JARED LETO APPOINTS FORMER AMAZON VP AS CEO OF HIS COMPANY ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND 61

While most people know Jared Leto for his band Thirty Seconds to Mars and his acting career, most notably his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, he’s also a savvy businessman and entrepreneur.

His company Adventures In Wonderland which was created in 2010 offers music fans up close and personal, VIP experiences with their favourite bands and artists including Demi Lovato, Blink-182 and, of course, Thirty Seconds To Mars. As the company continues to grow, Leto has now appointed former Amazon company Audible senior vice-president Jason Ojalvo as its CEO. Key to his role will be looking at ways in which AIW can expand its reach and connection to fans even further.

Speaking after his appointment, Ojalvo said:

“My years at Amazon taught me to be completely customer-centric and I’m excited to help Adventures in Wonderland continue to offer audiences the magical experiences they are used to and doing it in an even more creative and scalable way than ever before.”

Leto also released a statement which read:

“The hiring of Jason as CEO takes us into a new and exciting era,” Leto added. “We are an artist-founded company that has always done anything and everything possible to serve artists and audiences better. With Jason at the helm, we will deliver even better services for artists and continue creating unforgettable experiences for all.”

Ojalvo’s appointment comes at the same time as that of Joshua Russak who is to be head of business development.

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RAG N BONE MAN CONFIRMED FOR 2018 BRIT AWARDS 16

We are so pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough awards Rag’n’Bone Man will be performing live at this year’s award ceremony on 21 February. He will join an already exceptional line-up which so far includes Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Sam Smith and Stormzy.

In the last year, Rag’n’Bone Man has broken the record for fastest-selling UK male debut of the decade with his 3x Platinum No. 1 album  ‘Human’ which has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Rag’n’Bone Man said: “Jheez! 2017 has flown by super quick. Its pretty mental to think that I bagged two awards at The BRITs last year and now I’m heading back to perform. I’m looking forward to being a part of the celebration with everyone. It’s going to be a good one for sure!”

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Rory epitomises how dreams can come true. He has had the most amazing 12 months and I’m so delighted to see him back where it all started.”

The 38th BRIT Awards will be hosted by Jack Whitehall at The O2, London and broadcast live on ITV. We can’t wait for Rag’n’Bone Man to bring his talent to the stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and includes live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.

FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED FOR BRIT AWARDS 2018 27

We are so delighted to announce that four-time BRIT winners and one of the world’s most successful bands Foo Fighters will perform on The BRITs stage for the first time on 21 February.

The international superstars will deliver one of their legendary live performances alongside performances from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Dua Lipa.

Foo Fighters have sold more than 25 million records and sold out countless world tours. The band’s acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’ was their fourth to hit No.1 in the UK charts on release in September, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury – which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever – will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”

With four BRIT Awards under their belt winning International Album in 2008 and International Group in 2008, 2012 and 2015 we can’t wait for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to bring the incredible Foo Fighters energy to The BRITs stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and include live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.