Global Entertainment is making a big move into the live industry with the launch of Global Live, a touring and festival promotion arm.
The music company, headed up by Ashley Tabor (pictured), hinted at big things to come earlier this year after making a slew of executive appointments.
Amongst them were former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, who heads up Global’s LA office, and is now tasked with leading Global Live.
The firm already boasts tours including The Rolling Stones in Indianapolis and The Vamps Arena UK tour (co-promoted with AEG Live).
Based in London as well as LA, Global Live will “focus on quality not quantity, with Global committing real resource to its live arm”, according to the press release.
In the UK, former AEG director of live music Sam Bush joins as director of Global Live.
While at AEG, Bush was involved in booking outdoor events including British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park, as well as tours for The Vamps, Rixton and Selena Gomez.
In the US, Bon Jovi manager Paul Korzilius will serve as senior vice president of Global Live.
Additionally, Ned Collett has been appointed as a consultant responsible for divisional operations and finance. Collett joins after senior roles at BASE Entertainment, Inc., FDR Management, LLC dba PURE Management Group (PMG) and Live Nation.
Commenting on his new project, 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 added: “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 UK.”