Metropolis Music, one of the U.K.'s biggest independent concert and event promoters, has been brought under the wing of Live Nation.
The London-based company will continue to trade as Metropolis Music with Bob Angus staying on as chairman and Raye Cosbert as managing director. Existing employees Andy Robbins, Kiarn Eslami and Tony Dobson will continue to look after artist bookings, with Sophie Pitchforth remaining executive booking coordinator and Ronnie Lee production coordinator. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The formation of Metropolis Music is a great venture for us, and another step in our commitment to promotions and world-class events in the U.K.," said Denis Desmond, chairman of Live Nation UK, announcing the deal.