The 2018 edition of Pollstar Live! is coming together in a big way, with Michael Rapino, Mark Cuban and Rich Bressler just a few of the speakers to be announced.
Live Nation Entertainment CEO Rapino has confirmed his participation as one of the many speakers and presenters of the Feb. 6-8 event, as has Shark Tank star Cuban, entrepreneur owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
via ILMC – Michael Rapino
Also: Alan Krueger, Benheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and author of Rockonomics. Peter Shapiro, founder/producer of DayGlo Productions and Brooklyn Bowl has also committed, as has Jim Meyer, CEO of Sirius XM, Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy, Roger Lynch, CEO of Pandora, Troy Carter, global head of creator services, Spotify, and Rich Bressler, president/CEO of iHeart Communications.
Here are some of the panels so far:
“Blockbuster Breakdown: A deep dive into one of the most successful live engagements of the year.”
“Solving The Global Touring Puzzle.”
“Big Data:: How To Turn Consumer Intel Into Ticket Sales.:
“Navigating The Career In Divisive Times” and “Women + The Road.”
“Pollstar Live! was already the most important conference in the live music business before OVG became involved,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. “Our goal is to create the most compelling, powerful, relevant, can’t-miss conference in the music industry—period. As we continue to roll out speakers and topics, I believe people will see that we are living up to that mission.”
“I’m thrilled with the programming that is coming together for this event, and there are many more exciting announcements to come,” said OVG board member Irving Azoff, chairman/CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment. “Pollstar Live! 2018 will forever change what a music industry conference can be.”
Production Live! continues to be an essential element of the event and is scheduled for Feb. 6.
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