Billboard MusicCon to Feature Machine Gun Kelly, Burna Boy and More – Billboard


Billboard is celebrating the 2022 Billboard Music Awards with the first of its kind Billboard MusicCon, it was announced Friday, April 22.

The two-day event will take place before the BBMAs on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at Las Vegas’ brand new immersive entertainment venue, AREA15.

Billboard MusicCon will host thought leaders, artists and executives for a series of intimate conversations about the changing music scene that continues to evolve across genres and cultures. Panels and confirmed attendees include “Women on the Rise – Management 101” with top managers in the industry Dina Sahim (Swedish House Mafia, French Montana), Alex Depersia (Pharrell Williams, Gracie Abrams), and Nelly Ortiz (DJ Khaled); “Don’t fuck with Ukraine!” with the Ukrainian artist Max Barsky; “The Afro-Fusion Explosion” with Burna Boy; “The Future of Hip-Hop” with Latto; “The Future of Reggaeton” with Rauw Alejandro; and “A Decade of Touring” with Machine Gun Kelly. Other panels, participants and performers will be announced soon.

“We are thrilled to be back in person for the first Billboard Music Awards in two years,” said Julian Holguin, President of Billboard, in a press release. “We couldn’t think of a better time to launch Billboard MusicCon, two robust days of world-class programming with unique access to artists, creators and industry leaders discussing and celebrating the ever-evolving music industry. We felt the time was right and these talks are the perfect note to kick off such a special weekend of music.

Tickets for MusicCon are on sale now with a limited number of tickets available at an early bird price. For ticket information, additional event details and COVID protocols, visit and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @billboard #BBMusicCon.

MusicCon will culminate with the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Diddy, which will air live Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on NBC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. For more information, visit


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