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Tuesday, May 12 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Fan Clubs/VIP Packages: Old School or Great Fan Experience?

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Years ago, every act had a fan club and offered “VIP packages” to fans for an increased cost. These fan clubs collected important fan data, and these acts knew a great deal about their spur fans and what they wanted. Today, few acts have fan clubs. They rely on third-party companies to handle their fans and their email lists. These acts are not taking advantage of the fans’ desire for a greater experience — an experience for which they are willing to pay top dollar. We will discuss the pros and cons to both artist and fan and the replacement of simple things like early tickets and T-shirts to sitting on stage or fly-aways.

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Moderators
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Nick Lippman

Partner, Lippman Entertainment
Nick Lippman is a Partner at Lippman Entertainment. He's focused on guiding the company's impressive artist and producer roster in today’s multi-faceted music business. His industry experience started with an internship at EMI Records at age 15. After, he enjoyed a successful stint at Interscope, before joining Lippman Entertainment in 2004. He was named a partner at Lippman Entertainment in 2014. | Combining innate "record biz" acumen, a... Read More →

Speakers
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Dan Berkowitz

Founder/CEO, CID Entertainment
As Founder and CEO of CID Entertainment, Dan Berkowitz oversees the creation and execution of “enhanced experiences” travel packages, VIP ticketing packages and transportation for a wide array of major live events. Berkowitz and his team have developed immersive, amenity-stuffed audience experiences for fan-friendly touring acts like Pearl Jam, George Strait, Metallica, Luke Bryan, and Skrillex, as well as North America’s most... Read More →
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James Blades

Artist Manager, McGhee Entertainment
James Blades is an artist manager at McGhee Entertainment. Since joining McGhee in 2003, Blades has worked with A-list musical artists including KISS, Guns N' Roses, Slipknot, Ted Nugent, Hootie & The Blowfish/Darius Rucker, Blues Traveler, Down, Toto and Night Ranger, amongst others.   Blades’ expertise covers a wide range of each artist’s career, from touring and merchandising, to licensing, branding and... Read More →
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Brice Turner

Director, Sales, Wonderful Union
Brice Turner is the Director of Sales at Wonderful Union.  Wonderful Union is a collective of software engineers, record industry professionals, event managers, designers, customer specialists, and music nerds. Brice and his team focus on a suite of services and solutions that aim for true fan engagement. The Wonderful Union team brings expertise in web development, ticketing/event strategy and e-commerce for range of artists from... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Capitol 2/3

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