Musexpo 2012




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The eighth annual MUSEXPO Los Angeles, the highly respected “United Nations of Music,” will take place April 29 – May 2, 2012 at its new location at the W Hotel in Hollywood. In addition, the event will coincide with A&R Worldwide’s Global Synch & Consumer Brands Summit taking place on May 2nd 2012 and the International Songwriting Summit on Sunday, April 29th 2012 at the W Hotel (more details at

MUSEXPO also follows on the heels of the Worldwide Radio Summit April 27–28 at the W Hotel (, which will bring together hundreds of radio influencers from around the world.

The event has helped bring the music world together in a very focused, productive and meaningful manner thanks to its friendly, forward–thinking and intimate setting. The event has also helped its attendees broker many new business and creative opportunities, allowed them to develop invaluable new relationships via its unparalleled networking platforms and provided them with insight and access into the evolution of the global music business, which is essential in today’s rapidly changing musical ecosystem. In addition, MUSEXPO has provided great outcomes for emerging showcase talent from around the world (Katy Perry, Jessie J, LMFAO, The Temper Trap and Robyn are just a few of the many acts launched onto the international stage out of MUSEXPO). Read More >>

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Official Artist submissions for MUSEXPO 2012 please apply via Sonicbids.

Many talented artists have showcased at MUSEXPO since its inception back in 2005 and have gone on to secure recording, publishing, management and music placement contracts, as well as being launched on to the global stage as a result of the event.

Past MUSEXPO showcase artists have included Katy Perry (EMI) LMFAO (Cherrytree/Interscope), Jessie J (Lava / Universal Republic), The Temper Trap (Infectious Records), Soshy (Sony Music Int'l), Evermore (Sire Records/Warner Music), A Fine Frenzy (EMI), Laura Izibor (Atlantic), Ida Maria (Mercury/Island), Teddybears (Atlantic), Missy Higgins (Warner Bros.), FrankMuzik (Island), One Night Only (Mercury) Erik Hassle (Universal), Capra (Hollywood Records) and many others.


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Larry King

Legendary Broadcaster (CNN)

Steve Schnur

Worldwide Executive of Music & Marketing, EA Games

Peter Edge

CEO, RCA Records Group

Craig Kallman

Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group

Martin Kierszenbaum

President A&R (Pop/Rock), Interscope/President International, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman, Cherrytree Records

Joe Belliotti

Director Global Entertainment Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Michael Chugg

Founder, Chugg Entertainment

Alexandra Patsavas

Founder/Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music Productions

George Ergatoudis

Head Of Music Policy, BBC RADIO 1 & 1XTRA (UK)

Mandar Takur

Chief Operating Officer, Times Music (India)

Neil Warnock

CEO, The Agency Group Worldwide

Fred Casimir

Sr. VP European Repertoire, & Managing Director Germany, BMG Rights

Ron Spaulding

President, INgrooves Fontana Distribution

Tim Schaaff

President of Sony Network Entertainment

Gerrit Meier

General Manager, Distribution & Partnerships, Spotify

Ralph Simon

CEO, The Mobilium International Advisory Group and Chairman Emeritus & Founder of the Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas (UK)

Dean Bolte

Managing Director, Omnifone

Chris Mollere

Founder, Fusion Music Supervision ("Vampire Diaries")

David Jones

Exec. VP Marketing, Shazam Entertainment

Johny Choi

Jr. Creative Executive Fox Music, 20th Century Fox Fil

John Varvi

Sr. VP On-Air Promotions, FX Network

Kathy Spanberger

President/COO, peermusic Anglo-American Region

Manfred Gillig-Degrave

President/COO, peermusic Anglo-American Region

Martin Goldschmidt

President/COO, peermusic Anglo-American Region

Richard Blackstone

Executive Vice President Creative & Business Development, BMG Chrysalis North America

Rodney Griffis

Executive Director Music Clearance, 20th Century Fox Film

Tim Hadley


Ted Chung

Senior Partner, Stampede Management (Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, The Airplane Boys) & Chairman, Cashmere Agency

Martin Dodd

EVP A&R and Marketing "The Voice" Talpa Music, Manager of Hit-Maker Max Martin

Nikki Wheeler

Music Agent, United Talent Agency

Billy Mann

Chairman, Manncom Cree8iv

Xavier Ramos

Head of Marketing, Warner Bros. Records

Larry LeBlanc

Sr. Writer, CelebrityAccess

Adam Zammit

CEO, The Big Day Out (Australia)

Daniel Glass

President, Glassnote Entertainment

Edwin Schröter

Managing Director, [PIAS] Music Group (Europe)

Bruce Flohr

Partner, ATO Records / Red Light Management

Jonathan Shalit

Chairman, ROAR Global (UK)

Ron Fair

President & Founder, Ron Fair Music

Mandar Thakur

Chief Operating Officer, Times Music (India)

Sat Bisla

President/Founder, A&R Worldwide

Deville Schober

CEO, Brainstorm Music Marketing (Germany)

Jens Markus-Wegner

Managing Director, AMV-Talpa (Germany)

Khalid Schroder

President & Founder, Kool Management (Germany)

Markus Kuehn

Managing Partner, FluxFM (Germany)

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Nic Harcourt

President SamLuna Media, Inc. & Host Guitar Center Sessions DirecTV & Music Supervisor In Residence MTV

Lindsay Fellows

Founder & Producer,

Richard Glasser

Executive in Charge of Music Film/TV, The Weinstein Co.

Owen Sloane

Chair, Entertainment & Media Group, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane, ALC

JT Griffith

Music Supervisor, Nike

Jason Flom

President, Lava Records

David Renzer

Entrepreneur (Former Worldwide Chairman & CEO Universal Music Publishing)

John Melillo

Founder/Executive Producer, Melillo Music

Chris Jackson

Director of Music, Comcast Ent't Group/NBCUniversal (E!, Style, G4 Networks)

Anthony Saleh

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Atom Factory

Tom Windish

Founder, The Windish Agency

Gary Calamar

President, GO Music

Jeffrey Jampol

President, JAM Inc.

Kevin Lyman

Founder, Vans Warped Tour

PJ Bloom

Music Supervisor and Soundtrack Producer, Neophonic

Martin Goldschmidt

Founder, Cooking Vinyl (UK)

Scott McDaniel

Music Director, FUEL TV

Rick Zeiler

Director Strategic Marketing, Sidney Frank Importing Co.

Michael Aragon

VP/GM, Global Digital Video and Music Services, Sony Network Entertainment

Steve Celi

Music Manager, Fox On-Air Promotions

Joanne Terrell

VP Business & Legal Affairs, Fox Sports Music and Fox Cable Networks

Daniel Jean

Live Producer, Moment Factory

Tim Clark

Founding Partner, ie:music

Björn Teske

Managing Director, DEAG Music

Chris Cameron

Co-Founder and CEO, SnapStarLive

Stephen Knill

EVP Music & Entertainment/GM Marketing, The Radiate Group

Ralph Simon

CEO, The Mobilium International Advisory Group and Chairman Emeritus & Founder of the Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas (UK)

Jody Gerson

Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Folkert Koopmans

Managing Director, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH

Mel Elias

CEO, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Andy Gould

Founder, Spectacle Group

Jordan Berliant

Partner, The Collective Music Group

Andrew Phillips

Group PD, ABC Radio Darwin (Australia)

Jay Cooper

Vice Chair, Global Media & Ent. Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Michael Smith

Founder, The Playlist Generation

Tracy McKnight

Head of Film Music, Lionsgate Pictures

Sanne Hagelsten

Founder/East Coast Partner, ZYNC Music Group

Damon Forbes

Managing Director, Sheer Sound (South Africa)

Vijay Nair

Co-Founder, Only Much Louder (India)

Paul Menes

Founder, Menes P.C.

Jason Fielding

Founding Partner, The Sound Campaign (Australia)

Ty Roberts

Co-Founder, Sr. VP and Chief Technology Officer, Gracenote

International Songwriting Summit Speakers

Craig Kallman

Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group

Martin Kierszenbaum

President A&R (Pop/Rock), Interscope/President International, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman, Cherrytree Records

Mike Caren

Co-President, Elektra Records; EVP A&R, Atlantic Records

Adrian Karvinen

Head Of International/A&R, Razzia Records (Sweden)

Jody Gerson

Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jeff Sosnow

Senior Vice President A&R, Warner Brothers Records

Max Gousse

Sr. VP A&R, Island/Def Jam

Michael Tedesco

VP of A&R, Jive

Pete Ganbarg

Head of A&R, Atlantic

Sam Riback

VP A&R, Atlantic

Ron Burman

Sr. Vice President of A&R, Roadrunner Records

Teresa LaBarbera Whites

Sr VP A&R, Columbia Records

Evan Bogart


Jens-Markus Wegener

Managing Director, AMV-TALPA (Germany)

Michael Taylor

GM/Head Of A&R, Island Records (Australia)

Global Synch & Consumer Brands Summit Speakers

Alicen Schneider

Head, TV Music - Creative/VP, Music Creative Services, NBC Universal Television

Marisa Baldi

West Coast Partner, ZYNC Music Group

Thomas Golubic

DJ, Music Supervisor, Producer

Neil Lawi

General Manager, WWE Music Group

Angela Leus

Director, Film Music, Universal Pictures

Jason Markey

Vice President, Soundtrack Music, Relativity Media

Daryl Berg

Executive Director, Reveille Productions

Joe Cuello

SVP of Creative Music Integration, MTV

John Katovsich

Sr. Director, Music, Fuel TV

Mamie Coleman

VP of Music & Production, Fox TV Networks On-Air Promo

Janelle Schulenberg

Brand Director, Supercuts / Regis Corportation

Maxwell Gosling

Music Supervisor, Little Ears

Rachel Levy

VP, Film Music, Universal Pictures

Tim Riley

VP, Music Affairs, Activision/Blizzard

Victor Rodriguez

Music Director, THQ Inc.

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W Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, California

musexpo endorsements

Dave Holmes
(Founder, 3D Management) (Coldplay)

"I'm excited to be participating at MUSEXPO Asia Pacific & One Movement for Music. The Asia Pacific region is one of the most rapidly emerging music markets in the world and I'm looking forward to attending an event that will bring together some great people from around the globe to this burgeoning music landscape."

Seymour Stein
(Chairman, Sire Records Group)

"I thoroughly enjoyed MUSEXPO. There are so many of these conferences around the world, that I really didn't know what to expect. MUSEXPO, with the quality of its organization and participants, makes it a very valuable conference to attend. I look forward to participating again next year. The Focus on Asia was an outstanding panel. Emerging markets like India and China are the key to the music industry's survival over the next twenty years."

Steve Schnur
(Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing, and President for Artwerk Music Group)

"As tastemakers ourselves, our network includes A&R Worldwide as a critical resource. Their vast knowledge and connections add to their ability to musically future forecast with us. Wherever they are putting on this conference [MUSEXPO], we will be there for sure!"

Korda Marshall
(President, Infectious Records) (UK & Europe)

"It was pure serendipity that my teenage children dragged me along to The Borderline to see an unknown new Australian act called The Temper Trap playing their first UK gig. I was totally blown away by their songs and performance and would like to thank the A&R Worldwide organization for being brave enough to include them at MUSEXPO Europe 2008 in England to play what's now become a legendary debut London show. A&R Worldwide have always championed great new talent in a way that is sorely lacking these days; their enthusiasm, knowledge and networking is exactly what drives this great business. Their ability to link developing artists with music executives and radio producers and their unerring support to connect like-minded people on a worldwide basis is truly unique."

Craig Kallman
(Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records)

"[A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO Founder] Sat Bisla is brilliantly connected on a worldwide basis with such terrific relationships to unearth the next great talent. He also has excellent ears and can spot the hits. Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing him is blessed."

Nick Gatfield
(President EMI Labels, N. America UK & Ireland)

"With their strong international network A&R Worldwide has the ability to bring together the world's top music talent finders and developers and their annual conference [MUSEXPO] provides a unique opportunity for global artist discovery and marketing opportunities."

David Massey
(President, Mercury Records, US)

"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other like-minded executives from all areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent from around the world."

Jimmy Steal
(Emmis VP of Programming Power 106 LA and Hot 97 New York)

"Thanks again for inviting me to your impressive conference. I really enjoyed the dialog, and I think I made some new friends."

Jason Sausto
(President Onkyo China)

"Thanks again for your fantastic hospitality. I was impressed with both the organization and caliber of attendees."

Daniel Glass
(Founder/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment)

"Thank you again for including me in this year's MUSEXPO. It was one of the most productive conferences I've attended in and advice, rather than negative nonsense and gossip. The speakers were candid and informative. I was proud to be on our panel. This was the first time I met Mike Walsh...what an impressive gentleman! And I loved sharing with Seymour, Peter and Steve. Congratulations to you and your team for a job well done!"

Bruce Flohr (Sr. VP A&R ATO/Red Light)

"MUSEXPO has delivered on its promise of organizing an event that is educational as well as manageable. We left with many new insights and plenty of new relationships. I look forward to the next one, now that I know what to expect. "

Alan Galbraith
(Wind-up Records, Europe)

"I just want to thank you for putting on such a great event. It was relevant and fun. Many events manage the latter, but few combine both. I look forward to the next one."

Alex Patsavas
(Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision)

"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other likeminded executives from all areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent from around the world."

Mike Walsh
(Head of Music, Xfm Radio Network, UK)

"Congratulations to you both and your team for an excellent MUSEXPO. It really did surpass the previous year--and that is saying something!"

Chris Barton
(Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google)

"It was fantastic to see you and participate in your conference. Thanks for inviting me! I really enjoyed it."

Gary Chen
(CoChairman/CEO, Orca Digital Inc./Top 100, China)

MUSEXPO was very helpful to me since I was able to meet with so many key professionals in the music and media industries. MUSEXPO gave me a great opportunity to let potential partners in the US and outside of China know of our existence, as well as the potential opportunities for them in China. I appreciated the fact that so many top executives wanted to speak with me after my MUSEXPO panel to learn more about Top 100 and the Chinese market."

Allan McGowan
(News Editor, VIP News)

"Just to say well done to you and all involved with MUSEXPO and thanks for the invitation to moderating the live panel, I enjoyed it!"

Cecilia Ancker
(Universal Music Publishing, Sweden)

"Just a quick note to say THANK YOU so much for yet again a great MUSEXPO"

Dave Goldberg
(Entrepreneur in Residence, Benchmark Capital)

"Thank you again for having me to the MUSEXPO conference--I really enjoyed it."

Dave Pichillingi
(Managing Director, Liverpool Sound City)

"Firstly congratulations on what I thought was a great MUSEXPO event."

Dave Reid
(Director, Choice Music Prize, Ireland)

"Just a quick note to you and your team to say congrats on MUSEXPO. It was a pleasure to attend such a well-organized event. The panels were excellent and informative while the whole atmosphere at the event was magnificent. Thanks again, here's to the next one!"

David Glick
(Founder, The Edge Group)

"Many thanks indeed for inviting me to participate in the MUSEXPO event, which has been first-rate. I was pleased to be asked to speak on the UK: State of the (Host) Nation Panel and I thoroughly enjoyed the session."

Edison Waters
(Managing Director, Vibe Artist Mgmt, Ireland)

"Thank you for again giving Laura Izibor the opportunity to "Shine." The response from MUSEXPO has been amazing and I really appreciate all you have done for us."

Emma Banks
(Creative Artist Agency, UK)

"I enjoyed the MUSEXPO conference yesterday and look forward to seeing you this evening."

Gene Sandbloom
(Operations Manager, KROQ Los Angeles)

"Thanks very much for a great week... You have a very classy operation, and it was duly noted by many of the participants I spoke with. Doing panels has never been one of my favorite pastimes, but you, your staff and your well selected panel actually made it fun this time around."

James Sandom
(Manager, The Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies)

"Thanks MUSEXPO, enjoyed taking part. It was a very diverse group you pulled together which meant a lot was discussed, we all enjoyed it."

Jeff Smith
(Head of Music, BBC Radio 2)

"Thank you so much for the invite and an excellent MUSEXPO, which people are speaking very highly of."

Julian Wall
(Director of Int'l Events & Independent Member Services, BPI)

"Thank you for your kind invitation to MUSEXPO. From what I saw (and what I've heard), you had a very successful event, and congratulations to all concerned. I look forward to your next extravaganza and hopefully I can get to one of the other events that you hold in the meantime."

Mads Just-Olesen
(Denmark Manager, Bandbase)

"Just a quick mail to let you guys know I enjoyed MUSEXPO a lot, and that I hope I will get the chance to attend the next MUSEXPO, as well. I was impressed with the quality of the panels and the focus on simply facilitating networking.'"

Manuela Fröhlich
(Power Quest, UK)

"I would like to thank you and the whole team for another great MUSEXPO this year! The topics were interesting, the speaker quality was very good and the networking was superb. Especially for new starters in the business like myself, MUSEXPO is an ideal platform and a great opportunity to learn from the best, develop great contacts and understand that there are people in the same boat and we can learn to cooperate and solve things in a joint way. Everything was perfect, from the food, the location, the shuttles to the showcases to the agenda--only the snow was a bit over the top, as it normally does not snow in London."

Marianne Goode
(VP Music, Lifetime TV & Lifetime Ent't)

"The trip was a very memorable one and I was able to connect with many new people and some old friends. You do such a great job and every year the event gets better and better. As you know, I attended several panels and found them very interesting and informative. Your staff is fantastic too!"

Mark Wood
(Worldwide Manager, Imogen Heap)

"Great MUSEXPO--you've done a fantastic job!"

Mike McClung
(Director, NZ On Air)

"Thanks guys...and thanks again for MUSEXPO - we had a blast! Probably my best MUSEXPO yet I think"

Neil Simpson
(Business & Artist Development Manager, Academy of Contemporary Music & Global Music Services)

"I just wanted to touch base and say congratulations to you and the entire team for what was an incredibly well-organized event last week. Feedback from the ACM business school was that they found the experience incredibly positive and networking opportunities were second to none."

Steve Lunt
(VP A&R, Atlantic Records)

"Congratulations on another job well done! Whatever the location, MUSEXPO just seems to grow in quality and importance each time out. Excellent work! Also, a personal thank you for all the introductions tonight. Very, very much appreciated!"

Sumit Bothra
(Managing Director, Embargo Management, UK)

"The MUSEXPO conference has been, without question, the most productive and meaningful event of this type I have attended. I have met some wonderful people from all over the world and I've experienced a very fraternal environment where people are more than happy to engage with each other, exchanging ideas, contacts, advice, and opinions. The networking aspect of the conference was incredibly open and friendly, which has been of tremendous benefit to us all."

Tommy Ramone
(The Ramones)

"I had a wonderful time at MUSEXPO, and enjoyed the panel with Seymour and John. You were a gracious host and made it all easy. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of the event."


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