HU Exclusive: 2018 Billboard Live Music Summit & Awards Salute Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, John Mayer & More
During its 2-day 2018 Live Music and Summit Awards, Billboard welcomed Hollywood Unlocked to not only witness its honoring top comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, rapper Post Malone and manager Dre London, singers Shawn Mendes and John Mayer, but also the men and women behind your favorite live performances; including the agencies, promoters and more that play a hand in creating special moments between fans and artists.
In addition to day one’s live music awards, the event included two days worth of panels offering insight on how the largest Hip-Hop festivals came to be, how to be a promoter, publicist, manager, and bridge the gap between the many ism’s in the industry — sexism, racism, professionalism, and more.
While taking place at Beverly Hills’ Montage hotel, the annual event, formerly known as the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, also honored the return of famed group New Kids on the Block, Idol winner Maddie Poppe, Gospel icon Kirk Franklin, and many more.
So, to take a look at the complete list of winner and honorees, click here. And be sure to view more exclusive footage below, courtesy of Billboard.