Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling)
The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American Music Awards lost nothing in the translation when it moved next door for the telecast's after-party at JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom. Justin Bieber, manager Scooter Braun, Carly Rae Jepsen, Karmin and The Wanted were the cause of the constant traffic jam that tied up one corner of the roped-off VIP area as guests tried to get a glimpse of the revelers.
Foreground: Chameleon Records CEO Breyon Prescott. Background: Scooter Braun, founder of Schoolboy Records and manager of Justin Bieber and the Wanted (photo: Brian Dowling)
At one point, Bieber ducked out with a small entourage for a quick break, doing the limbo under one of the ropes as he made his exit. Upon his return, several young ladies camped out on the floor outside the VIP area, hoping to get a closer look at the superstar. Making his rounds as well around the VIP area and taking pictures with fans was the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.
From left: Sony/ATV's Jody Gerson, entertainment attourneys Aaron Rosenberg and Michelle Jubelirer (Photo: Brian Dowling)
The executive front was represented by such industry principals as Sony/ATV's Jody Gerson, AEG's Randy Phillips, Guggenheim executives Kraig Fox and Jason Ghassemi, Dick Clark's widow Kari Clark, Music Analytics principal John Rudolph (who is rumored to be bidding on the EMI labels that UMG must offload), Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Bank of America's Raul Anaya, TheAudience's Oliver Luckett, producer/engineer David "DQ" Quinones, Boardwalk Entertainment Group's Larry Wade, entertainment attorneys Aaron Rosenberg and Michelle Jubelirer and Chameleon Records CEO Breyon Prescott.
Kari Clark with Billboard's West Coast sales executive Aki Kaneko (Photo: Brian Dowling)
TheAudience's Oliver Luckett, Guggenheim's Jason Ghassemi, Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison and Craig Mattison. (Photo: Brian Downing)
From left: Guggenheim's Kraig Fox, Bank of America's Raul Anaya, Music Analytics' John Rudolph (Photo: Brian Downing)
Producer/engineer David "DQ" Quinones (in orange shirt) and Boardwalk Entertainment Group's Larry Wade (Photo: Brian Dowling)