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People on the move: Live Nation Sweden, Exit Festival and more

Live Nation Sweden has appointed booking agent Lina Pettersson (pictured left)as the new head of its agency division.

Previously, Pettersson was both an agent and head of sales for the company, stating that she is “driven by being part of, and strengthening the work of, a progressive agency that manages and develops the artists’ live careers, from booking to touring.

Mattias Behrer, who was appointed Live Nation Sweden MD earlier this year, said: “I am incredibly happy about the opportunity to promote Lina Pettersson to take over responsibility for Live Nation’s agency operations. Lina has solid experience as both agent and manager of our booking team and is appreciated throughout the organisation, as well as by our artists and partners. She stands for strong and inclusive leadership, relationship building, strategic maturity and creativity.”

Elsewhere, András Berta (pictured centre) has joined Serbia’s Exit Festival as international marketing director ahead of the festival’s 20th-anniversary celebrations in 2021.

Berta has previously worked for Sziget in Hungary, handling the festival’s international marketing, PR and ticketing between 2010 and 2017. He leads the European Marketing and Communication (Emac) Group at Yourope, the European Festival Association.

In his new role, he will be working with the promoter’s flagship Exit Festival, though he will also work with the company’s other events, including Sea Star (Croatia), Sea Dance (Montenegro) and No Sleep (Belgrade, Serbia).

He said: “It’s an honour to join Exit, since it’s clearly one of the most famous festivals in the world. For me, personally, it’s also very important that this event is far more than ‘just’ a festival.”

The Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball franchise has appointed Alex Diaz as its new chief operating officer.

Diaz will primarily oversee the operations planning of IBEC, and additionally provide operational council for the Clippers, Honey Training Center and the LA Forum, which was acquired earlier this year by Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer.

Most recently, Diaz has spent the past four years with Venues Solutions Group, providing design and operational consulting services to sports franchises, leagues, venues, architects, and other related businesses in the field of sports and entertainment.

The Clippers has also promoted vice-president Jason Green (pictured right) to chief ticket officer. Joel Adams has been named vice-president premium sales for Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center (IBEC), and Krystle Hogan has been appointed vice-president sales and service. Both Adams and Hogan will report to Green.

Gillian Zucker, president of business operations at the Clippers, said: “We are fortunate that all four of these exceptional talents have been involved with developing and executing our organisation’s vision for several years.

“They live our culture of relentless dedication to continuous improvement, and are dedicated to reimagining the live event experience for guests of the Clippers and Forum, and soon, at the Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center, the future home of the Clippers.”