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Live 8 promoter wary of Academy takeover

Live 8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said the takeover of the Academy Music Group, owner of some of Britain’s best-known music venues, by Irish promoter MCD and United States media giant Live Nation would give the two firms market dominance in London

12th August, 2006

Live 8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said the takeover of the Academy Music Group, owner of some of Britain’s best-known music venues, by Irish promoter MCD and United States media giant Live Nation would give the two firms market dominance in London.

The impresario, who also organised Live Aid with Bob Geldof, is opposed to MCD, which is owned by Denis Desmond, and Live Nation taking control of Academy, which owns the Shepherd’s Bush...

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