EDM Power Players 2014: James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation

As president of Live Nation's EDM division, Barton, 46, oversees the global electronic dance business for Live Nation and played a key role in critical acquisitions like Insomniac and HARD Events. With thousands of events and dozens of festivals, EDM is Live Nation's fastest-growing genre. In North America, Live Nation produces six of the top 10 EDM festivals on the continent, and the firm, the largest promotion/ticketing/management company in the world, now boasts 18 international EDM festivals in its portfolio, including the wildly popular Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

Number: In 2013, Live Nation produced 472 EDM events that drew 2.5 million fans, topping the 382 events and 1.3 million fans it managed in 2012.


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