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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Kathryn Aberlin

Talent Buyer, The Bowery Presents

Kathryn Aberlin is a talent buyer for The Bowery Presents, the leading East Coast concert promoter with coverage stretching from Maine to Virginia. Based in New York City, Kathryn books concerts at Brooklyn Steel, Terminal 5, Forest Hills Stadium and Webster Hall, along with shows in open rooms including Madison Square Garden, Central Park SummerStage, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre, Kings Theatre, Celebrate Brooklyn and Town Hall. In her 12 years with The Bowery Presents, Kathryn has worked with artists including Brandi Carlile, Tame Impala, Beach House, Andrew Bird, Death Cab for Cutie and Damien Rice, to name a few. Special projects include the Boston Calling Music Festival and the David Lynch Foundation's Festival of Disruption NYC Benefit. A New York native, Kathryn began her music career as an intern with Bowery following her graduation from George Washington University, and has been with the company since.

Weathering the Storm: How the Music Industry Is Coping With the Pandemic

Like virtually every business, the music industry has been up-ended by the pandemic: Live entertainment, which was previously the financial engine of the business, is in crisis, while recorded-music revenues and streaming numbers are up, and the value of copyrights is soaring. How are these sectors of the industry coping, and what happens next?