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Zeeshan Zaidi

SVP/GM Artist Services /On Tour,
New York, NY, USA
Zeeshan Zaidi, a Sudbury, ON native, is the SVP/General Manager of Artist Services for Ticketmaster North America, a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Artist Services works with artists, managers, agents, promoters and labels to help make tours more successful through leveraging Ticketmaster’s marketing reach, data insights, and commerce opportunities. His group also includes a fan club division that runs the fan clubs, websites and digital presence of global superstars such as U2, Madonna, Maroon 5, Nickelback, and Tim McGraw. Before joining Ticketmaster Zeeshan spent several years in the tech startup world. He was CEO/co-founder of Host Committee, Inc., a social media and events startup. He also served as COO and Head of Global of LimeWire, the world's largest file-sharing network, and COO of Selectable Media (formerly Nabbr), a video advertising network sold to Meredith corporation. Zeeshan previously spent seven years in the recorded music industry at Sony BMG in numerous roles, including VP, Digital for RCA and Senior Director, Marketing for Arista Records. There, he helped develop the careers of superstar artists such as Avril Lavigne, OutKast, Usher, Sarah McLachlan and Dido. Zeeshan received an AB in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School, and is admitted to the New York State bar.