Live Nation has acquired again.
This time the live music giant, via its Finland-based division, has acquired Hög Agency & Promotion’s business.
Founded in 2016, Hög Agency & Promotion is a key player in the Finnish market and represents Finnish artists such as Olavi Uusivirta, Adi L Hasla, Mouhous and Vilma Alina.
Mikko Varjamo, the Founder and CEO of Hög Agency will continue at Live Nation Finland as an agent, and current employees will now work for Live Nation.
In addition to the acquisition, Live Nation Finland has also signed two emerging acts from Finland , Kube and SONNY.
In June, Live Nation acquired Poland-based promoter Go Ahead.
In May the company acquired Spaceland Presents – one of Los Angeles’ best known indie concert promotion and booking firms, as well as the owner of venues such as The Echo, Echoplex and The Regent Theater.
In February Live Nation bought a majority stake in Tons of Rock, Norway’s biggest rock and metal festival.
“This new union with Live Nation will enable the company to operate at a different level and will strengthen our position in Finland’s music scene.”
Varjamo said: “After running my own agencies for over nine years, I felt It was time to move forward.
“This new union with Live Nation will enable the company to operate at a different level and will strengthen our position in Finland’s music scene. I’m extremely excited about this.”
“Our focus is on developing a strong domestic artist roster and the acquisition of Hög Agency & Promotion’s business is a key part of this plan.”
Tomi Saarinen, Live Nation Finland
Live Nation Finland’s Managing Director Tomi Saarinen added: “Our focus is on developing a strong domestic artist roster and the acquisition of Hög Agency & Promotion’s business is a key part of this plan.
“We aim to be the best possible partner for our artists and enable them to develop and reach their full potential while offering fans memorable experiences. We welcome the Hög super team to the Live Nation family.”Music Business Worldwide