2018 Speakers


Jeff Ratner

Chief Media Officer, iCrossing

Jon Bahr

VP, Creator Services, CD Baby

Jason Sklar

Managing Director, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Benji Rogers

Chief Strategy Officer, Dot Blockchain Media

Jesse Grushack

Co-Founder, Ujo Music

Mike Jbara


Tinzar Sherman

CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Media Wire

Jim Mahoney

General Manager, US MERLIN

John Rosso

President of Market Development, Triton Digital

Howie Singer

Special Technology Consultant, Universal Music Group


Joel and Benji Madden

Artists, Good Charlotte


Richard Conlon

Chief External Affairs Officer, SoundExchange

Michael Abitbol

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Digital, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Lars Murray

SVP Strategic Partnerships, Pandora

Julie Greifer Swidler

Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

Jem Aswad

Senior Editor, Variety

Jeff Pezzuti

CEO, Eyellusion

Ahmet Zappa

Co-Trustee, Zappa Family Trust


Zeeshan Zaidi

SVP & General Manager, OnTour with Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster

Wesley A’Harrah

Head of Training and Development, Music Ally

Ted Cohen

Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Simon Kellman

Global Head of Music, Dailymotion

Seth Schachner

Managing Director, Strat Americas

Russell Rieger

VP Media, Magna Entertainment; Vice Chairman PledgeMusic

Russ Crupnick

Managing Partner, MusicWatch

RJ Bentler

VP Video Programming, Pitchfork

Richard Johnson

President and Co-founder, Qello Concerts

Peter Schwinge

Founder and Executive, Director Moving Target Group

Nicole St. Jean

VP of Content, 8i

Nate Auerbach

Partner, Versus Creative

Megan Berry

VP of Product, Octane AI

Lucie Watson

Head of Music, Platoon

Lori Feldman

EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records

Larry Miller

Clinical Associate Professor,
Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt

Kyle Smetanka

Senior Product Manager, Metadata, TiVo

Kevin Chernett

Executive Vice President – Global Partnerships & Content Distribution, Live Nation Studios

Kevin Carson

VP, Global Artist and Industry Relations, Smule

Kavi Halemane

GM of Digital Programing, iHeartRadio

Karen Allen

President, Karen Allen Consulting

Justina Valentine

Creator, Live.me

Justin Barker

Founder/Director, Slice Music ltd.; Group Director of Streaming Strategy, PIAS

Juan Santillan

Founder and CEO, Vantage.tv

Josh Ong

Director, Global Marketing, Cheetah Mobile

Jon Vanhala

Founder, Crossfade Partners

Jeremy Gruber

Head of Digital, Friends at Work

Greg Leekley

CEO, Vertigo Music

Dick Wingate

Principal, DEV Advisors

David Weiszfeld

CEO, Soundcharts

David Porter

CEO & Founder, 8tracks

Dan Rowe

Managing Director Sword, Rowe & Company

Damon Williams

Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy and Partnerships, Music Choice

Cortney Harding

Founder, Friends with Holograms

Chris Sampson

EVP, Programming, Superfly

Chad Marcum

Founder and CEO, VideoBomb

Bruce Wheeler

General Manager, Babylon Productions

Bruce Flohr

Chief Strategy Officer/ Executive Vice President, Red Light Management
Partner, GreenLight Media and Marketing
Partner, ATO Records

Bill Colitre

Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports

Betsy McHugh

Founder & CEO, Hurdl Inc.

Andy Cohn

President & Publisher, The FADER, Inc.

Amy Sorokas

Director Strategic Partnerships, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

Alissa Pollack

EVP, Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia

Alexander Kisch

EVP & General Counsel, Vevo

Aaron Ford

Director of Digital Advertising, The Orchard

Past Speakers Included

Winston Binch

Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America

Tyler Goldman

CEO, North America, Deezer

Tom Giles

Senior Director, Fullscreen Direct

Steve Blatter

Senior VP, General Manager, Music Programming and Digital Music, SiriusXM

Stephen Bryan

Chief Content Officer, SoundCloud

Sam Gilchrist

CEO, PluraVida

Ryan Leslie

Founder, Renegades NYC

Priya Rajagopalan

VP, Product Management, Rovi

Paula David

VP of Sales & Sales Operations, Affectiva

Paul Sweeting

CEO, Concurrent Media; Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech

Owen Grover

EVP & General Manager, Content Development & Distribution. iHeartMedia

Oana Cornis-Pop

VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group

Nico Perez

Cofounder, Mixcloud

Nick Lippman

Partner, Lippman Entertainment

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital
Founder, Digital Media Wire

Natasha Diggs

DJ, Soulinthehorn

Naomi Makofsky

Strategic Product Partnerships, Google

Molly Neuman

Head of Music, Kickstarter

Michael Abbattista

GLobal Head of Telecom/ISP Partnership & Business Development, Spotify

Meg Harkins

VP of Marketing, Roc Nation

Maurice Bernstein

Co-Founder and CEO, Giant Step

Mary Nichols

President & Founder, FuseBox Radio Broadcast

Livia Tortella

CEO & Founder, Black Box

Lawrence Peryer

Independent Producer & Consultant

Larry Linietsky


Kevin Cornish

Founder, Moth+Flame VR

Kathy Baker

SVP, Digital Marketing, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment

Julien Simon

VP, Music Rights & Label Relations, Deezer

Joy Howard

CMO, Sonos

Josh Rabinowitz

EVP & Director of Music, Grey

Jonathan Azu

General Manager & Executive Vice President, Red Light Management

Jason Lipshutz

Deputy Editor, Fuse Digital

George Baier IV

Head of Media Solutions, Dropbox

Fred Goldring

Chairman & Co-Founder, Music Aficionado, Inc.; CEO & Co-Founder, GraphAudio, Inc.

Francois Arbour

VP Product, Video & Music, Shutterstock

Facundo Diaz


Dr. Kate Stone

CEO & Founder, Novalia Ltd

Dennis Kooker

President, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment

David Tockman

VP, Business Development, Shindig, Inc.

David Caruso

COO, United Entertainment Group

Darrell Andrews

Director of Music Partnerships/Strategy, OmniaMedia

Danny Goldberg

President, GoldVE Entertainment

Danny Anders

CEO & Founder, ClearTracks

Daniel Stedman

Founder, Northside Media Group

Daniel Sander

Head of Market Development, Feature.fm

Dan Berkowitz

CEO & Founder, CID Entertainment

Christopher Harrison

VP, Music Business Affairs, Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Brandon Martinez

Vice President, LNTV Network, Live Nation

Brad Spahr

VP, Product Development, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Betty Tran

EVP, Marketing, Izo

Andrew Klein

Senior Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships

Andrew Hampp

VP, Brand Strategist, MAC Presents

Alexander Kisch

EVP, Business Development & Affairs, Vevo

Alex White

Head & Co-Founder, Next Big Sound, Pandora

Afdhel Aziz

Director, Absolut Labs

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