Live Nation Entertainment is the result of a 2010 merger between Ticketmaster.com and Live Nation.
Ticketmaster was created in 1976 by Albert Leffler, Peter Gadwa and Gordon Gunn. The companies first concert was the Electric Light Orchestra in 1977.
In 1981, Ticketmaster UK is established.
In 1983, Terry Barnes joins the company. He eventually becomes the Chairman.
In 1995, Ticketmaster.com is launched.
In 1996, the company is listed on NASDAQ. In 1997, IAC acquires a controlling interest in Ticketmaster.
Today, besides online ticket sales, Live Nation owns or controls 93 live entertainment venues and 100 other performance venues.