Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett will be at this year’s Billboard Live Music Summit in Los Angeles, Nov. 5-6, and sit for a keynote Q&A to discuss two film projects tied to the popular music festival.
“We’re thrilled to have Paul T at the Live Music Summit. Not only is he one of the top promoters of our generation but he’s also a pioneer in the streaming and film space and someone our audience has wanted to hear from for some time,” says Dave Brooks, Billboard‘s senior director of live and touring. “His Youtube series from this year’s Coachella was one of the most compelling film projects I’ve seen in the festival space.”
Tollett’s Coachella Curated series, aired on the second weekend of Coachella, followed him around the globe as he traveled across six continents to visit the homes of performers playing the Southern California festival. That includes a trek to Moscow to meet electronic artist Nina Kraviz, as well as Seoul, South Korea to visit BLACKPINK and Perth, Australia, home to Kevin Parker, frontman for headliner Tame Impala.
The longtime Goldenvoice president co-founded Coachella in 1999 and became part of AEG two years later in a deal with Concerts West co-founder John Meglen. A longtime SoCal punk rock promoter, today Tollett helps book some of AEG’s biggest festivals, including Desert Trip in 2016 which featured the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and more.
The 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards is the music industry’s top touring conference and a must-attend event for anyone working in live entertainment. Set at the Montage in Beverly Hills, the conference features two days of high-level panels, artist interviews and executive Q&As with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming days. Learn more and register here.