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Carter, the BBC's former head of popular music, live music events and BBC Introducing, is taking time off for family reasons
By Jon Chapple on 07 Jun 2017
Jason Carter, the former BBC Introducing boss recently appointed to head up Amazon’s Prime Live Events, has stepped down.
Carter (pictured), who joined Amazon in May as director of Prime Live Events for Amazon Tickets, is taking a career break for personal reasons, an Amazon spokesperson tells IQ. Rumours of Carter’s departure were first reported by Hits, with Amazon confirming the news yesterday.
In a statement, the company explains: “Jason has decided, for family reasons, that he needs to take time off from full-time employment.”
Prime Live Events, Amazon UK’s first self-promoted concert series, was announced in May, exclusively available to Amazon Prime subscribers. The first show, Blondie at the Round Chapel in Hackney, was postponed in aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing.
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