Live Nation Says Wednesday’s Sale Could “Send A Strong Message” Opposing High Ticket Fees

This Wednesday, Live Nation is dropping ticketing fees for 24 hours at major amphitheater concerts and will continue similar promotions throughout the summer. But are these promos designed to counter. Continue reading

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Live Nation Drops All Ticket Charges During “No Service Fee Wednesday’s”

  Live Nation is dropping service fees on more than five million lawn tickets at amphitheater shows ticketed by LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 AM June 3rd.  .. Continue reading

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Bring More Beer Money: Live Nation Looks To Ticketholders For Increased Revenues

When CEO Michael Rapino joined Live Nation a few years ago, he promised to improve the concert customer experience. Lately fans have been giving the concert giant failing grades over. Continue reading

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Live Nation Attendance Drops 22%. Is Live Music In Trouble Too?

Conventional wisdom says that live music is exempt from recessions.  Even when times are tough – perhaps particularly when times are tough – people want to party. But that didn"t. Continue reading

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Daily DIY: How To Advance A Show

In the fourth of five excerpts from the book Reality Check – A Common Sense Guide to Breaking into the Music Industry, author Matthew Walt, a booking agent who has. Continue reading

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SXSW Wednesday Night: Already A Bit Blurry

If you've ever been to SXSW, you know how the sheer volume of music and people takes it toll quickly.  Two highlights from Wednesday night were packed houses at The. Continue reading

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Trent Reznor On Scalping And The Live Nation Ticketmaster Merger

"be suspect of artists singing the praises of the… merger" "I assure you nobody in the NIN camp supplies or supports the practice of supplying tickets to these re-sellers because. Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Live Nation Ticketmaster Merger Is Too Good To Be True

David Balto is an antitrust attorney who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. Previously, he was the Policy Director for the Bureau of Competition of. Continue reading

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Major Artists Lobby For Live Nation Ticketmaster Merger But Don’t Disclose Azoff Connection

Unlike Bruce Springsteen and the many musicians who oppose the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, at least four high profile artists have written letters to Congress expressing their strong. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Corgan Actually Thinks Live Nation Ticketmaster Merger Is A Good Idea

UPDATE: Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins are managed by Frontline headed by Irving Azoff who also just happens to be the CEO of Ticketmaster and is slated for a top. Continue reading

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