We’re excited to share that Live Nation Entertainment has landed on LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Companies list – a roundup of 50 companies where professionals want to work the most in the United States. Live Nation came in at #27, and we’re proud to be listed among other industry leaders like Google, Salesforce, Netflix, and Amazon.
We’re proud to share that Fast Company has named Live Nation one of its Most Innovative Companies for 2018. Each year, Fast Company recognizes businesses around the globe bringing the most innovative products and services to market in a range of sectors from aerospace, to wellness, and of course live events.
Ticketmaster has announced an extension of its ticketing partnership with the NBA. The division will deliver leaguewide enhanced digital ticketing capabilities that improve the fan experience and create a more personalized in-venue experience.
Each year Fortune releases a list of the most respected companies across 51 industries around the world. The results are in – Live Nation has topped the list as the World's 7th Most Admired Entertainment Company. The recognition showcases the power of live music and our company's strength among industry leaders and our peers.
Billboard Magazine released its annual Power 100 list – a roster of the most influential power players in the music business. Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino has topped the list at number one, showing his strength in leading the company to deliver top tier live entertainment. Take a look at Billboard's interview with Michael here to get his take on running the business.
Black Enterprise Magazine (BEM) has named Nadia Rawlinson, Live Nation’s Chief Human Resources Officer, among its 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, deeming her among “most transformative business leaders on the planet.” Black Enterprise’s assessment includes a global evaluation of over 1,400 companies – all listed on the S&P 500 or as a top 250 leading privately held company.
Each year, the Country Music Association recognizes a music industry veteran who’s shown leadership in touring and contributed significantly to the live music business. This year, CMA is recognizing our very own, Brian O’Connell (President – Live Nation Nashville) with the esteemed honor. Brian has been the key player behind the biggest tours in the business for major acts including Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw – and now Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. On top of that, he’s created over a half a dozen country festivals.
This month Ticketmaster released 'Action' on the Google Assistant platform in the US. This integration opens up even more opportunities for fans to discover events and purchase tickets. By using Ticketmaster on Google Assistant, fans can voice search for events using event dates, location, genres or specific artists. This new functionality will bring the Ticketmaster buying experience to a whole new platform on mobile devices and will expand to other devices powered by Google Assistant in the coming months. Get the inside scoop on the technology below:
C3 Presents kicked off the first weekend of Austin City Limits on Friday. From an all-star lineup including Jay Z, the xx, Ryan Adams and Solange, good eats, craft cocktails and an art market, it's safe to say the weekend was a success. Take a look below for a complete photo guide on the festival kickoff.