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Abby North

President, North Music Group

Alessandro Ghinelli

Mayor of Arezzo, Italy

Adam Grossman

Sr. Director A&R, Atlantic Records

Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Adriana Arce

Vice President, REBEL (Lil Nas X)

Alex Hackford

Head of Creative Music Affairs PlayStation Studios & Creative Arts

Alexandra Patsavas

Head Of Music, Original Series, Netflix

Amy Dunning

Vice President Music Creative/Production, Netflix

Andre Herd

Sr. Director A&R, APG

Andrew Grant

Sr Director A&R, Atlantic Records

Andy Gowan

Music Creative & Production / Original Series, Netflix

Ben Dorenfeld

Director of Music, Anomaly

Brandon Young

Sr. Director, Music Affairs, Activision

Bridget Ferris

Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Universal Music Group

Bryan Mooney

VP A&R, Downtown Music Services

Catherine Wharton

Director, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Chantal Epp

Founder & CEO, ClicknClear

Charles "CB" Burks

Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records

Charley Londoño

Counsel Plus, Co.

Charlie Haggard

Manager, Music Services, Universal Studio Group

Chris Williams

GM & Chief Product Officer, iHeartMedia & iHeartRadio

Chris Woltman

Owner, Element1 Music, Marketing & Management (worldwide manager Twenty One Pilots)

Dave Pichilingi

CEO, U.K. & N. America, Modern Sky

Emmanuel Legrand

Founder & President, Legrand Network

Evan Bogart

Founder & CEO of Seeker Music

Franny Graham

VP Creative, Primary Wave

Gabi Kochlani

Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Group

Georgette Bivins

Sr. Business Affairs Manager, FCB NY

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

Jason Miller

CEO, Eventim Live Asia

JD Adams

Managing Director, 5 Alarm Music

Jenn Tolman Hurst

CEO, Streamline Talent Group

Jessica Powell

Co-Founder & CEO, Audioshake

Jobst Neerman

Managing Director, RBK Fusion (Germany)

Johnny Minardi

VP, A&R, Elektra Music Group

Jonathan Lane

Sr. Director, Synch & Licensing / Music Supervisor, 5 Alarm Music

Jon Chen

Sr. Director A&R, Warner Chappell

Josh Rabinowitz

Founder & CEO, Brooklyn Music

JT Griffith

Music Supervisor, Nike

Justin Bumper Reeve

Head of Sync for Film, TV & Advertising + Sync A&R, Riptide Music Group / Hidden Track Music

Justin Gray

Founder & Chairman, Mdiio

Kabiru Bello

Vice President Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music

Kat Basolo

Vice President, Creative Synch, Kobalt Music

Katie Pool

Manager, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Katy Gavillet

VP, Creative Music, Fox Entertainment

Ken Komisar

President & Partner, Notting Hill Music Masters

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records

Kevin Hellon II

CEO, Offstream Entertainment

Lisa Worden

Vice President Rock & Alternative, Program Director ALT 98.7 - LA's New Alternative, iHeartMedia National Programming Group

Luke McGrellis

Vice President A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group

Mark Chipello

Vice President, Head of A&R, Position Music

Mark Sutherland

Music & Media Journalist, U.K.

Michael Frick

Vice President Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch, Position Music

Michel Zgarka

President & CEO, HITLAB Inc.

Michelle Munson

Co-Founder & CEO, Eluvio

Mike Daly

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.)

Mio Vukovic

Sr. Vice President A&R & Head of Creative, Disney Music Group

Pamela Charbit

A&R Manager, Atlantic Records

Paul Wiltshire

CEO, Songtradr

Phil Quartararo

President & Chairman, The Hello Group

Rahul Kukreja

Owner, RKOK Live

Reuben Sears

Sr. Vice President, Trailers & Promos, SILO Music

Reynold D'Silva

CEO, Silva Screen Group

Rich Goldman

President & Founder, Riptide Music Group

Rich Thomas

Founder, Indie Esports League

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Robin Jenssen

Co-Founder & CEO, Ekko Music Rights Europe

Sabrina Del Priore

Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Sami Valkonen

Chief International Business Officer, PRS For Music

Sas Metcalfe

Chief Creative Officer, Kobalt

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Scott Igoe

VP Alternative Series & Specials, ABC Television

Sean Mulligan

VP Creative, Music Supervision, MNRK Music Group

Shane Tobin

Vice President Partnership, Sofar Sounds

Siena Nahl

Sr. Director, Head of Community Development, Airtime

Stacy Satz

Director of Marketing, Disney Music Group

Sunil Perkash

Film Producer (Enchanted, Salt, Premonition, Last Survivors, Disenchanted, Back Home, The Divorce Party & more)

Taylor Jones

CEO, The Hello Group

Tricia Holloway

Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Tyler Bacon

President, Position Music

Vanessa Tara Angiuli

Director, A&R Interscope Records

Virginie Berger

Sr. VP, Global Publishing & Society Relations, Songtrust

Phil Quartararo

Phil Quartararo

President & Chairman, The Hello Group

Phil Quartararo has been one of the most successful and respected executives in the music industry for more than 30 years. A genius at promotion and marketing, Phil Q, as he is universally known, started in radio promotion, but quickly rose to the level of president/CEO at both Virgin Records America and Warner Bros. Records.

Quartararo's first job in the music business came at the age of 19, when he joined the legendary A&M Records as a college rep. He later worked later for RCA Records in radio promotion and subsequently moved to Island Records, where, as Vice President of Promotion, he helped break several superstar acts, including U2.

In 1986, Richard Branson personally picked Quartararo to co-found Virgin Records America, one of the most successful start-ups in the history of the record business. The label's first single, Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, starting a string of top singles and albums for the company. Major successes included Paula Abdul, whose debut album, "Forever Your Girl," sold more than 14 million units for revenues in excess of $140 million and spawned six No. 1 singles, setting a record for the number of chart toppers from one album for a solo female artist. Among the other artists he oversaw at Virgin include Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins and Lenny Kravitz.

In 1996, Quartararo, now president/CEO of Virgin Music America, orchestrated the North American marketing plan for the Spice Girls, who went on to sell more than 30 million copies of their debut disc worldwide, including 9 million units in the U.S. for revenues of more than $90 million.

In 1997, as president of Warner Bros. Records, Quartararo guided the major label through one of its most successful periods by signing Linkin Park in 1998 and Josh Groban in 1999. The two acts, which remain among the label's top sellers more than a decade later, have combined sales of more than 30 million albums in the U.S. alone. Quartararo also ran Warner's sister label Reprise as well and is credited with creating two strong promotion departments.

In 2002, Quartararo moved to EMI Music. Recognizing seismic shifts in the marketplace, Quartararo oversaw the reorganization of EMI's music distribution unit to a marketing organization, reconfiguring the company from top to bottom. The retooled division switched from a passive push operation to an aggressive pull structure, realigning the team from 90% sales vs. 10% marketing to 90% marketing vs. 10% sales.

Quartararo also supervised EMI's synchronization and licensing division, which, in a flat music market, increased revenues 25% from $20 million to $25 million.

In 2005, Quartararo served as the North American leader of the three-person international EMI team that structured the joint venture between EMI and leading Spanish broadcaster Televisa to handle all of Televisa's music interests. Within one year, the joint venture broke RBD, the leading Latin selling youth act, with Latin and Anglo CD sales of more than 15 million ($150 in revenue), as well as a sold-out stadium tour.

Quartararo received a B.S. in Radio Broadcast and Marketing from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications as well as a B.S. in Management from Syracuse's Maxwell School of Business. He serves on Newhouse's advisory board.