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.”

By Alfred Branch, Jr. On the heels its first listing among the the Fortune 1,000, Live Nation late Tuesday announced that it was selling $200 million in convertible senior notes due 2027. Despite being named the 557th largest U.S. company in the popular listing, Live Nation did not turn... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 7/10/07 today. Here is a quick taste of where all the websites stand. Reviewing this week’s Primary Sellers rankings may give you a serious sense of déjà... Read more
Pollstarpro.com is reporting that Live Nation Canada has reorganized its executive team with several members from its House of Blues division. Riley O’Connor has been named chairman of Live Nation Canada. Longtime HoB Canada exec VP Don Simpson, who helped build the company into the powerhouse it is today,... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. On the same day it announced a major cross-promotion and marketing deal with Papa John’s pizza, the nation’s second-largest primary ticket seller Live Nation also said it would stop managing the 18,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheater near Kansas City, MO, when the current deal is done.... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com announces its exclusive Weekly Top 10 Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/19/07. Top 10 Primary Ticket Sellers Seller This Week Last Week Ticketmaster 1 1 Live Nation 2 2 Tickets.com 3 3 TicketWeb 4 4 Etix.com 5 5... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com announces its exclusive Weekly Top 10 Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/12/07. Ranking calculations are based on U.S. visits. Top 10 Primary Ticket Sellers Seller This Week Last Week Ticketmaster 1 1 Live Nation 2 3 Tickets.com 3... Read more

The Rise of Live Nation

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Ticket Sellers Rankings Roundup 6/14/07 By Stacey Willets TicketNews.com releases its exclusive weekly Top Ten Primary and Secondary Live Event Ticket Sellers Rankings for the week ending 6/12/07 today. Here is a quick taste of where the websites stand. Though it’s not quite the breaking up of a band,... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. In the four days since tickets were released, Live Nation gave away more than 428,000 tickets to this year’s Ozzfest, selling out all 24 dates, according to Live Nation officials. The give away was “the largest number of free tickets distributed in the United States... Read more
Panel to Discuss Personalized Music and Video Experience Digital Hollywood Spring 2007 LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Next week at Digital Hollywood Spring, Stephen Murray, co-founder, president of entertainment and chief creative officer of BurnLounge will present along with Scott Fedewa, executive vice president and executive producer of LiveNation.com and others as... Read more
Live Nation Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results Posted on : 2007-05-10 | Author : Live Nation News Category : PressRelease LOS ANGELES, May 10 /PRESS RELEASE/ — Live Nation , the world’s largest live music company, announced today financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2007.... Read more