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AEG to manage new London venue

UNITED KINGDOM
December 22, 2020
AEG PRESENTS, the promoting division of venue owner AEG,  is to operate a new 4,400-capacity live music venue at Olympia London, part of a £1.3 billion ($1.7bn) regeneration of the exhibition, events and conference complex,…
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Main News

Live Nation focused on future as revenue collapses

WORLD
December 22, 2020
Despite a dramatic, but expected third quarter (Q3) decline in revenue, Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) CEO Michael Rapino says he expects the company to bounce back strongly next year. He…
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Gold medal Claudio Trotta

ITALY
November 12, 2020
The country’s most prominent independent promoter of international artistes, Claudio Trotta of Barley Arts Promotion, has been presented with the Ambrogino d’Oro medal by the Municipality of Milan, his home…
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New Arrival joins forces with ATC

UNITED STATES
November 8, 2020
Former Paradigm Talent Agency agents Ali Hedrick, Erik Selz, John Bongiorno, Karl Morse and Ethan Berlin, along with former Billions Corporation chief operting officer Matt Yasecko, have launched Arrival Artists….
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Viagogo-StubHub merger blocked in UK

February 4, 2021
UNITED KINGDOM CONSUMER WATCHDOG the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that controversial ticket resale website Viagogo must sell its StubHub business outside North America, concluding a 14-month enquiry….
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Features

Staging a comeback

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus may have brought the live music industry to a virtual standstill and all companies are facing unprecedented challenges over the next few months, but here we focus on the sector’s achievement and vision for the future, post COVID-19. Christopher Barrett reports The demand for more complex, unique and ultimately…
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Japan

March 30, 2020
As with almost every other live music market around the world, the live entertainment sector has been seriously hit by the Corvid-19 epidemic, but promoters and venue operators are philosophical about the situation and deal with it as best they can. Lisa Henderson reports Boasting the world’s third largest economy…
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Festival News

Montreux Jazz Festival comes to people’s homes

SWITZERLAND
March 30, 2020
MONTREUX JAZZ Festival (cap. 20,000) is giving fans the opportunity to stream more than 50 legendary performances from the event’s history in the comfort of their own homes. For the first time, the festival is digitally releasing concerts from its archives, including performances from Quincy Jones, James Brown and Nina…
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Lowlands festival positively electric

NETHERLANDS
March 30, 2020
ORGANISERS OF the 55,000-capacity Lowlands Festival in Lake Veluwe, Biddinghuizen, are about to realise a dream, when works starts in November on what is being hailed as the world’s largest solar carport. The 35-hectare structure will consist of 90,000 solar panels, provide cover for 15,000 cars and generate around 35…
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Production News

Creative fights fires with BMFLs

AUSTRALIA
March 30, 2020
An exceptionally short planning period and get-in time were among the many challenges facing the production team behind Fire Fight Australia, the 75,000-capacity concert for bushfire relief at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, according to Dave Jackson of Creative Productions. He was able to use the same stage roof as Queen and…
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Mavericks spot-on for Thrice

UNITED STATES
March 30, 2020
The moody sound of Thrice required a “complex and evocative” light show according to Lenny Sasso, lighting designer for the California band’s 15th anniversary tour of their Vheissu LP. With venues including Franklin Music Hall (cap. 2,500) in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Bowl (800) in Las Vegas, and The Novo (2,400) in…
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