TicketsNow president and CEO Cheryl Rosner will exit the company, effective Dec. 19, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. She will be replaced by Shawn Freeman, who will serve as president of TicketsNow and senior VP of resale for Ticketmaster North America.
At a time when some international recording artists are looking to include India in their Asian touring itineraries, the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai could have a damaging impact on the country's emerging live entertainment business.
Tiësto, Carl Cox, Bloc Party, Deadmau5, the Ting Tings, Cut Copy and Crystal Castles, among others, will perform as part of the 2009 Ultra Music Festival, to be held March 27-29 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami.
Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group could have a big impact on Live Nation's summer amphitheater touring season, according to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, who spoke yesterday (Nov. 20) on a touring panel at the annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York.