(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Avalon Attractions, Clear Channel Entertainment's renamed Southern California operations, has added two new talent buyers – Rich Best and Greg Siegel – joining Avalon Attractions President Brian Murphy, Eric Herz and Nick Masters.
Best, who has been with CCE since 2002, has relocated to LA from Minnesota where he developed his promoting skills at First Avenue nightclub, and then Compass Entertainment, a regional concert promotion company.
In LA, Best will report to Murphy and book and promote shows in amphitheatres and arenas throughout Southern California.
Siegel, who most recently was a talent buyer for West Hollywood's Troubadour, will focus on clubs and theaters in Avalon’s territory, including The Avalon in Hollywood. He brings both artist management and agency experience to the Avalon team.
Tommy Ginoza replaces Best in Minneapolis to handle club and theater bookings, moving out of the Clear Channel Touring office. He will work with Scott Gelman at the arena level. Prior to working for Clear Channel Music, Ginoza worked at EMI records, Goldenvoice and House of Blues.
— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner