musexpo speakers

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



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

Clinton Sparks is an Entrepreneur, Investor, Executive, Author, and marketing maven disguised as a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum DJ, Producer and Songwriter originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Clinton is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum record producer and publisher responsible for selling over 75 million records. He has won BMI songwriter awards with his C. Sparks Ent, Inc. company as well as a recipient of numerous ASCAP music awards with DJ Snake who he discovered and signed as part of his Get Familiar Music publishing. Sparks has written and produced hit songs for multi-platinum recording artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Diddy, Pitbull, Ludacris, Big Sean, Akon and 2 Chainz. Clinton has been shaping and shifting hip hop culture for almost 20 years, from introducing it to the E! Network audience where he was an on-air host for 5 years (2008-2013), to building his own worldwide syndicated radio show in over 22 markets. Clinton has always been at the forefront of merging and colliding cultures. His ability to forecast trends while being able to fluently speak and weave amongst different industries has given Clinton the advantage to garner tremendous success for himself, brands, companies, and talent he's worked with. He has created critically acclaimed projects with artists from Eminem and Kanye West to Busta Rhymes and The Clipse, who's "We Got It For Cheap" series was named in Rolling Stone magazines top 50 albums of that year. He was Diddy's tour DJ, built his own worldwide syndicated radio show in over 22 markets, Helped launch Eminem's Shade 45 channel on Sirius/XM, was the VP at Dash Radio and played an intricate role in the branding of Ciroc during his 7 year ambassadorship as a Ciroc Boy. Additionally, Clinton is the co-owner, co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of the world's fastest growing and most diverse esports lifestyle gaming brand, XSET. He is the owner of the first national monetizable Hip Hop radio station, Get Familiar Radio and, Co-founder and owner of BOOTE, a state-of-the-art women's athleisure line. Clinton is an investor who has made early investments in companies such as Facebook and FaZe Clan. In addition to investing, Clinton held an executive role at Faze Clan as VP of Business Development for almost three years, again bringing Hip Hop into the gaming space by recruiting rappers Offset, Swae Lee, Pitbull, Yo Gotti and more into investing into the gaming space. He is also the strategic advisor for Esports technologies, a global sports wagering platform. Most recently, Clinton has partnered with Twitch and has built the biggest music and business show, WIN BIG with Clinton Sparks on the platform. His show has attracted an audience of over 5 million viewers. Every week Clinton brings on successful actors, athletes, rappers, executives, entrepreneurs, and winners to tell their stories and give the viewers/listeners invaluable lessons and actionable steps to build their own careers.