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MUSEXPO 2024 CONFIRMS EXCLUSIVE KEYNOTE
WITH STEVE SCHNUR, WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE
& PRESIDENT MUSIC, ELECTRONIC ARTS
Steve Schnur, the Worldwide Executive & President Music at Electronic Arts, has been confirmed as an exclusive keynote panelist at next year’s MUSEXPO “United Nations of Music” event, scheduled for March 17 – 20, 2024 in Burbank, CA, “The Media Capital of The World.” Schnur’s extensive career and expertise will take center stage during a highly anticipated interview, moderated by renowned music journalist Mark Sutherland, a notable contributor to publications like Rolling Stone, The Times, Sunday Times, and Music Business Worldwide.
The keynote session will delve into the intersection of music and interactive video games, exploring their interconnected ecosystem and the role of artists, songs, and scores in enhancing the auditory and gaming experience for a vast global audience.
Steve Schnur’s multifaceted journey includes roles as a label and music publishing company President, TV executive producer, music supervisor, professional musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. His significant impact spans music, movies, television, sports, video games, and digital interactive entertainment worldwide.
His achievements have garnered recognition from Forbes, Rolling Stone, CNN, ESPN, The London Financial Times, and The New York Times. Schnur has been labeled “One of the Most Creative People in Entertainment” byEntertainment Weekly, “One of the Most Powerful People in the Music Business” and “One of the Top 20 Power Players in Digital Entertainment” by Billboard, and “One of the Top 25 Power Players in the New Hollywood” by The Wall Street Journal.
Schnur’s dedication to music supervision has led to numerous awards, including the Guild of Music Supervisorsaward for “Best Music Supervision in a Video Game” original in 2023, highlighting his work on Battlefield 2042 DLC. His philanthropic efforts are also notable, as evidenced by his receipt of The Beacon of Hope Award from The Lili Claire Foundation.
From early beginnings at MTV to executive roles at major record labels, including Elektra Records and Capitol Records, Schnur’s influence has been pivotal in shaping the industry. As the Worldwide Executive of EA Music Group, he has orchestrated international breakthroughs for artists like Green Day, CHVRCHES, Imagine Dragons, Billie Eilish, and many others positioning video game soundtracks as cultural touchpoints.
Schnur’s impact extends to his involvement in various boards, foundations, and initiatives, reflecting his commitment to music, entertainment, and social change. His keynote at MUSEXPO promises valuable insights into the evolving landscape of music in gaming, as well as music and gaming’s evolution into other technologies and platforms.
Schnur joins MUSEXPO’s prominent recent announcements confirming the exclusive keynote with the music team from Universal Pictures, and Mike Knobloch, President, Music & Publishing, NBCUniversal, as well as various other high-profile executives and companies already unveiled for next year’s 24th global edition of MUSEXPO.
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Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures
President, Virgin Music
Founder & Music Supervisor, Sound Advice
Jason C Miller
CEO, Eventim Live Asia
Music Creative Production, Netflix Series Animation
Co-Founder, Little Wolf Music & Sound
Contributing Editor, Music Business Worldwide (Music & Media Journalist)
Co-Founder & CEO, Cyanite
President of Music & Publishing, NBCUniversal
Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures
Vice President of Soundtrack & Marketing, Universal Pictures
Founder, Radish Music Supervision
Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE
Chairman InterTalent Rights Group/Chosen Music
Executive Vice President of Motion Picture Music, Universal Pictures
Publisher, The Music Registry & Co-Founder, MUBU-TV
Founder & President, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO
Worldwide Executive & President of Music, Electronic Arts
Vice President of Film & Music Licensing, Universal Pictures
(former worldwide manager Coldplay)
"I'm excited to be participating
at MUSEXPO Asia Pacific & One Movement for Music. The Asia Pacific
region is one of the most rapidly emerging music markets in the world
and I'm looking forward to attending an event that will bring together
some great people from around the globe to this burgeoning music landscape."
(Co-Founder, Sire Records Group)
"I thoroughly enjoyed MUSEXPO. There are so many of these conferences
around the world, that I really didn't know what to expect. MUSEXPO,
with the quality of its organization and participants, makes it a very
valuable conference to attend. I look forward to participating again
next year. The Focus on Asia was an outstanding panel. Emerging markets
like India and China are the key to the music industry's survival
over the next twenty years."
(Worldwide Executive Of Music & Marketing, Electronic Arts)
"As tastemakers ourselves, our network includes A&R Worldwide
as a critical resource. Their vast knowledge and connections add to
their ability to musically future forecast with us. Wherever they are
putting on this conference [MUSEXPO], we will be there for sure!"
(Founder, Infectious Records, UK)
"It was pure serendipity that my teenage children dragged me along
to The Borderline to see an unknown new Australian act called The Temper
Trap playing their first UK gig. I was totally blown away by their songs
and performance and would like to thank the A&R Worldwide organization
for being brave enough to include them at MUSEXPO Europe 2008 in England
to play what's now become a legendary debut London show. A&R Worldwide
have always championed great new talent in a way that is sorely lacking
these days; their enthusiasm, knowledge and networking is exactly what
drives this great business. Their ability to link developing artists
with music executives and radio producers and their unerring support
to connect like-minded people on a worldwide basis is truly unique."
(Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records)
Worldwide/MUSEXPO Founder] Sat Bisla is brilliantly connected on a worldwide
basis with such terrific relationships to unearth the next great talent.
He also has excellent ears and can spot the hits. Anyone who has the
pleasure of knowing him is blessed."
(Founder, Twin Music Inc.)
"With their strong international network A&R Worldwide
has the ability to bring together the world's top music talent finders
and developers and their annual conference [MUSEXPO] provides a unique
opportunity for global artist discovery and marketing opportunities."
(President & CEO, Arista Records)
Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other like-minded
executives from all areas of the international music and media business.
In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring
new talent from around the world."
(Chairman & Owner, ONKYO, USA)
"Thanks again for your fantastic hospitality.
I was impressed with both the organization and caliber of attendees."
(Founder/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment)
"Thank you again for including me in
this year's MUSEXPO. It was one of the most productive conferences
I've attended in years...solutions and advice, rather than negative
nonsense and gossip. The speakers were candid and informative. I was
proud to be on our panel. This was the first time I met Mike Walsh...what
an impressive gentleman! And I loved sharing with Seymour, Peter and
Steve. Congratulations to you and your team for a job well done!"
(Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Red Light Management)
"MUSEXPO has delivered on its promise of organizing an event that
is educational as well as manageable. We left with many new insights
and plenty of new relationships. I look forward to the next one, now
that I know what to expect. "
(Director of Business Affairs, Spotify)
"I just want to thank you for putting
on such a great event. It was relevant and fun. Many events manage the
latter, but few combine both. I look forward to the next one."
(Head Of Music, Original Series, Netflix)
"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a
great forum to network with other likeminded executives from all
areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it
provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent
from around the world."
"It was fantastic to see you and participate in your conference. Thanks
for inviting me! I really enjoyed it."
(CEO, U.K. & N. America, Modern Sky)
"Firstly congratulations on what I
thought was a great MUSEXPO event."
Music Prize, Ireland)
"Just a quick note to you and your
team to say congrats on MUSEXPO. It was a pleasure to attend such a
well-organized event. The panels were excellent and informative while
the whole atmosphere at the event was magnificent. Thanks again, here's
to the next one!"
(Founder & Chief Executive, Edge VC, UK)
"Many thanks indeed for inviting me
to participate in the MUSEXPO event, which has been first-rate. I was
pleased to be asked to speak on the UK: State of the (Host) Nation Panel
and I thoroughly enjoyed the session."
(Manager, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines)
"Thanks MUSEXPO, enjoyed taking part.
It was a very diverse group you pulled together which meant a lot was
discussed, we all enjoyed it."
(Head of Music,
BBC Radio 2)
"Thank you so much for the invite and
an excellent MUSEXPO, which people are speaking very highly of."
(Managing Director, ATC Management)
"The MUSEXPO conference has been, without
question, the most productive and meaningful event of this type I have
attended. I have met some wonderful people from all over the world and
I've experienced a very fraternal environment where people are more
than happy to engage with each other, exchanging ideas, contacts, advice,
and opinions. The networking aspect of the conference was incredibly
open and friendly, which has been of tremendous benefit to us all."
"I had a wonderful time at MUSEXPO,
and enjoyed the panel with Seymour and John. You were a gracious host
and made it all easy. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of
(Former Chairman, Spirit Music Group & Universal Music Publishing)
"Thanks you. MUSEXPO was good fun and the whole conference seemed very inspired. Well done!"
(EVP, Global Recordings, BMG)
"Many thanks - it's been a great week at MUSEXPO. Many thanks for your support and your enthusiasm for music!"
Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE
(Chairman & CEO, InterTalent Rights Group)
"As always Sat a TRIUMPH! Many, many congratulations to you and your team. It's an honour to know you and be part of your world. You are a pied piper. You bring people together in the most extra ordinary way. Kind regards as ever."
(President & COO, peermusic)
"It's always an honor to be a part of your MUSEXPO and to sit with such esteemed panelists."
(EVP Creative Music, FOX Entertainment)
"Thank you for a wonderful day at MUSEXPO! You are one of my favorite family members and I'm so appreciative of your love and support! You are an amazing individual and congrats on another successful event!! You rock!"
(Music Supervisor, Neophonic Music & Media)
"Many thanks to you all - I have already found a bunch of great music from MUSEXPO, so I appreciate you including me!"
(Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount)
"Thank you guys so much for putting on an amazing event. I truly appreciate everything you do for the music industry. I was thrilled and honored to be part of MUSEXPO this year. I'm determined to get through all the great music I received (I know there are some gems in there!). And the friendships and relationships I have cultivated over the last few months have been invaluable to me."
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