Joel Cook, partner/chief creative officer, Tension Division
Randy Nichols, owner, Force Media Management
Taylor Mims, staff writer, Billboard
Tim McTague, guitarist, Underoath
Pivoting In A Pandemic: Amplifying Diverse Voices In A Time Of Crisis
The global quarantine represented a radical shift for the longtime concert promoter, who reacted in real time to events unfolding around the country by curating a series of performances and discussions that kept fans engaged and empowered.
Gail Mitchell, executive director (R&B/hip-hop), Billboard
Brandon Pankey, vp business development and operations, Live Nation Urban
Marcus Allen, co-founder and partner, Broccoli City
Livestreaming Data Deep Dive
Three of the best-known brands in music data and analytics come together to discuss the trends and tracking of livestreaming’s explosive growth.
Eric Frankenberg, chart manager (Boxscore/touring), Billboard
Fabrice Sergent, co-founder and managing partner, Bandsintown
Vita Molis, director of research and insights, MRC Data
Unreal Environment: 12th Planet At The Stadio Virtual Venue
Billboard goes behind the scenes of 12th Planet’s virtual concert experience. This panel will dissect the performance shot at Los Angeles’ Stadio studio with the help of video game engineers and narrative storylines, exploring the boundaries of video and crowd dynamic technology and the future of real-time concert experiences.
12th Planet/John Dadzie
Drew Best, creative director, Immanent
Gopi Sangha, co-founder, Stadio
Tatiana Cirisano, reporter, Billboard
Special Award Presentation: Heroes Of The Pandemic
Billboard is honoring Richard and Demi Weitz with the Heroes of the Pandemic Award, created during the quarantine and presented exclusively to the creators of the Quarantunes series, which has raised over $7 million for charity and brought hope, connection and friendship to the music and arts community.