Cohl New LN Chairman

Live Nation has named Michael Cohl chairman of the company’s board of directors, replacing Randall T. Mays.

Cohl was a vice chairman, along with Mark Mays, and he will maintain his titles as chairman and CEO of Live Nation Artists. 

Cohl has been credited with being a pioneer in the current business model of concert promotion, which includes ancillary income from merchandise and marketing as well as live performance income.  Most associated with his successful promotion of The Rolling Stones since the ’80s, Cohl was instrumental in promoting four of the top five tours of all time.

Michael Rapino remains Live Nation president and CEO.