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Aditya Sharma

Head Of Music, Radio Fritz (Germany)

André De Raaff

CEO & Co-Founder, Imagem Music Group (Holland)

Andrew Parsons

Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK

Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir

Programme Director, Nordic Music Export & Chair, European Music Export Exchange

Anurag Rao

Founder & CEO, Canvas Talent & Co-Founder & CEO, Farout Media

Bob Shennan

Controller, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network & Director, BBC Music

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1 (UK)

Colin Lester

Chairman & CEO, JEM Artists/JEM Music Publishing

Connie Farr

Music Supervisor & Creative Director, ThinkSynch Music

Damaris Rex-Taylor

General Manager, Disturbing London

Daniel Glass

Founder & President, Glassnote Entertainment Group

Darcus Beese

President, Island Records UK

Ed Peto

Managing Director, Outdustry

Daniel Glass

Founder & President, Glassnote Entertainment Group

Danielle Perry

Presenter, Absolute Radio

Dumi Oburota

Founder & Managing Director, Disturbing London

Edward Kershaw

Chief Commercial Officer, 7digital

Gabe Turner

Director, Fulwell 73

Glen Rowe

Founder, CATO Music

Guy Moot

Managing Director, U.K. & President, European Creative, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Helienne Lindvall

Head Of Business Relations, Auddly

James Hanley

Sr. Staff Writer, Music Week

Jane Dyball

CEO, MPA Group of Companies

Jeff Smith

Head Of Music, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music (UK)

Jo Dipple

Chief Executive, UK Music

Jobst-Henning Neermann

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

Joel Denver

President/Publisher, AllAccess (U.S.)

Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE

Chairman, ROAR Group

Korda Marshall

Sr. VP, BMG & Founder, Infectious Records

Leo Pearlman

Producer, Fulwell 73

Marc Robinson

President, Globe – Creative & Commercial, Universal Music UK

Mark Strippel

Head Of Programmes, BBC Asian Network (UK)

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week

Mike Smith

Vice President A&R, Virgin/EMI Records

Mike Walsh

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

Murray Stassen

Deputy Editor, Music Week

Natasha Bent

Live Agent, United Talent Agency

Nic Jones

Chief Rrevenue Officer, Vevo

Oum Pradutt

Founder, Phase 1 Events (Asia)

Patrik Larsson

A&R & Label Manager, Playground Scandinavia

Peter Smidt

Founder & Creative Director, Eurosonic Noorderslag (Holland)

Phil Bowdery

Executive President of Touring, International, Live Nation

Rak Sanghvi

MD of UK and International with Spirit B-Unique

Rebecca Allen

Managing Director, Decca Records

Robert Ashcroft

CEO, PRS For Music

Rob Hallet

Founder, Robomagic

Rob Scott

Founder & CEO, Source Music

Robert Litsén

CEO, Cosmos Music Sweden

Sammy Andrews

Artist Manager, LOCK

Sanken Sandqvist

Managing Director, BMG Scandinavia

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

Sigi Schuller

Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Germany

Ted Cockle

President, Virgin EMI

Zoe Stainsby

Entertainment Marketing Consulting



Founder, CATO Music

Although he'd been touring since 1991 with his own bands, Glen Rowe's first proper job in the live business was selling T-shirts for the Manic Street Preachers in 1994. From there, he went on to become the Manics' drum tech before graduating to their tour manager, a role he replicated for a host of bands – The Thrills, Ronnie Wood, Ginger Baker, Hard-Fi, The Kooks and so many more. He has even production managed the Pope's only UK show.

In recent years, his career focus has been two-fold: running his ever-expanding touring and production company CATO Music, recently acquired by Production Park, and being the Tour Director for one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, Muse. He's just wrapped up the 19-month award-winning Drones tour, which saw Muse perform their high energy and technically advanced show to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world. A passionate advocate for educating future backstage talent, Glen set up the Cato Academy – the only Roadie School in the world – where he hopes to train up the headliners and their support crew for Glastonbury and Reading festivals for years to come.