|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|LONG-LIVED ASSETS [Abstract]|
|LONG-LIVED ASSETS||LONG-LIVED ASSETS
Definite-lived Intangible Assets
The following table presents the changes in the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization of definite-lived intangible assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2019:
(1) Other primarily includes intangible assets for non-compete, venue management and leasehold agreements.
(2) Other primarily includes netdowns of fully amortized or impaired assets.
Included in the current year acquisitions amounts above are definite-lived intangible assets primarily associated with the acquisitions of a festival promotion business located in Brazil that had been accounted for as an equity method investment, venue management businesses located in Belgium, the United States and Canada, festival promotion businesses located in the United States and Finland, a ticketing business located in Australia and an artist management business located in the United States.
The 2019 additions to definite-lived intangible assets from acquisitions have weighted-average lives as follows:
We test for possible impairment of definite-lived intangible assets whenever events or circumstances change, such as a significant reduction in operating cash flow or a change in the manner in which the asset is intended to be used, which may indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. During the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we reviewed the carrying value of certain definite-lived intangible assets that management determined had an indicator that future operating cash flows may not support their carrying value, and it was determined that those assets were impaired since the estimated undiscounted operating cash flows associated with those assets were less than their carrying value. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we recorded impairment charges related to definite-lived intangible assets of $19.4 million as a component of depreciation and amortization. These impairment charges primarily related to intangible assets for revenue-generating contracts in the Concerts segment. See Note 4—Fair Value Measurements for further discussion of the inputs used to determine the fair value. There were no significant impairment charges recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Amortization of definite-lived intangible assets for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 was $69.3 million and $51.4 million, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 was $166.0 million and $143.5 million, respectively.
The following table presents our estimate of amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years for definite-lived intangible assets that exist at September 30, 2019:
As acquisitions and dispositions occur in the future and the valuations of intangible assets for recent acquisitions are completed, amortization will vary.
The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill in each of our reportable segments for the nine months ended September 30, 2019:
Included in the current year acquisitions amounts above are goodwill primarily associated with the acquisition of a festival promotion business located in Brazil that had been accounted for as an equity method investment and venue management businesses located in Belgium and Canada.We are in various stages of finalizing our acquisition accounting for recent acquisitions, which may include the use of external valuation consultants, and the completion of this accounting could result in a change to the associated purchase price allocations, including goodwill and our allocation between segments.
The entire disclosure for long-lived assets, which may include long-lived physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale, goodwill and intangible assets.
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