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  1. Ticketmaster's Multi-tiered Experiment

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster, the ticketing arm of Live Nation Entertainment, is experimenting with a form of multi-tiered pricing for the Eagles’ concert at Sacramento’s Arco Arena. At Ticketmaster.com, buyers use a new interactive seat map to choose a seat base ...

  2. Live Nation Entertainment: New Tactics, No Income Gains In 2010

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The public got a closer look at the recently merged Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday when the company reported its fourth quarter and full-year results . Analysts heard no income gains would be visible in 2010. Competitors heard about new tic ...

  3. Live Nation Posts Lower Q4 Revenue

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation, which merged with Ticketmaster to create Live Nation Entertainment Inc, on Thursday posted lower quarterly revenue. Live Nation's fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.7 percent to $854.3 million from $896.7 million a ye ...

  4. Comedy Central, Live Nation Deal Expands

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comedy Central and live entertainment firm Live Nation on Thursday unveiled a broadened and deepened alliance that will include the launch of "Comedy Central's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues," a monthly branded stand-up sh ...

  5. Live Nation Merger Effect: Ticketfly Signs Largest Deal To Date

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., has inked an online ticketing and marketing deal with Ticketfly. The deal marks the largest venue contract to date for the upstart ticketing company, which also handles ticketing for 9:30 Club in Washin ...

  6. Report: Ticketmaster, FTC To Announce Settlement

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster, now part of Live Nation Entertainment, and regulators will announce a settlement on Thursday over complaints about the company's handling of ticket sales for a Bruce Springsteen concert, according to people familiar with the mat ...

  7. Shake-Up At Live Nation Philly

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Larry Magid has left his post as chairman of Live Nation Philadelphia, Billboard has learned. Geoff Gordon remains as president of Live Nation Philadelphia. The circumstances of Magid's departure are unclear, and Live Nation declined to comme ...

  8. LN, Ticketmaster Merger Investigation Re-opened

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another twist to the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the U.K.'s Competition Commission (CC) has re-opened its investigation into the tie-up. The CC confirmed today (Feb. 11) that the original Dec. 22 decision, which cleare ...

  9. Luis Miguel Signs Global Touring Deal With Live Nation

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Luis Miguel's exclusive global touring deal with Live Nation Entertainment - the first that the company has reached with a Latin artist, not including Shakira's multi-rights deal - will cover at least 100 concerts be ...

  10. Op-Ed: One Cheer For Antitrust

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Jan. 25, after 11 months of waiting, Ticketmaster and Live Nation received the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice to consummate their merger to form Live Nation Entertainment. At first blush it looked like a merger that the DOJ would bl ...

  11. Lady GaGa Plots Arena Tour

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady GaGa will play North American and European arenas this year and Live Nation Entertainment’s global touring division will take the reins as promoter/producer. GaGa is set to begin a run of dates in the U.K. (promoted by AEG Live) on Feb. 18 at ...

  12. Business Matters: Live Nation Ent., AEG, David Pakman

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- In the wake of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger AEG ...

  13. Merger Payday: Live Nation Shells Out Millions In Bonuses

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment paid out $6.5 million in merger bonuses, according to a Friday SEC filing . In connection with the merger, president and CEO Michael Rapino received $3 million in cash and executive chairman Irving Azoff received $2 milli ...

  14. DOJ Draws Criticism Over Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The newly formed Live Nation Entertainment has industry watchers asking this: Why would the government allow a vertical merger that could possibly limit competition? Promoters are upset a competitor will have their ticketing data. And most everybo ...

  15. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  16. Business Matters: Ticketmaster-Live Nation Criticism, Apple Sales Predicitons

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Criticism of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger and the concessions accepted by the Department of Justice is compiled at the Wall Street Journal. Chicago concert promoter Jerry Mickelson makes a good point: there's more to a ticket price ...

  17. Business Matters: Live Nation, Danger Mouse, Best Buy

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation, 's stock was at $11.93 in morning tr ...

  18. Analysis: The Potential In Live Nation Entertainment

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger in a nutshell: a company with nearly a 40% gross margin percentage and a slight but positive net profit (Ticketmaster) is going to build a live events powerhouse with a company with a 20% gross margi ...

  19. Liberty Media Seeks Bigger Stake In Live Nation

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Liberty Media Corp offered to buy up to 34.5 million shares in the newly merged Live Nation Entertainment at a 14% premium, sending the concert promoter's shares up 13%. Liberty already owns a 14.6% stake in Live Nation, which completed an $8 ...

  20. AC/DC To Headline U.K.'s Download Fest

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act AC/DC is to headline this year's edition of U.K. metal/rock festival Download. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival, which takes place at the Donington Park motor racing circuit June 11-13, include Them Crooked Vul ...

  21. Live Nation's Newest Challenges

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and Ticketmaster may have breathed a deep sigh of relief when the Department of Justice finally approved its merger on Monday, but in accepting a number of significant mandates from the DOJ, Live Nation Entertainment is expected to fac ...

  22. Reaction To Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group CEO Tim Leiweke said the concessions attached to the DOJ approval of the merger will "enhance our ability to compete effectively in the ticketing, venue operation and live event promotion businesses,” in a prepare ...

  23. Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Approved

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Department of Justice announced today that it will approve the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger after nearly a year of investigation and due diligence. The new company, to be called Live Nation Entertainment, has agreed to divest its Paciolan t ...

  24. CTS Eventim Challenges Live Nation-Ticketmaster U.K. Ruling

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST German ticketing company CTS Eventim AG is challenging the Competition Commission's (CC) approval of the proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster in the United Kingdom. Eventim is arguing that the antitrust authorities didn't ...

  25. Business Matters: Live Nation, AEG, Online 'Spectators' Vs. 'Conversationalists'

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation has signaled to competitor AEG it is willi ...

  26. Analysis: 5 Reasons Why 2010 Will Be Revolutionary For The Music Biz

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST This year will host numerous events that could well change the course of the music industry. From the future of music giant EMI to the impact of the Performance Rights Act, many events that will occur in 2010 could have deep, long-term consequence ...

  27. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Shareholders Approve Merger

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the proposed merger of the two companies, according to separate news releases from the live entertainment giants. The $2.5 billion deal, which was announced last ...

  28. Analysis: Events To Watch In Early 2010

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST The year will get off to a fast start as early 2010 will contain important events for numerous segments of the music industry. In retail, the holiday performance of Trans World will show whether or not the company has started to turn a corner. In ...

  29. Proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger: What To Expect Next

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the $2.5 billion Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger received the green light from the U.K. Competition Commission on Tuesday (Dec. 22), that left all eyes turned toward U.S. and Canadian regulators who are reviewing the proposed combined company ...

  30. U.K. Regulator's U-Turn On Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST In its ruling today (Dec. 22), the Competition Commission (CC) completely changed its position on the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster in the U.K. Such an about-turn for the U.K. regulator is "unusual" according to Simon B ...

  31. U.K. Body Approves Ticketmaster, Live Nation Merger

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster and Live Nation have welcomed the Competition Commission's (CC) decision to clear the proposed merger of the companies in the U.K. The CC has concluded today (Dec. 22) that the merger will not result in a substantial lessening of ...

  32. New Site Launched Against Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Members of Congress, public interest advocates and ticket brokers have teamed up to launch a new Web site that aims to inform the public about the possible impact of the proposed merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The site, ticketdisaste ...

  33. Live Nation Outlines 'Legal Flaws' On U.K. Merger Ruling

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has submitted a document detailing what it describes as "key legal flaws" in the provisional Competition Commission (CC) ruling that the proposed Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger will hinder competition in the market for l ...

  34. Q3 Earnings: Industry Financial Snapshot

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dour financial results have never looked so good. With a few exceptions, Q3's earnings results offered a snapshot of repeated losses and turnaround plans bearing little fruit. But in today’s environment, survival is a marker of success. Music ...

  35. Live Nation Expands French Team

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has made a number of new appointments at its French operation, headed by the arrival of SVP promotions Angelo Goppe, formerly with Paris-based Nous Productions. Reporting to Live Nation France managing director Isabelle Gamsohn, Goppe ...

  36. TMG/AEG Live President Messina Clarifies Ticketmaster Stance

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ongoing investigative report on ticketing practices from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 has created a stir, and promoter Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Live wants to clarify comments he made in a segment that aired last night regarding Tic ...

  37. Business Matters: EMI, Comcast, John Taylor, Wolfgang's Vault

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- More on EMI 's debt with Citi : The Financial Times reports Terra Firma has written down its investment in EMI by 90%. "Mr Hands want ...

  38. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Report Q3 Earnings

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster and Live Nation, which hope to merge early next year, both released their Q3 2009 earnings on Monday afternoon. And both companies weathered a difficult storm. Ticketmaster's revenue was up 3% to $349 million in Q3 2008 versus th ...

  39. Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Vote Set For Jan. 8

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a tacit acknowledgment of a delay in their plan to combine, Live Nation Inc. and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. said in filings Friday that a shareholders meeting to approve the deal is set for Jan. 8. The companies had previously said they ex ...

  40. Live Nation/Ticketmaster U.K. Merger Inquiry Extended

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The inquiry by the Competition Commission (CC) in the U.K. into the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster has been extended by eight weeks, and will now report by Jan. 19, 2010. It follows a provisional CC ruling on Oct. 8 that the merger will hi ...

  41. Live Nation And Ticketmaster U.K. Merger Review Extended

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britain's Competition Commission extended on Thursday its inquiry into the proposed merger between Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Inc, the two most powerful companies in the live music business. The inquiry has been extended by eight weeks, ...

  42. Live Nation Sells U.K. Theatrical Venues For $160 Million

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has closed the sale of its remaining U.K. theatrical venues and operations to the Ambassador Theatre Group. Live Nation has also sold its one-third interest in the Dominion Theatre in London to the Nederlander Group. The portfolio bein ...

  43. Business Matters: '60 Minutes,' Live Nation, AEG, Lala

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last night, CBS gave content creators a major public relations lift. Television show "60 Minutes" had a feature on movie piracy which ...

  44. Live Nation In Partnership With Scene

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The entertainment rewards program created by Canadian bank Scotiabank and movie giant Cineplex Entertainment today announced a strategic partnership with concert producer Live Nation. The program, called Scene, will allow members to redeem loyalty ...

  45. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Working Out Deal With U.S.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc are in negotiations with U.S. regulators to come up with concessions that would allow a merger between the two most powerful companies in the live music business, people familiar with the talks sa ...

  46. U.S. Likely To Follow U.K. Objections On Ticketmaster

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. appear likely to impose conditions on the merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. now that British authorities came out against the deal Thursday. The U.K ...

  47. LN/Ticketmaster Facing U.K. Competition Hurdle

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the provisional report from the U.K. Competition Commission has dealt a blow to the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment merger, it appears to be a uniquely British problem according to a competition lawyer. On Oct. 8, the U.K.'s ...

  48. U.K. Regulator Opposes Ticketmaster/Live Nation Deal

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Competition Commission (CC) has made a provisional ruling that the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment will hinder competition in the market for live music ticket retailing, which could result in higher pr ...

  49. Business Matters: The Black Cat, EMI Music Publishing

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- For all shows after September 25, Washington DC venue the Black Cat is switching from Ticketmaster to Ticket Alternative . The proposed Ticketm ...

  50. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, AEG Live, Baidu

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- According to one analyst, Ticketmaster 's plan to introduce dynamic pricing ( read more in Thursday's post at Billboard.biz has a lot of potential. In a research report, Thomas Weisel's Ben Mogil upgraded the company's ratin ...

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