Redlight Leaves a Light On
Industry veteran Nick Light has joined Coran Capshaw’s Redlight Management team and will be heading up their touring division. Nick spent the last bunch of years as VP of Touring and Artist development for Warner Bros., before doing a quick layover at Sony as part of the Rick Rubin restructuring. We are glad it didn’t take long for Nick to resurface.
Matlins CMO At Live Nation
Old news for sure at this point, but as mentioned as a rumor in one of our newsletters a few months back, Seth Matlins is now officially the Chief Marketing Officer for Live Nation. Seth comes from CAA where he was one of the leaders of their marketing divsion working with brands such as Coke, eBay, Harley Davidson and Starwood Hotels (that’s probably why Starwood is now the official hotel chain for Live Nation). Hats off to Live Nation for the effort…and good luck to Seth.
Layaway For All
Turns out that the ticket layaway plan we’ve discussed a few times in the newsletter that AEG’s festival division is doing for their Stagecoach Country Music Festival is actually being implemented across all of their festivals. So, fans can buy tickets and “pay as you go” for Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Mile High, Bumbershoot, and Rothbury festivals. Nice job! Innovation is the key to the success and growth of Live Entertainment.
U2′s New Stage
Speaking of innovation, U2 is headed back out this summer…and back into stadiums. Their rig looks just amazing!!! http://360.u2.com/ This is innovation…bringing a show to the people. Say what you want about the band, this is really cool!
How Will We Build New Arena Acts?
You hear this question over and over again…and yet we aren’t paying attention. Nine Inch Nails, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Nickleback, Greenday, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Hanna Montana…all play arenas. Wake-up…keep building.
Speak with you soon…