CIC Preview

Registrations for CIC are approaching capacity, making it unlikely that any slots will be available for on-site walkups.

The same is true for the Concert Industry Awards & Party on February 15th, which is rapidly nearing the capacity of The Theatre at Mandalay Bay.

The CIC discount hotel blocks at Green Valley, Mandalay and Luxor are all closed and any additional attendees will have to arrange for their own accommodations in Las Vegas.

This year’s program features a number of forward-looking panels that dissect the technologies and structural changes impacting the concert industry.

Network Live CEO Kevin Wall will moderate the newly re-titled session “Digital Dilemma: Is Digital Delivery Cannibalizing or Saving The Live Music Business?” He is being joined by AOL Music’s Erik Flannigan, DirectTV’s Patty Ishimoto, XM Satellite Radio’s Jon Zellner, MediaFLO’s Dan Novak, and Dan Diamond of National CineMedia.

SRO Consulting’s Mike McGinley will moderate “Crossroads Of Media & Technology,” which will examine how the concert industry, just like the record business, is going to be affected by the convergence of media and technology, whether it likes it or not. Joining him on the panel are Tim Hanlon of Starcom, Google’s Chris Sacca, VEOH Networks’ Dmitry Shapiro, and Dave Jaworski of PassAlong Networks.

William Morris Agency music department chief Marc Geiger will lead a discussion of “Concerts 2.0: New Ways To Make Old Money.” Constantly changing tastes, culture and technology require any industry to periodically reevaluate the way it fits in the modern marketplace. The deals and financial arrangements that worked 10 years ago may not be viable in 2007.

Joining this panel are Ticketmaster’s David Goldberg, Live Nation’s Bryan Perez, MusicToday’s Nathan Hubbard and newly installed Nederlander chief Adam Friedman.