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Rapino tips pay scales

UNITED STATES
June 1, 2018
Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino was the third highest paid CEO in the United States in 2017 with $70.6 million in earnings, according to the Equilar 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings that are conducted…
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Main News

SMG awarded Greek Theatre contract

UNITED STATES
May 25, 2018
The 5,800-capacity Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will now be operated by SMG after the venue’s owner, the Los Angeles City Council, unanimously approved a five-year management agreement for concerts and other…
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Viagogo continues to flout advertising law

UNITED KINGDOM
May 30, 2018
RESALE SITE Viagogo has been referred to National Trading Standards (NTS) by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after failing to meet a deadline to improve the transparency of its ticket…
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Doctor eyes expansion following CTS deal

SPAIN
May 23, 2018
The founder of promoter Doctor Music, Neo Sala, says the company is open to further “alliances”, after German pan-Europe ticketing and concert giant CTS Eventim acquired a 63.5 per cent…
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Clumpas takes top role

NEW ZEALAND
May 15, 2018
Above: Rhythm & Vines Festival Stuart Clumpas has been appointed chairman of Live Nation New Zealand (LNNZ), in a move that coincides with the company taking a controlling stake in the…
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Features

Switzerland

May 22, 2018
A thriving market due to a healthy economy and generally wealthy population, the country has a disproportionally large festival sector compared with other markets and some believe it’s at risk of becoming a victim of its own success, with fears that the live music scene may be at saturation point….
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Million-ticket phenomenon

April 29, 2018
It didn’t take long for Ed Sheeran to win a substantial fanbase in Australia and New Zealand, but while playing his first headline tour there, a run of six theatre shows in 2012, he surely could not have imagined returning to sell more than one million tickets for just 18…
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Festival News

The secret’s out

ICELAND
May 21, 2018
Held during Northern hemisphere’s summer solstice the 18,000-capacity Secret Solstice promises festival-goers 96 hours of daylight. Now in its fifth year, having begun life as an event for 3,000 people, the festival based in the Laugardalur area of capital Reykjavik has grown rapidly. “We sold-out for the first time in…
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Riding the waves

NETHERLANDS
May 22, 2018
More than 150 performances will take place across 15 stages during Rotterdam’s North Sea Jazz (cap. 20,000) festival. Lauded by organisers Live Nation-owned Mojo Concerts as the world’s largest indoor music festival, the event at Rotterdam Ahoy (15,000) has been running since 1976. “Since our move to Rotterdam in 2006,…
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Production News

Solid gold look for Foos

WORLD
May 21, 2018
Lighting designer Dan Hadley has based the visuals for the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold tour on the square and diagonal artwork of the band’s latest LP of the same name. He says he needed a luminaire capable of emphasising the distinctive angles on stage and chose a Philips VL6000…
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Audience lit up by Bonobo

WORLD
May 20, 2018
Working with a live band, DJ Bonobo wanted to light up his own audience to create an atmosphere with a sense of story, according to lighting designer Bryce Cherpelis. Using just a projection video as a backdrop, Cherpelis chose lights by French manufacturer Chauvet to highlight the crowd with spot…
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