Archive for October, 2011

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Oct
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Ticket Masters – Part 6: The Begin of a New Era – the Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

“Ticket Masters. The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped” by Dean Budnick and Josh Baron is one the first books that highlight the emergence of the modern concert industry by telling the story of the rise of its main players: Ticketmaster and Live Nation. It gives a deep insight into the processes within the network of concert promoters, ticketing firms and artist agencies and how this network has evolved over the decades.

In the last part of the summary of Budnick’s and Baron’s book the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation as well as the emergence of 360 deals are highlighted.

Continue reading ‘Ticket Masters – Part 6: The Begin of a New Era – the Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger’

06
Oct
11

Call for Papers: Young Scholars’ Workshop 2012

Once again the Young Scholars’ Workshop, as part of the third Vienna Music Business Research Days, invites young researchers’ to submit paper abstracts of all disciplines exploring questions that help understand economic and managerial problems as well as processes of the music business sector and in the field of music management.

Submissions are strongly encouraged from students at all levels of the MA & PhD.

Abstracts (of about 1,000 characters) are due by December 31, 2011 and full papers (15-30 pages) are due by May 2, 2012.  A maximum of 12 papers will be selected for presentation to guarantee a workshop atmosphere at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna on June 29, 2012. The sessions will combine paper presentations and discussions including interactive elements. The information on the acceptance of the paper proposal will be sent latest until January 31, 2012.

Please email your submission to viennamusicresearch@ijk.hmtm-hannover.de

Dowload here the full text of the young scholars’ workshop call for papers.

06
Oct
11

Ticket Masters – Part 5: SFX Entertainment and the Revolution in the Concert Promotion Business

“Ticket Masters. The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped” by Dean Budnick and Josh Baron is one the first books that highlight the emergence of the modern concert industry by telling the story of the rise of its main players: Ticketmaster and Live Nation. It gives a deep insight into the processes within the network of concert promoters, ticketing firms and artist agencies and how this network has evolved over the decades.

Until the mid-1990s the US concert promotion business was dominated by local venues and promoters. This changed dramatically when SFX Entertainment appeared on the scene. In part 5 the rise of SFX Entertainment to the main power of concert promotion and its transformation into Live Nation is summarized.

Continue reading ‘Ticket Masters – Part 5: SFX Entertainment and the Revolution in the Concert Promotion Business’




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