Music Biz 2017 has ended
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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Touring & Ticketing: The Setlist for Success [clear filter]
Thursday, May 18

9:00am CDT

Keynote: Booking & Breaking — The Art of Artist Development Through Touring
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
206 (CC)

9:40am CDT

Getting Tickets to Your True Fans – An Actionable Discussion
Artists, venues, and promoters are taking back control of their tickets thanks to advances in ticketing designed to get tickets into the hands of real fans and away from the bots. Join Zeeshan Zaidi of Ticketmaster’s Artist Services Team, OnTour, as he leads a discussion on how the industry can use data and innovation to provide fans with the best ticketing experience. Learn what’s being done to fight bots and scalpers, and to protect your fans’ access to real tickets. Expect to walk away with real insights into new strategies and tools that you can take to market today.

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Brian Bauer

Vice President of Marketing, Artist Growth
Talk to me about getting one free month of Artist Growth! Artist Growth provides managers, labels, agents and artists with proven, cloud-based software for music business and tour management. Streamline your workflow. Manage event logistics. Automate ticket requests and guest list... Read More →

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Haley McCollister

VP/ GN, Messina Touring Group
Haley McCollister is a Sr. Touring Manager at Messina Touring Group (MTG).  In her seven years with MTG, she has worked for some of the leading arena and stadium touring artists in the world, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, and The Lumineers. Recently, McCollister... Read More →
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Jon Romero

Head of Marketing, Vector Management
Jon Romero is Head of Marketing for Vector Management, one of the largest artist and brand management companies. Romero is responsible for strategizing the full promotional and marketing landscape across the Vector roster, maximizing not only digital and social efforts, but incorporating... Read More →
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Zeeshan Zaidi

SVP/GM OnTour, Ticketmaster
Zeeshan Zaidi is Sr. VP/General Manager of OnTour with Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment. OnTour is Ticketmaster’s concerts and touring division — works with artists, managers, agents, promoters and labels to help make tours more successful through leveraging... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
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