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People on the move: ASM Global, Acrisure Arena and more…

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Venue and event management company ASM Global has expanded its content department and brought in Duc Nguyen (pictured left) as vice-president, global content programming.

Nguyen will report to John Boyle, global chief content officer and will be responsible for content generation for ASM’s arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centres. Nguyen was previously vice-president of bookings at Allegiant Stadium and a talent buyer for live entertainment company Live Nation. He will be based in Las Vegas.

“I am very excited to join the content team at ASM Global,” said Nguyen. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the world’s most iconic venues and be part of a dynamic operation that encompasses so many live entertainment experiences.”

Boyle added: “Duc is the consummate pro who knows every detail of the promotion business inside and out. He has an absolute passion for putting on shows and is a fantastic addition to our expanding team.”

Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs, California has expanded its team with six new hires. The arena will also be the home of the American Hockey League (AHL)’s Coachella Valley Firebirds.

Scott Feldman has joined as vice-president of event services; Brian Puza (pictured right) has taken on the role of senior director of operations; Brienne Cole will be the director of ticket operations; John Payne has joined as the senior manager of sales and rendition; Zoe Hickel will be the manager of hockey programming and community relations and Mike Rodriquez has joined Acrisure Arena as accounting manager.

The new hires will begin their new roles this month.

John Bolton, senior vice-president and general manager of Acrisure Arena said: “As we get closer to the opening of the arena in December, you can’t underestimate the importance of putting the right team in place. I’m pleased we’ve been so successful in assembling a diverse array of talent for Acrisure Arena.”

Goodlive Artists, the booking and touring division of Goodlive, the entertainment company responsible for Lollapalooza Berlin and Melt Festival, has announced a restructure that includes a slight reshuffle.

Goodlive Artists agencies including Melt!Booking and Nitelive will merge, bringing together their catalogues of rap, R&B, pop, alternative music and dance music artists.

Nitelive Artists managing director Florian Hauss has become managing partner, while Justus Mang will remain as managing director of Melt!Booking.

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