Ticketmaster is consolidating several key operations into a single music division and putting industry veteran David Marcus in charge of it. The Live Nation-owned ticketing giant announced that Marcus is their new executive vp, head of music in North America, overseeing the OnTour artist services operation, the Venues & Promoters ticketing segment and club ticketing platform TicketWeb.
Marcus will report to Ticketmaster North America president Jared Smith, who said the unified division will help the company "leverage our unique assets against the specific needs of the music ecosystem. We’re building a team here that can help an artist and the first set of clubs they play in, and grow with them all the way to theaters, arenas and stadiums."
He added, "We believe David’s successful history of working with artists, fans, and technology gives him the ability to guide our investments to ensure we provide the most comprehensive solutions for all the various players in the live music lifecycle."