SÃO PAULO, Brazil (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation Entertainment has expanded its footprint in Brazil with the hiring of industry veteran Alexandre Faria as the Director and Senior Vice President of Talent Buying.
Faria will be based in Sao Paulo, where he will focus on booking and producing shows for international artists in the country, and will report to Bruce Moran, Live Nation's President of Latin America.
"Cities throughout Brazil are becoming key tour stops as more global artists visit their fans in Latin America," said Moran. "The knowledge, relationships and passion Alexandre Faria displays for promotions makes him a great asset to Live Nation as we continue to expand concert offerings to meet growing demand across Brazil."
Faria is a veteran talent buyer and promoter with long experience in the region. He began his career in 1994 as an independent promoter, before joining indie promoter Mercury Concerts in 1999. In 2000, Faria moved to regional live events promoter CIE Brasil, which later spun off as T4F Entretenimento S.A., where he was responsible for booking and producing concerts in Brazil and South America.
For the past seven years, Faria was at Time For Fun, where he handled promotion and booking for all of TF4's South American events, working on tours such as U2, Foo Fighters and EDC, as well as the Lollapalooza Festival.