The Music Network has announced that, as of today, veteran Australian tour promoter Michael Coppel will be the president and CEO of a new tour promoting company called Live Nation Australasia.
Live Nation Australasia is a result of the US based Live Nation Entertainment purchasing Coppel’s company, Michael Coppel Presents (MCP), which was based out of Melbourne.
In regards to his new position, Coppel released the following statement:
“I am delighted to be joining Live Nation and look forward to working with Luke, Roger and my current team, together with the touring teams in Los Angeles and London to firmly establish Live Nation as the leading promoter in Australia and New Zealand.”
In an article by All Access, Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino said,
“We have worked with Michael Coppel on a number of tours over the years and are now extremely pleased to be welcoming such a well respected and successful promoter into our international network… Australia is the 6th largest music market in the World and an increasingly important touring market for international artists. It represents a significant part of our opportunity for international growth.”
Coppel is responsible for bringing musical acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and U2 to Australia.