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MUSEXPO 2018 REVEALS FIRST ROUND OF INDUSTRY LEADERS TO JOIN LOS ANGELES PROGRAM

MUSEXPO will return for the 14th edition of its flagship Los Angeles event to the W Hotel Hollywood from April 29th - May 1st 2018. Additionally, 2018’s conference in Hollywood marks MUSEXPO’s 20th global edition of the world’s leading international music and media conference and showcase event, which has been hosted in N. America, Europe and Australasia since its inception back in 2005.

MUSEXPO 2018 has also revealed that the global music business will recognize BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 as this year’s recipient for its esteemed and globally recognized annual “International Music Icon of the Year” award, being presented during a special awards luncheon event at the W Hotel Hollywood on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018. This is a first-ever for a global broadcast multi-media entity and honors the radio station’s invaluable and exceptional contributions to the communications business and to the worldwide music community over the past 50 years.

The event has already confirmed a number of highly influential and inspiring executives who are leaders in their respective fields including: Arnold Peter - Founding Partner, Peter Law Group; Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network; Chris Price - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra; Janine Scalise Boyd - VP, Music, Creative & Business Affairs, Starz; Jo Charrington - EVP, A&R, Capitol Records U.K.; Joe Belliotti - Head of Global Music Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company; Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week; Nick Raphael - President, Capitol Records U.K.; Rudy Chung - Partner, Hit The Ground Running (HTGR) & Foundering Partner, Pusher; Tim Ingham - Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide; and William D. Simon - Global Sector Leader, Media/Entertainment/Sr. Client Partner, Korn Ferry; with many more to be announced!

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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 & Marketing, Electronic Arts)

"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
(EVP, Music, BMG) (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.)

"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
(Chairman & CEO, Island Records)

"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 Offices & EVP, Red Light Management)

"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
(Deputy Programme Director & Head Of Music, 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."

Gary Chen
(Managing Director, Spotlite)

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
(Founder, Collective Management)

"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
(Consultant, PledgeMusic)

"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."

Mark Wood
(Worldwide Manager, Imogen Heap)

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

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."

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."

Daniel Glass
(Founder & CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group)

"Thank YOU. MUSEXPO was an exhilarating, educational and wonderful music conference!!"

David Renzer
(Chairman & CEO, Spirit Music Group)

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

Fred Casimir
(EVP, Continental Europe, 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, peermusic)

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

Khalid Schroeder
(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!"

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!"

Paul Craig
(Nostromo Management, UK)

"Awesome event! Congratulations on another great year!"

Paul Menes
(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."

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!"

Rob Graham
(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."

Rochelle Holguin
(VP, Creative Strategy, Universal Music Publishing Group)

"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."

Tim Schaaff
(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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