Live Nation's Artist Nation Division Redefines the Music Industry With Unified Rights Model (1)

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Comprised of recorded music, merchandise, artist fan site/artist ticketing, broadcast/digital media rights, sponsorship and marketing divisions, Artist Nation is led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Cohl.

Mr. Cohl commented, "Artist Nation works for the direct benefit of the artist to better market their music across all their diverse businesses to extend their fan base. Our company can leverage Live Nation's many assets in order to help artists reach their fullest potential and deliver the ultimate experience to the fan. This is really an extension of the work we have already been doing with the Rolling Stones, U2 and many other bands over the years. In order to execute this, Artist Nation has put together a superstar team in every area of the music chain."

At the heart of the Artist Nation model are Live Nation's deep relationships within the industry and its global distribution and marketing platform which provides artists with access to hundreds of seasoned marketing, promotion and production personnel and a team of nearly 200 national and local sponsorship employees. The Company is strategically positioned in more than 80 offices in 18 countries around the world, with over 160 venues, all servicing the 35 million fans that attend Live Nation shows each year.

Through corporate alliances, direct marketing, mobile telephone partnerships, online activities, fan websites and innumerable other powerful tools, such as a growing ticket component and a growing database of over 25 million fans, Artist Nation is well positioned to exploit Live Nation resources and build a better relationship between artists and their fans.

Artist Nation, headquartered in Miami, Florida, has a streamlined infrastructure in place to execute on these additional revenue streams. In total, Artist Nation currently has over 300 employees around the world and relationships with more than 500 artists. As the Artist Nation division continues to grow, its infrastructure will be supplemented to provide artists with the best service possible while maintaining an efficient cost structure.

By itself the new Madonna partnership is expected to generate a financially sound return for Madonna and for Live Nation shareholders, as the partners work together over the next ten years to unlock the value of the "Madonna Music Business." In addition, Live Nation believes the return will be enhanced as it expects the Madonna partnership to attract other artists to Artist Nation and accelerate growth.

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Artist Nation's divisions are comprised of:

-- RECORDED MUSIC: Artist Nation's recorded music division serves in the

creation, production, marketing, promotion, sales and distribution of

artists' recorded rights.

-- MERCHANDISE: Artist Nation's merchandise division includes creative,

product development, sourcing, licensing, marketing and fulfillment

services under three brands:

-- Anthill Trading is a global merchandising company, representing

some of the most prestigious icons and trademarked properties in

music, entertainment and lifestyle. Anthill has relationships with

over 50 artists, including names such as AC/DC, Il Divo, Neil

Young, Pink Floyd, John Legend, Pearl Jam, Nelly Furtado, The

Police, The Rolling Stones, Run DMC, The Wu Tang Clan, and Frank

Zappa.

-- TRUNK, Ltd. is a specialty merchandise company that acquires

licenses primarily from music artists to design, manufacture and

sell authentic, limited edition apparel and accessories for men,

women and children through various distribution channels. TRUNK

has relationships with over 100 music artists.

-- Musictoday is the official online store for over 500 artists and

athletes, including Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley, and the

Rolling Stones.

-- ARTIST FAN SITES AND ARTIST TICKETING: Artist Nation's online division

provides more than 500 artists with fan club and website services and

artist fan ticketing products.

-- Ultrastar is the official artist website and fan club for over

20 artists including the Rolling Stones, The Police, Red Hot Chili

Peppers and Genesis. Ultrastar also produces and syndicates

original video content through its Virtual Ticket solution

delivering content to online video and exclusive DVD's. The

company also has full service marketing capabilities to integrate

and manage an artist's entire online presence through contests,

partnerships, affiliate marketing, social networking and grass

roots outreach.

-- Musictoday executes fan club ticketing for over 500 artists,

festivals and venues and also manages 25 fan websites for artists

such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, and Celine

Dion.

-- BROADCAST/DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS: Artist Nation's broadcast/digital

media rights division provides artists means to produce and distribute

live music audiovisual products.

-- Studios: Studios provides artists with seamless, integrated means

to produce and distribute live music audiovisual products. Studios

has produced more than 1,000 recordings, pioneering the delivery

of live concerts to 3G mobile phones in the U.S., helping artists

sell more than 250,000 CDs and digital downloads to date and

producing over 200 shows annually.

-- Media Rights: Media Rights develops and contracts media rights in

all forms of distribution, including television, home video,

internet, mobile, radio, digital cinema and other emerging

channels. Recent projects include DVD's for the Rolling Stones,

Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand, and documentaries for Pete

Seeger and Harry Belafonte.

-- SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING: Artist Nation's alliances group offers

music marketing and sponsorship opportunities that provide

unparalleled access to the overall music experience through long term

partnership programs. Artist Nation also works with Live Nation's

local and national sponsorship groups that employ over 200 sales

professionals. In addition, Artist Nation's Tour Design division

provides audio and visual production, post production, international

design and development, graphic design, and marketing creative

services.

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ABOUT LIVE NATION:

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Artist Nation's divisions are comprised of:
-- RECORDED MUSIC: Artist Nation's recorded music division serves in the
creation, production, marketing, promotion, sales and distribution of
artists' recorded rights.
-- MERCHANDISE: Artist Nation's merchandise division includes creative,
product development, sourcing, licensing, marketing and fulfillment
services under three brands:
-- Anthill Trading is a global merchandising company, representing
some of the most prestigious icons and trademarked properties in
music, entertainment and lifestyle. Anthill has relationships with
over 50 artists, including names such as AC/DC, Il Divo, Neil
Young, Pink Floyd, John Legend, Pearl Jam, Nelly Furtado, The
Police, The Rolling Stones, Run DMC, The Wu Tang Clan, and Frank
Zappa.
-- TRUNK, Ltd. is a specialty merchandise company that acquires
licenses primarily from music artists to design, manufacture and
sell authentic, limited edition apparel and accessories for men,
women and children through various distribution channels. TRUNK
has relationships with over 100 music artists.
-- Musictoday is the official online store for over 500 artists and
athletes, including Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley, and the
Rolling Stones.
-- ARTIST FAN SITES AND ARTIST TICKETING: Artist Nation's online division
provides more than 500 artists with fan club and website services and
artist fan ticketing products.
-- Ultrastar is the official artist website and fan club for over
20 artists including the Rolling Stones, The Police, Red Hot Chili
Peppers and Genesis. Ultrastar also produces and syndicates
original video content through its Virtual Ticket solution
delivering content to online video and exclusive DVD's. The
company also has full service marketing capabilities to integrate
and manage an artist's entire online presence through contests,
partnerships, affiliate marketing, social networking and grass
roots outreach.
-- Musictoday executes fan club ticketing for over 500 artists,
festivals and venues and also manages 25 fan websites for artists
such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, and Celine
Dion.
-- BROADCAST/DIGITAL MEDIA RIGHTS: Artist Nation's broadcast/digital
media rights division provides artists means to produce and distribute
live music audiovisual products.
-- Studios: Studios provides artists with seamless, integrated means
to produce and distribute live music audiovisual products. Studios
has produced more than 1,000 recordings, pioneering the delivery
of live concerts to 3G mobile phones in the U.S., helping artists
sell more than 250,000 CDs and digital downloads to date and
producing over 200 shows annually.
-- Media Rights: Media Rights develops and contracts media rights in
all forms of distribution, including television, home video,
internet, mobile, radio, digital cinema and other emerging
channels. Recent projects include DVD's for the Rolling Stones,
Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand, and documentaries for Pete
Seeger and Harry Belafonte.
-- SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING: Artist Nation's alliances group offers
music marketing and sponsorship opportunities that provide
unparalleled access to the overall music experience through long term
partnership programs. Artist Nation also works with Live Nation's
local and national sponsorship groups that employ over 200 sales
professionals. In addition, Artist Nation's Tour Design division
provides audio and visual production, post production, international
design and development, graphic design, and marketing creative
services.

ABOUT LIVE NATION:

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