BMG Issues Statement After Mass Shooting During Jason Aldean Concert

Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas
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Police form a perimeter around the road leading to the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2017. 

BMG, which acquired Jason Aldean's record label Broken Bow Records in January, has issued a statement after a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas country music festival during Aldean's headlining set on Sunday (Oct. 1) night. 

"BMG today expressed its sadness at events at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last night (Sunday, October 1) in which at least 50 are reported dead and 400 injured. The shooting occurred during a set by Jason Aldean signed to BMG label Broken Bow Records (BBR). Aldean, his band and crew and two BMG staff members who were attending the festival were all uninjured." 

Also included in the statement, which can be found in full here, are quotes from BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch and Executive Vice President of Broken Bow Records (Aldean's label, part of BMG) Jon Loba. 

"We are horrified by the events in Las Vegas overnight and relieved to report that all of our people have escaped uninjured," Masuch said. "Too many others were not so fortunate. We send our condolences and best wishes to all of those affected by this dreadful act." 

"While our artists and staff are safe, our hearts are broken for those listeners in our extended family who just wanted to share a night of great music and the camaraderie that is the hallmark of country music," said Loba.




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