NPR Examines Ticketmaster “Monopoly” Accusations on 1A Show
Ticketmaster has long been dogged by claims it is operating as an effective “monopoly” alongside parent company Live Nation Entertainment, with its most recent firestorm kicked up over the pricing strategy for Bruce Springsteen and other tours as live entertainment recovers from the pandemic. National Public Radio examined the... Read more
Live Nation CFO Willard to Retire; Joe Berchtold to Assume Role
As part of its earnings call this week, Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) announced that Kathy Willard will be retiring after nearly 24 years with the company, and its Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Joe Berchtold, Live Nation’s President, will assume CFO duties going forward. “It has been an honor to... Read more
Live Nation’s Berchtold Confident in Concerts Returning for Summer 2021
Live Nation President Joe Berchtold affirmed the company’s belief that concerts would be back by midway through 2021 in an interview on CNBC this week. The company has maintained that timeline for several months, pinning its fortunes to the fact that vaccine distribution will be at a level allowing... Read more