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Wednesday, May 8 • 10:00am - 10:50am
America’s Got Talent

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Talent is generally the key component that draws people to your festival and literally sets the stage for your event. How does a small festival successfully negotiate with talent? In this always popular panel, we will break down key components of talent buying; sourcing, timing, and finance, among others.

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Steve Knopper

Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Steve Knopper is a Rolling Stone contributing editor and author of MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson (Scribner, 2015) and Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Business in the Digital Age (Free Press, 2009). He has written for the New York Times... Read More →

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Kevin Arnold

Founder & CEO, Noise Pop Industries
Noise Pop Industries Founder and CEO Kevin Arnold is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur with diverse experience across both the digital and real worlds of music, technology, and culture. He founded San Francisco’s renowned Noise Pop Festival in 1993, and has steered the growth of... 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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Jodi Goodman

President, Live Nation Entertainment
Jodi Goodman has thirty years of talent buying experience in the live music industry, and has shaped programming for unique and specialized venues throughout her career. From humble beginnings in the Boston club scene, she climbed the ranks from booker, to agency owner, to corporate... Read More →
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Stacy Horne

Vice President of Cultural Programming and Development, The Battery
Stacy Horne has over 24 years experience in the concert and event production business. Her career started out planning record release parties for ska legends “The Mighty Mighty Bosstones” which led to working at the infamous PR company Nasty Little Man. An opportune meeting with... Read More →
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Christina July Kim

Founder, Silicon Valley International Film Festival
Christina July Kim was born in Monterey Park, California and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico when she was 6 years old. In high school, with the counsel of her high school drama teacher D. Keyson, she decided to apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts acting program at the University of... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
The Lodge at the Regency Center 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109