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2009-06-24 09:19:00

LONDON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with South Africa's leading live entertainment company, BIG Concerts. BIG Concerts will serve as Live Nation's exclusive promotion partner for all tours in South Africa, where BIG Concerts currently sells more than 400,000 tickets annually. BIG Concerts, established in 1989 by Attie van Wyk, has been a pioneer of live concert promotion in South Africa, having sold more...

2009-06-09 02:00:00

Songkick.com facilitates the social documentation of concert history online, starting with one million concerts and complete tour histories of thousands of artists LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Songkick, a company dedicated to providing fans with a comprehensive live music resource online, today unveiled the first ever social concert database. The new site encourages the documentation of live music events by empowering users to create their own personal "gigographies" by flagging concerts...

2009-06-08 07:15:00

From performances by your favorite chart-topping artists to free local concerts, Livekick helps you never miss a live concert again NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Livekick, the live concerts recommendation and tickets search engine, announced today the official launch of its platform at http://livekick.com. The site, which is free to use, helps music fans easily discover local live concerts based on artists they like and find the best and cheapest available tickets online. The Livekick...

2009-05-19 04:00:00

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation and Red Bull UK today announced a three-year strategic marketing alliance leveraging a key component of Live Nation's fully-integrated live music platform: its annual "must-see" UK music festivals. This marketing partnership and pouring agreement entitles Red Bull to official energy drink rights at six of the annual music festivals Live Nation produces in the UK: Download, T in the Park, Wireless, Hard Rock Calling, Global...

2009-05-02 13:42:35

A music industry official says free goods are being offered with the purchases of U.S. concert tickets to help boost overall ticket sales. Jason Garner, Live Nation's chief executive officer of global music, said with the nation's economy in a recession, music industry officials are turning to promotional campaigns focused on free items and ticket discounts, The Washington Post reported online Saturday. Every one of us gets up in the morning seeing the same reports on CNBC about how crappy...

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2008-12-22 10:01:51

U.S. pop star Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour has become the largest grossing tour of a solo artist in history, producers at Live Nation said Monday. The announcement was made following Madonna's final performance of the tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday night. Her 58 shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America played for 2,350,282 fans and sold more than $280 million in tickets. Madonna has yet again demonstrated her true global appeal as a live performer whether...

2008-12-22 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the completion of Madonna's final show in Sao Paulo, Brazil last evening -- one of eleven record-breaking performances in South America -- the 'Material Girl's' 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour reigns supreme by becoming the Number One Largest Grossing Tour in history by a solo artist, it was confirmed today by Live Nation, the tour's international producer. Her 58 shows in Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico and South America played for a...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer Classical music, bluegrass and roots music are the triple offerings of the fourth annual Shortgrass Music Festival in Cimarron this week. Pianist Lise de la Salle opens the festival with a concert Thursday at the United Methodist Church. De la Salle will perform music of W.A. Mozart, Franz Liszt and Sergei Prokofiev. A native of Cherbourg, France, she recently made her Hollywood Bowl debut. On Friday, the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band will perform...

2008-06-13 18:00:21

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jun. 13--MT. VERNON -- The King City has been slated to host four events in the Southern Illinois Music Festival, which is sponsored by Southern Illinois University. "This is the fourth year for the festival itself, and in the past we have had some concerts," said retired music teacher Brett Gibbs, who works with the festival to bring concerts to Mt. Vernon. "Last summer we had a chamber concert at the Schweinfurth house and this year we have...

2006-07-22 18:12:29

By Antony Bruno and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's 9 p.m. at The Gig in Hollywood and a crowd of L.A. hipsters is trickling in to catch the evening's act. The bar itself is just one of several live music venues scattered throughout the city that caters to emerging artists hungry for a stage -- however small -- to hone their skills and attract a following. Attendance tonight is sparse, maybe 30 patrons hang on the bar or linger on the beer-stained dancefloor....


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