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Introduction

All of the leading players in the corporate live music industry have now published financial details for the first half of 2015. An assessment of how the sector has performed suggests the live music industry could well be heading for a record year.

Highlights

  • Combined earnings for the seven featured companies showed healthy growth overall with just Brazilian promoter Time For Fun suffering a year-on-year decline in revenue.
  • Live Nation is by far the biggest of the seven events companies detailed but the strongest revenue gains were registered by the most recently listed promoter SFX Entertainment. However, turbulence in SFX’s delisting process has hit the company’s share price and there remains a big question mark over the company’s future.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the performance of seven publicly listed live music companies and ranks their performance by revenue and share price
  • Assesses the position of the live music sector and prospects for the second half of this year

Key questions answered

  • Which of the seven listed companies is the biggest in revenue terms?
  • Which of the seven listed companies experienced the biggest share gains?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Positive results for corporate live music giants
  • Share price performance

Appendix

  • Author

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