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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Thursday, May 18 • 9:00am - 9:35am
Keynote: Booking & Breaking — The Art of Artist Development Through Touring

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Score the best seats in the house and join us for a special keynote conversation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)'s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams — two of the top music agents behind developing the hottest touring acts such as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Tori Kelly, GRiZ, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Pretty Lights, among many others. Booking above and beyond the country genre, these Nashville-based execs are set to reveal stories, secrets, and strategies behind using touring to develop artist fanbases and advancing their clients' careers in the process. 

Krones, featured on Billboard's '40 Under 40' Power Players list, has been instrumental in co-piloting the multi-platinum Twenty One Pilots from playing tiny clubs to selling out virtually every date on their arena tour and scoring a headlining slot at Hangout Fest. Williams, a key player in developing CAA's electronic music arm and featured on Billboard’s EDM Power Players list multiple times, has helped transition The Chainsmokers from playing New York nights to achieving true global domination by developing their live show and capitalizing on their collection of hits. Together, these agents will draw parallels behind booking and developing their roster of breakout acts and leave attendees with expert insight on taking their live show to new heights in 2017. 

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Glenn Peoples

Head of Music Insights and Analytics, Pandora
As Head of Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora, Glenn Peoples provides insight into the company, writing about everything from Pandora’s royalties to its innovative products and features. Previously, as Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard, he covered the business side of the... Read More →

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Jeff Krones

Music Agent, CAA
Jeff Krones is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  He began his career at CAA in 2004. Krones works in the Nashville office and represents many of the world’s leading artists, including Needtobreathe, Twenty One Pilots, Andy... Read More →
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Hunter Williams

Music Agent, CAA
Hunter Williams is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). One of CAA’s Nashville-based agents, Williams has helped identify and develop the touring careers of a wide variety of artists ranging from high profile producers and DJs to... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:35am CDT
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