musexpo europe speakers

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 & Creative Director, Eurosonic Noorderslag (Holland)

Peter Smidt is the Founder and Creative Director of EuroSonic Noorderslag and organizer of the EuroSonic Noorderslag Conference, the 29th edition of which took place this January featuring over 300 promising European acts and bands presenting themselves to an audience of 35,000 music lovers and professionals (including over 1,500 international delegates) over the span of four days in Groningen, Netherlands.

Peter started working for Buma Cultuur, the BUMA-funded organization for the promotion of Dutch music and repertoire in and outside of Holland, in 1995. Buma Cultuur is partner and co-organizer of EuroSonic Noorderslag and is organizing the EuroSonic Noorderslag Conference, the annual Musicians Day and Amsterdam dance events Buma Rotterdam Beats, Jazzdag, Toonzetters and many other events to promote Dutch repertoire both in and outside of the Netherlands. Peter is responsible for the export policy and European policy at Buma Cultuur and works in close cooperation with the European Music Office (EMO), where he is currently a boardmember and initiated the European Tour Support Plan (ETSP) and European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP) program.