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2016 will see MUSEXPO Los Angeles celebrate 12 years of inspiration, imagination, creative business and networking that has been fostered for over a decade at this truly international event, which launched in Los Angeles in 2005 and has also been held in Europe and Australasia. The highly-respected “United Nations of Music” is set to take place April 17 - 20, 2016 at the historic and newly-renovated Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the original home of the Oscars.

MUSEXPO will host some of the most influential and inspiring music and media minds from around the globe, while also showcasing the crème de la crème of emerging U.S. and international talent during the evening showcases at SIR Studios Los Angeles.

Larry King Kevin Weatherly
The 12th annual MUSEXPO will also present its coveted “International Music Person of the Year” award to Kevin Weatherly, Sr. VP of Programming, CBS Radio and Program Director of the highly influential radio stations KROQ as well as JACK-FM (KCBS-FM) and AMP RADIO (KAMP-FM) in Los Angeles. In addition, Kevin will receive an official proclamation from the Mayor and the City of Los Angeles at MUSEXPO for his incredible contribution to the “City of Angels.”

Additionally, Legendary newsman and interviewer Larry King will once again moderate the opening global keynote featuring some of the world’s most visionary, inspiring and influential executives from the global music industry and sectors that connect with music.
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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 deals, as well as being launched on to the global stage as a result of their performance at the event. MUSEXPO has generated more outcomes for showcase artists than most other events worldwide relative to the amount of acts showcasing and actual outcomes.


MUSEXPO 2016 is only accepting showcase submissions through WorldArts and artists submitting must have an account set-up with WorldArts.

Submissions for MUSEXPO 2016 are now closed as of February 5, 2016. Click HERE to get more information on this years showcasing artists.


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Larry King

Host of Larry King Now On Hulu and Ora TV

Kevin Weatherly

Sr. VP/Programming, CBS Radio & Program Director, KROQ/JACK-FM/AMP RADIO Los Angeles

Neil Warnock

Head of Worldwide Music, United Talent Agency

Mike Knobloch

President, Film Music & Publishing, Universal Pictures

Alexandra Patsavas

Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision

Jens-Markus Wegener

Managing Director, Imagem Music Publishing (Germany)

Jimmy Kimmel

Host & Executive Producer, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Carson Daly

Host/Producer, "The Voice" & "Last Call with Carson Daly"/Morning Drive Host, KAMP Los Angeles

Ron Fair

President & Founder, Faircraft Music

Peter Szabo

SVP/Head of Music & US Ad Sales, Shazam

Seymour Stein

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sire Records

Joe Cuello

CCO, TuneCore

Kathy Spanberger

President/COO, peermusic

Peter Smidt

Founder & Creative Director, EuroSonic Noorderslag

Jay Cooper

Vice Chair, Global Media & Entertainment Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

A&R, Red Bull Records

Korda Marshall

Sr. VP BMG & President & Founder, Infectious Records

John Rubey

CEO, Fathom Events (AMC, Cinemark & Regal Cinemas)

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Dan Burt

Music Supervisor & Producer, JWT

Mio Vukovic

Sr. VP A&R / Head of Creative, Disney Music Group

Nic Harcourt

DJ, KCSN Los Angeles

Zach Katz

President, Music Publishing, BMG

Justin Medcraft

Global Senior Brand Manager, Smirnoff

Aton Ben-Horin

Global Director A&R, Warner Music Group

Sanken Sandqvist

MD, BMG Rights Management, Scandinavia AB

Jeff Fenster

Executive Vice President A&R, Warner Bros. Records

JT Griffith

Music Supervisor, Nike

David Renzer

Chairman, Spirit Music Group

Bruce Flohr

Chief Strategy Officer/EVP, Red Light Management; Partner, ATO Records; Partner, GreenLight Media and Marketing

Kenny MacPherson

President, Big Deal Music

Evan Lamberg

President, N. America, Universal Music Publishing Group

Mike Fink

Sr. Director Industry Relations, Pandora

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor, Saturday Music

Katie Welle

Vice President, A&R, RCA Records

Sanne Hagelsten

Founder & Partner, Zync Music Group

Kymberli Frueh

VP, Programming, Fathom Events (AMC, Cinemark & Regal Cinemas)

Sam Riback

Sr. Vice President A&R / Head of A&R, Atlantic Records

Sarah Webster

Founder, Saraswati Music Supervision

Jon Lieberberg

Manager, Roc Nation

Trygge Toven

Supervisor/Senior Coordinator Film Music, Format Entertainment; President/Music Supervisor, Vidsyn

Clotaire Buche

Founder, Junzi Arts (France)

Paul Menes

Co-Head Entertainment Practice/Principal Digital Media Practice, ADLI Law Group

Scott Burnell

Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, Ford Motor Company

Mamie Coleman

VP of Music & Production, FOX Broadcasting Company

Jonathan Daniel

Founder & Artist Manager, Crush Music

Marisa Baldi

Co-Founder, Zync Music

Chris Barton

Co-Founder, Shazam

Ralph Simon

CEO & Founder, Mobilium Global

Ben Weeden

COO, House of Blues, Ent't (A Live Nation Company)

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times India (India)

Mike Caren

CCO, Warner Music Group/CEO, Artist Publishing & Partner Groups

Rudy Chung

Music Supervisor, Hit The Ground Running

Jordan Berliant

Co-Founder, Revelation Management Group

Gary Calamar

President, Go! Music Services

Jason Fielding

CEO, The Sound Campaign

Marian Alexander Wolf

Director Int'l Writer Services, BMG U.S.

Larry Underwood

Founder & CEO, WorldArts

Jayson Won

Executive Creative Director & COO, WorldArts

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-President, Mom+Pop Records

Christopher Swope

SVP Strategic Alliances & Innovation – Media & Sponsorship, Live Nation Entertainment

Daniel Kuypers

Director Of Music, ENERGY BBDO

Mona Rübsamen

Co-Founder, M2M/GM & Program Director, Flux FM

Brandon Kitchen

Director A&R, Disney Music Group

Vincent "Tuff" Morgan

Director Pop & Urban, Peermusic

Milana Rabkin

Co-Founder & CEO, Stem

Sam Watters

Vice President A&R, Island Records

Marc Wilson

Director of A&R, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Tracey Trench

Owner/Producer, Tracey Trench Productions

Jon Pleeter

VP Concerts, ICM Partners

Kyle Hopkins

Head of Music Supervision, Xbox/Microsoft

Bobby Gumm

VP, Trailer Park

Byron Cooke

Presenter, SCA's Hit Network (Australia)

Andrew Gould

SVP Creative, BMG

John Boyle

Chief Growth Office & Interim CFO, Insomniac

Jenny Ring

Music Supervisor, Forsman & Bodenfors

PJ Bloom

Partner, Neophonic Music & Media

Rochelle Holguin

VP/Head of Creative Music Services, MTV/VH1/LOGO

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week (UK)

Steve Knill

EVP, Global Sports & Ent't Consulting, GMR Marketing

Emmanuel Legrand

U.S. Editor, Music Week

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry


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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
(Sr. VP BMG & Founder, 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
(Founder, Twin Music, Inc., 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
(CEO, Island 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 years...solutions 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 (Chief Strategy Officer/EVP, Red Light Management & Partner, GreenLight Media/ATO Records)

"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. "

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 / Deputy Programme Director, Radio X 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
(Co-Founder, Shazam)

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

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 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."

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, Red Light Management (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."

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."

Mark Wood
(Worldwide Manager, Imogen Heap)

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

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."

David Renzer
(Chairman, Spirit Music Group)

"Thanks you. MUSEXPO was good fun and the whole conference seemed very inspired. Well done!"

Fred Casimir
(Executive VP International Repertoire, BMG)

"Many thanks – it's been a great week at MUSEXPO. Many thanks for your support and your enthusiasm for music!"

John Rudolph
(Principal, Music Analytics)

"Everyone, thanks again for a wonderful MUSEXPO event. I look forward to the next one."

Jonathan Shalit
(Chairman, ROAR Global, UK)

"As always Sat a TRIUMPH! Many, many congratulations to you and your team. It’s an honour to know you and be part of your world. You are a pied piper. You bring people together in the most extra ordinary way. Kind regards as ever."

Carel Hoffman
(Founder, Hilltop Live Events, South Africa)

"The trip has been well worth it (probably one of the most fruitful) of all the conferences I do. You will definitely see us again and I will bring some of the rest of my team next time (project permitting). Thanks for the warm/open welcome, and be assured of our support of your endeavors."

Kathy Spanberger
"(President & COO, Anglo–American Region, Peermusic, US, Canada, UK & Australia)

– It’s always an honor to be a part of your MUSEXPO and to sit with such esteemed panelists."

Mamie Coleman
(Vice President, Music & Production, Fox On–Air Promo)

"Thank you for a wonderful day at MUSEXPO! You are one of my favorite family members and I’m so appreciative of your love and support! You are an amazing individual and congrats on another successful event!! You rock!"

Rebecca Rienks
(Music Supervisor, E! Entertainment/NBC Universal)

"Many thanks to you all – I have already found a bunch of great music from MUSEXPO, so I appreciate you including me!"

Rochelle Holguin
(Music Supervisor, MTV)

"Thank you guys so much for putting on an amazing event. I truly appreciate everything you do for the music industry. I was thrilled and honored to be part of MUSEXPO this year. I'm determined to get through all the great music I received (I know there are some gems in there!). And the friendships and relationships I have cultivated over the last few months have been invaluable to me."


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