musexpo speakers

Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Amy Carney

former COO, Fox Entertainment

Andre Herd

Sr. Director A&R, Artist Partner Group (APG)

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

Ben Maddahi

Sr. VP A&R, Columbia Records & President, Unrestricted

Big Boy

Host, Big Boy's Neighborhood (Premiere Networks)

Cathy Mathalone

Head of A&R & Publishing, Tileyard Music (UK)

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

David O'Connor

Vice President, Artist & Business Development, Live Nation

Debra Delshad

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

Delmar Powell

Vice President A&R, Position Music

Dennis Hausammann

CEO, iGroove AG

Ellen K

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

Ericka J. Coulter

Sr. VP A&R, Warner Records & Founder, TheBasement Series

Evan Bogart

Founder & CEO, Seeker Music

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

Jennifer Freed

Founder & CEO, Trevanna Tracks

Jesper Skibsby

CEO & Founder, WARM

Jimmy Steal

VP, Brand & Content, WTMX Mix 101.9/WSHE 100.3 Chicago

Joel Denver

President & Founder, All Access Music Group

Jonathan Lane

Founder & Music Supervisor, Clearly Music


Head of Production, Offstream Music Group

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

Ken Blaustein

Vice President, A&R, Universal Music Enterprises

Kenny Ochoa

Head of Music Curation & Creative Licensing at Snap Inc.

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

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

Kristin Graziani

President, Stem Distribution

Lindsay Fellows

Executive VP, The Engine360

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

Mansoor Rahimat Khan

Co-founder & CEO,

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

Mike Weiss

Vice President Music & Head of A&R, UnitedMasters

Nick Haussling

Music Supervisor, Walton Isaacson

Oum Pradutt

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

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

Rachel Levy

Executive Vice President, Motion Picture Music Universal Pictures

Ralph Simon

Founder & Chairman, Mobilium Global

Reynold D'Silva

Founder / CEO, Silva Screen 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

Rudy Chung

Music Creative & Production, Original Film, Netflix

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

Samuel Diaz

Director Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Satya Hinduja

Founder, Alchemic Sonic Environment

Saurabh Abbi

Partner & CEO, TM Ventures

Sean Mulligan

Sr. Vice President Creative & Music Supervision, The Wilders

Taylor Jones

CEO, The Hello Group

Taylor Testa

Vice President A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group

Teri Nelson Carpenter

Founder & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks, LLC

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-Owner, Mom+Pop

Tom Polce

Producer / Composer, Paramount Global, Creative Music Strategy

Toussaint Hunt

Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Tricia Holloway

Global Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Trygge Toven

Vice President Creative & Sr. Music Supervisor, Format Entertainment

Tyler Bacon

President & CEO, Position Music

Vikram Mehra

Managing Director, Saregama



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.