Exclusive: Andy Schuon Out at Live Nation Entertainment

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(The following is a developing story.  Check digitalmusicnews.com for continued developments.)

Live Nation Entertainment senior executive Andy Schuon has now left the organization, according to multiple sources to Digital Music News. The informant group includes a pair of executives within Live Nation itself, though media representatives at the concert giant have not confirmed the exit.

Schuon, who worked closely with Irving Azoff, came into the Live Nation fold through Ticketmaster Entertainment and Front Line Management.  The reasons for the departure are unclear at this stage, and the exact timing of the exit is also unknown.  Schuon first joined the now-merged company in January of 2009.

Schuon appears to be flying solo at the moment, though he has a deep history in the music industry.  Schuon currently sits on the board of Hot Topic, was a programming consultant and advisor to Sirius XM Radio, and carried top or near-top positions at IMF, Infinity Broadcasting, Pressplay, and Farmclub.  He was also Executive VP of Programming and Production at MTV, and EVP and General Manager at Warner Bros. Records.