Our very own boss Iain Bluett will be taking part in a panel discussion about Georgia’s music identity. And who better to take part in that discussion than a man who has been in an Atlanta band, has managed Atlanta bands, started a blog highlighting Atlanta bands, and started a company whose first clients were core in getting gigs for Atlanta bands? Iain will be joining Third Day’s Mac Powell, entertainment attorney Omara S. Harris, Esq. and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. From Atlanta Magazine:
Taking place Wednesday, February 29, at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center, the event is part of our “Conversations with Atlanta Magazine” series, in which we talk to luminaries in various fields on issues central to Atlanta’s identity.
Sugarland. Third Day. Lady Antebellum. The Zac Brown Band. Cee Lo Green. Sugarland. Ludacris. Outkast. Amid the seismic shifts roiling the recording industry, Georgia musicians are leaving an indelible impact on American pop culture. Where once rock and country and hip-hop artists each kept to their own genre, a new generation of hometown performers are blending styles (Ludacris and Jason Aldean) and pioneering some of today’s most innovative sounds (Janelle Monae). Local entrepreneurs are changing the way consumers buy tickets and enjoy live performances. Where is all this heading, and what does it mean for Georgia’s music future? We host a lively discussion with some of the industry’s most influential players: Mac Powell of Third Day, Iain Bluett of Ticket Alternative, entertainment Omara S. Harris, and Kristian Bush of Sugarland.
You can RSVP at http://www.atlantamagazine.com/rsvp/conversations.aspx.