Songkick ticketing company plan to stop services after this month

Ticketing Company Songkick have revealed plans to shut down in November following an ongoing lawsuit with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick was a ticketing platform that gave artists the ability to sell their concert tickets…

Live Nation are offering hundreds of concert tickets for just $20

Live Nation, one of the biggest live music ticketing sites in the world, have a special offer rolling until May 9th where you can purchase tickets from hundreds of shows for just $20. $20 for…

Live Nation shuts down advertising unit after financial losses

Live Nation have recently announced the closing of its advertising unit after reporting trouble generating revenue. This has caused 12 people to lose their jobs on the spot. This project was called ‘Vice Media Shutter…

Live Nation just bought the majority stake in Isle of Wight Festival

Massive live entertainment company Live Nation have just bought a majority stake in the iconic Isle of Wight Festival. Live Nation will work with Isle of Wight festival’s leaders John Giddings and Solo Music Agency…

Songkick say that Ticketmaster stole trade secrets using old password

The battle between Songkick and Ticketmaster continues as Songkick claim Live Nation’s ticketing company used an old password to steal information. Ticketmaster have been facing legal challenges from smaller ticketing companies for years now, and…

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek named the most powerful person in the music business beating out major label CEOs

Spotify’s top man Daniel Ek has been named as the most powerful person in the music industry by Billboard, taking the place of Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge. Music magazine Billboard have updated their Power…

Live Nation choose Amazon as Cloud provider for their ticketing and festival businesses

Live Nation are responsible for more than 26,000 live events and 80 festivals and they’ve just chosen Amazon Web Services as their Cloud Infrastructure Provider. The “world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company” Live Nation…

Hedge Funds Start Dropping Live Nation Stock

Live Nation seems to be tanking at the moment. First it was announced that CEO Michael Rapino dumped about 40 percent of his own shares and now hedge funds are doing the same. “As Live…

Live Nation is Slowly Getting Closer to Profitability – Still Lots of Work To Do

Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) seems to be getting very close to profitability. Live Nation spun out of Clear Channel in 2005, but has been struggling to get its finances in order since then. These numbers are…

Live Nation And Walmart Sign Ticketing Deal

Live Nation are getting a big hold on offline ticket sales by striking a deal that allows them to sell tickets for their events in WalMart stores all over the USA. The programme will open…