Michael Rapino

Powered by Festivals’ Return, Live Nation Posts Strong Third-Quarter Earnings

After a grueling 18 months of pandemic, Live Nation Entertainment posted a strong third quarter of 2021, with the return of festival concerts helping to drive “all our…

Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears’ Longtime Manager, Launches New Company Under Live Nation Umbrella (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran music manager Larry Rudolph has launched a new company, 724 Management, which will extend his affiliation with Live Nation. The 724 roster includes Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, Jessie…

13 Essential Music Industry Podcasts, From ‘Song Exploder’ to ‘Mogul’

With so many podcasts in the audiosphere and only so many hours in the day, it can be a challenge just testing the waters, let alone finding one…

Live Nation to Acquire 51% of Ocesa, Mexico’s Largest Concert Promoter, for $444 Million

Live Nation has resumed its acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Ocesa Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico, for an aggregate…

CBS Renews ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ for Season 3

CBS announced that “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” has been renewed for a third season that will premiere in February 2022. “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” Season 3 will once…

‘Global Citizen Live’ Solidifies L.A. Lineup With Stevie Wonder, H.E.R., Demi Lovato, Adam Lambert Set for the Greek

Lineups for the Los Angeles and London components of the “Global Citizen Live” broadcast have been revealed, with the L.A. show set for the Greek Theatre on Sept.…

Live Nation to require vaccines for concertgoers ‘everywhere possible’

Concert promoter and venue operator Live Nation plans to require COVID-19 vaccines for its patrons “everywhere possible” beginning Oct. 4, the company said.

‘Global Citizen Live’ Lineups Unveiled for Central Park, Paris, Lagos: Where to See Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat

Global Citizen has unveiled lineups for three of the international settings for its 24-hour “Global Citizen Live” broadcast for Sept. 25. Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez and Lizzo are…

Live Nation Posts Strong Quarter as Concert Business Cautiously Moves Ahead

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live-entertainment company, posted strong second-quarter earnings as the concert business cautiously moves ahead amid deep concerns over the spread of the Covid-19…

Drake and Live Nation to Open History, a New Concert Venue in Toronto

Drake and Live Nation Canada will open History, a new live-entertainment venue in the superstar rapper’s hometown of Toronto, later this year, the company announced Tuesday (June 8).…

Sun Valley Guest List Includes Mark Zuckerberg, David Zaslav, Jeff Bezos, Diane Sawyer (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresh off of upending the media landscape with their deal to combine WarnerMedia and Discovery, Discovery chief David Zaslav and AT&T head John Stankey will touch down in…

Lollapalooza Gets the Go-Ahead for Four-Day Festival This Summer (EXCLUSIVE)

As the U.S. moves closer to reopening seemingly every day, it looks like a big step forward will come in mid-summer, when the Lollapalooza Festival will return to…