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Monday, November 23 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Issues Facing Music Festivals

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With massive rollups, media attention on drug use, overpriced talent & recent high profile festival failures, the challenges for festival promoters has never been greater. However, the discovery of music and fan experiences make festivals the most coveted and memorable way for audiences to consume music. These experts have experienced the ups and downs of the industry and will share where we are headed.

The panel will also feature a suprise speaker. Come see for yourself!

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Ken Deans

Owner, KD Production Services
Bringing years experience from the entertainment world, Kens award winning talent has helped ABC Television Networks, AT&T, Alaska Airlines, FastChannel Network, Infiniti, Jones Radio Network, Level 3 networks, Lion Brand Yarn, Mazda, Neilson, Netflix, Nissan, The Penske Corp., Radio and Records, Smith-Kline Beecham, Taco Bell, VNU, President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and many others form and present their message internally and... Read More →

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“Disco Donnie” Estopinal

Founder & CEO, Disco Donnie Presents/SFX
| James "Disco Donnie" Estopinal, Jr. is DDP's founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of US electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 20 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and... Read More →
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Maureen Ford

President, Local Alliances at Live Nation
Ms. Ford is a 20 year music marketing veteran, having most recently served as Executive Vice President of Live Nation Alliances. Previously, as Vice President of National Music Sales, Ford led the music group's regional and national sales efforts including the renaming of five prominent Live Nation Amphitheatres such as the Tweeter Centers in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and West Palm, as well as creating and selling major music programs... Read More →
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Elliott Lefko

President, Goldenvoice/AEG
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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer & Production Supervisor, Summerfest
David is known as a talent buyer for Summerfest ("The World's Largest Music Festival") and fulfills entertainment relations and production supervisor duties in addition to producing the Emerging Artists Series for the festival. He is also an A&R Consultant for Banshee Music, an Entertainment Relations Consultant for Gibson, and a partner in entertainment consulting firm Pursuit Live. Equally at home on the musician's side of the tracks or the... Read More →

Monday November 23, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sierra Madre Room

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