PRESS RELEASE: “Live Nation Will Donate a Portion of Each Ticket Sold in U.S. to LIFEbeat to Fight HIV/AIDS Tomorrow, December 1st, World AIDS Day”
NEW YORK, NY (PRNewswire) November 30, 2009 – On World AIDS Day, tomorrow, December 1, Live Nation will donate a portion of every ticket sold to its concerts in the United States to fight HIV/AIDS. All proceeds will benefit LIFEbeat, the music industry’s HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America.
“We are proud to stand alongside LIFEbeat on World AIDS Day to help educate music fans about prevention of this deadly disease,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation.
“Although great strides have been made in HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the fact remains that every nine-and-a-half minutes someone in the United States is infected with HIV,” said John Cannelli, Executive Director of LIFEbeat. “We applaud Live Nation who are bringing their considerable resources to bear to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and to raise funds to enable us to continue in this important work.”
Concert Fans are encouraged to visit LiveNation.com to purchase concert tickets to Live Nation events beginning at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, December 1st, World AIDS Day, when a portion of every ticket sold to a Live Nation-ticketed event will benefit LIFEbeat.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit www.livenation.com/investors.
LIFEbeat- The Music Industry Fights AIDS, is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. LIFEbeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the AIDS community. For more information visit: www.lifebeat.org