AEG Presents Appoints Jay Belin Vice President, International Touring

Veteran Booker Joins Global Concert Promoter, Bringing Broad Experience and Background in Live Music to New Position


NEW YORK--()--AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion and artist development, today announced the appointment of Jay Belin as Vice President, 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 Senior Vice Presidents 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 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, respectively. Belin has worked with such acclaimed artists as Vampire Weekend, Mac Miller, FKA twigs, Nines, Don Toliver, Jarvis Cocker & Pulp, Kali Uchis, Joey Bada$$, Juice WRLD, JPEGMAFIA, Death Grips, James Murphy and Zach Bryan, to name a few.

About AEG Presents

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, Rock En Seine and All Points East — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as Justin Bieber, Blackpink, Kenny Chesney, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and Tyler, The Creator, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at


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AEG Presents announces the appointment of Jay Belin as Vice President, International Touring


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