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.”

Live Nation Acquires Norway’s Tons of Rock Festival
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons of Rock, Norway’s biggest rock and metal festival. Tons of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has... Read more
Live Nation Expands International Reach With Spanish Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Planet Events, the leading concert promoter of Latin artists in Spain. Planet Events will remain partially owned by PRISA, the world’s number one Spanish-language media group whose publications include Los40and El País, establishing a strategic union that... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
CCB Deems Ticketmaster Secret Scalper Program Not Illegal
Canada’s Competition Bureau (CCB) found that Ticketmaster’s secret scalper program TradeDesk does not break federal competition legislation and has officially closed its investigation. On Thursday, the CCB said that it is up to the provinces to enforce consumer protection and unfair business practice legislation, and the office of Economic... Read more
Hawaii Moves To End Ticketmaster’s Exclusive Contracting Agreements
Hawaii natives have had enough of primary ticket sellers, exclusive contracts, and ticket hold backs; the state has now introduced legislation to prohibit it and put numerous consumer protections in place. If passed, the legislation would prohibit venues from entering into exclusive partnerships with ticket providers. These exclusive ticket contracts have been the disdain of performing... Read more
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Live Nation Bring Year-Round Shows To Graceland
Elvis Presley Enterprises and Live Nation have teamed up to bring a year-round string of concerts to Presley’s esteemed Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout 2019, the duo will bring between 50-75 shows to the 2,000-capacity Graceland Soundstage and the 464-seat theater inside the Graceland Hotel, according to EPE officials.... Read more
Victim of Concert Shooting Drops Lawsuit Against Meek Mill
A man who was allegedly shot at a Meek Mill concert in 2016 has dismissed his lawsuit against the rapper as of last week. According to The Blast, Dylan Thomas filed court documents to inform a Connecticut judge that he is dismissing his claims against the rapper, Oakdale Theatre,... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment Elects Maverick Carter to Board of Directors
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced the election of Maverick Carter to its Board of Directors. With a wealth of experience across the business, marketing, entertainment, and media sectors, Carter has become an important figure in the sports and talent landscape. As LeBron James’ longtime business manager, Carter... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Top Swiss Promoter Mainland Music
Live Nation Entertainment announced it has acquired Mainland Music, one of the top concert promoters in Switzerland that produces over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music, co-founded in 2012 by partners Christian Gremelmayr, Derrick Thomson, Marc Lambelet, Martin Schrader and Santosh Aerthott, has offices in Zurich and Lausanne. With this new... Read more