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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

RITCH ESRA

RITCH ESRA

Publisher, The Music Business Registry

For 30 years Ritch Esra has been running the Music Business Registry which includes The A&R Registry, The Publisher Registry, The Music Business Attorney Registry, Artist Manager Registry and The Film and Television Music Guide. "Our various publications and databases give everyone vital, accurate and the most up to date information they need to contact the entire A&R, music publishing, artist management, legal and the film and Television music communities," says Ritch. "Each publication contains contact information consisting of address, E-mail (including web sites), direct dial telephone. Additionally, we provide the exact title, street address, the name of their assistant and the style of music that each executive deals with. Due to the volatile nature of A&R, the A&R Registry is completely updated and reprinted every eight weeks and often has over 20-30 changes in a single issue. There are no other publications of this kind anywhere in the world. Among the subscribers are record company executives, music publishers, managers, agents, attorneys, studios and other various music business professionals in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Stockholm, Sydney and Munich. Ritch started out as a promotion coordinator for A&M Records in Los Angeles in 1980-81. From 1981-1987, Ritch was director of West Coast A&R for Arista Records. He signed The Thompson Twins to their US Deal as well as Mara Getz. He worked extensively with the publishing and songwriting communities for material for Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Tanya Tucker, Jennifer Warnes and Jermaine Jackson. He also coordinated music for the "Ghostbusters" and "Perfect" soundtracks. From 1987-1992, Ritch worked on various independent projects. He produced the award-winning educational video for artists and musicians, "How to Get a Record Deal." "At the time, it was the only video of its kind examining the frequently misunderstood process from five different perspectives: record company executives, A&R VPs, artist managers, record producers and 16 major artists including Los Lobos, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins, Jody Watley, Karla Bonoff, Michael Bolton, Fleetwood Mac, Chick Corea and Kenny Loggins," says Ritch. Producers Phil Ramone and Jeff Baxter are also interviewed in the video. In 2012, he was one of the founders of MUBUTV, an educational channel for artists on Youtube. Ina addition, he has taught Music Business classes at the Musicians Institute as well as SAE (School for Audio Engineering) and has also taught at UCLA Extension.