Live Nation Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Infrastructure Provider

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN),
today announced that Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), the
world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, has selected
AWS as its public cloud infrastructure provider and is moving its global
IT infrastructure to the AWS Cloud. AWS will help Live Nation reliably
and securely scale its IT infrastructure for future growth across
Ticketmaster and Corporate IT, as well as select parts of its Festival
business. Live Nation currently produces more than 26,000 live events
per year around the world, including more than 80 festivals, and
operates more than 150 venues.

Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division will use AWS to scale with the rapid
growth in its global ticketing business, which currently receives 80
million visits per month – 60 percent from mobile devices – and results
in 530 million ticket transactions per year. The Ticketmaster websites
will be migrated to AWS and will use AWS Lambda, Amazon Relational
Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Simple Storage Service
(S3) to simplify management of large-scale databases and for storage of
logs and static content. Additionally, by moving Corporate IT to AWS,
Live Nation will reduce costs and gain the flexibility to focus on more
strategic initiatives. Live Nation Corporate IT will leverage Amazon S3
for storage of data for disaster recovery, Amazon WorkSpaces for fully
managed desktop computing services, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
(EC2) and Amazon Redshift for application hosting workloads.

“We have been working closely with the AWS team, and we are impressed
with the superior security, performance, and reliability of their
products,” said David Huckabay, CIO, Live Nation. “We look forward to
the positive impact that going all-in on the AWS Cloud will have on our
IT infrastructure across our key business divisions.”

“Increasingly, enterprises around the world are deploying their critical
workloads on AWS and going all-in so they can refocus on serving their
customers best,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide
Commercial Sales at AWS. “We’re truly excited for Live Nation’s adoption
of AWS, which will allow them to quickly and easily scale, reduce costs,
improve security, and increase agility for even their most critical

About Amazon Web Services

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world monthly — including the fastest growing startups, largest
enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their
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About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the
world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company comprised of
global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation
Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional
information, visit

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