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Ticketmaster Germany hires director of music

Starwatch’s Sebastian Kahlich joins Ticketmaster as director of music and entertainment, with responsibility for its sales staff

By Jon Chapple on 08 Jan 2020

Sebastian Kahlich, Ticketmaster Germany

Sebastian Kahlich

Sebastian Kahlich has been appointed director of music and entertainment for Ticketmaster Germany.

Formerly director of brand partnerships for Starwatch Entertainment, in his new role Kahlich is tasked with managing Ticketmaster’s sales team while developing new business for the company in Germany.

Klaus Zemke, managing director of Ticketmaster Germany, says: “Sebastian has remarkable industry knowledge and brings with him an unprecedented level of expertise in his field. We look forward to him joining us and helping us to further expand our brand in Germany and around the world.”

According to the International Ticketing Yearbook 2019, Ticketmaster is one of a number of challengers to CTS Eventim, which “dominates the German ticketing market is all domains”.

“I am really looking forward to working with the new team”

Kahlich’s old company, Starwatch, formerly owned a share of another challenger, DEAG’s MyTicket, though it sold its 25% stake in mid-2018.

“I am really looking forward to my new job at Ticketmaster and to working with the new team,” says Kahlich.

“The growing live scene is, for me, the most exciting area in the entertainment industry, and with Ticketmaster there are great opportunities to be successful in this segment together with artists, organisers and marketers.”


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