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Panel Details


Thursday 04/20/2017
Osgoode Ballroom East
4:00PM - 4:50PM
(50 minutes)

Keynote Interview

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Michael Rapino’s Live Nation Leads A Live Planet

As booming concert revenues overshadow declining record sales, the live music industry is poised to be worth $27 billion by 2018. With 71 million onsite fans in 40 countries, 26,000 shows, 85 festivals, 480 million tickets sold and 500 artists under management, Live Nation Entertainment is the undisputed global leader in this high-growth sector.

Under Michael Rapino’s leadership, Live Nation has focused relentlessly on building and expanding the live event ecosystem and grown to a scale larger than the NFL, NBA, and NHL combined. A native Canadian, Rapino joins us to talk about how he built a global music behemoth and the evolution and future of the live music business.