Tag: Irving Azoff

VN Conference: New York Club Heavyweights Discuss The Big Apple’s Live Market

Paradigm’s Carly James, Bowery Presents’ Josh Moore, Dayglo Ventures’ Peter Shapiro, and Live Nation’s Sean Striegel (from left) discuss New York’s club market with moderator Ray Waddell of Oak View Group. (Eric Renner Brown / Staff) While much of the VenuesNow Conference focused on arenas and stadiums and the aspects that govern them, such as infrastructure, concessions, and fan experience, one illuminating panel, “Clubs Of New York: The Competitive Landscape in a Microcosm,” thoroughly analyzed the smaller scale. The panel, which featured Live Nation senior vice president of booking Sean Striegel, Dayglo Ventures founder Peter Shapiro, Bowery Presents talent buyer Josh Moore, and Paradigm agent Carly James, and which was moderated by Ray Waddell, president of Oak View Group’s Media & Conferences division, told the story of America’s clubs and theaters market through the lens of the Big Apple’s robust live music scene. The governing theme of the panel was […]

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VN Conference: Jim Dolan Goes Deep on MSG Sphere With Irving Azoff

James Dolan and Irving Azoff in the leadoff session at Tuesday’s VenuesNow Conference in New York City. James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Co., and Irving Azoff, chairman and CEO of The Azoff Co., sat down for an illuminating conversation with broad implications for the live entertainment industry to begin the VenuesNow Conference at the Conrad New York Downtown on Tuesday morning. The conversation focused almost exclusively on MSG Sphere, the visionary new line of facilities by MSG Co. The first two Spheres are in the works in Las Vegas and London, and Dolan teased that MSG Co. has already started scouting locations throughout the world for future Spheres. Conference attendees were treated to a striking video detailing renderings of the Sphere facility and its associated technology, and Dolan elaborated upon the Sphere’s conception, planning and priorities moving forward. Though he has built an empire […]

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James Dolan, Irving Azoff Announced for VenuesNow Conference

MSG Co. chief and The Azoff Co. head are latest additions to conference lineup James Dolan, chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Co., will sit down with Azoff Co. Chairman and CEO Irving Azoff to discuss MSG’s new paradigm-shifting Sphere projects and their impact on the future of global sports and live entertainment venues among other topics at the 2019 VenuesNow Conference in New York. The session is set for Sept. 10 at the Conrad New York Downtown hotel. Dolan owns the NBA’s New York Knicks and NHL’s New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden, the arena they call home. The Garden typically stands among the world’s busiest and more profitable sports and entertainment facilities. MSG’s portfolio extends to multiple venues across the country, including the Chicago Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre. Its Sphere projects in Las Vegas […]

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