Speaker Biography

Vince Bannon 

CompanyBannon Sheet Metal
TitleChief Tin Knocker
BioVince Bannon was the President of started Concert Company Ritual Inc. from 1979 to 1993, while in college in Detroit. The company, which owned and operated nightclubs St. Andrew’s Hall, The Shelter (featured in Eminem’s movie 8 Mile), etc.Industry Asylum, Industry, and Clutch Cargo’s, produced over 550 shows a year and worked with Nirvana, The Police, and Prince, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns And Roses, among others. Vince served as President from 1979 to 1993. Vince also helped create Lollapalooza during this time. Vince taught and lectured at UCLA from 1990 to 95 in Los Angeles at the entertainment extension program. From 1994 to 2000, Vince was SVP of Artist Development at 550/ Epic Records, where he worked with Oasis, Travis, Macy Gray, Celine Dion, Des’ree, Fuel and more.In 1998 won Pollstar’s Artists Development executive of the year award. From 2000 to 2001, in conjunction with Clear Channel, he co-produced the Area One Festival Tour Featuring Moby, Outkast, Paul Oakenfold, Incubus, The Roots, New Order and more, with over 20 shows in 17 markets. He was subsequently head of A+R for Redline Entertainment, a film and music content company wholly owned by Best Buy. In 2003, Vince became EVP of Music Worldwide for image.net. Image.net is a technology solution for entertainment companies and works with Universal Studios, Paramount, Disney, and Warner Music Group, delivering all their marketing materials and assets to media and affiliates worldwide. In 2004, Getty Images acquired image.net. Vince became part of the Getty Images business development team, VP, Entertainment Partnerships and Evangelist . Vince has played an integral role in the Michael Och’s Archive acquisition, , Led Zeppelin Reunion exclusive deal, British Music Experience deal, the acquisition of Pump Audio and the recent Premium Playlist launch on www.gettyimages.com Has continued add more catalogues to Getty Images music with the additions of Ah2music and Lady’s Gaga’s managements’s Atom Factory Music. Has been involved with the Rovi, Gracenote, Google, iTunes, Vevo image/music deals and VICE Media in the past years has keynoted at such conferences as “In The City” in Manchester, Viva Tech in Paris , The Fuse Conference in Adelaide Music Matters in Singapore. MIDEM, The Web Summit, SXSW , The Mobile World Congress Barcelona and The UK Parliament in London. Vince lives in the hills of Los Angeles below the world famous Hollywood sign. He is married to an extraordinary French Canadian Zoe and has 2 beautiful boys, 2 pointers. This year , Vince left Getty Images to pursue his passion on creating a new cutting edge music media platform + a new festival business. Launching with great proven partners in the tech and content space.

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