The newest division of Global Entertainment is Global Live – a live touring and festival promotion arm of the company.
The new venture will see Global backing live talent as tour and festival promoters in the US and UK.
Led by Randy Phillips, CEO of Global Entertainment and former founder & CEO of AEG Live, and based at Global Entertainment’s new Los Angeles headquarters and London offices, Global Live says it will focus on quality not quantity, committing real resource to its live arm.
In the US, Bob Jovi’s Manager Paul Korzilius will serve as Senior Vice President of Global Live whilst in the UK, Sam Bush joins Global as Director of Global Live. He joins from AEG UK where he was Director of Live Music.
Additionally, Global Live has announced that Ned Collett will lend his talents to the company as a consultant responsible for divisional operations and finance. He was previously Managing Director and Executive Vice President at BASE Entertainment, Inc.
Global Live’s first concert event in the US is The Rolling Stones at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Independence Day in conjunction with AEG live, whilst the first UK promoted tour is the sold out “The Vamps” tour this April, a co-promotion with AEG Live.
Randy Phillips said: “Having built AEG Live from the ground up with some really gifted executives, I know what it takes to build a live entertainment company. Global is well positioned to do this again in the year 2015, and the industry is anxious for another professional, well resourced, financially stable live promotion company to enter the market. As a new company, whose only mandate is not to be constrained by legacy and to focus on presenting great talent on stages around the world, we are able to independently promote and/or work with partners on a project-by-project basis.”
Bush said: “Joining Global is incredibly exciting. The ambition, drive and financial resource here means we can make some really exciting plays that will genuinely enhance the live landscape in the U.K.”