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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



CEO, Driift & Director ATC Management

ATC has a roster of more than 70 artist, composer and producer clients, including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Faithless, Damian Rice, Johnny Marr, and Isobel Waller-Bridge. The company also represents over 400 acts through its live division, ATC-Live. Ric is also the co-founder and CEO of Driift, the market-leading producer and promoter of premium quality livestream events for the world's greatest artists and performers. Driift's productions include shows for The Smile, Jack Johnson, Laura Marling, Nick Cave, Niall Horan, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Dita Von Teese. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the company developed and produced the groundbreaking 8hr "Live At Worthy Farm" livestream for Glastonbury Festival, featuring onsite performances from the likes of Coldplay, HAIM, Damon Albarn, Michael Kiwanuka, Jorja Smith and Wolf Alice. Working with globally-renowned directors and iconic venues, Driift has continually broken new ground, and collaborated extensively with a wide range of artist teams and partners. In September 2022, the company acquired the DREAMSTAGE technology platform. Since launch, Driift sold more than 800,000 tickets to audiences in more than 190 countries, and received awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and The Webbys. Prior to ATC, Ric founded management company Harvest Entertainment, representing globally established artists such as Seal, Morrissey and Joss Stone, and held senior A&R roles at Sony Music, Ministry of Sound and Warner Music International. Ric currently sits on the board of the UK's Music Managers Forum and the Council of Music Makers.