If you haven’t heard the recent hubbub about how Jay Z’s wallet just got about 150 million dollars thicker, then you may want to check out a bit last month’s entertainment news surrounding his signing with Live Nation, the largest concert and tour promoter and organizer in the United States.
The deal puts Jay Z in a great place not only financially, but creatively as well, lending him even more control over his career than he may have had as president of Def Jam records. What readers of the page should note, though, is that Live Nation is absolutely not (at least at this time) a record company.
What they are, is a huge entertainment conglomerate with a ton of money, its pulse on the music industry, leadership known for being smart business-folk as can be seen in their relationship-split from Ticketmaster last year, and, apparently very much innovators with some real leverage in the music industry. Heck, they’ve even got their own Facebook application page!
So stick around and watch what materializes. With U2 and Madonna also signing ridiculously long and plentiful deals with Live Nation, new opportunities are opening up for innovative people like you looking for their next, or first, music industry job. Do you think that with the kind of money they’re tossing around for these huge names, they just might need some people around to start growing this new wing of their business? You be your sweet little but they do.
Go get ‘em.
(The above link has a few names of people you can send your resume to as well!)
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