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Jay Belin Promoted to VP of International Touring at AEG

AEG Presents announced the appointment of Jay Belin as vp of international touring. A prolific talent booker with over 17 years of live music experience, Belin will be responsible for executing major concerts across Europe with the AEG Presents Global Touring division, utilizing his strong history and relationships built in his previous roles. Directly reporting to svp of global touring Michael Harrison and Simon Jones, Jay will initially be based in AEG Presents’ New York office before moving to AEG Europe’s headquarters in London. Jay’s roles and responsibilities will focus on European touring operations and projects for Global Touring clients.

“AEG Presents is an artist-first organization and that is something you can’t fake,” says Belin, who began his career at AEG Presents subsidiary The Bowery Presents. “In a world where authenticity still counts for something, Rich’s vision and the team executing it embody that spirit. We all arrived at AEG through a shared love of live music and being a conduit to help artists bring that experience to their fans is an irreplaceable feeling.”

Adds Rich Schaefer, president of Global Touring for AEG Presents: “Jay has been a close friend for many years and I’m so excited for him to join our team as our focus on global growth continues. His background in live music touches almost every single part of the ecosystem, which gives him invaluable insight into artist relations and where our business is headed. I expect Jay will quickly become an important asset to our touring artists and promoters around the globe.”

Belin’s live music career began with booking shows at the Mercury Lounge in New York for The Bowery Presents. He then spent two years as senior talent buyer at Live Nation, booking venues across New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey, including such storied rooms as Irving Plaza, Stone Pony, and Roseland Ballroom. Belin’s rise in the business continued with a pivot to the agency side, and he spent the next 10 years at WME, where he booked domestic and international tours in the agency’s New York and London offices.

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