Our flagship show, EventSpeak with Big John is hosted by music/experiential industry veteran, event guru, and CEO of Beyond Experiential, Big John. Our shared purpose is to create dialogue among professionals from all facets and fields of the global event industry ecosystem with the hopes of informing and inspiring the next generation of event professionals uniting them in solidarity on the new and soon to be expansive EventSpeak Network. About Big John: Big John got his start as co-founder and playing guitar in former Chicago band SweaterGirl and founding B17 Records where SweaterGirl would go on to sell over 70,000 records (when that was still a thing) completely independent. After 4 consecutive summers on the Van's Warped Tour as one of the first ever DIY bands to be invited to tag along Big John was ready for what's next and stumbled into the event industry in 2005. Big John stayed on the road managing Mobile Marketing Tours and bands for Warped Tour clients/artists for the next 7 summers as well as a plethora of experiential tours, campaigns, events, and initiatives that include some of the biggest brands and bands in the world. Having a unique edge and being side by side with the pioneers in the brands to bands movement post the crash of the record business in the early 2000's Big John's knowledge and experience in both fields is extensive. After logging over 300,000 miles through countless tours, Big John parked himself in LA and co-founded Beyond Experiential, an experiential agency focused on creating unique and impactful experiences based in the brand marketing, experiential, and music industry. " This show (EventSpeak) is my latest passion and I'm so stoked for everyone to check it out!" -Big John
Big John digs in with music promo veteran and Danny Wimmer Presents SVP, Maureen Valker. Maureen discusses how the reset button (aka the pandemic) is allowing music promotors and agencies to truly explore the digital options, and a variety of new revenue streams now becoming common place for music performers and artists (pay per view, digital broadcast, licensing, endorsements etc.).
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On this episode of EventSpeak, Big John chats with music industry exec, Michael Schneider about how his platform, Single Music, helps musicians/performers/bands keep their fair share of the pie in the livestreaming/merch-sales space. Michael understands what artists are up against and is passionate about allowing them to keep their focus on the art and not worry about the business stuff. Join as we talk about "the business"...
Big John sits down with Justin Miller, CEO and founder of Showplace. Showplace provides brands a platform to place products in the homes of short term rentals like Airbnb. Listen as Justin talks about how Showplace is revolutionizing the way way contactless sampling is done and how it could be used to elevate guests experiences attending high-profile events in the future.
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On this episode of EventSpeak, Big John sits down with the "Road Mama" herself, Ms. Athena Simpson. Join us to be inspired and encouraged by this modern day Renaissance woman as we take you on a journey through they eyes of a world traveler, aerial silk performer, and podcasting savant.
For more info on Athena, check out her website at: https://athenasimpson.com
Big John welcomes powerhouse pro drummer Gary Foster to the show. Gary and Big John go back to the good old days when both were playing out on the Van's Warped Tour and Gary is one of Big's closet friends. Listen in on a conversation of stories from the road, lessons in life- punk rock style and lighting roman candles down peoples pants... (Yes, you read that right) Enjoy!
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