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Beyoncé changes management team

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Beyoncé changes management team

Beyoncé has changed her management team.

The 'Drunk In Love' hitmaker has parted ways with her general manager of five years, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, in favour of Steve Pamon, the former head of sports and entertainment marketing at JPMorgan Chase.

A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: "Beyoncé basically cleaned house, got rid of her whole team, which included her cousin, and hired a new team. She wants to surround herself with business people who could take her career to an even higher level.

"She has one album left to deliver before her deal is up with Columbia, plus she wants to make smarter decisions where it comes to touring, sponsorships and acting roles."

And Parkwood Entertainment, the 34-year-old singer's company, insists the shake up is just due to the addition of "new departments".

A statement reads: "Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests ... Some senior staffers were given the opportunity to reposition and stay on. Some members ... awakened [to] new interests and decided to follow personal routes.

"Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyoncé for the last 10 years. Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyoncé's life."