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Move Concerts Brazil names Tiago Maia as MD

Move Concerts, the biggest independent concert promoter in Latin America, has appointed Tiago Maia as managing director of its team in Brazil.

Maia’s professional career began in media and communication companies and included roles at Trip publishing house and at RBS Communication Group, one of the most important communication conglomerates in Brazil, where he worked for five years as general manager of events and new business.

After five years at the RBS Group, Tiago became CEO of the Novo Brasil Group, the largest operator of nightclubs, beach clubs and big parties in the south of Brazil.

In 2019, Maia joined the board of DC Set Group, as head of sales and business development, embracing various segments where the company operates. The alliance between Move Concerts and DC Set Group resulted in the invitation to take charge of the company’s executive directorship in Brazil.

“We are fortunate to have Tiago, with his background and enthusiasm”

Move Concert’s CEO, Phil Rodriguez, says: “One of the things we did during the pandemic was to look inward and make whatever necessary changes we felt were needed to come back stronger and better positioned to maximize our growth after the pandemic ended. We are fortunate to have Tiago, with his background and enthusiasm, leading our operation in Brazil and joining the Move Concerts family.”

Tiago adds, “My purpose is to bring more incredible experiences to the public that attends our events. This energy that moves us will transcend to an amazing journey with the audience.”

Move Concerts Brazil recently bolstered its marketing and finance departments team with the addition of Igor Ismail (assistant to marketing director Karen Pedroso) and Rodrigo Moura (finance manager).

Move Concerts is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and has offices in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico.


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Move Concerts partners with Brazil’s DC Set Group

Move Concerts, the largest independent promoter in Latin America, has partnered with DC Set Group, one of Brazil’s leading live entertainment companies, in a deal that sees DC Set partners and co-presidents Dody Sirena and Cicão Chies acquire a stake in Move Concerts Brazil.

The two companies have a history of collaborating on co-promoted tours in Brazil, including Faith No More in 1991 and Shakira in 2018. In the US, Miami-based Move Concerts USA has promoted stateside shows by Brazilian icon Roberto Carlos, who is managed by DC Set Group.

Led by company founder and CEO Phil Rodriguez, Miami-based Move Concerts has offices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico. Commenting on the new partnership, Rodriguez says: “I have known Dody Sirena and Cicão Chies for a long time. Over the years we have worked together on some tours in Brazil and have been friends for decades. In 1991, I worked with Dody Sirena on Rock in Rio’s lineup.

“I am thrilled to welcome DC Set to the Move Concerts family”

“I have enormous respect for how they turned their company, DC Set, into a powerhouse that covers artist management, venue management, touring, publishing and esports. I am thrilled to welcome them to the Move Concerts family as they take a stake in Move Concerts Brazil, and look forward to growing our Brazilian operation together.”

Founded in 1979 by Sirena and Chies in Sao Paulo, DC Set Group has promoted numerous international superstars in Brazil, including Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Luciano Pavarotti, Julio Iglesias and Rod Stewart. Move and DC Set will produce concerts and international sporting events initiatives under the Move Concerts Brazil brand.

“The partnership with Move Concerts is the result of many years of partnership, friendship, and respect,” says Sirena. “For the group, it is a privilege to announce this partnership at such an important moment, when major live events are being resumed. There is no doubt that it will be a very successful path.”


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