The new year isn’t just a chance to make a resolution. It’s a chance to rise to the top. A chance to climb up the career ladder and establish yourself as leader in your field. It’s a chance to expand your brand.
The new year is also an opportunity to identify outstanding individuals in our industry and form new relations with the next generation of music and event professionals. That’s why Amplify created 16 to Watch in 2016, our guide to fast-rising stars in the entertainment industry. Working with my editorial team, Amplify selected 16 professionals we believe are on the rise and represent the next generation of leadership. 16 to Watch in 2016 is not based on age, or experience, or whether someone works as a music manager, or at a ticketing company or a venue. This list of 16 to Watch in 2016 is based on potential. And I strongly believe there is no better group that represents the boundless possibilities and opportunities in our industry than this diverse group of individuals. And so it is with great pleasure that I introduce Amplify’s first ever #16in16.
Dave Brooks
Amplify Founder and Editor


Brian Arnone ShowClix Charlie Schilling Ethan Levinson AEG Live SE Julian Bowman Spectra Venue Management:CFE Arena Kerry Graue Prudential Center & the New Jersey Devils Laura Doyle SMG:Chesapeake Energy Arena Lauren Simpson Melanie Paula Perri Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Randy Nichols Force Media Management Raziel Cano State Farm Arena Ron Chiu AEG Live Trevor Ralph ASO Presents Tyler Bates Communion Presents Vivian will

And check out  this map of where the #16in16 are located!