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The hiring of Charlotte Broutin, formerly head of music at Fnac's France Billet, will boost TM France's "continuous growth" in the music sector, says the company
By Jon Chapple on 18 Sep 2017
Ticketmaster France has hired Charlotte Broutin, formerly of rival operation France Billet, as head of music.
According to head of comms Cédric Blondel, Broutin’s arrival at Ticketmaster France (formerly Ticketnet) comes as the company increases its share of the French ticketing market, where it is in competition with Fnac’s France Billet and Vivendi’s Digitick.
“This is a moment of great transformation and opportunity in the ticketing industry in France,” comments Broutin (pictured). “I look forward to working with the team to help shape the future of Ticketmaster in France, and I am extremely excited to join the leading global player in ticketing and entertainment.”
“This is a moment of great transformation and opportunity in the ticketing industry in France”
François Thominet, president of Ticketmaster France, adds: “Charlotte Broutin’s contribution will enable Ticketmaster France to accelerate the continuous growth of our activities in the concert and festival markets while offering French promoters the best customer support and new services.”
According to the International Ticketing Yearbook 2016, Ticketmaster France/Ticketnet is one third of a “powerhouse trio of ticketing companies in France”, with each having a distinctive strength: “Fnac is the generalist and has historically been the first point of call for concertgoers, with both an online offering and the national Fnac chain of music stores; Digitick is strong in alternative shows, such as electronic and hip hop; [and] Ticketmaster is the choice of the mainstream consumer”.
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