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AEG PRESENTS Excellent Ventures: A Conversation with Rick Mueller by Bob Lefsetz



 
Under North American president Rick Mueller, AEG Presents has made headlines and entertained under-served audiences on both coasts with bold new festivals and revamped venues. Whether it's a big-ticket one-off like Desert Trip (which grossed $160 million in 2016), or the Panorama Festival on New York City's Randall's Island (which this year features the likes of Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and The Killers) or the acquisition of storied concert venues like the Santa Barbara Bowl or the Saratoga Mountain Winery, Mueller's footprint on the live music experience is deep. In this Lefsetz session, Mueller will talk about how AEG Presents and its many partners has built a bond with concert audiences.
 
DATE: Friday, May 11, 2018
TIME: 11:10AM - 12:00PM
LOCATION: Osgoode Ballroom East, Sheraton Centre Hotel
TRACK: Live Touring Summit
TYPE: Business Keynote Interview
4-DAY MUSIC SUMMIT PASSES AVAILABLE HERE.
 
ABOUT RICK MUELLER
Rick Mueller serves as President of AEG Presents North America. His responsibilities include oversight of AEG Presents' fifteen regional offices on matters of programming, operations, and development of new business ventures. AEG Presents' North American division produces over 10,000 shows annually grossing in excess of $900 million. Throughout his tenure at the company, he has helped acquire or develop venues including the Santa Barbara Bowl, the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and the Iconic Agora Theatre in Cleveland. In addition to setting the booking strategy for AEG Present's regional offices, he has worked on national touring projects with Artists such as Hall & Oates, Tear For Fears, Avicii, and Enrique Iglesias.
Prior to joining AEG Presents in 2008, Rick managed the concert operations for Live Nation in California. During his tenure he oversaw the restoration of the classic Hollywood Palladium and revitalized the concert programming and attendance at the iconic Universal Amphitheater.

Rick started his career working for the legendary San Francisco concert promotions company, Bill Graham Presents. He was responsible for programming hundreds of concerts annually, booking BGP's arena, amphitheater and stadium shows across the Bay Area. He worked closely with artists including Green Day, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, and Beyoncé.

Mueller began promoting concerts while he was a student at U.C. Santa Barbara. During his college career he interned for Coachella founder Paul Tollett at Goldenvoice.
 
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is Canada's most established music industry conference. Now in its 36th year, it is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events - combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada's biggest New Music Festival. All convention functions take place at the CMW's host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2M9).
 
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