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Jeff Pollack
Jeff Pollack is Chairman/CEO of Global Media and Entertainment for Pollack Media Group. He is one of the music industry’s top prognosticators of musical trends, advising major artists, media and music firms, including MTV Networks. He also is one of the founders of the Big Bang Conference, a high level gathering of industry leaders focusing on the latest developments in the digital media and music space.

As a producer, Jeff has participated in some of the largest music events of the past decade including, Live 8, U2/Green Day’s performance to reopen the Superdome, Live Earth, 2002 Olympics, and many others.

Jeff has also worked on over 30 films as a consultant and music supervisor, the latest being the Academy Award winning Crazy Heart.

Entries by Jeff Pollack

Live and Dangerous: Governors Ball 2016

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 6:47 PM

We are smack in the middle of a fantastic festival season - and this year's Governor's Ball is no exception. In addition to a spectacular location and amazing food lineup, the famous 3-day festival (held this year from June 3-5) on Randall's Island has some solid...

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Live & Dangerous: Coachella 2016

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 12:40 PM

Time to grab your desert gear and head out to Indio - because this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival is about to kick off! The iconic SoCal festival will again take place over 2 weekends, from April 15-17 and April 22-24. This year's lineup does not disappoint,...

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Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2016

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 11:47 AM

It's that time of year again -- when countless numbers of fans and participants from the music, tech, and entertainment communities (and more) arrive in Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest festival. The music selection at SXSW can understandably be a bit overwhelming, with a massive range of acts...

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Big Bang XV: Paid Is the New Free

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 3:35 PM

Just days before the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, my partner Ken Hertz and I hosted our pre-Grammy forum, "Big Bang XV -- Paid Is the New Free." The invited guests delved into 3 exciting and thought-provoking talks about the future of subscriptions, the advantages of dual revenue streams, and the...

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Live & Dangerous: February 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 11:37 AM

It may below freezing in most parts of the country this time of year, but don't let that stop you from braving the weather to check out some tunes! There are amazing live shows happening all across the country next month - here 3 emerging acts playing that we think...

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Live & Dangerous -- New Year's Eve 2016

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 7:23 PM

Hard to believe it, but 2016 is almost upon us. And what better way to ring in the New Year than with some amazing live music! Here are 3 emerging artists playing shows across the country this New Year's Eve that everyone is sure to be talking about in 2016.

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Live & Dangerous: Thanksgiving 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 2:22 PM

Festival season is finally cooling down -- along with the temperatures -- but don't let that stop you from checking out some amazing live shows next month! From indie rock, to R&B, to alternative, here are 3 of the best shows happening around the Thanksgiving holiday this year.


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Live & Dangerous: Austin City Limits 2015

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 10:34 PM

Austin's second biggest (and much more laid back) festival, Austin City Limits, is right around the corner! The two weekend festival kicks off in Austin's beautiful Zilker Park next weekend from 10/2-10/4, and will wrap up with weekend two from 10/9-10/11.

ACL boasts one of their strongest lineups...

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Live & Dangerous: Fall 2015

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 8:24 PM

Festival season may be finally winding down, but there is still plenty of great live music happening all over the country. We've seen a ton of excellent artists emerge this summer -- here are our top three picks to keep your eye on this fall.

WHO: Rachel Platten

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Live & Dangerous: Summer 2015

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Summer has become the season of countless festivals, featuring every artist and genre under the sun. But in between the big ones like Coachella and Lollapalooza, we thought we would share some individual shows for those of you looking to catch some quality music without the craziness of the festival...

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Live & Dangerous: Governors Ball 2015

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 8:13 PM

Festival season is in full swing, and one of our favorites - Governors Ball - is right around the corner. The famously muddy festival, held yearly on Randall's Island in New York, will take place from June 5-7 and features a stacked lineup for fans of pretty much...

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Live and Dangerous: Coachella 2015

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 8:53 PM

Hard to believe it's that time of year again, but the Coachella Festival is upon us already. This year's iconic music and arts festival will once again take place over 2 weekends, from April 10-12 and April 17-19. The jam-packed lineup has an exciting range of over 100...

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Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 5:00 PM

Every year tens of thousands of attendees from the music, tech and entertainment communities (and more) descend on Austin, Texas, for SXSW. The event features one of the most eclectic range of genres of any festival out there, and as usual this year is no exception. From rock,...

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Live & Dangerous: February 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Festival season is almost upon us! But no need to skimp on live music while we wait for our favorite spring/summer events like Coachella and Bonaroo to arrive. Here are 3 emerging artists playing the west coast next month (and one in late January) that are well worth fighting the...

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Live & Dangerous: Holidays 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Tis the season! And what better way to end the year than with some live music. Here are our recommendations for three end-of-year shows, featuring some exciting emerging acts that are sure to be the talk of 2015.

WHO: Mikky Ekko
WHEN: December 16th, Rickshaw Shop...

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Big Bang XIII: 'InterNot For Everyone'

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Big Bang XIII, a forum for exploring new ideas and new technologies was a different event than its predecessors. Instead of introducing attendees to some of the hottest new startups, my partner, Ken Hertz, and I hosted two distinguished speakers with diverse backgrounds and opinions about the Internet.

This time...

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Live & Dangerous: Fall 2014

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 3:22 PM

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't find time to enjoy some spectacular live music. There are plenty of great shows this month happening all over the country, from LA to NYC. Here are our picks for 3 shows on both coasts, featuring two exciting newcomers...

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Live and Dangerous: Bestival 2014

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:17 PM

This edition of "Live & Dangerous" takes us across the pond to one of the UK's most acclaimed music festivals -- Bestival. The award-winning four-day festival has been held on the stunning Isle of Wright every year since 2004, and will take place this year from September 4-7....

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Live & Dangerous: Lollapalooza 2014

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 5:49 PM

One of the country's biggest and most revered music festivals, Lollapalooza, kicks off next week on August 1st in Chicago, Illinois. The 3-day festival will fill Grant Park with over 160,000 music fans for its 10th anniversary this year -- all spread out over 8 different stages. Lollapalooza,...

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Live and Dangerous: Firefly Music Festival 2014

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The Firefly Music Festival is a mixed-genre, down to earth music festival held yearly in the lush, wooded landscape of Dover, Delaware. Thanks to a consistently stellar lineup and drama-free reputation, Firefly has grown from a hidden gem into one of the festival season's essential events. This year's...

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