(CelebrityAccess News Service) — After working together for the past two years on a non-exclusive basis, Jack Utsick's Worldwide Entertainment and Eli Lande's Touring Pro Events have teamed together to form TouringPro Events/Worldwide Entertainment. It will be based in Los Angeles.
TouringPro Events is the dominant radio festival producer in the country working with large radio stations in every market and every music format. TouringPro organizes, manages and promotes events for radio stations while helping them design a live event strategy. In the past two years, TouringPro has worked with and consulted over 75 major radio stations.
Utsick, founder and president of Jack Utsick Presents, initiated the deal with TouringPro. JUP recently created Worldwide Entertainment to reflect its growing worldwide influence. "The deal with TouringPro is an important step in our growth and influence on all aspects of the live event business," says Utsick.
Lande was previously an artist manager at Left Bank Management, where in addition to managing artists, he headed the touring division and was responsible for managing dozens of domestic and international tours every year. He worked with The Bee Gees, cranberries, Meatloaf, Clint Black and Deana Carter. Prior to joining Left Bank management, Lande was a tour accountant and tour manager for Elton John, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Pearl Jam. — edited by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen