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  1. Michael Rapino, Live Nation CEO, on Banner Year, Expanding Mgmt Holdings, 'Exploding' Global Market, Way More (Video Q&A)

    November 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST Michael Rapino , CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, is having a banner year. In addition to record-setting revenues , Live Nation is expanding its management roster with the addition of U2 and Madonna along with their respective managers Paul McG ...

  2. Live Nation Forms Asian Marketing Enterprise with Parallel Contemporary Music

    November 18, 2013 5:52 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment is extending its marketing activities across Asia through a union with communications agency Parallel Contemporary Music. The two companies have created Live Nation Marketing Partnerships Asia Limited, the goal of which ...

  3. Rapino, Capshaw, Light, Geiger, Leiweke Talk Way More Revenue, Assuming Label-Like Functions at Touring Conference (Full Audio)

    November 15, 2013 3:44 PM EST (Scroll down to the bottom for full-audio of the panel.) What do the next 10 years hold for the music industry? According to a power player panel that closed out Billboard’s Touring Conference Thursday (Nov. 14) afternoon, way more revenue fro ...

  4. Live Nation, Citi, Cornerstone, Warner Bros., Mac Presents, Fishbowl Spirits Execs Discuss Brands at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 1:10 PM EST “Let’s zero in on the best of the best,” said Live Nation president of Alliances Russell Wallach about securing sponsorships for one of his newest, biggest clients, U2. “Let’s understand the artist, let’s understand the universe of potential com ...

  5. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  6. Morning Fix: 'MMLP2' Scores Second-Biggest Debut of 2013; Inside Lorde's $2.5M Record Deal; How Lady Gaga Pulled Off 'ARTPOP' Release

    November 13, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE EMINEM'S 'MARSHALL MATHERS LP2' SCORES SECOND-BIGGEST DEBUT OF THE YEAR It's official: Eminem's new album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," debuts at No. 1 on the Bi ...

  7. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  8. Live Nation Revenue Hits a Record $2.26 Billion in Third Quarter (Updated)

    November 05, 2013 5:30 PM EST Increased concert attendance drove record third quarter revenue at Live Nation. The company turned in revenue of $2.26 billion in the quarter, up 15% from the prior-year quarter. Adjusted operating income (AOI), a metric that excludes certain o ...

  9. Liberty Media Third-Quarter Earnings Drop, Revenue From Media, Entertainment Stakes Rise

    November 05, 2013 9:29 AM EST John Malone's Liberty Media on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter earnings, but improved other key financials amid the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio financials and the exclusion of premium TV firm Starz, which it spun off earlier in the ye ...

  10. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Signs Unique Agreement with Brooklyn Bowl's Peter Shapiro (Report)

    November 04, 2013 1:37 PM EST Phil Lesh, bassist and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has agreed to a unique and (hopefully) mutually beneficial touring agreement with Peter Shapiro, the Brooklyn-based owner and promoter of venues the Brooklyn Bowl and Port Chester� ...

  11. How Newer Acts Like Ed Sheeran, Passion Pit, Weeknd Are Selling-Out Top Venues

    October 29, 2013 5:49 PM EDT In just two years, English singer Ed Sheeran has gone from the small stage to the big league. The 22-year-old earned a gold album with his 2011 debut, "+," and his Top 20 hit, "The A Team," was nominated for song of the year ...

  12. Morning Fix: Lyor Cohen's Music Startup Gets Google, WMG Backing; How Good is SiriusXM's Business Model?; Live Nation Acquires Voodoo; Republic Records' Q4 Strategy

    October 25, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE Q4 LABEL SPECIAL: REPUBLIC RECORDS ON Q4 PLANNING, LORDE'S POSITIONING AND BIG (BIG) SOUNDTRACKS Ed Christman examined Republic Records' approach to the final quarter of the year through ...

  13. Live Nation Acquires Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans

    October 24, 2013 7:24 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment has acquired Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans. Over the years, the Voodoo Fest has hosted a wide variety of acts, including Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Skrillex. Voodoo Fest will ce ...

  14. Pink Postpones Canadian Dates to Rest Vocal Cords

    October 23, 2013 4:00 AM EDT Pop star Pink's vocal rest isn't enough. Doctors have told Pink to postpone three more gigs on her Canadian tour so she can rest her vocal cords through the end of the month. "It became clear after further consultation with her do ...

  15. Roseland Ballroom, Historic NYC Venue, Closing In April (Breaking)

    October 18, 2013 4:30 PM EDT .869 k 1.029 k 52 0 New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom will close its doors in April, according to an internal e-mail obtained by Billboard, though no official announcement has been made. The venerable venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg an ...

  16. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  17. Strategy Column: How SFX, Azoff-MSG Are Changing Music's Start-Up Rules

    October 14, 2013 1:33 PM EDT Every time you read about the "platform wars" it's a discussion about how the tech giants of the last two to three decades are battling to decide the future of consumer technology. So the usual names: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Microsof ...

  18. Backbeat Byte: Depeche Mode, Live Nation Execs Celebrate Sold-Out Staples Center Shows

    October 11, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Before playing the first of three sell-outs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 28th, Depeche Mode celebrated with the team that helped make it possible: manager Jonathan Kessler , Live Nation EVP of booking for Southern California/Las ...

  19. Business Matters: First Day of SFX Trading Highlights Intricacies of IPO Market

    October 09, 2013 7:50 PM EDT SFX Entertainment had a market value of $1.05 billion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 8). By the following afternoon, after SFX’s first day on the Nasdaq, the company’s market value had fallen to $919.2 million. That's the IPO market for you.   An ...

  20. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella on Live Nation Deal, Festival Deaths, SFX and Dance Music Awards (Video)

    October 09, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Pasquale Rotella organized his first dance music event in the early ’90s at 18 years old. Now he’s one of the biggest players in the EDM festival market. As CEO of Insomniac Events, Rotella has produced hundreds of EDM concerts and festivals, in ...

  21. SFX Shares Fall Below IPO Price on First Day of Trading

    October 09, 2013 12:19 PM EDT Shares of SFX Entertainment were trading at $10.84 at midday Wednesday, about 16.5% below the $13 initial public offering price .   SFX offered 20 million shares priced at $13.00 a share, raising $260 million and valuing the company at just over ...

  22. Billboard Roundtable Part 3: Miley Cyrus' Marketability, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

    September 25, 2013 6:26 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Boz ...

  23. Billboard Roundtable Part 2: Bruno Mars, the Super Bowl, Big Data (Video)

    September 23, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Bo ...

  24. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  25. Budweiser's Made for Music Premieres Rihanna Doc, 'Half of Me' (Exclusive)

    September 17, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Ron Howard's "Made In America" isn't Budweiser's only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting "Half Of Me," a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans in the U.K. ...

  26. Regulators OK AEG's Planned Takeover of London's Wembley Arena

    September 03, 2013 4:55 AM EDT U.S. live event giant AEG Live's bid to take over management of the Wembley Arena has been cleared by Britain's Competition Commission. AEG currently owns and operates the O2 Arena -- which recently played host to Beyonce, Justin Biebe ...

  27. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 8/26-8/30

    August 30, 2013 2:18 PM EDT       .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices Biz Stock Ticks looks at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony - ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Nathan Hubbard, Former Ticketmaster President, Named Twitter's Chief of Commerce

    August 27, 2013 2:41 PM EDT Nathan Hubbard, the former global president of Ticketmaster who exited the company in a surprise move earlier this month , has been named Twitter's new head of commerce, as Bloomberg reported earlier today . Describing his role, Hubbard exp ...

  30. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 8/19-8/23

    August 23, 2013 2:30 PM EDT       .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices Biz Stock Ticks looks at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony - ...

  31. Bud Light's 50 Concerts In 50 States Initiative - Did It Work? (Exclusive)

    August 23, 2013 2:01 PM EDT This story first appeared in the new Billboard Pick-up this issue here ; get your subscription here .   For its first attempt to host 50 concerts in all 50 states on the same day, Bud Light had modest goals for the audience it wanted to reach as ...

  32. Live Nation L.A. Venues the Wiltern and Hollywood Palladium Get New GMs

    August 21, 2013 6:20 PM EDT Live Nation has announced new general managers for two of its popular Los Angeles concert venues. Rick Merrill has been appointed GM of the 2,300-capacity Wiltern and Stacey Levine has been named GM of the 3,800-capacity Hollywood Palladium. Mer ...

  33. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

  34. Live Nation Confirms Nathan Hubbard Is Out at Ticketmaster in SEC Filing

    August 16, 2013 4:30 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HERE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE The surprise exit of Nathan Hubbard as Global President of Ticketmaster was made official on Friday, ushering in a ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 8/5-8/9

    August 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT       .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices Biz Stock Ticks looks at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony - ...

  37. Live Nation to Expand L.A. Headquarters

    August 07, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Live Nation will expand its Beverly Hills headquarters into its neighboring building. The company plans to rent 33,000 square feet in a two-story building located at 9350 Civic Center Drive, according to the Los Angeles Times . Terms of the leas ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Rdio Partners with Live Nation, Boasts Listener Gains

    July 23, 2013 9:48 AM EDT Music subscription service Rdio is now a Live Nation sponsor and will power audio streaming at LiveNation.com. The partnership kicked off last weekend with the Faster Horses country music festival and will continue with the Watershed Music Fest ...

  40. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 12, 2013 6:30 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below each 5-day stock graph ...

  41. Australia's Hype Hip Hop Fest On Ice

    July 10, 2013 4:38 AM EDT Another Australian hip hop fest has dropped out of the game.  Organizers of Hype festival have shelved plans for its inaugural run, without having announced its line-up or itinerary. Hype had quietly positioned itself in Australia’s summer festi ...

  42. .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices

    July 05, 2013 1:15 PM EDT In today’s . Biz Stock Ticks , a look at publicly traded entertainment stock prices (as of approximately 1:30 p.m. July 5) by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony over the last week. Below ea ...

  43. The Battle for Long Island: Four Major Players Vie for Nassau Coliseum

    June 03, 2013 2:30 PM EDT This story on the battle for Long Island's Nassau Coliseum is an excerpt rom the latest issue of Billboard (June 8, 2013), which also features a cover story on J. Cole and the follow-up to his album that “changed the business model;” the pu ...

  44. Exclusive: Pop Tarts Books Demi Lovato, Owl City, Austin Mahone, More For Second Live Nation Concert Series

    May 30, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Kellogg’s Pop Tarts and Live Nation are re-teaming for Crazy Good Summer, a concert series that has been expanded from two to three shows this year. Confirmed performers include Owl City and Hot Chelle Rae, who will co-headline the first event ...

  45. Business Matters: Why are Live Nation and Pandora Shares Outperforming the Market?

    May 22, 2013 6:16 PM EDT Stock markets have had a great run in 2013, but shares of Live Nation and Pandora have fared even better. Live Nation shares are up 46% this year. Pandora shares are up an incredible 78%.   Some of the companies' gains can be attributed to ...

  46. Jared Smith Named President of Ticketmaster North America

    May 21, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Live Nation's massive subsidiary Ticketmaster announced today the appointment of Jared Smith as president of Ticketmaster North America. Smith has been with Ticketmaster since 2003, initially overseeing venues in Georgia and Illinois before ...

  47. Irving Azoff Backstage at the BBMAs: 'Wish You Could Move the Show to the Fall' (Video)

    May 20, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Former Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff, who still manages such stars as Christina Aguilera -- a performer at last night's Billboard Music Awards -- stopped by the backstage area to speak with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, who a ...

  48. Liberty Media's First-Quarter Results Rise Dramatically Following Sirius XM Inclusion

    May 08, 2013 11:31 AM EDT John Malone's Liberty Media on Wednesday posted higher first-quarter results after the inclusion of Sirius XM Radio in its financials and the separation of Starz, which was spun off into a separate company. Liberty reported quarterly earnin ...

  49. Live Nation Revenue Up 6% in First Quarter

    May 07, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Live Nation posted good first-quarter gains in its concerts division and is betting electronic dance music will help it have a strong 2013. Total first-quarter revenue grew 6.4% to $923.7 million and adjusted operating income rose 9.8% in the qu ...

  50. Live Nation to Purchase 50% Stake in Insomniac Events (Report)

    May 02, 2013 10:03 PM EDT Live Nation is close to finalizing a deal to buy a 50% stake in EDM promoter Insomniac Events, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the deal. This information, including the speculative numbers (whic ...

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