Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists
Jason Miller, CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Panel: “Global Touring Now!”
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
The Great Global Recovery is underway, as the international touring environment in which artists were able to tour that developed in this millennium steadily regains its footing. The post-pandemic landscape still finds a wide range of recovery, forcing those who deal in global touring to strategically plot international efforts with pinpoint accuracy and the most up-to-the-date information possible, knowing that the entire plan could shift at any time. International promoters, agents and venues will discuss their current set of circumstances and forecast what changes may be in store, as well as what could impact global touring in the future.
Georg Leitner, CEO, Georg Leitner Productions GmBh
Jason Miller, CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Lesley Olenik, SVP Global Touring, Live Nation
Neil Warnock MBE, Co-Head of UTA UK & Head of Global Touring Music, United Talent Agency
Courtesy of CTS Eventim – Jason Miller.
CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Jason C. Miller is CEO of Eventim Live Asia, focused on bringing the best live entertainment in the world to Asia. Eventim Live Asia is a partnership with CTS Eventim, one of the world’s leading providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. Prior to launching Eventim Live Asia, Miller led all touring activity for Live Nation Entertainment’s Asian and Middle East offices for seven-plus years, as Senior Vice President International & Emerging Markets. Miller and his team produced 80 percent of the last decade’s highest-grossing Asian tours for Western artists, including Madonna, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, U2, and countless others. Prior to Live Nation, Miller was an agent at talent agency powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and was integral in the career development of such high-profile clients as Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Miller holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and MBAs from UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore.
Pollstar Live! is set for Feb. 7-9 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton. The 2022 event marks the return to the conference’s traditional February calendar slot following the 2021 edition, which was pushed to June in light of the pandemic. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine, the leading trade publication for the global live entertainment industry.
With some of the best talent and minds in the business gathering once more in Los Angeles, 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.
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What tent poles are you most proud of in your career?
Jason Miller: As a former international CAA Agent, representing Beyoncée, Jimmy Fallon, Maroon 5, etc.
As a promoter, producing 80% of the highest grossing western artist tours across Asia in the last decade.
Why must everyone go to this panel?
Lots of panels about the North American business but only one with international flavor. Producing a show in Detroit is not all that different than producing a show in Des Moines for example, but I can promise that producing shows in Beijing is entirely different than producing shows in Bangkok!
What story will you tell during the panel?
When I was a CAA Agent I went on a Scandinavian tour with Stevie Wonder and helped him write a song (“Rain Your Love Down”) which ended up on his next record.
What’s the story you won’t tell?
I have hours and hours of stories about the dozens of big shows I produced in Nigeria. Those stories are better told privately over a few beers…
What may cause tempers to flare?
International show settlements in two currencies
What was the best part of your 2021?
Partnering with CTS Eventim… by a landslide
Can you give us a prediction for a highlight of 2022?
A personal highlight will be the first show I attend in Asia in 2022.