December 14, 1990 |
Extending a Gloved Hand: Food banks and a youth symphony are among the beneficiaries of an unusual settlement with Michael Jackson over some concerts the entertainer canceled in the Tacoma Dome two years ago. Jackson, Ticketmaster Inc. and the City of Tacoma, Wash., agreed Wednesday to contribute $32,500 each to Northwest Harvest and the Seattle Youth Symphony.
October 24, 2001 |
Ticket seller Ticketmaster Inc. said it narrowed its third-quarter net loss to $49.4 million from $51.2 million a year earlier. The company said that despite event cancellations in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, it posted $14 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization--a key performance measure among media companies. Last year's EBITDA was $2.7 million, Ticketmaster said. The Los Angeles-based company said revenue rose 7.1% to $157.5 million.
July 3, 1997
Ticketmaster Group Inc. of Los Angeles purchased the remaining 50% of Ticketmaster-Northwest for $12.6 million, giving it full ownership of the venture as part of its plan to consolidate its main business by buying out its partially owned entities.
December 14, 1990 |
A food bank and a youth symphony will be getting $32,500 each thanks to a court settlement stemming from a series of concerts that Michael Jackson canceled. Attorneys Thomas Wampold and Aaron Haleva will also get a hefty $35,000 for their work representing ticket-buyers who sued over the canceled concerts in October and November 1988. Jackson said he was ill when he canceled the shows.
August 17, 1989 |
A Seattle Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that 72,000 Michael Jackson fans do not have to be notified individually that they are part of a class-action suit seeking service-fee refunds for three canceled Tacoma Dome concerts last fall. The decision, by King County Judge Jim Bates, reversed an earlier decision that said the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Ticketmaster Inc.
November 17, 1998 |
Resolving what USA Networks chief Barry Diller called their "short but slightly contentious" relationship, USA-owned Ticketmaster Inc. and live entertainment consolidator SFX Entertainment Inc. announced an exclusive, long-term agreement for Ticketmaster to sell tickets to all SFX events. In a statement, SFX Chairman Robert Sillerman suggested the arrangement could let SFX reduce ticket prices at some venues.