musexpo origins

A&R Worldwide The origins of MUSEXPO stem from the roots of the intimate A&R Network (the predecessor to A&R Worldwide) networking dinners in Los Angeles, which first occurred back in 2001 and have since traveled to New York, Berlin, London, Helsinki, Toronto, Mumbai, Tokyo, Sydney, Nashville, Paris, Seoul, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Athens, Singapore, Beijing, Johannesburg, Dubai, Moscow, Stockholm, Auckland and many other cities around the world. These exclusive dinners were organized by A&R Network and A&R Worldwide architect Sat Bisla with the purpose of bringing together friends and like-minded relationships from the global radio, A&R, film/TV music supervision, publishing, new media and artist management communities to engage in creative dialogue and establish fresh business relationships.

It was the positive culmination of these organic networking dinners that spawned the creation of MUSEXPO events around the globe. A&R Worldwide President & Founder Sat Bisla explains, "These exclusive dinners were organized with the purpose of bringing together friends from the international music, media and technology communities to connect with like-minded, forward-thinking professionals--all with the intent of discovering new music, broadening organically crafted relationships and creating unconventional ways of doing business within an ever-changing global market. Now, many dinners later with thousands of executives having participated, we have evolved the concept of the A&R Worldwide dinner meetings to the next level and created MUSEXPO. Our ethos is to continually evolve, teach and inspire forward-thinking minds as well as create new platforms that will build the bridges for the future of our multifaceted business, as well as providing a showcasing platform for the creme de la creme of emerging international talent on a global stage of key decision-makers, gate keepers and influencers."

MUSEXPO is an unprecedented and exclusive opportunity to interact with a wide range of influential decisionmakers from the international music, media and technology industries all brought together at MUSEXPO. Created by popular demand, the inaugural MUSEXPO enriched the experience created at the A&R Worldwide dinners, creating a climate that attracted executives and artists to travel from dozens of countries across the world to participate -- all because they understand the value of discovering and developing fresh new relationships, inspirations and solutions in a constantly changing worldwide pop cultural eco-system.

musexpo early photos

Zane Lowe (Global Creative Director, Apple Music)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Dave Holmes (Coldplay's worldwide manager for over 20 years)

Dianne Warren (Grammy Winning & Oscar Nominated songwriter)
Sarah Stennett (Founder & CEO, First Access Entertainment)
Brian Malouf (Award-winning Producer)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)

Top: Rob Scott (Founder & MD, Source Music, Australia),
Dan McCarroll (Global Head of Amazon Originals, Amazon Music),
Ron Laffitte (Founder, Patriot Management)
Bottom: Jed The Fish (former DJ, KROQ Los Angeles)
Andrew Phillips (formerly with Xfm London) and Rick Morrison (formerly RCA Records Group)

Miguel Solano (CEO, FyreHouse)
Aton Ben-Horin (Global Vice President A&R, Warner Music Group)
Darcus Beese (former President Island Records)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide)

Paul Oakenfold (DJ, producer, remixer)
Nick Raphael (former President, Capitol Records, UK)

Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Tim Youngson (Director, Saiko Management)
Ron Perry (Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records)

Ananya Birla (Platinum-selling artist in India)
Felix Howard (A&R executive, songwriter and producer)
Doug Mark (Founding Partner, Mark Music & Media Law)
Akshita Shah
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Ronnie Benarie (Founder, RB Management)

Monte Malone (Sr. VP A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Raphi Lima (Global Music Marketing, Partnerships & Supervision, EA)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Jerry Heller (Former & Late Manager, N.W.A, Eazy-E)
Brandon Fuller (CCO & Partner, 1215Creative)

Gary Chen (QQ Music, China)
Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE (Chairman & Founder, InterTalent Rights Group)
Cassandra Gracey (President, 4th Floor Creative Group/Sony Music UK)
Gary Cohen (Brand Partnerships Director, ATC Management & ATC Live)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Sam Mumford (A&R Manager, Decca)
Amarpal Gaind (Head of Strategy, Silva Screen Music Group)

Dave Holmes (worldwide manager Coldplay)
Sat Bisla (President & Founder, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO)
Kenny MacPherson (Group CEO, Hipgnosis Songs Fund)
Steve Schnur, Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing, EA Games
Craig Kallman (Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records Group)