Five leading independent promoters have consolidated as LiveCo to develop new live events, artists and attractions, as announced exclusively by Pollstar on Jan. 31. Under the leadership of CEO Brian Becker, BASE Entertainment, Premier Productions, Icon Concerts, Rush Concerts and Peachtree Entertainment are part of the new venture with financial backing by Waterland Private Equity. Continue Reading Indie Promoters Form LiveCoRead More
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Jim Walczak has never been a biker, but that didn’t stop him from playing a crucial role running the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and music festival in South Dakota over the past 14 years. Continue Reading How Arena Manager Jim Walczak Helped ‘Save The Bacon’ In SturgisRead More
The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) will today announce the appointment of Stephen Parker as its new executive director to lead the organization. Continue Reading NIVA Names Stephen Parker Executive DirectorRead More
When it comes to true sons of Boston, Ken Casey wears the distinction with pride.
Geni Lincoln, who started her career in live at Universal Amphitheater for House of Blues Entertainment (which became part of Live Nation during her tenure) returns to Live Nation as president of the California region, the company announced Oct. 19. The move comes after Lincoln spent nine years at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, where she rose to general manager and senior vice president of live events. Continue Reading UPDATE: Becky Colwell Named GM Of Kia Forum, VP At Intuit DomeRead More
IN HER OWN FOOTSTEPS: Meka White Morris, the daughter of hall of fame NBA guard Jo Jo White, ran track at the University of Kansas, her father’s alma mater, but she’s blazed a path in sports business and is now chief revenue officer of the MLB Minnesota Twins. Twins’ Chief Revenue Officer Shares Insights From 18-Year Career On Day 2 of the VenuesNow Conference, Meka White Morris, the Minnesota Twins’ chief revenue officer, sat down with Oak View Group executive Dan Griffis for a one-on-one conversation about her multifaceted career. Over the past 18 years, Morris, the daughter of basketball hall of famer Jo Jo White and a former track athlete at the University of Kansas, has worked in sales for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Oakland Raiders, Live Nation, Legends and Learfield IMG College. Dan Griffis: What is the one part of our career that you would’ve done differently… Continue Reading VNC: Q&A With Meka White Morris
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