Live Nation Entertainment is an American global entertainment company that was founded in 2010 following the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. The company promotes, operates, and manages ticket sales for live entertainment in the United States and internationally. Live Nation Entertainment is the worldwide leading organizer of live music shows and events, with more than 17,200 events organized in 2021. The company also owns and operates Touring, as well as Israeli promoter Blue Stone Entertainment and the UK's Cuffe & Taylor. Live Nation Entertainment's business segments are concerts, ticketing, and sponsorship and advertising. The company promotes and operates live music events and manages artists under its umbrella.