Musexpo 2011


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The 7th annual independent MUSEXPO kicks off next week (May 1-4, 2011) at its new location at the W Hotel Hollywood in Los Angeles. The confab, which is created by true and passionate music fans, 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 those looking to engage with creative opportunities and business in an international marketplace. Hundreds of US and international executives and companies will unite over the four-day MUSEXPO experience. The event is a must attend for anyone looking to engage with business and creative opportunities worldwide!

This year’s event will host 32 artists from 14 countries and welcome delegates from three 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/President Sat Bisla.

MUSEXPO LA 2011 has confirmed hundreds of executives and companies from countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Indonesia, France, Holland, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Portugal, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Switzerland and many others.


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Sonic Bids
Official Artist submissions for MUSEXPO 2011 please apply via Sonicbids.

Previously unsigned Artists who have showcased at MUSEXPO and had immediate outcomes include Soshy (Sony Music Intl), Evermore (Sire Records/Warner Music), The Dares (Jive Records), Pilot Speed (Wind-Up), Goldenhorse (FKP Scorpio, Germany), Bloodpit (SonyBMG, Germany), Shifter (Boo! Management Hillary Duff), The Temper Trap (Infectious Records), Dead Letter Circus (Warner Bros.) and The Infadels (Pontiac car commercial in Canada) to name a few.


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Troy Carter

Founder, Chairman/CEO Atom Factory (worldwide manager Lady Gaga)

Joe Belliotti

Director, Global Entertainment, Coca-Cola

Martin Kierszenbaum

Chairman of Cherrytree Records, President of A&R, Pop & Rock, Interscope Records & President of International Operations for Interscope Geffen A&M

Ron Fair

Chairman/CEO, Geffen Records

Steve Schnur

Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing , EA Games & President, Artwerk Music Publishing

Jason Carter

Editor, BBC Radio 1 Live Music, BBC 1Xtra Live Music & BBC Introducing (UK)

Marty Diamond

Head Talent Booker, Paradigm Agency (Coldplay, Black Eyed-Peas)

Alex Patsavas

Founder/Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music Supervision

Seymour Stein

Co-Founder Sire Records Group & VP Warner Bros. Records

Chris Scaddan

Manager, Triple J Radio (Australia)

Michael Chugg

Founder, Chugg Entertainment

Daniel Glass

President, Glassnote Entertainment

Jeff Castelez

Co-Founder and CEO, Dangerbird and the Pablove Foundation

Ron Spaulding

President, Fontana Distribution

Tim Riley

VP, Music Affairs, Activision / Blizzard (USA)

Gary Calamar

Founder, Go Music Supervision ("House," "True Blood")

PJ Bloom

Founding Partner, Neophonic (Music Supervisor, "Glee")

Carter Armstrong

Sr. Vice President, Warner Bros. Pictures

Sarah Stennett

Partner, Stennett & Spraggon Solicitors (manager Jessie J)

Josh Deutsch

Chairman/CEO, Downtown Music

Alicen Schneider

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

Stephen Knill

President Music & Entertainment, The Radiate Group

Richard Glasser

Executive in Charge of Music Film/TV, The Weinstein Company

Alex Hackford

A&R - SCEA, Sony Playstation

Lucas Keller

Manager, The Collective

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times Music (India)

David Jones

Exec. VP, Shazam Entertainment

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Business Registry

Jeffrey Jampol

President, JAM Inc.

Ty Roberts

Sr. VP and Chief Technology Officer, Gracenote

Nic Harcourt

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

Scott Igoe

Music Talent Booker and Segment Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jordan Berliant

Partner, The Collective Music Group

JT Griffith

Music Supervisor, Nike

Victor Murgatroyd

President of Perezcious Music (Perez Hiltons music company)

Lee Stimmel

Executive Vice President Marketing, Epic Records

Larry LeBlanc

Sr. Writer, CelebrityAccess

Daryl Berg

Director of Music, FUEL TV

Tom Windish

President, The Windish Agency

Vijay Nair

Co-Founder, Only Much Louder (India)

David "Beno" Benveniste

Founder, Velvet Hammer Music & Management Group

Craig Kallman

Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records Group

Dan MacCarroll

President Capitol & Virgin Records (USA)

Gary Chen

Chairman/CEO, Top 100/Orca Digital (China)

Steve Corn

CEO, BFM Digital

Jay Cooper

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

Billy Mann

President of Creative, BMG North America

Justin Kalifowitz

President, Downtown Music Publishing

Owen Sloane

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

Cybele Pettus

Sr. Music Supervisor, EA Games

Annabel Rawson

Global Brand Director, Smirnoff Experience

Tracy McKnight

Head of Film Music, Lionsgate

John L. Reese

Founder/President, Synergy Global Entertainment and Freeze Artist Management

Rick Zeiler

Director Strategic Marketing, Sidney Frank Importing

Stephen Knill

President Music & Entertainment, The Radiate Group

Chris Douridas

Film Music Supervisor, Radio Host / Program Director KCRW-FM / Eclectic24

John Katovsich

Sr. Director of Music, FUEL TV

David Clark

General Manager, Fuse TV

Adam Zammit

CEO, Peer Group Media (Australia)

Andrew Phillips

Group Programme Director, ABC Radio Darwin (Australia)

Anthony Saleh

Vice-President & General Manager, Atom Factory

Benji Rogers

CEO, Pledge Music

Bruce Flohr

Partner, ATO Records / Red Light Management

Dan Burt

Music Supervisor/Producer, JWT

Ester Dean

Artist/Producer, Zone 4/Interscope Records

Evan Bogart

Founder, Boardwalk Ent't Group (songwriter for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Usher, etc.)

Ian Montone

President, Monotone Management

Ian Rogers

CEO, TopSpin

Jaunique Sealey

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Atom Digital

Jim McKinnon

Managing Director, Team Trick (Australia)

Jody Gerson

Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Kathy Spanberger

President & COO, Anglo-American Region, Peermusic (US, Canada, UK & Australia)

Kelly G

Senior Director, Music Programming, BET

Kyle Hopkins

Head of Music Supervision, Xbox/Microsoft Media Acquisitions, USA

Lisa Bennett

President Entertainment 360

Martin Elbourne

Talent Buyer & Co-Promoter, Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape (UK)

Max Tolkoff

Media Consultant, XPDP

Michael Smith

Chief Executive Officer, The Playlist Generation

Oum Pradutt

Founder & Managing Director, Phase 1 Events & Ent't Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Paul Craig

Sr. Vice President, Artist Partnerships (Warner Music, UK)

Paul Stewart

Co-Partner, Atom Factory Music Licensing

Randall Grimmett

- Executive Vice President, ASCAP

Rebekah Campbell

Managing Director, (Australia/New Zealand)

Robert Campbell

Director of Marketing, Atom Factory

Tim Westergren

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora

Milun Tesovic

Founder and CTO, MetroLyrics

Rob Scott

Managing Director, Sandcastle Music

Mamie Coleman

VP of Music & Production, Fox

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Fredrik Ekander

Co-Founder/CEO, Cosmos Music Group

Colin Lester

Chief Executive Officer, Twenty First Artists

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W Hotel
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, California

musexpo endorsements

Dave Holmes
(Founder, 3D Management) (Coldplay, Interpol, Scissor Sisters)

"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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