Jay Byrd Joins Live Nation Concerts as Global Tour Promoter

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Agent Jay Byrd is joining the world’s largest promotion company. Byrd has been hired as the newest global tour promoter for Live Nation’s concert team. 

In his new role, Byrd will be responsible for several existing tours with top artists including Lil Baby, A$AP Rocky, Logic and more. He will also be tasked with building new relationships with artists and booking tours across North America and major international tours around the world. 

Byrd started his career in 2006 in the William Morris Agency mailroom and worked his way to agent, handling their entire Adult Contemporary roster for the West Coast as well as western Canada, generating millions in annual booking revenue for the company. In 2015, he moved over to CAA where he worked with artists including Lil Wayne, Common, Jason Derulo, Queen Latifah, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lukas Graham and Jon Batiste, among many others. Byrd oversaw David Blaine’s first national tour, Anita Baker’s sold-out arena run and Las Vegas residency and was an integral part of the launch of Bottlerock’s first year. 

“Throughout his career, Jay has proven that he can’t be stopped. He has an incredible drive and passion that we are excited to continue to foster at Live Nation,” said head of Live Nation Concerts talent and touring Omar Al-joulani in a release. “We are always looking for the best and the brightest, and there is no doubt Jay is going to create incredible opportunities for any touring artists he works with.” 

Live Nation Concerts’ talent and touring team handles hundreds of tours each year across North America and the globe, working with artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Drake, U2, Jay-Z, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, BTS, Pink, Guns N’ Roses, and many more.   

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