NY:LON Connect 2019: a conference for the global music business organised by
Music Ally and Music Biz
In association with:
Official lanyard sponsor:
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally (UK) and Bill Wilson, Co-Chair, NY:LON Connect Music Business Association (US)
Track One: Artists/managers and services in the streaming age
Power seems to be shifting towards artists and artist managers in the streaming age, particularly now that it’s even possible to do direct deals and upload your own music to the likes of Spotify. But just how real is this power shift and how well positioned and prepared are artist managers for this? How do artist managers view the roles of labels, distributors and other service providers in the new environment?
artist manager keynote
Amaechi Uzoigwe, Manager, Run The Jewels (US)
Panel Discussion: Artists perspectives on streaming
Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally (UK)
Tom Rose, Managing Director, Propeller Recordings (Norway/UK)
Cameo Carlson, President, mTheory Nashville (US)
While the likes of Spotify, Apple and Amazon tend to dominate discussions on streaming, this is no one size fits all market. There are many other regional music services who can be even more significant locally. What’s the balance between local and international repertoire for these services? How do they compete against the likes of Apple, Spotify and Amazon? What ambitions do such services have to expand internationally?
PANEL DISCUSSION: SPOTLIGHT ON REGIONAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SERVICES
Alison Wenham, CEO, Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) (UK)
Meetal Shah, Associate Vice President, Head Brand & Communications, Saavn (UK/India)
Jive Lai, Head of Marketing, Outdustry (China)
Konstantin Sidorkov, Director of Partnership Marketing, vKontakte (Russia)
PRESENTATION: MUSIC FOR THE MASSES ON THE MOVE - A LOOK AT WHERE Mobile AND AUTOMOTIVE ARE HEADING
Lisa Sullivan, Director of Marketing, MQA (UK)
Track TWO: Innovation in publishing
NY:LON Connect is pleased to announce that its Innovation in Publishing track is supported by ICE Services.
The music industry is still playing catch up in the streaming era. A combination of both innovation and authoritative data is required to ensure the timely and accurate flow of royalties to rightsholders, particularly as usage continues to grow. From metadata to royalty tracking and payments, finding the most efficient and effective ways to do business has been crucial in driving the music publishing business forward. Cloud, blockchain, machine learning and music recognition are just a few of the new technologies being leveraged by publishers, collecting societies, tech start-ups and other third parties. This session will focus on a number of a different innovations within the international music publishing business and considers the areas where progress still needs to be made.
Justin Kalifowitz, CEO, Downtown Music Publishing (US)
Panel discussion: Innovation in publishing
Turo Pekari, Senior Advisor, Innovation and Discovery, Teosto/Teosto Futures Lab (Finland)
Mick Hayes, Director of Product Management, ICE (UK)
Noah Becker, President, AdRev (US)
Track THREE: outside the bubble: what music can learn from other sectors
Music was something of a canary in the coalmine when it came to digital disruption but now that the digital economy is maturing, there is a lot that music can learn from the experience of other sectors who are adapting to digital in so many different ways. What can the music industry learn from sectors such as eSports, games, publishing and film and TV? How are these sectors adapting to digital change? What are the new business and marketing models in these sectors?
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW/PRESENTATIOn (tbc)
panel discussion: outside the bubble
Dorothy Hui, VP, Digital, 4th Floor Creative (Sony Music) (UK)
Olly Barnes, Head of Music Strategy, Space Ape Games (UK)
Matthew Cockerill, Co-Founder, ckbk Inc (UK)
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Track FouR: International
NY:LON Connect’s international track this year focuses more broadly on some of the music world’s more developing markets - Africa and the Middle East - as well as hearing from Australia. This track is designed to give delegates a much deeper understanding of the ways in which these markets operate, who the key players are and what are the key trends that are likely to influence the development of these markets in the future.
INTERNATIONAL TRACK INTRODUCTION
AFRICA KEYNOTE INTERVIEW (TBC)
panel discussion: africa
Virginie Berger, Managing Partner, DBTHCapital Ventures (France/US)
Martin Nielsen, CEO and Co-Founder, Mdundo (Kenya)
Ike Onuorah, COO, ACI Entertainment Ltd (Nigeria)
Panel discussion: middle east
Eddy Maroun, Co-Founder, Anghami (Lebanon)
australia keynote presentation
Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, Sounds Australia (Australia)
Track Five: innovation, investment and startups
Innovation is key to the future growth in the music business. As such the music industry has been keen to do what it can to support new startups and innovative companies in a variety of ways - with labels taking on a more of a role in supporting such developments and dedicated music focused accelerators being set up to help support the next wave of music related startups. Meanwhile the outlook for investment appears to have improved somewhat as the industry continues to experience overall growth. This track focuses on all sides of the equation with a focus on music related accelerators, the investment landscape and finishes off with the NY:LON Connect Startup Showcase and awards.
panel discussion: the role of music accelerators
Jon Eades, Director and Co-Founder, The Rattle (UK)
Panel discussion: the investment landscape
Jeff Bronikowski, SVP, Global Digital Business Development, Warner Music Group
NY:LON Connect Startup Showcase and Awards
NY:LON Connect presents the best music related startups with an audience vote on which ones they think are likely to have the biggest impact on the music industry.