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Thursday, November 15 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Talent Booking: Talent, Timing and Tenacity

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Talent is the key component that draws people to your festival and sets the stage for your event. How does a festival negotiate with big-name talent and who is going to be the next big name? In this panel we will break down key components of talent buying; sourcing, timing, and finance, among others.

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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer, Summerfest
David Silbaugh is best known as a Talent Buyer for Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival", in Milwaukee, WI. The 11 day festival books over 800 artists in nearly all genres, featuring international headlining artists as well as emerging artists. He also produces the noted... Read More →

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Anthony “A” Cole

CEO, Complex Entertainment
CEO of Complex Entertainment, Anthony “A” Cole is a recognized expert of music publishing and licensing. His counsel is highly sought after with regards to residuals, licensing agreements, syncing, and diversifying record placement throughout gaming, airports, malls, and other... Read More →
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Wayne Forte

President and Senior Agent, Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.
Entourage Talent Associates’ owner and entrepreneur Wayne Forte is a seasoned, celebrated and experienced veteran of the music industry. Born and raised in New York, Forte first began booking student concerts while at North Carolina State University. He achieved major success milestones... Read More →
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Chris Porter

President, Porter Productions
Chris has been a music industry professional in the USA for over 30 years. After working in college radio at WJUL in Lowell, MA and becoming Music Director there, he went on to manage several Boston based rock acts and start his own record label called Presto Records in the late 1980’s... Read More →
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Jenn Yacoubian

Talent Buyer, Goldenvoice
Jennifer Yacoubian has spent 9 years with Los Angeles based promoter, Goldenvoice. Currently a lead talent buyer for the LA office, Jenn books various shows in Southern California at venues such as the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, Fox Theatre Pomona... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PST
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