Live Nation’s head of electronic music may be joining SFXJames Barton Live Nation

Live Nation’s head of electronic music may be joining SFX

Every time SFX makes headlines, it seems that things have gotten worse for them; And unfortunately for the nearly-bankrupt conglomerate, they’ve made quite a few headlines recently. However, it seems that they may have finally caught a break.

James Barton, who held last year’s number one spot on Rolling Stone’s “50 Most Important People in EDM” list, has reportedly left his position as Live Nation‘s President of Electronic Music. Furthermore, Barton is expected to join SFX, the New York Post reports:

“James Barton, the head of electronic dance music at Live Nation, is exiting and is poised to land at Bob Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment… Barton, from Liverpool, England, is close to concluding negotiations to join the publicly traded firm in a senior but undetermined position, sources said.”

Barton’s success with his own British event company Cream — and with Live Nation since their acquisition of Cream — makes Barton a sensible candidate to help rescue SFX from its imminent death throes.

Via: New York Post.

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