" BUYING THEIR SILENCE "
Joe Jackson and Brian Oxman speak with Geraldo
LIVE FOX NEWS on the new charges that will be
brought against concert promoter AEG.
We know Murray did not act alone.
Reports are the Estate is buying various family' members silence.
Joe Jackson says alot of money is unaccounted for.
Joe Jackson wants to know where the money is going.
" THE GRANDE MONOPOLY "
WHO WILL CONTROL THE MUSIC BUSINESS
The head of AEG, Live Nation’s main competitor,
blasts the merger in a chat with Billboard’s Ray Waddell:
[Anschutz Entertainment Group president/CEO Tim]
Leiweke pointed out that Live Nation produces two-thirds
of concerts held at the country’s top 50 arenas and top 50
amphitheaters, and that Ticketmaster accounts for 94% of
the ticketing. “This merger won’t create a new idea on how
to sell more tickets,” he said. “It’s all about the bottom line.”
And Front Line Has it...
Forbes: Live Nation spent over $200 million signing
artists like Jay-Z and Madonna to so-called 360 deals.
A single entity running the entire process from signing up
the talent, to staging of the concerts and selling the tickets –
would stifle competition. This would work against the fans
in the longer term, no matter what innovations were on
offer initially. Asked if there was a potential conflict of
interest when the management company is trying to get
the best concert deal out of the promoter and both are
under one corporate umbrella, both Azoff and Rapino
We run a very decentralized operation [at Front Line],
our managers make those decisions with their artists, the
artist has the final decision. And every artist has an
individual manager at Front Line, plus their agent, plus
their business manager, plus their lawyer,” Azoff said.
Rapino concurs that Front Line would put the artist’s
interests first, citing the credibility and track record of
Front Line managers such as Azoff, Simon Renshaw
and Howard Kaufman.
" This merger will create a pipeline for all rights holders
to reach their consumers, whether it is our team, an artist
or a record company.It is time that our business delivered
forward thinking marketing solutions and we intend to do
just that."- from Tuesday's investor conference call.
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We are, at heart, a real estate company. Staples Center
was a real estate play. We realized early on that we can’t
have a third party like a Live Nation holding a gun to our
'head in terms of programming our buildings. That was the
genesis of AEG Live, so that we could have control over the
programming of our buildings.- Randy Phillips
One of the last things Michael Jackson stated to RandyPhillips there at rehersals June 24th, 2009 according to Randy was :
" Thank you for getting me this far I can take it from here"
AND THAT WAS IT...MICHAEL JACKSON WAS GONE...