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Intermezzo: Arcade Fire @ MSG Webcast

Arcade Fire’s upcoming tour in support of The Suburbs rolls into Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 5th. Yesterday, the band announced that the MSG show will be webcast live via YouTube. ...

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Leftovers: Anatomy of a Concert Ticket

Live Nation held a meeting for the company’s investors at Irving Plaza in which the company tried to allay shareholder’s concerns about the sad state of the live music biz these days. One of the ...

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Considering The Ticketfly Alternative

Earlier this year, Merriweather Post Pavilion became the first major venue in the country to shift from using Live Nation/Ticketmaster for ticketing since the companies merged. As you might remember from April’s Phish onsales, MPP ...

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Wednesday Intermezzo: The $400 Ticket

Remember when Ticketmaster and Live Nation promised that a merger of the two companies would lead to lower ticket prices? We’re only one quarter into LN/TM’s reign of terror & already the company’s CEO, Michael ...

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Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger Approved

The Justice Department has approved the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger after a year-long investigation. While we’d usually greet such a seemingly anti-competitive decision with anger and animosity, the Justice Department has thrown in a few conditions ...

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Regulators Mount Up; Ticketmaster / Live Nation Merger Hitting Major Snags

Following the bold footsteps of UK regulators who earlier this month issued a preliminary challenge to the Ticketmaster-Live Nation proposed merger, US anti-trust regulators are following suit, not going as far as to rule out ...

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Briefly: Need A Miracle? A Possible Alternative to Both Ticketmaster and Live Nation

A press release issued today by Show Clix, a ticketing company based out of Pittsburgh, stated that they will be establishing what they call a ‘Fair Ticketing Fund’ which is a: Multi-million dollar [fund] to help ...

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Leftovers: All Good Lineup Announcement

The initial lineup for the 13th Annual All Good Music Festival was released yesterday and moe., Bob Weir and RatDog and Relentless7 lead the charge on July 9-12 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. All ...

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Ticketmaster & Live Nation Confirm Merger

In a story that will affect music-loving consumers for many years to come, ticketing giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster have confirmed their intention to merge. Both companies have come under scrutiny lately for their mishandling ...

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Tickets: Be Careful What You Wish For

Those of you longing for the days when Ticketmaster sold tickets for Live Nation events just might get your wish. The Wall Street Journal just reported that Ticketmaster and Live Nation are close to a ...

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Intermezzo: Live Nation Taps Blockbuster

The war between industry giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster continues to heat up with the news that ticketing newcomer Live Nation has struck a deal with Blockbuster to sell tickets at roughly 500 Blockbuster locations. ...

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Leftovers: Lollapalooza Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

If you were like me, one of the first thoughts you had during President-elect Barack Obama’s speech to the masses at Chicago’s Grant Park on Tuesday night was how cool it was that he was ...

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Monday’s Hors d’Oeuvres: R.I.P. Levi Stubbs

We’re sad to report that Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops passed away on Friday at the age of 72. Stubbs’ raw edgy vocals brought a sense of urgency to songs such as Reach Out ...

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Leftovers: Live Nation Wins The Battle

In a battle of two corporate behemoths, Live Nation continues to face off with Ticketmaster for the extremely lucrative live entertainment ticketing business. Live Nation scored a major victory in the latest round by making ...

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Leftovers: Is Chris Martin A Thief?

We’ve got our first “You Be The Judge” situation of 2008. Andrew Hoepfner of little-known indie band Creaky Boards accuses Coldplay’s Chris Martin of stealing the melody of Viva La Vida in a viral video ...

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