AEG Presents Taps Jay Belin As VP Of International Touring

Jay Belin
Jay Belin (Photo courtesy AEG Presents

AEG Presents has named Jay Belin as Vice President, International Touring, where he’ll be responsible for executing major concerts across Europe with AEG Presents’ Global Touring division, the company announced Feb. 27.

Belin will bring 17 years of live music experience, his strong history and relationships to the job, reporting directly to senior vice presidents of Global Touring Michael Harrison and Simon Jones. He will be based initially in AEG Presents’ New York office before moving to the company’s headquarters in London. 

“AEG Presents is an artist-first organization and that is something you can’t fake,” Belin, who began his career at AEG Presents subsidiary The Bowery Presents, says in a statement. “In a world where authenticity still counts for something, Rich [Schaefer]’s vision and the team executing it embody that spirit. We all arrived at AEG through a shared love of live music and being a conduit to help artists bring that experience to their fans is an irreplaceable feeling.”

Schaefer, President of Global Touring for AEG Presents, adds, “Jay has been a close friend for many years and I’m so excited for him to join our team as our focus on global growth continues.  His background in live music touches almost every single part of the ecosystem, which gives him invaluable insight into artist relations and where our business is headed.  I expect Jay will quickly become an important asset to our touring artists and promoters around the globe.”

Belin’s live music career began booking shows at the Mercury Lounge in New York for The Bowery Presents. He then spent two years as Senior Talent Buyer at Live Nation, booking venues across New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey, including such storied rooms as Irving Plaza, Stone Pony, and Roseland Ballroom. 

Belin’s rise in the business continued with a pivot to the agency side. He spent the next 10 years at WME, where he booked domestic and international tours in the agency’s New York and London offices, respectively.

Artists Belin has worked with include Vampire Weekend, Mac Miller, FKA twigs, Nines, Don Toliver, Jarvis Cocker & Pulp, Kali Uchis, Joey Bada$$, Juice WRLD, JPEGMAFIA, Death Grips, James Murphy and Zach Bryan, to name a few.