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Highlights from the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards:

Thank you for making our 10th Anniversary Touring Conference & Awards Our Best Yet!:

Check out a list of our 2013 Touring Award Winners


The 10th Anniversary Billboard Touring Conference is Now Officially SOLD OUT!:

We are looking forward to having all of our attendees and speakers join us next week!

2013 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists Just Announced:

Finalists Include Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Luke Bryan, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Taylor Swift, and The Rolling Stones!

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New Touring Rules with Five Executives from the Power 100:


Coran Capshaw

Marc Geiger

Tim Leiweke

Rob Light

Michael Rapino

Check out the entire list here

Panel Announcement: Agents in the New World Order:

Agents from a wide range of agencies discuss state-of-the-art touring strategies. Speakers include:

Dennis Arfa

Chip Hooper

Greg Oswald

Mitch Rose

Marsha Vlasic

Tom Windish

Check out the Billboard.Biz story here

Warren Haynes and Skrillex will talk Grateful Dead's impact on the touring industry:

Sneak Peak: Our panelists Marcie Allen, Lori Feldman & Russell Wallach talk music & branding :

Roger Waters Announced as Keynote Q&A:

Roger Waters, winner of 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Top Draw and Top Boxscore, and co-founder and principal songwriter for Pink Floyd will be speaking at this year's Touring Conference!

Check out the USA Today article

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Congrats to Florida Georgia Line & our Legend of Live George Strait for CMA Nominations!:

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Brand On the Run Panel Just Announced:

Some of the most innovative thinkers and brands in the space will discuss where the sector is heading, what types of partnerships are most effective, and what sorts of opportunities are there.

Companies include:



Flo {thinkery}

Live Nation

MAC Presents

Warner Bros. Records

George Strait is 2013's Legend of Live:

George Strait will be honored with the Legend of Live Award at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards!

The only way to get tickets to the award show is to register for the 2013 Billboard Touring Conference. Register today!

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Check out the USA Today Article

2013 Schedule is Now Posted!:

Schedule for this years Touring Conference is now posted! Check out the panels and speakers


Check Out Our Coverage at 2013 VenueConnect!:

Florida Georgia Line Confirmed for Artist Development Case Study:

Highlights from the 2012 Touring Conference and Awards:

Dear Concert Industry Professionals:
The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on November 13-14, 2013 at the Roosevelt Hotel. It is rare for many industry events to make it to year two, which is why we are so grateful for your support in reaching this milestone. Your feedback has encouraged us to bring you exactly what you are looking for: the best content in the live business, a unique program that is geared to inform and educate, and of course, keep you up to speed on everything you need to know in order to succeed in the challenging but thriving business.

We have enhanced our programming and recruited speakers who are the best in their respective fields. Our partnership with the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC provides networking opportunities for all touring related businesses. I know it to be true that conversations and introductions in the hallways, bars and lobbies of the Roosevelt have directly led to epic performances, fruitful collaborations, and innovative strategic alliances. We are proud to provide a platform to bring this all to life.

If you have attended in the past, you are well aware that the Billboard Touring Conference has become known for hosting attendees and speakers that are the elite industry players, including established concert industry executives, up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and influential decision makers. The conference is a fertile ground for the growth and exchange of new ideas. The content and networking at the Touring Conference are laser-focused on ways to build careers, sell more tickets, create rewarding partnerships, and stay ahead of the curve in the most vital sector of the music business. As always, programming is continually upgraded and customized to fit the needs of concert business stakeholders today.

Most importantly, our programming will not only tell you what happened in ways you can use, but will also tell you what is going to happen, and that will be more true than ever as we move into our next decade serving the touring industry.

Please celebrate and help us move the industry forward at the 2013 Billboard Touring Conference. We promise to deliver informative keynote interviews, captivating sessions on hot button issues, networking cocktail parties and showcases, plus our grand finale, the Billboard Touring Awards—honoring the industry’s top artists, professionals and venues of the year. We are confident that this will be one of the most rewarding and memorable evenings of the year for this dynamic business. In addition to honoring box office achievement, Billboard also presents its prestigious Legend of Live Award, Humanitarian Award and Concert Marketing & Promotion Award. Touring industry success for the next decade begins at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 13 in NYC!  

See you there!

Ray Waddell
Executive Director of Content and Programming for Touring and Live Entertainment