Featured Speaker: John Scher
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NYU, Kimmel Center, 10th Floor, Richard Rosenthal Pavilion (60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012)
About: John Scher, co-CEO, Metropolitan Talent, is one of the most highly respected veterans in live entertainment. Metropolitan Talent has emerged as a multi-faceted industry leader encompassing artist management, the independent record label Hybrid Recordings, and the concert division, Metropolitan Talent Presents. Throughout the years, John Scher and Metropolitan created, produced or co-produced many critically acclaimed national tours concert events for home video, pay-per-view and broadcast television. In 2007 alone, Metropolitan Talent Presents produced over 350 events with total attendance over half a million and in December 2008, produced Liza's at The Palace, a Broadway theatrical event, which earned Scher and Metropolitan a 2009 Tony Award.