Live Nation UK Hires

Sam Bush
– Sam Bush
Live Nation

Bush and Schiavon both join from Global Live, the touring and festival arm of UK radio giant Global, which claims to be the No. 2 festival operator in the UK.

Schiavon has been promoting shows since 2007, including Jon Bellion, Blackbear, Oh Wonder, Glass Animals, The Dandy Warhols, and De La Soul. He previously worked for Glastonbury, Transmission Music Group and Gloucester Guildhall.

Bush was AEG Live’s director of live music before joining Global in 2014.

The roster of acts he worked with includes

He’s been working with Taking Back Sunday, Don Broco, The Used, Underoath, Less Than Jake, Slaves and Nothing But Thieves on a national scale. 

Haq started as a local promoter in Manchester with acts such as Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Pierce The Veil, Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari. He later worked with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Neck Deep, State Champs, and Basement.

Andy Copping, LN executive president of UK touring, said: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Sam, Joe, Kamran and Sean to Live Nation. Following our partnership with Metropolis Music this year and the addition of these hires, we have further strengthened a formidable promotions team who are dedicated to breaking artists, building careers and bringing even more incredible live experiences to fans in the UK.”

Live Nation said the new hires underscored its “commitment to invest in and develop new talent.”

The company is looking back on what it describes as “a record summer,” with a host of sold-out festivals and concerts. Highlights included U2’s two sold-out concerts at Twickenham Stadium, grossing some £11.1 million, two Robbie Williams concerts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium (£6.3 million) and two sold-out shows by Guns N’ Roses at London Stadium (£13.5 million) as well as one Ireland show promoted in cooperation with MCD at Slane Castle (£7.4 million). 

Joe Schiavon
– Joe Schiavon
Live Nation

Successful Live Nation festivals this summer included Parklife, Download, Community, Wireless, Wilderness, Lovebox, Latitude, V Festival, Creamfields, Reading and

Upcoming tours by The Killers, Depeche Mode, Kasabian, J Cole,