Live Nation

  1. Live Nation Presses Button On Iglesias Fan Site

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation's Artist Nation division has launched EnriqueFanClub.com, a new fan Web site for Interscope recording artist Enrique Iglesias. In addition to news, interviews, tour information, behind-the-scenes footage and photos, fan club membe ...

  2. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  3. Wildfires Disrupt SoCal Concert Biz

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While more than a dozen wildfires burned from the Mexican border to Los Angeles today (Oct. 23), many concerts throughout the area have been canceled or postponed. At press time, Los Angeles-based concert promoters AEG Live (and subsidiary Goldenv ...

  4. Madonna Deal Will Test New Artist Nation Platform

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The profitability of the Live Nation/Madonna 10-year deal depends on how well the company can capitalize on the depth, global breadth and, perhaps most important, length of the deal. Additionally, Madonna's success or lack thereof will serve ...

  5. Street Cautious On Live Nation's Madonna deal

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With its Madonna deal in place, Live Nation is discussing revolutionizing the music business. But Wall Street observers have doubts that the deal will pay off for the firm. Until last week, the company used the following description of its busines ...

  6. Update: Madonna, Live Nation Sign Global Pact

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirms today that Madonna has entered a 10-year global partnership with Live Nation and will become the founding artist in LN's new Artist Nation division, headed by veteran Rolling Stones tour produ ...

  7. Causing A Commotion

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Madonna leaves Warner Bros. for an all-encompassing $120 million deal with Live Nation—which, it is important to note, Live Nation would not confirm—the maneuver at the very least heralds the most ambitious move yet for Live Nation and a signif ...

  8. Madonna Close To Massive Deal With Live Nation

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is close to leaving her longtime home at Warner Bros. for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation Inc., a source familiar with the talks said yesterday (Oct. 10). The story was first reported on the Wall St ...

  9. House Of Blues, Revolver Partner

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation-owned House Of Blues and Revolver Magazine have entered into a two-year partnership, which calls for Revolver to provide advertising and sponsorship opportunities to the House Of Blues brand. As part of the deal, Revolver will supply a ...

  10. Live Nation Firm Tests Secondary Ticketing Waters

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based secondary ticketing agency Viagogo has extended its reach in the live music business via a ground-breaking deal with Live Nation-owned Dutch promoter Mojo Concerts. Currently, Viagogo enables fans who want to sell tickets for sold-out e ...

  11. Rolling Stones Tour Grosses Over A Half Billion

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final tally on the Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour is in and it topped a half billion -- $558,255,524 to be exact. The staggering total was accumulated between the fall of 2005, when the trek kicked-off, and Aug. 26, when it wrapped at the O ...

  12. Touring Gets Spotlight At Regional Mexican Summit

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Immigration raids may be hurting attendance at regional Mexican shows, but a paucity of new acts that can move tickets - and outsize demands by artists who can - are just as much to blame. That view was expressed by several concert and dance promo ...

  13. AEG Launches Swedish Arm

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant AEG Live has opened an office in Stockholm to cover Sweden's live-music sector. The new unit, AEG Live Sweden, is headed by managing director David Maloney, reporting to London-based AEG Live Europe managing director R ...

  14. Eskowitz Splits Live Nation, Joins Premier Exhibitions

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Eskowitz, formerly Live Nation CEO of North American Music, will vacate his post, effective immediately. He will take a new job as president and CEO of Premier Exhibitions in Atlanta, according to an internal memo from Live Nation CEO Michae ...

  15. Live Nation Sacks Galbraith

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation U.K. Music managing director Stuart Galbraith has been dismissed from the live music powerhouse due to "breach of contract." The executive has been ousted from the company's central London premises with immediate effect. ...

  16. Ridgeway Elevated At Live Nation

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has promoted Alan Ridgeway to CEO of its International Music Division, effective Sept. 1. He will be based in the company's London office, reporting directly to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. In his new role, Ridgeway will overse ...

  17. Ticketmaster, Live Nation Deal Unlikely To Be Renewed

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's unlikely Ticketmaster's ticketing relationship with Live Nation will be renewed when it expires at the end of next year, based on an internal Ticketmaster memo obtained by Billboard.biz. The memo states, in part, "While it has ...

  18. Madonna To Exit WMG For Live Nation?

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation that Madonna is considering an exit from her Warner Music Group home continues to circulate. Most of the focus centers around a deal said to be in the works with Live Nation that would encompass recorded music, touring, merchandising, ...

  19. What's At Stake If Ticketmaster And Live Nation Split

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster's pre-emptive strike in the form of an internal e-mail calling a new deal with Live Nation "doubtful" could signal a new world order in the critical live-event ticketing space. The stakes are incredibly high for both si ...

  20. Live Nation Back On Track In Q2

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After posting a first-quarter loss of $45.6 million , Live Nation is getting back on track with a second-quarter income of $19.9 million on revenues of $1.04 billion in the three-month period ended June 30. While noting its escalated online presen ...

  21. Live Nation To Book Spotlight 29 Casino

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has inked a deal to become the exclusive booker for Coachella, Calif.'s Spotlight 29 Casino, which houses the 2,200-capacity Spotlight Showroom theater. Prior to its booking agreement with Los Angeles-based Live Nation, entertainm ...

  22. Moran, Morrow Rise In Live Nation Shake-up

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Changes are afoot at the Live Nation New York offices. Former Live Nation New York president Bruce Moran has been named president of the company's newly formed Latin American Division, effective immediately. In his new role Moran will remain ...

  23. Live Nation Restructures Canadian Team

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Canada has reorganized its executive team, appointing Riley O'Connor as chairman of Live Nation Canada. O'Connor, a Canadian music industry vet who most recently served as senior VP of talent at House of Blues Concerts Canada ...

  24. Live Nation, Pepsi Toast New Partnership

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the live-music promotion giant, has signed a three-year sponsorship, supply partnership and pouring rights deal with soft-drinks group PepsiCo. Inc. The agreement covers Live Nation's U.K. live-music events, such as the O2 Wirele ...

  25. Live Nation Overhauls Int'l Web Presence

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation U.K. today revamped its Web site, marking the first stage of the giant promoter's plans to streamline its suite of international sites. The goal, explains Mark Yovich, Live Nation's London-based senior VP of digital, internat ...

  26. Live Nation Expands Fillmore To Miami

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2,700-capacity Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami is the latest venue to join Live Nation's rejuvenated Fillmore brand. Live Nation has finalized a 10-year pact (with a five-year extension) with the Miami Beach City Commission, to operate, m ...

  27. Live Nation U.K. Drinks Up Tuborg Deal

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant Live Nation is drinking a toast to a new three-year deal, which makes Tuborg the "official beer of Live Nation" in the United Kingdom. The agreement is major coup for Tuborg, which is brewed by the Denmark-headqua ...

  28. Live Nation Launches Online Video Offering

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is providing music fans access to hundreds of live performance clips and interviews online through a new online service called Live Nation TV. The on-demand video is available via LiveNation.com . Content from the service is compiled f ...

  29. Live Nation Posts Q1 Loss

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation today (May 10) announced a first-quarter loss of $45.6 million, or 69 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $584.2 million, versus a profit of $5.3 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $516.6 million, during the same ...

  30. Live Nation Buys Up Trunk

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired the remaining interest in high-end licensing and merchandise firm Trunk LTD from its founder and CEO Brad Beckerman, who has exited the company to pursue other opportunities. Financial terms were not disclosed. Live Nation ...

  31. Live Nation, Blender Re-Launch Venue

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In yet another investment in the small venue space, Live Nation has now formed an alliance with Blender magazine with the new New York club to be known as the Blender Theatre at Gramercy. Formerly known as the Gramercy Theatre, the 600-capacity Bl ...

  32. Holland's Arrow Rock Fest Relocates

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Netherlands' Arrow Rock Festival is on the move. After four years sited at Lichtenvoorde, near the Dutch/German border, the Live Nation Holland-organized event is relocating to Biddinghuizen, in the center of Holland. The Biddinghuizen si ...

  33. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  34. AMG Invests $4M Into Zodiac Venue

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Academy Music Group Ltd (AMG) has pledged to invest £2 million ($3.95 million) in a major redevelopment of its Oxford music venue, the Zodiac. The company, which operates 12 branded music venues nationwide, purchased the Zodiac in ...

  35. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  36. Live Nation Continues Expansion

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. expansion of live music juggernaut Live Nation continued today with its acquisition of a major stake in venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG). The share was acquired from RJD Partners, the private equity investment firm. Now Live Natio ...

  37. Hodges Joins Nederlander

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran live music executive Alex Hodges has been named COO of Nederlander Concerts, effective April 15. Hodges was most recently an executive VP at Live Nation, a position he inherited in the wake of Live Nation's acquisition of House Of Blu ...

  38. Live Nation Promotes Execs

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation (LN), the world's largest promoter and venue operator, today (March 26) revealed the promotion of four executives within its North American Concerts division. Kevin Morrow, a 13-year veteran of House of Blues, has been named senio ...

  39. Activision Inks With Live Nation

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Santa Monica, Calif.-based videogame publisher Activision Publishing announced today (March 22) that it has signed a multi-year deal with Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, to develop and distribute videogames based ...

  40. MAMA Buys London Forum

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. promoter and venues operator Mean Fiddler has reached a deal to sell the London Forum entertainment venue for £1 million ($1.9 million). MAMA, a media and marketing group quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the London Stock ...

  41. Belgians Win Big At ILMC Awards

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian live industry had a strong showing at the 2007 ILMC Awards, collecting three honors. Belgians won for "promoter's promoter" (Herman Schueremans, CEO Live Nation Belgium), "best service company" (StageCo) and &q ...

  42. Live Biz Should Brace For Change, ILMC Confab Told

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing and prosperous international live-music industry must avoid complacency, attendees at this year's International Live Music Conference were told. During his keynote speech on the opening day of the March 9-11 event in London, ...

  43. Headliners Named For U.K.'s Wireless Fest

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rockers The White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs will join premiere electro acts Daft Punk and Faithless as headliners for this year's O2 Wireless Festival, organizers said today. The Live Nation-promoted festival will roll out as a fo ...

  44. Ramos Upped At Live Nation

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has promoted Kate Ramos to the newly created position of senior VP of Touring Alliances. She reports jointly to Live Nation Alliances president Russell Wallach and president of Nor ...

  45. Live Nation Revs Top 1 Billion In Q4

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, revealed today (March 1) 2006 fourth-quarter revenues of $1.05 billion, an increase of $299.7 million, or 39.8%, compared to the fourth-quarter of 2005. Adjusted earnings before in ...

  46. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  47. Alex Hodges To Exit House Of Blues

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alex Hodges confirms to Billboard.biz that he is leaving House Of Blues Concerts, where he was executive VP, effective Friday (Feb. 2). The company, which includes several amphitheaters, HOB Clubs and a thriving concert promotion business, was acq ...

  48. Live Nation To Press Button On Web Initiative

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is making a push to be the online hub of all event listings. Beginning next week, the company -- the world's largest promoter -- will offer any venue or promoter the ability to upload event listings and information directly to liv ...

  49. Jacobsen Rises At Live Nation

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Neil Jacobsen of Live Nation's Philadelphia office has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of Live Nation Miami. In Miami, Jacobsen will oversee all of the company's concert booking, marketing and promotion in the st ...

  50. Academy Buyout Snags On London Venues

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hamsard's planned acquisition of U.K. venue operator Academy Music Holdings would lead to a "substantial lessening of competition" and will not be allowed to go ahead unless certain live music venues in London owned by either party ...

Pages