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  1. Live Nation Ups Garner To CEO, Global Music

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has promoted Jason Garner to CEO of Global Music. He will continue to be based in Los Angeles and report to Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino. In the newly created position, Garner will oversee Live Nation's live music busi ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Update: Live Nation Seals Ticketing Deal With SMG

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut an important deal with Philadelphia-based facility operator SMG for venues across North America that will provide a big boost to the launch of its ticketing service at third-party venues. The alliance allows Live Nation to ente ...

  5. Live Nation Sells Motor Sports Division

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buzz that Live Nation would unload its motor sports division has been percolating for months, and today the company announced that it has completed the sale of Live Nation Motor Sports to Feld Entertainment for an aggregate purchase price of $205 ...

  6. Live Nation Moves Into Latin America

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has made a major foray into South America in cutting a five-year exclusive distribution deal with CIE and T4F (Time For Fun), giving LN a huge presence in Brazil and Mexico. CIE is the third largest concert promoter in the world, accor ...

  7. Kilimanjaro Completes Booking Team

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live music promoter Kilimanjaro Live has marked its first six months of operations by announcing two new appointments. The London-based company was launched in Feb. 2008 by Stuart Galbraith as a joint venture with AEG Live. Steve Tilley has been r ...

  8. Live Nation Posts Q2 Revenue Increase

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has reported a second-quarter net income of $1.2 million, or 2 cents per share, down from a net profit of $9.9 million, or 15 cents a share, during the same period last year. Revenues at the Los Angeles-based company rose 18% to $1.16 ...

  9. Live Nation Ups Mueller, Masters

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has promoted several executives within its California offices, Billboard.biz has learned. Rick Mueller, formerly president of San Francisco, has been elevated to the new position of president of California. In his new role, Mueller wil ...

  10. Report: Live Nation Eyes Shakira Deal

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music pop star Shakira is in talks with concert promoter Live Nation for a contract that will include touring, merchandising and recording, according to people familiar with the talks. The Colombian-born songstress, whose 2006 hit "Hips ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Exclusive: Cohl, Rapino Talk Live Nation Plans

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nation, and also vacates his post as CEO of Live Nation Artists, effective immediately. Negotiations for Cohl's resignation were finalized today (June 20); he will ...

  14. Cohl Out At Live Nation?

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Michael Cohl is out as chairman of the board for Live Nation is premature, but it's apparent that there is plenty of discord atop the world's largest concert promotion company. Even if he remains in place for no ...

  15. Live Nation, AdBrite Launch eFan Finder

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has partnered with Internet ad network AdBrite to launch eFan Finder, a free tool designed to track the performance of Live Nation's online advertising campaigns for concerts it markets and produces across North America. In conjun ...

  16. Live Nation Reports $35 Million Q1 Loss

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has reported a net loss of $35.4 million, or 47 cents per share, in the first-quarter ended March 31. Driven by increased ticket sales and recent acquisitions, first-quarter revenue at the Los Angeles-based live entertainment company r ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  19. Drury Appointed GM Of Wembley Arena

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Drury is the new GM of Live Nation's Wembley Arena. Drury, who currently heads Live Nation's venue bookings team, will replace Peter Tudor, who is exiting this May after 10 years working with the iconic London venue. As previously r ...

  20. Live Nation Takes Scotland's T Fest

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has pounced on Scotland's T In the Park festival. As part of a joint venture with Denis Desmond's Irish-based promoter Gaiety Investments, Live Nation will now control a reported 67% of Scottish promoter Dance Factory (DFConc ...

  21. Ticketmaster U.K. Recruits Wembley Arena's Tudor

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Tudor, GM of Live Nation-owned Wembley Arena, is joining Ticketmaster U.K., Billboard.biz has learned. Tudor is expected to join the ticketing giant's London team this June, reporting to Chris Edmonds, managing director of Ticketmaster ...

  22. Live Nation, Rogers Offer Mobile Ticketing Option

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation and Rogers Wireless have teamed up to offer Canadian concertgoers the opportunity to purchase tickets through their cell phones. Through the newly launched Wireless Box Office initiative, Canadian music fans can search for upcoming Liv ...

  23. CAA's Muller Jumps To William Morris

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a major move in the music agency world, Don Muller has moved to William Morris Agency from Creative Artists Agency, taking with him such acts as Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Tenacious D and Mars Volta. Muller will be reunited ...

  24. Live Nation Posts Loss In 4Q

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has reported a net loss of $18.4 million, or 25 cents per share, in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007. The Los Angeles-based company posted a loss of $33.1 million during the same period in 2006. The narrowed but continued loss oc ...

  25. Live Nation CEO Responds To AEG Live Deal

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino has responded to a partnership that could find Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) owner Cablevision acquiring about 49% of AEG Live , the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Grou ...

  26. AEG Live, Ticketmaster, Cablevision Deal In The Works

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple sources confirm to Billboard.biz that a deal is imminent for a partnership of Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment owner Cablevision to acquire about 49% of AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Gr ...

  27. Promotion Wars

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST News of a blockbuster deal among major players AEG Live, Ticketmaster and Cablevision has sent ripples through the live business. Multiple sources confirm to Billboard that a deal is imminent for Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainmen ...

  28. Live Nation Takes It To The Bank

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's new marketing alliance with Citi could herald a wealth of mega-deals to come. The Citi deal (billboard.biz, Feb. 13) is the first to fully leverage the live entertainment giant's evolving, multifaceted music platform. The r ...

  29. AEG's Leiweke: We Won't Go 360

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke made it clear that the Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter doesn't intend to adopt the same business model as competitor Live Nation, during his keynote address at the Grammy Foundation's 10 ...

  30. Vickers Upped At Live Nation

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has elevated David Vickers to senior VP, international venue development. Vickers has served as division manager since 2002, a role which saw him tasked with overseeing the live music giant's U.K. music venues, which include the C ...

  31. German Ticketing Firm Hails Live Nation Deal

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST German ticketing company CTS Eventim says its recently-cemented partnership with Live Nation will boost its revenue significantly with additional earnings of €120 million ($179 million) a year by 2014. The Munich-based company says its ticket sale ...

  32. Ticketmaster Snaps Up TicketsNow

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster is raising the stakes in the secondary ticketing business by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire TicketsNow for a pricetag of about $265 million in cash, sources confirm to Billboard.biz. Ticketmaster will integrate Ticket ...

  33. Galbraith Mounts Return With Kilimanjaro

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation U.K. managing director Stuart Galbraith has resurfaced at the helm of a new promoter/festival organizer, entitled Kilimanjaro Live Ltd. The company's first major promotions will be a run of shows from the Eagles at London&# ...

  34. Live Nation Acquires Amsterdam Music Hall

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has acquired the operating company for the 5,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Black Box Theater Exploitatie BV manages and holds the 20-year lease for the venue, which is the only one of its size in the Dutch capital. Liv ...

  35. Live Nation Takes Ticketing In-House

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation believes taking its ticketing operation in-house in partnership with CTS Eventim can add some $25 million annually to its operating income, according to LN CEO Michael Rapino during an investor conference call this morning. "For t ...

  36. Nederlander Expands Reach With Viejas Deal

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Viejas Entertainment and Production has struck a deal with Nederlander Concerts for the latter to be the exclusive talent booker for all Viejas venues, including the 2,500-capacity, outdoor Concerts in the Park and 750-capacity indoor club DreamCa ...

  37. Live Nation, CTS Team For Ticketing Platform

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is entering the ticketing business. The live music giant has struck a long-term agreement with CTS Eventim, the Bremen, Germany-based ticket marketer and promoter, to launch a worldwide ticketing business, with effect from Jan. 1, 2009 ...

  38. Campana Relocates To Live Nation Chicago

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Midwest regional president Mark Campana will relocate to the company's downtown office in Chicago. Previously, Campana divided his time between Live Nation offices in Detroit and throughout the Midwest. The relocation "demons ...

  39. Street Cautious On Live Nation's Madonna deal

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With its Madonna deal in place, Live Nation is discussing revolutionizing the music business. But Wall Street observers have doubts that the deal will pay off for the firm. Until last week, the company used the following description of its busines ...

  40. Causing A Commotion

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Madonna leaves Warner Bros. for an all-encompassing $120 million deal with Live Nation—which, it is important to note, Live Nation would not confirm—the maneuver at the very least heralds the most ambitious move yet for Live Nation and a signif ...

  41. Madonna Close To Massive Deal With Live Nation

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is close to leaving her longtime home at Warner Bros. for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation Inc., a source familiar with the talks said yesterday (Oct. 10). The story was first reported on the Wall St ...

  42. Live Nation Firm Tests Secondary Ticketing Waters

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based secondary ticketing agency Viagogo has extended its reach in the live music business via a ground-breaking deal with Live Nation-owned Dutch promoter Mojo Concerts. Currently, Viagogo enables fans who want to sell tickets for sold-out e ...

  43. AEG Launches Swedish Arm

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant AEG Live has opened an office in Stockholm to cover Sweden's live-music sector. The new unit, AEG Live Sweden, is headed by managing director David Maloney, reporting to London-based AEG Live Europe managing director R ...

  44. Eskowitz Splits Live Nation, Joins Premier Exhibitions

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Eskowitz, formerly Live Nation CEO of North American Music, will vacate his post, effective immediately. He will take a new job as president and CEO of Premier Exhibitions in Atlanta, according to an internal memo from Live Nation CEO Michae ...

  45. Live Nation Sacks Galbraith

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation U.K. Music managing director Stuart Galbraith has been dismissed from the live music powerhouse due to "breach of contract." The executive has been ousted from the company's central London premises with immediate effect. ...

  46. Ridgeway Elevated At Live Nation

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has promoted Alan Ridgeway to CEO of its International Music Division, effective Sept. 1. He will be based in the company's London office, reporting directly to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. In his new role, Ridgeway will overse ...

  47. Ticketmaster, Live Nation Deal Unlikely To Be Renewed

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's unlikely Ticketmaster's ticketing relationship with Live Nation will be renewed when it expires at the end of next year, based on an internal Ticketmaster memo obtained by Billboard.biz. The memo states, in part, "While it has ...

  48. What's At Stake If Ticketmaster And Live Nation Split

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster's pre-emptive strike in the form of an internal e-mail calling a new deal with Live Nation "doubtful" could signal a new world order in the critical live-event ticketing space. The stakes are incredibly high for both si ...

  49. Live Nation Back On Track In Q2

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After posting a first-quarter loss of $45.6 million , Live Nation is getting back on track with a second-quarter income of $19.9 million on revenues of $1.04 billion in the three-month period ended June 30. While noting its escalated online presen ...

  50. Live Nation To Book Spotlight 29 Casino

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has inked a deal to become the exclusive booker for Coachella, Calif.'s Spotlight 29 Casino, which houses the 2,200-capacity Spotlight Showroom theater. Prior to its booking agreement with Los Angeles-based Live Nation, entertainm ...

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