Major Concert Competitor Global Live Launches, Announces Hires
Global Live, the new division of Ashley Tabor’s UK-based Global Entertainment, has formally launched.
Helmed by former AEG CEO Randy Phillips, Global Live is positioned as a ‘360’ company, offering services that include label, publishing, artist management, event promotion, branding, sponsorships and marketing.
"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," Randy Phillips said in a press statement.
With their launch, the company announced the hiring of longtime Bon Jovi manager Paul Korzilius, who will serve as senior vice president of the company.
Billboard reported on Korzilius's long relationship with Phillips, noting that Phillips played a significant role in bringing Bon Jovi into the AEG Live fold, with AEG producing four major tours that have grossed almost a billion dollars.
Global Live is hitting the ground running with a stake in the Rolling Stones' upcoming July 4th show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4th with Global Live co-promoting the event in conjunction with AEG Live, Randy Phillip's former firm.
Other hires include Sam Bush, who joins Global Live from AEG UK, where he served as Director of Live Music, overseeing festivals such as British Summer Time, as well as playing a significant role in the touring careers of artists such as Selena Gomez and The Vamps.
Ned Collett will advising Global Live in a consulting role. He previously served in senior executive roles at BASE Entertainment, FDR Management and Pure Management Group, as well as executive vice president of North American Venues for Live Nation.
Global Live's first tour will be the Vamps UK Arena tour, which they are co-promoting with AEG Live.