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Ascend Insurance Brokerage is the entertainment industry’s premier broker of insurance and risk management services. We’re a team of brokers who are not only coverage experts, but who come to the business with strong prior entertainment industry experience – with extensive artist management, concert promotion, film production, touring and venue management backgrounds. 

Ascend clients include many of the top concert promoters, entertainers, festivals and venues in North America.  Here are articles about the company, Presidents (past & present), and so much more. 


What Happens If Pregnancy Forces Beyonce to Cancel Coachella? - Billboard

Shotts Named VP at Ascend Insurance Brokerage in Dallas - Insurance Journal

Ascend Insurance Brokerage: Insurance Exec with a Musical Heart Triumphs over Tragedy - MassAgent.com

Ascend Insurance Brokerage Taps Anderson to Lead New Nashville Office - Insurance Journal

Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation: Will Insurance Cover It? - Billboard

In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Paul Bassman, president/CEO, Ascend Insurance Brokerage - CelebrityAccess

Ascend CEO Paul Bassman Finalizes Acquisition of Entertainment Insurance Firm - Billboard

Former Manager Paul Bassman Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'There Was Nobody on Planet Earth Like Him' - Billboard

Bassman Completes Acquisition of Ascend Insurance Brokerage - Insurance Journal

Ascend CEO Paul Bassman Finalizes Acquisition of Entertainment Insurance Firm - News Dog

Ascend CEO closes acquisition of the entire entertainment insurance firm - Insurance Business America

Event Safety Alliance sets guidelines aimed at reducing risks at music events - Business Insurance

Ascend Chief executive officer Paul Bassman Finalizes Purchase of Entertainment Insurance Company - Newsy Today

Asbury Park Fire Department awarded national grant - Asbury Park Sun

Stage Collapses Highlight Need for Adequate Insurance - Insurance News Net

Lloyd’s Could Lose $15 Million from Tour Cancellation - Risk Management Monitor

American Concert Industry Questioning Safety After Brazilian Nightclub Fire - Rolling Stone

Doodson Insurance Brokerage of Texas Relaunches as Ascend Insurance Brokerage - PRWeb

How Did the Irving Plaza Shooting Happen? 'A Man Had a Beef and a Gun' - Yahoo! Music

Site owner challenges denial of Camp Bisco permit - The Daily Gazette

DMC Of Run-DMC: Bratton "Should Have Known Better" Than To Call Rappers "Thugs" - Gothamist

James Chippendale of CSI Entertainment Insurance on waiting tables, U2, and his battle against cancer - D Magazine

James Chippendale Is Everywhere - D Magazine

James Chippendale Starts Love Hope Strength Foundation To Connect Marrow Donors With Those In Need - The Huffington Post

Love, Hope, Strength and Last Call - NBC DFW

KLBJ’s ACL Cares Series - ACL Music Festival

From Transportation Insurance to Lollapalooza: One Agent’s Incredible Journey - Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

A World Away, Finding a Lifeline and a Friend - NY Times

Round table "fear factor: concert insurance in the 21st century" - The Free Radical

Contingency Coverage: Covering the Financial Downside of Your Event - Sports Destination Management

Insurance: Expecting the Unexpected - Sports Destination Management

It's all in the details: Insuring the presidential inauguration - Property Casualty 360

Event Safety Alliance to Debut North America "Event Safety Guide" at Event Live Expo - FOH Online

Cancer Culture & Community event features award-winning filmmaker Noah Hutton, Nigerian Winter Olympic hopeful - Purdue University

Mexican Minimalism Meets Modernism at NEST Tulum Boutique - Blouin ArtInfo - James' new venture