Production Live! 2020
The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills Ballroom
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

8:30am- 5:00pm
International Terrace
*Morning Coffee Service Sponsored by: Hemphill Brothers*

Opening Remarks
Jake Berry, CEO, Jake Berry Productions
Ray Waddell, President, Media and Conferences, OVG
Evolution of Live Sound

From the opening chords of Woodstock and the earliest days of live concerts to today’s impossibly crisp digital sound systems and mixing board audio for fans, Production Live! will embark on an acoustical journey through the past, present and future of live concert sound. Featuring the legendary “Father of Festival Sound” Bill Hanley and legendary Grateful Dead sound engineer Dan Healy, along with some of the most knowledgeable concert sound gurus in the world, and moderated by the Production Manager Extraordinaire Jake Berry, Production Live 2020 launches with a discussion of what we’ve learned and where live sound is headed.

Jake Berry, Jake Berry Productions
Bill Hanley, Owner, Hanley Sound
Dan Healy, Sound Legend
Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, Co-Founder, Mixhalo
Laurent Vaissié, CEO, L’Acoustics

11:00am- 11:45am
Emerging Markets: Can We (And Should We) Get There From Here?

In an era where an artist can quickly generate a truly global following and labels routinely plan global launches, the international touring market has shifted drastically. Many mainstream Western artists are legitimately capable of selling tickets in far flung territories, but is that reason enough to play there? The Middle East, Eastern Europe, India, Africa, China, and other territories are clearly worth a look, but just because an act can play there doesn’t mean they should play there. Among the considerations are cultural differences, logistics, geo-political climate, production capabilities, and whether the show is a one-off or destined to be a regular port-of-call. Production Live will examine this topic from all angles from experienced producers and world travelers.

Lindsey Sokol, Founder, Blue Norther Live
Magnus Danielsson, Vice President, International Motorsports & New Business Development, Feld Entertainment Inc.
David Goldberg, BookMyShow
Brendan Hoffman, Director of Touring, TMWRK Management
John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment (Abu Dhabi)
Jeremy Norkin, Agent, Music, UTA
Lisa Ryan, Group COO, EFM Global

World Touring Update: What You Need to Know to Tour in 2020

Before the 2020 touring season gets completely underway, experts in a wide array of disciplines will advise touring professionals on updates they need to be aware of as they travel the globe. Among the topics discussed will be global security updates and concerns, DOT regulations, work- and payroll-related issues, a heads up on diversity and inclusion riders and other areas where the pros may need to be cognizant. This is a must-attend for live entertainment professionals!

Paul Korzilius, Oak View Group
Doug Oliver, General Manager, Pioneer Coach
Todd Dyer, VP Sales – Venues, Music Tours, Live Events, CAPS Payroll
Bill Edwards, CPP, CIMP, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Steve Lemon, Founder, Steve Lemon & Associates
Bob O’Brien, Director of Entertainment & Touring Division, SOS Global Express
Joerg Philipp, Business Owner, Beat The Street

12:45pm- 2:00pm
Oasis Courtyard

Even Superman Gets The Blues: Stay Clean, Healthy and Strong as a Road Warrior

It takes a lot of people to put a rock show together, and each and every one of those people, from the artist to the drum tech and promoter, deserve to be included in the process of getting clean and staying mentally healthy, if needed. Rock ‘n’ roll must be dangerous, of course, but when someone is in need, there is no hierarchy. In a candid all-star session, actor/musician Michael Des Barres will lead a candid, informative, and potentially life-altering conversation with creative, insightful professionals who possess a profound take on these most critical topics. If anybody can make a discussion about sober living, depression and mental health entertaining, these are the guys!

Michael Des Barres, On Air Talent, SiriusXM
Harold Owens, Senior Director, Musicares
Dave Navarro, Actor/ Musician / Producer
Lyn Morris, Senior VP, Clinical Operations, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: How To Build The Perfect Festival and Not Get Fyre’d

From Woodstock 50 to Pemberton to Fyre Fest, some of the best-laid plans of promoters and producers never come to pass or, perhaps worse, DO come to pass and fail miserably, in either case leaving a trail of lawsuits, ruined reputations, and pissed off fans in their wake. Many of the pitfalls that keep a festival for coming off successfully, if at all, land on the production side of the equation, either from proper permitting for the site, misguided budgeting, or the suitability of the site to host a festival at all. Many of these festivals’ shortcomings could be avoided or exposed if seasoned production pros had been involved in the earliest planning stages. A panel of experienced festival production veterans will discuss what must be considered when planning a festival, and how to make sure a festival comes off seamlessly from a production standpoint.

Timothy Epstein, Partner, Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Paul Bassman, President/ CEO, Ascend Insurance Brokerage
James Hathaway, Director, The 5280 Group
Charlie Jennings, Co-Founder, Grey Street Events
Ken MacDonald, President & V.P. , Imgoing Events & Red Light Management
Tim “Tuba” Smith, Director of Festivals & Strategic Initiatives, C3 Presents

Coffee Break
*Sponsored by: Hemphill Brothers*
OK What Do You Want To Know 2: Ask The Legends

It’s baaack! One of the most popular sessions in the history of Production Live is returning, as legends of the live concert production industry take on ANY question from the audience. Come for the information, stay for the war stories!

Stuart Ross, Red Light Management
Jake Berry, CEO, Jake Berry Productions
Charlie Hernandez President, QED Productions, Co-Founder, JUSTABUNCHOFROADIES.ORG
Debbie Sharpe, Owner, The Goddess Rocks!
Mark “Springo” Spring, Production Manager
Lori Tierney, Partner, SOS (Satellite Office Services)

Pollstar Live! Opening Night Reception
Wilshire Gardens