All registrants will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to gaining entry to the conference.

About

Pollstar Live! is the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine, the leading trade publication for the global live entertainment industry.

The overall conference offers three (3) full days of programming, inclusive of Production Live! and Pollstar Live. 

Our program assembles the industry’s top executives and visionaries, offering compelling keynotes, panels and roundtables, as well as multiple networking opportunities, and the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards’ Celebration.

Venue

Pollstar Live! will be at The Beverly Hilton.

9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Pollstar Live! is pleased to offer negotiated room rates at The Beverly Hilton to our confirmed registrants.  Booking information will be shared in your conference confirmation email.  Rooms are subject to availability. 

FAQ

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POLLSTAR LIVE! ONLY AND PRODUCTION + POLLSTAR LIVE! COMBO REGISTRATION?

Pollstar Live! ONLY registration give you access to the following:

Two (2) full days of Pollstar Live! programming (in-person) (Feb. 8 – 9)

Access to Pollstar Live! networking events, including lunches, breaks, and the Opening Night Reception

One (1) complimentary ticket to the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards

NOTE: Pollstar Live! ONLY passes do not include access to Production Live! programming

POLLSTAR COMBO registration gives you access to the following:

Three (3) full days of Pollstar Live! programming (in-person); including Production Live! + Pollstar Live! (Feb. 7 – 9)

Access to Pollstar Live! networking events, including lunches, breaks, and the Opening Night Reception

One (1) complimentary ticket to the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards

Who attends the Pollstar Live! Conference?

Pollstar Live! brings together agents, managers, promoters, talent buyers, ticketing companies, technology and brands investing in the live entertainment space from around the world. Pollstar Live! is the leading industry gathering for all stakeholders in the live entertainment space.

Will I receive an attendee list?

We do not disclose attendee information without permission. During the registration process you’ll have the opportunity to opt-in and share your information with others via the Pollstar Live! Conference app. The app will be launched prior to the event date and will allow registrants who opt-in to communicate with each other.

WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE CONFERENCE?

We continue to be in close contact with the CDC, government and local health officials, and the host hotel as we focus on strategic protocols & effective communication to foster a culture of wellness at our event.  All conference attendees, including staff, will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to obtaining entry to the event.  We will share additional guidelines as the event nears.

Is parking available?

Both valet and self-parking are available on-site to conference registrants at a negotiated rate. Validation is not needed, simply advise the attendant that you are a registrant of the conference. You may be asked to show your conference badge.

CAN SOMEONE PICK UP MY REGISTRATION BADGE FOR ME?

All registrants are required to check in for themselves as valid identification and proof of vaccination will be required to obtain your badge.

What is the dress code for Pollstar Live!?

Business Casual.

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Michael P. Downing brings 35 years of experience to Prevent Advisors. Most recently he served as the Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Department and Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau where he led five operational divisions: Major Crimes, Emergency Services Divisions, Metropolitan Division, Air Support Division, and Emergency Operations Division. These divisions include the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Section, Criminal Investigative Section, Organized Crime, Surveillance Section, Hazardous Devices Section, LAX Bomb K-9 Section, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Mounted Unit, Dive Teams, Emergency Preparedness and Response.

He has worked with the New Scotland Yard's Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command SO 15. Deputy Chief Downing has testified before Congressional sub-committeeÕs relative to intelligence, homeland security, information sharing, and prison radicalization. In April 2010, Chief Downing served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council working group on developing a national strategy for countering violent extremism.

In October 2009, Deputy Chief Downing was appointed as the Interim Police Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Deputy Chief Downing is an active member of the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism (LinCT) Alumni Association, working with alumni from the FBIÕs LinCT Program to develop a global enterprise of networked counter-terrorism practitioners from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Deputy Chief Downing has also worked with the Department of Justice and State Department, traveling throughout South America, Africa, Turkey, Poland, India, and Kenya to transition large national police organizations into democratic civilian policing models and overlay counter-terrorism enterprises on top of cities. His work in counter-terrorism has taken him to Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Kenya, India, France, Afghanistan, and Iraq; all to examine smart practices and build a network of practitioners.

Deputy Chief Downing attended the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1982 and completed POST Command College in 1997, the FBIÕs Leadership in Counter-Terrorism (LinCT) in 2008, the Post Naval Graduate Executive Program in 2009, and the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston (SMIP PERF) in 2012.

Peter’s influence has resonated throughout the industry since the 1980s. At only 23 years old, he discovered and managed the infamous industrial alt-rock band Ministry, the first of many groups he has successfully supported.

He has worked across numerous scenes, both geographically and stylistically. During the mid-80s, he was closely associated with the birth of house music. Acting as an agent for seminal artists such as Marshall Jefferson and Adonis, he organized some of their first international gigs at iconic venues like Paradise Garage and Ministry of Sound.

Katsis later moved to Los Angeles and became a partner at The Firm. At the agency, he helped the careers of Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Korn, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Snoop Dogg, One Direction, Audioslave, Limp Bizkit, Staind, and others.

Peter has organized and strategized countless concerts and tours, breaking boundaries and setting records along the way. The Backstreet Boys’ 1999 “Into The Millennium Tour” set a Ticketmaster record of sales, with 735,000 sold in the first hour. He produced the only concert by an American band in Castro-era Cuba with Audioslave’s 2005 performance to 100,000 fans in Havana.

In 2008 through 2014, Peter – along with partners Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank – founded Prospect Park Entertainment. During that time, he continued his work managing the music careers of top artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, Korn, Audioslave, Ice Cube, Death Grips, and the Backstreet Boys.

Currently, Katsis is a partner at YM&U Group in Beverly Hills, where he manages artists like, Bush, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fever 333, Jane's Addiction, The Clockworks, and Liz Phair, amongst others.

“THE BEST MANAGER IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS - PERIOD.” – Vanity Fair

Dana Warg is the Vice President of Entertainment Booking for 313 Presents, Detroit’s premiere live entertainment company. Dana provides leadership to maximize event scheduling and oversees the development of key strategic partnerships with promoters, agencies, managers, ticketing partners, artists and other marketing partners in the delivery of first-class events to 313 Presents venues.

Inspired by the soul of Detroit, 313 Presents promotes and produces concerts, theatrical productions, sporting events and family shows at six world-class venues across southeast Michigan including Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre. 

Dana previously served as the Senior Vice President of Facilities for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) where he led the day-to-day booking and other select operations for AEG’s portfolio of owned and operated venues; including STAPLES Center, The Home Depot Center, Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Toyota Sports Center and Manchester Evening News Arena (London). Dana was involved in planning and building the Sprint Center (Kansas City), O2 (London), Berlin National Arena, Microsoft Theater, Club Nokia (Los Angeles) and outdoor stadiums for soccer, concerts and other events in Bridgeview, Illinois and Harrison, New Jersey. He was also actively involved in the company’s acquisition of several sports and entertainment venues.

The 35-year entertainment and sports veteran has also served in leadership roles with Nederlander Concerts, SFX Music Group, Clear Channel Entertainment, Target Center and Ogden Entertainment.

Independent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro continues to explore a range of passion projects. He has owned and operated renowned venues Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, The Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s and Wetlands Preserve.  In 2015, he produced Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and Chicago’s Soldier Field.  Shapiro founded Lockn’, a four-day music and camping festival held in Nelson County, Virginia as well as Jazz & Colors, an experiential music event held in Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the creator of FANS, the immersive livestreaming platform with its innovative “Be in the Stream” feature that allows audiences to tune in and appear alongside the artists. He also originated the Rock and Roll Playhouse, developing the family concert series into a weekly national concert series that takes place in over 25 markets across America. His other endeavors include the IMAX concert films U2 3D and All Access, the Jammys awards show, the Green Apple Earth Day Featival, and Easy Rider Live.  Shapiro serves as publisher of Relix magazine and sits on the board of a number of civic and charitable organizations, including: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, New York Public Radio, and City Parks Foundation.  In 2019, Peter was named Chairman of HeadCount, one of the leading youth voter engagement and participation organizations in America.

Grace Blake is a music industry veteran who brings her many years of management and programming, artist relations, talent buying, and production to her current role as Programming Director at City Winery NYC, Pier 57. During her previous tenure as Director of Artist Relations and Programming at The Iridium in Times Square she was recognized and inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Music Manager & Promoter.

Blake is the producer of two award winning PBS series “Front and Center” and “Speakeasy” which featured performances by superstar talent such as Shawn Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Liam Gallagher, and many more. She also produced season one of MTV Live Setlist which highlighted artists like Dua Lipa, Kaleo, Børns and more, prior to playing bigger stages.

Blake currently serves as a Board member for the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) and New York Independent Venues Association (NYIVA) where she has helped to shepherd NIVA Care, a healthcare insurance and employee benefits program designed exclusively for NIVA members providing game-changing competitive benefits and potentially significant cost saving. Since May 2020, Grace Blake has served as Co-Executive Director of My Good, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization she co-founded with Charyn Harris and Grammy award-winning singer Macy Gray, to provide support, mental health services, and legal resources for the mothers and families who have lost loved ones due to police violence and brutality.

Rashad Robinson is President of Color Of Change, a leading racial justice organization with more than 7 million members. Rashad designs winning strategies to build power for Black communities: moving prosecutors to reduce mass incarceration and police violence; forcing over 100 corporations to abandon the right-wing policy shop, ALEC; forcing corporations to stop supporting Trump initiatives and white nationalists; winning net neutrality as a civil rights issue; changing representations of race in Hollywood; moving Airbnb, Google and Facebook to implement anti-racist initiatives; forcing Bill O’Reilly off the air. Rashad appears regularly in major news media and as a keynote speaker nationally. He was among the first in a global cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, and previously wrote a monthly column about race, politics and corporate accountability for The Guardian. Previously, Rashad served as Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD. Rashad is currently the Co-Chair of the Aspen Commission on Information Disorder and serves on the boards of the Hazen Foundation and Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Valeisha Butterfield Jones serves as Co-President for the Recording Academy®. In her role, she is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for the organization, including People and Culture, Membership, Awards, Advocacy, Communications, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and related initiatives. She leverages data insights and delivers practical solutions to solve complex problems.

Butterfield Jones previously served as the Recording Academy's first Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, responsible for advancing the Academy's mission and ensuring that diversity and inclusion are core to business values and standards, demonstrated throughout the organization. She oversaw the designing, building and implementation of world-class programs and industry standards focused on inclusion, belonging and representation for underrepresented communities and creators.

Prior to joining the Recording Academy, Butterfield Jones spent two decades driving change and accelerating business outcomes for global brands at the intersections of entertainment, technology and politics. Butterfield Jones served as the global head of inclusion for Google, Inc., responsible for accelerating diversity, equity and inclusion outcomes for underrepresented communities internally and externally across the global brand. In this role, she led strategies and teams across the United States, EMEA, APAC, and LatAm, focused on access to quality education, growth for minority-owned businesses, global partnerships, and pathways into S.T.E.A.M. for historically marginalized groups. She also served as the national youth vote director for the Obama for America campaign, helping to deliver one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history, and in the Obama Administration as the deputy director of public affairs for International Trade. She also held positions as the national executive director and senior vice president of Rush Communications / the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and as the national director of diversity and inclusion for the Alzheimer's Association. Her two decades-long career began at Home Box Office (HBO Sports).

In 2007, Butterfield Jones co-founded Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), a nonprofit, global coalition of people committed to the balanced, positive portrayal of women in the entertainment industry.

Her leadership has been recognized by Forbes and Glamour, and featured on Ebony magazine's Power 100, The Root 100, Essence magazine's Top 40 Under 40, Elle magazine's Top 25 Most Inspiring Women, Fortune, and others.

Butterfield Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Clark Atlanta University. In 2021, she was awarded the Pathways to Excellence Award, presented annually to Clark Atlanta University graduates who have consistently made a proven impact in the lives of others.

GLP's foundation was laid in 1979, when George Leitner started his first promoting company presenting Punk, Reggae and Funk artists in Austria and Eastern Europe as well as developing marketing concepts for the industry. 1985 GLP went from promoting to booking European and later worldwide tours.

For more than 40 years GLP has delivered to promoters across the globe, some of the world’s top performers.  GLP tours included longstanding legends such as James Brown and Ray Charles. Today GLP still tours legends and outstanding Artists such as The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang and many more Artists such as World and Reggae attractions (e.g. Inner Circle, Wyclef Jean), Jazz and Latin Artists (e.g. Jose Feliciano, Julio Iglesias, Luis Fonsi), Rock Bands (e.g. Foreigner, Nina Hagen, Mother’s Finest), Family Entertainment shows (e.g. Ice shows such as Peter Pan on Ice and Cirque de Glace, “Vivaldianno”), Urban Music & Hip Hop Performers (e.g. Busta Rhymes, 50 CENT) as well as Artists in the classical field (eg Jose Carreras).

Jason C Miller is CEO of Eventim Live Asia, focused on bringing the best live entertainment in the world to Asia. Eventim Live Asia is a partnership with CTS Eventim, one of the world’s leading providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. Prior to launching Eventim Live Asia, Miller led all touring activity for Live Nation Entertainment’s Asian and Middle East offices for seven-plus years, as Senior Vice President International & Emerging Markets. Miller and his team produced 80 percent of the last decade’s highest-grossing Asian tours for Western artists, including Madonna, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, U2, and countless others. Prior to Live Nation, Miller was an agent at talent agency powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and was integral in the career development of such high-profile clients as Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Miller holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and MBAs from UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore.

Christy Castillo Butcher, Senior Vice President of Programming at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, is responsible for developing the programming strategy as well as securing events year-round throughout the entire 300-acre development. This includes SoFi Stadium, American Airlines Plaza, YouTube Theater, and all other event spaces across the site. Within the past 18 months, Castillo Butcher opened two venues curating a diverse lineup of events building a local and global entertainment destination. The inaugural year at SoFi Stadium included sell-out performances by Kaskade, followed by two nights of Los Bukis where the legendary Mexican band took the stage for the first time in 25 years, and two nights of The Rolling Stones. In September, Castillo Butcher and the programming team opened the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park, which has hosted nearly 20 shows since opening. With Castillo Butcher leading the programming team, she booked four nights of BTS in November, with a live feed simultaneously taking place at YouTube Theater. Those shows scored the biggest Boxscore in almost a decade, according to Billboard Magazine, selling over 200,000 tickets. Both SoFi Stadium and YouTube Theater are nominated for Pollstar’s “Concert Venue of the Year.”

A Los Angeles-native and entertainment industry veteran, Castillo Butcher previously served as the Senior Vice President of Booking & Events for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. She played a critical role in booking and managing some of STAPLES’ most successful events, including the 2000 Democratic National Convention, multiple GRAMMY Awards, multiple X Games competitions, NHL and NBA All-Star Games, and more than 250 sold-out concerts. Castillo Butcher is excited to continue this work to help build the next sports and entertainment capital of the world in Inglewood.

Warnock is the Co-Head of UTA UK and the Head of Global Touring at leading global talent, entertainment and sports company UTA. Based in UTA’s London office, Warnock oversees a robust roster of UK agents and artists, advising on both regional and international touring business strategy. 

Warnock is one of the most experienced music agents in the world and a key architect of the modern live music business. He has directly helped to open up new touring markets in areas such as India and China for international artists, and he has been an influential player in expanding the global footprint of the live music business. He currently represents some of the largest worldwide touring acts including Dolly Parton, Deep Purple, and David Gilmour. His extensive and varied career has also seen him work with legendary artists including Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel and Michael Jackson.  Among his many unparalleled achievements are Michael Jackson’s tour stop in India, The Rolling Stones’ tours in South East Asia and Europe, and Pink Floyd’s two world tours, numerous events, including having the band play Russia before the Iron Curtain came down and negotiating for them to play on the Grand Canal opposite St Mark’s Square in Venice.

Outside of UTA, Warnock is actively involved with the Nordoff Robbins music charity where he sits on the Board as trustee and is Chairman of Fundraising, as well as the Country Music Association Advisory Group where he is a participating member. During his career, he has received multiple industry awards, recognising his significant contributions to the live music business.  In January 2019, Warnock was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List, for services to Music and Charity.

Ashish Hemrajani is the Founder and CEO of Big Tree Entertainment Private Limited, which operates BookMyShow, India’s leading online entertainment platform, offering tickets and end-to-end management for live events and movies as also sports, games, musicals, etc. It is the one stop shop for all out-of-home entertainment offerings in India.

Ashish started his professional journey after completing his MBA specialising in Marketing in 1997. In 1999, he gave in to his passion for entrepreneurship and founded Big Tree Entertainment.

In 2007, seeing the growth in multiplexes and the increased credit and debit card penetration in the country, Ashish and his team launched BookMyShow as we know it today. While passionately driving his model for BookMyShow, he brought on board believing investors like TPG Growth, Stripes Group, SAIF Partners, Accel and Network 18 (Reliance). BookMyShow has also ventured into international territories and has expanded its operations to Dubai, Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

While BookMyShow embodies the true spirit of entrepreneurship and is a classic example of how a simple idea can go a long way in resolving a pertinent problem, Ashish also continues to invest his energies in creating and nurturing the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, both within the organization and outside of it.

BookMyShow also gives back to the society through BookASmile, the charity initiative of the organization. Since its inception, BookASmile through the power of Re. 1 has positively impacted millions of lives across the country and continues to generate smiles within the lesser fortunate sections of the society.

Ashish believes in balance and indulges in a couple of leisure activities that help him stay focussed, including sailing. The BookMyShow captain cool considers the sea as a great leveller. He sails every week and participates in sailing competitions regularly along with his crew. Apart from being out at sea, Ashish is also drawn to the philosophy of Vedanta.

Lucy Dickins is a co-head of WME’s Music division, representing several Grammy award winners such as Adele, Mumford & Sons and James Blake. She also represents Grammy nominees Hot Chip, Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling and the popular singer-songwriters Rex Orange County and Mabel.

Dickins has received numerous accolades, including being named to Billboard’s 2020 'Women in Music' list and 2019 ‘Women in Music Top Exec’ list. She was also honored as Music Week’s ‘Live Music Agent of the Year’ in 2017 and again in 2019, as well as ‘Live Agent of the Year’ at the 2019 European Festival Awards.

Dickins is a member of Endeavor’s Diversity and Inclusion working group, which focuses on the amplification of marginalized voices, and ways to deeper develop the company’s proactive commitment to both diversity and inclusion.

Zac Bluestone’s niche is developing left-of-center artists, many of whom he has discovered across emerging digital platforms. His clients include Lauv, Noah Cyrus, Alec Benjamin, mxmtoon, Tai Verdes, and social media tastemaker Ari Elkins. Bluestone helps oversee Wasserman’s pop music team and is a member of the agency's A&R committee. He is a graduate of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where he returns each year as a guest lecturer for the university's Economics of Entertainment class.

For reasons bigger than music and after years of driving success for some of the industry’s most iconic artists brands and companies, Jonathan Azu left an executive role at entertainment powerhouse Red Light Management to start management firm, Culture Collective.

With a focus on clients of color, Culture Collective is driving change within its industry while also representing creatives who are redefining their culture. While providing its clients with the services to build their careers, Culture Collective is also exemplifying and promoting diverse and inclusive leadership in entertainment which is greatly lacking in music companies today.

As Jonathan stated in his Variety Magazines 2019 Inclusion Impact Report interview, “I wanted to build a company that has diversity and inclusion as its mission…it is important because without it our culture’s narrative could be lost or mistold.”

Prior to joining Red Light, Azu, a two-time Billboard 40 Under 40 Power Player, was EVP & General Manager of Red Light Management, EVP of Operations and Business Development for Superfly Presents and was VP of Music Partnerships for CBS Radio. He is a graduate of Drake University and currently serves as a Board Trustee. In 2020 Azu was added to University of Southern California’s faculty as an adjunct professor in artist management. He was also honored as a Billboard Change Agent for his work at Culture Collective and in launching Diversity in Music, the first employment database in focused on underrepresented executives in music.

In his career Jonathan has overseen the development of many notable artists and brands including Anita Baker, Emily King, Jośe James, Cory Henry, Luke James, Michelle Williams, Miguel, Kool & the Gang, Lecrae, Leon Thomas, Outside Lands Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and many more.

Donna Westmoreland is the Chief Operating Officer of I.M.P., Inc., the Washington, DC company that operates the renowned 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Lincoln Theatre. An avid music fan and born event planner, Donna was drawn to the independent company post-college, quickly taking on production responsibilities, and subsequently becoming General Manager. She returned to I.M.P. as VP of Marketing after spearheading the marketing, nonprofit and sponsorship components of Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair touring festival. Its groundbreaking, all-woman lineup played over 130 shows in three years at major North American venues including the Rose Bowl, Jones Beach and The Gorge in Washington State. In her roles at both I.M.P. and Lilith Fair, Donna has enjoyed opportunities to work with top performers, Fortune 100 executives and national and regional leaders.

Active in civic and philanthropic causes, curating benefit events at I.M.P. venues and elsewhere. Donna served on the Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, organizing an annual fundraising hike for 10 years. She is the Chairwoman of the Board of Washington, DC’s Southwest BID and served on the Sports & Entertainment subcommittee of Mayor Bowser’s ReOpen DC Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donna is a second-generation Washingtonian; she spent most of her childhood abroad with her Foreign Service officer father and family, primarily in Southeast Asia. She attended high school in Bethesda before attending the University of Maryland, where she studied Government and Politics. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and is an avid cook and competes in triathlons across the country.

Marty Diamond founded his celebrated boutique agency Little Big Man Booking in 1994, following stints at booking agency International Talent Group, record labels Arista and PolyGram, Bill Graham Management, and as talent buyer at Manhattan music venue The Ritz (now known as Webster Hall). Little Big Man won the Pollstar Award for Boutique Booking Agency of the Year 10 times in 11 years before being acquired by Paradigm in 2006. Diamond became Paradigm's Head of Global Music, and is a 15-time nominee and three-time winner of Pollstar's Agent of the Year award.

Diamond takes pride in being an architect of artist development. He represents many of music's most creatively and commercially successful artists, including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Janelle Monâe, Sigur Rés, Sara Bareilles, Liam Gallagher, Sia, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Bastille, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, and Vance Joy, among others.

Diamond is a Samburu Trust board member, serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Delaware's Colleqe of Arts & Sciences, and is actively involved with Global Citizen and the Surfrider Foundation in an advisory capacity. Diamond and his family were honored at the T.J. Martell Foundation's 2013 Family Day. In September 2019 he received the City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Icon Award in New York.

David Marcus is EVP, Head of Music for Ticketmaster, where he is responsible for the company’s Music division. Ticketmaster Music designs and deploys ticketing strategies for more than 500 touring artists each year, and provides concert venues and promoters with the industry’s most advanced and effective ticketing software. Before joining Ticketmaster, Marcus was Chief Commercial Officer at ScoreBig, the country’s first name-your-own-price ticketing platform. Before ScoreBig, Marcus spent 4 years as Warner Music Group’s SVP, Worldwide Artist Services, where he developed new lines of business for the music group, including global touring, ticketing, merchandising, and e-commerce. Previously, he was SVP, Global Music at Ticketmaster, where he built and led an international team that provided sales and marketing strategy and operational support to touring musical artists. Marcus began his career as an entertainment and intellectual property attorney at O'Melveny & Myers.

Samantha Kirby Yoh is a Partner and Co-Head of Worldwide Music at leading global talent, entertainment and sports company, UTA. She joined the company in October 2020. Her extensive roster includes Grimes, Rosalía, LCD Soundsystem, Channel Tres, FKA twigs, Spoon, Moses Sumney, Arca, M.I.A., Florence + The Machine, St. Vincent, Banks, Arlo Parks, James Blake, Soulwax, Shygirl, Swedish House Mafia and more.

Under her leadership with co-heads David Zedeck and Scott Clayton, UTA’s Music department has emerged at the forefront of the agency landscape through aggressive expansion in terms of staff and roster. She and Zedeck spearheaded the acquisition of UK-based Echo Location Talent Agency, helping expand UTA’s global music footprint by gaining international representation of Davido, Wizkid, Diplo, Major Lazer, Marshmello, and Alesso. She also oversaw the group’s growth with the hiring of top agents in Los Angeles, Nashville and London. These new team members brought in clients such as Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Tori Kelly, Young The Giant, Jamey Johnson, Surfaces, YUNGBLUD, Jimmy Eat World, Midland and more. Additionally, she helped lead the opening of UTA’s new Nashville headquarters, which opened in June 2021. The team now occupies the site of the former downtown Carnegie Library at 225 Polk Avenue in the heart of Music City.

Kirby Yoh champions multiple diversity and inclusion initiatives for the agency. She is a Founder and Board Member of She Is The Music — a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of women working in the global music industry. Plus, she is the Executive Sponsor of Justice Now, an internal task force within UTA Music which aims to reverse systemic racism in the industry. In addition, Kirby Yoh co-founded “Noise for Now,” which connects performers to organizations fighting for reproductive rights and gives under-resourced women access to clinics that provide the full spectrum of reproductive health services.