musexpo speakers

Sir Lucian Grainge

Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group

Monte Lipman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records

Avery Lipman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records

Alan Ritchson

Actor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Smallville, Blue Mountain State)

Alexandra Patsavas

Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision

Alex da Kid

Grammy-winning producer & Founder, KIDinaKORNER

Amani Duncan

Sr. VP of Music, MTV

Andrea von Foerster

Music Supervisor, Firestarter Music

Andrew Kronfeld

Executive Vice President, Marketing, Universal Music Group

Arnold Peter

Founding Partner, Peter Law Group

Aton Ben-Horin

Global VP of A&R, Warner Music Group

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Bobby Gumm

VP of Music, Trailer Park

Carter Armstrong

Sr. VP of Film & TV, peermusic

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1 Xtra (UK)

Chris Woltman

Founder, Element1 Music (worldwide manager Twenty One Pilots)

Cliff Fluet

Partner, Digital Media & Brand Entertainment, Lewis Silkin LLP & Managing Director, "Eleven"

Craig Kallman

Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records

David Massey

President & CEO, Island Records

Emmanuel Legrand

U.S. Editor, Music Week

Gary Chen

General Manager & Co-Founder, Spotlite Media, Inc.

Ged Doherty

Movie Producer (Eye In The Sky, Loving, The Happy Prince)

Greg Hammer

Managing Director, Red Bull Records

Jaddan Comerford

Founder, UNIFIED (Vance Joy, Tash Sultana)

Jason Flom

CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing

Jason Jordan

Sr. VP of A&R, Republic Records

Jay Cooper

Shareholder & Founder, LA Entertainment Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLC

Jbeau Lewis

Music Agent, United Talent Agency

Jim Berk

CEO, PodcastOne

Jobst-Henning Neermann

Head of Marketing & Strategic Marketing, KBK Konzert-Künstleragentur GmbH (Germany)

Joe Belliotti

Head of Global Music Marketing, Coca-Cola

John Amato

President, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group

Jon Kraft

Interim CEO, MUMO/Chairman & Co-Founder, Thrively/Managing Partner, LiftOff

Jon Lieberberg

Manager, Roc Nation

Jon Pleeter

VP of Concerts, ICM Partners

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

VP of A&R, Red Bull Records

Leron Gubler

President & CEO, Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce

Luke Mitzman

Founder, 100 Management (manager Zane Lowe)

Mamie Coleman

VP of Music & Production, Fox Broadcasting Company

Mandar Thakur

Chief Operating Officer, Times Music (India)

Marc Wilson

Director of A&R, Warner/Chappell Music

Mark Beaven

Founder & Co-CEO, Advanced Alternative Media, Inc.

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week

Maureen Kenny

Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records

Mike Fink

Sr. Director of Industry Relations, Pandora

Mike Jbara


Mike Walsh

Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)

Mio Vukovic

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

Paramdeep Singh

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn

Paul I. Menes

Co-Head of Entertainment & Media, ADLI Law Group

Pete Ganbarg

Head of A&R, Atlantic Records Group

Peter Leak

Manager, Red Light Management

Pieter Viljoen

Assistant Editor, Rock Paper Scissors

Prashan Agarwal

COO, Gaana

Reynold D'Silva

Managing Director, Silva Screen Music Group

Rishi Shah

Founder/ CEO, RAVE Magazine

Ritch Esra

Publisher, Music Business Watch

Robin Jenssen

VP & General Manager, EKKO Music Rights Europe

Ron Bension

President, House of Blues Entertainment/Live Nation

Sam Kling

Sr. VP of Creative Operations, SESAC

Saugato Bhowmik

EVP & Business Head, Consumer Products & Integrated Network Solutions, Viacom 18 Live (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon)

Savan Kotecha


Scott Burnell

Global Lead, Bus Dev & Partner Mgmt. Ford Developer Program , Ford Motor Company

Seymour Stein

Co-Founder & Chairman, Sire Records & VP, Warner Bros Records

Shridar Subramaniam

President, Sony Music India & Middle East

Soham Mehta

Film Producer (Fatakra, Survivors, Awesome Asian Bad Guys)

Steve Knill

EVP of Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting, GMR Marketing

Steve Strange

Partner, X-ray Touring

Sunil Perkash

Movie Producer (Enchanted, S.A.L.T, Premonition)

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-President & Co-Owner, Mom+Pop Music

Thomas Golubić

Owner/Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision

Tim Ingham

Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide

Tom Hoppa

Director Artist Relations BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival / Latitude 38 Ent't & Co-Founder/Partner Highway 29 Ent't

Tracey Trench

Owner/Producer, Tracey Trench Productions

Tricia Holloway

Head of Music, Freeform

Vincent "Tuff" Morgan

Director Pop & Urban, Peermusic

Ward Hake

VP of TV Music, Twentieth Century FOX Television

William Simon

Global Sector Leader, Media & Entertainment, Korn Ferry

Yair Landau

Founder, Mass Animation

Zach Katz

President, Repertoire & Marketing, U.S., BMG



Element 1 Music

Chris Woltman has been in the music industry for over 25 years; starting his career booking bands while in college then as a college rep for Sony Music, he then climbed the corporate ladder at Columbia Records. After his successful years at Columbia, Chris moved to SVP Rock Music for RCA Records. During his major-label career, Chris was involved in setting up and executing marketing, promotion and brand strategies for a broad spectrum of notable artists including Alice In Chains, the Offspring, System of a Down, Train and Maroon 5, to name just a few.

Ready for a new challenge, Chris went independent and opened Element 1, a label and management company that focuses on artist/partner brand-centric development. To date, Element 1 as a label has sold over one million records and as a management company oversees every aspect of management for a number of artists, most notably multi-Platinum rock act Twenty One Pilots--one of the music industry's most defining global artist development stories of recent times.