RED TAIL MERGES WITH 35 CONCERTS

Red Tail CEO Phil Drayer has announced that his company is merging with 35 Concerts and will do business under the banner of Red Tail Entertainment located in Fort Worth, Texas. The company will consist of a presenting division, Red Tail Live!, and a producing division, Red Tail Productions. Former 35 Concerts boss Marc Engel will serve as President of Red Tail Entertainment, while Dray will continue as CEO. Kelsey Young, who comes to the company from 35 Concerts, will serve as VP and Talent Buyer, USA East, of Red Tail Live!


LA COUNTY CREATES ARTS AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously May 15 to create the first-ever LA County Department for Arts and Culture, instructing the County to transition the LA County Arts Commission to a stand-alone county department starting July 1, 2018 to be led by current commission Executive Director Kristin Sakoda (pictured).

“This historic motion by the Board of Supervisors recognizes the important role of arts and culture in one of the largest and most diverse counties in the country—a role that the Arts Commission has long worked to cultivate,” Sakoda wrote in a letter to supporters. “A department structure will also provide sustainable staffing, operations, infrastructure, and policy for the future of arts and culture in LA County.”


GROUND CONTROL TOURING WELCOMES AGENT ANDREW MORGAN!

Andrew Morgan has left Billions Corp. as the newest agent to join Ground Control Touring. Morgan has developed the touring careers of a diverse roster of musicians including Angel Olsen, Sleep, Jenny Hval and Bully. He also represents established podcast and comedy artists such as Welcome to Night Vale, Criminal, Scharpling & Wurster and ClickHole Live. He will be based out of Ground Control’s office in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife, dog and impending twin babies. See the full roster of artists he brings to Grand Control Touring by clicking here.

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Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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