Besides being one of the most influential recording artists of the past two decades, Madonna has also become a powerful force in the ticket industry. Since her debut in the early 1980s, the Queen of Pop has come to generate record-breaking sales around the world, making her a favorite on both the primary and secondary markets. Her most recent Sticky & Sweet Tour ended late in 2008 after nearly 60 concerts with a combined audience of 2.35 million people and total gross of more than $280 million. Her 2006 Confessions Tour was also a record-breaker at the time, grossing $193.7 million. Because of her continued popularity and audience draw, Madonna’s concerts often feature prominently in TicketNews’s weekly Top Events Rankings.

With a new Warner Bros. album, “Hard Candy,” due April 28, Madonna has scheduled a few club dates to promote the album as she has done for previous album releases, singing to backing tracks. However, according to her tour promoter Live Nation, there are no tour plans at this... Read more
By Al Branch Jr. Based on historical data from her last few albums and tours, Live Nation believes it will generate gross revenues well in excess of $1 billion over the 10-year life of its new, ground-breaking music deal with superstar Madonna, the company announced in a conference call... Read more
Live Nation has scheduled a conference call for today, Oct. 16, at 4pm EST to discuss its new, $120 million deal with Madonna. The singer is the first to sign with the company’s new Artist Nation division. Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino, Artist Nation Chairman and CEO... Read more
Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirmed today (Oct. 16) that Madonna has entered into an unprecedented global partnership with the company and will become the founding artist in Live Nation’s new Artist Nation division, according to Billboard. Rapino, Artist Nation Chairman and CEO Michael Cohl and Live Nation Chairman... Read more
By Stacey Willets Ever since word broke that Live Nation would be parting ways with Ticketmaster and will soon get into their own primary and secondary ticketing operations, the industry has waited to see who the promoter would partner with. A few weeks ago it was reported that the... Read more
Madonna’s deal to abandon Warner Music for concert promoter Live Nation signals more than just a tectonic shift in the music distribution business: It shows how far Live Nation is willing to go to break the hammerlock Barry Diller’s Ticketmaster has on online concert and sporting ticket sales, according... Read more
Madonna is close to making A-Rod money. The Material Girl and Live Nation are reportedly close to signing a 10-year, $120 million contract which calls for Madonna to deliver three studio albums and for Live Nation to exclusively promote the singer’s tours, sell merchandise and license her name. Though... Read more
There’s something about the number 50 that does it for Mrs. Guy Ritchie. Her tour last year was 50 dates. As we speak, let it be known that Her Very Own Self is gearing for yet another concert tour. . .The schlep now in the planning stage is to... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Live Nation and superstar Madonna are reportedly negotiating a mega- recording, touring and merchandising deal worth in excess of $100 million, according to the New York Post. News of the potential blockbuster agreement has been filtering out over the past couple of days, but... Read more
Bad girl, singer and actress Lindsay Lohan plans to take time out of her busy acting career to focus on recording and promoting her next album. The star is convinced her last two albums, Speak and A Little More Personal, tanked because she was trying to balance the two... Read more