Category Archives: Ticketing

LN/Ticketmaster Unveils “Full Disclosure” Pricing, Offers Ozzfest Parking Refund

Posted by on August 23, 2010

With Live/NationTicketmaster CEO Irving Azoff joining Twitter, layers of PR have been peeled away and it’s almost like talking to the man himself. So when he breathlessly unveiled “New TM full disclosure” on Saturday, it was reason to be excited. So what does that mean? It means they’re trying, but still have a ways to go. […]

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Been To A Concert Lately? Neither Has Anyone Else

Posted by on August 6, 2010

We already knew the concert business was suffering a pretty big decline, so Live Nation Entertainment’s second quarter results are no surprise. The company lost $34.6 million this quarter, due to the concert slowdown and the merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster earlier this year. You actually didn’t have to look at the second quarter […]

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So That Ticket’s Going to Cost Me How Much?

Posted by on May 14, 2010

The L.A. Times posted an article online this past week discussing the highlights from Live Nation Entertainment’s first post-earnings-call press conference since its merger with TicketMaster. While the call conference revealed a 3% concert decrease in concert attendance in the first quarter and lower revenues from TicketsNow, Chief Executive Michael Rapino also seemed to let […]

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Coming Soon To A Wal-Mart Near You: Concert Tickets

Posted by on February 12, 2010

Wal-Mart might have done its part to kill music by not stocking anything with a parental advisory sticker on it and continually limiting space for CDs (which every big box retailer is doing these days, admittedly), but they’re making amends for it by partnering with Live Nation (and presumably Ticketmaster after the merger is complete) […]

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More On Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger’s Pro-Competition, Pro-Consumer Conditions

Posted by on January 25, 2010

The conditions imposed by the Justice Department for the proposed merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster have been announced, and they include some very good prospects for creating a competitive, consumer-friendly market. According to Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney, Ticketmaster would have to license its ticketing software to competing concert promoter Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. […]

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