Live Nation Entertainment
Corprate Bias Ratings
Live Nation, a forum used to sell tickets to concerts and sporting events, has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs andvets vendors according to LGBTQ policies. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Live Nation opposed Georgia's election reform laws. However, it does provide viewpoint protections for its employees, does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and has not used its corporate dollars to fund ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Live Nation receives a Lower Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Live Nation received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, meaning that, among other criteria, it has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Live Nation does not publish philanthropy guidelines but is focused on supporting local communities, veterans, and underserved youth (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Live Nation has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company signed a letter published in The New York Times attacking Georgia’s voting integrity measures (3). Its subsidiary, Ticketmaster, released a resource guide for Black Lives Matter supporters, urging individuals to donate to groups that paid bail for those arrested during the Summer 2020 riots (4). Live Nation partnered with Michelle Obama’s voter registration drive, as well as the New Georgia Project, which advocates for redistricting proposals that would benefit Democrats, founded by Stacey Abrams (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known instances of Live Nation using corporate dollars to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
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December 5, 2023
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