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Today, the fully-staffed organization includes Bill Silva Presents (BSP), a major concerts promotion and touring division; Bill Silva Management (BSM), an artist management division; and a 20-year relationship with the Hollywood Bowl to present concerts there.
Since 1979, Bill Silva Entertainment has produced over 10,000 events from small clubs to major stadiums all over the world. Shows produced have included such prodigious talents as Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, The Police, Madonna, Nirvana, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
Bill Silva founded Bill Silva Presents in 1979 while at school at the University of California, San Diego. BSP was so successful in San Diego that Bill then expanded his concert operations throughout the Southwest United States to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Texas, Idaho and Los Angeles.When BSE moved to Los Angeles in 1999, Bill had become one of the top impresarios in North America, working with artists such as The Who, Devo, Pat Benatar, INXS, Diana Ross and Willie Nelson. Universal Studios' concert division bought BSE in 1999, which was later purchased by House of Blues Concerts. Bill Silva left that venture in 2003 and re-formed Bill Silva Presents as his own entrepreneurial company.
Bill Silva Management was formed in 1993 and offers a full house of specialized services to guide artists' careers. Their roster includes: GRAMMY Award-winning artist Jason Mraz; Atlantic Records recording artists Robert Francis and Christina Perri; acoustic folk trio Good Old War; eleveneleven recording artist Tom Andrews; the Grooveline Horns; and Portuguese percussion sextuplet be-dom.