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Ron Sakamoto Wins International Buyer of the Year At IEBA

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Veteran entertainment professional Ron Sakamoto has been chosen to receive the ‘International Buyer of the Year’ award at the 2013 IEBA awards in Nashville, TN. Shawn Sakamoto, Ron’s son, accepted the award on his behalf.

"This win is very special to me as this award is from my peers all over the world. I want to thank everyone who voted for me, it’s a great honour to receive this acknowledgement. Thank you." – Ron Sakamoto

Long a fixture in the industry with more than 48 years of experience, promoter and head of his promotion company, Gold And Gold Productions, and Sakamoto Entertainment Inc. Mr. Sakamoto has worked with the likes of Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Reba and Johnny Reid, to name a few. Ron also partners with the Canadian division of Live Nation.

"This is a well deserved recognition of Ron’s dedication and passion in blazing the country music trail in Canada for the past 3 decades," said Riley O'Connor, Live Nation Entertainment.

IEBA and the annual conference showcases the most current and diverse entertainment options for buyers and provides networking opportunities and education to its members. The awards ceremony recognizes those leaders in the entertainment industry made a significant contribution to the live music business. – Staff Writers