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Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Anita Chinkes-Ratner

Executive VP, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Ashley Pimenta

GM / VP Marketing at Element1 Music

Aton Ben Horin

Executive VP, Global A&R, Atlantic Records Group

Big Boy

Host, Big Boy's Neighborhood (Premiere Networks)

Charles "CB" Burks

Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records

Clinton Sparks

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

Craig Kallman

Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group

Cybele Pettus

Sr. Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts

Dae Bogan

Head of Third-Party Partnerships The MLC

Danica Bates

Senior Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Danny Garcia

CEO, Playlister Club

David McKay

GM of Artist Services, Sofar Sounds

Debra Delshad

Sr. Director, Synchronization & Music Licensing, Angry Mob Music

Delmar Powell

Vice President A&R, Position Music

Dennis Hausammann

CEO, iGroove AG

Ericka J. Coulter

Sr. Vice President of A&R, Warner Records

Ellen K

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

Gabriela Prisciandaro

Director of Talent, VEVO

Garrett Capone

Vice President & General Manager, Crush Music / Crush Ventures

Hiba Irshad

former Head of A&R, JioSaavn

J. Charley Londono

Founder & Attorney, Counsel Plus, Co.

James Cheney

Vice President Creative, Reservoir

Janine Kerr

Vice President Music, Bally Sport

Jared Lane

Director Publishing & Creative, Red Bull Records

Jesper Skibsby

CEO & Founder, WARM

Joel Denver

President & 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)

Kasey Fries

Vice President of Operations, Downtown Music Services

Kenny Ochoa

Head of Music Curation & Creative Licensing at Snap Inc.

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

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

Kevin Hellon II

CEO of Offstream Entertainment

Lisa Worden

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

Livy Rodriguez-Behar

Music Supervisor, Dreamboat Music

Mamie Coleman

Executive Vice President & Head of FOX Entertainment Music

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times Music

Mark Chipello

Vice President / Head of A&R, Position Music

Mark Sutherland

Contributing Writer, Music Business Worldwide

Markus Kuehn

Founder & Managing Partner, FLUX FM

Mason Cooper

President, Songrunner Entertainment (Music Supervisor)

Matt Pinfield

Host "New & Approved" KLOS, Los Angeles / Westwood One & Benztown Radio Networks Syndicated Host

Michael Frick

VP of Creative, MNRK Music Group

Mike Fink

Head of Creator Services, DistroKid

Nick Haussling

Music Supervisor, Walton Isaacson

Oum Pradutt

Founder & Managing Director, Phase1 Events & Entertainment Pvt Ltd (India)

Pamela Charbit

A&R Manager, Atlantic Records

Panos A. Panay

President, Recording Academy®

Pete Ganbarg

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

Phil Quartararo

President & Chairman, The Hello Group

Rachel Levy

Executive Vice President, Motion Picture Music Universal Pictures

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

Ryan Svendsen

Head of Music, Millennium Media

Sabrina Del Priore

Senior Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Sam Juneman

Sr. VP, Head of Marketing & Services, ADA

Sam Kling

Chief Creative Office, SESAC

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Satya Hinduja

Founder, Alchemic Sonic Environment

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

Vikram Mehra

Managing Director, Saregama

PANOS A. PANAY

PANOS A. PANAY

President, Recording Academy®

Panos A. Panay serves as President for the Recording Academy®. In his role, Panay drives business growth across the entire organization to further expand the service offerings for Academy members and the industry. With a focus on identifying new partnerships, global expansion and leveraging new technologies, he drives strategic advancement for the Academy's objectives and fosters a culture of innovation.

Prior to joining the Recording Academy, Panay served as the senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation at Berklee College of Music and is a fellow at MIT Connection Science. At Berklee, he led the development and execution of the college's overarching strategic plan; founded the Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship; oversaw its campuses in New York City, Valencia (Spain) and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Music + Health and India Exchange Institutes; and steered new partnerships, program development and the incorporation of new technologies. He also led Berklee's expansion to China and the K-12 sector. Prior to Berklee, Panay was founder and CEO of Sonicbids, the leading platform for emerging artists to connect with music promoters, resulting in over 1 million gigs booked in over 80 countries around the world. He led the company for 13 years until after its successful acquisition in 2013. He started his career as a talent agent and vice president at The Kurland Agency, booking the international tours for GRAMMY®-winning artists such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Branford Marsalis.

Panay has been recognized in Fast Company's Fast 50, Inc Magazine's Inc 500, Mass Hi-Tech All Stars, and Boston Globe's Game Changers. For his work with Sonicbids, Panay was also profiled in the book Outsmart by best-selling author Jim Champy and spoke at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland as part of his work with Open Music. He has been a guest on programs such as CNBC's "Squawk Box" and a guest writer about entrepreneurship for Forbes, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Inc Magazine, among others. He is a public speaker at many universities and events around the world. His first book Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation, co-authored with R. Michael Hendrix of IDEO, was released in April 2021 and was named as a business book of the month by the Financial Times.

Panay holds a music business & management degree from Berklee College of Music and is a candidate for an EMBA at IE Business School / Brown University.