Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, and according to TicketNews’s exclusive industry rankings, the company is the fifth-largest overall ticket seller in the country.

The company describes its core business as “producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe.” But in early 2009, the company also added a state-of-the-art ticketing operation following its split from long-time client Ticketmaster Entertainment. Live Nation sells more than 45 million concert tickets a year, and its Web site, LiveNation.com, generates more than 60 million unique visits annually. To launch its ticketing operation, the company signed deals with CTS Eventim and SMG, among others.

Live Nation has signed several major acts, including Madonna, Jay-Z and Shakira and U2 to expansive “360-degree deals” that encompass concerts, recording, merchandising and licensing. The produces more than 16,000 concerts annually in 57 countries throughout the world, and it has a roster of more than 1,500 artists for which it produces shows.

The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and its stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LYV.”

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A who’s who of live entertainment companies sent a letter to President Biden earlier this week offering the “full support and resources of the live event industry” in the nationwide push to vaccinate Americans and put an end to the COVID pandemic. Live Nation, AEG, Oak View Group, The... Read more
Ticketmaster Avoids Hacking Prosecution by Paying $10 Million Fine
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Live Nation’s Berchtold Confident in Concerts Returning for Summer 2021
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AXS Head Says Tickets Shouldn’t be Tied to Consumer COVID Status
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A 2018 Ticketmaster data breach has resulted in a £1.25 million fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Personal and payment information was accessed in the breach, which may have involved as many as 9.4 million customers in Europe and more than a million in the UK. Ticketmaster says... Read more
TEG, Live Nation to Stage First Aussie Arena Shows Since March
TEG Live and Live Nation Entertainment are teaming up to bring arena concerts back to Australia. The promoters are teaming up with the New South Wales Government to stage The Greatest Southern Nights – a pair of concerts at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Ocean Alley will headline the... Read more
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Oak View Group Announces Changed Coachella Valley Arena Plans
Oak View Group (OVG) announced updated plans for its new Coachella Valley Arena project in California, moving to a new location after its initial land deal broke down. Planned for land in downtown Palm Springs belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the 10,000 capacity facility will... Read more
Live Nation Offering Empty Venues as Polling Places for Election
With a number of its live entertainment venues shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, Live Nation is offering them up for a new purpose – voting. The entertainment behemoth announced plans to examine the feasibility for the use of more than 100 of its venues as polling places, with... Read more