Pollstar Live! 2017

Just returned from Pollstar Live! which brings music business executives to Los Angeles for the largest gathering of concert industry professionals in the world. For me it was three days of discussions, education, networking, DTLA living and an hour at the beach.  My plan is to apply the experience to assisting clients with digital marketing and other work in the music and entertainment space.  How can we help you?  

If you're new to Pollstar Live! and Production Live!, here's this year's agenda.  I especially enjoyed these sessions:

The Business Of Moving Small Cities Effortlessly with John Brown, Brown United, Danny O’Bryen, Screenworks NEP, Jake Berry, Jake Berry Productions, Charlie Hernandez, JustABunchOfRoadies.org,
Marty Hom, Tour Manager, Bill Leabody, Production Manager, Stuart Ross, Red Light Management and Jim Runge, Tour Manager.
VIP Experience: No Longer Just A Meet And Greet! with Lynne King Smith, TicketForce (Moderator), Dan Berkowitz, CID EntertainmentJustin Dragoo, Latitude 38 EntertainmentMarc Feinberg, AEG LIVE/Goldenvoice, Ety Rybak, CAA Premium Experience and Andrew Tenenbaum, Future Beat.
Shep Gordon & Alice Cooper: A 47 Year Conversation interpreted by Danny Zelisko
Data Driven Touring & Tour Marketing with Bruce Houghton, Skyline Artists Agency (Moderator), Blair Martin, Pandora, Jon Romero, Vector Management, Shane Tobin, Spotify and Zeeshan Zaidi, Ticketmaster.
Festivals vs Hard Tickets: How Artists And Promoters Are Affected with Rich Schaefer, LoyalT Management (Moderator), Evan Harrison, HUKA Entertainment Group, Sam Hunt, Paradigm Talent Agency, Lalo Medina, Monotone, Huston Powell, C3 Presents, Allen Scott, Another Planet Entertainment and Rob Zifarelli, United Talent Agency.
Current Legal Trends In Live Performance with Lauren Spahn, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton.

Special kudos to Justin Willman, host of the Pollstar Awards.  He was very funny and did a magic trick that was truly mind-blowing.