Veteran artist managers Paul Geary and Steve Wood have partnered to form a new, full-service artist management company: Global Artist Management. The mission of Global Artist Management is to creatively service their clients' complete needs in the ever-changing climate of the music business. The initial client roster for Global Artist Management is comprised of hard rock icons Godsmack, Aerosmith guitar legend Joe Perry, multi-platinum hitmakers Hoobastank, rising rock stars Like A Storm and co-management of the supergroup Hollywood Vampires alongside management legend Shep Gordon. Hollywood Vampires features Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper.
The 15-year business relationship between Geary and Wood started in 2002 at Geary's previous artist management company Paul Geary Management (PGM). However, their personal relationship had developed many years prior to that. Their initial meeting took place in the late 80's when Geary was the drummer in the multi-platinum selling rock band, Extreme, and Wood was a tour manager for hard rock icons, Cinderella. Geary joined Azoff Music Management in 2005 and subsequently formed a new division of the company called AGP (Azoff, Geary, Paul Management). In 2007, Wood became Director of Touring for the entire AGP roster including Smashing Pumpkins, Creed, New Kids On The Block, Godsmack and the touring production of hit television series "Glee," just to name a few.
In 2013, Geary left AGP to reform PGM and Wood followed as touring director for the company.
This year Geary and Wood launched the next chapter of their working relationship with the formation of Global Artist Management. What sets Global Artist Management apart is that it is run by a former multiplatinum artist and a veteran tour manager. This puts Geary and Wood in the unique position to empathize and communicate with the artists in ways that typical artist managers are much less equipped to do.