The Breakfast Meeting with Marc Geiger
Sunday 6 March 2016
10:30 – 12:00
Host: Ed Bicknell, Damage Mgmt (UK)
There are few figures in the agency world who command as much respect as Marc Geiger. As head of the music division at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, Geiger oversees 2000+ clients, while his own diverse roster includes Jack White, Tony Bennett, LCD Soundsystem, Outkast, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Rihanna, Tom Petty and Nine Inch Nails.
Geiger’s career spans the contemporary music business. He started out as a concert promoter at Triad Artists, then co-created the Lollapalooza tour in 1991, which morphed into the multi-territory festival brand. He served as Executive VP of A&R, Marketing & New Media at American Recordings, and following a passion for tech, launched pioneering music internet company ARTISTdirect in 1994 before joining WME in 2003.
Opposite the hot seat will be raconteur, industry legend and interviewer extraordinaire Ed Bicknell. Ed opened the WME office in London back in 2007, so is reunited with his former colleague to host what promises to be a fascinating and insightful 90 minutes. If there’s a better reason to get out of bed on a Sunday morning, we can’t think of one… early arrival is advised.