Vince Bannon

Vince Bannon

Vince Bannon

Born in Toronto – raised in Windsor – attended both University of Windsor and Wayne State University.

Vince Bannon was the President of started Concert Company Ritual Inc. from 1979 to 1993, while in college in Detroit. The company, which owned and operated nightclubs St. Andrew’s Hall, The Shelter (featured in Eminem’s movie 8 Mile), etc.Industry Asylum, Industry, and Clutch Cargo’s, produced over 550 shows a year and worked with Nirvana, The Police, and Prince, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns And Roses, among others. Vince served as President from 1979 to 1993. Vince also helped create Lollapalooza during this time.

Vince taught and lectured at UCLA from 1990 to 95 in Los Angeles at the entertainment extension program.

From 1994 to 2000, Vince was SVP of Artist Development at 550/ Epic Records, where he worked with Oasis, Travis, Macy Gray, Celine Dion, Des’ree, Fuel and more.In 1998 won Pollstar’s Artists Development executive of the year award.

From 2000 to 2001, in conjunction with Clear Channel, he co-produced the Area One Festival Tour Featuring Moby, Outkast, Paul Oakenfold, Incubus, The Roots, New Order and more, with over 20 shows in 17 markets.

He was subsequently head of A+R for Redline Entertainment, a film and music content company wholly owned by Best Buy. In 2003, Vince became EVP of Music Worldwide for image.net. Image.net is a technology solution for entertainment companies and works with Universal Studios, Paramount, Disney, and Warner Music Group, delivering all their marketing materials and assets to media and affiliates worldwide.

In 2004, Getty Images acquired image.net. Vince became part of the Getty Images business development team, where he currently is VP, Entertainment Partnerships and Development. Vince has played an integral role in the Michael Och’s Archive acquisition, , Led Zeppelin Reunion exclusive deal, British Music Experience deal, the acquisition of Pump Audio and the recent Premium Playlist launch on www.gettyimages.com

Has continued add more catalogues to Getty Images music with the additions of Elias Music, Ah2music and Lady’s Gaga’s managements’s Atom Factory Music. Has been involved with the Rovi, Gracenote, Google and Vevo image/music deals and in the last year has spoke at such conferences as “In The City” in Manchester, Digital Music East Forum in New York City, The Fuse Conference in Adelaide and Music Matters in Singapore. Vince will be on a panel at CMJ’s Music Marathon in NYC on the 18th of October.

Vince lives in the hills of Los Angeles below the world famous Hollywood sign. He is married to an extraordinary French Canadian Zoe and has one beautiful 5 year old boy Shane and 2 German Short-Haired Pointers Matty and Slim.