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Ticketmaster Explores Replacing Tickets With Facial Recognition

Live Nation, via its ticketing arm Ticketmaster, is flirting with the idea of employing facial recognition technology to speed up admission into concerts, The Verge…
Maggie Serota / May 8, 2018

Canada’s Competition Bureau Sues Ticketmaster, Live Nation Over “Deceptive” Ticketing Fees

Canada's Competition Bureau is taking legal action against Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation for allegedly advertising deceptive ticket prices. The Competition Bureau, a…
Rob Arcand / January 27, 2018

Report: Live Nation Settles Antitrust Lawsuit with Songkick, Buys Several Assets

Concert ticket behemoth Live Nation has acquired a numerous assets and patents from CERG, the technology company formerly known as Songkick. According to a new…
Rob Arcand / January 13, 2018

Hundreds of Las Vegas Shooting Victims File Lawsuits Against Live Nation, MGM Resorts

Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las…
Associated Press / November 21, 2017

Parents of HARD Fest Overdose Victim Sue Live Nation

The parents of a 22-year-old college student are suing Live Nation after their daughter died of an apparent drug overdose at the 2016 HARD Fest…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / August 11, 2017

Live Nation to Offer Ticket Refunds for U.K. Concerts

After a terrorist attack was claimed by ISIS at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England earlier this week, concert promo conglomerate Live Nation is offering refunds to ticketholders…
Rob Arcand / May 25, 2017

Live Nation Made $20 Million On “National Concert Day,” Just Like Every Other Day

Today is apparently something called "National Concert Day." As a promotion for "National Concert Day," the behemoth corporation Live Nation announced that it would be…
Jordan Sargent / May 1, 2017

Podcast Host Taxstone Reportedly Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Deadly Irving Plaza Shooting

The host of the popular hip-hop podcast Tax Season has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the deadly shooting at a T.I. concert at…
Taylor Berman / January 16, 2017

Thanks to Live Nation, You May Soon Be “Attending” “Concerts” in Virtual Reality

Who doesn't love live music? The energy, the crowds, the feel of soft carpet on your toes, cat litter scent wafting up from the basement…
Andy Cush / September 30, 2016

Fans Injured at T.I. Concert Shooting Are Suing Live Nation, Irving Plaza

Two fans who were injured at the New York City T.I. concert where a shooting broke out this year are suing Irving Plaza, the venue, and…
Andy Cush / September 22, 2016

Live Nation Announces Plans to Increase Concert Security in Wake of Paris Tragedy

Update: In an interview with Billboard, Le Bataclan's co-manager not present on the night of the attack says that the venue will not shut down…
James Grebey / November 16, 2015

Stage Collapse That Killed Radiohead Drum Tech Results in 13 Charges of Negligence

Live Nation has been charged with crimes stemming from a 2012 incident in which a stage collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto, killing drum…
Jordan Sargent / June 10, 2013

U2 Ink 12-Year Contract with Live Nation

The times are a-changin': As veteran labels scramble to adapt to the evolving music industry and tap other sources of financial gain to recoup lost…
William Goodman / March 31, 2008