One man is changing the landscape of the music industry, one concert at a time. Michael Rapino is the 42-year old CEO, President and Director of the revolutionary giant Live Nation, which produces, markets, and sells live concerts. The Canadian music mogul graduated from Lakeside University with a degree in business before he jumpstarted his marketing career with Labatt’s Breweries in Canada and then on to Core Audience Entertainment. Immediately prior to his present spotlight-grabbing job, he worked with Clear Channel Music Group as its CEO and President for Global Music.
Live Nation’s website is an all-access gate pass to information on the up and coming concerts, exclusives, merchandise as well as ticket reservations/purchases.
Fortune Magazine’s Devin Leonard discusses the success of Live Nation with Michael Rapino.
Live Nation signed a 10-year, $125 million contract with superstar Madonna. CNBC’s Lee Brodie discusses this deal that changed the music industry.
Live Nation follows through with a $150 million deal for rapper Jay-Z to leave his record label Def Jam in favor of the concert giant.
Media network CNBC does a report on Live Nation’s continued success in the face of the economic slowdown.
CNBC also featured an exclusive interview of Michael Rapino on the November 7, 2008’s airing of “The Call” with Julia Boorstin.
Michael Rapino shares his conservative prediction for 2009, keeping it realistic in terms of forecasts for concert attendance and consumer spending on music.
Businessweek’s profile on Michael Rapino includes his affiliations and other pertinent information.
As Live Nation’s President and CEO, Michael Rapino describes the latest trends in the music industry. He points out that the hardcore music fan is no longer the record buyer, but the devout concertgoer.