Vince Bannon is the Chief Tin Knocker At Bannon Sheet Metal, a new multimedia company.

Formerly, Vince was VP, Entertainment Partnerships and Development at Getty Images.

While in college in Detroit, Bannon launched Concert Company Ritual, serving as its president from 1979 to 1993. The company, which owned and operated several Detroit nightclubs—including St. Andrew’s Hall, The Shelter, Industry Asylum, Industry, and Clutch Cargo’s—and promoted shows with Nirvana, the Police, Prince, Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses and others.

Concert Company Ritual grew to 110 employees, and was eventually purchased by Clear Channel Entertainment.

From 1994 to 2000, Bannon was senior VP of Artist Development at 550/ Epic Records, working with Oasis, Travis, Macy Gray, Celine Dion, Des’ree, Fuel and others.

In 2001, in conjunction with Clear Channel, Bannon co-produced the Area One Festival tour that featured Moby, Outkast, Paul Oakenfold, Incubus, the Roots, New Order and others.

Bannon then became head of A&R for Redline Entertainment, a film and music content company owned by Best Buy.

In 2003, Bannon became executive VP of music worldwide for, a British-owned company that distributes marketing materials and assets for media outlets worldwide.

In 2004, Getty Images acquired, and Bannon became part of the Getty Images business development team, where he was VP, Entertainment Partnerships and Development, based in Los Angeles.