Tuesday May 8 & Wednesday May 9, 2018 / 8:45am
Brooklyn Bowl / 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Relix Live Music Conference is a conference for professionals in the live music industry, designed to shed light on the fast-paced and ever-changing live music business and bring together the leading figures in the industry today.

Coming off a sold-out inaugural year in 2017, the Relix Live Music Conference is expanding to two days featuring panels and discussions that touch on subjects across the live music business. The conference, which takes place at the renowned Brooklyn Bowl, also provides ample opportunity for networking, discussion and education from leaders in the industry.

Relix has remained a constant for over 40 years covering live music and fostering deep relationships with artists, managers, agents, publicists, venues, and festivals. The Relix Live Music Conference serves as a coming together of all the pieces and people that help bring a live show to life.

“Worthwhile and informative day.”
— Brooklyn Vegan

“Impossible to recount all of the knowledge imparted by (and to) the attending music industry movers and shakers.”
— Live For Live Music

“From an attendees perspective, it was compelling and educational while also fun. Getting to, not only listen to the best of the industry speak, but also interact with them was a unique experience unlike any other.”
— Baeble Music

“Right here I have live music in New York at it’s best.”
— Rolling Stone’s David Fricke introduces Keynote Conversation with Ron Delsener and Peter Shapiro

Agenda

DAY 1: TUESDAY, MAY 8TH

8:00am

Doors, Check-In & Light Breakfast

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

9:15am

Opening Remarks

Rachel Baron (Dayglo Ventures)

9:30-10:30am

Panel: LIVESTREAMING

Presented by JamBase

Moderator
Jonathan Healey (Dayglo Ventures)

Speakers
Ted Kartzman (YouTube and Google Play Music), David Onigman (JamBase), Jake Saxbe (TourGigs), Brad Serling (nugs.net)

10:35-11:35am

Panel: TBA

11:40am

Presentation: CAMERON SMITH

Cameron Smith (HUB Entertainment Insurance)

11:50am

Presentation: AMY STRIEM

Amy Striem (The Rock and Roll Playhouse)

12:00pm

Presentation: BRENDAN SHEEHAN

Brendan Sheehan (Mr. B’s)

12:10-1:10pm

Lunch

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance

1:25-2:25pm

Panel: RESTORING A ROCK PALACE — Bringing Back The Cap

A look behind the scenes at the revival and resurgence of Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre.

Moderator
Rita Houston (WFUV DJ & Program Director)

Speakers
Marc Allan (Jerry Garcia Family), Tom Bailey (The Capitol Theatre), Anthony Makes (The Bowery Presents), Stefanie May (The Capitol Theatre), Peter Shapiro (The Capitol Theatre)

2:30-3:30pm

Panel: TALENT BUYING

Moderator
Lucas Sacks (Brooklyn Bowl)

Speakers
Johnny Beach (The Bowery Presents), Randy Henner (Metamorphic Concerts & Management), Darren Pfeffer (The Madison Square Garden Company), Keith Sheldon (Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment), David Weingarden (Z2 Entertainment)

3:35-4:35pm

Panel: TOURING AND ALBUM CYCLE: PORTUGAL. THE MAN — Woodstock Nations

Just what considerations came into play as Portugal. The Man. prepared to release Woodstock their highest profile album to date? How did the global success of “Feel It Still” impact all of this?

Moderator
Kirk Peterson (Dayglo Ventures)

Speakers
Nick Harvey (Atlantic Records), Matt Hickey (High Road Touring), Rich Holtzman (Portugal. The Man Management)

4:40-5:40pm

Panel: TBA

5:45-6:45pm

A Conversation with DON WAS and DAVID FRICKE

Don Was, David Fricke

6:45pm

Happy Hour (free beer and food)

Break Presented by HUB Entertainment Insurance
Happy Hour Sponsored by Blue Point

8:00pm

Special opening set by LEFTOVER SALMON

Performing songs from their new album “Something Higher”

WE B-E-E SPELLING, A live game show to benefit HeadCount

Featuring Andy Frasco and the U.N., with comedians Kyle Ayers, Ahri Findling and more!

TICKETS

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH

8:00am

Doors, Check-In & Light Breakfast

Break Presented by The Williamsburg Hotel

9:30-10:30am

Panel: SPONSORSHIP — Fostering Cultural Connections

Presented by Access Event Solutions

Brand partnerships have the opportunity to put points on the board for all of the parties involved, including fans. What are the best approaches in striking a balance to achieve this?

Moderator
Joe Killian (Killian & Company)

Speakers
Molly Bailin (Wasserman Media Group), Jessica Beutler Abel (MAC Presents), Andrew Klein (AEG Presents), Liz Norris (ACTIVIST Artist Management)

10:35-11:35am

Panel: PARKS AND REC — Stepping Out

Presented by Access Industries

While some of the challenges are common to any performance venue, there are also a unique set of risk and rewards in using public places as concert spaces.

Moderator
Chris Burrows (The Bowery Presents)

Speakers
Jon Dindas (Go4Dindas Productions), Erika Elliott (City Parks Foundation / SummerStage / Charlie Parker Jazz Festival), Tom Russell (Founders Entertainment), Kurt Steelman (Steelman Production Services, Inc.), Jack Walsh (BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival)

11:40am

Presentation: SCOTT OWENS

Scott Owens (DoStuff Media)

11:50am

Presentation: JON BAHR

Jon Bahr (CD Baby)

12:00pm

Presentation: ALLEN COOK and JEREMY ROLLINSON

Allen Cook, Jeremy Rollinson (TourTech)

12:10-1:10pm

Lunch

Break Presented by The Williamsburg Hotel

1:25-2:25pm

Panel: ACTIVISM WITH BEN & JERRY’S

Presented by Ben & Jerry’s

Moderator
Jay Curley (Ben & Jerry’s)

Speakers
Andy Bernstein (HeadCount), Brodie O’Brien (Ben & Jerry’s), Beth Montouri Rowles (Phish Inc.)

2:30-3:30pm

Panel: TBA

2:30-3:30pm

Panel: AGENTING

Moderator
Jason Miller (Live Nation)

Speakers
Lynn Cingari (Paradigm Talent Agency), Alex Crothers (Higher Ground Music), Mike Greisch (Paradigm Talent Agency), Hank Sacks (Partisan Arts)

4:40-5:40pm

Panel: CASE STUDY: SUPERFLY — Bonnaroo and Beyond

The founders of Superfly first joined forces in 1996 to promote a Mardi Gras show in New Orleans. The company gained renown six years later with the Bonnaroo Music festival but has long since expanded into many more events and content areas. The four Superfly principals– self-described brand storytellers, cultural strategists and experience engineers–share insight into how it all came about and where they’re headed.

Moderator
Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group)

Speakers
Superfly Co-Founders Kerry Black, Rick Farman, Rich Goodstone, Jonathan Mayers

5:50pm

Happy Hour (free beer and food)

Break Presented by The Williamsburg Hotel
Happy Hour Sponsored by Blue Point

8:00pm

Official Relix Live Music Conference After Party

BOMBINO

(All Conference pass holders are invited to attend)

Speakers

Jessica Beutler
Abel

EVP Client Services
MAC Presents

BIO

Marc
Allan

Manager
Red Light Management

BIO

Jon
Bahr

VP, Music Publishing & Rights Management
CD Baby

BIO

Tom
Bailey

General Manager
The Capitol Theatre

BIO

Molly
Bailin

Senior Director, Consulting
Wasserman Media Group

BIO

Rachel
Baron

Chief Personnel Officer
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Johnny
Beach

Talent Buyer
Bowery Presents

BIO

Dan
Berkowitz

​CEO & Founder
CID Entertainment

BIO

Andy
Bernstein

Executive Director
Headcount

BIO

Kerry
Black

Co-Founder
Superfly

BIO

Kevin
Browning

Manager
Umphrey’s McGee / Nothing Too Fancy Music

BIO

Dean
Budnick

Co-Editor In Chief
Relix

BIO

Christopher
Burrows

BIO

Matt
Busch

Manager
Bob Weir Management

BIO

Lynn
Cingari

BIO

Allen
Cook

BIO

Alex
Crothers

BIO

Jay
Curley

Global Head of Integrated Marketing
Ben & Jerry’s

BIO

Jon
Dindas

Founder & President
G4D Productions and G4D Management

BIO

Erika
Elliott

Executive Artistic Director
City Parks Foundation / SummerStage / Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

BIO

Rick
Farman

Co-Founder
Superfly

BIO

Dave
Frey

Co-Founder
LOCKN’ Festival & Silent Partner Management, LLC

BIO

David
Fricke

Senior Editor
Rolling Stone

BIO

Rich
Goodstone

Co-Founder & Head of Agency
Superfly

BIO

Mike
Greenhaus

Co-​Editor in Chief
Relix

BIO

Mike
Greisch

Agent
Paradigm Talent Agency

BIO

Nick
Harvey

Associate Director of Artist Development & Touring
Atlantic Records

BIO

Jonathan
Healey

Vice President, Marketing + Digital Strategy
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Randy
Henner

Talent Buyer
Metamorphic Concerts & Management

BIO

Matt
Hickey

BIO

Rich
Holtzman

Manager
Portugal. The Man

BIO

Rita
Houston

DJ/Program Director
WFUV

BIO

Ted
Kartzman

Head of Independent Label Partnerships (Americas)
YouTube and Google Play Music

BIO

Joe
Killian

CEO and Impresario
Killian + Company

BIO

Andrew
Klein

Director Music, Global Partnerships
AEG

BIO

Anthony
Makes

Talent Buyer
The Bowery Presents

BIO

Stefanie
May

Marketing Director
The Capitol Theatre & Garcia’s

BIO

Jonathan
Mayers

Co-Founder & Head of Agency
Superfly

BIO

Jason
Miller

President – New York
Live Nation

BIO

Liz
Norris

Partner
ACTIVIST Artists Management

BIO

Brodie
O’Brien

Assistant US Marketing Manager
Ben & Jerry’s

BIO

David
Onigman

BIO

Scott
Owens

BIO

Dan
Parise

CEO/President
Diversified Production Services

BIO

Darren
Pfeffer

Executive Vice President, MSG Live
The Madison Square Garden Company

BIO

Nadia
Prescher

Partner, Co-Founder
Madison House, Inc

BIO

Kirk
Peterson

Director of Talent
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Jeremy
Rollinson

BIO

Beth
Montouri Rowles

General Manager
Phish Inc.

BIO

Tom
Russell

Co-Founder & Partner
Founders Entertainment

BIO

Charley
Ryan

Founder + Designer
Brooklyn Bowl

BIO

Hank
Sacks

BIO

Jake
Saxbe

CEO
TourGigs

BIO

Rich
Schaefer

Co-Founder, Manager
LoyalT Management

BIO

Brad
Serling

Founder/CEO
nugs.net

BIO

Kunj
Shah

President, Founder of Live For Live Music, Partner, Manager at Plexus Entertainment Group

BIO

Peter
Shapiro

Founder
Dayglo Ventures

BIO

Brendan
Sheehan

Founder
Mr. B’s Festival Needs General Store

BIO

Keith
Sheldon

Executive Vice President of Programming
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

BIO

Cameron
Smith

Senior Vice President
HUB International – Entertainment Industry Solutions

BIO

Ami
Kay Spishock

Co-Owner and Co-Founder
Fort William Artist Management

BIO

Kurt
Steelman

President
Steelman Production Services, Inc

BIO

Amy
Striem

Executive Director
The Rock and Roll Playhouse

BIO

Ginny
Suss

Title Producer
Ginny Suss Productions (formerly VP Okayplayer, co-founder OkayAfrica, producer Women’s March on Washington

BIO

Kelly
Viau

Cloud 9 Adventures

BIO

Jack
Walsh

VP & Executive Producer
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

BIO

Don
Was

BIO

David
Weingarden

Director of Concerts / Programming
Z2 Entertainment

BIO

Jordan
Zachary

Chief Strategy Officer
Live Nation

BIO

Partners

Contact

For more information please contact Nina Lee or Liz Quinlan at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171.

For sponsorship opportunities, ticketing questions, and general inquiries please contact

relixmusicconference@relix.com

Use code: RELIX to receive a discount on your stay with our official hotel partner, The Williamsburg Hotel.