musexpo breaking news
The annual global music business and showcase event MUSEXPO (www.musexpo.net), which returns with its Creative Summit to Burbank, CA from March 20 – 23, 2022 has confirmed participation from music, media, technology and consumer brands from around the world for its 26th edition – which is its first-in person event since 2019. The MUSEXPO Creative Summit joins a week–long series of events that includes the Global Synch Summit and A&R Summit, as well as the Global Rock Summit, all coinciding as part of California Entertainment Week, and taking place March 20 – 25th, 2022. The MUSEXPO portion of the event takes place at Castaway, which is the scenic mountain top venue located in the hills of Burbank, CA.
MUSEXPO Creative Summit’s growing list of A&R, music publishing and company executives speaking at its multi-day event in Burbank, CA include:
Abby North - President, North Music Group; Adam Grossman - Sr. Director A&R, Atlantic Records; Andre Herd - Sr. Director A&R, APG; Aton Ben-Horin - Global Vice President, A&R - Warner Music Group; Charles “CB” Burks - Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records; Dave Pichilingi - CEO, UK & N. America, Modern Sky; Evan Bogart – CEO, Seeker Music; Franny Graham - Vice President Creative, Primary Wave Music; Gabi Kochlani - Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Group; Hiba Irshad - Head of A&R, JioSaavn; Jake Livingston - Head of Creative, Primary Wave Music; James Cheney - Vice President Creative, Reservoir; Jared Lane - Director of Publishing/Creative, Red Bull Records; Johnny Minardi - Vice President, A&R, Elektra Music Group; Jon Chen - Sr. Director A&R, Warner Chappell Music Publishing; Kabiru Bello - Vice President Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music; Ken Komisar - President & Partner, Notting Hill Music Masters; Kenny “Tick” Salcido - Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records; Luke McGrellis - Vice President A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group; Michel Zgarka - President & CEO, HITLAB Inc.; Mark Chipello - Vice President, Head of A&R, Position Music; Mike Daley - Executive Director, A&R / Music Publishing, Disney Music Group; Mio Vukovic - Head Of Creative/Publishing/A&R, Disney Music Group; Pamela Charbit - A&R Manager, Atlantic Records; Robin Jenssen - Co-Founder & CEO, Ekko Music Rights Europe; Sas Metcalfe - President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music; Sidney Swift – Co-Founder, Defient, Taylor Jones – CEO, The Hello Group; Tyler Bacon – President & Founder, Position Music; Vanessa Tara Angiuli – Director A&R, Interscope Records; Virginie Berger – Sr. VP, Global Publishing & Society Relations, Songtrustand many others.
In addition, numerous record labels will help co-host MUSEXPO Creative Summit’s “International Music Person of The Year” awards on Tuesday, March 22nd, which includes 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Caroline, Concord, Def Jam Recordings, Elektra Records, Interscope Records, Red Bull Records, Republic Records and Warner Records.
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musexpo confirmed speakers
President, North Music Group
Sr. Director A&R, Atlantic Records
President & CEO, APM Music
Vice President, REBEL (Lil Nas X)
Mayor of Arezzo, Italy
Head of Creative Music Affairs PlayStation Studios & Creative Arts
Head Of Music, Original Series, Netflix
Vice President Music Creative/Production, Netflix
Sr. Director A&R, APG
Sr Director A&R, Atlantic Records
Music Creative & Production / Original Series, Netflix
Director of Music, Anomaly
Sr. Director, Music Affairs, Activision
Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Universal Music Group
VP A&R, Downtown Music Services
Director, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount
Founder & CEO, ClicknClear
Charles "CB" Burks
Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records
Counsel Plus, Co.
Manager, Music Services, Universal Studio Group
GM & Chief Product Officer, iHeartMedia & iHeartRadio
Owner, Element1 Music, Marketing & Management (worldwide manager Twenty One Pilots)
CEO, U.K. & N. America, Modern Sky
Founder & President, Legrand Network
Founder & CEO of Seeker Music
VP Creative, Primary Wave
Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Group
Sr. Business Affairs Manager, FCB NY
Head of A&R, JioSaavn
Head of Creative, Primary Wave Music
Vice President Creative, Reservoir
Director of Publishing/Creative, Red Bull Records
CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Managing Director, 5 Alarm Music
Jenn Tolman Hurst
CEO, Streamline Talent Group
Co-Founder & CEO, Audioshake
Managing Director, RBK Fusion (Germany)
VP, A&R, Elektra Music Group
Sr. Director, Synch & Licensing / Music Supervisor, 5 Alarm Music
Sr. Director A&R, Warner Chappell
Founder & CEO, Brooklyn Music
Music Supervisor, Nike
Justin Bumper Reeve
Head of Sync for Film, TV & Advertising + Sync A&R, Riptide Music Group / Hidden Track Music
Founder & Chairman, Mdiio
Vice President Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music
Vice President, Creative Synch, Kobalt Music
Manager, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount
VP, Creative Music, Fox Entertainment
President & Partner, Notting Hill Music Masters
Kenny "Tick" Salcido
Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records
Kevin Hellon II
CEO, Offstream Entertainment
Vice President Rock & Alternative, Program Director ALT 98.7 - LA's New Alternative, iHeartMedia National Programming Group
Vice President A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group
Vice President, Head of A&R, Position Music
Music & Media Journalist, U.K.
Vice President Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch, Position Music
President & CEO, HITLAB Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO, Eluvio
Executive Director, A&R and Music Publishing, Disney Music Group
Mike "Mike G" Guirguis
Music Agent, UTA (Young Thug, Lil Wayne, The Kid LAROI, etc.)
Sr. Vice President A&R & Head of Creative, Disney Music Group
A&R Manager, Atlantic Records
President & Chairman, The Hello Group
Owner, RKOK Live
Sr. Vice President, Trailers & Promos, SILO Music
CEO, Silva Screen Group
President & Founder, Riptide Music Group
Founder, Indie Esports League
Publisher, The Music Registry
Co-Founder & CEO, Ekko Music Rights Europe
Sabrina Del Priore
Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount
Chief International Business Officer, PRS For Music
Chief Creative Officer, Kobalt
President & Founder, A&R Worldwide
VP Alternative Series & Specials, ABC Television
VP Creative, Music Supervision, MNRK Music Group
Vice President Partnership, Sofar Sounds
Sr. Director, Head of Community Development, Airtime
Director of Marketing, Disney Music Group
Film Producer (Enchanted, Salt, Premonition, Last Survivors, Disenchanted, Back Home, The Divorce Party & more)
CEO, The Hello Group
Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
President, Position Music
Vanessa Tara Angiuli
Director, A&R Interscope Records
Sr. VP, Global Publishing & Society Relations, Songtrust
(Founder, 3D Management)
"I'm excited to be participating
at MUSEXPO Asia Pacific & One Movement for Music. The Asia Pacific
region is one of the most rapidly emerging music markets in the world
and I'm looking forward to attending an event that will bring together
some great people from around the globe to this burgeoning music landscape."
(Chairman, Sire Records
"I thoroughly enjoyed MUSEXPO. There are so many of these conferences
around the world, that I really didn't know what to expect. MUSEXPO,
with the quality of its organization and participants, makes it a very
valuable conference to attend. I look forward to participating again
next year. The Focus on Asia was an outstanding panel. Emerging markets
like India and China are the key to the music industry's survival
over the next twenty years."
(Worldwide Executive Of Music & Marketing, Electronic Arts)
"As tastemakers ourselves, our network includes A&R Worldwide
as a critical resource. Their vast knowledge and connections add to
their ability to musically future forecast with us. Wherever they are
putting on this conference [MUSEXPO], we will be there for sure!"
(EVP, Music, BMG) (UK & Europe)
"It was pure serendipity that my teenage children dragged me along
to The Borderline to see an unknown new Australian act called The Temper
Trap playing their first UK gig. I was totally blown away by their songs
and performance and would like to thank the A&R Worldwide organization
for being brave enough to include them at MUSEXPO Europe 2008 in England
to play what's now become a legendary debut London show. A&R Worldwide
have always championed great new talent in a way that is sorely lacking
these days; their enthusiasm, knowledge and networking is exactly what
drives this great business. Their ability to link developing artists
with music executives and radio producers and their unerring support
to connect like-minded people on a worldwide basis is truly unique."
(Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records)
Worldwide/MUSEXPO Founder] Sat Bisla is brilliantly connected on a worldwide
basis with such terrific relationships to unearth the next great talent.
He also has excellent ears and can spot the hits. Anyone who has the
pleasure of knowing him is blessed."
(Founder, Twin Music Inc.)
"With their strong international network A&R Worldwide
has the ability to bring together the world's top music talent finders
and developers and their annual conference [MUSEXPO] provides a unique
opportunity for global artist discovery and marketing opportunities."
(President & CEO, Arista Records)
Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other like-minded
executives from all areas of the international music and media business.
In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring
new talent from around the world."
(Emmis VP of Programming Power 106 LA and Hot 97 New York)
"Thanks again for inviting me to your
impressive conference. I really enjoyed the dialog, and I think I made
some new friends."
(President Onkyo China)
"Thanks again for your fantastic hospitality.
I was impressed with both the organization and caliber of attendees."
(Founder/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment)
"Thank you again for including me in
this year's MUSEXPO. It was one of the most productive conferences
I've attended in years...solutions and advice, rather than negative
nonsense and gossip. The speakers were candid and informative. I was
proud to be on our panel. This was the first time I met Mike Walsh...what
an impressive gentleman! And I loved sharing with Seymour, Peter and
Steve. Congratulations to you and your team for a job well done!"
Bruce Flohr (Chief Strategy Offices & EVP, Red Light Management)
"MUSEXPO has delivered on its promise of organizing an event that
is educational as well as manageable. We left with many new insights
and plenty of new relationships. I look forward to the next one, now
that I know what to expect. "
(Licensing, Spotify, Europe)
"I just want to thank you for putting
on such a great event. It was relevant and fun. Many events manage the
latter, but few combine both. I look forward to the next one."
(Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision)
"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a
great forum to network with other likeminded executives from all
areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it
provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent
from around the world."
(Deputy Programme Director & Head Of Music, Radio X, UK)
"Congratulations to you both and your
team for an excellent MUSEXPO. It really did surpass the previous year--and
that is saying something!"
"It was fantastic to see you and participate in your conference. Thanks
for inviting me! I really enjoyed it."
(Managing Director, Spotlite)
MUSEXPO was very helpful to me since I was able to meet with so many
key professionals in the music and media industries. MUSEXPO gave me
a great opportunity to let potential partners in the US and outside
of China know of our existence, as well as the potential opportunities
for them in China. I appreciated the fact that so many top executives
wanted to speak with me after my MUSEXPO panel to learn more about Top
100 and the Chinese market."
"Just to say well done to you and all
involved with MUSEXPO and thanks for the invitation to moderating
the live panel, I enjoyed it!"
Director, Liverpool Sound City)
"Firstly congratulations on what I
thought was a great MUSEXPO event."
Music Prize, Ireland)
"Just a quick note to you and your
team to say congrats on MUSEXPO. It was a pleasure to attend such a
well-organized event. The panels were excellent and informative while
the whole atmosphere at the event was magnificent. Thanks again, here's
to the next one!"
(Founder, The Edge
"Many thanks indeed for inviting me
to participate in the MUSEXPO event, which has been first-rate. I was
pleased to be asked to speak on the UK: State of the (Host) Nation Panel
and I thoroughly enjoyed the session."
(Founder, Collective Management)
"Thank you for again giving Laura Izibor
the opportunity to "Shine." The response from MUSEXPO has been amazing
and I really appreciate all you have done for us."
Manager, KROQ Los Angeles)
"Thanks very much for a great week...
You have a very classy operation, and it was duly noted by many of the
participants I spoke with. Doing panels has never been one of my favorite
pastimes, but you, your staff and your well selected panel actually
made it fun this time around."
Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies)
"Thanks MUSEXPO, enjoyed taking part.
It was a very diverse group you pulled together which meant a lot was
discussed, we all enjoyed it."
(Head of Music,
BBC Radio 2)
"Thank you so much for the invite and
an excellent MUSEXPO, which people are speaking very highly of."
"Great MUSEXPO--you've done a fantastic
(Partner, ATC Management, UK)
"The MUSEXPO conference has been, without
question, the most productive and meaningful event of this type I have
attended. I have met some wonderful people from all over the world and
I've experienced a very fraternal environment where people are more
than happy to engage with each other, exchanging ideas, contacts, advice,
and opinions. The networking aspect of the conference was incredibly
open and friendly, which has been of tremendous benefit to us all."
"I had a wonderful time at MUSEXPO,
and enjoyed the panel with Seymour and John. You were a gracious host
and made it all easy. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of
(Chairman & CEO, Spirit Music Group)
"Thanks you. MUSEXPO was good fun and the whole conference seemed very inspired. Well done!"
(EVP, Continental Europe, BMG)
"Many thanks - it's been a great week at MUSEXPO. Many thanks for your support and your enthusiasm for music!"
(Principal, Music Analytics)
"Everyone, thanks again for a wonderful MUSEXPO event. I look forward to the next one."
(Chairman, ROAR Global, UK)
"As always Sat a TRIUMPH! Many, many congratulations to you and your team. It's an honour to know you and be part of your world. You are a pied piper. You bring people together in the most extra ordinary way. Kind regards as ever."
(Founder, Hilltop Live Events, South Africa)
"The trip has been well worth it (probably one of the most fruitful) of all the conferences I do. You will definitely see us again and I will bring some of the rest of my team next time (project permitting). Thanks for the warm/open welcome, and be assured of our support of your endeavors."
"(President & COO, peermusic)
- It's always an honor to be a part of your MUSEXPO and to sit with such esteemed panelists."
(President & Founder, Kool Management, Germany)
"Thank you so much for your great hospitality and your introduction to so many good people. I really enjoyed my trip to LA and I am very sure everyone else did as well. It was very impressive seeing how much hard work you and your team put into your "baby" and how great it is working now. The way you are setting-up and taking care of your network is a guiding light for me. I hope we all get together soon for the first MUSEXPO Europe in Germany. You will have my support for sure!"
(Vice President, Music & Production, Fox On-Air Promo)
"Thank you for a wonderful day at MUSEXPO! You are one of my favorite family members and I'm so appreciative of your love and support! You are an amazing individual and congrats on another successful event!! You rock!"
(Nostromo Management, UK)
"Awesome event! Congratulations on another great year!"
(Founder, Menes Law PC)
"As usual, I thought the conference was very well-organized, the panels useful and timely and the music and hangs great. Great job! See you soon."
(Music Supervisor, E! Entertainment/NBC Universal)
"Many thanks to you all - I have already found a bunch of great music from MUSEXPO, so I appreciate you including me!"
(Principal - EON Media, Australasia)
"It's pretty hard to express how much I enjoyed your two conferences in L.A. last week. As someone who used to work in the ad industry, I can really appreciate how much work, long hours, stress and ultimately thoroughly professional organization went into making your two events such a brilliant success. You are a true professional and I was very proud to be part of the Worldwide Radio Summit and MUSEXPO. I am also proud to count you as a friend and to feel part of your A&R Worldwide family."
(Vice President, Creative Music & Licensing Strategy, Viacom)
"Thank you guys so much for putting on an amazing event. I truly appreciate everything you do for the music industry. I was thrilled and honored to be part of MUSEXPO this year. I'm determined to get through all the great music I received (I know there are some gems in there!). And the friendships and relationships I have cultivated over the last few months have been invaluable to me."
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