Mega-promoter rivalry between Live Nation and AEG worries smaller music venues

Mega-promoter rivalry between Live Nation and AEG worries smaller music venues

Courtesy of Crain’s Cleveland Business: Competition for Cleveland’s concert dollars intensified this summer when AEG Presents spent more than $3 million to renovate the historic Agora Theatre & Ballroom. Live Nation, long the dominant music promoter in Northeast Ohio, harkening back to its roots as the iconic Belkin Productions, added its own major venue in […]

Beyonce & JAY-Z’s On the Run II Tour Finishes with More Than $250 Million

Beyonce & JAY-Z’s On the Run II Tour Finishes with More Than $250 Million

Courtesy of Billboard: They say it’s a marathon, not a sprint. But for Beyoncé and JAY-Z, it was both. Their sprawling On the Run II Tour finished with $253.5 million in the bank, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The trek wrapped Oct. 4 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, the last of the 48 stadium dates they played, […]

Yankees fan fumes over ticket exchange policy. Team makes it right, but what about other fans?

Yankees fan fumes over ticket exchange policy. Team makes it right, but what about other fans?

Courtesy of NJ.com: Marty Hammer is a lifelong Yankees fan. “Subway Series” games are especially fun for his family. “My son and my wife are Mets fans,” said Hammer, 61. “My son’s wife and I are Yankees fans – a Subway Series game is the perfect venue for us.” The family usually attends one game […]