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 MUSIC services in the streaming age
NY:LON Connect is pleased to announce that its Artists/Managers and Services in the Streaming Age track is supported by Nielsen.
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)
Tessy Shulz, Artist Manager and IMUC (Germany)
Jonathan Barnes, Head of Label Licensing, Pandora (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?
PRESENTATION: STREAMING: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW
Helena Kosinski, VP, Global, Nielsen Music (US)
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)
Anne Jeniskens, Head of Licensing, FUGA (Netherlands)
Jive Lai, GM, 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 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
Vanessa Higgins, CEO, Regent Street Records and Director, BPI Innovation Hub (UK)
Brian Hamilton, GM of Music and Auto, Gracenote (US) 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
NY:LON Connect is pleased to announce that its Outside the Bubble track is supported by 7digital.
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 INTRODUCTION PRESENTATION: MUSIC AND THE RISE OF THE SUPER AGGREGATOR
Presenter: Pete Downton, Deputy CEO, 7digital (UK)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIOn: Move Over Mario: eSports Are Here
Presenters: Patrick Mahoney, Co-Founder/CEO, and Andrew Stanley, Co-Founder and COO, Nations (US)
Gamers are the new additions to the ever growing pantheon of rock stars in pop culture. Over the last decade, gaming has shifted from solo adventure into massive role playing games, and now into huge live and streamable competitive events in franchise leagues with substantial sponsorship activations.
This presentation will deliver a primer on the eSports industry, the differences and similarities with live and recorded music business, discuss several case studies on fan engagement, live activations, and opportunities for collaboration.
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)
Patrick Mahoney, Co-Founder/CEO, Nations (US)
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, 2nd Vice President, Artiste Managers Association in Nigeria (AMAN) (Nigeria)
Aibee Abidoye, General Manager, Chocolate City Group (Nigeria)
Panel discussion: middle east
Bill Wilson, Co-Chair, NY:LON Connect Music Business Association (US)
Eddy Maroun, Co-Founder, Anghami (Lebanon)
Moe Hamzeh, Managing Director, Warner Music Middle East
australia keynote presentation
Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, Sounds Australia and Professor Shane Homan, Monash University (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
Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt (US)
Jon Eades, Director and Co-Founder, The Rattle (UK)
Isabel Garvey, MD, Abbey Road Studios (UK)
Panel discussion: the investment landscape
Greg Pryor, Partner and Co-Chair, Global Entertainment and Media Industry Group, ReedSmith (UK)
Jeff Bronikowski, SVP, Global Digital Business Development, Warner Music Group (US)
Vickie Nauman, Consultant, 23 Capital (UK)
John Acquaviva, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Plus Eight Equity Partners (US)
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.