EPIC Welcomes Music and Entertainment Veteran Steve Gaches as Managing Principal of the Entertainment & Sports Division

We’re thrilled to announce EPIC has added Steve Gaches as Managing Principal of EPIC’s Entertainment & Sports division. The addition marks a further step in EPIC’s strategic focus on recruiting highly experienced professionals within the music and entertainment industries to enhance its specialty insurance advisory practice.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Gaches brings over a decade of extensive legal and business expertise in the entertainment sector to his new position. Prior to joining EPIC, Gaches led the legal and business affairs group for music and comedy touring at William Morris Endeavor (WME), a global talent agency part of the Endeavor network, where he played a pivotal role in navigating complex legal landscapes and fostering substantial growth within the company’s music and touring business.

“Steve has a profound understanding of the entertainment industry. His expertise in live events, music licensing, contracts, and intellectual property will greatly enhance our capabilities and service offerings to clients in the entertainment ecosystem,” said Scott Davis, President of National Specialties & Risk Management at EPIC. “We are thrilled to expand EPIC’s entertainment specialty in the Nashville region under Steve’s leadership.”

“I am excited to be a part of the EPIC team and enhance our presence in the music and entertainment space, particularly here in the vibrant music city of Nashville,” said Gaches. “EPIC has a reputation for providing specialized client solutions that I look forward to continuing to build upon.”

Roger Sandau, Executive Operating Partner/Global Sports & Entertainment at EPIC’s parent company Galway Holdings, LP, added, “Steve’s appointment is a reflection of EPIC’s commitment to investing in top talent. His leadership and deep industry connections will contribute greatly to our insurance advisory and risk management practice serving the unique needs of artists, promoters, songwriters, venues and merchandisers. The live event industry continues to experience incredible growth. We’re seeing larger-scale events, tours and festivals, as well as an expanded landscape of client needs including licensing, intellectual property, and digital innovations. Steve is an incredible addition to our team of experienced and accomplished industry professionals, dedicated to supporting the specialized coverage needs of our entertainment clients.”

EPIC’s Entertainment & Sports division provides clients with custom risk analysis and insurance-based solutions for a wide range of clients in the entertainment and sports industries. From award ceremonies, film/tv productions, theatrical productions, industry exhibitions, premiere parties, tours, festivals and beyond, the experienced team designs custom coverage for all entertainment needs.

Learn more about our Entertainment & Sports Practice.