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Live Nation Pays $6.5 Million In Post Merger Bonuses

It remains to be seen if the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster will be good for the fans, but there is little question that its wasn't too painful for the executives involved. According to an SEC filing substantial cash bonuses were paid to the four top company officers:

image from celebrate10.wnd.comCEO Michael Rapino - $3 million

Executive Chairman Irving Azoff  - $2 million

Kathy Willard, EVP - $1 million

Michael Rowles, EVP & General Counsel - $500,000