The inaugural Pollstar Live! conference wrapped on February 17, 2010 and we're happy to report it was a resounding success.
Pollstar Live! 2013 returned to the JW Marriott Los Angeles for a three-day run - February 5-7, 2013. Day one included early registration and the Pollstar Live! Opening Reception. Day two featured the panel sessions and the keynote: A Morning With Seth Godin. The keynote was presented by North American Concert Promoters Association. The final day of the conference continued the panel sessions dealing with topics as diverse as Today's International Live Touring Business, Facebook Advertising, Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp Marketing, The Worst Case Scenario Concert Survivors Handbook and Radio Is Not Extinct and more. For the first time at Pollstar Live! nearly 30 agencies set up shop for two hours to wheel and deal in the Meet The Agents: Let's REALLY Make A Deal! event.
The conference closed with Michael McDonald hosting the 24th Annual Pollstar Awards. Celebrity presenters included Dave Stewart, Jackson Browne and Karl Dean, the mayor of Nashville, TN who announced that Pollstar Live! 2014 will be held in his city!
For those who went, we hope we did well. And we'll see you again in February of 2014.
Past Pollstar Conferences
CIC Conference History
Concert business history was made in February 1995 when the first Concert Industry Consortium conference brought together an unprecedented number of major industry players in Los Angeles to begin "Reinventing The Business." Fifteen years later the CIC conference finalized it's run of exchanging ideas and working toward a better concert experience for everyone at CIC 2009, January 28-30. Each and every conference - from 1995 through 2009 - allowed for a variety of viewpoints to be expressed, both from the panelists and the participants in the audience. On this level alone, the CIC conferences proved to be an overwhelming success.
Above are thumbnails of each conference logo since 2001 - our first with an online presence.