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This episode of SportTechie Live is part of our Crossover series, which pairs professionals from other industry verticals with sports industry professionals to share challenges and solutions relevant to both industries. This week we examine the music and entertainment industry. COVID-19 created challenges shared among sports, music, and entertainment. How are the industries innovating to address the challenges? What solutions are similar, what are different, and what can we learn from each other?
Eric Hutchinson is an international platinum-selling singer, songwriter and seasoned touring artist. He has performed in all 50 states and has shared the stage with acts such as Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R., and Michael Franti. His single “Rock & Roll” earned him his first gold record in the United States and the song became a #1 hit in several countries.
Brian Nolan is Executive Vice President for Capitol Music Group. Nolan has achieved a consistent series of impressive brand-partnerships for a diverse array of Capitol Music Group artists, including: The groundbreaking relationship between Lil Baby and Doritos that spawned the original song, “Toast Up”; Multiple campaigns for Halsey with Beats By Dre, including the 2019 global holiday campaign that helped propel the artist’s single, “Without Me,” to become the biggest of her career, so far; The Mountain Dew and Migos deal that featured the trio and their original song, “Position To Win,” in a year-long national TV ad campaign, as well as Migos’ “Stir Fry” being featured in TNT’s 2018 All Star Weekend promotional spots; the 2019 ESPN College Football and CMG partnership that included Judah & The Lion creating an original song, “Let Go” that served as the season’s anthem; LYFT becoming the official ride-sharing partner of Capitol Music Group in 2019, the first-ever deal of its kind for the company. He is also a soundtrack producer for the hit Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
Lee Zeidman is the President of STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE, Zeidman is responsible for both of the venue’s and the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district’s event services and operations including event production, changeovers, broadcast and telecommunications, housekeeping, environmental services, as well as event operations, including guest services, booking, box office, marketing and communications, event security, event staffing, guest relations, facility presentations, hospitalities and food and beverage services at STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE. Zeidman and his staff also oversee STAPLES Center’s overall day-to-day support for its tenants, promoters, clients and partners including the venues four professional sports franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. A native of Detroit, Michigan, and graduate of California State University Northridge, Zeidman currently resides in Venice.
Moderated by: Dan Kaufman, Managing Director, SportTechie
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