Marcie Allen / @MarcieAllen: President, MAC Presents
Allen leverages her eighteen years of music industry experience to negotiate high profile sponsorships between the world’s leading brands and artists. Emerging as a leader in the world of music sponsorship, Allen is a seven time nominee and two time winner of Billboard Magazine's Concert Marketing and Promotion Award. Allen has executed numerous partnerships on behalf of brands including: Jeep’s sponsorship of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour. Tim McGraw's tour, sponsored by KC Masterpiece/Kingsford, John Mayer's tour sponsored by BlackBerry and AT&T , Brita's endorsement with Lady Antebellum Keith Urban's tour, sponsored by KC Masterpiece/Kingsford, Foo Fighters Garage Tour sponsored by Blackberry (2011), Keith Urban's presenting tour sponsorship and endorsement with Samsung/AT&T , fashion label rag & bone and Samsung/AT&T, Nokia Music/AT&T and Green Day , Citi/Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players, Citi/Queens of the Stone Age, Citi/John Mayer, and Citi/Rolling Stones .
Ashley Capps: Owner, AC Entertainment
A passion for music and performance led Ashley Capps to begin promoting concerts independently in the late 1970s, while still a student at The University of Tennessee. Now recognized as one of the foremost independent promoters in the United States, Mr. Capps and his company, AC Entertainment, founded in 1991, create, produce, book, and present hundreds of concerts and events every year including internationally recognized festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Forecastle, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, & Big Ears. Capps and his team have also managed and programmed The Historic Tennessee Theatre, the official State Theatre of Tennessee, since 1995 and were instrumental in the $25 million renovation of the facility in 2004. A second historic venue, the Bijou Theatre, was renovated and re-opened in 2006 under his leadership.
Liana Huth / @JustLiana: SVP Partnerships & Events, FUSE
Liana Huth is the SVP of partnerships and events at Fuse, the national music television network of the Madison Square Garden Company. Liana oversees the growth of Fuse’s festival business to develop it into a significant music and sponsorship platform as Fuse further connects with fans and artists. Liana works closely with all departments and plays a key role in expanding the Company’s brand across a range of partners in the music industry. She manages Fuse’s day to day partnership with MSG Entertainment (MSGE) fostering synergies that benefit both divisions.
Doug Rountree: President, Pioneer Coach
Doug Rountree is founder and president of Pioneer Coach, a leading entertainment coach leasing company and Pioneer Coach Interiors, a high-end custom conversion shop, both based in Nashville Tennessee. Pioneer Coach Interiors, which Doug formed in 2006, specializes in designing and building custom coach interiors. Both Pioneer Coach and Pioneer Coach Interiors strive to serve the touring community through exceptional customer service and creative deal-making. Doug serves on the advisory board for the Billboard Touring Conference, held each November in New York City, and is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and civic leadership counsels.
Seth Sheck / @SethSheck: President, Access Pass & Design
Seth is a native of Reno. While in high school, his love of music led him to manage bands. When he found out that a local company, T-Bird Entertainment, manufactured backstage passes, he fought to be a part of that business and began working for T-Bird Entertainment in 1989. He helped build that business and the national credential market, growing sales and developing new styles of printing that have become commonplace today. However, he always wanted to own his own business and, in 2001, the opportunity presented itself.
Charles Attal, C3 Presents
Rob Beckham, WME
Jason Colton, Red Light Management
Mike Evans, Live Nation
Harlan Frey, Atlantic Records
Gogi Gupta, Gupta Media
Ali Harnell, TMG/AEG Live
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P
Brock Jones, Global Spectrum
Michael Marion,Verizon Arena
Jim McCue, SMG
Bob McLynn, Crush Management
Ike Richman, Global Spectrum
Bob Roux, Live Nation
Ed Rubinstein, Arena Network
Larry Vallon, AEG Live
Allen Vella, Fox Theatre
Neil Warnock, The Agency Group
Jeremiah "Ice" Younossi, A-List Agency