AEG Presents has announced that Brett Williams is joining the company as svp of global touring and talent. Williams arrives at AEG after more than 15 years at Los Angeles-based management company Monotone, Inc., where he served as general manager. His responsibilities at AEG Presents include identifying, signing, and booking talent for the company’s global touring and talent division.
“Brett brings an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience to the position,” says Gary Gersh, AEG Presents president of global touring and talent, to whom Williams reports. “His management background, keen eye for spotting and developing talent, and superb artist relations skills are perfectly aligned with our core strategy. I’m thrilled he’s joining the team.”
During his tenure at Monotone, Williams worked with an incredible range of artists, including LCD Soundsystem, the Chicks, Foster the People, Cold War Kids, Miike Snow, Dirty Projectors, BANKS, Ratatat, Still Woozy, Empress Of, Briston Maroney and many more. He also played a vital role in the company’s development, helping to grow its roster from four clients to more than 20 while expanding the staff from six to 20-plus employees.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a well-respected and innovative company, and look forward to working with Gary and the entire Global Touring and Talent team, who are best in class,” Williams says of his new role at AEG. “I started my career in music because of my obsession with artists, and the company’s mission mirrors my own — namely, to build, support, and serve world-class artists and their vision.”