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Michael Rapino is Chief Executive Officer and President of Live Nation Entertainment and a member of the Board of Directors at Sirius XM and the Rapino Foundation. After founding Core Audience Entertainment and holding various leadership positions at iHeart Media and Clear Channel, Rapino was named President and CEO of Live Nation in 2005.

Under Rapino’s leadership, Live Nation has become the largest and most innovative live entertainment company in the world, operating in over 40 countries and bringing in over 500 million ticket sales a year.

His investments and acquisitions have included the merger of Ticketmaster, the House of Blues and Fillmore venues and marquee festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.

Rapino’s career has also earned him accolades from top industry publications including Billboard and Variety.

Michael Rapino attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. It was during this time that Rapino decided he would dedicate his career to bringing fans and artists together through live events. Rapino’s passion for live music has remained crucial to Live Nation’s mission and continued growth.

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NEWS & ARTICLES

 As the head of the leading live entertainment company in the world, CEO Michael Rapino plays an integral role in growing the overall music industry and creating new ways to better serve artists and fans alike.

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Michael Rapino Attends Goldman Sachs Conference

The 28th Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference took place on September 18. Michael Rapino was an invited guest and sat [...]

Rapino and Live Nation Announce Acquisition of OCESA Entretenimiento

Live Nation Entertainment announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in [...]

Rapino Helps Make Live Nation One of PEOPLE’s Top 50 “Companies That Care”

Live Nation has been proudly named one of People’s top 50 “Companies That Care.” The rankings are an annual effort [...]

Growth of live nation

The Live Nation Entertainment brand continues to grow because of Michael Rapino’s leadership and brings in an annual revenue of more than $10 billion. The company’s three market-leading divisions include Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship.

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Philanthropy

Michael Rapino has a history of supporting philanthropic efforts he believes in, including the Clara Lionel Foundation, From One Hand To Another, and more. Rapino and his wife also founded The Rapino Foundation, an international development and relief organization.

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IN THE PRESS

Because of his leadership and commitment to innovating within the entertainment industry, Michael Rapino is often featured in major news publications, including Billboard, Forbes, CNBC, Vanity Fair, Pollstar, and Variety.

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IN THE PRESS

Because of his leadership and commitment to innovating within the entertainment industry, Michael Rapino is often featured in major news publications, including Billboard, Forbes, CNBC, Vanity Fair, Pollstar, and Variety.

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AWARDS

Michael Rapino is highly regarded as an industry leader. He has been named a Variety500 honoree, a Billboard Power 100, and a Forbes Global Game Changer.

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Michael Rapino

AWARDS

Michael Rapino is highly regarded as an industry leader. He has been named a Variety500 honoree, a Billboard Power 100, and a Forbes Global Game Changer.

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Michael Rapino

INTERVIEWS

Michael Rapino regularly shares his insights, commentary, and plans for the future within the entertainment industry.

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INTERVIEWS

Michael Rapino regularly shares his insights, commentary, and plans for the future within the entertainment industry.

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