(PRWEB) October 17, 2008
Guy Oseary, who manages such music industry stars as Madonna and Lenny Kravitz, is joining viagogo's advisory board. Mr Oseary will bring his considerable knowledge of the entertainment business to http://www.viagogo.com as it continues to build on its position in the industry and strike eye catching deals.
Mr Oseary is well placed to offer such advice after negotiating the most talked about and groundbreaking deal in music business by partnering Madonna with Live Nation, the number one touring promotion company in the world. He will help viagogo to continue its innovation of the secondary ticketing market and to offer unique solutions to, artists, promoters and venues.
He began his career in the entertainment business at what was to become Maverick Records when he was only 17. He rose quickly through the ranks to chairman of the label and guided them to sell over 100 million albums worldwide and secured its spot as one of the industry's leading boutique record labels.
In 2005 Guy became the manager for his longtime business partner Madonna and guided her through the 2006 "Confessions" worldwide tour, one of the top-grossing tours of all time. Her latest studio album "Hard Candy" has now reached #1 in 37 countries since its release on April 30th.
This new partnership follows viagogo being named the Official Premium and Secondary Ticketing Partner of Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour in Europe, excluding Germany and Italy. This is the first time an artist has signed a deal of this kind and it follows similar landmark deals that viagogo has initiated with Warner Music and Live Nation.
Guy Oseary said, "I welcome viagogo's fresh approach to the entertainment industry and I look forward to helping them build more innovative partnerships in the future. "
Commenting on the news, Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo said: "We are delighted that Guy Oseary has decided to join our advisory board. It has long been our intention to work with the industry and Guy has an outstanding track record in the music and entertainment business. We intend to use his passion and knowledge to strengthen our offering to the millions of people who use our site to buy tickets in a safe, secure and 100% guaranteed way."