Live Nation announced on Monday (Oct.1) that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. The company now promotes over 400 shows a year, and lists artists like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Mraz and Dolly Parton in their roster of previously promoted acts.
“Dan and Jason are dedicated promoters, through and through. Their industry insight and strong relationships have grown Emporium Presents into a national promoter in just a few short years, and we can’t wait to see what else they achieve now that they are part of Live Nation,” said Bob Roux, President, U.S. Concerts, Live Nation.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with our new partner Live Nation and building on what has already been a great long-term relationship between our two companies,” said Steinberg.
Zink added: “Our overall philosophy is to do right by the artists and do right by the fans, and everything else takes care of itself. We know Live Nation is a prime example of that. This new partnership will present a lot of opportunities for the artists we are fortunate enough to work with,” said Jason Zink of Emporium Presents.
This story originally appeared at Billboard.com