Live Nation Reports 19% Revenue Growth Q1 2018

Concert giant Live Nation has posted another quarter of strong financial results with revenue of $1.5 billion, an improvement of 19% over last year. However, the company still failed to. Continue reading

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Ticketmaster Sued After Allegedly Sabotaging Tour

The promoter behind a popular '90s legacy act package show is suing Ticketmaster, claiming the ticketing giant damaged the tour's ticket sales by only showing customers the highest priced tickets. Continue reading

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Bruno Mars, Live Nation Donate $1 Million For Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars revealed to a Michigan concert audience that he and concert promoter Live Nation had donated $1 million dollars to help aid victims of the ongoing water crisis in. Continue reading

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Amazon Is Eyeing U.S. Ticketing Business

Amazon is reportedly seeking to become a source for event tickets in a move that may challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the ticketing business. 

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

The week, the most popular out of the many and varied pieces on Hypebot included why Spotify wants blockchain tech and if it's really everything they hope, how and why. Continue reading

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Live Nation Reports Earnings Growth In Q1

Streaming is now driving revenue at record labels. But for artists, touring revenue remains the bright spot. So when concert giant Live Nation reports growth, everyone celebrates.

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Know-Your-Audience Mobility Patent For Concerts For Sale

IPinvestments Group is selling an interesting portfolio of music technology related patents, including one aimed at understanding real-time audience behavior and sentiment via mobile activity during a concert.

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Ticketmaster Expands ‘Verified Fan’ Program To Combat Bots, Ticket Scalping

Live Nation's ticketing division Ticketmaster has rolled out an expanded version of their “Verified Fan” program in an effort to combat ticket scalping.

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FRI. BRIEF: UMG, Live Nation Report Growth • Pitchfork Magazine Shutters • UTA Protest Today • More

FRIDAY 2.24.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Dear skeptics (and I'll admit to being one of them), Live Nation just reported its 6th consecutive year of revenue growth.. Continue reading

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Billboard Acquires Spin, Vibe and Stereogum, Azoff and Leiweke’s Oak View Buys Venues Today

[UPDATED] Two big music media deals close out 2016. Hollywood Reporter and Billboard Media Group have acquired SpinMedia’s music assets Spin, Vibe and Stereogum and Irving Azoff and Tim Leiweke's. Continue reading

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