Live Nation Adds Japanese Division
February 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM (PT)
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. and CREATIVEMAN PRODUCTIONS in TOKYO, JAPAN have formed the joint venture, LIVE NATION JAPAN. The new division will be based in TOKYO and led by FRANK TAKESHITA of CREATIVEMAN, will promote both international and Japanese artists.
"We are very pleased to announce LIVE NATION’s entry into JAPAN and to have such a credible partner as CREATIVEMAN, which has a long and proven track record of promoting major artists as well as developing highly successful festivals," LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT Pres./CEO MICHAEL RAPINO said. "Expanding our presence in ASIA reflects our commitment to growing our business internationally in a region that is becoming increasingly important for touring artists."
"We are very excited to be a part of LIVE NATION JAPAN and for CREATIVEMAN this is an important milestone that opens up many exciting opportunities to leverage our capabilities," CREATIVEMAN CEO NAOKI SHIMIZU said. "CREATIVEMAN and LIVE NATION JAPAN will together be able to bring more concerts to JAPAN, develop existing and new festivals and also leverage LIVE NATION’s vast experience of promoting some of the best tours globally. This will lead to very exciting times ahead for all Japanese music fans."
The first concert for LIVE NATION JAPAN will be LADY GAGA’s Born This Way Ball on MAY 10th in TOKYO.