Michael Rapino

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Rapino Email: CCE Spinco Restructures for Spinoff

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST In preparation for its upcoming spinoff, CCE Spinco has downsized from 14 business lines to six, according to an internal email from Spinco CEO Michael Rapino obtained by Billboard. In preparation for its upcoming spinoff, CCE Spinco has downsized ...

  8. On The Road

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, addressed the upcoming spinoff from Clear Channel Communications for the first time at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Read R Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel ...

  9. Clear Channel Spinoff To Be Completed By Year End

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapino discussed Spinco plans at Roadwork '05. The upcoming spinoff of Clear Channel Entertainment, now operating as CCE Spinco, will be completed by the end of the year according to CCE Spinco president/CEO Michael Rapino. Rapino addressed t ...

  10. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  11. Rapino Named CEO Of CCE Spinco

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He replaces CCE CEO Randall Mays. First tipped here, Michael Rapino has been named CEO of CCE Spinco. The newly-created Clear Channel Entertainment entity will be renamed when it spins off from parent company Clear Channel Communications later thi ...

  12. Concert Business Struggles In First Half '05

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Total dollars down 19%, total attendance down 22%. After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously optimistic for a mid-summer rebound. Early numbers reported to Billb ...

  13. Clear Channel's Promo Supporting Live 8 Boosts Sales

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estimated at 500% of typical Fourth of July weekend. A special lawn ticket discount promotion by Clear Channel Music Group over the holiday weekend in support of Live 8 was a huge success, according to CCMG chairman Michael Rapino. For the holiday ...

  14. Clear Channel Unveils New Summer Lawn Prices

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapino expects a 25% amphitheater sales increase. Clear Channel Music Group revealed today (June 1) a new summer lawn seating pricing plan in an effort to increase its amphitheater business and provide more value to concertgoers. A $20 lawn seat w ...

  15. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  16. CCE Recruits Durrani To Marketing Post

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive VP of marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment's music division. Reporting to CCE president of global music Michael Rapino, Durrani will be responsible for Faisel K. Durrani has been named executive ...

  17. Magid In Talks To Re-Up With CCE

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ending speculation about his future with Clear Channel Entertainment, veteran Philadelphia promoter Larry Magid is in final negotiations for a new long-term contract with the company. Ending speculation about his future with Clear Channel Entertai ...

  18. CCE To Drop 'Facility' Fees At Sheds

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a surprising move, Clear Channel Entertainment, by far the largest U.S. amphitheater owner/operator, will eliminate many of its so-called "facility" fees at sheds next year. In a surprising move, Clear Channel Entertainment, by far th ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  21. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000581731">As first tipped here last month</A>, Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) has implemented executive c As first tipped here las ...

  22. Changes Afoot Atop CCE's Music Division?

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although the situation appears to be fluid, sources say changes are imminent atop the concert division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), the world's largest promoter and venue operator. Although the situation appears to be fluid, sources ...

  23. On The Road

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CCE Europe president Michael Rapino discusses the continent's vibrant summer touring season. Read Ray Waddell's column. CCE Europe president Michael Rapino discusses the continent's vibrant summer touring season. Read Ray Waddell� ...

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