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Ticketmaster France signs executive from competitor

Ticketmaster France has appointed former Fnac head of music Charlotte Broutin as its new head of music.

After eight years in her position as head of music for the ticketing department of Fnac, a large French retail chain, Broutin will support Ticketmaster in its drive for growth in France.

Broutin’s arrival at Ticketmaster France coincides with the firm’s move to increase its share of the French ticketing market. Ticketmaster France, formerly known as Ticketnet, is in competition with Fnac’s France Billet and Vivendi’s Digitick.

The website offers a large catalogue of more than 170,000 events each year, including concerts and festivals, gigs, theatre, exhibitions, sporting events and leisure parks. The firm also provides its customers with the option to use innovative services, such as seat selection on the 3D floor plan.

Broutin said: “This is a moment of great transformation and opportunity in the ticketing industry in France, I look forward to working with the team to help shape the future of Ticketmaster in La France. I am extremely excited to join the world’s leading ticket and show actor.”

François Thominet, president of Ticketmaster France, said: “Charlotte Broutin’s contribution will enable Ticketmaster France to accelerate the continuous growth of our activities in the concerts and festivals segments, while offering French producers the best customer support and new services.”