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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Justin Kantor

Justin Kantor

CEO, VenuePilot & Co-Chair, NYIVA

Justin is Founder and CEO of VenuePilot, an application designed to economize workflow for music venues, disrupt the ticketing industry and help operators make informed decisions.

Justin is founding board member of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and also co-chair and founding board member of the New York Independent Venue Association (NYIVA). Both are associations of independent venues that have unified in order to #saveourstages!

Justin Kantor is Co-Founder of Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), an independent music venue located in Greenwich Village, New York City. LPR is revered for its expansive and diverse programming and has been host to world class artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Beck, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, and Lorde.

As a concert artist, Justin has performed, as cellist, with orchestras such as the Wordless Music Orchestra and Ensemble LPR; and artists such as Karen O and Miike Snow. He can also be heard on recordings by Miley Cyrus, Cold Cave and Zola Jesus.

Justin is on the faculty at The New School’s Mannes Conservatory, teaching classes focused on entrepreneurship and career building for musicians. He is a resident of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

State of Live in the City: Brand New Day or Groundhog Day?

10/15/21, 2:30 PM

Despite new variants and the ever-changing guidelines dictated by science and government, the live industry is still trying its best to rebound from COVID-19. In fact, various parts of the live music ecosystem -- from venues and performers to city and state officials -- have collectively redefined the live entertainment sector on a daily basis over the last 18 months. This panel will feature an update on NYC nightlife and how to navigate the live event world during these extraordinary times, from developing protocols and giving structure to in-person performances to the safety of the performers and the public. As the music market moves forward, are we living in a post-pandemic future or a different reality? This event will take place in-person at Drom in downtown New York and as a global interactive livestream.