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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




Ron Fair's career spans five decades as a major-label veteran, acclaimed producer, arranger, recording engineer, musical director and A&R Executive. Fair was previously Chairman, Geffen Records; President, A&M Records; and Chief Creative Officer/Executive Vice President, Virgin Records - all divisions of the Universal Music Group. Ron Fair was born and raised in Los Angeles. He met his mentor in 1976, (Oscar-winning composer Bill Conti) while engineering a pop-up indie movie score in Los Angeles. As Bill Conti's assistant, Fair was awarded his first gold record - the original soundtrack to the classic film "ROCKY." Fair was Chairman of Geffen Records (5 years,) President of A&M Records (5 years,) and held senior A & R and label positions at Virgin Records, RCA Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Records, and Island Records-London. Fair's recordings have won TEN Grammy awards and have been nominated 17 times. Fair discovered and shepherded Christina Aguilera - selling over 50 million copies, winning numerous Grammy awards, including "Best New Artist." Fair A&R'd Christina Aguilera's first five albums. He championed the Black Eyed Peas to 27 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple Grammy wins, as well as co-producing and arranging the strings on their global breakthrough # 1 hit "Where is The Love?" He produced and A&R'd the Pussycat Dolls six-million-selling Grammy-nominated debut album, yielding several international number-one singles. As an A&R Executive at RCA Records, Fair discovered and signed Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson in the girl-trio Wild Orchid. He later re-signed Fergie, installed her in the Black Eyed Peas, leading to her 5-million-selling Grammy-nominated solo album "The Duchess," with three number-1 singles including "Big Girls Don't Cry." Fair was co-producer of Mary J. Blige's #1 hit "Be Without You"– charting 18 weeks at number-one R & B , five weeks at number one Hot 100, winning three Grammys, and achieving over 7 million album sales. He co-produced "Lady Marmalade" (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim) the international number-one from "Moulin Rouge" selling over 3 million copies. He brought Snow Patrol to the USA, selling a million-plus albums on the number-1 hit "Chasing Cars." Currently, Fair produced #1 Classical album of piano virtuoso LANG LANG on an expansive concept album of Disney animation songs for Universal Classics / Deutsche Grammophon – "The Disney Book".