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Published: 2013/09/19

Warren Haynes and Skrillex Will Team Up for a Panel on The Grateful Dead

Warren Haynes, Skrillex, former Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully and more will participate in the 10th annual Billboard Touring Conference’s Keynote Case Study, which will examine the Grateful Dead’s impact on contemporary touring across a variety of genres. The panel will be moderated by Paradigm agent Jonathan Levine.

As record sales have fallen dramatically over the past few years, plenty of modern artists have come to see the benefits of the Grateful Dead’s touring model. The band pioneered the the use of alternating setlists, live recordings, community communication, direct-to-fan ticketing and plenty of other tactics that have become more common in the digital age. In recent years, many have come to realize that the Grateful Dead were pioneers of business, as well as music. A few books have even been written on the subject, including David Meerman Scott’s Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band In History.

While the idea of Warren Haynes and Skrillex teaming up to talk about the Grateful Dead might sound completely insane, it makes sense when you take into account the fact that Skrillex, like many of his contemporaries, has made a name for himself on the road. As studio releases have become less and less viable as a source of revenue, more acts like Skrillex have found the bulk of their commercial success in the live arena. The producer’s agent, AM Only’s Lee Anderson (who will also take part in the panel), actually got his start booking funk and jamband shows.

The 10th annual Billboard Touring Conference will take place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on November 13 and 14. In related news, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will do the event’s Keynote Q&A.


There are 15 comments associated with this post

Ed Shendell September 19, 2013, 13:42:38

Someone should ask Waters why he does not understand that having the Star of David as the only religious symbol on his flying pig is anti-Semitic

Jesus September 19, 2013, 14:11:32

Screw all RELIGION!

Fuckwatershaters September 19, 2013, 15:03:14

Roger waters is a genius if you can’t understand that you’re the idiot,! Go back to hating on stones tour or something.

drasticjasper September 19, 2013, 15:51:37

Really you hardcore political jewmongers need to shut up it’s a rockshow not a political event…meanwhile other religious symbols are shown I saw the tour twice just showing a star of david is not antisemitic. Get over your made up god and if you don’t like it don’t go to the show or buy his records just piss off.
YOU are the racists!

ben September 19, 2013, 16:34:38

Questioning government policy (putting paint on a floating pig) does not make you an anti semite.

darkstar September 19, 2013, 17:32:52

Exactly ben….and…fuck All religion!!

willy wonka September 19, 2013, 17:55:42

And the almighty “service fee” is the way the pigs get paid. if they cant have their money through record sales they will find it through their “convenience fee”.

Clive Bigsby September 20, 2013, 09:05:59

Wow, so much hate here. My philosophy is…WWWHD.....What Would Warren Haynes Do? ; )

Tim September 20, 2013, 09:12:13

Nothing but a bunch of haters & bullies on here.who all think their opinion matters most. None of you deserve to be a part of this scene.

dankerator September 20, 2013, 09:28:10

The Roger Waters “pig” had every symbol (muslim, jew, christian etc) I think he’s an equal opportunist and not at all anti semetic!!! His daughter in law is jewish as well. “Bad Religion” what a band what a book!!! Read Anarchy America a world without g-d!! (greg graffin)

dk70 September 24, 2013, 16:13:19

Waters is not anti Semitic. He is anti bullcrap and anti hypocrisy. One of the greatest artists of his generation.

Samsonite September 25, 2013, 09:22:24

Why is roger waters the only topic of discussion, his name was mentioned once in the last sentence

Cory September 25, 2013, 10:11:48

Wow I cannot believe this board and all the hate. There is a reason many genres and artists exist and they do not sound the same. We all have different tastes, learn to respect that and others opinions. It’s a big world enjoy it and Jam on!!

Wooker T. September 25, 2013, 13:09:34

i cant belive we gotta barrell of haters on this board and nobody be all like “fuck skrilexxxxx” and shit.

Tom October 15, 2013, 12:33:18

ÔÇťOrganized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business. I live by the golden rule: Treat others as you’d want them to treat you…” Jesse Ventura

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