Live Nation Consolidates North American Division
January 24, 2007 at 5:59 AM (PT)
LIVE NATION has consolidated its NORTH AMERICAN music operations under the leadership of BRUCE ESKOWITZ, who has been promoted to the newly created position of CEO/North American Music.
"This reorganization reflects the evolution of our structure to focus on our core live music business," said CEO MICHAEL RAPINO. "Our concert division is the engine that drives music fans to our local market venues, which, in turn, generates sponsorship and alliances revenue for us. By uniting our concert booking division with our venues and alliances division under common leadership, we believe we will better align the divisions' agendas and achieve better results."
LIVE NATION announced several additional promotions in connection with the reorganization, all of whom will report directly to ESKOWITZ. JASON GARNER has been promoted to the position of Pres./North American Concerts, RUSSELL WALLACH has been named Pres./Alliances, DON WATSON has been named EVP/HOUSE OF BLUES, DAVID SHUMAN has been named EVP/North American Finance.