Singapore’s One Production acquired by Live Nation
Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in Singaporean promoter One Production.
The companies have a history of co-promotion – notably recently partnering on this month’s sold-out BTS show at Singapore’s National Stadium (55,000-cap.) – while Live Nation Singapore brought major international acts including the Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Bruno Mars to the city-state in 2018.
Recent shows for One Production, which largely focuses on promoting Asian acts, include Taiwanese rock band Mayday, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan, K-pop acts Got7, Twice, Super Junior and Exo and Japan’s One OK Rock.
One Production managing director Ngiam Kwang Hwa comments: “We already know the Live Nation team very well and are excited by all the opportunities this new venture generates for our team and our artists.”
The deal follows the most acquisition-heavy 12 months to date for Live Nation, which closed 2018 by taking over Argentina’s DF Entertainment. Terms of the One Production acquisition were not disclosed.
“We are creating the leading international concert promotion business in Singapore”
“By joining forces with One Production, we are creating the leading international concert promotion business in Singapore,” says the chairman of Live Nation Asia-Pacific, Alan Ridgeway.
Other major promoters in Singapore include Midas Promotions and LAMC Productions, which focus on international acts, and MM2’s Unusual, which mostly promotes Asian artists.
“We look forward to amplifying performance opportunities for artists, and diversifying concert offerings for fans, by welcoming the local expertise of the One Production team,” concludes Ridgeway.
One Production’s first show as part of Live Nation will be Korean girl band Blackpink, who play Singapore Indoor Stadium (12,000-cap.) on 15 February.
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