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Live Nation Adds Staff & Deploys Improved Webservices

Cleveland, OH (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -– With the recent purchase of House of Blues and the addition of Blossom Music Center to their busy schedule, Live Nation Cleveland is happy to welcome the following staff members to their Chagrin Falls office.

Carrie Samek returns to Live Nation as Assistant Marketing Director for Northeast Ohio. After spending the Fall of 06 on the road as the production assistant for The Black Eyed Peas, Samek returns to Cleveland to oversee the marketing efforts of Tower City Amphitheater, The Plain Dealer Pavilion and Blossom Music Center. Prior to her concert gigs, Samek worked with fine art/poster artist Derek Hess, assisting in launching the Strhess music tour and clothing line.

Tom Loudermilk has joined the Live Nation team as Talent Buyer for House of Blues Cleveland, and will assist in booking several other clubs in the Ohio area including Bogarts in Cincinnati. Previously, Tom was the Talent Buyer and General Manager of the Newport Music Hall, and Talent Buyer for Lifestyles Communities Pavilion in Columbus. He is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University.

Maggie Beach joins Live Nation as the Ohio Club Talent Assistant after spending two years as the Talent Buyer Assistant for House of Blues Cleveland. A native of the city, Beach also has three years of college concert programming experience at Ohio University, where she graduated in 2004.

Elise Rossman joins Live Nation as Promotions Manager for the House of Blues Cleveland. Rossman started with HOB as a Promotions, Marketing and Talent assistant for the last two years. During that same time, Rossman was the Cleveland College Music Representative for Sony BMG Music Distribution and the Promotions Manager for WBWC, Baldwin Wallace College's radio station.

Rossman anticipates a summer graduation with a degree in Broadcasting and Mass Communications with emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations.

In addition to the talented line up of new employees, Live Nation Cleveland has also announced their latest version of "With the role the web plays as the number one source for fans to both purchase tickets and seek out information on their favorite artists, we needed to create a tool for
local media to have easy access to artist approved photos, logos, admats, and ticket purchase links," said Dan Kemer, Vice President of Marketing and Booking. "With, we can have the latest web tiles, banners and press releases posted 24/7 for local media websites, newsletters and blogs. In the next few weeks, our media sight will also have the ability to post MP3 files of artist interviews, and comedy bits from your favorite comedians to use in local media entertainment updates." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers