signs partnership with leading US promoter, Jack Utsick
4th February 2004
Utsick Partnership to increase number of headline
international acts to Australia and New Zealand
and broaden show business activity
a joint announcement late January, Sydney-based
Jacobsen Group affiliate, Jacobsen Platinum Pty.
Ltd., has executed contracts with one of the largest
concert promoters in the world, Jack Utsick Presents,
to form a 50-50 partnership company aimed at becoming
a major promoter of theatrical and special events
and shows in Australia and New Zealand. The new
company will trade as Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents
and will commence operations immediately.
Manager of Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Pty. Ltd, Michael
Jacobsen, said the new partnership creates an
exciting era in producing and promotion in Australasia.
Utsick is a major promoter, both in the US and
globally, and we are excited to be joining our
companies together, Mr. Jacobsen said.
He has an incredible international network with
13 offices throughout the world. His company controls
3A Entertainment in England and the Van Hoorn
Entertainment Group in the Netherlands and has
associations that will prove synergistic, including
with Live Entertainment in Asia and Michael Chugg
Entertainment in Australia.
Director of Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents, Kevin
Jacobsen O.A.M. said, I have known Jack
Utsick personally for many years, and his contacts,
client relationships and longevity in a business
in which such contacts mean everything, are without
parallel. We have already co-promoted many successful
ventures with Jack in the past, including the
BeeGees, Elton John, Shania Twain and other attractions.
Together we will have an enormous advantage and
I look forward to a more formal relationship.
The combined networks of Jack Utsick Presents
and the Jacobsen Group are extensive.
Jack Utsick, said he saw strong potential to combine
the Jacobsens industry expertise and networks
with his own to make Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents
a highly successful entertainment group in Australia
and New Zealand.
my perspective, the timing is right to commit
more fully to the Australasian market. The strengthening
of the Australian and New Zealand dollars have
made the time ripe to seize the many opportunities
available in those markets. I have known and respected
the Jacobsens for a long time and I look forward
to working with them to expand and increase our
market share Down Under, Mr Utsick said.
new company will include:
Jacobsen as Managing Director
Utsick - Director
Jacobsen Director of Concerts and Special
Jacobsen General Manager
producers, production managers, accountants and
other staff will be appointed.
Chugg Entertainment told CX they would continue
their relationship with Jack Utsick. The deal
with Jacobsen was for theatre, and 'MOR' acts.
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