The Category The Commercial Players is a subset of Concert and Recital Promoters. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Commercial Players which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Promoter's Full Record.


Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Raymond Gubbay


In contrast, the following Commercial Players do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Battle Proms


! The Commercial Players KEY
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)108

‘Concert promoters and event organisers for Academy Music Group’s 18-strong venue estate ... Currently promoting over 1,000 concerts a year, the Academy Events team works across this extensive network of venues staging gigs of all sizes and genres.’


* Academy Events
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of this Record)341

‘Managing, promoting and producing all aspects of live entertainment; from one-off performances to worldwide tours, solo artists to full West End productions.’


* Handshake Live Entertainment
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)344

'Founded in 1985 ... We promote over six hundred shows a year and produce events including Summer Series at Somerset House, Bristol Summer Series, NME Awards shows and V Festival.'


* Metropolis Music
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)221

Founded 1994: ‘Hitting The High Note In Entertainment ... As a company we specialise in providing the highest quality of entertainment using the very best artists - successfully providing concerts into mainstream theatres and for outdoor events ... Good quality classical concerts with piano accompaniment ... Classical concerts with our full professional orchestra British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.’


* Much Loved Productions
VISITS (to Website)52
Also indexedBritish Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)243

* Raymond Gubbay Featured

‘Presents a wide range of concerts, opera and ballet in major venues in London and across the country and is established as one of the leading promoters of popular classical music in the United Kingdom.’


* Raymond Gubbay
VISITS (to Website)286
VIEWS (of this Record)377

‘London based company which promote and produce concerts, shows and national tours in the UK’s most prestigious venues. Our aim is to deliver pure entertainment for our audiences and deliver a tailor made, bespoke approach for our artists.’


* Senbla
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)195

Songkick has been a trusted home for live music since 2007. From day one, we’ve set about making it as easy, fun and fair as possible for you to see your favorite artists live. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover concerts and buy tickets with confidence. We’ve always put fans first. That means no spam about things you don’t care about, and no inflated ticket prices. Live music should work for everyone ...’


* Songkick
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)164

Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. (On 12 November 2011, it was announced that EMI would sell its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group (UMG) for £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) and its music publishing operations to Sony/ATV Music Publishing-for $2.2 billion.)  [Wikipedia 23 August 2018] ... ‘In 1988, Sony Corporation (Japan) acquired the CBS Records group (USA), and two years later it created Sony Classical to succeed the time-honoured Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels ... The history of the Columbia name goes back to 1887 when the Columbia Phonograph Company was founded in the District of Columbia and then began releasing cylinder recordings.‘


* Sony Music
VISITS (to Website)63
Also indexedSony Classical
VIEWS (of this Record)166

’From intimate recitals to spectacular arena concerts, U-Live puts creative talent right at the heart of all our events. Together with outstanding performers and producers, labels and artist managements, we develop ideas that inspire, excite and thrill.‘


* U-Live
VISITS (to Website)244
Also indexedUniversal Music Arts & Entertainment
VIEWS (of this Record)326

‘One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world's most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment.’


* United Talent Agency
VISITS (to Website)414
VIEWS (of this Record)198

‘The world's largest music company ... home to the most iconic and influential labels & brands in music.‘ Labels and Brands include: Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI. UMG is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. (On July 30, 2018, Vivendi announced it was selling half (50%) of Universal Music Group. [Wikipedia 23 August 2018])


* Universal Music Group
VISITS (to Website)214
Also indexedVivendi
VIEWS (of this Record)208

‘With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.‘


* Warner Music Group
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)214

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