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BRACE FOR IMPACT 50

Pollstar has broken out a pair of new lists covering the live business: Live Nation emperor Michael Rapino has been singled out as the most impactful executive of 2019 in the trade’s inaugural Impact 50 list of touring-industry execs.

The Impact 50 list, accompanied by an in-depth interview with Rapino, is broken down into nine categories, including The Influencers (Irving Azoff and Paul Tollett are among the five heavyweights named, The Visionaries (Coran Capshaw, Tom Windish, more), The Deciders (Allison Kaye, Kathy Willard, more) and The Builders (Shawn Gee, Rob Light, more). Take a look at the full list and individual profiles here.

And Metallica tops the LIVE75 chart, based on a sold-ticket average of 56,398 from three European performances on the band’s WorldWired tour, with an average gross of $5.3 million. Shawn Mendes is #2. Peruse the chart here.

 

ANALYZING THE ACMS
A few firsts among the ACM Awards noms. (2/26a)
LIVE NATION EYES
SUMMER RESTART
Rapino's ready for festivals to return. (2/26a)
DODGING BULLETS AND DIVINE PURPOSE
Kamasi Washington answers our questions. (2/26a)
iHEARTMEDIA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS UNITS
Radio giant makes a shift. (2/26a)
FREEDOM NOW AND OTHER JAMS, PT. 1
Social justice through the lens of jazz (2/23a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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