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[MXD Networking @ SPOT] Meet WME / IMG

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Once again this year, we are inviting several key international industry professionals to attend SPOT Festival. All of them will be joining us at the MXD Superball @ RADAR as part of the SPOT+ programme, but until the festival kicks off on May 4th, we will be bringing you brief introductions to them, including where they come from, what companies they work for, what bands they want to check out at Spot, and much more. We look forward to seeing Jay M. Belin of WME / IMG.

Name: Jay M. Belin

Company: WME / IMG

Title: Agent

Based in: London

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster?
WME/IMG is an American talent agency with offices in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney. The company was founded in April 2009 after the merger of the William Morris Agency and the Endeavor Agency. WME represents artists across all media platforms, specifically movies, television, music, theatre, digital and publishing. It also represents the NFL and NHL as well as owning the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe. The company is run by Co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
Currently working with Majid Jordan, Mac Miller, James Murphy, FKA twigs, Joey Bada$$, 2MANYDJS, Albert Hammond Jr., The Struts, The Avalanches and many more awesome artists.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
After my first live review got published online.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Spot Festival this year?
Ecstasy in Order, Marching Church, AV AV AV, Boundaries, DIET, Baby Handshake

Best live show you’ve seen hands down?
LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye @ Madison Square Garden.