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  1. Exclusive: Roc Nation Sports Preps 'Throne Boxing,' Set to Feature Live Music at MSG

    December 09, 2014 9:00 AM EST Roc Nation Sports, which announced its first Boxing division in August, will present its debut boxing event, "throne boxing," on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The event, designed to be a hybrid of boxing and live music, will be telecast live f ...

  2. Ticketmaster Agrees to $400 Million Settlement in Consumer Class Action Suit

    June 03, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Credit will be offered to 50 million ticket buyers who were charged "order processing fees" that were secretly profit centers for company. Ticketmaster has agreed to a tentative settlement in a class action suit that stretches back m ...

  3. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

  4. Live Nation Preps Ford-Sponsored Web Series 'Rider Challenge' With Lumineers, Kid Cudi, Fitz & The Tantrums, More

    September 16, 2013 3:59 PM EDT Live Nation is entering the original webisodic content arena with "The Rider Challenge," a Ford Fiesta-sponsored digital series that premieres Sept. 30 on LiveNation.com. The series will chronicle fans of The Lumineers, Kid Cudi, Fall ...

  5. Ticketmaster Puts Resale, Unsold Tickets in One Spot

    September 06, 2013 7:23 PM EDT Fans of popular artists or sports teams are painfully aware how difficult it is to find good seats to live events at affordable prices. With a new ticket resale system, Ticketmaster is trying to show you what seats are available in one place -- ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Sells Almost $12 Million in Stock

    August 14, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino recently sold 640,000 shares of his common stock holdings in the company, earning him $11.7 million, according to an Aug. 13 Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The two transactions, made on Friday and Monda ...

  8. Live Nation Revenue, Attendance Each Up 8% in Second Quarter (Updated)

    August 06, 2013 4:58 PM EDT Driven by its concerts division, Live Nation revenue rose 8% to  $1.68 billion in the second quarter from $1.55 billion a year ago. The concerts division, the company's largest source of revenue, grew 10.9% to $1.2 billion in the second qua ...

  9. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys & John Mayer To Headline Global Citizen Fest

    July 11, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Timed around the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will return for a second year to continue efforts of building a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival will be held Sept. 28 ...

  10. Ticketmaster Settles Rewards Lawsuit For $23 Million

    May 16, 2013 3:19 PM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards program that cost $9 a month but never gave them any benefits. U.S. ...

  11. Ticketfly Launches FanBase Customer Analytics Tool

    May 16, 2013 7:07 AM EDT The social ticketing platform Ticketfly on Wednesday unveiled FanBase, an analytics tool to enable North American concert venues and promoters to better target customers. Ticketfly, which recently expanded into Canada to challenge Ticketmaster, ...

  12. Business Matters: California Ticketing Legislation Favors Live Nation

    April 26, 2013 8:51 PM EDT Live Nation got a boost on Tuesday when the California Assembly upheld language in a bill that allows for paperless ticketing technology and creates a penalty for people who use software -- called bots -- to circumvent security measures placed ...

  13. Business Matters: What to Expect From Live Nation's Earnings on Tuesday

    February 25, 2013 9:23 PM EST Live Nation reports earnings after the end of trading Tuesday. The company had previously disclosed it expected to end 2012 with a mid-single digit increase in attendance, “solid” growth in revenue and adjusted operating income in its concert divi ...

  14. Cablevision CEO James Dolan Resigns From Live Nation Board

    February 25, 2013 7:25 PM EST The abrupt resignation of James Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company and president/CEO of MSG owner Cablevision, from the Live Nation board of directors on Friday is connected to Dolan’s relationship with former Live Nati ...

  15. Facebook Adds 'Buy Tickets' Button in Europe

    February 13, 2013 2:55 PM EST Facebook is testing a "buy tickets" button that takes consumers to a third-party site to purchase tickets. The button has been spotted on Facebook pages for events in Europe that are ticketed by Ticketmaster and Eventim, Europe's ...

  16. Ticketmaster Announces Digital Ticket-Transfer Platform

    February 12, 2013 8:45 AM EST Ticketmaster is launching digital transfer for its North American tickets, whereby buyers can digitally transfer tickets to others at no cost, directly from their Ticketmaster accounts online. The platform, which digitizes every ticket, also ad ...

  17. Ticketmaster Makes Online 'CAPTCHA' Puzzles Easier

    January 29, 2013 8:44 PM EST Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can slow down the buying process: the jumble of letters that people need to decipher known as "CAPTCHA." ...

  18. Irving Azoff's Resignation Comes With Tax Benefits, Non-Compete Carve-Outs

    December 31, 2012 10:54 PM EST The paths of the Bush tax cuts and the man who topped Billboard's Power 100 crossed on December 31, 2012: Irving Azoff's resignation from Live Nation gave him cash, stock, the right to manage certain artists such as the Eagles and engage ...

  19. Irving Azoff's Exit: The Invisible Hand of John Malone

    December 31, 2012 9:57 PM EST The exit of veteran music manager Irving Azoff as executive chairman at Live Nation comes two months after another media veteran, Mel Karmazin, stepped down as chairman and CEO of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The person they have in common? Veteran m ...

  20. Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation, What's Next, and Why He Regrets Ticketmaster Merger

    December 31, 2012 8:15 PM EST Just hours after Irving Azoff's departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff's family is vacationing with Don Henley's family. In this conversation ...

  21. Irving Azoff Steps Down from Live Nation

    December 31, 2012 4:08 PM EST Irving Azoff, chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and no. 1 on Billboard's Power 100 list earlier this year, will leave the company effective immediately, Billboard.biz has confirmed. In conjunction with the change, Liberty Media Corporatio ...

  22. Live Nation Extends CEO Michael Rapino's Contract, Raises Salary

    December 28, 2012 4:35 PM EST Live Nation has amended its employment contract with CEO Michael Rapino, extending its term through December 31, 2017 (from May 31, 2014) and raising Rapino's base salary to $2.3 million, effective January 1, 2013. The amendments were made Th ...

  23. Tickets To Jenni Rivera Memorial Service -- $1 Through Ticketmaster.com -- Sell Out In Minutes

    December 18, 2012 4:56 PM EST Tickets to singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service went on sale to the general public on Ticketmaster.com for $1 at noon PT on Tuesday, giving fans of the regional Mexican star an opportunity to attend the event at the Gibson Amphitheater in L ...

  24. Backbeat: How Parag Bhandari and Tommie Sunshine's EDM For Sandy Relief Benefit Came Together

    December 04, 2012 11:15 AM EST The Gramcery Theater marquee. (Photo: Emmanuelle Saliba) The first night when hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast, Parag Bhandari, CEO of UG Strategies walked from his Brooklyn home to the Park Slope Armory to help with relief efforts. ...

  25. Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 14, 2012 10:39 PM EST The Dave Matthews Band, which begins its winter tour on Nov. 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Where You Can Donate, Help or ...

  26. Ticketmaster Expands Walmart Partnership

    November 13, 2012 11:39 AM EST Walmart and Ticketmaster today announced an extension of their strategic partnership in the form of the Walmart Ticket Values program, which provides customers access to a pre-selected number of tickets to major league sporting events, FELD Entert ...

  27. AEG, StubHub Partnership Brings Benefits Far Beyond Secondary Ticketing

    November 12, 2012 6:51 PM EST A deal that pairs the world's second-biggest concert promoter and the world's second-biggest e-commerce company could unlock value for artists, managers and the promoter -- and further legitimize secondary ticketing. AEG has partnered wi ...

  28. Video: Irving Azoff Tells Classic Neil Young, Joe Walsh Stories; Says What He Really Thinks About Pandora, StubHub, More

    November 09, 2012 10:06 AM EST On Wednesday at the Billboard Touring Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde moderated a long Q&A session with Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff that touched on nearly all areas of the music-biz veteran's career, both past and pre ...

  29. Irving Azoff Sounds Off On Stocks, StubHub, Pandora In Touring Conference Keynote

    November 07, 2012 5:09 PM EST Irving Azoff (right), Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Front Line Management Group CEO being interviewed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Irving Azoff doesn't tweet an ...

  30. Live Nation Profit, Revenue Soar in Third Quarter

    November 05, 2012 6:35 PM EST Live Nation got through a tepid global economy to deliver strong growth in revenue and net profit in the third quarter. Led by its concerts division, Live Nation's revenue increased 9.7% to $1.96 billion in the quarter from $1.79 billion in t ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Redbox Gets The Ticket

    October 15, 2012 6:18 AM EDT DVD rental specialist diversifies, bringing ticketing to where consumers spend their time and money: the local store. Redbox, with its ubiquitous DVD rental kiosks, is entering the ticketing game, beginning in Philadelphia with tickets available ...

  33. Morning Fix: Spotify on TV; Pandora's Payments Explained; New Rolling Stones Single; Eno's Album App

    October 11, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS' HEIST ALBUM HEADING FOR BIG BILLBOARD 200 DEBUT: Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the ...

  34. ATP's Barry Hogan on His NYC Festival Debut, Landing Frank Ocean, Greg Dulli's Curating, Finances

    September 20, 2012 2:25 PM EDT The poster for NYC's first ATP I'll Be Your Mirror music festival This weekend's ATP's "I'll Be Your Mirror" music festival marks its NYC debut after holding it for the past four years at out-of-town locales Kuts ...

  35. AEG and C3 Presents Acquire Front Gate Tickets

    September 13, 2012 4:41 PM EDT AEG and Outbox Enterprises have formed a joint venture with C3 Presents to purchase Austin, Texas-based Front Gate Tickets whereby they will jointly own the ticketing company and together develop ticketing solutions primarily targeted toward the f ...

  36. Funny Names, Serious Business

    August 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Are you a 'Plugged Indie' or a 'Tag-Along'? Bandsintown survey breaks down concert-goer types. Facebook concert discovery app Bandsintown, which claims to power tour listings for 100,000-plus acts and track even more, commissio ...

  37. Bandsintown Live-Music App Proves 'Push' Really Does Work

    August 27, 2012 12:22 PM EDT Bandsintown's Insight study of about 1800 music fans identified five distinct types of music fan. Bandsintown's live music app, which allows artists to enter their shows (and display them automatically on Facebook and elsewhere), and sen ...

  38. Live Nation Sees 6 Percent Uptick in Concert Attendance

    August 07, 2012 8:26 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment posted second-quarter financial results that slightly missed the expectations of analysts, though investors didn't seem to mind and the stock was unchanged after the closing bell. Live Nation said Tuesday its net inc ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Twitter 140: Page 6

    July 26, 2012 5:45 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Perez Hilton Blogger, PerezHilton.com @PerezHilton To get the full, MS Paint-enhanced effect of Perez Hilton's celebrity rumors and tabloid commentary, his long-running site is the place to start. But for a ...

  41. Ticketfly Raises Another $22 Million

    July 25, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ticketfly announced Wednesday it has raised an additional $22 million in a round of funding led by SAP Ventures and with participation of Northgate Capital, Cross Creek Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures, the lead investor in the company's pre ...

  42. Irving Azoff and Coachella Founders Headline Billboard Touring Conference in November

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Touring Conference To Feature Azoff Q&A, Coachella FoundersMega-manager Irving Azoff will be the keynote Q&A at the ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Addi ...

  43. Comcast-Spectacor's Ticketing Divisions Give Venues New Web Power

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Comcast-Spectacor's ticketing divisions give venues new Web power to sell seatsBy Ray Waddell The ticketing divisions of Comcast-­Spectacor - the time-tested software of Paciolan and the forward-thinking white-label services of New Era Ticket ...

  44. IAVM's Annual Confab Offers a New Brand

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT The names have changed - the former International Assn. of Assembly Managers is now the International Assn. of Venue Managers, and its annual conference and trade show is now VenueConnect - but the motivations to attend remain the same for this 87 ...

  45. This Week In Music: String Cheese Incident Discuss Self-Ticketing, Lawsuit With Ticketmaster

    July 18, 2012 2:59 PM EDT In the latest episode of This Week in Music with Ian Rogers, the CEO of Topspin Media hits the backstage of the Greek Theatre where he interviews the entire String Cheese Incident. It turns out the jam band is at the forefront of self-ticketing mo ...

  46. Exclusive: Ticketfly Launches Reserved Seating Ticketing Service

    July 18, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Ticketfly has thrown its hat into a bigger ring by launching a reserved seating ticketing service for venues and promoters across North America. "It's a modern take on reserved seating," co-founder and CEO Andrew Dreskin tells Billb ...

  47. Louis C.K. Launches E-Tickets Into Forefront Of Online Sales

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Upon first glimpse, comedian Louis C.K. doesn't seem to have much in common with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. But the independent way that C.K. approached his ticket sales for a new tour spanning October to February-charging just $45, all-i ...

  48. Louis C.K. Sells $4.5 Million in Concert Tickets In 2 Days

    June 28, 2012 7:52 AM EDT A screenshot of Louis C.K.'s website's tour page says the following: "So here's all where I'm coming on this tour. Click on the right to buy tickets. You can't get them ANYWHERE but here. So no crazy high ticket fees, ...

  49. Louis CK to Sell Concert Tickets Direct to Fans, and More Ideas for the Music Biz

    June 26, 2012 6:34 PM EDT Lots of people are talking about whether electronic artists push one button or more than one button when they play live. Everyone else seems to be bickering about whether the kids today are immoral because they play video games and stream music in ...

  50. Irving Azoff Disputes Bronfman, Mills Testimony at Universal-EMI Senate Hearings; Mills Responds

    June 22, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment/Front Line Management Chairman Irving Azoff said he didn't get the chance to respond to some of the comments made at yesterday's Senate Judiciary subcommitee hearing about the proposed Universal Music Group-EMI ...

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