Live Nation

  1. Live Nation Reorganizes, Eskowitz Promoted

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has consolidated its North American Music operations under the leadership of Bruce Eskowitz, who has been promoted to the newly created position of CEO, North American Music. The reorganization, which comes in the wake of the departure ...

  2. Walker Exits Live Nation, Teams With Attal, Jones

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation president of music Charlie Walker has left the company and joined forces with Charlie Jones and Charles Attal, co-producers of Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Attal, Jones and Walker will be partners in a ...

  3. Live Nation To Expand Into Spain, France

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that will expand its presence from five to seven major music markets worldwide, Live Nation revealed today (Dec. 19) that is has acquired Gamerco, Spain's leading concert promoter, and has also entered into an agreement to buy a maj ...

  4. Live Nation And Hewitt To Book Pearl

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and promoter Andrew Hewitt have entered into a multi-year deal to become the official booker of the Pearl, located at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Hewitt has already worked in the Las Vegas market for more than 11 years, bookin ...

  5. Weinstein, Enloe Join Live Nation

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has added some major players to its board of directors. Harvey Weinstein and Robert Ted Enloe, III, are two new additions to the board of Live Nation, which has notched its first ye ...

  6. Touring Biz Soars In 2006

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business was up dramatically in 2006, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. More than $2.8 billion in box office was reported, up 35% from last year's total of slightly more than $2 billion. With big- ...

  7. Live Nation, Gaiety Made To Wait On Academy Decision

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A proposed buyout of U.K. venue operator Academy Music Holding could bring about a hike in venue rental costs and reduce competition in London, the government's anti-trust body has reported. The Competition Commission explained its views Tues ...

  8. ON THE ROAD: CROWD CONTROL

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnering with concert promoters House of Blues and Live Nation to organize local chapter meetings in a number of U.S. cities. The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnerin ...

  9. Live Nation's Future Talk Of Touring Confab

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company asked if ticketing biz is in the cards. Hard questions were asked of Live Nation today (Nov. 9) at the third annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel, but answers were vague. An afterno ...

  10. Hochwald Joins MSG Entertainment

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently founded, owned Madstone. Touring industry veteran Jonathan Hochwald has joined Madison Square Garden Entertainment as executive VP, productions. In this role, Hochwald will serve as the COO and GM of the Radio City Christmas Spectacu ...

  11. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  12. IAAM, HOB, Live Nation Link On Chapter Meetings

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnering with concert promoters House of Blues and Live Nation to organize local chapter meetings in a number of U.S. cities. The International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) is partnerin ...

  13. Live Nation To Negotiate For Gleason Theater

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would pay $1 million in annual rent for 15 years. Live Nation may take over Miami Beach, Fla.'s Jackie Gleason Theater, once the home of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. On Oct. 18, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to negotiate a ...

  14. ON THE ROAD: BURNING UP THE ROAD

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Panel Picks The Hot Tickets In Theaters And Arenas: Bob Seger is touring, ticket prices aren't going down, and Tool is hot. Those are among the assertions from a panel of Live Nation pres Live Nation Panel Picks The Hot Tickets In ...

  15. Download Fest Video Site Goes Live

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusing on its annual U.K. Download Festival. Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusi ...

  16. Download Fest Video Site Goes Live

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusing on its annual U.K. Download Festival. Concert promotion giant Live Nation today (Sept. 15) launched a new social-networking video site focusi ...

  17. OFT Refers Academy Music Buy

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Competition Commission has 24 weeks to probe. Britain's Office of Fair Trading has referred to the Competition Commission Hamsard's planned acquisition of U.K. venue operator Academy Music Holdings Ltd. Hamsard, the investment vehicle jo ...

  18. OFT Refers Academy Music Buy

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has referred to the Competition Commission Hamsard's planned acquisition of U.K. venue operator Academy Music Holdings Ltd. Britain's Office of Fair Trading has referred to the Competition Commission ...

  19. ON THE ROAD: SEEING BLUE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Irv Zuckerman is back and blue. Once one of the most high-profile players in the concert business, Zuckerman, along with co-CEO Rodney Eckerman, stepped down from the helm of Clear Channel Entertainme Irv Zuckerman is back and blue. Once one of th ...

  20. On The Road

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation's recent promotions within its local and national alliances divisions would seem to indicate a renewed commitment by the world's largest venue operator toward its sponsorship arm. Live Nation's recent promotions within i ...

  21. Live Nation's Miller Takes 'Rocky' Duty

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Senior VP to oversee Rocky Mountain territory. Live Nation senior VP of touring, Jason Miller, will now be responsible for booking the Rocky Mountain territory for the company, effective immediately. Miller will handle Live Nation’s concerts in Co ...

  22. AEG To Produce Timberlake Tour

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the highly-coveted promoter rights to Justin Timberlake's upcoming world tour went to AEG Live. The tour, which AEG Live nailed down in a hotly-contested bidding war with Live Nation, will Sources say the highly-coveted promoter r ...

  23. Live Nation Continues Expansion Plans

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotion giant bidding to buy Academy Music Group. Hamsard, the investment vehicle partly owned by live music giant Live Nation, is negotiating to acquire 51% of the Academy Music Group (AMG), a U.K. venue operator. Hamsard is a joint venture of ...

  24. Live Nation Acquires Musictoday

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Firm founded by Coran Capshaw. Live Nation has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a Charlottesville, Va.-based Web services and e-commerce firm founded by Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw. Key Musictoday staffers, including ...

  25. Live Nation Promotes Eskowitz

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds CEO to title. Live Nation has promoted Bruce Eskowitz, adding the title of CEO to his current role as president of global venues and alliances. Eskowitz reports to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and is based in Los Angeles. Eskowitz will cont ...

  26. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has purchased a majority stake in Trunk LTD., a high-end licensing and merchandise firm. The purchase price was not disclosed. Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and ve ...

  27. Update: Live Nation To Buy HOB

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Billboard that he did not see a sale of his company happening, Live Nation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire HOB Entertainment, Inc. f Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Bill ...

  28. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the ...

  29. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cell phone tickets defy scalpers. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Among the first British ...

  30. Moran, Ernst Move To Live Nation New York

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Current president prepares to exit July 31. As expected, Bruce Moran and Phil Ernst will move to Live Nation’s New York office as president and senior VP, respectively. Moran will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s regional concert ...

  31. Clear Channel Sued

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action filed for dominating competitors. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. radio broadcaster, was accused in a lawsuit on Friday (June 2) of violating federal anti-trust laws by curtailing concert competition and jacking up t ...

  32. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  33. National CineMedia Inks Deals With Live Nation, Network Live

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor and marketer of concerts and other content for movie theaters, has nailed down non-exclusive content agreements with both Live Nation and Network Live. National CineMedia (NCM), a digital distributor ...

  34. Former Clear Channel Execs Launch BASE

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becker, Zeiger are co-CEOs of new venture. Brian Becker, former chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment—now Live Nation—and Scott Zeiger, former chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment’s productions division, have formed BASE Enter ...

  35. House Of Blues Headed To Seattle

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HOB, Seattle Theatre Group developing venue. A new House Of Blues Club venue will be in Seattle, Wash., Billboard.biz has learned. House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. and the Seattle Theatre Group have entered into a preliminary agreement to develo ...

  36. Live Nation, Anaheim Pond Enter Deal

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anaheim Arena Management, the management company for the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (Calif.), has entered into an exclusive booking arrangement with Live Nation for the Theatre at the Pond. Anaheim Arena Management, the management company for the A ...

  37. On The Road

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps seeing an opportunity in a reduced Live Nation profile in the Southeast, House of Blues Concerts is beefing up its presence in the region. Read Ray Waddell's column. Perhaps seeing an opportunity in a reduced Live Nation profile in th ...

  38. On The Road

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dave Lucas, CEO of Live 360 and former CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation), surrounds himself with former Clear Channel colleagues. Read Ray Waddell's column. Dave Lucas, CEO of Live 360 and former CEO of Clear Channel Entert ...

  39. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  40. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. News ...

  41. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day even The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as ...

  42. London's Hyde Park Calling The Who, Waters

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation rolls out festival July 1-2. The Who and Roger Waters have been lined up as headliners for a new summer festival event in central London. Live Nation (previously known as Clear Channel Entertainment) will produce the two-day event, Hyd ...

  43. Live-360 Adds Marketing, Production Staff

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Sunshine employees reunite for Dave Lucas. Indianapolis concert promotion company Live-360 has added four executives to its staff to create a new marketing and production team. Live-360 founder/CEO Dave Lucas, the former co-CEO/president of ...

  44. Live Nation Rings Up Sales, Losses

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's a good news/bad news situation for Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and live event producer, as today (Feb. 21) the company revealed its fourth quarter financial results. For the year, t It's a good news/bad news situa ...

  45. Randall Mays Appointed Clear Channel Pres

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective immediately. He will also retain his chief financial officer responsibilities. Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective ...

  46. On The Road

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's 15-year deal to manage and promote London's Wembley Arena gives the company an even stronger base of operations in the United Kingdom. Read Ray Waddell's column. Live Nation's 15-year deal to manage and promote Lo ...

  47. Wembley Arena Appoints Ticketmaster

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor music venues, has appointed online ticketing giant Ticketmaster as its "preferred ticketing provider." The multi-year contract kicks in from March 1 and c Wembley Arena, one of London� ...

  48. Wembley Arena Appoints Ticketmaster

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Technology will block fake tickets. Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor music venues, has appointed online ticketing giant Ticketmaster as its "preferred ticketing provider." The multi-year contract kicks in from March 1 a ...

  49. Live Nation, Wembley Enter 15 Year Pact

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venue's $89M refurbishment almost complete. Live Nation has nailed down a 15-year deal to manage and promote shows at the newly-refurbished Wembley Arena in London. The pact is important strategically for Live Nation, with a rival internation ...

  50. Live Nation Stock Strong Out Of Gate

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Up 37% since Dec. 16. Live Nation's reception by investors has been initially positive, with the stock price up 37% since the company was spun off from former parent Clear Channel Communications last month. With a market cap of about $1 billi ...

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