Talent Buyer Gary Spivack Joins Geiger’s SaveLive Platform As Senior Music Exec.
Veteran talent buyer Gary Spivack has joined SaveLive, the platform founded in 2020 to work with independent venue owners and promoters, as Senior Executive, Music.
Spivack will work with the SaveLive network to enhance day to day operations and long-range business, according to the announcement.
In the statement, Spivack says, “Over my career I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the biggest acts on the planet from Radiohead to Metallica and many in-between. But to those who know me it’s been and always will be about music discovery and breaking artists. It’s about finding the next Turnstile, Halestorm, Greta Van Fleet.”
Spivack was most recently EVP of talent and curation at festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents, and says he will remain as a contractor and consultant to help book DWP’s rock-centric festivals. He calls the SaveLive platform an “exciting journey” he’s taking with founder and CEO Marc Geiger.
“To join the all-star team at SaveLive is an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Spivack adds. “It’s about championing the indies. I’m a big fan of the independent venue community and support independent-minded artists. Thanks to Danny Wimmer Presents I’ve been able to spread my creative wings and curate some of the world’s top rock festivals under the DWP umbrella. On a personal note, Marc has been a mentor, a peer and close friend for years so coming in as a senior executive at SaveLive is beyond exciting and I’m ready for this journey. Let’s Go!”
SaveLive’s website went online in early April following a $135 million round of funding, noting Spivack and other industry veterans as part of the team
Geiger, former head of music at WME, adds, “We are building a network of indie venues and promoters and we need the best possible team made up of great humans with a passionate love of music. Gary fits that bill. For years I have watched him grow into the rock and alternative guru he is now, and we are excited for him to bring that expertise to the SaveLive community.”
Spivak joins a team including notable industry execs such as Jorge Avila (Latinx + World), Evelyn Chia (Electronic + Alt/Indie), John Fogelman (Co-Founder), Cristian Morales (Latinx + World), Ashlin Palmer (Country + Americana + Folk), Anthony Paolercio (All Genres), Nadia Prescher (Head of Music), and more are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.