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A Powerful Alliance: DC Set Group Acquires Stake in Move Concerts Brazil

Roberto Carlos
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Roberto Carlos in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Corinthians soccer club on September 27,2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

DC Set Group, the Brazilian concert promoter that manages icon Roberto Carlos and has worked with superstars like Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart in Brazil, has acquired a stake in Move Concerts Brazil, the local arm of indie promoter Move Concerts.

The acquisition will result in a powerful domestic entertainment company with many strategic alliances abroad, operating under the Move Concerts Brazil brand.

Move, based in Miami and with offices also in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico, is one of the largest independent promoters in Latin America, and has guided the tours of massive international stars, from Iron Maiden to Shakira. Led by founder and CEO Phil Rodriguez, Move also long booked Rock in Rio.

DC Set, led by partners and co-presidents Cião Chies and Dody Sirena, was founded in 1979 and is organized in eight business verticals that include sports, conferences, management, concerts and music festivals.

All partners have long worked together and collaborated in multiple alliances which eventually led to this new partnership, aimed at growing and expanding Move’s business in Brazil.

"I have known Dody Sirena and Cicão Chies for a long time," said Rodriguez in a statement. "Over the years we have worked together on some tours in Brazil and have been friends for decades. I have enormous respect for how they turned their company, DC Set, into a powerhouse that covers artist management, venue management, touring, publishing, and eSports."

"The partnership with Move Concerts is the result of many years of partnership, friendship, and respect," adds Sirena. "For the group, it is a privilege to announce this partnership at such an important moment, when major live events are being resumed."