Live Nation

  1. Business Matters: Live Nation, Google, Tower Records and more

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Live Nation's Q3 -- Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino said the company “scrapped and fought our way through Q3.” Indeed it did. The third quarter is the company’s big mon ...

  2. Updated: Live Nation Shuffles Execs, Garner Exits Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in an 8-K filing Wednesday that Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, has left the company . In light of the departure, Live Nation has promoted three of its key veteran executives. Longtime promoters ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Agency Heavyweights Set For Touring Conference Roundtable

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of the most influential booking agents in the concert business will be on-hand at the 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 3-4 in New York, for the just announced keynote roundtable. Moderated by Billboard’s Ray Waddell, 2010 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Business Matters: Qtrax, Slowtrain Music, Live Nation and more

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Qtrax has appointed Lance. J.O. Ford as co-president and chief marketing officer. He previously held those same positions at Rebel Digital, one of Qtrax’s advertising advisors. Little ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. No Surprises In Live Nation's Disappointing Q2 Earnings

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With news of lower ticket sales made public two weeks ago, the weak numbers in Live Nation's earnings release Thursday came as no surprise. The company's second-quarter earnings revenue was $1.27 billion, down 9.7% from last year (when c ...

  14. Live Nation Posts 2Q Loss

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter and ticket-seller Live Nation says its second-quarter loss grew after a weak summer concert season hurt results. Its net loss in the three months to June 30 grew to $34.6 million, or 20 cents per share, from $27.2 million, or 33 c ...

  15. Business Matters: Live Nation, WMG, Comi-Con and more

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION STOCK BOUNCES BACK, EARNINGS CALL ON THURS -- Live Nation stock has taken back some of the losses following its July 15 investor presentation. After spending most of the week below $9, the stock rose 4.13% to finish at $9.58 on Friday. ...

  16. Business Matters: Live Nation, HullabaLOU, Verizon and more

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION EYES IRELAND -- Live Nation has plans to take its UK model to Ireland, according to Denis Desmond of Gaiety Investments. “In England, we’ve got Live Nation/Gaiety, which works great, and the plan is to recreate that in Ireland. We are ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Country Music: 'Our Tours Are Doing Great'

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While some pop and rock concerts have disappointed in 2010, the general opinion is that country concerts are having a great year. “There's not a single country artist out there that's not doing well," said manager Clarence Spalding ...

  19. Live Nation Loses $432 Million Of Market Cap In Two Days

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Erasing about $423 million in market capitalization, Live Nation's stock plunged 21.4% over Thursday and Friday due to a warning of weak ticket sales made on Thursday. After dropping 10.9% on Thursday, Live Nation shares fell another 11.8% on ...

  20. Live Nation Shares Continue Slide On Outlook

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concern about a weak summer concert season sent Live Nation Entertainment Inc. shares down sharply for a second day in a row. THE SPARK: Standard & Poor's analyst Tuna Amobi cut his rating on the company to "Hold" from "Buy ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Live Nation Opens Up To Investors, Details Plans for Future

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During a Thursday afternoon presentation for investors and analysts, Live Nation Entertainment lauded its business strategy, talked about lessons learned in 2010 and offered some interesting details about the company. Hosted mainly by CEO Michael ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Business Matters: Live Nation, Popjustice, RIAA, UMG and more

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The analyst consensus, according to Barrons, is that Live Nation will take a financial hit this summer but its stock has been punished too much. Barrons talks to some analysts (whose investor notes have been mentioned in this column in recent w ...

  25. CTS Eventim To Claim Damages From Live Nation

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CTS Eventim has rejected a notice of termination from Live Nation as a "tactical litigation maneuver devoid of any material or legal foundation." Live Nation's ticketing partner, based in Bremen, Germany, has announced its intention ...

  26. Business Matters: Live Nation, Ticket Pricing, Radio Royalties and more

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'AN HONEST TALK ABOUT TICKET PRICES' -- “When 40% of tickets across the industry are going unsold, you have to have an honest talk about ticket prices,” says Jason Garner of Live Nation in an article at the Wall Street Journal. It’s the ...

  27. Business Matters: AEG, Copyright Reform, Another Planet and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LABELS + AEG, CONFLICT OF INTEREST? -- Would a conflict of interest prevent major labels from buying a stake in AEG ? The Deal tosses out Live Nation as an example, saying its artist management division’s quest for higher guarantees is fundamental ...

  28. Live Nation Opens Las Vegas Office

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has opened a new office in Las Vegas that will be headed up by industry veteran Bob Cayne, who has been appointed president of Live Nation Concerts Las Vegas. In his new role, Cayne, a 10-year resident of Las Vegas, will oversee Live N ...

  29. Business Matters: Live Nation, Viacom, YouTube, The Pirate Bay and more

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SUMMER TOURS ALTER OUTLOOK -- Analysts do not share the dour outlook on the impact of this summer’s concert season felt by some in the industry. A Miller Tabak equity analyst David Joyce has reiterated a buy rating on Live Nation . But the rough c ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Business Matters: Live Nation, EMI, CAA and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples and Billboardbiz on Twitter. LIVE NATION CHATTER OFF TARGET -- Pop music critic De Rogatis is stretching when he tries to link this summer’s spate of cancelled concerts and weaker-than-expect ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Ticketfly Secures $3 Million In Funding

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing independent ticketing company Ticketfly has secured $3 million in Series A funding, and is on track to sell 1 million tickets this year, according to the company. Investors include High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners ...

  36. TicketsNow, 360 Deals a Drag for Live Nation

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In its first quarter results on Monday, the first since its merger with Ticketmaster, Live Nation pointed to progress with its integration as well as its recent debt refinancing. The most important comments, however, were about its struggling seco ...

  37. Live Nation Q1 Losses Grow, May Sell TicketsNow

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Losses at Live Nation Entertainment grew in the first quarter as concert attendance slipped 3 percent and the company booked costs related to its recent merger with Ticketmaster. The company also said Monday it was considering "strategic opti ...

  38. U.K. Clears Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger Again

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Competition Commission cleared the proposed merger of the two U.S.-based live music giants, Live Nation Inc. and Ticketmaster Inc., for the second time on Friday (May 7). The U.K. regulatory body dropped its objections to the deal i ...

  39. Business Matters: Spotify, Fatsoma, Lala, Kenny Chesney and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Spotify has confirmed a media report that the service will launch in the Netherlands. The company does not yet have a date set for the launch. Spotify is currently available in six markets: Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. ( M ...

  40. American Idol Tour Shifts To Live Nation

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After a seven year stint with AEG Live, the American Idol Live tour will be promoted by Live Nation, beginning July 1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. This summer's tour will play Live Nation amphitheaters for the first time, along with s ...

  41. How Will Live Nation Grow?

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The New York Times nabbed interviews with Live Nation chiefs Irving Azoff and Michael Rapino for a lengthy Sunday article . Most of the piece is a re-cap of things we know - only 380 words of this 4,996-word article look into the future. But, this ...

  42. CTS Eventim Claims Live Nation Breached Contract

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German ticketing company CTS Eventim AG has submitted a request for arbitration with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and claims Live Nation has breached its contract, according to a Live Nation SEC f ...

  43. Live Nation Launches Concert Business In Australia

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is launching a concert promotion business in Australia, the seventh largest music market in the world. The company, formed by the combination of concert promoter Live Nation and Ticketmaster, said Monday it named Luk ...

  44. Analyst Dumps Live Nation Stock

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While many experts predicted the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger would create an unstoppable live music behemoth, one analyst has dumped Live Nation from one of his portfolios. In Morningstar’s StockInvestor newsletter, Morningstar equities strate ...

  45. Live Nation Cuts 100 Staffers

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation cut about 100 people last week, mostly in "back office" personnel, including accounting, business operations, and other functions, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The layoffs were part of ongoing effort ...

  46. Live Nation: DOJ Concessions Cost $118 Million In Annual Rev

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concessions to the Department of Justice cost Live Nation about $118 million in annual revenue, according to pro-forma financial statements released by Live Nation. The documents depict the new company as if both companies merged at the beginning ...

  47. Business Matters: Jelli, Sub Pop, Live Nation, KISS

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Jelli has partnered with Triton Media to launch two of its crowdsourced radio shows to national syndication. Ten stations, including WBOS in Boston and KXTE in Las Vegas. Jelli allows people to select online which songs they want to hear on ter ...

  48. Billboard.biz Q&A: Comcast-Spectator President

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the heels of the just completed acquisition by Comcast-Spectator of ticketing software company Paciolan , Comcast-Spectator president Peter Luukko spoke with Billboard.biz about the steps that led to the merger, how the company intends to compe ...

  49. Done Deal: Comcast-Spectacor Buys Live Nation's Paciolan

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, has completed its acquisition of ticketing software provider Paciolan from Live Nation Entertainment. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Comcast-Specta ...

  50. Live Nation Gets Nod of Approval From Investors

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's stock is up 7.4% in the last five trading days, and rose 3.2% on Wednesday. The Nasdaq has gained just 1.64% in the last five trading days, while the S&P 500 is up 0.9%. Investors reacted positively to news on Wednesday that ...

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