2021 Confirmed Speakers

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Ace Piva

Ace Piva

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Over the Bridge; Ontario, Canada

Adam Behr

Adam Behr

Director, Live Music Exchange; Lecturer, Newcastle University, Edinburgh, UK

Adam Fowler

Adam Fowler

Director of Research; Beacon Economics, UC Riverside School of Business

Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis

CEO, Planetary Group; Los Angeles, USA

 

 

Akira Nakano

Akira Nakano

President, CEO, & Artistic Director, LA Inception Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA USA

Alejandro Cohen

Alejandro Cohen

Executive Director, DubLab; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Alex Gershwin

Alex Gershwin

Manager, Business Development, Songtrust, Los Angeles, CA USA

 

 

Alicia Scholer

Alicia Scholer

VP, Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI); San Francisco, CA USA

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Co-Founder, Winston Baker, New York, NY, USA

 

 

Andrea DaSilva

Andrea DaSilva

Global Team Leader, Media & Entertainment Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; Washington DC USA

Andreea Magdalina

Andreea Magdalina

Founder, SheSaid.so; Sr. Producer, HOO KOO E KOO; Los Angeles, CA, USA

Andrew Wallenstein

Andrew Wallenstein

President & Chief Media Analyst of Variety Intelligence Platform; Los Angeles, USA

Angela Rose Whaley

Angela Rose Whaley

Co-Founder, Music Minds Matter; Marketing Strategist, Delta Six Digital; Co-Founder, Clixigen; Denver, CO, USA

Anne McKinnon

Anne McKinnon

Cofounder & Co-CEO of Overview Ark; Canada

Anthony Martini

Anthony Martini

CEO, Royalty Exchange; Founder, Commission; New York, NY, USA

Anya della Croce

Anya della Croce

Executive manager at Petzi; Switzerland

Armen Shaomian

Armen Shaomian

President, MEIEA; Associate Professor, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Audrey Guerre

Audrey Guerre

Coordinator, Live DMA; Board Member, European Music Council; Board Member, Trempolino, France

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Performing Arts Program Director, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bryce Merrill

Bryce Merrill

Music Programs Manager, Bohemian Foundation, Denver, CO USA

Catherine Fournier

Catherine Fournier

Director, Marketing, LyricFind, Toronto ONT Canada

 

 

Celia Thomson

Celia Thomson

Administrative Assistant, Musical Bridges Around the World; Junior, UTSA; San Antonio, TX, USA

Chris Zacher

Chris Zacher

Executive Director and Founder, Levitt Pavilion Denver; Lecturer, Univ. of Colorado; Partner, Zebra Incorporated, Denver, CO USA

D.O. Gibson

D.O. Gibson

President, Northern Power Summit; President and Founder, Northstarr Entertainment Inc.; Toronto, ONT, Canada

Dameun Strange

Dameun Strange

Director of Communications, American Composers Forum, St. Paul, MN, USA

Danya Dixon

Danya Dixon

CEO, Canadian Music Week; Mississauga, ONT, Canada

 

 

Dave Ratner

Dave Ratner

Managing Partner, Principal, Creative Law Network, Denver, CO, USA

David Hazan

David Hazan

Founder DLH Strategic Marketing; NYC, USA

 

 

David McLoughlin

David McLoughlin

Owner, Brasil Calling; Sao Paulo, Brasilia

 

 

Debbie Carroll

Debbie Carroll

Vice President, Health and Human Services, MusiCares; Nashville, USA

Diana Raiselis

Diana Raiselis

Research Fellow, VibeLab; Berlin, Germany

Dick Wingate

Dick Wingate

Founder, DEV Advisors, New York, NY USA

Don Pitts

Don Pitts

President and Co-Founder, Sound Music Cities, Austin, TX, USA

Edwina Maben

Edwina Maben

Student, CU Denver; Partner Artist, Youth on Record; Denver, CO, USA

Elia Mssawir

Elia Mssawir

Managing Partner, Big Beards Entertainment, Dubai, UAE

Eline Van Audenaerde

Eline Van Audenaerde

Captain, The Unicorn Mothership; Ghent, Belgium

Elizabeth Cawein

Elizabeth Cawein

Founder, Music Export Memphis; CEO & Founder, Signal Flow PR; Adj. Professor, Rhodes College; Memphis, TN USA

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

James Irvine Chair, Urban and Regional Planning, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA USA

Elizabeth Stookey Sunde

Elizabeth Stookey Sunde

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Music to Life, Wilder, VT USA

Emily White

Emily White

Founding Partner, Collective Entertainment & #iVoted; Brooklyn, NY, USA

Emmanuel LeGrand

Emmanuel LeGrand

Publisher, Creative Industries Newsletter; Washington DC, USA

Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert

Festival Director/Co-Founder, Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID, USA

Frank Heuser

Frank Heuser

Professor, Music Education, UCLA Alpert School of Music, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Geoff Mayfield

Geoff Mayfield

Freelance Journalist for Variety, Billboard, Music Business Worldwide, and Music Aficionado, Pasadena, CA USA

Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson

President, Maremel Institute; Faculty, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Los Angeles, CA, USA

James Jacoby

James Jacoby

Sync & Licensing, Anthem Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA USA

Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer

Partner at One Drop Sync, KCRW Radio DJ, Manager, Adjunct Professor, Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jay Gilbert

Jay Gilbert

Co-Founder, Digital Services, Label Logic, Los Angeles, CA USA

Jay Mogis

Jay Mogis

Media Rights, Data Scientist, Musician, Creative Media; Brisbane, Australia

Jay Tucker

Jay Tucker

Executive Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management; USA

Jeremy Peters

Jeremy Peters

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University; Detroit, MI, USA

Jim Griffin

Jim Griffin

Pex, Vice President, Digital Rights; The Plains, VA, USA

Jocelyn Kane

Jocelyn Kane

Responsible Hospitality; Palm Springs, CA, USA

John Petrocelli

John Petrocelli

CEO & Founder, Bulldog DM; Los Angeles, USA

Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

Music Supervisor, Director, Producer, Song Stew Entertainment, Santa Monica, CA USA

Jude Clark

Jude Clark

Music Industry Digital Strategist, Joose Digital, UK/East Africa

 

 

Justin Ruoff

Justin Ruoff

VP, Operations, Media Creek / Live 365, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Karen Reece

Karen Reece

President, Urban Community Arts Network; Asst. Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI, USA

Kate Becker

Kate Becker

Creative Economy Strategist at Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle, WA, USA

Kate Durio

Kate Durio

CEO, North America at Sound Diplomacy; Lafayette, LA, USA

 

 

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith

Programs Director, Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ken Veerman

Ken Veerman

Cultural Consultant; Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

Kevin Erickson

Kevin Erickson

Director, Future of Music Coalition; Washington DC, USA

 

 

Kim Wangler

Kim Wangler

Music Industries Program Director, Appalachian State University; Board of Director, College Music Society, Boone, NC, USA

Kristen Agee

Kristen Agee

CEO, 411 Music Group; Copenhagen, Denmark

Kwende Kefentse

Kwende Kefentse

Executive Director, CKCU; Ottawa, Canada

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Professor and Director, NYU Steinhardt; President, Musonomics; New York, NY, USA

Laura Clark

Laura Clark

Director of Education, Music Forward Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Laura Hutfless

Laura Hutfless

Co-Founder, FlyteVu; Nashville, TN, USA

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

Live Music Manager, Bohemian Foundation, Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Lena Ingwersen

Lena Ingwersen

Project Manager, Music Cities Network; Hamburg, Germany

 

 

Leslie Gaston-Bird

Leslie Gaston-Bird

Owner, Mix Messiah Producitons; Brighton, England

Louis-Etienne Dubois

Louis-Etienne Dubois

Associate Professor, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University; Toronto, Canada

Luciana Pegorer

Luciana Pegorer

Ethos Music Group; Warner Music Group; LyricFind; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lutz Leichsenring

Lutz Leichsenring

Co-Founder, Vibe Lab; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mark Davyd

Mark Davyd

CEO, Music Venue Trust; Barcelona, Spain

Matthew Bradbury

Matthew Bradbury

Program Director, Tully App

 

 

Matthew Che Kowal

Matthew Che Kowal

Co-Founder and President, Majestic Collaborations; Denver, CO, USA

Meara McLaughlin

Meara McLaughlin

Executive Director, MusicPortland & MusicPortland Bridge, Portland, OR, USA

Meng Ru Kuok

Meng Ru Kuok

CEO & Co-Founder, BandLab Technologies, Singapore/LA

Merlijn Poolman

Merlijn Poolman

Nightmayor of Groningen. Founder of Gateway to China and COSIMO Foundation; Groningen, Netherlands

Michael Bracy

Michael Bracy

President, Music Policy Forum; Partner, Bracy Tucker Brown & Valanzano, Washington DC, USA

Michael Fichman

Michael Fichman

Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, PennPraxis; Philadelphia, USA

Michael Seman

Michael Seman

Assistant Professor of Arts Management at Colorado State University, USA

Michelle McKenzie

Michelle McKenzie

Director, Urban Inclusion Community

Michelle Rocqet

Michelle Rocqet

Teaching Artist, Youth On Record; Denver, CO, USA

Mike Bell

Mike Bell

Co-Founder, The New Colossus Festival; Founder, Lorimer Beacon, New York; NY USA

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

Arts Consultant; Atlanta, GA, USA

Nancy Tarr

Nancy Tarr

Executive Director, Well Dunn; Adjunct Lecturer, SUNY Oneonta, New York, USA

Natasha Pasternak

Natasha Pasternak

Nathalie Lévesque

Nathalie Lévesque

Founder/Exec. Dir., La Boite interculturelle, Marchande d'idées Montreal, Canada

Nikki Swarn

Nikki Swarn

Program Director, The Drop/KUVO Public Radio, Denver, CO, USA

Nurit Siegel Smith

Nurit Siegel Smith

Executive Director, House of Blues Music Forward, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Portia Sabin

Portia Sabin

President, Music Business Association; Host, The Future of What, Nashville, TN, USA

Raymond Torres-Santos

Raymond Torres-Santos

RTS Music; Director of Composition, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA

Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler

Reid Wick

Reid Wick

Sr. Membership & Project Manager, Recording Academy, New Orleans, LA, USA

Renard Bridgewater

Renard Bridgewater

Community Engagement Coordinator, Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans, LA, USA

Richard Niles

Richard Niles

Composer, ASMAC; Producer, Arranger, Conductor, Music Director, Orange County, CA, USA

Ritnika Nayan

Ritnika Nayan

Market Development Director, CD Baby; Owner, Music Gets Me High; New Delhi, India

Rob Amir

Rob Amir

Partner, Vine Alternative Investments; Los Angeles, USA

Robert Singerman

Robert Singerman

SVP, International Publishing, Lyricfind; Partner, SyncSummit; Co-Founder, The Chile, Argentina, Brazil (CAB) Music Trade Mission Tour, New York, NY, USA

Sally Anne Gross

Sally Anne Gross

Principal lecturer in Music Business Management, University of Westminster

Sam Cook

Sam Cook

CEO, The KMBA Creative Agency, Australia, Los Angeles

Sarah Guppy

Sarah Guppy

COO, Gig Life Pro; Owner, This Much Talent, Melbourne, Australia

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

CEO, IMPEL, London UK

Saria Tourbah

Saria Tourbah

Community Coordinator, Music Cities Events, Sound Diplomacy, Barcelona, Spain

Scott Fetters

Scott Fetters

Founder, 2112; Founder, Center for Creative Entrepreneurship; Chicago, USA

Scott Plusquellec

Scott Plusquellec

Nightlife Business Advocate, Office of Film + Music City of Seattle

Serona Elton

Serona Elton

Head of Educational Partnerships, The Mechanical Licensing Collective; Associate Dean, Frost School of Music, Univ. of Miami, FL USA

Seth Schachner

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas LLC; Americas Partnerships, Smule; Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Los Angeles, CA USA

Shain Shapiro

Shain Shapiro

Founder and Group CEO, Sound Diplomacy; Exec. Director, Center for Music Ecosystems, UK

Shannon Daut

Shannon Daut

Manager of Cultural Affairs, City of Santa Monica; Santa Monica, USA

Sipho Sithole

Sipho Sithole

Director: Afrocentric Agency; South Africa

Spencer Townshend Hughes

Spencer Townshend Hughes

Co-Founder, Music Minds Matter; The Hollow, Denver, CO USA

Stacey Bedford

Stacey Bedford

CEO, Bandzoogle; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Stan Renard

Stan Renard

Associate Professor of Music Marketing, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Storm Gloor

Storm Gloor

Associate Professor, Music and Entertainment Studies, CU Denver; City Councilman, Glendale, CO, USA

Sydney Peters

Sydney Peters

Founder & CEO, Citrusfest, Citrus Venture Group; Student, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, Lincoln, NE, USA

Tamar Kaprelian

Tamar Kaprelian

Founder/CEO, Nvak Collective, Nvak Foundation; New York, NY USA

Tara Duvivier

Tara Duvivier

Sr. Planner, Pratt Center for Community Development; Brooklyn, NY USA

Taynaah Reis

Taynaah Reis

CEO, All Be Tuned Records; Moeda Seeds, New York and Brazil

Theo Ellis

Theo Ellis

Founder, ProSound Media; VP Industry Partnerships, Digital Currensy, Detroit, MI USA

Tristra Yeagar

Tristra Yeagar

Strategist, rock paper scissors / Music Tectonics, Bloomington, IN, USA

Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

Founder, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising, Los Angeles, CA USA

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