Major Events & Entertainment was founded by Eyup S. Iblag in 1991 to produce events, festivals, concerts, tours and manage and book the artists in Turkey. Major promoted hundreds of artistes including but not limited to Page & Plant, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Alan Parsons Live Project, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Colosseum, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Blackmore’s Night, Uriah Heep, Nancy Sinatra, Therapy, Macy Gray, Spyro Gyra, Carl Palmer Trio, Adrian Belew, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Billy Cobham Quartet, Robben Ford, Mike Stern, Gloria Gaynor, Jose Feliciano, Keziah Jones, Fish, Koko Taylor & her Blues Machine, Slayer, Johnny Griffin, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine and hundreds of others…
Major also produced such festivals as Yapı Kredi Youth Festival (1994-95), Int’l Bosphorus Festival (1998-2002), Int’l Eskisehir Festival (1995 – ……).

Released several recordings such as Onder Focan Jazz Quartet’s Bosphorus CD, … Ali Perret’s Rebels CD, Fish’s Ying & Yang and many others…

Managed such celebrity Turkish rock band Bulutsuzluk Ozlemi between 1995 – 2002. Management also includes Bulent Ortacgil, in the 90s a revered singer/songwriter.

Major operated the biggest indoor live club Istanbul Live in 2011.
Major serves as the talent provider to such corporate giants as Koç Holding, Sabancı Holding, Avivasa, Daimler Chrysler either directly or through agencies.

Eyup S. Iblag, the founder, gave Int’l Live Music Market lectures at Bilgi University between 2002 – 2005. He is also a radio producer (Colors of the Blues) at TRT Radio 3 since 2002.


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