NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation announced plans to expand their operations in New York with the hiring of veteran concert promoter Anthony Makes, who has been appointed as President of the company’s operation in the Big Apple.
In his new role at Live Nation U.S. Concerts Division, Makes will report to Alan Ostfield, President of U.S. Concerts, North Atlantic Region.
A New York native with long experience in the market, Makes most recently served as lead promoter for AEG-partner Bowery Presents and had been with Bowery for over a decade. Prior to that, he worked in concert promotion in markets across the US, from Los Angeles to Chicago.
“Anthony brings significant industry experience from his 25-year career in music,” said Ostfield. “With their combined knowledge of New York and strong relationships within the industry, Anthony and Jason will be unstoppable as we continue working to expand our annual concert events and venue platform.”
As a part of the expansion, Live Nation also announced that longtime booker Jason Miller, who helped to secure Live Nation’s presence in the market, has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In his new post, Miller will work closely with Makes on booking strategies.
Live Nation’s New York footprint includes key venues throughout the market, including Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theatre, Warsaw, Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, as well as recent additions Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom which joined the Live Nation umbrella through the Mercury East Presents partnership in December 2017.
Live Nation also oversees New York’s top music festival, Governor’s Ball. This summer, the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series at the Seaport District will be programmed exclusively by Live Nation, the company said.