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  1. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Michael Rapino

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 6 Michael Rapino CEO Live Nation Entertainment Twitter: @rapino99 He Really Is The Concert Master... When Billboard put Michael Rapino on its cover in May 2005--for a feature chronicling his battlefield promotion to the top of the world's ...

  3. Live Nation Shares Surge Following News of Improved Ticket Sales

    May 19, 2011 1:38 PM EDT News of improved ticket sales is music to investors' ears this week. Shares of Live Nation rose 9.1% Wednesday after Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said May ticket sales were up 7% year over year. Shares were up another 2.7% in midday trading ...

  4. Business Matters: Live Nation, Google, Tower Records and more

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Live Nation's Q3 -- Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino said the company “scrapped and fought our way through Q3.” Indeed it did. The third quarter is the company’s big mon ...

  5. Live Nation On Track To Meet Reduced Outlook

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainent Inc. chief executive Michael Rapino says the concert promoter and ticketing company is "within striking distance" of meeting a reduced annual profit forecast it released in July. July and August concert ticket sa ...

  6. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Chiefs Talk Strategy

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT At Wednesday’s Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff and Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino talked about the future of their businesses and the need for their comp ...

  7. Michael Rapino: 'Strong Summer' For Live Nation

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a rare television interview this morning with CSNBC's Julia Boorstin, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino says LN is having a "strong summer" and hopes the proposed merger with Ticketmaster will be consummated by the end of the year. ...

  8. Live Nation CEO Confident About Summer Touring Season

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite Live Nation's first-quarter loss of $102.7 million , due in part because of fewer music fans attending concerts in the North American market, the company's CEO Michael Rapino has assured investors that business will pick up this ...

  9. Live Nation Reports Strong Q3

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has reported a third-quarter net income of $139.9 million, or $1.67 per share, up from a net profit of $46.1 million, or 55 cents per share, during the same period last year. The Los Angeles-based live entertainment company’s profit is ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Clear Channel Spinoff Nears Completion

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapino discussed plans at Roadwork '05. Rapino discussed plans at Roadwork '05. News ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Clear Channel Unveils New Summer Lawn Prices

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapino expects to increase amphitheater business by 25%. Rapino expects to increase amphitheater business by 25%. News ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. CCE Confirms Executive Restructuring

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapino, Law, Wilkin upped. Rapino, Law, Wilkin upped. News ...

  19. Changes Afoot Atop CCE's Music Division?

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sources: Wilkin, Rapino placed above Law, Lucas. Sources: Wilkin, Rapino placed above Law, Lucas. News ...

  20. 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 ...