to Live Nation and Warner Music Group's Earnings Releases

    August 03, 2012 5:04 PM EDT Live Nation, WMG Optimistic Ahead Of 2nd Quarter Earnings Reports * (Correciton appended: Live Nation's earning report is due Tuesday, Aug. 7 not Thursday, Aug. 9 as originally reported.) Both Live Nation and Warner Music Group report second ...

  10. Louis C.K. Launches E-Tickets Into Forefront Of Online Sales

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Upon first glimpse, comedian Louis C.K. doesn't seem to have much in common with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. But the independent way that C.K. approached his ticket sales for a new tour spanning October to February-charging just $45, all-i ...

  11. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  12. Live Nation Purchases Gary Richards' HARD Events

    June 27, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation has acquired Gary Richards' HARD Events, the EDM production company behind such music festivals as the multi-date HARD Festivals and Holy Ship! cruise. Video: Hard Festival's Gary Richards on Why EDM Is Hot, How He Keeps His ...

  13. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...

  14. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  15. Live Nation Finalizes Settlement In Decade-Long Ticket Pricing Lawsuit

    May 17, 2012 4:28 PM EDT A long-running dispute over whether Live Nation and former parent Clear Channel engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the promotion and pricing of live music concerts could be headed for some resolution. On Tuesday, lawyers for the company and a c ...

  16. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  17. HMV Looks to Grow Ticketing Division by Partnering With Ticketmaster U.K.

    May 15, 2012 2:02 PM EDT Troubled U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has teamed with the British arm of Ticketmaster as it looks to expand its ticketing operations. Announced today (May 15), the strategic partnership comes into effect over the next six to eight weeks and wil ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  20. Live Nation Buys EDM Entertainment Company Cream Holdings Ltd, Owner of Creamfields Festivals

    May 09, 2012 11:24 AM EDT Live Nation today acquired Cream Holdings Limited, a pillar of the EDM entertainment scene, which also gives Live Nation the exclusive rights to Creamfields Festivals, which have been held all over the world since the company's launch in 1998 ...

  21. Shakira Lines Up $30 Million Deal With Live Nation (Report)

    May 07, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Shakira is taking cues from Madonna and Jay-Z: she'll forgo standard music-industry convention and issue her records through Live Nation and her former label, Sony, the New York Post reports . According to the Post, the mega-concert promoter ...

  22. Live Nation Launches Facebook Concert Calendar App, Readies Summer Twitter Campaign

    May 02, 2012 8:54 PM EDT Live Nation today (May 2) launched its new concert calendar Facebook app, which enables users to discover and share upcoming Live Nation events and all music/comedy shows ticketed through Ticketmaster in North America. "It's based on rec ...

  23. Pandora and Live Nation Disclose Executive Compensation

    April 25, 2012 6:42 PM EDT A couple of music companies reported Wednesday the compensation awarded to their top executives. In the last year, it paid a whole lot more to work for concert promoter and Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment that it did to work for the ...

  24. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  25. Live Nation Acquires Australian Promoter Michael Coppel Presents

    April 04, 2012 6:16 PM EDT Live Nation continues to expand its global footprint with the acquisition of 30-year-old Australian and New Zealand promoter Michael Coppel Presents. Live Nation's existing concet promotion operation in Australia and New Zealand, which is led ...

  26. Business Matters: Judge Says Live Nation Does Not Monopolize Live Music

    March 27, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Clear Channel/Live Nation Monopoly Case Nearing Dismissal An anti-competition case dating back a decade may have finally concluded with a 63-page decision that Clear Channel/Live Nation does not have a monopoly on rock concerts. On Monday the judg ...

  27. Live Nation Dives Deeper Into Data, Acquires Setlist.fm

    March 06, 2012 10:09 AM EST Live Nation continues its technology spree with its acquisition of Setlist.fm , a wiki-like service that allows individuals to add and edit concert set lists to its database. The addition of Setlist.fm to Live Nation's consumer-facing propert ...

  28. Live Nation Added Managers, Promoters, Ticketing Companies, More in 2011 Acquisition Spree

    February 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST Live Nation continued its acquisition spree in 2011 by adding to its promotion, management, ticketing and ecommerce divisions. The company's 2011 annual report offers a detailed look at how the multi-faceted music giant got bigger last year. ...

  29. Business Matters: Innovation the Theme as Live Nation Posts Steady 2011 Financials

    February 23, 2012 9:38 PM EST Innovation the Theme as Live Nation Posts Steady 2011 Financials -- Live Nation is clearly intent on pushing forward rather than protecting what it has. In the company's fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call, the company's executive ...

  30. Live Nation Revenue Down 4.2% in Fourth Quarter

    February 23, 2012 5:25 PM EST NEW YORK - Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday posted mixed fourth-quarter financials, but expressed confidence about its outlook for 2012. The live events company reported an operating loss of $64.2 million, down from a year-ago loss of $79.6 m ...

  31. Billboard Reveals the 2012 Power 100

    January 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST Billboard found something else that Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation, can sit atop: In the January 28 issue of the magazine, Billboard unveils the Power 100, a ranking of the most powerful people in the music business. See the Billb ...

  32. Billboard Power 100: Michael Rapino

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 6 Michael Rapino CEO Live Nation Entertainment Twitter: @rapino99 He Really Is The Concert Master... When Billboard put Michael Rapino on its cover in May 2005--for a feature chronicling his battlefield promotion to the top of the world's ...

  33. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  34. Billboard Power 100: Mark Campana & Bob Roux

    January 27, 2012 12:04 AM EST No. 39 Mark Campana & Bob Roux Co-Presidents Live Nation Twitter: @LiveNation Locally Sourced... When Live Nation Entertainment global music chief executive Jason Garner exited the company in November 2010, it signaled a shift toward placing m ...

  35. Billboard Power 100: Irving Azoff

    January 26, 2012 6:50 PM EST No. 1 Irving Azoff Chairman; Chairman/CEO Live Nation Entertainment; Front Line Management Group Twitter: @irvingazoff The Game Changer... To hear the words "I have Irving Azoff on the line" and not experience at least a twinge of anxiet ...

  36. John Reid Leaves Warner Music for Live Nation

    January 16, 2012 11:46 AM EST Live Nation Europe announced the appointment of John Reid as President of Concerts in a statement released Monday (January 16). "We are delighted to have John join us at a time of exciting growth for Live Nation. His pedigree speaks for itsel ...

  37. axs Goes Live in Kansas City

    January 13, 2012 6:06 PM EST Today was a milestone day for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and their new ticketing operation axs Ticketing, as the system went live at the arena level with on-sales by Lady Antebellum and Drake at AEG's Sprint Center in Kansas City. The ...

  38. Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

    December 21, 2011 12:05 PM EST Live Nation is set to move into some new territory: the home of K-Pop. The corporation announced Tuesday it had opened a concert promotion office in Seoul, South Korea, the third largest economy in the far east, behind China and Japan. The country ...

  39. Are Artists Demanding Too Much Money To Play? U.K. Industry Discusses at Music 4.5 Event

    December 20, 2011 9:00 AM EST Things got a bit heated at a music industry conference on social media and touring entitled "Social Live Music Industry: Where Is the Money?" Organized by U.K.-based European music and technology events-and-networking specialist 2Pears, ...

  40. Live Nation To Acquire BigChampagne

    December 14, 2011 8:44 PM EST Live Nation will acquire BigChampagne, a Los Angeles-based company that collects and analyzes a wide array of online digital media data, Live Nation announced Tuesday. The acquisition will enhance Live Nation's ability to provide relevant con ...

  41. Live Nation, Hertz Team up for 'Movin' With Music': Rentals, VIP Parking, Artist Partnerships

    December 05, 2011 5:24 PM EST Fitz & the Tantrums with Hertz and Live Nation execs in New York on Monday. L-R: James King (Fitz And the Tantrums), John Wicks, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark P. Frissora, Noelle Scaggs, Fitz, Jeremy Ruzumna, Joe Karnes and ...

  42. Live Nation Revamps New York Office

    December 01, 2011 7:15 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment will today announce several key appointments to its New York office and North American Touring team, Billboard.biz has learned. Veteran entertainment executive and concert promoter Alan Ostfield will fill the newly create ...

  43. Billboard Touring Conference Gets Underway With Panels on Social Media, Tour and Production Management

    November 09, 2011 7:05 PM EST Pinky Gonzales, SVP, West Coast Operations, BubbleUp Ltd.(standing). Sitting Left to Right:Jeff White, VP of Business Development, ShowClix.Kip Levin, EVP/eCommerce, Ticketmaster. Nathan Hoy, VP of Music, ReverbNation. Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder, CEO ...

  44. Live Nation Canada Debuts Electronic Music Division

    November 07, 2011 5:41 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment has hired veteran Canadian electronic music producer Ryan Kruger as managing director of a new Electronic Nation Canada division. Kruger joins Live Nation after running since 1992 Destiny Productions, where he produced ov ...

  45. Business Matters: The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy

    November 03, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy -- As the bellwether of the concert business, Live Nation is looked upon as an indication of the health of live music. With continued economic problems in the U.S. and elsewhere, people h ...

  46. Live Nation Muscles Up in Southern California: Joins Forces With Promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva

    October 25, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment today announced an agreement with Los Angeles-based concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva covering Southern California and Las Vegas, two of the largest music markets in North America. The move significantly stre ...

  47. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Maureen Ford

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 27 Maureen Ford President of venue sales, Live Nation Network Website: promo.livenation.com/sponsorship Twitter: @livenation Maureen Ford, president of venue sales for Live Nation Network, leads a team of more than 100 staffers who sell advert ...

  48. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kathy Willard

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 3 Kathy Willard Executive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment Website: Livenation.com Twitter: @livenation As executive VP/CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, Kathy Willard oversees the finances of the world's largest live entertainment, tick ...

  49. The Universal-Live Nation Deal: What It Means, and What It Probably Doesn't

    September 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT The news of the new relationship between UMG and Live Nation and its Ticketmaster and Front Line divisions raises a lot of questions -- only some of which have relatively straightforward answers. Given the immense size and reach of the two compani ...

  50. 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 ...

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