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    David Lande
    Ziffren Brittenham

    As the World Cup was approaching, Lande's international music practice kicked into high gear, securing spots in the Cup's opening ceremonies for clients Alicia Keys and Shakira. He also put together a $30 million endorsement and marketing deal for Shakira with SEAT, a European car company. "The potential opportunities in international markets are often much larger than the potential opportunities in the U.S.," he says. Working closely with colleague John Branca, Lande structured two deals for the Michael Jackson estate to create a touring Cirque du Soleil show and one in Las Vegas featuring Jackson and his music. Revenue from both shows is expected to exceed $1 billion over the next 10 years.

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