LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation announced today, January 29, 2009, three new appointments in its International Music Division head office which is led by Chief Executive Officer of International Music, Alan Ridgeway.
All three executives will report to Mr. Ridgeway and will be based in Live Nation's London offices. Thomas Johansson remains Chairman of International Music.
Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Global Music commented: "Alan Ridgeway and Thomas Johansson have done a great job of leading our International Music Division. These promotions round out their team in three core competencies – operations, touring and local talent acquisition. This new international team will enhance Live Nation's position as a one stop global shop for touring, creating additional efficiencies in our operations and ensuring the coordination of talent offers on a worldwide basis."
In 2008 the company produced more than 4,200 international shows that drew 11 million fans. Live Nation currently owns, operates or manages 19 venues in Europe and the UK, including such famous buildings as The O2 in Dublin, Wembley Arena in London and the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers