Live Nation has announced the expansion of its New York team today.
New York City native Anthony Makes has joined Live Nation’s U.S. Concerts division as President of New York to lead the company’s continued expansion in the market and will further develop their concert promotions and event bookings. Makes was previously the lead promoter for AEG-partner Bowery Presents and had been with Bowery for over a decade. Makes will now report to Alan Ostfield, President of U.S. Concerts, North Atlantic Region for Live Nation.
“I am honored to join Live Nation and its local New York team and begin using my experience and focusing my efforts to further the company’s premiere booking, production, and promotion capabilities,” said Makes in a release. “My insights and appreciation for the New York events scene, will bring an expanded perspective to Live Nation’s businesses in the market. At the end of the day, it’s my goal to help create unparalleled live music experiences for my fellow New Yorkers and the countless people who come to NYC to enjoy live events.”
In addition to Makes, Live Nation’s longtime booker Jason Miller who helped solidify Live Nation’s presence in New York, is being named Executive Vice President and will work closely with Makes to oversee booking and continue attracting top talent.
“Anthony brings significant industry experience from his 25-year career in music,” said Ostfield in a release. “With their combined knowledge of New York and strong relationships within the industry, Anthony and Jason will be unstoppable as we continue working to expand our annual concert events and venue platform.”
Live Nation has clubs, theaters, and amphitheaters throughout the city including Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theatre, Warsaw, Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, as well as recent additions Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom which joined the Live Nation umbrella through the Mercury East Presents partnership in December 2017. For larger scale artists and shows, Live Nation frequently books NYC’s most venerable open rooms, including Madison Square Garden, Barclay’s Center, The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall. Live Nation also oversees New York’s top music festival, Governor’s Ball. This summer, the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series at the Seaport District will be programmed exclusively by Live Nation.