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As MUSEXPO Creative Summit prepares its 2020 event, the global music and media event has added key influencers to the agenda for its 22nd edition. Returning as part of California Entertainment Week 2020, MUSEXPO Creative Summit will once again welcome industry leaders and innovators from all facets of the worldwide music and media landscape.

Alexandra Patsavas Alicen Catron Schneider Aton Ben–Horin Bob Lefsetz Cybele Pettus
Daryl Berg Evan Bogart Mandar Thakur Markus Kuehn Mona Rubsämen
Ralph Simon Rich Thomas Ritch Esra Sienna Jackson Tom Windish

Among the new group of leading music, media, digital and entertainment industry minds confirmed to join MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 are: Alexandra Patsavas (Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision); Alicen Catron Schneider (Sr. VP, Music Creative/Head Of West Coast Music Operations, NBCUniversal Television); Aton Ben–Horin (Global VP, A&R, Warner Music Group); Bob Lefsetz (Publisher, The Lefsetz Letter); Cybele Pettus (Sr. Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts); Daryl Berg (VP, Music Strategy & Licensing, Crown Media); Award–Winning Producer/Songwriter Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Jason Derülo); Mandar Thakur (COO, Times Music Group, India); Markus Kuehn (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Mona Rubsämen (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Ralph Simon (Founder & Chairman, Mobilium Global; Rich Thomas (Founder, Indie Esports League); Ritch Esra (Publisher, The Music Business Registry); Sienna Jackson (Head of Film & TV Music, Spyglass Media Group); Tom Windish (Music Executive Leadership Group, Paradigm Talent Agency); and many others to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

In addition, influential music supervision company Hit The Ground Running will feature as part of a special synch session at MUSEXPO 2020, with multiple members of its team participating, for an exclusive deep–dive into the dozens of film, TV and trailer projects they’re currently working on.

Furthermore, Reeperbahn Festival Germany will be bringing almost two dozen German companies to Burbank, CA as part of its International program for direct engagement with U.S. and global companies attending the 22nd edition of MUSEXPO.

MUSEXPO’s Creative Summit, taking place March 22nd – 25th 2020, will return to Burbank, CA, the “Media Capital of the World,” at the inspiring resort–like Castaway venue for an ultimate networking, creative and business experience. MUSEXPO Creative Summit is a part of a week–long series of events including the Global Synch & Brands Summit, A&R Summit and Worldwide Radio Summit that will coincide as part of California Entertainment Week, which will place March 22nd – 27th.

Lisa Worden
In addition, California Entertainment Week will include the presentation of the coveted “MUSEXPO International Music Person of the Year” award during a special VIP Awards Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, March 24th. This year, MUSEXPO has confirmed that it will present this honor to one of the most influential and respected minds in the radio and music community, Lisa Worden, Alternative Rock Brand Manager for iHeartMedia, and Program Director of ALT 98.7.

Information on artist showcasing submissions, direct flights to Burbank Airport and conference discount hotel room bookings within the Burbank, CA area is available at

To register to attend the event, or for organization and group discounts contact Tyler Polzin at

For more information on sponsorship and showcase opportunities and event partnerships contact Sat Bisla at



As it prepares to deliver its 22nd global edition, MUSEXPO Creative Summit has unveiled the full agenda for its 2020 event, set to take place from March 22nd – 25th in Burbank, California. MUSEXPO Creative Summit will join a week–long series of events, that will also include the Global Synch Summit (with over 30 music supervisors from film, TV, gaming, on–demand, movie trailers and brands participating), A&R Summit, and Worldwide Radio Summit, coinciding as part of California Entertainment Week from March 22nd – 27th.

The 2020 program will welcome a number of exclusive and unique sessions and perspectives including a special focus on the world of PRO’s, neighboring rights and SoundExchange, while maintaining its central focus on the most important aspect of the global industry, the music itself, through a number of insightful A&R–centric sessions and keynotes, as well as the A&R Worldwide Creative Summit which will allow delegates valuable networking time with A&R executives from across the global landscape. The event will also focus on the digital, streaming, publishing, live, management, marketing, licensing, distribution, radio and multimedia aspects as a part of local and global pop culture.

MUSEXPO is renowned from bringing together some of the world’s top executives, speakers and partipants.
Enjoying a MUSEXPO experience (l–r) are: Sat Bisla (Founder & President, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO); Monte Lipman (Co–Founder & CEO, Republic Records); Sir Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) and Avery Lipman (Co–Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records).

Additionally, MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 will continue to deliver a significant synch focus across next year’s programming which will include the return of the highly–successful Global Synch Summit. Additional synch sessions will see the event welcoming executives from all facets of the global synch world including film, TV, trailers, VOD, video games, esports, brands, advertising and more. Among the unique sessions billed for the event is “HOLLYWOOD MADE IN BURBANK” which will welcome leading executives from the home of leading film/TV studios, where Hollywood magic is actually made, Burbank itself! Additionally, the event will see the successful synch team from Hit The Ground Running joining the program as part of a dedicated session to dig into their creative vision.

To view the full agenda for MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020, click HERE.

Early Bird Discount registration for MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 is open now. To register, click HERE, and for more information, visit



MONDAY, JUNE 17TH 2019: Following up on its highly-successful 21st global edition and its inaugural event in the “Media Capital of the World” earlier this year, MUSEXPO ( has announced that its Creative Summit will return to Burbank, CA for 2020. The MUSEXPO Creative Summit again joins a week-long series of events that includes the Global Synch Summit, International Songwriting Summit, as well as the Worldwide Radio Summit, coinciding as part of California Entertainment Week, and taking place March 22nd – 27th, 2020.

From March 22nd - 25th, MUSEXPO’s Creative Summit will return to the inspiring Castaway venue for an ultimate networking, creative and business experience. In "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" as heard on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, high in a picturesque setting in hills overlooking the city and Downtown LA, Castaway is fast becoming one of SoCal's most provocative and exciting special events properties and upscale restaurants, featuring breathtaking views and a renewed positive energy and vibe, ready to deliver a world-class experience to 2020’s attendees.

Burbank, CA is home to some of the world's most recognized music and media companies including film/TV studios, record labels, publishing companies, radio stations, music supervisors, synch companies and more including The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Comics Studios, Disney Music Group, Freemantle Media, ABC Television, Hollywood Records, ESPN, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Comics, Freeform TV, peermusic, Rhino Records, iHeartRadio, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Insomniac Games, Legendary Films, The CW Television Network, NBC Universal, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, KPWR “Power 106” Los Angeles and A&R Worldwide’s headquarters to name just a few. The city of Burbank is once again set to welcome 2020 delegates to this long-time epicenter of music creativity and innovation as California Entertainment Week unites artists, industry and fans alike.

MUSEXPO’s Creative Summit will once again look to deliver the unparalleled overview of the global music business from A&R, publishing, digital, streaming, brands, synch, live, management, distribution, multi-media, technology, marketing, radio and an intimate networking experience that its flagship event is globally-recognized for, while also delving more deeply into the most important aspect of our global music business - the songs and the artists. With more opportunities than ever for delegates to interact and connect with the local Los Angeles music community, as well as their global counterparts, MUSEXPO’s Creative Summit will feature a number of unique and innovative opportunities and platforms to foster creative opportunities and commercial realizations.

MUSEXPO Creative Summit will also continue to welcome the crème de la crème of global showcasing talent to its stage that has previously welcomed artists such as Katy Perry, LMFAO, Jessie J, Teddybears, Frank Turner, Robyn, The Chevin, The Temper Trap, Forest Blakk, Sheppard, Audur, Jack Savoretti, Thomas Azier, Missy Higgins, Laleh, Gavin James, Birds of Tokyo, Avalanche City, Gin Wigmore, Ida Maria and many others prior to their global success.

In addition, California Entertainment Week will include the presentation of the coveted "MUSEXPO International Music Person of the Year" award during a special VIP Awards Gala Luncheon on Tuesday, March 24th. This year, MUSEXPO has confirmed that it will present this honor to one of the most influential and respected minds in the radio and music community, Lisa Worden, Alternative Rock Brand Manager for iHeartMedia, and Program Director of ALT 98.7.

“Every year, our entire team sets a new industry standard to ensure we continue to make each MUSEXPO better than the last," states Sat Bisla, President & Founder A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO. “As we once again deliver our inspiring Creative Summit as part of California Entertainment Week, we are determined to bring a fresh, clear energy and exciting new opportunities to our 2020 attendees, and look forward to another successful 10th edition of the Worldwide Radio Summit from our colleagues at, to help unite artists, executives and fans alike.”

Over the past 15 years and multi-continental events, some of the world's most influential music, media and technology executives have participated at MUSEXPO, including: Alex da Kid – Grammy-winning Producer & Founder, KIDinaKORNER; Alex Luke -  Global Head of Programming & Content Strategy, Amazon Music; Alex Patsavas - Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision (Grey's Anatomy, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse); Andrew Kronfeld – Executive Vice President, Marketing, Universal Music Group; Avery Lipman – Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network; Bob Shennan - Director, BBC Radio; Chad Hurley - Co-Founder, YouTube; Chris Barton - Co-Founder, Shazam; Christian Tattersfield - Founder & President, Good Soldier Songs; Craig Kallman - Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group; Daniel Glass – Founder & Chairman – Glassnote Entertainment; Dave Holmes – worldwide manager of Coldplay; David Massey – President & CEO, Arista Records; Diane Warren - Grammy, Emmy & Golden Globe Award-Winning Songwriter; George Ergatoudis - Head of Apple Music U.K.; Harvey Goldsmith - Founder, Harvey Goldsmith Presents; Jake Wisely - Chief Publishing Executive, Concord Music; Jason Flom – CEO, Lava Records & Lava Music Publishing; Jeff Smith - Head of Music, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music (UK); Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!); Kevin Weatherly - Sr. VP/Programming, CBS Radio & Program Director, KROQ/JACK-FM/AMP RADIO (Los Angeles); Korda Marshall - EVP, New Recordings, BMG & Founder, Infectious Records; Larry King - Legendary Radio and Television Broadcaster/Interviewer; Martin Bandier - Chairman & CEO, Sony/ATV (Worldwide); Marty Diamond - Head of Global Music, Paradigm Agency (Coldplay, EminemThe Black Eyed Peas); Maureen Kenny – Sr. VP of A&R, Atlantic Records; Michael Chugg - President & Founder, Chugg Entertainment (Australasia); Michael Rapino - Chairman & CEO, Live Nation Entertainment; Mike Knobloch - President, Film Music & Publishing, Universal Pictures; Monte Lipman – Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Neil Warnock – Head Of Music Worldwide, United Talent Agency; Nick Raphael - President, Capitol Records U.K.; Nigel Lythgoe - Executive Producer, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance; Paul Adam - Head of Songwriter Relations Europe, Spotify; Pete Ganbarg - President of A&R, Atlantic Records; Peter Edge - Chairman & CEO, RCA Records Group; Richard Russell - Founder, XL Recordings (UK); Sarah Stennett - CEO, First Access Entertainment; Savan Kotecha - Songwriter/Producer (The Weeknd, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry); Scooter Braun - Founder, SB Projects (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Usher); Seymour Stein - Co-Founder, Sire Records; Sir Lucian Grainge – Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group; Steve Schnur - Worldwide Executive & President, EA Music Group; Steve Strange - Partner, X-Ray Touring; Tom Anderson - Co-Founder, MySpace; Troy Carter – Founder & CEO, Q&A Media Holdings.; (The Black Eyed Peas); and Zane Lowe - Beats Music; amongst thousands of others.

Early Bird Registration is now open for MUSEXPO’s Creative Summit at

Information on showcase artist submissions, event partnership/sponsorship opportunities, direct flights to Burbank Airport and conference discount hotel room bookings within the Burbank, CA area is available at

For More Details Contact: Tyler Polzin at or +1.323.782.0770.