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Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Anita Chinkes-Ratner

Executive VP, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Big Boy

Host, Big Boy's Neighborhood (Premiere Networks)

Clinton Sparks

Entrepreneur, Investor, DJ, Producer, Songwriter (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ludacris, Big Sean, 2 Chainz)

Danica Bates

Senior Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Danny Garcia

CEO, Playlister Club

Delmar Powell

Vice President A&R, Position Music

Ellen K

Host Ellen K Radio Show, KOST 103.5 FM Los Angeles & Ellen K Weekend Show (iHeartMedia)

Joel Denver

President & Co-founder, All Access Music Group

Jonathan Lane

Founder & Music Supervisor, Clearly Music

Katy Gavillet

Vice President, Creative Music, FOX Entertainment

Kara DioGuardi

Songwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur

Karl Kongkham

Managing Director, Warner Music (Thailand)

Kenny Ochoa

Head of Music Curation & Creative Licensing at Snap Inc.

Livy Rodriguez-Behar

Music Supervisor, Dreamboat Music

Mamie Coleman

Executive Vice President & Head of FOX Entertainment Music

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times Music

Mark Sutherland

Contributing Writer, Music Business Worldwide

Mark Chipello

Vice President / Head of A&R, Position Music

Michael Frick

VP of Creative, MNRK Music Group

Pamela Charbit

A&R Manager, Atlantic Records

Pete Ganbarg

President of A&R, Atlantic Records & President ATCO Records

Phil Quartararo

President & Chairman, The Hello Group

Rich Goldman

President & Founder, Riptide Music Group

Ric Salmon

CEO, Driift & Director ATC Management

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Rochelle Holguin

Sr. Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Ron Fair

A&R Executive, producer, songwriter, composer & former Chairman, Geffen Records/President, A&M Records & CCO/Executive VP, Virgin Records

Ryan Kofman

Director, Creative Music, FOX Entertainment

Sabrina Del Priore

Senior Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Sam Juneman

Sr. VP, Head of Marketing & Services, ADA

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Sydney Lopes

Head of Hip Hop / R&B, Artist Partnerships, Spotify

Tarsame Mittal

Founder, All About Music & TM Talent Management (India)

Taylor Jones

CEO, The Hello Group

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-President / Mom + Pop Music

Toussaint Hunt

Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Tricia Holloway

Global Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Tyler Bacon

President & CEO, Position Music


Executive VP, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

As Executive Vice President of Creative Music Strategy, Anita Chinkes Ratner leads music sync and strategy across Paramount's iconic brands and content including BET, CBS, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, Paramount+, Pluto TV, Showtime and VH1.

Anita collaborates with show creators and music creators to execute the branded sound that defines content. She oversees and directs promotion initiatives that amplify the music stories within shows including producing numerous award-nominated soundtracks and singles. Her team handles music supervision and services with a focus on original music creation, and controls music placements in Emmy-winning programming and marketing campaigns across a wide variety of genres including Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, The Real World, Emily in Paris, The L Word Generation Q, Drag Race, Beavis and Butt-Head, The Challenge, Yo! MTV Raps and Yellowstone. Discovering music and artists, new and old, is one of the things that she enjoys most about her role at Paramount.

Anita is passionate in her efforts to increase representation for women and POC within the music created for Paramount content and beyond. As such she leads music creation for Paramount Originals, and is the founder of the MTV Entertainment Group First Time Composers program. Anita is vocal in her efforts to support music focused non-profits and has spent much of her time on developing and working with mentorship programs including She is the Music, Girls Make Beats, BYXX, Earth Girl. She currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Hofstra University and prior to joining Paramount worked as a freelance Music Supervisor and Music Consultant on numerous film, tv and artist projects.