Art & Entertainment Law Section

Live Nation Entertainment: More Live Music Revenues for One or for All?

1.0 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for

Friday, September 18, 2009
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Program: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

MSBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall, #380
Minneapolis, MN


$10   Art & Entertainment Law
             Section members

$15   Non-Art & Entertainment Law
             Section members

$20   Non-MSBA members
$ 5    Law Students

NOTE: You must be an MSBA member to register online. Online payments must use a Visa or Mastercard. You should receive an email confirming your online registration.  If you do not, please contact Ashley Hacker at

Wednesday 09/16/09

OR send registration form with payment to:
Attn: Ashley Hacker
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Fax: 612-333-4927

Presenter: Susan H. Stephan

In February of this year, Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., and Live Nation, Inc., announced an agreement to merge in a transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion.  The proposed new entity, Live Nation Entertainment, has been projected to close in the second half of 2009, pending Department of Justice approval.

Proponents of the merger claim that the largest consolidated talent management, venue management, event promotion, primary ticket sales and secondary ticket sales markets will result in a bigger "live music pie" for all the players. Detractors, and the Department of Justice, are concerned that the combined live entertainment powerhouse would have an unfair competitive advantage in the music marketplace, forcing out smaller competitors, shunning lesser-known artists and driving ticket prices even higher than they already are.

Susan H. Stephan is an attorney and adjunct faculty in the areas of antitrust, law & popular culture, and law & economics; will lead a discussion on the potential effects on live entertainment from a proposed merger between Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. and Live Nation, Inc. 

Please register by Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

You must register to guarantee a lunch.

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