LOS ANGELES (VIP NEWS) — Live Nation’s position as the most powerful artist management company in the world is strengthening as they now represents more than 350 Artists, up 70 since 2014.
Live Nation told investors last week ‘We believe we are one of the world’s leading artist management companies based on the number of artists represented… as of December 31, 2015 we had over 100 managers providing services to more than 350 artists.’
Particularly interesting: at the same point a year before, Live Nation said this:
“Our artist management companies manage musical artists and acts across all music genres. As of December 31, 2014 , we had over 60 managers providing services to approximately 280 artists.”
That’s a jump of 70 artists in 12 months.
In fact, in 2013, it was 60 managers with 240 artists – meaning the firm has increased its artist management roster by more than 100 acts in just two years.
These managers don’t work directly for Live Nation, but they are ultimately responsible to it.
In the US, subsidiaries include Roc Nation Management, 24 Artist Management, Eagles Personal Management Company, G-Major Management, Gellman Management, Mick Artists Management and Vector Management.
Internationally, in the UK and elsewhere, they include Plan B Management, Quest Management, Principle Management and Quietus Management.
Live Nation’s Frontline artist management business was headed up by Irving Azoff until the exec quit the multi-national at the end of 2013.
In 2014, it announced the launch of the Maverick group – a management company which combines the teams and rosters of Ron Laffitte, Caron Veazey, Gee Roberson, Cortez Bryant, Larry Rudolph, Adam Leber, Scott Rodger and Clarence Spalding. —Music Business Worldwide