Welcome to Pollstar’s inaugural Impact: NextGen list, honoring the future leaders of the live business.
One of the most encouraging signs of this industry’s bright future was unintentionally baked into this wide-ranging list. For a list of 30 we had nearly 150 nominations – so at the outset we knew paring it down was going to be something of a Solomonic choice. There were a great many qualified candidates who inevitably ended up on the cutting room floor (there’s always next year!). What resulted, however, without even trying, was a list with an equal number of men and women (the final list actually has one more female). This organic, unplanned occurrence speaks volumes about what the future of this industry holds.
Could we have done better? No question. There is not nearly enough ethnic diversity, which is as important as gender diversity and something that very much needs to change. Hopefully next year this will be top of mind during nominations.
What there is, though, are 30 young leaders from our industry with vision, creativity, passion and smarts who work across all verticals in the live business – promoters, agents, sponsorship and managers to technology, marketing, philanthropy, production and more. We are honored to provide this platform for the NextGen of live leaders who we are sure will impact this industry far into the future. Congratulations to all!
Jarred Arfa General Manager, Artist Group International Noah Assad Co-Founder, Rimas Entertainment Jared Braverman SVP Touring, Live Nation Brita Christensen Sr. Artist & Promoter Relations Manager, Ticketmaster Lara Christie Agent, Music, WME Christian Coffey Owner, Coffey Black Lindsay Dworman Manager of Global Touring, AEG Presents Justine Fields Senior Venue Success Specialist, Eventbrite Brittany Flores President Miami – South Florida/Jacksonville, Live Nation Grace Gibson Talent Buyer, Live Nation Mike Greisch Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency Jen Hass Talent Buyer, 9:30 Club and Lincoln Theatre, IMP Jessica Jennings Senior Manager, Experiential Marketing & Live Production, SiriusXM Pandora Cody Lauzier VP/GM – Global Touring, AEG Presents Kacie Lehman Tours SVP, Partnerships at MAC Presents Andrew Lieber CEO, MAC Agency Sophie Lobl Global Talent Buyer, C3 Presents Adam Lynn Co-Founder, Prime Social Group Lindsay Lyons Head of Festival Marketing, AEG Presents Festivals Mike McDonough Director of Booking, Global Touring for Live Nation Shauna Nep VP, Philanthropy, SB Projects Shirin Nury Music Touring Agent, CAA Rachel Powers Director Of Marketing, Messina Touring Group Adam Richman SVP – Made Event, Co-Founder Medium Rare Joshua Rittenhouse agent, APA Sam Rogers Director of Live Production, Spotify Anna Savage Manager, Full Stop Management Laura Spinelli Digital Marketing Manager, Shopkeeper Mgt Alec Vidmar Music Agent, UTA Brandon Zmigrocki Agent, ICM Partners