TEG, a global leader in live entertainment, ticketing, and technology, today announced the appointment of impresario Randy Phillips to the Board of Directors. Phillips, whose role will be both advisory and operational, led TEG’s role on behalf of DONDA Touring in producing and promoting the December 9th sold-out benefit Ye (Kanye West) and Drake, concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Headlined by Grammy award-winning artist Kanye West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, with a special guest appearance by Drake, the one-night sold-out benefit concert at L.A. Coliseum, raised awareness and support for Larry Hoover and the cause of prison and sentencing reform. The joint performance came months after the two artists ended their highly-publicized feud and officially made amends.
Phillips said: “I have had many opportunities in my career to work with some of the greatest artists and executives in the live entertainment sector of the music industry. Joining the extraordinary TEG team is a dream come true for me since I have so much respect for TEG Group CEO, Geoff Jones who built an incredibly well-run and market-leading company in Australia/New Zealand and has built on that success across the globe. Working with a true musical genius like Kanye, again, was an opportunity that my role at TEG afforded me and the results were financially and historically significant. This is just the beginning since our artists work for their fans and TEG works for our artists. Together with my colleagues on the Board and in the operating divisions of TEG, we plan on strategically growing the business through organic growth and acquisitions.”
Geoff Jones, Group CEO, TEG, said: “Randy’s track record in the business speaks for itself. He has done just about everything in the live space and has enormous knowledge, experience, and expertise that I look forward to tapping into and working collaboratively with in order to grow the TEG business globally. Randy shares our growth aspirations, and I have really enjoyed working with him so far. He has already added so much, and I look forward to a long Partnership with Randy.”
Phillips will work alongside TEG Los Angeles-based executive Amos Pizzey to contribute to the expansion of the TEG footprint in live entertainment, including the creation of unique, owned, or co-owned, and financed intellectual property. Pizzey was the founder of branding/sponsorship company Talenthouse, where he worked with artists like David Guetta, Pitbull, Linkin Park, Eric Clapton, Green Day, and Mumford & Sons and started his career as a member of the group Culture Club.
Phillips most recently served as President and CEO of LiveStyle, Inc. one of the world’s largest music event producers, which he joined in December 2016. Before LiveStyle, Phillips was CEO at AEG Live for 13 years, where he promoted world tours for artists such as Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rod Stewart, and Prince, among others, while establishing AEG as a global touring force. He directed AEG’s network of regional offices and worked with subsidiaries including Goldenvoice, Concerts West, and TMG-AEG Live.
Additionally, Phillips produced films featuring Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, as well as heading the company’s expansion of its festival division. Previously, he managed or co-managed, Lionel Richie, Usher, and Toni Braxton, and launched a joint venture with MCA Records (Gasoline Alley).
Phillips graduated Cum Laude from Stanford University and attended both the University of Santa Clara School of Law and the Loyola University Law School.