Michael Cohl

  1. ‘Spider-Man’ Co-Producer Michael Cohl on Taking Show to Las Vegas and Possible 2016 Arena Tour (Q&A)

    December 11, 2013 9:00 AM EST An interview with Michael Cohl is always a wild ride. From his roots as a strip club operator turned concert impresario in Canada, Cohl, Billboard’s first Legend of Live, became a live entertainment titan as a producer of all the Rolling Stones to ...

  2. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  3. Rolling Stones' Tour Producer Finds Success With Stage Shows, 'Spider-Man'

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Michael Cohl is a merry old soul these days. Cohl earned his most widespread acclaim as producer of six Rolling Stones tours, from 1989's Steel Wheels show through the most recent, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) A ...

  4. Producer Michael Cohl on 'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'Spider-Man Tours

    June 18, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Now that Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has conquered Broadway, lead producer Michael Cohl tells Billboard.biz that it is time to start planning to take Spidey to arenas around the world. Cohl's biggest acclaim has come as a producer, of all t ...

  5. Journey to Receive 'Legend of Live' Honor at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 24, 2011 3:47 PM EDT Journey will receive the "Legend of Live" award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , which are presented by Showclix and are taking place November 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards are part of the Billboard Touring Conf ...

  6. Live Nation Litigation Over Rolling Stones Tour Can Move Forward

    April 07, 2011 9:40 PM EDT Michael Cohl, the embattled mega-producer currently contending with delays over "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" as well as a multi-million dollar fight with former employer, Live Nation, has gotten something to fall his way. On Monday, a ...

  7. Rolling Stones Tour: Who Will Produce, If It Happens After All?

    February 02, 2011 4:58 PM EST Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But we stick by our assertion that if the Stones were to tour it wo ...

  8. Live Nation And Ex-Chairman Michael Cohl Battling Over Rolling Stones Tour

    January 31, 2011 2:29 PM EST The battle between Live Nation and its ex-chairman Michael Cohl is heating up. In November, the music giant sued Cohl for $5.35 million for allegedly breaching the terms of an agreement made at the time he left the company. Now Cohl has struck bac ...

  9. Live Nation Sues Ex-Chairman Michael Cohl for $5.35 Million

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is claiming in a $5.35 million lawsuit filed Thursday that its former chairman, Michael Cohl, has violated the terms of an agreement made at the time he left the company. Cohl is one of the most influential promoters in concert history ...

  10. S2BN Entertainment Launches Latin Division

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST S2BN Entertainment, the international family show and event entertainment company launched by Michael Cohl, has formed a Latin-centric division that will be run by veteran Latin label executive Oscar Llord. Llord was appointed president and managi ...

  11. Report: Live Nation Eyes Shakira Deal

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music pop star Shakira is in talks with concert promoter Live Nation for a contract that will include touring, merchandising and recording, according to people familiar with the talks. The Colombian-born songstress, whose 2006 hit "Hips ...

  12. Exclusive: Cohl, Rapino Talk Live Nation Plans

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nation, and also vacates his post as CEO of Live Nation Artists, effective immediately. Negotiations for Cohl's resignation were finalized today (June 20); he will ...

  13. Cohl Out At Live Nation?

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Michael Cohl is out as chairman of the board for Live Nation is premature, but it's apparent that there is plenty of discord atop the world's largest concert promotion company. Even if he remains in place for no ...

  14. 'Nation' Building

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The sudden election of Michael Cohl to the chairmanship of Live Nation's board of directors may herald a flurry of announcements regarding new 360-degree artist deals a la the much-discussed 10-year, $120 million Madonna pact of last October. ...

  15. Cohl Elected Chairman Of Live Nation Board

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Cohl has been elected chairman of Live Nation's board of directors effective immediately. Cohl was previously vice chairman of the board. He will continue in his role as chairman and CEO of Live Nation Artists, formerly known as Artis ...

  16. Live Nation Artists Acquires Merch Company Signatures

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Artists acquired merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. for approximately $79 million in cash, stock and repayment of debt, before working capital adjustments. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Signatures Network ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. ON THE ROAD: STONES KEEP A-ROLLIN'

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To cop a song title from the band to which he'll be forever linked, Michael Cohl is . . . happy. With the Rolling Stones on a record-shattering run with their Bigger Bang world tour, as well as hot to To cop a song title from the band to whic ...

  20. CPI Touring Names Global Touring President

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Upped from executive VP of new media. Mark Norman has been appointed president of global touring for Concert Productions International (CPI) in Toronto, effective immediately. He had been executive VP of new media and special projects for CPI. He ...

  21. IAAM Conference Attendance Up

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Attendance is up at the 81st International Assn. of Assembly Managers (IAAM) annual conference and trade show, with about 2,600 on hand for the industry confab held here Aug. 4-9. Attendance is up at the 81st International Assn. of Assembly Manage ...

  22. Rolling Stones Lead Mid-Year Tour Figures

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reported $147.3 million in grosses from 45 shows. Touring is a global business and the Rolling Stones are, predictably, the top touring band in the world for the first half of 2006. Based on figures reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 1, 2005 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed today (June 21) at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie ...

  25. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on Jul ...

  26. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York's Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Producti The Rolling Stones announced a world tour ...

  27. CCE Vets Holman, Fogel Take New Titles

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs to oversee N.A., int'l touring. As part of Clear Channel Entertainment's ongoing reorganization of its music operations, Jane Holman and Arthur Fogel have new titles, Billboard.biz has learned. The North American touring division w ...

  28. On The Road

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard names Michael Cohl the first winner of its Backstage Pass Legend of Live award. Read Ray Waddell's column. Billboard names Michael Cohl the first winner of its Backstage Pass Legend of Live award. Read Ray Waddell's column. New ...