AEG Presents Names Dennis Dennehy Chief Communications Officer
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AEG Presents , a wholly owned division of AEG and one of the largest live music companies in the world, announced today that the company has appointed Dennis Dennehy to serve in the newly created position of Chief Communications Officer in addition to joining the AEG Presents Executive Committee. Dennehy joins AEG Presents from Interscope Geffen A&M Records where he served as Executive Vice President and Head of Publicity.
In his new position, Dennehy will oversee the development and implementation of the division’s internal and external media presence, positioning, and communications, reporting to AEG Presents’ Chairman and CEO Jay Marciano. Additionally, he will work closely with AEG Presents’ artists and management partners as needed to develop comprehensive media strategies that align with their overall vision, as well as support AEG Presents’ globally renowned brands, business units and concert tours, including the organization’s 16 regional offices.
“The significant growth and expansion of AEG Presents these past few years has created the need for this new function for our Company and Dennis possesses the exact qualifications and experiences to fill this important role,” said Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents. “I have known Dennis for decades and there is no person more suited to step into this position and nobody more qualified to help deliver the type of advice and overall plans for our artists as we look to meet the rapidly changing needs of our global brands and audiences.”
“I’m thrilled to join Jay and the team at AEG Presents, and I can’t wait to be a part of all the exciting things that are happening at the company,” commented Dennehy. “After almost 30 years of working on the recorded music side of the business, I’m really looking forward to taking on a new role at one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking companies in music today.”
Prior to joining AEG Presents, Dennehy spent 20 years at Interscope Geffen A&M, where he oversaw media campaigns for some of the most successful and influential artists in popular music, including Eminem, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, Lady Gaga, U2, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nine Inch Nails, The 1975, Imagine Dragons and Blackpink, among many others. He will continue to represent Eminem for all media and publicity matters.
Dennehy began his career in music in the publicity department at Geffen Records in 1992, working tour press for artists such as Nirvana and Sonic Youth, rising to Director of Artist and Media Relations in 1994, where he ran press campaigns for Beck, Sonic Youth, Rob Zombie, Weezer and Aimee Mann, among others. He joined Interscope in 1999 when Geffen and A&M Records were merged with the label, and was named Head of Publicity by Interscope Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine in 2003.
Dennehy will be based in AEG Presents’ Los Angeles headquarters.
About AEG Presents, LLC
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Elton John, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 90 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts, Madison House Presents, PromoWest Productions and Zero Mile Presents.