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Academy Music Group (or AMG) is a leading owner-operator of music venues in the United Kingdom. They operate a number of medium-sized venues, the majority of which (until Jan 2009) took the name Carling Academy after their sponsor Carling. Some of these also contain smaller venues used for less well known acts; these typically take the title 'Academy 2'. The group formed a partnership in 2008 with the O2 mobile phone company to allow customers of the company to receive priority access to tickets at the venues. The deal saw eleven UK venues renamed O2 Academies from 1 January 2009, with O2 customers able to buy tickets to gigs up to two days before others.[1] The deal also involved music promoter Live Nation
Live Nation
who own 51% of the venues.[2] In July 2017, O2, Live Nation
Live Nation
and Academy Music Group renewed the agreement for a further ten years.[3] See also[edit]

O2 Academy Brixton O2 Academy Birmingham O2 Academy Bristol O2 Academy Glasgow O2 Academy Leeds O2 Academy Sheffield O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire O2 Academy Newcastle O2 Academy Bournemouth O2 Academy Leicester O2 Academy Oxford O2 ABC Glasgow O2 Academy Liverpool O2 Academy Islington O2 Institute Birmingham O2 Forum Kentish Town O2 Ritz Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester O2 Guildhall Southampton Brighton Hippodrome
Brighton Hippodrome
– owned by AMG, awaiting redevelopment

References[edit]

^ "Academy Group music venues announce new partnership". NME. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-06.  ^ Sweney, Mark (6 November 2008). "O2 to sponsor Academy music venues". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-12-06.  ^ "O2, Live Nation
Live Nation
and Academy Music Group renew alliance for O2 Academy venues". Music Week. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2018. 

External links[edit]

Official Website

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Academy Music Group venues

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire O2 Academy Brixton O2 Academy Birmingham O2 Academy Bournemouth O2 Academy Bristol O2 Academy Glasgow O2 Academy Liverpool O2 Academy Newcastle O2 Academy Islington O2 Academy Oxford O2 Academy Sheffield O2 Academy Leeds O2 Academy Leicester O2 ABC Glasgow O2 Institute Birmingham O2 Forum Kentish Town O2 Ritz Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester O2 Guildhall Southampton

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Divisions

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Network Ticketmaster Artist Nation

Subsidiaries

Academy Music Group (51%) BigChampagne DF Concerts (part owner) Festival Republic
Festival Republic
(majority owner) Gods of Metal Hard Events MAMA & Company (joint venture)

Festivals

Big Guava BluesFest London Bospop Budweiser Made in America Calling Festival City Break Copenhell Creamfields Creamfields
Creamfields
Australia Dcode Digital Dreams Discovery Download Faster Horses FortaRock I Love Techno Impact-fest Jamboree in the Hills KISW
KISW
Pain in the Grass (partnership) Loud Park Lowlands Magic Summer Live Main Square Festival
Main Square Festival
(75%) MixTape Music Midtown North Sea Jazz Paradiso (partnership) The Peach Music Festival Pinkpop Festival Pitch Popaganda Pukkelpop PunkSpring Rock the Beach Rock Werchter Sasquatch! (partnership) Springroove Squamish (50%) Stockholm Music & Arts Summer Sonic Voodoo Watershed Way Out West WYCD
WYCD
Downtown Hoedown (partnership) De Wereld Draait Buiten Where the Wild Things Are

House of Blues clubs and theatres (owned venues in bold)

Revention Music Center Bogart's Cobb's Comedy Club Comerica Theatre Gramercy Theatre Irving Plaza The Louisville Palace NYCB Theatre at Westbury Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre Old National Centre Punch Line San Francisco Punch Line Sacramento Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Charlotte The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Detroit The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Miami Beach The Fillmore
The Fillmore
Silver Spring Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside Municipal Auditorium The Tabernacle Wellmont Theatre Theatre of Living Arts Tower Theater Warner Theatre

Other venues (owned venues in bold)

PNC Bank Arts Center Jones Beach Theater Paramount Theatre (booking only) Union County Performing Arts Center (booking only) Glen Helen Amphitheater Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Gibson Amphitheatre Hollywood Palladium Wiltern Theatre Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tinley Park, Illinois) Huntington Bank Pavilion Bottom Lounge
Bottom Lounge
(booking) BB&T Pavilion Festival Pier River Stage at Great Plaza Boyd Theatre Starplex Pavilion Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
(booking only) Palladium Ballroom (booking only) Shoreline Amphitheatre Concord Pavilion The Fillmore SF Masonic Auditorium Xfinity Center Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Orpheum Theatre Paradise Rock Club Brighton Music Hall Jiffy Lube Live Lakewood Amphitheatre Chastain Park
Chastain Park
Amphitheatre Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
(booking only) White River Amphitheatre Ak-Chin Pavilion MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park Revolution Live (booking only) Fillmore Auditorium Blossom Music Center Jacobs Pavilion
Jacobs Pavilion
(booking only) Toyota Amphitheatre Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Maryland Heights, Missouri) The Pageant
The Pageant
(50%) KeyBank Pavilion Coastal Credit Union Music Park Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
(booking only) PNC Music Pavilion Uptown Amphitheater at the NC Music Factory Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
White River State Park
(booking only) Mattress Firm Amphitheatre SDSU Open Air Theatre (booking only) Viejas Arena
Viejas Arena
(booking only) Xfinity Theatre Rentschler Field (booking only) Mohegan Sun Arena
Mohegan Sun Arena
(booking only) Starlight Theatre (booking only) Alpine Valley Music Theatre Riverbend Music Center (booking only) PNC Pavilion Coral Sky Amphitheatre Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Hersheypark Stadium
Hersheypark Stadium
(booking only) Sands Bethlehem Event Center (booking only) Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Austin360 Amphitheater Isleta Amphitheater Sandia Casino Amphitheater (booking only) Darien Lake
Darien Lake
Performing Arts Center The Pavilion (Scranton, Pennsylvania) Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Gorge Amphitheatre Jamboree in the Hills Festival Site Budweiser Stage Rogers Arena
Rogers Arena
(booking only) Commodore Ballroom Nation London Stadium O2 Apollo Manchester Sheffield Arena O2 Guildhall Southampton Cream AFAS Live Ziggo Dome Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 3Arena Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Pala Alpitour Torino Palavela Palais Nikaia
Palais Nikaia
(50%) Toyota Music Factory

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