Live Nation has announced its expansion in Singapore by acquiring a controlling interest in One Production, a leading concert promoter in the region. One Productions shows feature artists from countries across Asia, “which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been bringing to the region,” according to a release from Live Nation.
“By joining forces with ONE Production, we are creating the leading international concert promotion business in Singapore,” said Alan Ridgeway, chairman of Live Nation Asia Pacific in a releasee. “We look forward to amplifying performance opportunities for artists and diversifying concert offerings for fans by welcoming the local expertise of the ONE Production team.”
Live Nation continues to build a presence in Asia as the demand for Western pop and R&B genres grows in the region. Live Nation Singapore had its most successful year to date in 2018 with shows from they toured artists including Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd, Mariah Carey and Dua Lipa.
Live shows for Korean Pop, Chinese Pop and more are also increasing in demand. In 2018 ONE Production promoted stadium and arena shows with the likes of Mayday, Eason Chan, Got7, Twice, Super Junior, EXO, and One OK Rock.
“Over the last few years, ONE Production has enjoyed tremendous success working with Taiwanese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese artists,” said Ngiam Kwang Hwa, managing director of One Production in a release. “We already know the Live Nation team very well and are excited by all the opportunities this new venture generates for our team and our artists.”