There's no doubt the Grateful Dead were ahead of their time when it came to cultivating a
diehard fanbase using grassroots methods. Literally, books have been written about the
Dead's pioneering efforts in the music industry. Both Jerry Garcia and Co.'s music and
style have inspired many of the acts who came after them and apparently that includes
EDM giant Skrillex.
Skrillex will be a panel member at November's 10th Annual Billboard Touring
Conference in New York City for a Keynote Case Study on the Grateful Dead. Joining
Skrillex will be Warren Haynes, former GD manager Rock Scully, AM Only agent Lee Anderson,
Windish Agency agent Sam Hunt and Another Planet Entertainment president Gregg Perloff.
Jonathan Levine of Paradigm will moderate the discussion.
“There is a lot to be learned from the Grateful Dead, and this session will feature not
only the people who were there as the band blazed the trail, but also artists and touring
pros who are taking these practices to a new level in this age of information,” says Ray
Waddell, Billboard’s executive director of content and programming, touring and live
entertainment in a Billboard article
announcing the panel. “This is the type of session one could not see anywhere else, and
we’re proud to host it at our 10th annual Conference.”
[Published on: 9/19/13]