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  1. Live Nation's Million Tweets of Summer to Exchange Tweets For Tickets

    June 20, 2012 3:59 PM EDT With prizes like concert cash, artist meet and greets, and 2013 Ultimate Access Passes, Live Nation's #MillionTweets of Summer campaign promises to bring fans closer to the music in the coming months. "We have a 24/7 active live music tw ...

  2. Sean Parker: Universal-EMI Merger Is 'Good Thing for an Industry That Needs Leadership Willing to Drive Change'

    June 20, 2012 8:30 AM EDT New Music Seminar executive director Tommy Silverman (left) interviewing Spotify board member Sean Parker. (Photo: Todd Owyoung) New Music Seminar founder and executive director Tommy Silverman's interview with Sean Parker, tech titan, execut ...

  3. Universal Music Group Receives Statement of Objections From European Commission Over EMI Deal

    June 19, 2012 5:55 PM EDT Universal Music Group has formally received the European Competition Commission's Statement of Objections regarding its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded music department, a step that the company had long expected part of the normal EU ...

  4. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  5. Radiohead's Ticker Tape Touring One of Four Companies Under Investigation In Stage Collapse

    June 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labour , the Canadian government department that develops and enforces workplace health and safety standards, is looking at the roles of at least four companies involved in the staging and staffing of Saturday's stage ...

  6. Updated: Radiohead Stage Collapse Under Investigation, Toronto Police Seek Witnesses

    June 17, 2012 4:34 PM EDT Helicopter views of the collapsed stage at Downsview Park in Toronto Saturday (Video: Associated Press) Toronto Police and emergency personnel are working to determine the cause of the stage collapse that killed one person and injured three at Dow ...

  7. Lucian Grainge, Roger Faxon, Irving Azoff to Testify at EMI/Universal Deal's Congressional Hearing

    June 15, 2012 2:04 PM EDT The heads of both Universal Music Group and EMI are expected to appear before a U.S. Congressional hearing June 21 to argue for the proposed sale of EMI's music catalog to Universal, Reuters reports . Both Lucian Grainge and Roger Faxon will ...

  8. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  9. EDMBiz: Disco Donnie Estopinal on Selling Out to Robert F.X. Sillerman: 'I've Got a Lot of Money Right Now'

    June 10, 2012 8:58 AM EDT Day two of the EDMBiz conference highlighted a fundamental divide within the dance music industry -- perhaps one of the oldest in the business of making art: To sell out, or not to sell out. With the news that longtime party promoter Donnie Estopi ...

  10. Avicii Tour Slammed As Overly Ambitious (At Best) at EDMBiz

    June 08, 2012 4:42 PM EDT It was the Swedish elephant in the room: Amid conversations about the explosive success of dance music and the industry's bright future, Avicii's floundering Le7els Tour was on the minds of many at Insomniac's EDMbiz conference. And ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  13. Robert F. X. Sillerman Returning To Live Biz, Eying EDM Companies: Report

    June 05, 2012 10:16 PM EDT Media mogul Robert F. X. Sillerman is reportedly making a return to the live entertainment business -- this time with hopes of capitalizing on the latest electronic dance music trend. Sillerman, who in the 1990s consolidated regional concert promo ...

  14. CAA's Rob Light Says 'Touring Without Perspective Is Recipe For Disaster' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Rob Light from CAA speaks to Billboard's Ray Waddell at the Billboard Country Music Summit Monday. (Photo: Michael Seto) Possessing a cautious optimism forged by years of experience, Creative Artist Agency partner/managing director Rob Light ...

  15. Backbeat: Sensation Fest Launch With Live Nation, ID&T Execs, Victoria's Secret Angel -- All Dressed in White

    June 04, 2012 3:04 PM EDT Sensation founder and ID&T CEO Duncan Stutterheim (left) with Jason Miller, President of Live Nation, New York for at Provocateur where the two announced the U.S. premiere of Sensation at Brooklyn's Barclays Center . (Photo: Keeyahtay Lew ...

  16. Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale

    June 01, 2012 7:57 PM EDT The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale by owner LSREF 2 Clover Property 4 LLC, the entity of an undisclosed investment group. The historic live venue at 6215 Suns ...

  17. Business Matters: Music and Entertainment Stocks Got Beat Down Friday But Are Faring Well in 2012

    June 01, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Stocks Down Friday, But Doing Well Overall Friday was rough for the U.S. stock market but was especially brutal for music-related stocks. Some declines were triple -- or close to it -- the declines of 2.2% for the Dow and 2.8% for the Nasdaq. Even ...

  18. Live Nation Partners With Sensation, Will Bring the EDM Festival to Brooklyn For U.S. Debut

    May 31, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Live Nation took its courtship of electronic dance music fans to the next level on Thursday night, announcing its partnership with Dutch party brand Sensation during an invite-only soiree at exclusive New York lounge Provocateur. The highly produc ...

  19. Business Matters: Facebook's IPO Could Have Just Killed Some Digital Music IPOs

    May 29, 2012 6:14 PM EDT Facebook IPO Issues May Deter Vevo and Spotify Facebook's problematic IPO has not only resulted in investor lawsuits and questions about the Nasdaq, it could have killed or postponed the IPO aspirations of Vevo and Spotify. Both companies hav ...

  20. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Business Matters: Is Vevo Considering An IPO?

    May 23, 2012 4:42 PM EDT Is Vevo Considering an IPO? -- Vevo is seeking new investors to help fund its international expansion, according to reports at Sky News at the Financial Times. A report by Sky News claims the company has hired investment bank Allen & Co to loo ...

  23. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards With Irving Azoff, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Others

    May 21, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Interscope's Dennis Dennehy (left) poses with Robin Thicke backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Jem Aswad) It's one thing to be backstage at a show where extremely famous people are bustling in and out a few feet away from yo ...

  24. Live Nation Ticket Sales Up 25% YTD; Diverse Touring Line-Up Drives Numbers, $4 Beers Await Fans

    May 18, 2012 4:15 PM EDT With a lineup of tours that touches on virtually every genre and musical scene, Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and amphitheater operator, seems to be on a path to continue the rebound of 2011, after suffering the brunt of an overal ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Spotify Raising Funding at $4 Billion Valuation: Report

    May 17, 2012 2:49 PM EDT Music subscription service Spotify is raising money at a $4 billion valuation, according to a report Thursday at the New York Times . The report says Goldman Sachs is set to invest $100 million and the round -- which will not close for "many ...

  27. Jay-Z Headlining, Curating Live Nation's 'Budweiser Made In America' Music Fest in Philly

    May 13, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Jay-Z and Budweiser are expected to announce Monday their partnership to bring a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," to Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Jay-Z will headline as well as curate the lineup for the event, ...

  28. Business Matters: Doing More With Less - A Key Theme at NARM 2012

    May 11, 2012 9:03 PM EDT Doing More With Less -- A Key Theme at NARM 2012 -- The theme at NARM's Music Biz 2012 conference was forced austerity. "We're doing more with less," one major label executive said when asked how his company was doing.Outsourci ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Live Nation 1Q Loss Expands; Revenue Ticks Up

    May 09, 2012 9:55 PM EDT Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net loss expanded even as revenue ticked higher, as it did not repeat an income tax windfall from a year ago. The net loss in the three months to March 31 grew t ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Business Matters: Deezer Opens API, Welcomes Developers to Make Really Cool Apps

    May 03, 2012 7:15 PM EDT Deezer Welcomes App Developers Deezer has opened its API and launched "Open Deezer" roughly five months after Spotify did the same. Open Deezer will allow developers to create applications and services that integrate Deezer's on-dem ...

  35. A Look at Music Execs' Rising Pay: $34.6 Million Year for Irving Azoff

    May 03, 2012 12:18 PM EDT Most top music industry executives saw their compensation packages increase in 2011, according to an analysis by THR. THR looked at recently disclosed compensation for the leadership of publicly traded companies with music tie-ins, from satellite ...

  36. Live Nation's Major Gospel Tour to Feature 'The King's Men,' Four Heavyweights of Gospel Music

    May 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Live Nation is bringing gospel to the arena. Today, the company announced that they will be bringing four of the most successful gospel artists of all time - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton, collectively known as & ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert to Kick Off New Watershed Festival This August

    April 27, 2012 10:52 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment and promoter Brian O'Connell are leading the charge for a new country festival where the music and atmosphere will rival the serene, natural beauty of the landscape. Watershed Music Festival will take place August 3, ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Billboard Latin Conference: Artists Need Brands As Much As Brands Need Artists

    April 24, 2012 7:07 PM EDT Javier M. Delgado-Granados (Multicultural Marketing Manager, Walmart), and Julio Vega (VP of Latin Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, Music, Movies and Books, Anderson Merchandisers) discussing the impact of Walmart's Acceso Total. (Photo: Mich ...

  41. Business Matters: Why Concert Listing Sites Like Songkick, Bandsintown Matter in Today's Increasingly Fragmented Market

    April 24, 2012 4:26 PM EDT Why Concert Listing Sites Matter In Today and Tomorrow's Market -- There are far more ways to discover concerts than existed just a few years ago. But are more concert tickets being purchased? Probably not. But that doesn't mean the indu ...

  42. IDENTITY Fest Announces Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero For Traveling EDM Event's Second Year

    April 24, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Traveling EDM dance-a-thon IDENTITY Festival will be returning for its second year with a 15-date nationwide tour this summer. The Live Nation event will feature such names as Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero, Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and more. Thir ...

  43. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  44. Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time': Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    April 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation , are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring ...

  45. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour 'Family' Members On How the Tour Keeps Rolling

    April 06, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Vans Warped Tour founder/producer Kevin Lyman has been working to keep his mobile gang of bands and backroom staff rumbling along since 1995. It's no small feat, keeping this longrunning institution shipshape in the face of a rapidly changing ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  50. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

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