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MUSEXPO’s 13th edition of its flagship Los Angeles is fast approaching, bringing with it a reimagined program that includes a focus on India, a unique approach to synch through its “Meet The Film Producers & Creatives” forum and more. Amidst the sessions focused on the evolving aspects of the music and media sectors, MUSEXPO’s core focus still revolves around the art of A&R as it once again brings together some of the most successful, innovative and inspiring A&R minds in the world.
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A&R remains the lifeblood and nucleus of the global music industry. Without great songs and artists, there is no music business. As our ecosystem continues to evolve with changing consumption platforms, data/metrics, revenue streams and more, A&R only continues to grow in importance, especially as social, digital and mobile arenas fuel the increasingly over stimulated consumer. MUSEXPO 2017 will provide delegates with a diverse cross-section of experience and insight into the art of A&R â€“ Artists & Repertoire, Artists & Relationships and Artists & Revenue!
Joining MUSEXPO’s various A&R and creative focused activities are included: Alex da Kid - Grammy-winning producer & Founder, KIDinaKORNER; Aton Ben-Horin - Global VP of A&R, Warner Music Group; Avery Lipman - Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Craig Kallman - Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records; Jason Flom - CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing; Jason Jordan - Sr. VP of A&R, Republic Records; Maureen Kenny - Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records; Mio Vukovic - Sr. VP of A&R/Head of Creative, Disney Music Group; Monte Lipman - Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Pete Ganbarg - Head Of A&R, Atlantic Records Group; Robin Jenssen - VP & General Manager, EKKO Music Rights (Sweden); Savan Kotecha - writer/producer (The Weeknd, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry); Seymour Stein - Co-Founder & Chairman, Sire Records & VP, Warner Bros Records; Shridhar Subramaniam - President India & Middle East, Sony Music Entertainment; Thaddeus Rudd - Co-President & Co-Owner, Mom+Pop Music; Vincent “Tuff” Morgan - Director of Pop & Urban, peermusic; Zach Katz - President, Repertoire & Marketing, U.S., BMG; and many others to be unveiled soon.
musexpo confirmed speakers
Sir Lucian Grainge
Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group
Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records
Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records
Actor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Smallville, Blue Mountain State)
Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision
Alex da Kid
Grammy-winning producer & Founder, KIDinaKORNER
Sr. VP of Music, Music, MTV
Andrea von Foerster
Music Supervisor, Firestarter Music
Executive Vice President, Marketing, Universal Music Group
Founding Partner, Peter Law Group
Global VP of A&R, Warner Music Group
Controller, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
VP of Music, Trailer Park
Sr. VP of Film & TV, peermusic
Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1 Xtra (UK)
Founder, Element1 Music (worldwide manager Twenty One Pilots)
Partner, Digital Media & Brand Entertainment, Lewis Silkin LLP & Managing Director, "Eleven"
Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records
President & CEO, Island Records
U.S. Editor, Music Week
General Manager & Co-Founder, Spotlite Media, Inc.
Movie Producer (Eye In The Sky, Loving, The Happy Prince
Managing Director, Red Bull Records
Founder, UNIFIED (Vance Joy, Tash Sultana)
CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing
Sr. VP of A&R, Republic Records
Shareholder & Founder, LA Entertainment Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLC
Music Agent, United Talent Agency
Head of Marketing & Strategic Marketing, KBK Konzert-Künstleragentur GmbH (Germany)
Head of Global Music Marketing, Coca-Cola
President, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group
Interim CEO, MUMO/Chairman & Co-Founder, Thrively/Managing Partner, LiftOff
Manager, Roc Nation
VP of Concerts, ICM Partners
Kenny "Tick" Salcido
VP of A&R, Red Bull Records
President & CEO, Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce
Founder, 100 Management (manager Zane Lowe)
VP of Music & Production, Fox Broadcasting Company
Chief Operating Officer, Times Music (India)
Director of A&R, Warner/Chappell Music
Founder & Co-CEO, Advanced Alternative Media, Inc.
Editor, Music Week
Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records
Sr. Director of Industry Relations, Pandora
Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)
Sr. VP of A&R & Head Of Creative, Disney Music Group
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn
Paul I. Menes
Co-Head of Entertainment & Media, ADLI Law Group
Head of A&R, Atlantic Records Group
Manager, Red Light Management
Assistant Editor, Rock Paper Scissors
Managing Director, Silva Screen Music Group
Founder/ CEO, RAVE Magazine
Publisher, Music Business Watch
VP & General Manager, EKKO Music Rights Europe
President, House of Blues Entertainment/Live Nation
Sr. VP of Creative Operations, SESAC
EVP & Business Head, Consumer Products & Integrated Network Solutions, Viacom 18 Live (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon)
Global Lead, Bus Dev & Partner Mgmt. Ford Developer Program , Ford Motor Company
Co-Founder & Chairman, Sire Records & VP, Warner Bros Records
President, Sony Music India & Middle East
Film Producer (Fatakra, Survivors, Awesome Asian Bad Guys)
EVP of Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting, GMR Marketing
Partner, X-ray Touring
Movie Producer (Enchanted, S.A.L.T, Premonition)
Co-President & Co-Owner, Mom+Pop Music
Owner/Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision
Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide
Director Artist Relations BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival / Latitude 38 Ent't & Co-Founder/Partner Highway 29 Ent't
Owner/Producer, Tracey Trench Productions
Head of Music, Freeform
Vincent "Tuff" Morgan
Director Pop & Urban, Peermusic
VP of TV Music, TV Music, Twentieth Century FOX Television
Global Sector Leader, Media & Entertainment, Korn Ferry
Founder, Mass Animation
President, Repertoire & Marketing, U.S., BMG
(Founder, 3D Management)
"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."
(Chairman, Sire Records
"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."
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!"
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."
(Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records)
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."
(Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, 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."
(President, Mercury Records, US)
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."
(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."
(President Onkyo China)
"Thanks again for your fantastic hospitality.
I was impressed with both the organization and caliber of attendees."
(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 (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. "
(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."
(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."
(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!"
(Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google)
"It was fantastic to see you and participate in your conference. Thanks
for inviting me! I really enjoyed it."
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."
"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!"
"Just a quick note to say THANK YOU
so much for yet again a great MUSEXPO"
in Residence, Benchmark Capital)
"Thank you again for having me to the
MUSEXPO conference--I really enjoyed it."
Director, Liverpool Sound City)
"Firstly congratulations on what I
thought was a great MUSEXPO event."
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!"
(Founder, The Edge
"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."
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."
"I enjoyed the MUSEXPO conference yesterday
and look forward to seeing you this evening."
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."
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."
(Head of Music,
BBC Radio 2)
"Thank you so much for the invite and
an excellent MUSEXPO, which people are speaking very highly of."
(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."
"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.'"
"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."
"Great MUSEXPO--you've done a fantastic
Artist Development Manager, Academy of Contemporary Music & Global
"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."
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."
"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
(Founder & CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group)
"Thank YOU. MUSEXPO was an exhilarating, educational and wonderful music conference!!"
(Entrepreneur, Former Worldwide Chairman & CEO Universal Music Publishing)
"Thanks you. MUSEXPO was good fun and the whole conference seemed very inspired. Well done!"
(Sr. VP European Repertoire, & Managing Director Germany, BMG Rights Management)
"Many thanks – it's been a great week at MUSEXPO. Many thanks for your support and your enthusiasm for music!"
(Principal, Music Analytics)
"Everyone, thanks again for a wonderful MUSEXPO event. I look forward to the next one."
(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."
(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."
"(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."
(President & Founder, Kool Management, Germany)
"Thank you so much for your great hospitality and your introduction to so many good people. I really enjoyed my trip to LA and I am very sure everyone else did as well. It was very impressive seeing how much hard work you and your team put into your “baby” and how great it is working now. The way you are setting–up and taking care of your network is a guiding light for me. I hope we all get together soon for the first MUSEXPO Europe in Germany. You will have my support for sure!"
(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!"
(VP Artist Services, Warner Music, UK)
"Awesome event! Congratulations on another great year!"
(Founder, Menes Law PC)
"As usual, I thought the conference was very well–organized, the panels useful and timely and the music and hangs great. Great job! See you soon."
(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!"
(Principal – EON Media, Australasia)
"It’s pretty hard to express how much I enjoyed your two conferences in L.A. last week. As someone who used to work in the ad industry, I can really appreciate how much work, long hours, stress and ultimately thoroughly professional organization went into making your two events such a brilliant success. You are a true professional and I was very proud to be part of the Worldwide Radio Summit and MUSEXPO. I am also proud to count you as a friend and to feel part of your A&R Worldwide family."
(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."
(President, Sony Entertainment Network)
"Thanks for including me as a part of MUSEXPO and the keynote panel. It was a lot of fun."
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