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  1. Live Nation Posts 2Q Loss

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter and ticket-seller Live Nation says its second-quarter loss grew after a weak summer concert season hurt results. Its net loss in the three months to June 30 grew to $34.6 million, or 20 cents per share, from $27.2 million, or 33 c ...

  2. Business Matters: Live Nation, SeatGeek, Perf. Royalties and more

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WALL ST. JOURNAL ON LIVE NATION: 'TRANSPARENCY NOT ENOUGH' -- The reverberations from last week’s Live Nation investor presentation continue. At the Wall Street Journal, Martin Peers reflects on last Thursday’s event and the reasons for ...

  3. Business Matters: Live Nation, Popjustice, RIAA, UMG and more

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The analyst consensus, according to Barrons, is that Live Nation will take a financial hit this summer but its stock has been punished too much. Barrons talks to some analysts (whose investor notes have been mentioned in this column in recent w ...

  4. Live Biz Hit By Summer Slump, Cancellations

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While it seems more and more clear that the live music business is taking a beating this summer, blogger Bob Lefsetz’ surprising claim that Live Nation has “supposedly” canceled as many as 200 shows by Creative Artists Agency acts alone cannot be ...

  5. This Could Change Your Business: House To Update Communications Act

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The leaders of several House committees and subcommittees announced on Monday they will "start a process to develop proposals to update the Communications Act." The first step in the process is in invitation to stakeholders to take part ...

  6. CTS Eventim Acquires Italy's TicketOne

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German concert promoter and ticket company CTS Eventim has completed its strategic acquisition of TicketOne in Milan, the leader of the Italian ticketing market. It is part of the Munich-based company's European expansion strategy. Last m ...

  7. Axl Rose Slams Irving Azoff In $5 Million Countersuit

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose says his former manager tried to implement a scheme to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and, as part of the plot, failed to properly promote the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prosp ...

  8. TicketsNow, 360 Deals a Drag for Live Nation

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In its first quarter results on Monday, the first since its merger with Ticketmaster, Live Nation pointed to progress with its integration as well as its recent debt refinancing. The most important comments, however, were about its struggling seco ...

  9. Live Nation Q1 Losses Grow, May Sell TicketsNow

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Losses at Live Nation Entertainment grew in the first quarter as concert attendance slipped 3 percent and the company booked costs related to its recent merger with Ticketmaster. The company also said Monday it was considering "strategic opti ...

  10. CTS Eventim Claims Live Nation Breached Contract

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German ticketing company CTS Eventim AG has submitted a request for arbitration with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and claims Live Nation has breached its contract, according to a Live Nation SEC f ...

  11. Live Nation: DOJ Concessions Cost $118 Million In Annual Rev

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concessions to the Department of Justice cost Live Nation about $118 million in annual revenue, according to pro-forma financial statements released by Live Nation. The documents depict the new company as if both companies merged at the beginning ...

  12. Billboard.biz Q&A: President of StubHub, GM of eBay Tickets, Chris Tsakalakis

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than any other company, StubHub has been responsible for the perception makeover that turned ticket "scalpers" into ticket "brokers." StubHub helped rebrand an often-vilified vocation by pushing ticket reselling out of the ...

  13. Done Deal: Comcast-Spectacor Buys Live Nation's Paciolan

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, has completed its acquisition of ticketing software provider Paciolan from Live Nation Entertainment. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Comcast-Specta ...

  14. Live Nation Gets Nod of Approval From Investors

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's stock is up 7.4% in the last five trading days, and rose 3.2% on Wednesday. The Nasdaq has gained just 1.64% in the last five trading days, while the S&P 500 is up 0.9%. Investors reacted positively to news on Wednesday that ...

  15. U.S. Indicts Four In Concert Tickets Scheme

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Four people were indicted for illegally buying and then reselling tickets to sought-after shows like Bruce Springsteen, Hannah Montana and Bon Jovi concerts as well as top Broadway shows and baseball games, the Justice Department said on Monday. T ...

  16. Live Nation Posts Lower Q4 Revenue

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation, which merged with Ticketmaster to create Live Nation Entertainment Inc, on Thursday posted lower quarterly revenue. Live Nation's fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.7 percent to $854.3 million from $896.7 million a ye ...

  17. Report: Ticketmaster, FTC To Announce Settlement

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster, now part of Live Nation Entertainment, and regulators will announce a settlement on Thursday over complaints about the company's handling of ticket sales for a Bruce Springsteen concert, according to people familiar with the mat ...

  18. LN, Ticketmaster Merger Investigation Re-opened

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another twist to the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the U.K.'s Competition Commission (CC) has re-opened its investigation into the tie-up. The CC confirmed today (Feb. 11) that the original Dec. 22 decision, which cleare ...

  19. Op-Ed: One Cheer For Antitrust

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Jan. 25, after 11 months of waiting, Ticketmaster and Live Nation received the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice to consummate their merger to form Live Nation Entertainment. At first blush it looked like a merger that the DOJ would bl ...

  20. Business Matters: Live Nation Ent., AEG, David Pakman

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- In the wake of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger AEG ...

  21. Business Matters: Ustream, eMusic, Facebook, UCLA and More

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Ustream has received a $20 million investment from Sof ...

  22. DOJ Draws Criticism Over Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The newly formed Live Nation Entertainment has industry watchers asking this: Why would the government allow a vertical merger that could possibly limit competition? Promoters are upset a competitor will have their ticketing data. And most everybo ...

  23. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  24. Business Matters: Live Nation, Danger Mouse, Best Buy

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation, 's stock was at $11.93 in morning tr ...

  25. Live Nation's Newest Challenges

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and Ticketmaster may have breathed a deep sigh of relief when the Department of Justice finally approved its merger on Monday, but in accepting a number of significant mandates from the DOJ, Live Nation Entertainment is expected to fac ...

  26. Reaction To Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group CEO Tim Leiweke said the concessions attached to the DOJ approval of the merger will "enhance our ability to compete effectively in the ticketing, venue operation and live event promotion businesses,” in a prepare ...

  27. Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Approved

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Department of Justice announced today that it will approve the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger after nearly a year of investigation and due diligence. The new company, to be called Live Nation Entertainment, has agreed to divest its Paciolan t ...

  28. CTS Eventim Challenges Live Nation-Ticketmaster U.K. Ruling

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST German ticketing company CTS Eventim AG is challenging the Competition Commission's (CC) approval of the proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster in the United Kingdom. Eventim is arguing that the antitrust authorities didn't ...

  29. @MIDEM: Labels Learn To Monetize Apps

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music-related apps can build a fan base for artists and create revenue - and they are going to become even more ambitious. That was the message from Ted Mico, EVP Digital, Interscope, Geffen, A&M at day two of the MidemNet digital music confer ...

  30. Business Matters: Live Nation, AEG, Online 'Spectators' Vs. 'Conversationalists'

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation has signaled to competitor AEG it is willi ...

  31. Analysis: Events To Watch In Early 2010

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST The year will get off to a fast start as early 2010 will contain important events for numerous segments of the music industry. In retail, the holiday performance of Trans World will show whether or not the company has started to turn a corner. In ...

  32. U.K. Regulator's U-Turn On Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST In its ruling today (Dec. 22), the Competition Commission (CC) completely changed its position on the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster in the U.K. Such an about-turn for the U.K. regulator is "unusual" according to Simon B ...

  33. New Site Launched Against Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Members of Congress, public interest advocates and ticket brokers have teamed up to launch a new Web site that aims to inform the public about the possible impact of the proposed merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The site, ticketdisaste ...

  34. Q3 Earnings: Industry Financial Snapshot

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dour financial results have never looked so good. With a few exceptions, Q3's earnings results offered a snapshot of repeated losses and turnaround plans bearing little fruit. But in today’s environment, survival is a marker of success. Music ...

  35. Full Coverage: How Vevo's Plan Unfolded

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo Dec. 9 at a grand party in New York. Below, step-by-step look at how the Vevo plans developed over the past year. Analysis: On First Look, Vevo's Three Problems Online music ...

  36. TMG/AEG Live President Messina Clarifies Ticketmaster Stance

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ongoing investigative report on ticketing practices from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 has created a stir, and promoter Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Live wants to clarify comments he made in a segment that aired last night regarding Tic ...

  37. Business Matters: EMI, Comcast, John Taylor, Wolfgang's Vault

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- More on EMI 's debt with Citi : The Financial Times reports Terra Firma has written down its investment in EMI by 90%. "Mr Hands want ...

  38. Managers For Coldplay, Beyonce Discuss Ticketing, Label Roles

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Some of the industry's most influential artist managers gathered Thursday at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York to discuss their ever-evolving roles in overseeing their artists' brands. Billboard editorial ...

  39. Live Nation/Ticketmaster U.K. Merger Inquiry Extended

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The inquiry by the Competition Commission (CC) in the U.K. into the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster has been extended by eight weeks, and will now report by Jan. 19, 2010. It follows a provisional CC ruling on Oct. 8 that the merger will hi ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Business Matters: '60 Minutes,' Live Nation, AEG, Lala

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last night, CBS gave content creators a major public relations lift. Television show "60 Minutes" had a feature on movie piracy which ...

  42. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Vevo, Robbie Williams

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff said he "remains highly confident" the company's proposed merger with Live Nation "will happe ...

  43. Business Matters: Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Net Neutrality, Garth Brooks

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Major concessions would be needed for the Justice Department to approve a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation , sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The report offered no details or guesses on which concessions could be made. One possi ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Authorized Jackson Photo Book In The Works

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A luxury publishing company said it is putting together a Michael Jackson photo book that the pop star wanted to create before his sudden death about two months ago. Kraken Opus said "The Official Michael Jackson Opus" will be available ...

  46. Live Revenues Dip Down Under

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's live music business in 2008 has slipped back to its mid-decade level but still managed to generate more than $1 billion Australian ($832.7 million) in ticket sales, according to a new report issued by Live Performance Australia. A ...

  47. Lawmakers Want Ticketmaster/Live Nation Probe

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of ticketing giant Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, should be closely scrutinized by the Justice Department, according to the chair of a Senate antitrust subcommittee and 50 members of th ...

  48. 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. ...

  49. SEC Filing Outlines A Merged Ticketmaster-Live Nation

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster and Live Nation filed a Form S-4 joint proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on Wednesday. The document is not complete but offers many details on the proposed merger of the two companies. - Michael Rapino is expected to serve as pr ...

  50. Exclusive: AEG Live CEO Addresses Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our bu ...

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