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  1. 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 ...

  2. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 1:46 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a who's who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Ma ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Scalper 'Assault' Caused Website Jam for Bruce Springsteen Ticket Sales, Ticketmaster Says

    January 27, 2012 6:14 PM EST The latest episode in the saga between Bruce Springsteen and Ticketmaster arose Friday when the company's websites were jammed by what the company said was an "assault" from scalpers looking to hoard tickets for the Boss' upcom ...

  6. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  7. Business Matters: Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before It Launches?

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before it Launches? -- Boinc, the innovative music service by Beyond Oblivion, could revolutionize the way people consume music. But the industry is going to have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. ...

  8. Business Matters: Former EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Are Good Customers

    July 26, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Ex-EMI Exec Says File-Sharers Purchase Music; Will Targeting Broadband Users Hurt Sales? -- Former EMI executive Douglas Merrill has reiterated what many studies and surveys over the years have showed: file-sharers are also good music customers. M ...

  9. House of Blues CEO Ron Benison Brings 30 Years of Experience to Live Nation

    June 24, 2011 12:27 PM EDT The House of Blues/clubs and theaters division of Live Nation is the largest collection of small-capacity venues in the world. Ron Bension, CEO of the business since November 2010, hopes to bring the sort of national touring activity to small ve ...

  10. Business Matters: A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy

    May 19, 2011 8:05 PM EDT A Peek Into Live Nation's Ticketing Strategy -- Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino went into some detail about the company's efforts to improve ticket sales at a JP Morgan conference Wednesday. "The good news is the consumer will come i ...

  11. Ontario Bans Ticketing Firms From Re-Selling

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has passed Bill 172, the Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, prohibiting any ticket sales and distribution company from diverting tickets to a related re-seller. In the Bill's explanatory note, it states that ...

  12. The Quarter Financial Wrap: WMG, UMG, Live Nation, Hastings, Trans World and much more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT You hear a lot of grim music business news but recent performances of publicly traded music and music-related companies had enough positive aspects to overlook – at least for a few moments – the industry’s broad decline. Overall, falling physical ...

  13. New York Senators Hold Forum On Paperless Tickets

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New topic of new paperless ticketing technology reached the New York State Senate on Wednesday. The Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations held a hearing to allow comments on whether or not state lawmakers should req ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Analysis: Where's The Money?

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma’s troubled investment in EMI receives most of the headlines, but there has been much more to music investments over the last two-plus years and the state of music-related deals will be discussed at the Music & Money Symposium on Ma ...

  18. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Joel Tenenbaum, TuneCore

    February 19, 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 . -- An important aspect of Ticketmaster ’s settlement with ...

  19. Bruce Springsteen Fans To Get Ticketmaster Refund

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans will receive refunds for what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission called deceptive sales practices by TicketsNow, a ticket reselling unit of Ticketmaster, the FTC said on Thursday. The FTC said Ticketmaster, which ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Live Nation, Ticketmaster Working Out Deal With U.S.

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc are in negotiations with U.S. regulators to come up with concessions that would allow a merger between the two most powerful companies in the live music business, people familiar with the talks sa ...

  23. U.S. Likely To Follow U.K. Objections On Ticketmaster

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. appear likely to impose conditions on the merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticket-selling giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. now that British authorities came out against the deal Thursday. The U.K ...

  24. TicketsNow Operated Sites Shut Down, Company Hit With Fine

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General after complaints of overly high-priced tickets to Hannah Montana and Bruce Springsteen concerts. The state attorney general's office anno ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Briefs: Bug Music, TicketsNow, IFPI, Musictoob

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Since email marketing is (or should be) an integral part of every artist's career, this Forrester report has a notable estimates and opinions: "Marketing messages to the primary inbox will swell to an average of more than 9,000 annual ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Ticketmaster 1Q Profit Falls On Lower Ticket Sales

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. reported a 78 percent drop in first-quarter profit Tuesday as ticketing sales fell and a distribution agreement with merger partner Live Nation ended. The company also incurred costs related to the upcoming merger. ...

  29. Secondary Ticketing Law For Ontario

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The province of Ontario has introduced a law aimed at limiting a company's ability to profit from concert ticket sales in both the primary and secondary markets. "We've heard in our communities, we've heard in the line for coff ...

  30. Business Briefs: YouTube, Origami Vinyl, TicketsNow and More

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has launched Your Soundcheck, "an exclusive online research community of people with a passion for music." It appears to be a continuation of the mission to learn about consumer behavior that was started with the consumer-facing EM ...

  31. Sen. Schumer Unveils Ticketing Legislation

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the backdrop of this morning's second round of U2 tickets for their fall concert in New York, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer unveiled new legislation to improve fans' chances of getting tickets at face price and crack down on ticke ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sean Moriarty Resigns From Ticketmaster Entertainment

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two months after Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation announced plans to merge, the fate of Sean Moriarty, president and CEO of the Ticketmaster division, has been revealed. The company has announced that Moriarty resigned on March 24 ...

  34. Ticketmaster Posts $1 Billion Loss In Q4

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment, which in February announced plans to merge with Live Nation, has reported a net loss of $1.07 billion for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008. The loss is a result from the ticketing company taking an impairment char ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Canada To Investigate Ticketmaster Complaints

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Canadian government has asked the Competition Bureau to investigate complaints that Ticketmaster diverts tickets to its reselling subsidiary, which then sells them for far higher prices. "The government will not stand idly by when there i ...

  37. Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Would Transform Resale Market

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Anxiety is running high among ticket resellers over the proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment. Most secondary ticketing companies believe that the combination of the two live entertainment behemoths would give the newl ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Ticketmaster: AEG May Cancel If Merger Succeeds

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's chief executive sought Thursday to allay antitrust fears over the ticket seller's planned merger with concert promoter Live Nation by revealing that a major venue operator has threatened to cancel its contract if the merge ...

  40. Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger Grilled On Capitol Hill

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The chief executive officers from Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment were grilled today (Feb. 24) in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Senate Judiciary's antitrust subcommittee and independent concert promoters, who questioned the motives ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Scalping Suit Filed Against Ticketmaster In Canada

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc was hit with a C$500 million ($410 million) lawsuit in Canada on Monday, alleging the company broke the law by reselling tickets at inflated prices. A Toronto man who tried to buy two tickets to a November 2008 conce ...

  43. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  44. 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" ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Ticketmaster Entertainment Posts Q3 Revenue Increase

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Newly dubbed Ticketmaster Entertainment has reported third-quarter revenues of $339.2 million, up from revenues of $292.5 million (16%), during the same period last year. The revenue growth was primarily driven by a 2% increase in revenue per prim ...

  50. Ticketmaster To Cut Approximately 300 Jobs

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster will cut approximately 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan announced in August. Those cuts account for about 5% of the ticket company’s global workforce, according to a Ticketmaster spokesperson. Ticketmaster’s estimated $35 milli ...

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