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, […]

Ticketmaster Brings Fans to Every NFL Home Game with Epic, 32-Team Ticket Giveaways

Ticketmaster Brings Fans to Every NFL Home Game with Epic, 32-Team Ticket Giveaways

Courtesy of Live Nation: Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing and the official ticketing marketplace of the NFL, just kicked off a first-ever, 32-team season ticket giveaway. Thirty-two lucky fans will win a pair of season-long tickets to all 2018 home games for the NFL team of their choice – one fan per NFL […]

Ticketmaster And San Francisco 49ers Extend Partnership To Bring Breakthrough Ticketing And Venue Technology To Fans

Ticketmaster And San Francisco 49ers Extend Partnership To Bring Breakthrough Ticketing And Venue Technology To Fans

Courtesy of Live Nation: Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, today announced an extension of its official partnership with the San Francisco 49ers. Every year, more than 660,000 football fans attend games at Levi’s Stadium. Ticketmaster will continue to serve as the official ticketing partner for the 49ers, providing both season ticket holders and […]

Startup Plans To Take On Ticketmaster With Facial Recognition

Startup Plans To Take On Ticketmaster With Facial Recognition

Courtesy of PYMNTS.com: A new startup is looking to use facial recognition to disrupt the ticketing business and take on Ticketmaster. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rival has raised $33 million from investors, including Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Upfront Ventures. Teams from every major sports league in the U.S. and the English Premier League have […]

Lauryn Hill Sets Tour for 20th Anniversary of ‘Miseducation’

Lauryn Hill Sets Tour for 20th Anniversary of ‘Miseducation’

Courtesy of EBONY: Live Nation has announced that Lauryn Hill will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her monumental debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a tour across North America. According to Pitchfork, the 42-year-old will perform the album live and in its entirety. The Miseducation was released in 1998 after Ms. Hill left The Fugees. The album sold […]

Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats

Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say With Threats

Courtesy of The New York Times: In 2010, when the Justice Department allowed the two most dominant companies in the live music business — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — to merge, many greeted the news with dread. Live Nation was already the world’s biggest concert promoter. Ticketmaster had for years been the leading ticket provider. […]

Ticketmaster and NFL Extend Partnership to Provide League with the First Open Architecture, Fully Digital Ticketing System in Sports

Ticketmaster and NFL Extend Partnership to Provide League with the First Open Architecture, Fully Digital Ticketing System in Sports

Courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment: Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will continue to power the official NFL resale marketplace, the NFL Ticket […]

Live Nation’s Michael Rapino Admits Some Ticket Fees ‘Not Defendable’

Live Nation’s Michael Rapino Admits Some Ticket Fees ‘Not Defendable’

Courtesy of Billboard: Songkick officially shuts down as damaging testimony trickles out in its case with Ticketmaster. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapinoadmitted in emails that some of the fees Ticketmaster charges for the sale of tickets are “not defendable” and that the company needs a “simpler more artist friendly policy/rule to meet the reality of today.” The admission follows decades of […]