At Music Biz? Explore The future of Independent Live Music SuperNayr

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(Hypebot) — A panel of in-the-trenches experts will discuss the state and future of independent live music in the U.S. this Thursday at the Music Biz Conference in Nashville.

While the top tier of the US and global live industry had its best year ever in 2023, more than 130 grassroots music venues closed in the UK, and dozens more are in crisis. Australia has lost 1,300 small and mid-sized live music venues, one-third of the entire sector, since the start of the COVID pandemic.

Are US live music venues next?

Can small and mid-level acts still tour profitably with rising costs and competition?

Are there solutions?

The Future Of Independent Live Music

Thursday, May 16, from 10:10 – 10:55 AM CT in Symphony D at the Music Biz Conference. This panel is part of Backstage 2.0: Analyzing Live Music’s Future.

The Panelists

  • Fabrice Sergent, Founder & Co-Managing Partner Bandsintown (Moderator)
  • Jamie Loeb, SVP Marketing Nederlander Concerts / NIVA Board Member (National Independent Venue Association)
  • Tobi Parks, Entertainment Attorney / Owner xBk Live / Co-Founder, D Tour / VP, NIVF (National Independent Venue Foundation)
  • Jack Randall, President, The Kurland Agency / NITO Board President (National Independent Talent Organization)
  • Nelly Neben, President Axis Artist Management / NITO Board Member (National Independent Talent Organization)

There will be time for Q&A, so come and share your experiences and opinions.

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