#IEBA2018 Keynote Spotlight – Gary Gersh, AEG Presents

Sunday, September 30th | 2pm | View the #IEBA2018 schedule Add Gary Gersh to the list of executives who started out in the mail room. Gersh was only 19 when he worked briefly in the Capitol Tower mail room, but this wasn’t his intro into the music biz. Fibbing about his age, he got his first… Read more »

IEBA Announces 2018 Industry Award Nominees

Nashville, Tennessee (Tuesday, August 21, 2018) – IEBA has announced the nominees for its 2018 Industry Awards. A full list of nominations is below. Winners will be announced at the Honors & Awards Ceremony of IEBA’s 48th Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm. Club of the Year • 9:30 Club – Washington,… Read more »

2018 Summer Internship Scholarship Winners Announced

Twelve scholarships were awarded to students interning this summer in seven states across the country. Each student received $1,500. IEBA has awarded scholarships to over 100 students in the past five years. IEBA awards no less than twenty scholarships annually. These include permanently-endowed scholarships at universities across the U.S., cash scholarships for summer internships, and… Read more »

IEBA New Member Spotlight – Matt Blake, CAA

Matt Blake, CAA’s Head of Comedy Touring, discusses the comedy boom and shares success stories of Jo Koy, Gabriel Iglesias, Trevor Noah, and more.   Live comedy, from clubs to arenas, is enjoying a banner season. What is contributing to this boom? “Technology has been helping to drive the growth of the comedy business. Comedians… Read more »

#IEBA2017 Session Recaps Available

***CLICK HERE FOR #IEBA2017 SESSION RECAPS*** Our Members tell us that IEBA is the conference where they get the most business done. We know that your busy schedule may not have permitted you to attend all of our panels and Q&A sessions, so we are providing recaps of our featured programming. More recaps will be… Read more »

#IEBA2017 concludes with Honors & Awards Ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wednesday, October 18, 2017) IEBA, the leading trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals, concluded its 47th Annual Conference last evening with a spectacular awards ceremony honoring those who work tirelessly behind the scenes (full list of winners below). The ceremony also featured the IEBA Hall of Fame induction of iconic artist Kenny Rogers… Read more »

2017 IEBA Industry Award Nominees Announced

Nashville, Tennessee (Thursday, September 7, 2017) – IEBA has announced the nominees for its 2017 Industry Awards. A full list of nominations is below. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of IEBA’s 47th Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 8pm. Club of the Year • 9:30 Club – Washington, DC • Brooklyn Bowl… Read more »

IEBA Takes Belmont University Students on Educational Trip to NYC

IEBA Takes Belmont University Students on Educational Trip to NYC Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, June 1, 2017) – IEBA Executive Director Pam Matthews and Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies Dr. Sarita Stewart took a group of eleven Belmont University students to New York City on a special Maymester experience.The Talent Buying & Concert Promotion Strategies class spent… Read more »

IEBA L.A. Membership Mixer Photos

THANK YOU to all who came to our Los Angeles Membership mixer at the Sofitel Los Angeles! We had a fantastic crowd, wonderful food, and a lovely evening. Please click here to view photos from the event.


#IEBA2017 will feature a keynote address from Ice-T and the Hall of Fame induction of Kenny Rogers. More details to follow. Register by 3/31 for our best rates!