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Appointments round-up: ATC Live, Festicket and more

This week Alice Hogg, who most recently spent three years as a talent buyer for Live Nation, has joined booking agency ATC Live.

At Live Nation, Hogg worked as a buyer where she worked on European tours for artists including Post Malone, Billie Eilish and Lizzo.

She also previously worked as an agent at United Talent Agency, booking artists such as Glass Animals and Tom Misch.

Also this week, Festicket appointed former Eventbrite music account director Ed Walsh as its strategic commercial director.

Walsh joins Festicket after spending over two years at Eventbrite, where he developed the music accounts strategy at the company, working closely alongside the company’s biggest clients including The MJR Group and global clubbing brand, elrow.

VMS Live has announced three appointments as it refocuses its business model with a move to a London office in January.

The company has created a new marketing department of which Ioana Mosteanu joins the company to lead, while Yara Magarino has been named as the new digital marketing and design specialist. Elsewhere in the company Aoife Niblock has been promoted to northern regional manager, supervising the venues VMS Live operate in Wrexham, Liverpool, and Hull.

VMS Live chief executive Bert Van Horck said: “We have taken a very close look at the heart of the company and consulted with the great team of people working here and fantastic clients to make some well-informed, bold decisions. To align our aims and those of our clients’, we will invest in new systems, a new office, create a new marketing department, for which we have appointed two marketeers.”

Elsewhere, Chris Carey joins Dutch resale marketplace TicketSwap as head of international marketing. He is the founder and chief executive of Media Insight Consulting in London and has worked with clients such as Spotify, Sony and The O2 Arena.