Live Nation Pushes Out President at Ticketmaster

The company is seeking a “tech guru,” according to one person familiar with its plans, hoping to expand the ticketing platform into a major e-commerce site.

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GRP Partners Adds HauteLook’s Greg Bettinelli

Greg Bettinelli, the chief marketing officer at flash-sale site HauteLook, is joining GRP Partners as a venture partner. It’s the first time the Los Angeles-based firm has expanded its ranks in six years. Prior to HauteLook, Bettinelli had worked at Live Nation and eBay.

Day Two at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

Storified: The best tweets and pictures from the second day of D: Dive Into Media.

Live Nation Aims to Unify Ticketmaster, Ticket Resale Businesses

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino says the company can’t afford to sit on the sidelines any longer.
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Game On! Xbox Bosses Mehdi, Tellem Come to Dive Into Media.

The Xbox is a Web TV player that also happens to work for games. Meet the people in charge of making it an even bigger deal in the media world.


Live Nation Chairman Azoff Resigns

Irving Azoff, the executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., has left the concert promotion giant’s board and resigned as an executive, the company said Monday.

Old Media, New Tricks: The New Republic’s Chris Hughes and USA Today’s Larry Kramer Join Dive Into Media

Two very smart guys with very different backgrounds and a similar problem: How do you transform iconic print publications for the digital era?
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Netflix Content Boss Ted Sarandos Comes to D: Dive Into Media, With a Mystery Guest in Tow

The streaming service’s man in Hollywood joins us onstage, alongside a key member of the Arrested Development crew.
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The Hardware Guys Meet the Content Guys: Intel’s Huggers, Samsung’s Eun Coming to D: Dive Into Media

Two more heavy hitters with lots of news to talk about join our cast: The man heading up Intel’s new pay-TV push, and Samsung’s content + Silicon Valley chief.
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Live Nation’s New Site Wants You to Go to the Show, Then Come Back Again

Live Nation is a concert promoter that wants to be a brand and maybe even a social site. Tough task, but here’s a first step.

Stunning News: Music Industry Acts Rationally