As the UK music industry assesses the gender pay gap at major labels and tech firms, the live sector is also coming under scrutiny.
Live Nation and its subsidiary Ticketmaster both reach the threshold of 250 employees required for a UK company to declare its gender pay gap. The deadline was April 4.
Live Nation has an average pay gap of 46% (mean) and 31% (median). The proportion of men (32%) and women (29%) receiving bonuses is similar, though the bonus gap is 88% (mean) and 36% (median).
In the top quartile of pay bands, the representation is 59% to 41% in favour of men.
For Ticketmaster, the split in the top quartile for pay is more skewed in favour of men – 79% of the best-paid roles went to men.
Ticketmaster reported a pay gap of 35% (mean) and 20% based on the median measurement.
More men receive bonuses at Ticketmaster – 56% compared to 45% – and there’s a bonus gap of 64% (mean) and 31% based on the median measurement.