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Angela Leus

Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures

Jacqueline Saturn

President, Virgin Music

Jason Markey

Founder & Music Supervisor, Sound Advice

Jason C Miller

CEO, Eventim Live Asia

John McGrew

Music Creative Production, Netflix Series Animation

Katie Hargrove

Co-Founder, Little Wolf Music & Sound

Mark Sutherland

Contributing Editor, Music Business Worldwide (Music & Media Journalist)

Markus Schwarzer

Co-Founder & CEO, Cyanite

Mike Knobloch

President of Music & Publishing, NBCUniversal

Natalie Hayden

Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures

Nikki Walsh

Vice President of Soundtrack & Marketing, Universal Pictures

Peymon Maskan

Founder, Radish Music Supervision

Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE

Chairman InterTalent Rights Group/Chosen Music

Rachel Levy

Executive Vice President of Motion Picture Music, Universal Pictures

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry & Co-Founder, MUBU-TV

Sat Bisla

Founder & President, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

Steve Schnur

Worldwide Executive & President of Music, Electronic Arts

Vikki Jacobs

Vice President of Film & Music Licensing, Universal Pictures

Sat Bisla

Sat Bisla

Founder & President, A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO

Sat Bisla is a prominent figure in the global music business, known for his extensive career and diverse range of roles that spans over three decades. With a background as a club DJ, journalist, broadcast media, booker, manager, as well as creative, executive and corporate advisor, Sat has made significant contributions to the music, media, and technology industries worldwide.

As a renowned A&R executive, Sat has worked with record labels such as Arista Records, Atlantic Records, BMG, Capitol Records, Columbia, Concord, Epic, EMI, Interscope, Island Records, LAVA Records, Nettwerk, Parlophone, RCA, Warner Records, and others. Through his expertise, he has played a crucial role in discovering and signing many artists who have achieved global success.

Sat’s impact goes beyond his work with record labels. He played a pivotal role in creating and managing the global A&R Network, the first-of-its-kind resource for record labels, publishers, managers, booking agents, and creatives. This initiative was developed during his tenure at Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment, now known as Live Nation. Additionally, Sat was instrumental in the establishment of The New Music Network, which has evolved into iHeart Media – one of the world’s most influential audio and media platforms.

In 2006, Sat launched Pangaea Entertainment Group, which houses prominent brands like A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO, and Worldwide Radio Summit. His radio show, Passport Approved, is globally syndicated and serves as a tastemaker platform for pre-discovery music. It has been broadcasted on over 80 radio platforms worldwide, including notable stations like KROQ Los Angeles, KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland, Q101 Chicago, Flux FM Berlin (Germany), Radio Doble Nueve Lima (Peru), Radio 1 Mumbai (India), and many others and has featured guests hosts including Apple’s Zane Lowe, and Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive & President Music, EA Games. Sat’s also been a DJ on KCRW and KCSN Los Angeles.

Sat’s influence extends to his involvement in discovering, pivotal early support, and/or helping with the signing of artists Adele, Dido, Lime Cordiale, Keane, Muse, LMFAO, Coldplay, Mia Rodriguez, Forest Blakk, KONGOS, Sheppard, The Temper Trap, The Ting Tings, Lorde, Katy Perry, Jessie J, Tove Lo, Wolfmother, Bonnie McKee, Missy Higgins, Sia, Gavin James, Lily Allen, and many others.

His expertise and achievements have garnered recognition from reputable publications such as Billboard, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Music Business Worldwide, Music Week (UK), Musik Woche (Germany), The Music Network (Australia), and more.

Sat’s significant contributions have been formally acknowledged and honored. In 2018, he received recognition and a proclamation from the Mayor and City of Los Angeles, as well as an honorarium award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These accolades acknowledged his outstanding contributions to the global music, media, and radio communities. In 2019, Sat was further honored with the “Founder’s Award” from AMEC (Association Media Entertainment Counsel), an organization comprising thousands of attorneys from esteemed media, entertainment, and digital companies in North America.