Live Nation Names Dave Kochbeck Senior Vice President of Interactive Technology

LOS ANGELES, Mar 24, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Live Nation (NYSE:LYV), a leading live content and distribution company, has announced the appointment of Dave Kochbeck to the position of SVP of Interactive Technology at the company. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Kochbeck will be responsible for strategic development of Live Nation’s online presence.

Prior to joining Live Nation, Kochbeck was the Head of Technology for Friendster, the first major online social networking service, where he oversaw the expansion of that service from 13 million to 26 million registered users. Mr. Kochbeck also served as National Director of Information Technology for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, where he and his team developed and deployed the first major candidate blog and implemented the first significant online fundraising effort.

Bryan Perez, President – Interactive, commented: “Dave has repeatedly developed groundbreaking online communities. As we continue to focus on better serving the artist and fan, his leadership will be instrumental in helping us position Live Nation as a leading online live destination.”

About Live Nation

Live Nation is a leading live content and distribution company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 150 venues worldwide and promoted or produced over 28,500 events in 2005. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles. Live Nation is listed on The New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV”. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s web site at

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