Live Nation is the world's largest live entertainment company. Our #1 priority is helping artists connect with their fans around the world, and in 2017 alone we had 86 million fans attend our 30,000 concerts and 100+ music festivals.
How to Get Hired
We asked Live Nation Entertainment for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Innovative, entrepreneurial, and bold people thrive at Live Nation. The work flow here is fast-paced, and our employees dynamically adapt to changes in strategy or evolving visions from an artist or client. Most decisions are made at the team and divisional level, not pushed down from our C-suite, so we need people who have great ideas and aren’t afraid to share them. This decentralized approach is what allowed Live Nation to expand from operating in just the U.S. to having a presence in over 40 countries in just a decade. It also means that everyone has potential to make a big impact. You don't have to know everything about music history or even the music industry to succeed here; as long as you bring passion to your work you will fit right in.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Know your shit. Whether you’re looking to promote global tours, run hospitality in one of our 222+ venues, strike sponsorship deals with world-class brands, or get more tickets into the hands of fans, our recruiters can tell when they’re talking to an expert. Be ready to give us concrete examples of how you’ve made an impact in past roles. You'll earn major bonus points with us if you embrace our entrepreneurial spirit and come to the table with ideas that could move the needle for our business.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
It’s important to remember that we’re more than music; as the world’s leading live entertainment company we cover the action from stage to field, and touch many industries from technology, marketing, operations, hospitality, customer service, sales, film, advertising and beyond. Our Concerts group needs tour managers and marketers to fuel our core touring business. Ticketmaster is always looking for top tech talent to help innovate our platforms and improve the ticket buying experience. And Media & Sponsorship needs analytical brains to help manage our 900+ clients as well as creative gurus to continue developing award-winning brand integrations for world-class partners. We keep our corporate team very lean to prevent becoming too bureaucratic, which means our central business services (Finance, HR, Legal, M&A, Communications, IT, etc.) are looking for the best of the best.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
First, connect with Live Nation on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and LinkedIn to get a feel for the 30,000 live events we produce each year. If you like what you see (and hear), you can learn more about the company and see all our current job openings around the world at www.livenationentertainment.com. Each of our divisions has a distinct strategy and culture, so be sure to do your research to find the group that’s right for you.