Live Nation Buys Creativeman Out In Japan

TOKYO (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation Entertainment announced that they have acquired Creativeman's minority stake in Live Nation Japan, leaving Live Nation with full ownership of the venture.

Live Nation Japan was established in early 2012 and since then the company has promoted sell out concerts by a variety of international, regional and Japanese acts such as Lady Gaga, Nickelback, Infinite and Jin Akanishi.

The company, led by Frank Takeshita, has also successfully exported Japanese acts such as Perfume, Vamps and Taro Hakase to North America and Europe. Live Nation Japan's next major show is Lady Gaga's artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball on Aug. 13 at Tokyo's QVC Marine Field.

Industry veteran Frank Takeshita, who has 25 years experience in the music industry at Warner Music, Zomba/Jive, BMG, JVC and latterly Creativeman, has resigned from his post at Creativeman to assume the role of managing director of Live Nation Japan. – Staff Writers

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