(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Kevin Wall, founder and CEO of Network Live and executive producer of Worldwide Television for Live8, will be the keynote Q&A at the second Billboard Roadwork Conference taking place October 25-26 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Ray Waddell, Billboard’s senior editor, touring, will moderate the discussion on October 25.
Wall boasts an impressive, successful track record in live entertainment production, television and Internet
distribution, which began in the early 1970's when he built the first portable staging company to accommodate the need of large concert performers traveling around the world. Today, Wall focuses his energy on the future of digital entertainment through his company Network Live. He oversees all aspects of the company’s programming, distribution and business development, and played an instrumental role in developing the overall strategy and vision for the business. Wall also recently served as executive producer of Worldwide Television for Live8, which was one of the largest live broadcasts in history. This massive global event devised to Make Poverty History, included nine live concerts that were distributed in more than 160 countries via television, radio and the Internet.
“Kevin Wall is an entertainment and technology pioneer whose extraordinary experience in the touring industry made him an exciting choice for the keynote Q&A at the Billboard Roadwork Conference & Awards,” said Waddell. “Wall is a true visionary in this field. His knowledge of the music business coupled with his commitment to the merging of live and digital entertainment is sure to make this Q&A a highlight of the event.” –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner