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Stuart Ross

Red Light Management
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stuart Ross became world famous for walking out of settlements when he didn't agree with the results. He wrote settlement riders that caused promoter heads to explode. He demanded that all Tom Waits shows become scalper free, which resulted in the development of paperless tickets. When he was 13 years old, he told Jim Morrison to leave the stage. A powerful and ruthless manager asked him to lighten up on a promoter. He is the only person who was at every single Lollapalooza tour show. He was the COO of Festivals for AEG / Goldenvoice, including Coachella and Stagecoach; and works with Coran Capshaw and Bruce Eskowitz at Red Light Management, where his clients include a 7’ tall singing clown.

Current and past job titles include: tour manager, tour accountant, festival producer, licensed agent, conference partner, and personal manager. Sometimes all at the same time. He took a failing production conference and made it thoughtful. Out of this resulted in the dialogue that begat the Event Safety Alliance for which he is proud to serve as a founding member.

His goals for the concert industry are for all of us to work with best business and safety practices, make sure every patron goes home safely, treat each other with respect, and know that if you're looking where everyone else is looking, you're in the wrong place.