YouTube opens venue at Hollywood Park

YouTube has announced its first naming rights deal and confirmed the opening of the YouTube Theater.

Live Nation has already booked more concerts for next year than it did in all of 2019

Although 2021’s live music prospects hang in the balance Live Nation are confident that 2022 will be an explosive year.

Live Nation tackles concert sustainability with Green Nation Touring Program

Greener gigs – Live Nation Entertainment has launched a Green Nation Touring Program to lead artists towards low-carbon environmentally friendly concerts.

Live Nation Sells 170,000 Tickets for 2021 UK Summer Festivals Within Three Days

The roadmap out of lockdown has got the live industry and revellers very excited, recent ticket purchases prove that music fans are extremely hopeful and eager.

Live Nation announce cuts to artist fees as gigs return; artists called them out and now they’re backtracking

Live Nation felt the anger of artists earlier this month after announcing they’d cut their fees whilst expecting them to perform as usual. It’s going to be a difficult transition as we return to some…

Apple acquires virtual reality startup NextVR

Apple have bought live sport, music and entertainment VR events host NextVR. It is unknown how much this cost Apple, but reports estimate around $100 million. NextVR work with companies such as Live Nation and…

Is Saudi Arabia looking to buy Warner Music Group?

Interesting reports have been circulating about one of the world’s biggest labels but are these simply rumours? Last week The Hollywood Reporter published an article suggesting that Saudi Arabia had made an offer on Warner…

Live Nation and Ticketmaster face a lawsuit for ‘monopoly’ over the live events industry

Ticketmaster are once again in bad press and with Live Nation in tow they’re looking at a class-action lawsuit. Citing the fact that Ticketmaster’s market share exceeds “70% of primary ticketing services for major concert…

Ticketmaster listens to disgruntled fans, allows refunds on postponed shows

Ticketmaster have reversed on their policy regarding COVID cancellations after meeting the ire of hundreds-of-thousands of customers. The live events industry has been hit hard by the current situation, with all concerts, shows, and performances…