Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Announces 2017 Nominees, Convention Updates
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will receive the Legends of Live award next month at the 14th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, a two-day event that unites some of the industry’s biggest artists and executives to discuss the constant changes in the live music business.
By Dave Brooks of Amplify
Held at the Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 and 15, the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards boast a huge talent roster, including Reggie Watts, Diplo, Lil Dicky and more. It will also introduce its first-ever Hip-Hop Power Panel, featuring some of the genre’s top executives from major talent agencies including UTA, Paradigm, Live Nation and London Entertainment.
John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, says the conference’s mission is even more relevant in light of recent acts of violence that have compromised the sanctity of live music events. “While we cannot make sense of these senseless acts of violence, live music remains a bedrock of our culture and will continue to serve as a common thread of inclusiveness and celebration,” he says. “I’m proud that Billboard continues to bring together the touring community to commemorate the spirit and significance of live music.”
Meanwhile, Lil Uzi Vert will also snatch the Breakthrough Artist award, and nonprofit advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety will take home this year’s Humanitarian Award.
Find more information about the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards here, and see the full list of finalists and honorees below.
Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Finalists and Honorees
Legends of Live
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Everytown for Gun Safety
Lil Uzi Vert
Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses
Madison Square Garden, New York
O2 Arena, London
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Top Venue – Under 10,000 Seats
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City
The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
Radio City Music Hall, New York
Top Venue – Under 5,000 Seats
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Fox Theatre, Atlanta
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Live Nation Entertainment
Top Independent Promoter Worldwide
Another Planet Entertainment
Paradigm Talent Agency
Creative Artists Agency
William Morris Endeavor
Concert Marketing & Promotion
Bruno Mars Paint the World Gold Campaign for 24K Magic Tour
Khalid Summer #F21xMusic Digital and We Are Forever campaigns for Forever 21
Lady Gaga’s “Dream Ticket” promotion with Verizon for her Joanne World Tour
Taylor Swift’s Super Saturday show with AT&T and Swift-curated channel on AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming-TV service
Foo Fighters Cal Jam and North American Concrete and Gold Tour with Capital One
Top Comedy Tour
The Fillmore Philadelphia
House of Blues Boston
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J.
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.
Guns N’ Roses, London Stadium, June 16-17
Phish, Madison Square Garden, New York, July 21-Aug. 6
U2, Stade de France, Paris, July 25-26