Randy Phillips Named CEO Of Global Entertainment U.S. By Ashley Tabor
February 20, 2015 at 4:42 AM (PT)
Veteran music executive RANDY PHILLIPS has been named CEO of GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, the U.S. division of media baron ASHLEY TABOR's U.K. company, which controls BRITAIN's largest commercial radio chain. The new, L.A.-based "360" creative content company will include a label, music publishing, artist management, promotion, live concerts, events, touring, branding, sponsorship and marketing divisions, under "one roof" with offices in WESTWOOD and LONDON including a staff of experienced industry pros.
Commented TABOR, whose company includes Top 40 CAPITOL FM, Urban CAPITAL XTRA, Hot AC HEART, Alternative XFM, Oldies GOLD, AC SMOOTH RADIO, Classical CLASSIC FM and News/Talk LBC: “This is a defining moment for GLOBAL as we open our first office in the U.S. and create a new type of content company. Our goal is to redefine the possibilities for a 21st century music and entertainment company and I am thrilled to have RANDY and the team on board.”
PHILLIPS, who comes to GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT after 13 years as CEO at AEG LIVE, added: "I’m excited to be leading GLOBAL’s growth into the content creation business. We’ve got an outstanding team of executives in both L.A. and LONDON and some great signings. The vision of establishing 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. Everyone talks about doing a 360 company, and we hope to lead the way in this new model of music content generation.”
Among the staff is EVP/CFO CHUCK CIONGOLI, formerly of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP; Chief Creative Officer DAVID LOEFFLER and ex-INTERSCOPE Business Affairs executive RAND HOFFMAN. In addition, EVP and Urban Music head GARNETT MARCH brings in his own multi-faceted joint venture entertainment company, THE CHEMISTS/GLOBAL, with its first signing 18-year-old ATLANTA artist ANTHONY LEWIS.
The LOS ANGELES office for GLOBAL occupies the 21st floor of 1100 Glendon Ave. in WESTWOOD and can be contacted at (310) 774-4700.