Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists: Sam Hunt

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Pollstar Live!, the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals, returns to the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, Feb. 21-23. The three-day conference is a flagship event for Pollstar magazine with compelling keynotes, panels, roundtables and the Pollstar Awards, celebrating the best in the business, along with plenty of opportunities to network and engage in insightful discussions.

Pollstar Live! kicks off with Production Live!, the one-day companion conference that features panels on all topics related to staging live events including lighting, video, 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.

Getting To Know Your Pollstar Live! Panelists

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Sam Hunt
EVP, Managing Executive at Wasserman Music

Panel: Knowing When To Pull The Plug Or Sweat It Out
Date/Time: Thursday l Feb. 23 l 2 p.m.

Why must everyone go to your panel?
Nothing draws more speculation and gossip than when a show or event cancels and 90% of it is bullshit.

This panel will provide a candid forum for promoters, lawyers, agents, and general decision-makers to look behind the curtain for what is actually going on and why. If anything, attendees may be disappointed by the lack of scandal!

What story will you tell during the panel?
You’ll have to come to the panel to find out. Doesn’t everyone give this answer?

What’s the story you won’t tell?
The most scandalous one!

What may cause tempers to flare?
When the false accusations start to fly.

What was the best part of your 2022?
Hitting Executive Platinum on American again — it means we’re really, really back!

Your predictions for 2023’s live industry highlights?
Fewer cancellations than in 2022!

Career tentpoles you are most proud of?
Being part of the foundation of Wasserman Music.