1. First-Ever Chip Hooper Award Winner Kelly Stelbasky Got Her Start in Music With the Legendary Agent

    December 10, 2018 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When Kelly Stelbasky arrived in Monterey, California, in 2005 to accept a job at Monterey Peninsula Artists, she brought two suitcases and an open mind. She had just met agent Chip Hooper at an industry conference and decided to leave her job at Wil ...

  2. What's the Path to a More Diverse Music Industry? Panelists at the Billboard Live Music Summit Sound Off

    November 16, 2018 7:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The lively discussion touched on everything from inclusivity riders to mentorship programs, and urged summit attendees to do their part. When Frances McDormand ended her Oscar acceptance speech earlier this year with the words "inclusion rider, ...

  3. Are You Okay? Music Execs at Billboard Live Music Summit On How One Question Goes a Long Way for Mental Health

    November 16, 2018 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists talk about eliminating stigmas that are causing a mental health crisis for the music industry. With the continued loss of musicians, stars and executives in the industry, music professionals are trying to find more ways to bring awareness ...

  4. New Kids On the Block Talk Reuniting, Igniting Pop Nostalgia Tours at the Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 15, 2018 7:36 PM EST 0 0 0 The band's Danny Wood, Jordan and Jonathan Knight described how getting back together wasn’t entirely seamless, but they've built a lasting career. New Kids on the Block members Danny Wood and Jordan and Jonathan Knight sat down for a pane ...

  5. John Mayer Receives Legend of Live Award; Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift & More Win at Billboard Live Music Awards

    November 15, 2018 6:46 PM EST 0 0 0 The night capped day one of the Billboard Live Music Summit and was hosted by comedian Roy Wood Jr. The first day of the Billboard Live Music Summit concluded with the Billboard Live Music Awards on Tuesday at the Montage in Beverly Hills. With come ...

  6. Maddie Poppe Talks the Whirlwind of Sudden Fame, Her Post-'Idol' Plans at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 15, 2018 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The 'American Idol' winner joined manager Jonathan Shank on stage to discuss her future career goals and performed her new single "Keep On Movin' On." On Wednesday at the Billboard Live Music Summit in Beverly Hills, Maddie ...

  7. Nielsen Releases In-Depth Statistics on Live Music Behavior: 52 Percent of Americans Attend Shows

    November 15, 2018 11:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Nielsen Music released its 2018 Music 360 Report focusing on the live music business this morning (Nov. 15), which shows that 52 percent of the U.S. population attends some sort of live music event each year. The report, the result of a survey of so ...

  8. Industry Leaders Discuss What They're Doing to Make Concerts More Sustainable at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 9:54 PM EST 0 0 0 A burgeoning movement to reduce plastic waste has caught the attention of artists, promoters, venues and fans. When a powerhouse like Katy Perry speaks, folks tend to pay attention. Just ask Aran Rush , VP of arena operations at the sustainable conc ...

  9. Andrew McMahon Talks Playing the Long Game Into an Unlikely Hit & Solo Success at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 9:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The former Something Corporate frontman and his team discussed their strategies for staying connected to the fans and true to McMahon's unique style. Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon has had a unique career trajectory among artists of his gener ...

  10. Ticket Sellers, Promoters & Streaming Giants Discuss How Consumer Data Boosts Ticket Sales at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 7:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists from AEG, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Bandsintown, See Tickets and Eventellect discussed the importance of cohesion in 21st century ticketing. When it comes to increasing concert ticket sales, there are three key points to consider: Data, data ...

  11. From Live Streams to Podcasts, Publicists' Ever-Evolving Role Explored at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 7:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The panel included MSO PR's Alexandra Greenberg, Catherine Martin of Ticketmaster, Crissa Requate with Mason Jar Media, Opry Entertainment Group's Lisaann Dupont & Patrick Confrey with PCPR. The job of a publicist can be a thankless ta ...

  12. Execs Home In On Creating Artist-Fan Relationships Onstage & Onscreen at the Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 6:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists included Madison House's Alicia Karlin, United Talent Agency's Steve Gordon, John Fleckenstein of RCA Records and Matt Meyer from Paradigm. As technological advancements have reshaped culture over the past decade, developing an a ...

  13. Opportunities in Hip-Hop, R&B & Gospel Take Center Stage at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists included Jonathan Azu from Red Light Management, Live Nation Urban's Shawn Gee, Marcus Allen of Broccoli City and 12-time Grammy-winning gospel singer & CEO of Fo Yo Soul Entertainment Kirk Franklin. "The biggest investment i ...

  14. UTA's David Zedeck Talks Circle Talent Agency Acquisition and More at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 14, 2018 3:02 PM EST 0 0 0 The head of music also talks merging cultures and artist-curated festivals. After five years with the nation's largest promoter,  David Zedeck  left Live Nation in July of 2017 to run the music department at United Talent Agency. In a Q&A c ...

  15. Top Music Professionals Discuss How Young Artists Use 'Authenticity' to Build Their Careers at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 13, 2018 10:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Panelists collectively work with some of the industry's hottest rising stars, including Billie Eilish, Brockhampton and Rex Orange County. Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish may be just 16 years old, but she also happens to be one of the savviest ...

  16. Panelists Talk the Rise, Challenges and Future of Hip-Hop Festivals at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 13, 2018 10:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop festival space has seemingly sprung from the ashes over the past half-decade, as the genre rose in popularity to become the kingpin of the streaming age. "We started Broccoli City as an earth concert -- Urban Earth Day," said B ...

  17. The Future of Cannabis at Concerts Explored at Billboard's Live Music Summit

    November 13, 2018 8:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Top event organizers discussed safe and legal ways to combine marijuana and music during the The Going Green: What Does Cannabis Legalization Mean for Touring panel. Non-combustibles may be the future of cannabis at live events. The Going Green: Wha ...

  18. Activist Artists Management's Bernie Cahill Talks Protecting & Building the Grateful Dead Brand With Dead & Co. at Billboard Live Music Summit

    November 13, 2018 5:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The music manager also touched on losing longtime client Zac Brown: "Any manager that acts like that's not a punch to the stomach would be full of it." Emporium Presents' and Promoter 101 podcast host Dan Steinberg is the first t ...

  19. Ticketing, Mental Health & Event Safety Lead Top Agents Panel Discussion at Billboard's Live Music Summit

    November 13, 2018 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The all-female panel collectively represents some of the biggest artists in the world, including Neil Young, Post Malone, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Imagine Dragons. If there was one theme that came up more than any other during the Representation M ...

  20. Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards Set for November

    May 23, 2018 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2018 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards (formerly known as the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards ) will take place at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Nov. 13-14. The 15th annual event celebrating the best in live mus ...