Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists: Shirin Nury, CAA

Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists
Shirin Nury, Music Agent, CAA
Panel: “Reality Check: Career Development for Artists New to Touring”

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 at 2:15 PM

Shirin Nury
– Shirin Nury
Music Agent, CAA
Live performances virtually stopped in 2020 and much of 2021, but artist development did not. What many artists found when the world re-started was a situation where their following and demand were farther along than their touring history would normally be, creating situations where these artists might be capable of playing bigger rooms than they were actually experienced enough to pull off. For others, the whole touring dynamic is a new and exciting frontier, requiring skillful management and a more strategic plan than ever. As fans and artists both were reminded, streaming is a completely different animal than performing live in front of actual people. It’s also worth noting that there are a lot of fans out there who are also new to the live event experience, from club to festival level. Let’s discuss!

Moderator: Jamie Cheek, President, FBMM
Cindy Agi, Global Tour Promoter, Live Nation
Zac Bluestone, Music Agent, Wasserman Music
Shirin Nury, Music Agent, CAA
Josh Rittenhouse, Music Agent, APA
Fabrice Sergent, Managing Partner, Bandsintown
Shirin Nury is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Nury’s work focuses on championing a diverse group of female-fronted talent. Her roster includes, HAIM, Charli XCX, Tate McRae, Sharon Van Etten, Ava Max, FLETCHER, Gracie Abrams, Amber Mark, Betty Who, Celeste, Cherry Glazerr, Deb Never, dodie, Jamila Woods, Paloma Mami, NAO, and Maisie Peters, among many others. Nury also works with breakout star Conan Gray, as she developed and oversaw his last three consecutive sold-out tours.  
Based out of the Los Angeles office, Nury oversees the club division across the Music Touring department, as well as books West Coast clubs throughout the entire CAA contemporary pop and rock rosters.   

Nury is a member of City of Hope’s Future Hope committee. She is also a member of the board at EarthPercent, helping raise money from the music industry for the most effective environmental charities. She began her career at CAA in 2013 and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in English and Spanish.


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.

Click these links for the Production Live! schedule and the Pollstar Live! schedule. 

Register for Pollstar Live! here. All registrants will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to gaining entry to the conference. 
What tent poles are you most proud of in your career? 
Since day one as an assistant at CAA, building a roster and providing a platform for diverse, female fronted talent has always been the goal. Tirelessly trying to realize that vision and understanding I wouldn’t be able to make it happen without the incredible women that paved the way makes me most proud.

Why must everyone go to this panel?
Artist development is at the heart of what we do and these last two years have been unprecedented. The more information we can share with each other as we move forward, the better.
What story will you tell during the panel?
I want to touch on the strategies we implemented for a few young pop acts all of whom saw their profiles skyrocket during the pandemic and shed light on how we transitioned that momentum into meaningful, live experiences.  
What’s the story you won’t tell?
I’m an open book.
What may cause tempers to flare?
I didn’t subscribe to every meditation app on earth to deal with flared tempers more than I have to 🙂 
What was the best part of your 2021?
The return of an epic Lollapalooza and travelling to the Middle East with my husband.
Can you give us a prediction for a highlight of 2022?
We have so much to look forward to, but I think HAIM at the Hollywood Bowl is going to be a really magical moment. I grew up in the valley and spent the majority of my teen years sneaking into the now defunct Unknown Theater to watch them play in front of a crowd of maybe 50 people. Working with them and having an opportunity to witness their greatness inspires me every day. Tears will be shed on May 1.