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Adam Clough

Managing Director 365 Artists

Andrew Gould

Sr. VP/Head of A&R, North America, Downtown Music Publishing

Alicen Catron Schneider

Sr. VP, Music Creative/Head Of West Coast Music Operations, NBCUniversal Television

Allison Kaye

President, SB Projects

Areli Quirarte

VP, Motion Picture Music, Paramount Pictures

Aton Ben-Horin

Global VP, A&R, Warner Music Group

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network

Ben Dorenfeld

Sr. Music Producer, Anomaly

Billy Mann

Founder & Chairman, Manncom

Bob Lefsetz

Author, "The Lefsetz Letter"

Charlie Haggard

Music Supervisor, NBCUniversal

Chris Price

Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Chris Taylor

Global President, Music, Entertainment One

Dan Burt

Music Supervisor/Producer, JWT

Eddie Chavez

Music Supervisor, NBCUniversal

Eric Polin

Sr. VP, Music Publishing, Universal Pictures

Fred Casimir

EVP Global Recordings & President Continental Europe, BMG

Gabz Landman

Director, A&R, Artist Publishing Group

Gao Xiaosong

Global Chairman, Alibaba Entertainment Strategic Committee

Jackie Palazzolo

Music Supervisor, VICE Media

Jacob Fain

Sr. VP of A&R/Head of Global Analytics & Research, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jake Challenor

CEO & Publisher, Jaden Social/The Music Network (Australia)

Jennifer Knoepfle

Sr. VP/Co-Head of West Coast A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jimmy Steal

VP/Programming and Program Director, "Power 106" KPWR Los Angeles & KDAY (93.5) Los Angeles

Jo Charrington

Co-President, Capitol Records U.K.

John Fleckenstein

Co-President, RCA Records

Josh Young

Founder & CEO, Atrium Music

Kaylin Frank

VP, Creative Music and Soundtracks, Walt Disney Pictures

Kerri Drootin

Sr. Director, Music Supervision & Licensing, NBCUniversal Television

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times Music India

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week (U.K.)

Mathew Daniel

VP, International, NetEase Cloud Music

Matt Mugford

Promo Music Supervisor, NBCUniversal Television

Mike Daly

Executive Director of A&R/Music Publishing, Disney Music Group (Hollywood Records, Buena Vista Records and Disney Music Publishing)

Nick Raphael

President, Capitol Records U.K.

Oliver Hild

Music Supervisor, NBCUniversal, Television Music Creative Team

Patrick Houlihan

Sr. VP, Music, 20th Century Fox

Paul Adam

Head of Songwriter Relations Europe, Spotify

Pieter Viljoen

Assistant Editor, Rock Paper Scissors

Preston Rodie

A&R Manager, Sire Records/Warner Bros. Records

Ralph Simon

Founder & CEO, Mobilium Global

Rebecca Rienks

Music Supervisor, NBC Entertainment

Ritch Esra

Publisher, Music Business Registry

Scott Igoe

VP Alternative Series & Specials, ABC Television

Scotty Schneider

Associate Music Manager, Fox Broadcasting Company

Stacy Wallen-McCarthy

Music Supervisor, Sr. Director, Music Supervision & Licensing, NBCUniversal Television, Music Creative Services

Steve Fitzmaurice

Producer (Sam Smith, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, U2)

Sue Crawshaw

Founder & Owner, Pick And Mix Music

Tara Piper

Head of Entertainment Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company

Tim Ingham

Founder & Publisher, Music Business Worldwide



President, SB Projects

Allison Kaye is the President of SB Projects where she oversees all of the company’s divisions, including the careers of the firm’s talent roster that counts global artists Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, and Dan + Shay. Since joining SB Projects in 2009, Kaye’s credits include a sold-out, $155 million grossing Justin Bieber arena tour, Martin Garrix’s platinum selling single “Animals,” Dan + Shay’s CMT Music Award for hit song “Tequila,” and most recently, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener album which reached No.1 after having the largest ever streaming week for a pop album by a female artist. Kaye was instrumental to the release of Grande’s massive hit “thank u, next” off of Sweetener, as well as the success of Grande’s first headline stadium tour, her record-breaking single “Problem” and two Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything and Best Pop Duo/Group for “Bang Bang.”

With Bieber, Kaye played a key role on his fourth studio album Purpose in 2015 and helped oversee the subsequent worldwide Purpose tour and successful launch of the accompanying merchandise collection. Additionally, Kaye orchestrated the “Despacito” remix, which is currently tied for the longest run at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and recently helped sign Zac Brown Band to manage the band’s music and brand expansion. In 2017, Kaye helped lead the team who organized the historic One Love Manchester benefit concert in the wake of the horrific attacks at the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert. She also executive produced the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon which aired on every major television network and helped raise over $64 million to aid those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.