Bob Lefsetz

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Jake Bugg Proves Albums Are Far From Dead

    "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    All Shook Up

    The Alabama Shakes ride their momentum right into Houston.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Report: Justice Dept. Approves Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger (UPDATED)

    [UPDATED to include AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiwecke's statement about the merger.] ‚Äč Via CNBC, reported Monday morning that the U.S. Justice Department has approved the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster into a multi-platform entertainment corporation that can do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Before We Go: News on Girl In a Coma, Willie D, Live Nation, Nameless Sound, Golden Cities and More

    Before heading to Fitzgerald's tonight, Girl In a Coma had to make a little pit stop: a courtroom in downtown Houston, where the band's Jenn Alva and Nina Diaz had a preliminary hearing for the felony assault on a peace officer charges stemming from the late-night brawl at Chances back in March. How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    It's Official: Live Nation and Ticketmaster Merge

    The boards of directors of concert-industry giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster have approved a merger agreement, reported today, a deal expected to take effect later this year. The deal is a stock swap that awards Ticketmaster shareholders 1,374 shares in Live Nation per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Live Nation and Ticketmaster Near Merger

    The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that entertainment megacorp Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing agency and an important player in artist management, are in talks to merge the two companies. "The resulting firm" - called, appropriately, Live Nation Tick ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008