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Royal Albert Hall: The Big 150

HALL, YEAH! The Royal Albert Hall sold 1.7 million tickets across 1,500 events in 2019, which included 391 shows in the main auditorium. (Christie Goodwin) Historic London venue is celebrating a big birthday, and no virus is going to stop it Imagine planning your birthday party, a year-long birthday party with entertainment every day that includes some of the biggest names in music. Imagine the organization this would require, the scheduling, the negotiations — in addition to producing the entire show yourself. And imagine that before the festivities ever begin, life as we know it comes to a standstill. That’s pretty much the situation the team of London’s Royal Albert Hall has found itself in. The iconic venue turns 150 on March 29, and the original idea was to celebrate this milestone beginning in November 2020 and lasting through all of 2021. A dedicated anniversary committee, chaired by UTA’s legendary […]

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Management: April 2021

Becci Thomson (from left), Katie Musham and Sara Tomkins join Co-op Live in Manchester, England. Management AlphaTheta Music Americas brand Pioneer DJ hired Chad Bscherer as Midwest district sales manager and Daniel Yount as ecommerce coordinator and promoted JeanPierre Rivas to digital marketing strategist and Ryan Roth to brand marketing strategist. Outback Presents named veteran concert promoter Danny Eaton senior vice president. Oak View Group named Ann Jackson chief people and culture officer. Jackson was Charter Communications’ vice president of human resources and before that served at Madison Square Garden for 16 years in a variety of senior human resources roles. Live Nation Concerts promoted Amanda Moore to lead the residency business for Live Nation Las Vegas. In her expanded role, Moore will be overseeing booking, marketing and business operations for the company’s multimillion-dollar residency business in the Vegas market. Centerplate’s Paul Pettas has seen his role expanded to public […]

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