Senior Talent Buyer, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, AEG Andrew Saunders understands the art of the deal. It’s in his blood. His dad, Dave Saunders, is the vice president of sales and marketing at iHeartMedia and has been on the business side of the music industry for decades. It’s in every move he’s made in his career, starting with a prized internship at Goldenvoice through his latest role as senior talent buyer for Los Angeles’ Staples Center and Microsoft Theater.  It’s in the way he nurtures relationships with promoters and agents until he gets the show — at the price he wants. At age 28, Saunders is quickly emerging as a major player. After a relatively short stint as the senior buyer for only the Microsoft Theater, his AEG bosses realized he excelled at picking out shows, often in genres that the venue didn’t have much of a […]
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