Michael Rapino
Coral von Zumwalt
United States Canada
2021

Live Nation Productions

Michael
Rapino

CEO / President

Rapino’s team hustled in 2021 to bring back shows, and fans were eager. Of all the canceled 2020 events, 83% of ticket holders opted for rescheduled concerts over refunds, as did 65% of festival fans. Sales were brisk, enabling Live Nation to rehire 90% of furloughed employees. On the festival side. Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy, Rolling Loud and Austin City Limits festivals all sold out in record time. October saw Live Nation start requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, where permitted by law, at all owned and operated venues and festivals. But this was marred by a crowd crush at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in November that claimed ten lives and led to company shares falling as much as 8% during early trading after the event, which Live Nation was the promoter of.

Career

  • Live Nation Productions
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Labatt Brewing Company

Education

  • Lakehead University (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Live Nation Posts Best-Ever First Quarter in 2022, Thanks to Demand for Tickets

Live Nation Posts Best-Ever First Quarter in 2022, Thanks to Demand for Tickets

Live Nation Entertainment posted the best first quarter in its history this year, according to financial results released Thursday for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.“Momentum has picked up for all of our businesses over the course of the first quarter, and as a result, we delivered financial performance that greatly surpassed our previous expectations, with operating income of $27 million and [adjusted operating income] of $209 million,” CEO Michael Rapino said in a statement accompanying the results. “Artists are...

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