Galbraith ousted from Live Nation


LONDON -- Live Nation U.K. Music managing director Stuart Galbraith has been dismissed from the live music powerhouse because of "breach of contract."

The executive has been ousted from the company's central London premises.

Live Nation U.K. president Live Nation Paul Latham will continue to run the British company.

A Live Nation spokesperson declined comment on the development.

Galbraith was vp promotions/director of festivals in the U.K. for Clear Channel Entertainment, before the company's December 2005 spinoff from parent Clear Channel Communications and subsequent name change to Live Nation.

During his tenure, Galbraith played a central role in the creation of Britain's Download and 02 Wireless festivals, among others, and was in charge of production at the July 2005 Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park.

He joined the company in 1999 after Live Nation's purchase of SFX.