Former AEG Live Chief To Head 360 Music Company Global Group In U.S.
Ashley Tabor’s UK-based Global, The Media And Entertainment Group, has launched a new division in the US to be helmed by former longtime AEG Live chief Randy Phillips.
The multifaceted, "360"-styled content and entertainment company, which maintains offices in London and Los Angeles, will include touring, label, publishing, artist management, branding/sponsorships and marketing divisions, with new headquarters based in Los Angeles and a London office.
Joining Phillips at the new venture will are Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Chuck Ciongoli, formally of Universal music, longtime protégé, Chief Creative Officer David Loeffler, and Business Affairs executive Rand Hoffman. In addition, Executive Vice President and Urban music head Garnett March brings will fold in his own entertainment company, “The Chemists/Global.”
Other senior executives are also already in place, and will be announced shortly, the company said.
Randy Phillips comes to Global Entertainment after 13 years as CEO at AEG Live, where he promoted major tours by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Rod Stewart, and Prince. He oversaw the expansion of AEG Live’s Festival Division (Coachella, Stagecoach, New Orleans Jazzfest) and won the NAACP Image Award for producing the prime-time CBS-TV special, “Genius: An Evening For Ray Charles.” Phillips also produced hit movies featuring Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, as well as managing Rod Stewart, Toni Braxton, Lionel Richie and Usher.
Phillips said, “I’m excited to be leading Global’s growth into the content creation business in the form of Global Entertainment. We’ve got an outstanding team of executives in both LA and London and some great signings. The vision of creating a real 360 content creation company, that genuinely offers a vast array of services to artists, combined with Global’s financial commitment to its new Entertainment division, is something that attracted me greatly to Global. Everyone talks about doing a 360 company, and we hope to lead the way in this new model of music content generation.”
Global's Los Angeles office is located on the 21st floor of 1100 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, California and can be contacted at (310) 774-4700.