LOS ANGELES, CA — Gary Gersh, President, AEG Presents Global Touring and Talent, recently announced that AEG Presents has appointed two executives to fill key roles in the new AEG Global Touring division: David Rappaport as Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Harrison as Senior Vice President. Both executives will be based in Los Angeles.
In addition, former StubHub senior executive Michelle Swing will be joining AEG Global Touring as Director of Artist Development, and Victoria Torchia, who most recently served as Head of Marketing & Partner Management for AOL, will serve as Head of Digital Marketing, AEG Global Touring.
Most recently, Rappaport was Head of Artist Relations (Americas) at YouTube Music / Google Play Music, where he spearheaded new education and strategy initiatives geared toward artists, management companies and agencies. Rappaport also led promotional initiatives with several artists, including Camila Cabello, Panic! At The Disco and Led Zeppelin. Prior to YouTube, Rappaport was an artist attorney, first at Davis Shapiro & Lewit and then at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
Harrison, who has been the Tour Director for Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring Company, has promoted concert tours by some of the biggest names and greatest stars in modern music, including most recently Arctic Monkeys, Portugal. The Man, Flight of The Conchords, Royal Blood, Shawn Mendes, Midnight Oil and many others.