NY:LON Connect 2018, the global music business summit co-ventured by Music Biz and Music Ally, took place Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24 at New York City's Dream Downtown Hotel. The sold-out event drew representatives from 15 different countries such the UK, India, Italy, the Netherlands, and more to have high-level discussions on the future of the global music industry. Between featured presentations from Spotify's CMO Seth Farbman & Kobalt's CEO Willard Ahdrtiz; a keynote discussion with UMG's Jonathan Dworkin & WMG's Tracy Gardner; deep-dives into Latin America & India; talks on copyright, artist services, smart speakers, startups, and so much more — the groundbreaking event had everyone talking. 

Program 2018

The two-day program was headlined by a series of keynotes and panels featuring senior global business development executives from major and independent labels, music services, publishers, PROs, and other key players in the industry. The event featured presentations and panels around these seven key topics:

The full 2018 schedule is broken out below: