Music Heavyweights Join Viagogo's Advisory Board

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viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company, has today announced the appointment of two new members to its advisory board. Alex Zubillaga, formerly of Warner Music Group, and David Goldberg, previously of Yahoo! Music will bring their considerable knowledge of the music business to viagogo as it continues to sign historic partnerships and strengthen its position in the industry.

Alex Zubillaga worked as executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development at Warner Music Group from 2005 to 2008. Previously he held various positions at the company, including Vice President, office of the Chairman. Mr. Zubillaga was instrumental in driving Warner's digital music strategy.

David Goldberg co-founded LAUNCH Media Inc. in 1994, which was dedicated to delivering music and music-related content online. Mr. Goldberg then led the company through its acquisition by Yahoo! in 2001. Upon joining Yahoo!, Mr. Goldberg served as Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo! Music, where he led the company's global music operations and built it into the Internet's number one music destination. When LAUNCHcast Radio became the number one Internet radio service, Mr. Goldberg was named one of Billboard Magazine's top power players in digital music.

Commenting on the news, Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo said: "We are delighted that both Alex and David have decided to join our advisory board; they both have outstanding track records in the music business. We intend to use their passion and knowledge to strengthen our offering to the millions of people who use our site to buy tickets in a safe, secure and guaranteed way."

The appointment of Alex Zubillaga and David Goldberg follows a raft of ground-breaking deals in music, most recently the signing of exclusive secondary ticketing partnerships with Festival Republic, the organiser of the Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festivals in the UK, and the Isle of Wight Festival. viagogo's music heritage also includes partnerships with Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour as well as artists such as James Blunt, Linkin Park and Peter Gabriel.


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