Live Nation Acquires Tennessee-Based AC Entertainment
Concert promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment revealed this week that it has fully acquired the Bonnaroo promoter AC Entertainment. Along with the acquisition, the company announced a handful of regional promotions throughout its U.S. Concerts Division. Back in 2016, Live Nation first took an equity stake in AC Entertainment.... Read more
Live Nation Expands Presence In Japan, Appoints New SVP
Concert promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment is furthering its global reach with the appointment of an industry veteran in Japan. The promoter appointed Kei Ikuta as the Senior Vice President of Live Nation Japan. Ikuta will be based in Tokyo and report to Live Nation Japan President John Boyle,... Read more
Protecht Reveals Patrick Zhang As New CTO Following EventSprout Partnership
The Newport Beach-headquartered insuretech company, Protecht, revealed a new CTO position and hire. Patrick Zhang of Irvine, California will take over the newly-created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will report to CEO Bryan Derbyshire. In the role, Zhang will help Protecht become a “developer-friendly environment” and ensure... Read more
Eventbrite Hires Industry Veteran To Head Asia-Pacific
Eventbrite revealed this week that industry veteran Josh McNicol will join the Asia-Pacific region team as the new general manager. In his new role, McNicol will oversee a team of more than 40 individuals across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Previously, he worked at the mobile payments company Square,... Read more
Learfield IMG Hires Former Ticketmaster Executive
The content and commerce solutions provider in collegiate athletics, Learfield IMG College, announced former Ticketmater exec Cole Gahagan as the new President of Content for Multimedia Sales & Enterprise Solutions. Currently, Gahagan is the Chief Commercial Officer for Fanatics, Inc., and previously, he worked as the Chief Revenue Officer... Read more
TicketSwap Welcomes Chris Carey as Head of International Marketing
The Amsterdam-based ticketing marketplace TicketSwap announced the appointment of Chris Carey as the company’s new Head of International Marketing this week. Carey, the founder and CEO of Media Insight Consulting in London, previously worked as the Global Insight Director at EMI Music and Universal Records. He’s also achieved success... Read more
Former Eventbrite Music Account Director Joins Festicket
The music festival experience platform Festicket announced the appointment of Ed Walsh as the Strategic Commercial Director this week. Walsh, who was known as the former Music Account Director at Eventbrite for the past two years, will help provide industry insight in his new role. While at Eventbrite, Walsh... Read more
Ticketing Veteran Ben Taylor Named GM of Ticketmaster-Owned Front Gate Tickets
Front Gate Tickets, the exchange owned by Ticketmaster, will see longtime employee and ticketing veteran Ben Taylor fill the role of General Manager. Taylor has been with Front Gate Tickets since 2007; he has helped develop the company by running a mobile box office and printing tickets out of... Read more
StubHub Appoints Dan Jones As Vice President of International
StubHub revealed that Dan Jones, the former Senior Vice President at Ancestry, will fill the role as Vice President of International. Jones will be based in Madrid and oversee EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions. In his previous role at the genealogy website, he also served as General... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands Marketing Team, Reveals New CMO
Ticketmaster has added three new appointees to its marketing team this week, including a new Chief Marketing Officer. Kathryn Frederick, formerly the SVP of growth and insights at Ticketmaster, has been promoted to CMO to lead the marketing team. She will “further engage fans across all channels, from the... Read more