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MUSEXPO LOS ANGELES 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


SUNDAY, April 29th


10:30AM - 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – MUSEXPO 2018 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

10:30AM – 11:55AM 
NETWORKING BREAKFAST  
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROVIDED BY: The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafTM

A&R EXPO “ARTIST DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT & CREATIVITY – THE FUTURE OF A&R
PRESENTED BY: A&R Worldwide & MUSEXPO

12:00PM - 12:45PM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
PRESENTED BY: Music Business Worldwide
FEATURING: Diane Warren - Owner, Realsongs (Grammy, Emmy & Golden Globe Award-Winning Songwriter)
MODERATED BY: Tim Ingham - Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide

1:00PM - 2:00PM
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT 3.0: THE FUTURE OF A&R
MUSEXPO 2018’s panel programming kicks off with a focus on the nucleus of our businessthe music! As our ecosystem continues to evolve amidst changing consumption platforms, data/metrics, streaming, revenue platforms and more, the art form that is A&R only continues to grow in importance, especially as social, digital and mobile arenas fuel the increasingly over-stimulated music fan and consumer. How do we grab and maintain the attention of the millennial generation, as well as others, and how do we monetize it in new ways and market places? What does it take to create and develop a hit song and the artist behind it? Bringing together a great collection of inspiring songwriters, creative entrepreneurs and A&R minds, this forum will discuss the art, gut and science behind the next wave of global hits and artist development.
PRESENTED BY: A&R Worldwide
MODERATED BY: Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week

PANELISTS:
Aton Ben-Horin - Global Vice President A&R, Warner Music Group
Sam Taylor - Sr. VP Creative, Kobalt Music
Sanken Sandqvist - Managing Director, BMG Scandinavia
Savan Kotecha - Songwriter/Producer (The Weeknd, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry)
Spek - Sr. Vice President Creative/A&R, Reservoir
Wendy Goldstein - Executive Vice President, Republic Records

2:15PM - 3:00PM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
PRESENTED BY: Buma Cultuur
FEATURING: Pete Ganbarg - President of A&R, Atlantic Records
MODERATED BY: Ralph Simon - Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global

3:10PM - 4:10PM
MUSIC SUPERVISION 4.0: THE FUTURE OF SYNCHRONIZATION
The global music catalog becomes more accessible every day and the music supervision community have the daunting task of sourcing the material that not only satisfies their brief, but also meet the changing production and licensing budgets. At the same time, the art, science and commercial realities of music supervision across all spectrums is rapidly changing and expanding across multiple arenas. The evolution of on-demand and digital media (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, streaming, mobile, etc.) and new synch markets such as India, China and others have brought with them more opportunities! Bringing together supervisors from a variety of different mediums, MUSEXPO 2018’s kick-off synch forum will explore the music discovery process, how to balance the relationship with artists, content owners/creators and studios, networks, brands and get the right music for the right brief, as well as the various other aspects that come into the mix when securing a synch license including the commercial realities, marketing and new and enhanced ways of monetization.
PRESENTED BY: peermusic
MODERATED BY: Ritch Esra - Publisher, Music Business Registry

PANELISTS:
Alex Hackford - Sr. Artists & Repertoire/Music Affairs, Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Alicen Schneider - SVP, Music Creative, NBCUniversal Television
Amanda Krieg Thomas - Music Supervisor, Neophonic
Kyle Hopkins - Head of Music Supervision, Microsoft Studios
Tricia Holloway - Head of Music, FREEFORM

5:30PM - 8:00PM
OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT MUSEXPO 2018 WINE TASTING & COCKTAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION 
AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (SUNSET BLVD.)
CO-HOSTED BY: A&R Worldwide & MUSEXPO
(MUSEXPO 2018 badge required to attend)

ARTIST SHOWCASES BEGIN AT 7:00PM AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD


MONDAY, April 30th      


8:00AM - 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – MUSEXPO 2018 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

8:00AM - 9:30AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROVIDED BY: The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafTM

9:30AM - 10:45AM
GLOBAL KEYNOTE: THE STATE OF THE SONIC UNION
The U.S. and international music industry maintains its constant evolution with a continuous stream of new platforms for music creation (A&R, publishing, artist development), promotion/marketing, brand partnerships, the live experience (clubs, arenas, stadiums), consumption, engagement, AR/VR/on-demand, streaming/digital and more in a rapidly evolving global music business. However, it’s not business as we once knew it. Many companies are creating a kaleidoscope of new art and commerce opportunities. As music companies and other platforms with a vested interest in sound continue to find ways to effectively create, distribute and monetize music–audibly, visually and experientially, the Global Keynote brings together highly-respected, top-level executives from a broad sampling of the music and media industries to give their insight on the future of the world’s music eco-system.
PRESENTED BY: MUSEXPO
MODERATED BY: Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week

PANELISTS:
Alex Luke - Global Head of Programming & Content Strategy, Amazon Music
Ben Cooper - Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network
Craig Kallman - Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group
Mandar Thakur - Chief Operating Officer, Times Music (India)
Scott Burnell - Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, Ford Motor Co.

10:55AM - 11:30AM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
PRESENTED BY: Greenberg Traurig LLC
FEATURING: Zach Katz - President, US Repertoire & Marketing, BMG
MODERATED BY: Emmanuel Legrand - U.S. Editor, Music Week

11:35AM - 12:35PM
MUSIC COMMUNICATION: MARKETING EMOTION WITHIN THE RETAIL & CONSUMER BRAND PLATFORMS
Brand experiences can provide an amazing marketing vehicle to captivate and inspire mass audiences around the world. Brands continue to align themselves with both emerging and established artists alike, as well as directly with record labels, music publishers, producers, DJs and talent management firms, as they seek to further connect with their existing consumers as well as attract new fans to their product. Additionally, brands can play a significant role in a consumer’s discovery of emerging talent with entire marketing roll-outs being put into motion around a brand campaign that brings a new artist’s music to a global audience. Featuring a broad spectrum of executives that work with artists, ad agencies, consumer and product brands, the Music Communication discussion will address case studies from the artist/brand relationship arena, as well as future-cast on music’s relationship with mass marketing.
PRESENTED BY: Billboard
MODERATED BY: Melinda Newman - West Coast Editor, Billboard

PANELISTS:
Jay Cooper - Shareholder & Founder, LA Entertainment Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLC
Jeff Pollack - Chairman & CEO, Global Media & Entertainment, Pollack Media Group
Mike Tunnicliffe - Executive Vice President & Head of Universal Music Group & Brands
Pieter Viljoen - Assistant Editor, Rock Paper Scissors

12:35PM - 2:05PM
MUSEXPO NETWORKING LUNCHEON
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD - Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: MUSEXPO
PERFORMANCE BY: Prathamesh and Phoenix O'Neill
(MUSEXPO 2018 badge required to attend)

2:15PM - 3:15PM
GLOBAL MANAGERS FUTURECAST: IMPLEMENTATION, ENGAGEMENT AND MONETIZATION OF THE TALENT BRAND
Often working quietly behind the scenes, the talent manager (artist, producer, writer, DJ, media personality, creative, etc.) can be an unsung hero behind the career of a successful global superstar(s). It takes an undeniable amount of patience, persistence and perseverance as well as a deep understanding and connection to the global music industry in order to drive a talent to worldwide success. The Global Managers Futurecast will bring together the minds behind some of the most internationally-recognized talents, as well as yet-to-be discovered talents to discuss what it takes to deliver their clients to the masses and how they continue to evolve their model to capitalize on the value they create in a constantly evolving world of music, brands, media and technology. In addition, the session will look at new ways managers are leveraging their clients ‘value’ with consumer brands, tech/digital/mobile companies, as well as with agencies and promoters, in unique ways as talent management spirals into new realms of opportunities and creative and commercial unknowns in the U.S. and globally.
PRESENTED BY: Boon Castle Media & Entertainment
MODERATED BY: Ralph Simon - Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global

PANELISTS:
Colin Lester - Founder, JEM Music
Greg Thompson - President, Maverick
Ian Montone - Founder, Monotone, Inc.
Jeremy Gruber - Head of Digital Marketing & Strategy, Friends At Work
Tarsame Mittal - Founder, TM Talent Management

3:30PM - 4:30PM
FILM, TV, TRAILERS, VIDEOGAMES, ON-DEMAND & MORE: YOUR CHANCE TO PITCH & SYNCH FOR REAL OPPORTUNITIES
Music synchronization has become a key component in helping amplify a song and/or lyrics to the masses via key visual platforms. This panel opportunity brings together various music supervisors and others to present a real and rare opportunity to give MUSEXPO 2018 registered delegates a chance to pitch their songs and compositions/scores for upcoming briefs for various synch opportunities submitted to delegates in advance of this panel opportunity.
PRESENTED BY: Times Music
MODERATED BY: Ritch Esra - Publisher, Music Business Registry

PANELISTS:
Gary Calamar - President, Go! Music Services
Janine Scalise Boyd - Vice President, Music, Creative & Business Affairs, Starz
Katy Gavillet - Creative Director,Music, FOX Broadcasting Company
Rudy Chung - Partner, Hit The Ground Running (HTGR) & Founding Partner, Pusher
Steve Schnur - Worldwide Executive of Music & Marketing, EA Games

4:50PM - 5:30PM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
PRESENTED BY: Music Week
MODERATED BY: Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week
FEATURING: Alexandra Patsavas - Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision

6:00PM - 8:00PM
WINE TASTING/COCKTAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (SUNSET BLVD.)
CO-HOSTED BY: Riptide Music Group & Times Music
(MUSEXPO 2018 badge required to attend)

ARTIST SHOWCASES BEGIN AT 7:00PM AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD


TUESDAY, May 1st


8:00AM - 6:00PM
REGISTRATION OPEN – MUSEXPO 2018 CHECK-IN 
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

8:00AM - 9:15AM
NETWORKING BREAKFAST
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor, Studio 3)
PROVIDED BY: The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafTM

9:30AM - 10:30AM
THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: STREAMING, MOBILE, EXPERIENTIAL & NEW CONVERSION PLATFORMS
Music is now consumed more conveniently and immediately than ever before via a plethora of streaming and digital platforms, a list which seems to continue to grow exponentially, as services seek to provide a more user friendly and effective vehicle for music discovery and consumption. At the same time, multi-media companies (radio, TV, streaming, on-demand), legal firms, streaming/audio companies, rights organizations, content owners/creators and others are navigating the opportunities, challenges and legalities of our burgeoning global music eco-system. Additionally, the live arena has seen significant digital evolution for both existing platforms and new ones as consumers search for more efficient ticketing/merchandise purchase solutions and wish to connect with their peers to share their experiences immediately–driven by photo and video moments via established and emerging social platforms. The Digital forum will bring together a panel of trusted minds with a vested interest in the digital/mobile and tech space to discuss how they are competing for consumer attention as well as monetizing the experience for creators, content owners and the digital and mobile landlords of the virtual world.
PRESENTED BY: SESAC
MODERATED BY: Ralph Simon - Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global

PANELISTS:
Benji Rogers - Co-Founder & CEO, Dot Blockchain Media
Bob Roback - CEO, Ingrooves
Livia Tortella – Founder & CEO, Black Box
Paramdeep Singh - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Saavn
William D. Simon - Global Sector Leader, Media Entertainment/Sr. Client Partner, Korn Ferry

10:45AM - 11:20AM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
PRESENTED BY: Atlantic Records & MUSEXPO
FEATURING: Bob Shennan - Director, BBC Radio
MODERATED BY: Mark Sutherland - Editor, Music Week

11:30AM - 12:30PM
MEET THE FILM PRODUCERS & CREATIVES
Film producers, directors, actors and music supervisors have a constant connection with music and the way it intersects with the overall film and its various aesthetics, from opening to end title, key scenes, the soundtrack, movie trailers and more. Producers, actors, music supervisors and composers all over the world are constantly finding ways to deliver a powerful film and compelling music. Our panel of established executives will share their insight into the power of music in film and the changing relationship of how music is discovered, licensed and used in a constantly-evolving eco-system. This exclusive session will see a panel of leading executives and creatives sharing their insight on how music gets from script, to their desk to film, and what drives their decision to place the perfect song with the perfect scene…not to mention, how music drives the emotion of the film.
PRESENTED BY: Silva Screen Music Group, SO Recordings & Supreme Songs
MODERATED BY: Ritch Esra - Publisher, Music Business Registry

PANELISTS:
Arnold Peter - Founding Partner, Peter Law Group
Bobby Gumm - Vice President, Trailer Park
Mark Famiglietti - Producer/Director/Actor (Mad Men, CSI, Bones, Terminator 3)
Rachel Levy - Sr. Vice President, Film Music, Universal Pictures
Sarah Bridge - Music Supervisor (Tolkien, The King of Thieves, Guerilla)
Sunil Perkash - Film Producer (Enchanted, S.A.L.T., Premonition)

12:30PM - 1:50PM
MUSEXPO NETWORKING LUNCHEON
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – Loft Space/Rooftop Pool Area)
HOSTED BY: A&R Worldwide
PERFORMANCE BY: Shayna Leigh
(MUSEXPO 2018 badge required to attend)

2:00PM - 3:00PM
THE LIVE FORUM: FANS, MUSIC & THE FUTURE LIVE EXPERIENCE
Despite the multitude of new platforms for discovering and consuming content, the live experience remains as the most powerful form of artist to fan interaction. There continues to be an ever increasing offering of new festivals and live event experiences that seek to create a unique and one-of-a-kind environment for attendees, as well as new social platforms that help attendees immediately share their experience with a global audience, creating the potential for festivals and artists to travel even further outside of the moment. The Live Forum will bring together a number of promoters and agents behind some of the world’s most innovative and successful events and artists to discuss how they provide experiences that transcend the typical arena/club show and how promoting and marketing an artist and a show or festival continues to evolve from the music to the ticketing to the overall live experience and beyond, as well as what the future holds (VR, mobile, interactive, streaming, experiential and more).
PRESENTED BY: Westside Music Sweden
MODERATED BY: Tim Ingham - Publisher, Music Business Worldwide

PANELISTS:
Chris Price - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
Jon Pleeter - Vice President, Concerts/Lifestyle, ICM Partners
Neil Warnock - Global Head of Touring, United Talent Agency
Pete Anderson - Agent, Earth to Peter
Tom Windish - Senior Executive, Paradigm Talent Agency

3:15PM - 4:15PM
GLOBAL PUBLISHING FORUM: SONGS, LYRICS, COPYRIGHTS & MORE – THE REAL ESTATE OF THE WORLDWIDE MUSIC BUSINESS
The song has always been the nucleus of the international music business. The songwriter and producer are key to music being heard on the radio and synched in film, TV, trailer, on-demand, online, video game, advertisement(s), as well as additional opportunities. The music publisher’s role has become even more important today as they manage the expectations, solicitation and management of the copyrights created by the songwriters and/or producer/writers. As the threshold for songs to connect to the masses evolves, and the value of the copyright increases, music publishers must now navigate a constantly evolving world of music in both mature and maturing markets, as well as new technologies and consumer platforms that engage with the art and science of the song!
PRESENTED BY: XpoNorth
MODERATED BY: Emmanuel Legrand - U.S. Editor, Music Week

PANELISTS:
Dom Rodriguez - Manager/Head of US Creative & Business Affairs, EKKO Music Rights US
Jake Wisely - Chief Publishing Executive, Concord Music
Jens-Markus Wegener - Senior Consultant, Meisel Music, Germany
Kathy Spanberger - President & Chief Operating Officer, peermusic
Laurent Hubert - President & CRO, Kobalt

4:25PM - 5:40PM
PLAY US YOUR HITS: SONG CREATORS & OWNERS AT MUSEXPO HAVE A CHANCE TO PRESENT THESE A&R’S THEIR FUTURE GLOBAL HITS
PRESENTED BY: A&R Worldwide
MODERATED BY: Sat Bisla - President & Founder, A&R Worldwide & Andrew Phillips - Creative Content Consultant

PANELISTS:
Eesean Bolden – Sr. VP, A&R, Warner Bros. Records
Emi Horikawa - Director, Creative, BMG
Nic Harcourt - DJ KCSN Los Angeles, Broadcast Journalist & Curator
Peter Cohen - Sr. Talent Producer, Fremantle Media North America (American Idol, America’s Got Talent)
Simon Katz - Sr. Director A&R/Staff Producer, Republic Records
Thaddeus Rudd - Co-President & Co-Owner, Mom+Pop Music
Tuff Morgan - Sr. Director A&R, peermusic

6:00PM - 8:00PM
WINE TASTING/COCKTAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION & HORS D'OEUVRES
AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (SUNSET BLVD.)
CO-HOSTED BY: A&R Worldwide & MUSEXPO
(MUSEXPO 2018 badge required to attend)

ARTIST SHOWCASES BEGIN AT 7:00PM AT S.I.R. STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD


Wednesday, May 2nd


11:30AM - 12:00PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON REGISTRATION OPEN
(W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD – 2nd Floor Great Room Lobby)

12:00PM - 2:00PM
MUSEXPO 2018 “INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS” & THE "INT'L MUSIC ICON OF THE YEAR AWARD" GALA LUNCHEON HONORING 50 YEARS OF BBC RADIO 1 & BBC RADIO 2
MAIN BALLROOM (W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD)

CO-HOSTED BY: A&R Worldwide, Atlantic Records, Ingrooves, MUSEXPO, Republic Records & Times Music Group

FEATURING AWARDS PRESENTATIONS FROM: The City of Los Angeles, Leron Gubler - President & CEO, Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce & Michael Howells - British Consul General in Los Angeles
PERFORMANCE BY: Jani

(VIP Awards Luncheon Cost Additional To Other MUSEXPO Events - Subject To Availability)