Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists: Phil Quist of CAA

Phil Quist
– Phil Quist

Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists

Phil Quist, Music Agent at CAA

Panel: “The Future Of GA: What Are the Implications?”
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. 

Other Panelists: Paul Bassman, Managing Director, Higginbotham; Rutger Jansen, SVP, Production & Operations, Insomniac Events; Peter Shapiro, Founder, DayGlo Ventures; and Molly Zidow, VP-Operations, Danny Wimmer Presents

Phil Quist is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Quist works in the Los Angeles office and has helped sign and/or represents many of the world’s leading musicians, including The Chainsmokers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Tate McRae, Charli XCX, Lil Miquela, R3HAB, Audrey Mika, and Maggie Lindemann, among others. He also serves as an investor at Connect Ventures, an investment partnership between CAA and global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with a focus on early-stage consumer-focused businesses.

Quist began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. He joined CAA in 2012.

Quist was named to Variety’s “Assistants to Watch” list in 2015 and was also named to the Forbes 2018 “30 Under 30” list in the Music category. In 2019, he was honored on Billboard’s Dance Power Players list and in 2021, he was a Pollstar Impact 50 honoree. He is an active member of the music community, serving as the head of MusiCares Foundation’s Young Ambassadors Board. He also serves as a board member for the Forbes Under 30 community.

Quist graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Finance.  
This year’s Pollstar Live! conference will revive live as the concert business is gearing up and the return to normalcy appears well under way. With some of the best talent and minds in the business gathering once more in Los Angeles June 15-17, you won’t want to miss the networking opportunities, insightful discussion and, of course, the Pollstar Awards honoring the best from the live entertainment world. 

Pollstar Live! kicks off with Production Live!, the one-day companion conference that features insightful panels and discussions from industry professionals on all topics related to staging live events including lighting, video, staging and stage management, sound technique, concert production, video, regulations, security and more.

Click here for the Production Live! schedule and here for the Pollstar Live! schedule

Proudest Moment In Your Career?
Phil QuistThe proudest moment of my career was the moment it started. I was working on Wall Street as an investment banker and mustered up the courage to leave the finance industry to pursue a career in music. Had I not done that, my career would be a lot different and I wouldn’t be fortunate enough to work with such incredible artists.

Why Everyone Must Go To This Panel?
As live events come back, this will be a great forum to discuss best practices in order to make it as seamless as possible.
The Story You Will Tell?
How plans and protocols will vary based on a number of different factors: venue size, location, etc.

The Story You Won’t Tell?
I’m an open book.

What May Cause Tempers To Flare?
Hopefully nothing…
The Question You Hope Is Asked?
As we think about what returning to live looks like, how can we collectively create a better, more inclusive experience on a show by show basis and in the industry as a whole?

What Do You Dread Most About Going Back To Shows?
Absolutely nothing! I’m just ready for some live shows!