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Michael Rapino

Chief Executive, Live Nation Entertainment

THE LATEST: In 2018, Rapino’s Live Nation Entertainment acquired a bundle of assets, including Emporium Presents, Scoremore Shows, Rock in Rio, Rhythm & Vines, Mainland Music, DF Entertainment and Red Mountain Entertainment. The company also says it paid more than $6 billion to artists last year.

BACKGROUND: Rapino has been president of Live Nation since 2005, helping to build the company into a global live music brand with annual revenue exceeding $10 billion. Live Nation — which consists of Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Sponsorship — issues nearly 500 million tickets each year, promotes nearly 30,000 events and manages the careers of 500-plus artists.

WORTH NOTING: Last year Live Nation launched Mindful Nation, an in-house initiative aimed at supporting mindfulness among employees as well as Women Nation, an investment fund to support female-led live music businesses.

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