CAA Names Emma Banks, Darryl Eaton and Rick Roskin Co-Heads of Global Touring

In a major move for the touring industry, Creative Artists Agency has announced the appointment of Emma Banks, Darryl Eaton and Rick Roskin to co-heads of global touring. According to the announcement, the three will oversee the department’s continued global growth and its more than 340 employees across music, comedy and podcast touring, brand partnerships, tour marketing, private events, and crossover opportunities in film, television and books. (Pictured above, L-R: Eaton, Banks, Roskin)

The trio will build upon CAA veteran Rob Light’s more than 25 years as head of global touring. Light was recently named a CAA Managing Director, working alongside other company leaders in guiding the agency’s overall strategic direction.

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Among many others, CAA’s touring clients include The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, John Mayer, Rüfüs Du Sol, Jelly Roll, Kelly Clarkson, Blink-182, Kelsea Ballerini, Peso Pluma, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Trevor Noah, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and David Guetta. In the past year, CAA has booked more than 38,000 shows.

Banks co-led the agency’s now 60-person London music office since joining CAA in 2006. Eaton and Roskin became Co-Heads of Contemporary Music for North America in 2015, running the day-to-day operations of the North American Touring Department and supporting more than 100 agents and 280 employees. Eaton joined CAA’s mailroom in 1991, while Roskin began his career at CAA and has worked in the Touring department for 35 years.

“CAA remains the dominant music and comedy touring agency thanks to a profoundly deep culture of collaboration, innovation, and unyielding devotion to clients. For years, Darryl, Rick and Emma have been extraordinary partners to me in leading our touring group in North America and London, respectively. I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved to date and look forward to what they will create in the years ahead,” said Light, who has recently signed a long-term contract to remain at CAA, as have all the Managing Directors. “Along with my new strategic responsibilities, I look forward to continuing to sign and empower great artists, creatively build long-term careers, and mentor young executives.”

“Rick, Darryl and Emma have long been among the most talented and widely admired leaders in the industry, not to mention three of the best agents in the world,” said CAA Co-Chairman and CEO Bryan Lourd. “The leadership role they each already play at CAA has earned them deep respect and trust among our colleagues across all departments.”

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