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Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Alicen Schneider

Former Head of TV/Music, NBCUniversal

Allan Klepfisz

CEO, Fenix360

Allan Klepfisz

CEO, Fenix360

Andrew Brady

Sr. Manager, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Angela Leus

Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures

Ashish Jose

Business Head, Create & Collab, TM Ventures (India)

Aton Ben-Horin

EVP, A&R - Warner Music Group

Charles "CB" Burks

Vice President A&R, Red Bull Records

Chukwudi "Obi" Obi

Director, Publishing Creative – Red Bull Records

Craig Logan

CEO, LME (Management for Dido, Forest Blakk, Picture This)

Danny Rukasin

Partner & Co-Owner, Best Friends Music (Manager of Billie Eilish, Finneas)

David O'Connor

Vice President, Artist & Business Development, Live Nation

Emily Cloke

British Consul General, Los Angeles

Evan Bogart

Founder & CEO, Seeker Music

Franny Graham

Vice President Creative, Primary Wave

Gary Chen

Co-Founder & President, Allsaints Music Group (China)

George Goodrich

Founder & CEO, Playlist Push

Glen Gabriel

Composer & Producer

Haezy Kim

Vice President of Global Strategy, KREATION Music Rights

Harold Shawn

Music Coordinator, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Henry Bishop

Director A&R, BMG

Isaac Heymann

A&R, American Recordings

Jacqueline Saturn

President, Virgin Music Group North America & EVP, Global Artist Relations

Jakub Kouřil

Organiser, Composers Summit Prague

Jason Markey

Founder & Music Supervisor, Sound Advice

Jason C Miller

CEO, Eventim Live Asia

Jay Biegelsen

Manager, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Jennifer Pyken

Music Supervisor (The Way Home, This Is Us, Workaholics, Las Vegas & more)

Jenn Tolman Hurst

Sr. Vice President, MDDN

Jesper Skibsby

Founder, WARM (Worldwide Airplay Radio Monitor)

Jin Suk Choi "JINBYJIN"

Director, International A&R, KREATION Music Rights

John McGrew

Music Creative Production, Netflix Series Animation

Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young

Founder & CEO, Hooky

Josh Swedelson

Music Creative & Production Series, Netflix

J. Charley Londoño

Founder, Counsel Plus, Co. / Attorney, Peter Law Group

Katie Hargrove

Co-Founder, Little Wolf Music & Sound

Katie Pool

Manager, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Kenny "Tick" Salcido

Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records

Kristen McFarren

Associate Manager, Original Music, FOX Entertainment Music

Kristýna Nováková

Publishing Manager, Supraphon

Livy Rodriguez-Behar

Music Supervisor & Founder, Dreamboat Music

Mandar Thakur

CEO, Times Music (India)

Maria Gironas

Founder, Cool Sh*t, Cool People

Mark Chipello

Partner, Head of A&R, Position Music

Mark Sutherland

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

Markus Schwarzer

Co-Founder & CEO, Cyanite

Mary Jo Braun

Vice President, Music Clearance, Paramount Pictures

Mason Cooper

Founder, Songrunner Entertainment

Matt Pinfield

Host "New & Approved" KLOS, Los Angeles / Westwood One & Benztown Radio Networks Syndicated Host

Melinda Newman

Executive Editor, West Coast and Nashville, Billboard

Michael Goldberg

A&R, American Recordings

Michael Mancuso

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, The Hello Group

Mike Fink

Head of Creator Services, DistroKid

Mike Knobloch

President of Music & Publishing, NBCUniversal

Mike Odabashian

Global Partnerships Manager, AIMS API

Mike Weiss

VP of Music & Head A&R, UnitedMasters

Milana Rabkin Lewis

Co-Founder & CEO, Stem

Mio Vukovic

Sr. Vice President A&R/Head of Creative, Disney Music Group

Natalie Hayden

Senior Vice President of Film Music, Universal Pictures

Nat Pastor

Co-CEO, Virgin Music Group

Nazar Ponochevnyi

Co-Founder & CEO, Harmix

Nikki Walsh

Vice President of Soundtrack & Marketing, Universal Pictures

Paul Resnikoff

Publisher, Digital Music News

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

Ralph Simon

Founder & Chairman, Mobilium Global

Ramprasad Sundar

Manager, Music Creative & Production, Netflix India

Ritch Esra

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

Richard Gottehrer

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard

Robin Jenssen

CEO (Head of Europe), KREATION Music Rights Europe AB

Ryan Svendsen

Head of Music, Angel Studios

Sam Sklar

A&R, Position Music

Sat Bisla

Founder & President, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

Satya Hinduja

Founder, Alchemic Sonic Environment

Savan Kotecha

(Academy Award Nominated Songwriter/Producer – One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift & more)

Scout Easley

Director A&R, Sony Music Publishing

Selena Arizanovic

Director, Programming Music, FOX Entertainment Music

Serona Elton

Head of Educational Partnerships, The MLC

Shane Tobin

VP Partnerships, Sofar Sounds

Shirley Halperin

Editor In Chief, Los Angeles Magazine

Shivam Malhotra

Founder & CEO, Malsons Media

Steve Schnur

Worldwide Executive & President of Music, Electronic Arts

Tarsame Mittal

Founder & Host, The Music Podcast

Taylor Jones

Founder & CEO, The Hello Group

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-Owner, Mom+Pop Music

Tommy Nast

Sr. Programming Director / Music Strategies, Trafalgar Releasing

Tyler Bacon

President & CEO, Position Music

Vikki Jacobs

Vice President of Film & Music Licensing, Universal Pictures

Vivek Paul

Business Strategist & Advisor, Malson's Media (India)

Warren Hastings

Assoc. Manager, Creative Music, Fox Entertainment

Wendy Goldstein

Co-President, Republic Records

Zoe Gillespie

Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Capitol Music Group + Motown Records

Tyler Bacon

Tyler Bacon

President & CEO, Position Music

Tyler Bacon founded Position Music in 1999 as one of the first companies to independently represent third-party music catalogs for Film and TV Licensing. Today, his company has evolved into a bonafide full-service independent music publisher and label.

By independently building substantial synch business and cultivating industry relationships for over 23 years, Position Music has placed music with the largest studios and brands including Netflix's Bridgerton, Warner Bros' Suicide Squad, Disney's Toy Story 4, Amazon Studio's Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, HBO's Winning Time, Verizon, BMW, McDonald's, Samsung, Coors Light, Southwest Airlines, Riot Games' League of Legends, Bungie's Destiny 2, EA's Madden '23, and more.

Bacon has utilized his company's synch and publishing expertise to transition Position Music into what it is today: a full-service frontline record label and music company.

In the past two years, Position Music has signed some of the most respected artists, songwriters, and producers in the industry including Dru "Falconry" DeCaro, ¿Téo?, Krupa, Sam Tinnesz, John "Feldy" Feldmann, Layto, Blackway, Yonatan Watts, Ryan Oakes, No Love For The Middle Child, Kid Bloom, Elohim, Kyle Dion, and more. Collectively, these talented songwriters and producers have cuts with Arianna Grande, Machine Gun Kelly, Juice WRLD, grandson, Ty Dolla $ign, Em Beihold, Sueco, Dua Lipa, Pop Smoke, Keith Urban, Fridayy, Jaden Smith, and many others.

Recently, Position Music had a Top 25 song on the Top 40 radio charts with Avril Lavigne's "I'm a Mess" feat. Yungblud (John Feldmann cowrite). Last year, Position Music saw "Numb Little Bug" by Em Beihold (Falconry cowrite) climb to the top of the Hot A/C radio chart before going platinum. Position Music also recently went double platinum with grandson's "Blood // Water" (Krupa cowrite). This month, Judah & the Lion's "Take It All Back 2.0" went certified platinum. Last year, Sueco's "Paralyzed" (No Love for the Middle Child cowrite) and Rotimi's "In My Bed" ft. Wale (Harmony "H-Money" Samuels and JV cowrite) also both went gold.

Position Music, distributed by Virgin Music Group, has strategic partnerships around the world including a recently negotiated worldwide sub-publishing agreement with Kobalt (soon to be publicly announced).

As Founder, CEO, and President, Bacon built one of the largest solely owned independent music publishing companies in the United States. In the coming months, Bacon will announce a large private equity minority investor which unlocks an impressive amount of funds to expedite the company's current trajectory of proactively building a world-class pop, alt-rock, and hip-hop/R&B roster that includes the hottest songwriters and producers in contemporary music. Position Music is well-funded and aggressively pursuing major catalog acquisitions while simultaneously building the frontline record label roster.

Earlier this year, Bacon announced a joint-venture with Tommy "TB Hits" Brown, and will soon announce joint-ventures with other high-profile production and song-writing teams such as Big Noise, The Monsters & Strangerz, and Harmony Samuels. More JV deals of this ilk will be publicly announced throughout 2023. With the recent funding and impressive talent acquisition, Position Music is uniquely poised to become a significant player in pop music.