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Michael Rapino

Live Nation Acquires Electronic Music Promoter

In interviews, Mr. Richards and Michael Rapino, the president of Live Nation, both said it would expand into new markets, although they indicated that nothing was imminent; Hard’s major festival, Hard Summer, will be held in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 and 4, with Skrillex, Chromeo...

Live Nation's 'Epic' 2013 Earnings Broken Down

Backed by “a record year for revenue, AOI, and free cash flow,” Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino sounded confident on yesterday’s investors call: “Our results demonstrate the effectiveness of our business model, establishing Live Nation as what we believe to be the number one player in ...

Live Nation Confirms Nathan Hubbard Is Out at Ticketmaster in SEC Filing

Smith and Ticketmaster International President Mark Yovich will jointly report to Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino. Smith’s responsibilities will expand to encompass much of what had been under Hubbard’s purview, including global contact centers, ticketing product groups...

Irving Azoff's Live Nation Exit Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

" Live Nation's chief executive, Michael Rapino, and his team will remain with the company. Azoff has publicly praised his partnership with Rapino, but some predict the company will struggle without a veteran "closer" to sign major tours in a heated competition with its top rival...

HBO's Eric Kessler, Live Nation's Michael Rapino Join Dive Into Media

Kessler can explain why HBO says it has no interest in doing that — for now — even as it experiments with digital distribution outside the U.S. Michael Rapino is the CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s most powerful events and ticketing company. Live Nation does more than $5 ...

Scooter Braun and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Talk Music Industry Disruption at Google Event

In attendance were Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and none other than Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s talent manager and the man credited with discovering America’s favorite heartthrob. (Sadly, there appeared to be zero Beliebers in the audience, as no piercing screams rang out during the ...

Live Nation’s ticket sales raking in concert cash

CEO Michael Rapino told analysts Monday that better data collection has helped the company target its consumer marketing. The firm has a database of 250 million fan preferences. The company, which bills itself as one of the biggest e-commerce firms in the US, now sells 14 percent of its ...

Kid Rock Takes 'Pay Cut' With $20 Tickets on Summer Tour

"[Live Nation CEO] Michael Rapino said, ‘you're one of the only artists I have conversations with, none of the managers or booking agencies want me to talk to their artists. '" There will still be a $5 service fee on tickets purchased at ticketmaster.com. "I'm not happy about that...

Bon Jovi dominates Pollstar's concert tour list

"That's a huge change," said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive of Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter. "In the past you'd always get the question, 'Who's going to replace the Eagles? ' But that's not statistically true any more. " Just last year, Pollstar's ...

Concert giant Live Nation buys Los Angeles-based Hard Events

When Live Nation purchased Cream in May, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino also brought into its ranks Cream Holdings' founder, James Barton, and named him the president of Live Nation Electronic Music. Barton said that after he took the job, Hard Events became the focus of conversations ...

Live Nation Narrows Loss on Higher Revenue

In an interview, Michael Rapino, Live Nation’s president and chief executive, said that the larger concert industry was poised to rebound in 2012, and that the losses in 2010 were “a blip in the long-term trajectory of the industry.” He pointed to “smarter” pricing efforts and the growth ...

Concert promoters expect good things in 2012

Michael Rapino, president and chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest concert promoter, said business is up so far this year 14% to 15%, in terms of ticket sales and the number of shows the company is promoting. "At this point we're optimistic about 2012," he ...

Live Nation’s Loss Declined as Revenue Rose in 2013

In a conference call with investors on Monday, Michael Rapino, chief executive of Live Nation, which is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., also pointed to digital sponsorship as an area ripe for growth. Last year, 14 percent of Live Nation’s tickets were sold on mobile devices, twice the ...

Irving Azoff exits Live Nation, will retain artist clients

" "I look forward to continuing to work with Irving on his artists' tours for years to come," said Michael Rapino, the president/CEO of Live Nation Entertainment. In an SEC filing last week, Live Nation revealed that it had extended Rapino's contract through 2017 with an annual ...

Kaskade tour is a groundbreaker for electronic dance music

"From my angle looking down, this is absolutely a legitimate business," said Michael Rapino, the chief executive of Live Nation, to a panel at EDMBiz, a conference at the Cosmopolitan preceding Electric Daisy that focused on the dance music economy. "The space in general is moving into ...

EDMbiz Secures Additional Powerhouse Speakers Including Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalo...

Among the new delegates are Michael Rapino (CEO of Live Nation), Perry Farrell (founder of Lollapalooza, frontman for Jane's Addiction, and DJ/Producer), Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness from Above & Beyond, Richie Hawtin, Junkie XL, Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Music) Glenn Mendlinger ...

Live Nation Entertainment Acquires Leading Australian Promoter Michael Coppel Presents

"We have worked with Michael Coppel on a number of tours over the years and are now extremely pleased to be welcoming such a well respected and successful promoter into our international network," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "Australia is ...

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV) news: Live Nation Entertainment's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Result...

It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment. Good afternoon and welcome to our fourth quarter and full year conference call. We had a record year in 2013 and are well positioned for continued growth in ...

Live Nation Entertainment Names Greg Maffei Chairman Of The Board LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /P

"Greg brings years of experience and business acumen that will continue to be a valuable asset as our team executes on the three-year plan, driving profitability and shareholder value," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "Michael and his ...

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, F...

Get the newsletter » Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Presents at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Feb-27-2013 01:55 PM Michael Rapino - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee Benjamin Swinburne - Morgan Stanley, Research ...

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