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Matthew Lazarus-Hall’s Uncommon Cord goes global

Just over seven months after stepping down as CEO of Chugg Entertainment, Matthew Lazarus-Hall has opened offices in London and LA for his new events consultancy

By IQ on 09 Nov 2016

Matthew Lazarus-Hall, Uncommon Cord, ILMC 26

Lazarus-Hall at ILMC 26 in 2014

Uncommon Cord, the consultancy launched by Matthew Lazarus-Hall following his stepping down as CEO of Australia’s Chugg Entertainment, has expanded into Europe and North America with offices in London and Los Angeles.

As reported in issue 67 of IQ Magazine, Lazarus-Hall departed Chugg – one of Australia’s largest concert promoters – in March to set up Uncommon Cord, which creates experiential interaction between clients and consumers in the live entertainment sector. He had spent 12 years at Chugg, for which he had promoted or co-promoted Australian dates by Coldplay, Radiohead, Elton John and Robbie Williams, as well as overseen the St Jeromes Laneway and CMC Country Music Festivals.

“I’m excited to see that … Matthew is already expanding his business internationally and working on some really innovative and world-class projects”

“Starting Uncommon Cord was a natural evolution,” he tells theMusic.com.au. “My skills and breadth of experience can transition across a diverse range of industries and I am excited to apply this in creating the next generation of events and experiences.”

Chugg founder Michael Chugg adds: “I’m excited to see that only a few months since leaving the CEO role at Chugg Entertainment, Matthew is already expanding his business internationally and working on some really innovative and world-class projects,” which reportedly include projects in live music, tourism, insurance and medicine.


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