LN’s Gang Of Four

Live Nation has considerably beefed up its Paris office by luring four new promoters from major rivals.

Angelo Goppe has moved from Nous Productions and will now be a senior vice president of promoting with LN. Armel Campagna and Damien Chombard-Boudet have joined from Gerard Drouot Productions.

The fourth new recruit is Jonathan Miltat from Deluxe Productions, where his pop and specialist jazz roster included Terry Callier, Sebastien Tellier, The Puppini Sisters, Krystle Warren and Dave Holland Quintet.

Live Nation moved into France in 2007, purchasing a majority share in Jackie Lombard Productions. The U.S. company’s other major interest in the French live music business comes from its Belgian office, where Herman Schueremans has teamed with Roubaix-based promoter France Leduc to create a festival at the historic Grand-Place in Arras in northern France.

LN chief exec for International Music Alan Ridgeway said the company has seen “a huge opportunity” to bring more international and local concerts to music fans in Paris and the rest of France.

“This great team of promoters, under the leadership of Isabelle Gamsohn, LN managing director for France, ensures that we are now well positioned to take full advantage of these opportunities,” he said.