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Promoters in three countries unite to create a regional powerhouse

December 21, 2018
SCANDINAVIA                   Established promoters across Denmark, Norway and Sweden are merging into one umbrella company backed by Belgian investment firm Waterland Private Equity. All Things Live unites…
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Main News

Live Nation in Mainland buyout

January 2, 2019
SWITZERLAND                Live Nation Entertainment has confirmed the acquisition of one of the country’s leading promoters, Mainland Music, by its Live Nation GSA division,…
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Festival company collapse leaves acts owed more than $1.1 million

January 2, 2019
UNITED KINGDOM               Artistes such as London Grammar and Plan B are among artistes owed the most from the collapse of the companies behind…
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Court rejects Viagogo appeal

December 21, 2018
FRANCE                      An attempt by secondary ticketing websites Viagogo and Ticketbis to overturn a law against ticket touting has been rejected….
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Japan outlaws ticket touting

January 2, 2019
JAPAN                 The government has passed legislation which makes almost all ticket touting illegal, following an industry-led campaign against ticket sale for profit….
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Features

Finland

January 2, 2019
With a comparatively robust economy and passionate music fans, Finland’s enterprising live music industry is enjoying record numbers of events and ticket sales, despite its northerly location and small population. Christopher Barrett reports Bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia, Finland is one of Europe’s most northern countries and, with only 5.5…
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Tickets to the future

January 2, 2019
Along with music streaming, ticketing is at the head of the digital revolution and having to respond to consumer needs at the same pace as advances in mobile technology, both in the sales process and delivery of tickets to event-goers. It’s a rollercoaster ride for the key players, as Tom…
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Festival News

New rock festival for Malaga

January 2, 2019
SPAIN      A new rock and metal festival Malaga will see stages split between the backdrop of the Costa del Sol and a historic castle. Rock the Coast takes place between 14 and 15 June, at the site of the Mare Nostrum, with one stage onside the Sohail Castle. The…
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Epicenter set to break new ground

January 2, 2019
UNITED STATES                Anew three-day festival in North Carolina is being launched by producer Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP). Epicenter Festival will be held at the newly-created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina between 10 and 12 May. Festival producer Danny Wimmer says,…
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Production News

Brooks enters virgin territory

January 2, 2019
WORLD      Lighting for country singer Garth Brooks, at Notre Dame Stadium (cap. 80,800) in Indiana, required a design that would look good on television, says lighting designer Bob Peterson. He needed 100 fixtures for the CBS Television coverage in addition to the 300 deployed by the production, which…
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Shania in motion with MagicPanel

January 2, 2019
WORLD      Constant motion and changing looks were the brief for creative director and lighting designer Rob Sinclair for Shania Twain’s Shania Now tour. He based the show on five automated LED video cubes which each served as a platform for dancers and band members. “With the band, the…
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