David Beame is a deal maker who counsels and guides the careers and projects of artists and creative entrepreneurs in the entertainment fields. Through his sharp business acumen and insightful and thorough legal advice, David has negotiated and structured millions of dollars of entertainment related transactions. His clients include international platinum recording artists and songwriters/producers, talent and creators of major network television programs and pioneering new media and cutting-edge tech companies.
David also serves as the Event Director at Global Citizen, a non-profit working towards ending extreme poverty by 2030. In his role, David oversees all major events for the Global Citizen brand including event and broadcast production of the Global Citizen Festival, an annual 60,000-person festival on the Great Lawn, Central Park that coincides with the United Nations General Assembly and features the world’s most popular artists, celebrities and world leaders. The festival is broadcast live on MSNBC and YouTube with highlight programs appearing on NBC and distributed through BBC Worldwide. Past performers include Pearl Jam, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran, Neil Young, and Foo Fighters along with celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Stephen Colbert, and dignitaries including Vice President Biden, Michelle Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Prime Minister Modi of India.
David is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and received two bachelor of arts degrees from Boston University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.