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Live Nation hails ‘significant pent-up demand’ for concerts
As trials of Covid-safe concerts continue around the world, there is light at the end of this pandemic tunnel for the live music industry. Live Nation was certainly focusing on the positive in its latest financials report,...
May 7, 2021
Live Nation and Veeps are equipping US venues for livestreaming
There’s a consensus that as physical concerts return, we’re going to see livestreaming continue alongside them, in a hybrid model where fans will be able to watch online (often paying for it) if they can’t...
April 14, 2021
Live Nation optimistic about the return of live music
Okay, this may be one of the least surprising headlines you’ll read this week: the world’s biggest live entertainment company is hardly going to be pessimistic about its business coming back to life. But Live...
February 26, 2021
Live Nation makes its livestreaming move with Veeps deal
If you needed a sign that livestreaming is likely to sit side-by-side with physical concerts even once the latter return at scale, how about Live Nation buying a majority stake in a livestreaming startup? That happened yesterday,...
January 20, 2021
Live Nation publishes financials, sees ‘signs of promise’
There are few surprises in the latest quarterly financial results for Live Nation. Revenues were down 95% year-on-year – slashed from $3.77bn in Q3 2019 to just $184m a year later. The live giant reported an operating...
November 6, 2020
Live Nation’s Crew Nation Covid-19 fund has raised $15m
Crew Nation is Live Nation's Covid-19 relief fund for the crew members who work in the live music industry: many of whom are freelancers whose incomes have been shattered by the concerts shutdown. Launched at the end...
August 13, 2020
‘Concerts are worth the wait’ in 2021 promises Live Nation
In the early weeks of the global Covid-19 crisis, some concerts were optimistically postponed until the autumn. Now Live Nation has offered its verdict on when we'll be back gigging properly. "Our expectation is that live...
August 6, 2020
Live Nation to double Black US leadership representation by 2025
The latest music company making promises about how it plans to make its senior management more diverse is Live Nation. "We commit to increasing diversity at every level of our company. This will start at the very top with...
July 15, 2020
MelodyVR and Live Nation set for Brixton Academy livestreams
We reported last week on VR music startup MelodyVR's financial performance in 2019 – £195k of revenues but a net loss of nearly £15m. The company is continuing to explore new partnerships to grow its business, though,...
July 8, 2020
Controversy grows over Live Nation artist terms for 2021
Attempts by Live Nation to change its agreements with artists for concerts and festivals in 2021 have sparked a big row in the US which shows little sign of abating, even as the company began to row back from some of the...
June 25, 2020
Live Nation launches a new series of US drive-in concerts
Drive-in cinemas in the US are having a bit of a moment when it comes to live music, as venues that by definition are well suited for socially-distanced concerts. A Garth Brooks concert on 27 June will be shown at more than...
June 23, 2020