Australian music industry exec Marcus Seal has resurfaced with Live Nation Australia, Billboard.biz has learned.
Seal is the third executive appointment at the concert promoter’s new Australian company, assuming the role as head of marketing and communications.
Based in Melbourne, Seal will work closely with both VP international promotions Luke Hede and Roger Field, LN’s VP of promotions, Australia and New Zealand.
Seal most recently served as managing director and board member of Australia’s Shock Group of companies.
A veteran exec with experience across Festival Mushroom Records, Polygram, Sony Music and BMG, Seal joined the independent Shock music company in 2006.
While at Shock, he represented the company on the board of labels body ARIA for three years, and served on the board of its counterpart independent labels association AIR boards, the indies’ digital rights agency Merlin, and chaired the AIR Awards Committee.
Seal left Shock last December, almost a year after he was elevated to managing director, a broad role which gave him duties for the entire portfolio of companies.
Shock has enjoyed a turbulent time of its own. In recent months, the financially struggling company shuttered three divisions, including Shock Music Publishing. On Aug. 2, Australian CDs and DVD manufacturer and distributor Regency Media announced it had acquired Shock’s remaining assets for a sum estimated at up to $10 million Australian ($8.9 million).