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CMW 2014 Lines Up The Heavyweights For Friday’s Live Touring Program

916 From artists to agents, to the thriving scene of EDM, we're covering the hot issues in Live Touring and all points in between to bring you the best programming on Friday May 9th at CMW 2014.

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He is the founder and President of one of the most progressive-thinking companies in concert booking today. His name is now synonymous with the breakthrough success of 16-year old phenom Lorde. Under his steward, the Windish Agency boasts a roster of more than 500 acts including Alt-J, M83, The xx, Diplo, Matt and Kim, and Lorde. In a conversation with Tom Windish, find out how this reigning power player built his empire, secures new acts, and his tested formula for building winning tours and careers.

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Boxing manager turned promoter magnate Shelly Finkel knows no small match. As Head of Acquisitions for SFX Entertainment, he has a $1 billion purse to bet - and he's wagering it all to conquer the EDM space. Even with purchases of Made Event, TomorrowWorld promoter ID&T, Beatport and now i-Motion under his belt, he still has plenty left to bankroll. So what's next on the shopping list?  Get the inside scoop on the entertainment giant's spending spree, its string of acquisitions, and its imminent game plan.

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This year's recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Bruce Cockburn, will do double duty as he joins our lineup of celebrity interviews. For more than 40 years he has been revered as one of our most prolific singer/songwriters and advocates for human rights, captivating our ears with his poetic musings and our hearts with his steadfast activism. With a memoir set to release in May, don't miss this exceptional opportunity for a first-hand account of the icon's storied career.

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Internationally renowned EDM superstar deadmau5 takes the seat for an interview with host of CBC's Q, Jian Ghomeshi. One of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times, he has enjoyed international chart success at both radio and retail and was the first electronic artist to appear on the covers of Rolling Stone and VIBE magazine. Hear what the Canadian phenomenon has to say about his success, the power of social media and technology, performing live, and his perspective on the future of EDM.

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When Kid Rock revealed his $20-ticket tour in the spring, it was with the support of this man. When Christian rock bands P.O.D. and Skillet were the first to meet with mainstream success, it was thanks to this man. In a special presentation, In Conversation with Hollywood Entertainment Manager Lee Trink, discover the back story on Kid Rock's game changing "$20 Best Night Ever" tour, Trink's progressive moves to revolutionize the music biz, and his knack for breaking new talent and records. 918   Registration is open. Take advantage of our lowest pricing of the year by registering today. Early pricing in effect for a limited time only.  
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