(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – UltraStar Entertainment, LLC, announced last week that former Radio City entertainment executive Ed Micone will head the marketing and content services company’s artist-acquisition and business development operations.
Micone will provide strategic direction, furthering the company’s growth across music, theatrical and live entertainment platforms. UltraStar includes major entertainment clients, including co-founder David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Sting, and combines marketing, technology and management expertise to aid artists in reaching their fan base.
“With the addition of Eddie Micone to our executive team, our star power is no longer limited to our world-class client list,” UltraStar President Larry Peryer said in a statement. “Eddie’s reputation and relationships throughout the entertainment industry will ensure that UltraStar has a seat at the table with every artist and manager as they examine their choices in the online business.”
“UltraStar’s business model and success with superstars provides a fan-friendly vehicle
for artists and managers to develop new revenue streams and grow their overall
business,” said Micone. “UltraStar by design has a nimbleness and ability to respond to
new market opportunities that is unmatched within the industry. Go figure that after 30-
plus years in the business, I am blown away by what these folks have already
In addition to the new UltraStar Entertainment relationship, Micone will continue to grow
his 3-year old entertainment production company, Micone Entertainment Group, including an upcoming Daddy Yankee pay-per-view, a Celia Cruz off-Broadway bio-musical, and a soon to be announced televised-events partnership with Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos.
The busy Micone will also continue to manage Las Vegas-based mentalist Gerry McCambridge, and to serve as Executive Producer of Special Events for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, talent consultant for Reuters Media and
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and as one of the original producers of “700
Sundays,” Billy Crystal’s Tony-award winning one-man theatrical. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers