Rich Paul to join Live Nation Entertainment Board

Rich Paul has been appointed to Live Nation Entertainment’s board of directors, as announced today. Paul, the founder and CEO of KLUTCH Sports Group and the head of sports at the United Talent Agency (UTA), where he also serves on the board, is renowned for his representation of some of the world’s top athletes. His role extends beyond their playing careers, encompassing brand development, business ventures, and strategic decisions.

Greg Maffei, chairman of the Live Nation Board of Directors, highlighted Paul’s multifaceted expertise, spanning sports, business, and entertainment. He expressed gratitude for Paul’s addition to the board, recognizing the value he brings.

Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, praised Rich Paul’s profound understanding of talent cultivation and long-term success. Live Nation aims to leverage his insights to enhance the experience for artists and their fans during live shows.

Paul himself expressed his excitement about joining Live Nation, underscoring the company’s artist-centric approach, which resonates with his own values. Acknowledging the significant impact of live events in sports and music, he eagerly anticipates making substantial contributions to Live Nation and the entire industry in this new and exhilarating role.

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Paul’s remarkable achievements and groundbreaking contributions in the business world have earned him numerous prestigious accolades. In 2019, he was honored with the coveted title of “PowerBroker of the Year” by GQ, and he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The King Maker.” His influential presence also secured him a spot on Variety’s esteemed “Variety500” list, recognizing the most influential figures shaping the global media industry. TIME Magazine further underscored his impact by featuring KLUTCH Sports on its inaugural list of the “100 Most Influential Companies.”

In addition to his business success, Paul has gained recognition for his commitment to driving meaningful societal change. Notably, he played a pivotal role in the reversal of the controversial “Rich Paul Rule,” which sought to prohibit agents from representing NCAA student athletes unless they held a college degree. This exemplifies his dedication to advancing both his industry and the broader community.

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