People on the move: DICE, ASM Global, and more…

We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…

Independent ticketing platform DICE has appointed Piper McCoy (pictured left) as vice president of communications.

She will be responsible for driving the company’s global communications strategy with the overseeing of campaigns, executive profiling, though leadership initiatives, and government affairs communications.

Before joining DICE, McCoy was vice-president of communications at BuzzFeed and she has also held leadership roles at organisations such as Rush Communications, Roc Nation/Roc Apparel, New Era Cap, Eko, and Walmart.

Live entertainment group ASM Global has named Jason Rio (pictured centre) as its senior vice president of entertainment and content development.

He is due to lead expansion efforts of the company’s live event programming and seek new opportunities to develop its live entertainment products.

Rio will also lead ASM’s live content development, which includes strategy, event booking, and product inventory for ASM Global Arenas, Stadiums and Theaters.

Sphere Entertainment Co. has promoted Ed Lunger to senior vice president/general manager of Sphere, the 20,000-capacity venue that opened in Las Vegas last September.

He previously served as vice president and assistant general manager, back-of-house operations but in his new role he will oversee a range of functions including building operations, event production, and ticket operations.

Lunger will also work cross-functionally across the Sphere organisation to develop, execute, and support strategic plans aligned with Sphere’s overall business objectives.

Ticketpass has hired Rhys Cadogan (pictured right) as its new commercial director.

The company states that the appointment was down to his belief in the “power of personal connections” and his passion for one of Ticketpass’ core missions which is to reshape the ticketing industry and make it have more of a positive social impact.

“My primary goal is to drive Ticketpass’ market presence and foster widespread adoption,” said Cadogan.

“This involves not only increasing user numbers, but also solidifying Ticketpass as a trusted and go-to platform in the ticketing industry. I aim to lead initiatives that enhance brand visibility, customer satisfaction, and overall market share.”

Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) has lined up Anna van Nunen to succeed Dago Houben as its new general manager.

Van Nunen takes the reigns of the platform which helps to promote emerging European music talent and hosts an annual four-day festival in her home city of Groningen in the Netherlands.

“With her background in the festival world, experience in sustainability and the start-up world, she embodies what we stand for: Always looking for new talent, new developments where inclusivity and sustainability are of paramount importance,” said ESNS Supervisory Board chairman Jeroen van Erp on Van Nunen.

Georgia Royes has joined The Garden of Unearthly Delights as programme manager on a freelance basis.

The festival is based in the Australian city of Adelaide and sees Royes join after working on the Berlin 2023 Special Olympics World Games as senior manager of ticketing and spectator services from May 2021 to August of last year.

AEG Germany has added Dennis Krause to its booking team in Berlin as senior booking manager.

He will be mainly responsible for booking the Verti Music Hall, the 4,350-seat venue that opened in 2018 at AEG’s Mercedes Platz.

Krause has more than 15 years of experience in the concert and event industry and most recently worked as an agent for the Hamburg-based a.s.s. concerts and promotion where he managed concert and tour bookings for international artists.

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment has appointed Christian Gremelmayr and Santosh Aerthott with the goal of driving the expansion of Good News Productions, the Swiss rock and metal concert organiser which it acquired in 2019.

The duo will focus on future strategy with plans to organise additional concerts with international artists in Switzerland.

“I am really looking forward to working with Christian Gremelmayr and Santosh Aerthott,” said Good News managing director Stefan Matthey.

“They have extensive experience in the live entertainment industry and a strong network of artists and promoters. We have already worked together closely and trustingly on various events in recent years. Together we want to develop new event formats and offer visitors first-class entertainment at many events and concerts.”

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