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May 4, 2024

Anderson .Paak & Ed Sheeran Team Up with Dodgers to Raise $54M for Charity

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a break from its winning record to raise money for charity this week. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation raised over $54 million with its annual Blue Diamond Gala extravaganza. This year’s event featured a DJ set from Anderson .Paak‘s alter ego, DJ Pee .Wee, and a two-hour performance by Ed Sheeran. The star-studded crowd included Dodgers stars Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Freddie Freeman, alongside minority owner Magic Johnson and many more. The club’s ownership group donated a jaw-dropping $50 million to the foundation, with a promise for a matching check if they take home this year’s World Series trophy. The charity supports education, healthcare, and housing initiatives in LA.


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Paramount, Skydance Deal in Doubt After Talks Break Down

Paramount’s quest for a new owner continues. The entertainment company’s potential deal with Skydance appears to be in peril as of late Friday as the 30-day exclusive negotiating window came to a close. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that Paramount fielded a $26 billion, all-cash offer from Sony and Apollo. Insiders indicate that Paramount controlling shareholder Shari Redstone is cautious about the new opportunity due to regulatory challenges that it may face, leaving the company’s future in question. CNBC reports that Skydance is “prepared to walk away from its offer” unless the company receives a firm commitment from Redstone.

Live Nation Posts Massive Q1 with $3.8B in Revenue

The ticketing industry is back in full effect. Live Nation posted a massive quarter in its most recent earnings report, unveiling $3.8 billion in revenue during Q1. Fans’ quest for the perfect concert experience fueled the figures, with the concert division netting $2.9 billion alone. Perhaps more importantly, projections indicated that the growth should remain steady, which means continued earnings for the ticketing giant. The Ticketmaster parent company forecasted some big moves in the months ahead, which made shareholders eager for what’s next. These include opening new venues, continued success with booking rates, and the huge pull of global talent who are heading out on tour.

TAG Heuer Races into F1 Miami Grand Prix with Kith Collab

TAG Heuer is no stranger to Formula 1. The iconic watch company unveiled its Formula 1 model in 1986. Now, ahead of this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix, Kith and TAG Heuer revived the classic model with a limited-release collection, launching it at their respective Miami stores on Friday. To commemorate the collab, F1 icon Max Verstappen will sport the TAG Heuer x Kith logo on both his car and his racing suit during Sunday’s main event.

Spurs Co-owner Sixth Street Reportedly Establishing New Sports Fund

The San Antonio Spurs are committed to the rebuild. With Rookie of the Year frontrunner Victor Wembenyama at the helm, the team has engaged a number of nuanced strategies for growth. Now, one of the franchise’s co-owners is looking to extend its reach in the sports space. According to Bloomberg, Sixth Street will embark on raising a fund that will fuel more sports investments, including teams, leagues, and even broadcast rights. If confirmed, Sixth Street will become a player in a growing space that also includes Arctos Partners and Dynasty Equity, among others.