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Live Strategies: Then & Now

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Chad Kenney
Brownies & Lemonade, Creative Director

Chad Kenney is a music industry professional from Los Angeles primarily known for the company Brownies & Lemonade, where he serves as creative director. In addition to a 12+ year career in the electronic music space and LA events world, Kenney has a background in major label A&R, artist/brand management, and creating experiences at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the US. He was also named with B&L as one of Billboard Dance's Power Players of 2019.

Kellon Johnston-Roper
Avant Gardner / Brooklyn Mirage / Upstream Music Group, Programming Assistant / Artist Manager

Professional Bio: Artist Manager and Talent Buyer with a diverse background in the music industry including A&R, creative direction, live booking, tour management, digital marketing, and more. Originally from Michigan, I now live and work in Brooklyn, New York. 

Joey Papoutsis
Keel.la, Artist Manager

Joey Papoutsis began managing Louis the Child in 2013 while attending the Bandier Program at Syracuse University. Having represented LTC since their inception, Joey developed the group into the internationally recognized act they are today. While pursuing a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Joey founded Prospect Artist Management and subsequently signed several additional promising artists. Since graduating law school in 2017, Joey has been directing his efforts to full-time artist management.


With the obvious challenges that the pandemic has brought to the live industry, a new space has been forced to emerge and grow. Live streams and alternate spaces have proven to be of interest, gaining 100s of thousands of attendees. Listen to experts in the live field speak about booking and organizing shows pre and post COVID, as well as innovative live strategies that they have adapted to.

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