SLIPKNOT‘s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan will take part in the “Underground To Mainstream: What Are Metal And Hip-Hop Doing Right (And Where Does It Go From Here?)” panel at the 2018 Pollstar Live! event.
Metal and hip-hop are two of the most vibrant live genres in the concert business. Of the two genres, urban music has done a better job of crossing over to mainstream appeal, while hard music has managed to tap into passionate fan loyalty to create successful festivals in a wide array of markets.
Experts from both genres will explore how this success has been achieved and what they can teach each other and the business at large during a panel moderated by Josh Bernstein, director of live events, Townsquare Media. Along with Crahan, speakers include Rich Best, president – booking, Los Angeles, Live Nation; Cory Brennan, president, 5B Artist Management; Coolio; Bex Majors, United Talent Agency; and Brent Smith, partner, WME.
Pollstar Live!, the largest gathering of concert industry professionals in the world, takes place February 6-8, 2018 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
To register and view the full conference schedule, visit Pollstar.Live.