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There are more changes afoot at Global Entertainment, the ambitious, "360"-styled content company started a year-and-a-half ago by ex-AEG boss Randy Phillips.
Global Entertainment was launched in February 2015 with a wide slate of offerings covering touring, publishing, artist management, branding and marketing. "When it comes to music & entertainment, we do it all," its website says. But seven months after its debut, Phillips exited the role of CEO within the new division to take on a still-unannounced role elsewhere at Global, a U.K.-based radio, TV and entertainment conglomerate. The news was first reported by Music Business Worldwide.
Before leaving, Phillips tapped into his roots and launched a live division within Global Entertainment, saying the "industry is anxious for another professional, well resourced, financially stable live promotion company to enter the market." This new division will remain a focus and was apparently protected from job cuts.
According to the report, the company’s publishing and management division are carrying on with work in L.A., as well as at a sister office in London. Charles Ciongoli is listed as executive vp and CFO of the entertainment business and is based in California. A Global rep did not respond to a request for comment at press time, but admitted "some changes to the structure of Global Entertainment" in a statement to MBW.
Global Entertainment has two artists on its management roster: former The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes and English pop-rock band Lawson. Clients of its publishing arm include Corinne Bailey Rae, Ellie Goulding, LMFAO, The Script and The Vamps.