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  1. 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 ...

  2. Kathy Willard

    November 30, 2012 12:59 PM EST Executive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment Watching The Books As executive VP/CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, Kathy Willard runs the books of the world's largest live entertainment promoter, ticketing leader and artist management company - ...

  3. John Malone is Quite The Risk Taker

    October 15, 2012 8:27 AM EDT The billionaire might be making more music investments like AEG. John Malone, the billionaire investor most responsible for cable TV's presence in more than 100 million U.S. homes today, is doubling down on his two music-led investments and ...

  4. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Live Nation's Q1 Report: Ticket Sales, Net Loss Up

    May 10, 2012 9:39 AM EDT Through April 30, 2012, Live Nation concert ticket sales are up 23% in volume over the same period in the prior year (including ticket sales for concerts that have not yet occurred), with North America up 25% and International up 19%, according to ...

  7. Business Matters: AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas

    March 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas -- AEG's deal to kick in $59 million for the construction of a new arena in Sacramento, Calif., will not only help keep the Sacramento Kings from bolting for Anaheim, but it could bolster AEG Live ...

  8. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 33 Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker Partners C3 Presents Twitter: @C3Concerts Private Shows, Festivals, Independent Spirits... Led by partners Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker, Austin-based C3 Presents was in 20 ...

  10. Live Nation, Hertz Team up for 'Movin' With Music': Rentals, VIP Parking, Artist Partnerships

    December 05, 2011 5:24 PM EST Fitz & the Tantrums with Hertz and Live Nation execs in New York on Monday. L-R: James King (Fitz And the Tantrums), John Wicks, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark P. Frissora, Noelle Scaggs, Fitz, Jeremy Ruzumna, Joe Karnes and ...

  11. Live Nation Revamps New York Office

    December 01, 2011 7:15 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment will today announce several key appointments to its New York office and North American Touring team, Billboard.biz has learned. Veteran entertainment executive and concert promoter Alan Ostfield will fill the newly create ...

  12. Vivendi Buys UK-Based See Tickets

    September 06, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Vivendi, parent company of Universal Music Group, has acquired UK-based ticketing company See Tickets. Its €96 million ($135 million) winning bid, announced Monday , beat out the likes of ticketing giant CTS Eventim and promoter Anschutz Entertain ...

  13. Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry'

    May 18, 2011 12:49 PM EDT Author Dean Budnick Talks 'Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry' The blurb on the back cover pretty much says it all: "Reading this book won't make you any happier about spending four hundred bucks to go to a rock s ...

  14. Live Nation Trims 1Q Losses, Ticket Sales Up

    May 05, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Live Nation says its losses shrank in the first three months of the year as the concert promoter boosted sales of tickets to concerts and sporting events through apparent price cuts. Live Nation Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that its net loss s ...

  15. Analysis: Interpreting Live Nation's Bid For Warner's Record Labels

    April 01, 2011 8:10 AM EDT The most disruptive bid for Warner Music Group could, surprisingly, also be the one that makes the most sense. Live Nation's bid for the record label portion of Warner represents untapped potential, value that other bidders cannot unlock. At ...

  16. Danny Zelisko Exits Live Nation

    February 24, 2011 10:21 AM EST Longtime Arizona promoter Danny Zelisko has left his post as chairman of Phoenix-based Live Nation Southwest to launch his own concert-promotion firm Danny Zelisko Presents, the Arizona Republic reports. The move represents a return to the indepen ...

  17. Concert Ticket Prices Expected To Drop In 2011 After Sluggish 2010

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock 'n' roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they ...

  18. Former Live Nation Chair Barry Diller Sells 2.53 Million Shares

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Diller, the former chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, sold 2.53 million shares in the company, according to a government filing. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Live Nation said Diller, the chief ...

  19. Live Nation Buys Ticketnet In France

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment Inc., which merged with Ticketmaster this year, said Tuesday that it bought France's second-largest retailer of tickets, Ticketnet. Terms were not disclosed. Live Nation said the acquisition was a &q ...

  20. Live Nation's Concert Chief Garner Leaves The Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment Inc, the world's No. 1 live music company, has parted ways with Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, according to a regulatory document filed on Wednesday. Garner, who was chief executive of Live Nation Wo ...

  21. German Live Biz Down Again

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT According to a study by the Nuremberg-based research institute GFK, the German live entertainment market's turnover for 2009 totaled €3.17 billion ($4.38 billion) - a 12% decline on 2008's €3.6 billion ($4.97 billion). There had already ...

  22. German Promoters, GEMA Clash Over Sponsorship

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German concert promoters categorically refuse to accept that the collecting society GEMA should also profit from the sponsorship funds acquired by the promoters, in addition to benefiting from charges on admission tickets and the sale of merchandi ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. U.K. Clears Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger Again

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Competition Commission cleared the proposed merger of the two U.S.-based live music giants, Live Nation Inc. and Ticketmaster Inc., for the second time on Friday (May 7). The U.K. regulatory body dropped its objections to the deal i ...

  27. Business Matters: Spotify, Fatsoma, Lala, Kenny Chesney and More

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Spotify has confirmed a media report that the service will launch in the Netherlands. The company does not yet have a date set for the launch. Spotify is currently available in six markets: Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. ( M ...

  28. Live Nation Launches Concert Business In Australia

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is launching a concert promotion business in Australia, the seventh largest music market in the world. The company, formed by the combination of concert promoter Live Nation and Ticketmaster, said Monday it named Luk ...

  29. Analyst Dumps Live Nation Stock

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While many experts predicted the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger would create an unstoppable live music behemoth, one analyst has dumped Live Nation from one of his portfolios. In Morningstar’s StockInvestor newsletter, Morningstar equities strate ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Business Matters: Ticketmaster-Live Nation Criticism, Apple Sales Predicitons

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Criticism of the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger and the concessions accepted by the Department of Justice is compiled at the Wall Street Journal. Chicago concert promoter Jerry Mickelson makes a good point: there's more to a ticket price ...

  33. Liberty Media Seeks Bigger Stake In Live Nation

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Liberty Media Corp offered to buy up to 34.5 million shares in the newly merged Live Nation Entertainment at a 14% premium, sending the concert promoter's shares up 13%. Liberty already owns a 14.6% stake in Live Nation, which completed an $8 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger: What To Expect Next

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the $2.5 billion Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger received the green light from the U.K. Competition Commission on Tuesday (Dec. 22), that left all eyes turned toward U.S. and Canadian regulators who are reviewing the proposed combined company ...

  36. German Live Entertainment Declines 7 Per Cent

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German live entertainment market experienced a 7% drop in revenue in 2008, according to research commissioned by the German Federal Association of the live entertainment industry. The decline was even sharper - 9% - in live music. The total tu ...

  37. Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Vote Set For Jan. 8

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a tacit acknowledgment of a delay in their plan to combine, Live Nation Inc. and Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. said in filings Friday that a shareholders meeting to approve the deal is set for Jan. 8. The companies had previously said they ex ...

  38. CTS Eventim, iTunes Partner On Ticket Offers

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST German ticketing company CTS Eventim has partnered with Apple's iTunes store to provide exclusive concert offers. The Hamburg-based European ticketing company will use its Internet portal, www.eventim.de, to provide concert promoters with mar ...

  39. Live Nation And Ticketmaster U.K. Merger Review Extended

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britain's Competition Commission extended on Thursday its inquiry into the proposed merger between Live Nation Inc and Ticketmaster Inc, the two most powerful companies in the live music business. The inquiry has been extended by eight weeks, ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Ticketmaster Q2 Profit Slumps

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc posted a 70% slump in second-quarter profit, hurt by lower ticketing revenue, especially in the concerts category. The company, which is in a protracted merger with world's largest concert promoter Live Nation I ...

  43. Ticketmaster Names Ex-EMI Head As International CEO

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment, the world's leading ticketing company, said on Monday it has appointed veteran EMI Music and Warner Music executive Roger Ames as its new chief executive of international operations. Ames, who most recently ran EMI ...

  44. Live Nation 2Q Loss Widens As Revenue Falls

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Live Nation Inc. said Thursday its loss widened in the second quarter as revenue dipped and it logged costs related to its proposed merger with ticket seller TicketMaster Entertainment Inc. Los Angeles-based Live Nation, which is ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Live Nation, Fuse Partner For Promotional Contest

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Live Nation and music TV network Fuse have teamed up for a promotional partnership that will give music fans a chance to win tickets to concerts at select Live Nation-operated venues during the 2010 season. The "Rock Star for ...

  47. Sony Bids $50 Million For Jackson Rehearsal Film

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the ...

  48. Report: AEG Live In Negotiations For Michael Jackson Documentary

    July 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company behind Michael Jackson's planned comeback in London, is negotiating with several Hollywood studios seeking a deal to release in movie theaters a documentary about the final days of the pop singer, the Wall Street journal ...

  49. Briefs: House of Blues, Joel Tenenbaum, Live Nation

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Turns out Live Nation doesn’t need to merge with Ticketmaster to offer new and creative bundles to increase attendance at concerts, one of the stated benefits of a merged company. Today the concert promoter announced the “first ever” one-price ...

  50. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

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