LIV would not survive long without him. Sure it would be packed but packed with the wrong kind of crowd, non vips..
IF LIV's success is all attributable to Grutman as you suggest Then why did the LP version of Cameo that Dave was supposed to pack with VIPS fail.
How many VIP whales go to LIV because of Dave Vs. how many go to LIV because Jeff Soffer has been a billionaire playboy for the past 25 years and many of those VIPS are his friends?
Dave could not take most of those VIP clients with him if he left LIV. He may think he can, but he can't.
I'll answer your post with one name, Kurt Warner... People with talent still fail all the time if situation isn't right. DG and LP clearly were in well over their heads. They both don't understand each others market. So they failed, so what? Mansion, LP etc all have failures on their resumes. Steve Jobs was fired from his own company. Look at AIG, GM, wall street, to hold anyone to a level of perfection is just stupid even more so in an industry that is about hype.
Word around the camp fire is Soffer is the money man buying Amesia and MMG will run it and LIV...
Unless they do something else besides big name djs, I think it's a very poor idea.