LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world’s leading live music company, today announced the appointment of concert industry veteran Neil Jacobsen to the newly created position of President of Live Nation Miami. As President of Live Nation Miami, Mr. Jacobsen will oversee all of the company’s concert booking, marketing and promotion in the state of Florida, focusing on Tampa and Miami, which are among the top 25 markets in the United States.
“The creation of this position in Miami is a testament to the importance with which we view the Tampa and Miami markets,” said Jason Garner, President of North American Music. “I can think of no better person to lead this region than Neil Jacobsen. We are looking forward to having someone of his dedication and expertise in Miami.”
Mr. Jacobsen has been an integral part of Live Nation’s Philadelphia office since 1995, most recently serving as Executive Vice President. For more than ten years, Mr. Jacobsen worked alongside Live Nation President and Electric Factory founder Larry Magid, promoting concerts in the Philadelphia Area for the biggest names in music. Prior to joining Electric Factory, Mr. Jacobsen worked at MCA Concerts where he was instrumental in developing the storied Gorge Amphitheatre outside of Seattle, Washington. He began his career in 1977, working with industry icon Don Law in the Boston market until 1991, eventually rising to Vice President of Booking and Marketing.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside Don, Larry and Michael Rapino, who are among our industry’s most visionary leaders, over these past years,” said Mr. Jacobsen. “I look forward to working with Jason and the rest of the Live Nation team to bring a new focus and dedication to our business in Florida.”
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Live Nation is the world’s leading live music company, annually connecting more than 60 million fans with their favorite performers at over 30,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.LiveNation.com.
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