October 24, 2008 |
The turf war between the world's top ticketing company and the world's top concert promoter just got bloodier. Ticketmaster Inc. announced Thursday that it had acquired a controlling stake in Front Line Management Group Inc., the artist management company that's home to legacy acts such as the Eagles and Journey along with divas and divos such as Christina Aguilera and Guns N' Roses.
April 1, 2008 |
Live Nation Inc. said Monday that it had reached an agreement for a 12-year global contract to handle the merchandising, digital and branding rights as well as the touring of Irish rock band U2. The Beverly Hills company has been expanding its business model to develop more far-reaching and deeper relationships with artists beyond just handling their touring.
October 17, 2007 |
Pop star Madonna has dropped her long-term music label Warner Bros. and signed a multi-album, touring and merchandising global partnership with Live Nation Inc., the concert touring company said Tuesday. Los Angeles-based Live Nation said the deal would include making Madonna a shareholder of the company, though financial terms were not released in the statement.
July 3, 2008 |
Shakira is joining Madonna, Jay-Z and U2 in forgoing traditional record industry alliances to sign a multimillion-dollar long-term contract with promotion giant Live Nation. The 10-year contract gives Live Nation the right to handle her concerts, recordings, merchandising and other aspects of her career, according to a statement issued by her publicist. It did not specify when the contract would take effect or the dollar value, but it was estimated to be worth $70 million to $100 million by various music industry sources.
August 22, 2008 |
Concert company Live Nation Inc. said it had agreed to an exclusive five-year deal with entertainment firms CIE and Time for Fun to extend its reach into Latin America. Terms were not disclosed.
February 5, 2008 |
Concert promoter Live Nation Inc. named Michael Cohl chairman, replacing Randall Mays. The promotion of Cohl, who was previously vice chairman, was effective immediately, the Beverly Hills-based company said. Mays is president of radio broadcaster Clear Channel Communications Inc., which spun off Live Nation as a public company in 2005.
September 20, 2008 |
Live Nation Inc., the Beverly Hills-based concert promoter, named Jason Garner to the newly created role of chief executive of global music. Garner, who previously oversaw the North American region, will report directly to CEO Michael Rapino, the company said.
May 2, 2008 |
Live Nation Inc. signed a 10-year agreement with rapper Jay-Z that includes live shows, recordings and millions of dollars that the performer can invest in new businesses. Jay-Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, received options to buy 500,000 shares of Live Nation stock at $13.73 each, the Beverly Hills concert promoter disclosed in a regulatory filing. Additional financial terms are not being released, the company said.
May 6, 2009 |
Concert promoter Live Nation Inc. is selling three Boston venues for $22.5 million to pay down some of its debt. The Los Angeles company said it would sell the Boston Opera House, the Orpheum Theatre and the Paradise Rock Club by the third quarter. A Live Nation spokesman said the buyer was Boston Opera House Ventures. Live Nation will continue to promote concerts at the venues.
March 16, 2014 |
The gig: As the head of Sterling Venue Ventures, Lance Sterling runs the recently renovated Saban Theatre concert venue in Beverly Hills and also owns and operates the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Early days: Sterling, 51, studied civil engineering at the University of Arizona. While in school, he worked in bars, nightclubs and concert venues that booked groups such as Grand Funk Railroad. "I was making more money running concerts than I would as an engineer," he said. After college, he briefly worked for a billboard company and then went into the hotel business.