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Dice promoters Russ Tannen to President, brings in some streaming expertise with new hires

By | Published on Wednesday 12 May 2021


Ticketing company Dice has promoted Russ Tannen to the role of President and confirmed that his focus now will be building the firm’s presence in the US market. Tannen is re-locating to New York to perform that role.

“We’re building our second HQ in New York and investing heavily in North America to bring fans the most amazing events at the best venues with zero hassle”, Dice founder and CEO Phil Hutcheon explained when confirming Tannen’s promotion. “The world is about to experience the biggest growth in live entertainment in history and Dice is backing the best partners to do so”.

Tannen himself added: “New York is a city that knows how to go out and we have always had our sights set on expanding our presence here. It’s awesome to be tasked to lead the effort. There is a tangible energy and excitement for everyone to be out again. We’re building an epic team who will make sure that, as it comes back, live music is better for fans, venues, promoters and artists. I’m looking forward to continuing to build Dice’s position in the US and around the world”.

As well as positioning themselves to capitalise on the live sector’s resurgence once the COVID shutdown is finally out of the way, Dice is also looking at pursuing opportunities in the livestreaming space, in the hope that the new interest in livestreamed shows that emerged during the pandemic can be sustained long-term.

A couple of recent hires also announced by Dice confirm that intent, with both new recruits joining the ticketing firm from Spotify. Jordan Gremli becomes Dice’s Head Of Artist Development, while Jo McNally joins as Global Head Of Music Licensing.