Joe Killian is a music and entertainment marketing executive with over 25 years of experience connecting artists, brands and audiences through live events, multi-media content and social activations. A two-time Emmy award winner (both as Executive Producer), he has worked extensively with some of the best talent in film and music - from Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Steve Buscemi, Keith Richards, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Todd Haynes, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, and many more.
Before founding Killian + Company, he was a partner, EVP and Executive Producer of Branded Entertainment at RadicalMedia (5 years); the EVP of Branded Content at Momentum Worldwide — part of McCann Erikson (12 years); and the VP of Talent at Radio City Music Hall (3 years).
Joe is the founder of the award-winning Central Park Summerstage concert series, and served as the Executive Producer between 1985-1993. He has produced shows at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, among others. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 brands, including American Express, Verizon, Air BnB, New Balance, and more, to develop branded content around music and entertainment. Most notably, working with American Express to create Amex Unstaged - a live streaming program that paired top musical acts with award-winning directors. He maintains close working relationships with all the major labels, including Universal Music, Warner Music, and Sony/ RCA.
As a manager, he worked with world music artist, Cesaria Evora, from 1985-2011, during which she became a two-time Grammy Award winner.
He is a two-time Emmy award winner, and has received Music Clios, a Webby, an X award and has been shortlisted for a Cannes Lion award.
Additionally, Joe is on the advisory board of Central Park SummerStage, the arts committee of God's Love We Deliver "Love Rocks", and other music related charities.