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Live Nation exec leaves company

Jason Garner was chief of global music

Live Nation Entertainment chief executive officer of global music Jason Garner has ankled the company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing by the firm.

Garner, who reported to LNE chief exec Michael Rapino, had held the position since September 2008. He exited Friday, according to the SEC filing posted on LNE’s investor site Wednesday.

He previously served as president and CEO of the company’s North American music division. He joined Live Nation in 2003 as lead booker of its Latin division.

According to Forbes, Garner, who is 37, was the 15th highest-paid executive under 40. His compensation in 2008 was $1.57 million.

On Tuesday, LNE announced it had promoted concert division execs Mark Campana and Bob Roux to presidents for the south and north in North America, respectively, and Rick Franks to president of North America, talent/touring, in the touring division. Ron Bension was appointed CEO of the House of Blues and club division.

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