LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Live music streaming service LiveXLive Media announced the hire of industry veteran Garrett English as Chief Creative Officer.
In his new role, which will go into effect immediately, English will oversee all content creation for LiveXLive, serving as the executive producer of the company’s existing slate of global live events and original series.
In addition to overseeing the full slate of content and development at LiveXLive, English will develop LiveZone Weekly, which is scheduled for launch in Q1 2020. LiveZone Weekly is a weekly news program focusing on lifestyle and music and the next phase of the company’s on-site live music program.
The show will be available via the company’s app plus the company’s content distribution partners STIRR TV, YouTube, Zoom and ReachTV.
English joins LiveXLive from Viacom, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Live Event Programming, Specials & News at MTV, VH1, MTV2 & LOGO.
While at Viacom, he the Networks’ MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards as well as numerous international live events and specials over the course of his tenure at the company.
English began his television career in 1995 when he joined MTV’s News and Documentaries division. He later took the helm of the network’s Music Specials and Events unit producing all of MTV’s tent-pole on-air programs and special events.
“We are excited to bring an executive of Garrett’s caliber to LiveXLive,” said Dermot McCormack, President of LiveXLive. “He will be instrumental in shaping the direction of our content as well as spearheading many of our important ongoing and annual initiatives like LiveZone Weekly and the Live Music Awards, that are planned to debut next year.”