Speaker Wires: Live Music & Production

Written by Rory Burbeck | February 18, 2014

In today’s edition of Speaker Wires, we’re giving a shout out to four speakers who do the dirty work producing, promoting, and managing live music events. Don’t miss these four speakers at the SXSW 2014 Music Conference!

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Dan Steinberg

DAN STEINBERG
SXSW 2014 Session: Bad Ass Concert Marketing: Pack The F#cking Room

Dan Steinberg started his career in the live music business at the young age of 16, producing club shows in Denver and becoming a talent buyer shortly after graduating from high school. Dan eventually founded Square Peg Concerts in October 2004, a company that currently produces live events all over the United States and has worked with Daniel Tosh, Cheech and Chong, The Avett Brothers, and more!

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Elle Mahoney

ELLE MAHONEY
SXSW 2014 Session: Touring Tips Straight from the Trenches

Elle Mahoney is currently the production manager for Conspirare and an event stage manager at Texas Performing Arts. Previously, she has stage managed for Blues on the Green, Fusebox, SXSW, Pachanga Festival, & more. We’re told that Mahoney, a graduate of the St. Edwards University theater program, can beat just about anyone in a high-kick contest.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Bill Bragin

BILL BRAGIN
SXSW 2014 Session: Crossing Over: Secrets of Performing Arts Centers

Bill Bragin has spent much of his career operating big performing arts centers and theaters. He is currently the Director of Public Programs at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Prior to working for the Lincoln Center, he presented shows including acts from all over the world and from a wide variety musical genres as the director of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker: Kelly Benini

KELLY BENINI
SXSW 2014 Session: Back 2 School Special: Truth Behind College Buying

Kelly Benini is currently the student talent buyer for Syracuse University, working to book and promote ten concerts per year for Syracuse University venues. Even at a young age, Benini is bringing plenty of live music experience to the table, having worked directly with talent agents, tour managers, and production managers.

Keep up with the list of Music Conference Sessions here.

Photo credits:
Dan Steinberg photo courtesy of the speaker
Elle Mahoney photo courtesy of the speaker
Bill Bragin photo courtesy of the speaker
Kelly Benini photo courtesy of the speaker