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Live Nation Entertainment Establishes
Women Nation Fund To Help
Female-Led Music Businesses

Live Nation Entertainment Establishes Women Nation Fund To Help Female-Led Music BusinessesLive Nation Entertainment has established the Women Nation Fund, an early-stage investment fund focused on female-led live music businesses. Live Nation is setting up the fund and will provide access to the company's resources and capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the concert promotions, events and festival spaces. The announcement was made on May 15, 2018, by Live Nation's President and CEO, Michael Rapino. 

"As the leader in live entertainment, we want to meaningfully address this issue, change the dynamic and widen the playing field," said Rapino. "The Women Nation Fund is a first step towards empowering new entrepreneurs and creating more opportunity for women in this sector of the live music business."

"Women are underrepresented across the entertainment ecosystem, but we see this particularly in the music industry," said Dr. Stacy Smith, the Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California.  "One crucial way to kick-start the effort towards gender parity is to fund female entrepreneurs.  I applaud Live Nation for their leadership and for committing its resources in a way that can affect real change."

The Women Nation Fund will identify, fund and grow the pool of female-led festivals, events and promotion companies available on a worldwide basis. Entrant businesses must be female-founded and oriented around concert promotion, festivals or live venue management. The Women Nation evaluating team is comprised of Live Nation female executives with diverse domain expertise including Anna Sjolund (Co-Managing Director/Head Promoter, Live Nation Sweden), Amy Corbin (Promoter, C3), Virginia Davis (Founder, G Major Management), Amy Howe (COO, Ticketmaster), Lesley Olenik (VP, Touring), Maura Gibson(President, Front Gate Tickets), Kelly Chappel (VP, Touring) and Carrie Davis (Chief Communications Officer). Businesses selected by the fund will be given access to Live Nation resources such as strategic advisory, industry contacts and mentorship across lines of business and functional areas.


 





originally published: 2018-05-16 10:35:53


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Event calendar
Sunday, May 20, 2018


MUSIC

Elvana @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT OF DOO WOP & ROCK N ROLL VOLUME II @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

The British Invasion Years Dinner Show @ iPlay America, Freehold - 4:30pm

BACH’S COMPLETE BRANDENBURGS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 3:00pm


Dean Shot's Tribute to Howlin' Wolf @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:00pm







THEATRE

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 2:00pm

Issei, He Say @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 2:00pm

The Nerd @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

Turning Off the Morning News @ Berlind Theatre @ McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Appropriate @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 3:00pm

Aspire PAC Auditions - Disney's The Lion King JR./Thoroughly Modern Millie @ Our Lady of Consolation (Ministry Center - Wayne), Wayne - 10:00am


DANCE

New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 1:30pm and 4:30pm


MISC

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm and 7:00pm

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