Chris Wareing & Paris Harding Join AEG Presents
AEG Presents announced the appointment of a high-profile hip hop, rap and RnB powerhouse duo, Chris Wareing and Paris Harding, who join from SJM Concerts to forge new ground at both a domestic and international level.
Wareing joins AEG Presents from SJM Concertsin the position of senior vice president for global touring, and Harding as its latest promoter.
Wareing is an experienced hip hop, rap and RnB promoter, having served SJM Concerts for the last ten years, during which he’s worked with the likes of Stormzy, Dave, Travis Scott, Little Simz and many more. He is the also founder of the Gods of Rap tour.
His view will help cement and expand AEG Presents’ hip hop and rap presence on both a domestic and global level.
Harding, who also joins from SJM Concerts, brings with him “a wealth of skills and experience in the rap space, among other genres,” according to AEG Presents’ hiring announcement. He’ll work closely alongside Wareing.
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Speaking on the appointments, AEG Presents UK CEO Steve Homer said, “Having worked alongside Chris for a number of years and admired his presence from afar, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join our team. He’ll be working closely with myself and my colleague Gary Gersh [, President of Global Touring and Talent, AEG Presents,] at an international level, to drive our footprint in these important genres forward. It’s rare to come across talent at the level he and Paris exhibit and I couldn’t think of a better way to close out a stellar year.”
AEG Presents new SVP for global touring, Chris Wareing, commented, “I’m excited to kick off the New Year with a new challenge booking globally with AEG. I admire the vision and work of the company and I’m looking forward to further driving their presence in the hip hop and rap space.”
Wareing and Harding are the latest in a string of high-profile appointments, all designed to continue growing AEG Presents’ business worldwide, including Lucy Noble, who joined in the newly created position of artistic director, Connie Shao as vice president and general manager for international touring, Jacqui Harris as vice president and general manager for AEG Presents UK, and more, all of which you can find on pollstar.com.