MUSEXPO EUROPE 2010
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MUSEXPO EUROPE 2010 COMES TO LONDON

The 3rd annual MUSEXPO Europe will take place in London, England June 14-15, 2010 at The Cumberland Hotel. Once again, the confab will bring together some of the most influential executives from around the world who are shaping the future of the global music business as well as provide a perfect setting for creative and business networking opportunities, as well as a smorgasbord of top emerging international talent.

This year’s event will host numerous artists from three continents and welcome delegates from two dozen countries on five continents. Just added to the already stellar lineup of participants at this year’s event are Virgin Records President Shabs Jobanputra; Slicethepie and SoundOut CEO David Courtier-Dutton; Sr. VP International Roadrunner Records, Holland Wally Van Middendorp, Partner, SSB, Sarah Stennett (manager Sugababes); VP Int'l A&R, Atlantic Records, Paul Samuels; Managing Director, Believe Digital UK, Stephen King and Managing Partner, Nettwerk One Music Blair McDonald, who will join other leading chairmen, CEOs, presidents and managing directors of leading companies from five continents at this year’s event.

MUSEXPO EUROPE 2010 NEWS

The 3rd annual MUSEXPO Europe kicks off in two weeks, June 14-15 at The Cumberland Hotel in the heart of London, England. The confab will bring together some of the most influential executives from around the world who are shaping the future of the global music business. This year’s event will host numerous artists from three continents and welcome delegates from two dozen countries on five continents. As always, MUSEXPO focuses on the music first and business is a natural second. “MUSEXPO has always been about those who discover and develop music and those who are helping shape the future of the global music business in a positive and inspiring manner,” says A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO Founder Sat Bisla.

MUSEXPO Europe organizers intend to keep the event intimate, inspiring and informative; after all, this year’s theme is “inspiration and innovation.” The event will retain a similar ethos to the A&R Worldwide networking dinners started back in 2001, which have inspired many other conferences around the world and are the foundation of what MUSEXPO’s ideology is all about. MUSEXPO Europe brings together executives from the music, media and technology sectors from both within the US and abroad in a personal, interactive and forward–thinking manner. With many A&R, media, live and publishing executives from around the world attending this year’s MUSEXPO Europe, the expectations are high for many acts to walk away with tangible outcomes, as well as post-event success, thanks to the development foundation already in place for many of the showcasing artists. In addition, executives attending the event are in for a treat as the diversity of global attendees and companies to network and do business with are the strongest since MUSEXPO Europe launched back in 2008.

Besides the many great panels already confirmed for this year’s event, the recent addition of an intimate conversation between renowned UK music industry executive Jonathan Shalit, Chairman, ROAR Group and Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment & Comedy, ITV is sure to provide an insightful look at the marriage of music and TV. Shalit tells A&R Worldwide, “Television is the most powerful tool in breaking new music and revitalizing careers. ITV's Director of Entertainment Elaine Bedell, who oversees all of Britain's biggest commercial broadcaster's entertainmnet output including X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, The BRITS, Classical BRITS and An Audience With, is sure to provide some great insight to the global music industry on successful music-driven programming on TV. Having previously been the Controller of Entertainment at the BBC, Elaine Bedell is uniquely positioned to discuss how Britain’s Music Industry can work with Television.”

Some of the innovative mindsets just added to the already impressive lineup at MUSEXPO Europe in London, England include: George Ergatoudis – Head of Music Policy, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra; Feargal Sharkey – CEO, UK Music; Jessica Koravos – Managing Director, AEG Live; Nick Gatfield – President New Music, EMI N. America, UK & Ireland; Rob McDermott – Partner, The Collective (worldwide manager Linkin Park); Caroline Elleray – Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Jim Chancellor – Managing Director, Fiction Records & Rockford Management; Nick Raphael – President, Epic Records; Ron Spaulding – President, Fontana Distribution.

George Ergatoudis Jessica Koravos Nick Gatfield Caroline Elleray Nick Raphael Ron Spaulding

Some of the innovative mindsets just added to the already impressive lineup at MUSEXPO Europe in London, England include: George Ergatoudis – Head of Music Policy, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra; Feargal Sharkey – CEO, UK Music; Jessica Koravos – Managing Director, AEG Live; Nick Gatfield – President New Music, EMI N. America, UK & Ireland; Rob McDermott – Partner, The Collective (worldwide manager Linkin Park); Caroline Elleray – Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Jim Chancellor – Managing Director, Fiction Records & Rockford Management; Nick Raphael – President, Epic Records; Ron Spaulding – President, Fontana Distribution.

Jonathan Shalit Elaine Bedell Colin Lester Ralph Simon Oleg Fomenko Julie Horton

Ted Cockle – Co-President, Island Records; Jonathan Shalit – Chairman, ROAR Group; Elaine Bedell – Director of Entertainment & Comedy, ITV; Bruce Garfield – President and Founder, Monster Management (Girls Aloud); Cerne Canning – Supervision Management (Franz Ferdinand); Colin Lester – Founder, CLM Entertainment (Craig David); Danny Rogers – Partner, Lunatic Entertainment (The Temper Trap); Rob Swerdlow – Director, Starwood Management (The Kooks); Ulysses Hüppauff – Founder, Halbe Miete Mgmt, Germany (Apocalyptica); Jon Webster – Chairman, Music Managers Forum (MMF); Ralph Simon – CEO, The Mobilium International Advisory Group/Chairman Emeritus & Founder, Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas; Cliff Fluet – Partner, Media, Brands & Technology, Lewis Silkin, LLP; Morgan Donoghue – Head of Music, Vodafone Group Services; Oleg Fomenko – Founder/CEO, mflow; Tom Bywater – Founder/CEO, Power Amp; Alisdair George - Director, Edge Investment Management; Jeremy Lascelles – CEO, Chrysalis Music Group; Julie Horton – Executive Vice President, Realsongs;

Jeremy Lascelles Clive Dickens Steve Knill Björn Teske Thomas Scherer

Rakesh Sanghvi – Managing Director, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Rudy Holzhauer - Founder, Progressive Publishing; Tony Moss – Managing Director, BMG Rights Management; Stephen Navin – President, Music Publishers Association; Emmanuel Legrand – Music Journalist & Consultant; Clive Dickens – COO, Absolute Radio; Matthias Matuschik – Program Director, Bayern 3 Radio; Mike Walsh – Head of Music, Xfm Radio Network; Paul Williams – Editor, Music Week; Safta Jaffrey, Managing Director, Taste Music; Robert Ashcroft – Chief Executive, PRS for Music; Steve Knill – President, The Radiate Group; Dominic Caisley – Director, Strategy & New Business, Platinum Rye; Kenneth Chen – Director, Phase 1 Events (India); Kyle Hopkins – Music Supervisor, Xbox/Microsoft Acquisitions; Jack Horner – Founder/Creative Director, Frukt; Björn Teske – Managing Director, Deville Schober – CEO, Brainstorm Marketing Corp.; Henning Wehland – CEO BLX Music & Entertainment; Thomas Scherer – International Repertoire, BMG Rights Management; Kai Kirchhoff – Program Director, Yavido TV; Greg Parmley – Editor, IQ Magazine; Barry Dickins – Co-Founder, ITB; Martin Elbourne – Booking Agent, Glastonbury/The Great Escape; Jason Carter – Editor, BBC Radio 1 Live Music, BBC 1Xtra Live Music & BBC Introducing; Alex Jones-Donelly – Director, Tear The Roof Off Media; Toby Leighton-Pope – Booking Agent, LiveNation and Ben Turner – Founder, Graphite Media / Co-Founder, AIF (Association of Independent Festivals).

ONE OF PHIL SPECTOR’S LAST RECORDINGS TO BE UNVEILED “LIVE” AT MUSEXPO EUROPE IN LONDON

Hargo
One of the last songs ever recorded by the legendary “Wall of Sound” producer Phil Spector (The Beatles, John Lennon) with unsigned San Diego, CA-based artist Hargo, “Crying for John Lennon,” will be performed live for the very first time in England at MUSEXPO Europe. The song will be performed by Hargo during a special industry-only showcase on Monday, June 14 at The Cumberland Hotel.

The song originally appeared on Hargo’s self-released album In Your Eyes, but on a visit to Spector’s mansion for an interview for the John Lennon tribute movie Strawberry Fields, Hargo played Spector the song and asked him to produce it. Spector and former Paul McCartney drummer Graham Ward produced it in the classic Wall of Sound style on nights after Spector’s first murder trial.

Hargo, who is currently unsigned, has captured a lot of early interest in the US and India (he is currently writing and recording a song for an upcoming Bollywood blockbuster) thanks to his stellar songwriting and mesmerizing live performances. Leslie Fram, Program Director of the influential New York City radio station WRXP 101.9FM, recently stated, “Listening to a crate of new music one day I came across an unsigned California-based artist whose music struck a chord with me. Hargo’s introspective songwriting and sound is the kind of music that can have a lasting affect on people. I hope the world will come to know Hargo.”

Hargo is performing a special show at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, May 23 at 8.00PM. For more information, log on to www.myspace.com/hargogroup, or contact info@anrworldwide.com.

MUSEXPO EUROPE 2010 ATTRACTS KEY PLAYERS TO LONDON

The third annual MUSEXPO Europe will take place in the heart of London, England at The Cumberland Hotel June 14-15, 2010 and will bring together some of the most influential creative and business mindsets from the music, media and technology sectors from across Europe and the world. In addition, the event which showcased The Temper Trap, which led to them securing their UK and European deal with Korda Marshall, President, Infectious Records (UK & Europe) back in 2008, will showcase some of the best emerging talent from around the world at the famous Borderline Club in London.

MUSEXPO Europe will bring together key influencers from the A&R, publishing, live, broadcast media, management, digital/mobile, sync and consumer brands arenas as well as spotlighting the importance of one of the world’s most important music markets, Germany, with a special forum titled “Germany Calling.”

Already confirmed for this year’s event are Nick Gatfield – President New Music North America, UK and Ireland, EMI; Barry Dickins – Co-Founder, ITB; Nick Raphael – Managing Director, Epic Records; George Ergatoudis – Head of Music, BBC Radio One & 1 Xtra; Ron Spaulding – President, Fontana Distribution (USA); Jessica Koravos - Managing Director, AEG Live (UK); Rob McDermott – Partner, The Collective (worldwide manager of Linkin Park); Kyle Hopkins – Head of Music Supervision, Xbox – Microsoft Media Acquisitions; Jeremy Lascelles - CEO, Chrysalis Music Group; Oleg Fomenko – CEO, mflow; Ralph Simon – CEO, The Mobilium International Advisory Group and Chairman Emeritus & Founder of the Mobile Ent’t Forum – Americas; Björn Teske – Managing Director, DEAG (Germany); Tony Moss – Managing Director, BMG Rights Management (UK); Colin Lester – CEO, CLM Entertainment; Jonathan Shalit – Chairman, ROAR Group; Martin Elbourne – Booking Agent, Glastonbury/The Great Escape; Clive Dickens – Chief Operating Officer, TIML; Caroline Elleray – Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Mike Walsh – Music Director, Xfm Radio Network; Cliff Fluet – Partner, Media, Brands and Technology, Lewis Silkin; Louis Castle – CEO, InstantAction (US); Tom Bywater - Founder/CEO, Power Amp; Ulysses Hüppauff – Founder, Halbe Miete Mgmt, Germany (worldwide manager Apocalyptica); Danny Rogers – Partner, Lunatic Entertainment (worldwide manager The Temper Trap); Cerne Canning – Supervision Management (Franz Ferdinand); Jason Flom – President, Lava Records (Universal); Deville Schober – CEO, Brainstorm Marketing Corp. (Germany); Henning Wehland – CEO, BLX Music & Entertainment Ltd. (Germany); Matthias Mattuschek – Program Director, Bayern 3 Radio (Germany); Rudy Holzhauer –Founder, Progressive Publishing (Germany).

Thomas Scherer – International Repertoire, BMG Rights Management (Germany); Vita Kai Kirchhoff – Program Director, Yavido TV (Germany); Jason Carter – Editor, BBC Radio 1 Live Music, BBC 1Xtra Live Music & BBC Introducing; Toby Leighton-Pope – Booking Agent, LiveNation; Ben Turner – Founder, Graphite Media/Co-Founder, AIF (Association of Independent Festivals); Steve Knill – President, The Radiate Group (US); Bruce Garfield – President & Founder, Monster Management; Julie Horton – Executive Vice President, Realsongs (US); Morgan Donoghue – Head of Music, Vodafone Group Services; Ajax Scott – Founder, Woodshed Media; Kim Stephens, A&R, Virgin US; Safta Jaffrey – Managing Director, Taste Music; Emmanuel Legrand – Journalist and many others to be announced in the coming days.

With hundreds of A&R, publishing, booking, film/TV synch licensing executives, press/media and more from around the world attending this year’s MUSEXPO Europe, the expectations are high for many acts to walk away with tangible outcomes, as well as post-signing success, thanks to the development foundation already in place for many of the showcasing artists. In addition, executives attending the event are in for a treat as the diversity of global attendees and companies to network and do business with remains very qualitative.

MUSEXPO Europe Returns To London, England!

The third annual MUSEXPO Europe will take place in the heart of London, England at The Cumberland Hotel June 14-15, 2010 and will bring together some of the most influential creative and business mindsets from the music, media and technology sectors from across Europe and the world. In addition, the event which showcased The Temper Trap, which led to them securing their UK and European deal with Korda Marshall, President, Infectious Records (UK & Europe) back in 2008, will once again feature some of the best emerging talent from around the world at the famous Borderline Club in London.

MUSEXPO Europe and its conference team intend to keep the event intimate, inspiring and informative as always. The event will retain a similar ethos to the A&R Worldwide networking dinners started back in 2001, which are the foundation of MUSEXPO and the inspiration for what MUSEXPO’s ideology is all about. MUSEXPO brings together executives from the music, media and technology sectors from both within the UK and int’l community in a personal, interactive and forward-thinking manner. In addition, the conference has organized a stellar lineup of showcasing artists! With hundreds of A&R, publishing, booking, film/TV synch licensing executives, press/media and more from around the world attending this year’s MUSEXPO Europe, the expectations are high for many acts to walk away with tangible outcomes, as well as post-signing success, thanks to the development foundation already in place for many of the showcasing artists. In addition, executives attending the event are in for a treat as the diversity of global attendees and companies to network and do business with remains very qualitative.

Already confirmed for this year’s event are Nick Gatfield – President New Music North America, UK and Ireland, EMI; Barry Dickins – Co-Founder, ITB; Nick Raphael – Managing Director, Epic Records; George Ergatoudis – Head of Music, BBC Radio One & 1 Xtra; Ron Spaulding – President, Fontana Distribution (USA); Jessica Koravos - Managing Director, AEG Live (UK); Rob McDermott – Partner, The Collective (worldwide manager of Linkin Park); Kyle Hopkins – Head of Music Supervision, Xbox – Microsoft Media Acquisitions; Jeremy Lascelles - CEO, Chrysalis Music Group; Oleg Fomenko – CEO, mflow; Ralph Simon – CEO, The Mobilium International Advisory Group and Chairman Emeritus & Founder of the Mobile Ent’t Forum – Americas; Björn Teske – Managing Director, DEAG (Germany); Tony Moss – Managing Director, BMG Rights Management (UK); Colin Lester – CEO, CLM Entertainment; Jonathan Shalit – Chairman, ROAR Group; Martin Elbourne – Booking Agent, Glastonbury/The Great Escape; Clive Dickens – Chief Operating Officer, TIML; Caroline Elleray – Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Mike Walsh – Music Director, Xfm Radio Network; Cliff Fluet – Partner, Media, Brands and Technology, Lewis Silkin; Bruce Garfield – President & Founder, Monster Management; Ajax Scott – Founder, Woodshed Media; Kim Stephens, A&R Virgin US; Ulysses Hüppauff – Founder, Halbe Miete Mgmt, Germany (worldwide manager Apocalyptica); Deville Schober – President/Founder, Brainzone (Germany); Emmanuel Legrand – Journalist; and many others to be announced in the coming days.

MUSEXPO Europe Returns To London, England!

Following six successful years of the event based in West Hollywood, California, MUSEXPO has once again taken its conference global. MUSEXPO Europe will take place June 14 – 15, 2010 in the heart of London, England at The Cumberland Hotel yards away from London’s Marble Arch and other historic landmarks.

The format of the conference, as well as the hosted executive networking breakfasts, lunches, tea breaks and cocktail sessions will remain at the heart of the event, followed each evening by MUSEXPO’s infamous live showcases by up-and-coming artists, taking place in London’s premiere venues.

The event has attracted hundreds of the most influential music, media and technology executives from 30+ countries across four continents and hosted speakers as diverse as Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Ged Doherty, BBC Radio 1 Head of Music George Ergatoudis, Managing Director Sony/ATV UK  Rakesh Sanghvi, Founder Big Beat Management Jazz Summers, BBC Radio 2 Head of Music Jeff Smith, Founder Chop Shop Music (Grey’s Anatomy, Twilight: New Moon) Alex Patsavas, Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing EA Games Steve Schnur, Co-Founder/Managing Director Int’l Talent Booking Barry Dickins, Co-President Island Records (UK) Ted Cockle, President Columbia Records (UK) Mike Smith, DJ BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe, A&R Director, Sony Music (Germany) Björn Teske, President, EMI Music Publishing UK & President European Creative Guy Moot and many others...

We’re also going to build on the music showcase foundations established in previous years.  Past acts have included the Temper Trap (who were signed to Korda Marhsall’s Infectious Records after he saw them perform at MUSEXPO Europe 2008) and thecocknbullkid, who were also unsigned at the time, but have now gone on to ink a deal with Moshi Moshi/Island respectively, while MUSEXPO Europe has also provided platforms for hotly-tipped newcomers like Laura Izibor (Atlantic), Datarock (Nettwerk), Frankmusik (Island), and Meiko (Myspace Records).
If you’re interested in having your band play MUSEXPO Europe 2010, click here to find out how to submit via our partner SonicBids.
Sponsorship and media partnerships are available, so if you’re interested in pushing your brand message in front of an audience of key international tastemakers and decision makers, please contact Sat Bisla sat@anrworldwide.com +1 323.782.0770.

Past partners have included, Nokia Music, EA Games, PRS for Music, Getty Images, Queensland, MATIvision, slicethepie, Sonicbids, Phase Five NZ On Air, Relentless Energy Drink, NME Radio, Sonicbids, GoNorth, and Music Export Finland.
For hotel and registration details regarding MUSEXPO Europe, please contact:Sara Kinne at sara@anrworldwide.com.
We’re excited to be returning to London, England again (after we’ve got MUSEXPO in Los Angeles out of the way, of course) and we know this will be another great event, networking opportunity and continued connection for the global entertainment community who are serious about generating creative and business opportunities.

See you in London!
The MUSEXPO Team