CEO, Live Nation Entertainment

If you went to a show last year, there’s a very good chance you ended up paying Michael Rapino. His conglomerate includes both Ticketmaster, the world’s biggest ticketing company, and Live Nation, the biggest concert and event promoter. All in, it’s a $5 billion company. His newest focus: Overhauling the company’s digital presence, and giving concertgoers and ticket buyers a reason to visit him more than a couple times a year. Prior to the entertainment business, Rapino made his money in beer, as a marketer at Canada’s Labatt Breweries.

Posts With Michael Rapino


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.

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.

Meet the Man Who Wants to Blow Up the TV Business: Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen Comes to Dive Into Media

A rare appearance from a maverick billionaire with big plans.
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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.

Web Video Is Easy! Just Ask CollegeHumor’s Ricky Van Veen and Vice Media’s Shane Smith at Dive Into Media 2013.

Every old media company is trying to figure out how to port their stuff to the Internet. These two guys are headed in the other direction.
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