Dissecting the Songkick Settlement: Why did Live Nation Wait?
It’s been a couple of days, and I’m still confused about one central thing about Live Nation’s Friday announcement that it had settled its litigation with Songkick, purchasing remaining company assets from its one-time competitor. Why did it take so long to happen? Why after embarrassing dirty laundry was... Read more
Ticketmaster Deck in Evidence Shows How Seriously They Took Songkick/Crowdsurge Threat
News recently broke that Songkick made at least a cursory attempt at convincing Ticketmaster to buy it after filing a lawsuit against the ticketing giant. Ticketmaster did not bite on the offer, but documents submitted as evidence in that case show how seriously the Live Nation-owned company took the... Read more
Adele, Her Management “Pigs”, Core Verified Fan Assumption “BS,” per Live Nation Execs
In the ongoing saga of Songkick’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster, one wouldn’t necessarily expect the innocuously titled “exhibit 321” to be a bombshell. But, as it happens, that exhibit is a string of emails between top executives at Live Nation – including CEO Michael Rapino, who refers to global star... Read more