Nathan Hubbard

  1. Twitter Unveils 'In-Tweet' Purchasing; Launches With Brad Paisley, Eminem in Tow

    September 08, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A year ago when former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard joined Twitter as the social networking giant's first head of commerce , he told Billboard , "the music industry should be tremendously excited ." Today we're finding out o ...

  2. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  3. Twitter Names Bob Moczydlowsky Head of Music

    September 23, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Twitter has named Bob Moczydlowsky, TopSpin Media's former SVP of product and marketing, as its new head of music. The move, originally reported by AllThingsD and further confirmed by his many "thanks" on Twitter, follows the depa ...

  4. Nathan Hubbard, Ex-Ticketmaster CEO, On Bringing Commerce To Twitter: ‘The Music Industry Should Be Tremendously Excited' (Q&A)

    August 28, 2013 4:57 PM EDT In a move that could have huge implications for the music industry, former Ticketmaster CEO and president Nathan Hubbard was named as Twitter’s first head of commerce on Aug. 27 , a move that heralds a broadening for the social networking behemo ...

  5. Nathan Hubbard, Former Ticketmaster President, Named Twitter's Chief of Commerce

    August 27, 2013 2:41 PM EDT Nathan Hubbard, the former global president of Ticketmaster who exited the company in a surprise move earlier this month , has been named Twitter's new head of commerce, as Bloomberg reported earlier today . Describing his role, Hubbard exp ...

  6. Eventbrite Shows Social Media Growth

    October 23, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Ticketing service Eventbrite has released a report that shows how social commerce has evolved over the last two years. Both dollars per share and visits per share have increased considerably over the last two years. And while Twitter generates mor ...

  7. 40 Under 40: Nathan Hubbard

    August 02, 2012 4:21 PM EDT Nathan Hubbard CEO, Ticketmaster Website: Ticketmaster.com Twitter: @NathanCHubbard Spinning The Turnstiles Nathan Hubbard, 37, leads the world's largest ticketing company, simultaneously setting about improving customer service and the analy ...

  8. Twitter 140: Page 6

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  9. Business Matters: Bono Will Make Maybe $10 Million, Not $1.5 Billion, From Facebook's IPO

    May 18, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Bono Will Make Millions -- But Not Billions -- Off Facebook's IPO Bono is rich but not as rich as you have been led to believe in the last few days. A report at NME.com , which was picked up by Spinner, Huffington Post and the New York Post ( ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Business Matters: Looking for a New Kind of Record Label? Here's DigSin ...

    January 30, 2012 5:43 PM EST Looking for a New Kind of Label? Here's DigSin ... -- DigSin -- a free, singles-only label founded in 2011 by Jay Frank, author and most recently SVP Music Strategy at Country Music Television -- has released its first song, " DRNK TXTNG ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Nathan Hubbard

    January 26, 2012 11:03 PM EST No. 47 Nathan Hubbard CEO Ticketmaster Twitter: @NathanCHubbard The Golden Ticket... Hubbard oversees the company at the top of the ticketing food chain. Ticketmaster, which merged with Live Nation in January 2010, services more than 10,000 client ...

  13. Topspin's Ian Rogers Interviews Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard (Watch)

    July 20, 2011 1:37 PM EDT Topspin Media CEO is host of an online show called "This Week in Music" and the second episode is now ready for viewing. Good stuff if you can get through a 52-minute YouTube video -- although that might be difficult during the middle of ...

  14. SXSW 'Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation' Panel Is Surprisingly Civil

    March 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Those hoping for fireworks at a South by Southwest panel provocatively titled "Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation" today were disappointed when the discussion remained fairly neutral and respectful. Though some audienc ...

  15. Ticketmaster Adds Social Features

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster added some new social features to the service today in hopes of better connecting fans with the concerts they want to see. CEO Nathan Hubbard unveiled the changes on the company’s blog . The features are pretty much an extension of th ...

  16. VIDEO: Ticketmaster Chief On Pricing, Social, Engaging Fans

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST "I think the biggest challenge for our industry right now is the fan experience, and protecting, enhancing, upgrading that fan experience," said Nathan Hubbard CEO of Ticketmaster as this video, from the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conf ...

  17. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, Rdio

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. How Jammie Thomas-Rasset Helped Rights Holders -- Did the Jammie Thomas-Rasset case backfire on file sharers? CNET's Greg Sandoval asks the question after a jury decided Thomas-Rasset owes $1 ...

  18. @ Billboard Touring Conference: Improve the Customer Experience, Say Ticketing Executives

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketing companies need to improve the customer experience, said ticketing experts at the 7th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. The panelists on the “Ticketing: Managing the Keys to Kingdom” also acknowledged that live music has hea ...

  19. Business Matters: Playlist.com, Weezer, Pandora and more

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- The story of Playlist.com is far more interesting than the actual music service. CNET’s Greg Sandoval wrote a good article about the company’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and i ...

  20. Heated Panel Debates Ticketing Strategies

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Marion, the GM of North Little Rock, Ark.'s, Verizon Arena (formerly Alltel Arena) drew applause during a morning panel today at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards after sharing his thoughts on a polarizing subje ...

  21. Post-Phish, Live Nation Ticketing Pledges Improvements

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Talk of a proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger is dominating music biz headlines today (Feb. 4), but last week's Phish onsales through Live Nation Ticketing are still very much on the minds of music fans. Last weekend, no ticket on the pl ...

  22. Billboard Extended Q&A: Live Nation CEO of Ticketing Nathan Hubbard

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nathan Hubbard has spent the past year gearing up for perhaps the biggest challenge of his career. Actually, make that two challenges: one, launch what will soon become the world's second-largest ticketing company, and two, begin the process ...

  23. LN Elevates Hubbard To Ticketing Chief

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nathan Hubbard has been promoted to the position of CEO of Live Nation's ticketing unit. In an expanded role, Hubbard will lead Live Nation's ticketing unit with responsibility for the live music giant's new ticketing company. The n ...

  24. Live Nation Takes Ticketing In-House

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation believes taking its ticketing operation in-house in partnership with CTS Eventim can add some $25 million annually to its operating income, according to LN CEO Michael Rapino during an investor conference call this morning. "For t ...