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  1. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Revealed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will give full refunds to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the O2 Arena. The refund ...

  2. AEG Facing $85 Million-Plus Jackson Ticket Refund

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena in London has informed Michael Jackson fans that details of how to obtain refunds will be revealed "in due course," while president and CEO of AEG Live Randy Phillips paid tribute to the singer. Billboard.biz understands AEG ...

  3. Springsteen, Ticketmaster War Escalates

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The war of words between Ticketmaster and the Bruce Springsteen camp continues to heat up. In a letter posted on Springsteen's Web site today, Springsteen manager Jon Landau calls to task the Newark Star Ledger and Ticketmaster Chairman Barry ...

  4. Concert Promoter Seth Hurwitz Sues Live Nation

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Independent concert promoter Seth Hurwitz and the Maryland-based companies he co-owns, It's My Party (I.M.P.) and It's My Amphitheatre (IMA), have taken legal action against Live Nation. In an 11-count lawsuit filed shortly after Live Na ...

  5. Ticket Markups Capped As NY Scalping Law Expires

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Want to score a ticket to the sold-out Beyonce concert at Madison Square Garden this month? It'll cost you only two extra bucks -- for now. Thanks to a missed deadline in Albany, reselling tickets to concerts, sports events and other attracti ...

  6. Analysis: Recent Earnings Spotlight Ongoing Trends

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The importance of ancillary revenue streams and continued consolidation - either within a company or between two companies - were some of the ongoing trends spotlighted in the most recent round of earnings reports. As companies manage the transiti ...

  7. Front Line's Dale Morris Deal Highlights Draw Of Country Artists

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There was an almost audible gasp on Music Row when Ticketmaster Entertainment revealed that its Front Line management division had acquired Morris Management Group of Nashville. Long known as a fiercely independent industry maverick, Dale Morris h ...

  8. Analysis: Ticketmaster Surviving Without Live Nation But Other Issues Remain

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster’s Q1 2009 earnings release on Tuesday saw the company being impacted by the loss of Live Nation ticketing volume, the Bruce Springsteen ticketing fiasco in New Jersey and the proposed merger with Live Nation. Like many other companies ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. TicketsNow Required To Turn Over Client Info

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the ongoing governmental scrutiny of the proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger, and in particular snafus regarding the on-sales of Bruce Springsteen shows in New Jersey and linking from Ticketmaster to the TM secondary site Ticke ...

  11. Analysis: Ticketmaster Q4, Fiscal Year Financial Results

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Ticketmaster Entertainment's earnings release last week drew some media attention, most reports missed important details revealing the company's broader market value, revenue streams and an unusual appearance by chairman of the boa ...

  12. Nine Inch Nails' Reznor: Bands Often Scalp Tickets

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Performers often scalp tickets to their own performances, using TicketsNow.com and StubHub.com as outlets, says Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor in a blog posting . With the face value of tickets for the best seats so much less than what high ...

  13. Op-Ed: LiveStub CEO Questions TM-LN Merger

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The live event ticket business is not the largest or most critical industry to the lives of consumers, but it is where we turn to for one of our most passionate "wants": great entertainment. While people buy tickets for performers and ev ...

  14. CTS/Live Nation Pact Would Survive Ticketmaster Deal

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster will have no detrimental impact on the existing 10-year partnership agreement between Live Nation and leading European promoter/ticketing operation CTS Eventim, says the German company. Bremen-ba ...

  15. AEG CEO Slams LN-TM Merger During Billboard Keynote

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster is clearly not in the best interest of the music business or the consumer, according Anschutz Entertainment Group president/CEO Tim Leiweke. The proposed merger "troubles us," Leiw ...

  16. Opinion: Ticketmaster-LN Hearing Was Great Internet TV

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rife with grandstanding, posturing, a stunning lack of understanding of the industry on the part of politicians, humor, compelling characters and no small amount of drama, the subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights heari ...

  17. Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after a controversial ticket on-sale for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming North American tour, Ticketmaster Entertainment has reached a national settlement with the New Jersey Attorney General in which the ticketing company has agr ...

  18. Commentary: What U.S. Regulators See When They Look At 'Ticketmaster Nation'

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soon after the boards of Ticketmaster and Live Nation approved a merger, the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into what that would mean. No wonder: The combined company, to be called Live Nation Entertainment, would be a ticketin ...

  19. AEG CEO Leiweke Discusses LN/TM Merger

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sounding every bit like a man girding for a protracted legal battle, Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), says his company is "very concerned about the proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, and in particular very nervou ...

  20. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger: Conference Call Notes

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST During an investor conference call regarding their pending merger, Ticketmaster chairman Barry Diller, Ticketmaster Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino provided several insightful comments. Diller opened the call by ...

  21. Ticketmaster Responds To Springsteen, Fans

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff has responded to the Bruce Springsteen camp in an "open letter of apology to Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and the entire Springsteen Tour Team." Rather than acknowledging any "conflict of interest" ...

  22. Springsteen Blasts Ticketmaster Over On-Sale

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and his manager Jon Landau are blasting Ticketmaster for redirecting customers attempting to buy Springsteen tickets to their secondary ticketing site, TicketsNow. On Monday, fans trying to make face-value purchases for tickets w ...

  23. Analysis: Potential Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The potential merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, first reported by the Wall Street Journal last night (Feb. 3), would create a company in control of the majority of box office dollars, the myriad revenues that can come from ticketing and the ...

  24. MIDEM Day 1: Managers On Digital Revenue Trail

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Artist managers and entertainment lawyers voiced their concerns about digital music revenue -- how much their acts deserve and how much they're owed -- during the opening day of the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. T ...

  25. Live Nation Launches Ticketing Company

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Ticketing is live. The bulk of the world's largest promoter's 10-year contract with Ticketmaster has expired and the company has now launched its in-house ticketing company. "Anytime you have a major rollout, you hold yo ...

  26. Rosner To Exit TicketsNow

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST TicketsNow president and CEO Cheryl Rosner will exit the company, effective Dec. 19, according to a spokesperson for TicketsNow, a subsidiary of Ticketmaster. Rosner will be replaced by Shawn Freeman, who will serve as president of TicketsNow and ...

  27. Live Nation, Blockbuster Ink Ticket Deal

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has signed a three-year deal with Blockbuster whereby the latter will be the exclusive physical retail ticket outlet for Live Nation Ticketing, Live Nation's new in-house ticketing company, beginning with the start of the 2009 con ...

  28. Digital Briefs: Metal Blade, 3 Doors Down, UMG

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Metal Blade Records has signed a distribution deal with INgrooves. The 26-year-old indie label has been home to artists including Slayer, Metallica and GWAR. - 3 Doors Down will be featured in a new music video game dubbed "PopStar Guitar,& ...

  29. Live Nation, AEG Reps Discuss Azoff Deal

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group could have a big impact on Live Nation's summer amphitheater touring season, according to AEG Live CEO Randy ...

  30. Ticketmaster To Power Billboard.com Ticket Sales

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard and Ticketmaster have teamed to offer Billboard.com visitors direct access to thousands of live music events across all genres of music. Links to ticket sales are now available on all chart and artist pages throughout Billboard.com, and ...

  31. TicketsNow Opens Selling To Consumers

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TicketsNow , a subsidiary of Ticketmaster, has announced a new service that will allow consumers to sell tickets via the secondary ticketing Web site. Prior to the new service, dubbed Sell Your Tickets on TicketsNow, only authorized ticketing brok ...

  32. MSG To Consider Live Nation Ticketing Pact?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision CEO and Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan commented during a Goldman Sachs conference in New York that MSG Entertainment's contract with Ticketmaster has expired and that the company would consider using Live Nation for fut ...

  33. AC/DC Embraces Paperless Ticketing

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has announced that AC/DC will utilize the company's paperless ticketing technology for select seats on the band's upcoming North American arena tour , which launches Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Up to ...

  34. Ticketmaster Responds To Live Nation/SMG Deal

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster president/CEO Sean Moriarty has responded to the recently announced ticketing deal between Live Nation and facility operator SMG for venues across North America, saying the agreement will have little effect on Ticketmaster's futu ...

  35. Ticketmaster, RIM Partner For BlackBerry Mobile Ticketing

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with mobile company Research In Motion (RIM) to designate the BlackBerry as the official smartphone of Ticketmaster, Billboard.biz has learned. Through the agreement, BlackBerry users can browse and purchase tickets to l ...

  36. Lavigne's China Dates Confirmed

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retail ticket giant Ticketmaster has disclosed details of Avril Lavigne's previously reported upcoming tour in China. Tickets for one concert, taking place Oct. 4 in Shanghai, are now on sale. According to a Ticketmaster statement, Lavigne� ...

  37. Ticketmaster Reveals Expected Board Of Spinoff

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a SEC Filing yesterday, Ticketmaster revealed the expected board of directors for the company's upcoming spinoff from parent InterActiveCorp., expected to be finalized next month. Board members include Ticketmaster chairman Terry Barnes, T ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Judge Rules In Favor of Ticketmaster

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a default judgment and permanent injunction against RMG Technologies to stop creating, trafficking in, or facilitating the use of computer programs that allow its clients to circumvent the protection syste ...

  40. Ticketmaster Spin-Off To Start With $750 Million Debt

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A newly independent Ticketmaster will likely take on about $750 million in debt and have $450 million in cash as it is spun off from parent IAC/InterActiveCorp, a top IAC executive said on Monday. IAC Chief Financial Officer Thomas McInerney said ...

  41. Outback Concerts Files Suit Against Detroit PAC

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent promoter Outback Concerts filed a breach of contract suit in Davidson County Circuit Court on May 21 alleging the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit did not pay Outback money owed for promoting an April 11 Etta James ...

  42. Row Brews Over Madonna's 'Sticky' Ticketing

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Resale Rights Society (RSS), the live music lobbying organization, has hit out at the "mounting chaos" over ticketing for Madonna's stadium shows in the U.K. Madonna became one of the first major artists to engage with the secon ...

  43. Ticketmaster Acquires SLO Limited, Inc.

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a company that provides VIP ticketing services for concerts and special events. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SLO Limited delivers premium seats on behalf of its touring ...

  44. Update: Ticketmaster, Cablevision/MSGE, AEG Deal

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talk is premature that the deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment and AEG Live is dead. But parts of the pact could be described as "on life support," according to sources. The deal, which would combin ...

  45. Ticketmaster, Cablevision, MSGE, AEG Deal Hits Snag

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the still-uncompleted deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and AEG Live has hit a snag but is still in play. The deal, which would combine the considerable assets of the world's largest ticke ...

  46. Billboard Music & Money Keynote: Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a wide ranging interview/keynote at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium in New York, Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty emphasized that the concert business is healthy, but going forward would need new approaches to keep it relevant. “The ...

  47. Ticketmaster Buys U.K. Online Ticket Reseller

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST On the heels of their move to acquire U.S. ticket reseller TicketsNow for $265 million (Billboard.biz, Jan. 15), Ticketmaster has now acquired GET ME IN! (www.getmein.com), an independent web-based marketplace for music, sport, theatre and other l ...

  48. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...

  49. China Concert Debuts For Björk, Maroon 5

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Björk and Maroon 5 will make their Chinese live debuts in March, Shanghai-based concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster said Jan. 24. Both acts are set to play one date each at the 4,000-capacity Shanghai International Gymnastics Center; Björk will per ...

  50. Celine Dion To Make China Debut

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will make her mainland China debut on April 13 at a Beijing concert marking the start of official celebrations leading up to the 2008 summer Olympics, which are being held in the Chinese capital. The concert will take place at Beijing& ...

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