Jay Marciano
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United States

Anschutz Entertainment Group



Since Marciano took the helm of the world’s second-largest live-entertainment company in 2013, its venues have more than doubled to 90-plus; it has launched festivals Desert Trip, Panorama and Hyde Park; and it has acquired promoter The Bowery Presents and opened Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The hot streak continued in 2018 with global tours by the likes of Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Kenny Chesney; the launch of its ambitious digital-marketing platform; and the September start of Elton John’s three-year farewell tour. Through it all, Marciano oversees AEG tours and events, venues, digital and ticketing properties and fierce battles with competitors — particularly Live Nation — with a calm remarkable for a guy who answers to conservative billionaire owner Philip Anschutz.


  • Madison Square Garden Company
  • Universal Concerts
  • House of Blues Concerts Inc.

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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AEG Ends Block-Booking Policy Connecting L.A.’s Staples Center and London’s O2 Arena

AEG Ends Block-Booking Policy Connecting L.A.’s Staples Center and London’s O2 Arena

After several years of fierce battle, AEG Presents is ending the “block-booking” policy whereby artists who perform at the company’s O2 Arena in London would be bound to play its Staples Center in Los Angeles instead of the Forum, the main competing venue in the city.While claims conflict, AEG says it began the policy due to a similar one by competitor Azoff-MSG Entertainment connecting the Forum with New York’s Madison Square Garden. Azoff-MSG recently denied that such a policy was...


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