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MUSEXPO “The United Nations of Music” ( has announced its return to Burbank, CA from March 19 - 22, 2023. MUSEXPO also delivers a series of events which includes the Global Synch Summit and A&R Summit.

From March 19th - 22nd, MUSEXPO will once again be held at 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 2023’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, iHeartRadio, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Insomniac Games, Legendary Films, The CW Television Network, NBCUniversal, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios, KPWR “Power 106” Los Angeles, Position Music and A&R Worldwide’s headquarters to name just a few. The city of Burbank is once again set to welcome 2023 delegates to this long-time epicenter of music creativity and innovation as the event unites artists, industry and fans alike.

MUSEXPO will look to deliver an unparalleled overview of the global music business from A&R, publishing, digital, streaming, brands, synch, live, management, distribution, multi-media, technology, marketing, radio and much more, in an intimate networking experience that its flagship event is world renowned 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 will feature numerous unique and innovative opportunities and platforms to foster creative opportunities and commercial realizations.

The event will include the inaugural presentation of the MUSEXPO “Lifetime Achievement Award” during a special VIP Awards Gala Luncheon. The event will take place on Monday March 20th and honor Joel Denver - President/Publisher/co-Founder of the ALL ACCESS MUSIC (, at Castaway in Burbank. In addition, it will present the esteemed “Worldwide Radio Person of The Year” and “International Music Person of The Year” awards – honorees will be unveiled soon.

“We know everyone is keen to reconnect, forge new creative and business opportunities, bringing the music business back better and more equitable than ever, to help both artists and industry alike thrive in a meaningful way. We are determined to bring a fresh energy and an assortment of exciting new opportunities to our 2023 attendees, and look forward to helping unite artists, executives and the global music business alike.” states Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO.

Previous “Int’l Music Person of the Year” awards honorees have included Monte Lipman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records & Avery Lipman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Grammy & Emmy Award Winning & Oscar nominated global hit songwriter Diane Warren; Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive & President Music, EA Games; Daniel Glass, President & Founder, Glassnote Entertainment Group; Alexandra Patsavas, Music Creative + Production / Original Series Netflix; George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, UK & Ireland, Apple; Kevin Weatherly, Head of North American Programming, Spotify; Jimmy Steal, VP of Brand & Content, “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago, Lisa Worden, Vice President, Rock & Alternative, iHeartMedia, and Program Director of ALT 98.7 and numerous other global music and media influencers!

MUSEXPO will also continue to welcome the crème de la crème of global showcasing talent to its stage that has previously welcomed then unsigned or unknown artists such as Katy Perry, LMFAO, Jessie J, Teddybears, Frank Turner, Robyn, Lime Cordiale, 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.

Over the past 17 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; Andrew Kronfeld – Executive Vice President, Universal Music Group; Avery Lipman – Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Republic Records; Ben Cooper – former 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!); Korda Marshall - EVP, New Recordings, BMG & Founder, Infectious Records; Larry King – the late Legendary Radio and Television Broadcaster/Interviewer; Marty Diamond – Head of Music, Wasserman Music (Coldplay, Eminem, The 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 – Global Head of Music, United Talent Agency; Nick Raphael – former President, Capitol Records U.K.; Nigel Lythgoe - Executive Producer, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance; 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 BieberKaty 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; Tom Anderson - Co-Founder, MySpace; Troy Carter – Founder & CEO, Q&A Media Holdings.; (The Black Eyed Peas); and Zane Lowe – Apple’s Beats 1; amongst thousands of others.

MUSEXPO was born out of the inspirational and organic dinners launched by A&R Worldwide Founder Sat Bisla (also the founder of A&R Network and The New Music Network; the predecessor to iHeartMedia) and Coldplay’s worldwide manager Dave Holmes back in 1999 in an effort to bring the global music, media and technology communities together in a meaningful manner.

Registration is now open for MUSEXPO 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

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