Live Nation (LYV) CEO Michael Rapino Liquidating His Company Stock
According to paperwork filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) CEO Michael Rapino is liquidating large amounts of his stock in the entertainment giant. Beginning on November 15, the executive sold 70,000 shares of his common stock holdings on each of the following three days... Read more
Live Nation’s Rapino Admits Ticket Fees “Not Defendable”
In news that will come as little shock to fans who have ever bought an event ticket in the Live Nation/Ticketmaster-dominated United States market, much of their fees are not defendable. What is surprising is that Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino admitted that fact in emails that have come... Read more
Motley Fool Rates Ticketmaster as “Ripe For Disruption” by Amazon
The back-and-forth on the potential that e-commerce giant Amazon will make a move into the event ticketing space continues to draw headlines. Investment publication Motley Fool published a report today very bullish on the potential for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to make a successful run at Ticketmaster, which is owned... Read more
Ticketmaster “Verified” Tickets Anything But; Better Know a Board Member
It turns out, one CAN get Ticketmaster to crack open its wallet and issue a refund after a bad customer service experience. You just have to know a few board members personally is all. Paula Liang works in the world of charitable giving in Florida, and as part of... Read more
Live Nation CEO to Amazon: “Challenge Ticketmaster? Good Luck.”
Live Nation (NASDAQ – LYV) CEO Michael Rapino doesn’t seem troubled by news that e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ – AMZN) is making inroads to the U.S. ticketing market. Rapino, whose company owns near-monopoly status on ticketing through subsidiary Ticketmaster, made it clear with remarks at a Goldman Sachs conference... Read more