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Brad Paisley to Deliver the Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference:

The three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Paisley recently wrapped his Crushin’ It World Tour for 2015 and the free Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby's. He will be intervied by Ray Waddell, Billboards Executive Director, Content & Programming for Touring & Live Entertainment. 

 

Check out the Billboard Article HERE.

 

Echosmith Confirmed for Artist Development Case Study:

The team behind this year's breakout hit "Cool Kids" to discuss the methond behind their sucess. 

 

Checkout the Billboard article HERE 

 

 

2015 Touring Awards Finalists Just Announced!: Finalists include Taylor Swift, One Direction Among Others

 

Register today to get your tickets to the 2015 Award Show!

 

Click here to View the Full List of Finalists 

 

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Still Crazy After All These Years : Tales from the Lobby Bar:

In what’s sure to be a highly entertaining session, some of the most influential figures in live music will reveal some of the wildest tales in touring’s colorful history with stories historically relegated to the lobby bar.

 

With:

Ron Delsener, Chairman – Music NY, Live Nation

Alex Hodges, CEO, Nederlander Concerts

Doc McGhee, CEO, McGhee Entertainment Inc.

Louis Messina, President/CEO, Messina Touring Group

Danny Zelisko, President, Danny Zelisko Presents

Team Behind the Dead's 50th Anniversary Shows Join program:

The key players behind the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows will discuss the complex process that led to the biggest concert event of the summer in a Keynote Case Study. 

 

Panelists Include: 

Eric Greenspan, Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light LLP

Tim LeFevour, Soldier Field

Mike Luba, Madison House Presents

Cole Marley,  Ticketstoday

Peter Shapiro,  Dayglo Ventures

 

Check out the Billboard.com Article Here

Contemporary Artist Management and the Art of the 3 AM Call:

Presented by: STAPLES Center/Microsoft Theater 

 

Moderated by: 

Julie Swidler, Sony Music Entertainment

 

Featuring: 

Adam Alpert, CEO, Disruptor Records & Management, Selector Songs Publishing

Jonathan Azu, EVP & GM, Red Light Management

Shawn Gee, Partner, Maverick

David Leeks, Partner, Street Execs Management

Michael McDonald, Founder, Mick Management

Clarence Spalding, Partner & Manager, Maverick

The Industry's Top Festivals added to Program :

Festivals in North America have exploded from being a small factor in the summer music marketplace into the most robust and competitive sector in music. Executives from top festivals discuss the festival landscape. 

with:

 

Josiah Albertsen,Raymond James

Charles Attal, C3 Presents

Dan Berkowitz, CID Entertainment

Rick Farman, Superfly

Corrie Christopher Martin, Paradigm/Riot Fest

Meridith Valiando Rojas,  DigiTour Media

Jordan Wolowitz, Founders Entertainment

 

 

 

 

Bob Seger is our 2015 Legend of Live :

Seger will be honored at the 2015 Touring Awards held Nov 19 at the Roosevelt Hotel NYC. 

Check out the Billboard.com Article Here

 

The Production Managers behind the Year's Biggest Tours Join the Program:

Presented by :CAPS

 

Moderated by: 

Joseph Lloyd, Production Manager (Jason Aldean, Sugarland)

 

Speakers:

Bill Greer, Tour Manager, Dave Mathews Band

Kyle Jones, Account Manager/Artist Relations, Stage Call

Wayne Linder, Leasing Operations Manager, Pioneer Coach

Steve Lopez, Tour Manager, Widespread Panic

Max Loubiere, Tour Director, Billy Joel

Eric Mayers, Manager, Red Light Management

10 Questions Returns For a Second Year with Industry Power Players:

Featuring: 

Seth Hurwitz, Chairman, I.M.P

Kevin Lyman,  Founder, Warped Tour/4fini Productions

Jay Marciano, COO, AEG/Chairman, AEG Live

David Zedeck, EVP & President of Global Talent and Artist Development, Live Nation

 

Check out the Billboard article HERE

A River Runs Through It: How Streaming Influences Touring: A Panel Discussion with Streaming's Top Execs

Moderated by: 

Gogi Gupta, Founder, Gupta Media

Speakers: 

Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President Eventbrite

Dan Kruchkow, CMO/Head of Digital Strategy, Crush Music

Jim Lucchese, CEO, The Echo Nest at Spotify

Lars Murray, SVP, Music Makers Group, Pandora,

Ryan Okum, EVP, Digital Marketing, Live Nation

Randy Reed, Manager,Red Light Management

 

Panel Topics Announced!:

Check out our schedule here 

2015 Touring Conference Registration is Now Open!:

Register today for the best value! Rates increase 07/19.

 

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For questions on group registrations please contact conferences@billboard.com 

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