Baris Basaran is a talent buyer and an artist booker working at Pozitif Live/Babylon. He received his B.A. in Tourism & Hotel Management and M.A. in Business Administration at Istanbul University. After his seven year career in Charmenko (2005-2011) as a Booking Manager, where he worked as a specialised talent buyer/booker of indie, alternative, electronica and avant-garde genres for various Eastern European festivals, clubs and promoters; Barış Başaran started working at Pozitif Live and Babylon in 2011.
Since 2011 he has been working as a booking manager & talent buyer at Pozitif Live. At the same time he is in charge of talent buying and creative programming in Babylon. He confirmed acts such as; Rihanna, Metallica, Muse, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós. Furthermore, he launched and administrated artist database/CRM project which includes all touring or not touring acts. He has successfully handled and administrated the cancellation procedures of 36 international acts during 2013 summer. In addition to booking, Barış Başaran has chaired panels at major industry conferences including ILMC, Reeperbahn and EuroSonic.