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25 February 2014

global rock summit

The inaugural Global Rock Summit, which takes place April 4th & 5th 2014 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles has announced the addition of more names to add to its already impressive lineup of Rock Industry heavyweights.

These include Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, Chris Nilsson President of Tenth Street Management (Management of Motley Crue), Spinefarm Records Founder and Owner Riku Paakonen, David "Beno" Benveniste Founder and CEO of Velvet Hammer Management (Management of System of a Down/ Alice in Chains/ The Deftones), Randy Ray (Sumerian Records), Matt Ash Director Raw Power Management (Bring me the Horizon), Ben Weeden COO House of Blues, Howard Benson (Record Producer - Motörhead / My Chemical Romance / Blackstone Cherry) & many more.

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The Global Rock Summit will feature a cross section of expert panellists spanning a rich sector of the global rock industry. The event will discuss the future of the industry and look at solutions to further bolster and expand business opportunities.

The conference will also discuss key topics with some of the most respected minds and figures within the rock sector, plus a number of keynotes with some of the industry’s most renowned and innovative figures. The evenings will feature key artist showcases from some of the best new rock acts from across the globe.

The GRS will unite artists and companies from all sectors of the global rock music community including labels, publishers, digital aggregators, booking agents, festival promoters, media, merch companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, brands, PR companies, song pluggers, radio stations, the educational sector and all other aspects of the rock music community.

The GRS also will be inclusive of all areas of rock music, from classic rock and Metal to screamo, AOR, alternative rock, Black Metal, progressive rock, doom, stoner, blues, punk, emo and hardcore.

Jordan Berliant, Partner, The Collective Music Group and worldwide manager of Linkin Park & Slash will M.C. the inaugural Global Rock Summit with support from the event Co-Founders Seven Webster, MD, 7PM Management (Worldwide Manager of Skindred) and Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide. Berliant will unveil a special presentation exclusively at the Global Rock Summit that will give an analytical overview of the worldwide rock business as it pertains to live, merchandise, digital, sales, social media and more.

Berliant will also moderate the opening "Global Rock Keynote which will feature an esteemed group of rock industry influencers who are helping shape all forms of rock music across all continents on the planet.

If you are an artist, manager, label, publisher, brand, agent, promoter, merchandiser, equipment manufacturer, rock press/blog, digital brand, distributor, radio broadcaster, social media platform, consumer brand, etc. with a vested interest in "anything rock" the Global Rock Summit is a must attend.

The first Global Rock Summit takes place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, April 4-5, 2014 with showcases taking place at the Hard Rock Cafe and S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood.

Conference registration, artists showcase submissions, sponsor partnership opportunities, showcase tickets and more information are now available at



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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