Live Nation Entertainment
Location: Los Angles, CA
Live Nation was born out of Clear Channel Communications as a concert promotion company in 2005. The organization expanded its dominance of the live entertainment promotion and marketing industry when it merged with Ticketmaster in 2010.
- Live Nation Concerts
- Front Line Management Group
- Live Nation Network
- House of Blues
- In House Artist Project
What to Expect
The primary focus of Live Nation Entertainment remains the promotion of live concerts and theatrical productions, though the business model as expanded to other related activities. In 2006, the company purchased the House of Blues chain. Over the past several years, Live Nation has introduced an entertainment marketing division, artist management services, and a record label that has signed acts such as Madonna, Jay-Z, and Shakira. The worldwide enterprise produces more than 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists. Front Line Management Group represents a growing roster in excess of 250 artists.
Live Nation operations are based in the Los Angeles area, with additional offices in nearly every state in the United States. Employment opportunities are available in departments ranging from administration and business management to creative design, editorial writing, and software development. Live Nation also hires venue staff, serving in positions such as usher, bartender, ticket taker, and similar roles. Entertainment and media career opportunities exist in fields relating to artist management, A&R, video editing, web development, copywriting, graphic design, and concert booking, among others.
Educational and professional experience requirements vary widely, but applicants can seek further information by visiting Live Nation Entertainment’s official website’s career section. All applications must be submitted online through the website’s career portal, including completion of a questionnaire used to determine eligibility in addition to the formal application. Internships are available, typically unpaid, and limited, based on the needs of the company. Acceptance will generally be granted only to current college students able to receive college credit for internship hours.
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