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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



President & CEO, Position Music

Tyler Bacon founded Position Music in 1999.  With over two decades of steady growth, including tripling revenue in the last five years, Position Music has become one of the largest, truly independent music publishing companies in the world.  

Position was built on substantial synch activity, but now support a staff of 35—including an 11 person synch team and 10 person A&R team. Over its 23 year history, the company has evolved into a full-service music company.   In addition to publishing, the company is also doing the foundational hard work of artist development with its indie label arm. 

Tyler is passionate about building a company, team, and culture that is about doing the hard work:“I had the ‘luxury’ of NOT having money to start a company.  There wasn’t the ability to pay large advances and acquire bigger copyrights.  We had to build from scratch.  It was about finding and creating opportunities to attract artists and writers,” says Bacon. “We still have that mentality in both synch and A&R, but now that is blended with the ability to invest in more established artists and writers.”

The label, distributed by AWAL, has had success upstreaming artists Welshly Arms (Platinum record “Legendary” - Universal) and TeaMarrr (Issa Rae’s Raedio/Atlantic joint venture).  It is also home to Kid BloomRyan OakesLayto2WEI, Dead Posey, Blackway, and others.

The publishing roster includes Harmony Samuels, Kid BloomNo Love for the Middle ChildKyle ReynoldsTeaMarrrWelshly ArmsJudah & the Lion¿Téo?Fantastic Negrito, Dru “Falconry” DeCaro,  and Brandyn Burnett.

This past year, Position Music participated in a RIAA certified Platinum cut for Em Beihold's hit song Numb Little Bug,” which stood atop the HOT A/C Radio charts for over a month this past summer. The company also had cuts on two other certified gold records with Rotimi's In My Bed and Sueco's “Paralyzed. 

The synch team’s recent activity includes brand spots with Samsung, Apple, Nissan, T-Mobile, Miller, UFC, NFL and Trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThor 4: Love and Thunder and Lord of the RingsThe Rings of Power.