Alison Wenham, CEO, Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)  Alison has spent over 35 years working in the music industry, and is one of the most experienced and well known practitioners in the business. As the newly appointed full time CEO of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) Alison provides a collective voice and platform for independent music companies and their national trade associations.  She was a Founder and CEO/Chairman of UK Trade Association AIM from 1998 through to 2016, and guided it through growth in membership, stature and influence.

Alison Wenham,
CEO, Worldwide Independent Network (WIN)

Alison has spent over 35 years working in the music industry, and is one of the most experienced and well known practitioners in the business. As the newly appointed full time CEO of the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) Alison provides a collective voice and platform for independent music companies and their national trade associations.

She was a Founder and CEO/Chairman of UK Trade Association AIM from 1998 through to 2016, and guided it through growth in membership, stature and influence.

 Brian Hamilton General Manager, Music and Auto  Brian is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music and Auto for Gracenote. In this role, he is responsible for delivering next generation music and automotive infotainment systems and managing relationships with all major automakers, suppliers as well as music entertainment companies.  Brian has served in several leadership positions with Gracenote since joining the company in 2000. Most notably, he served as President of Gracenote Japan where he established the company’s APAC operations in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and spearheaded explosive growth of Gracenote’s Automotive business with major Asian OEMs.  Brian later assumed the role of SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Gracenote, where he grew annual revenue to $105MM and increased the sales pipeline by more than 200 percent across its Music, Video and Auto verticals.  Brian also played a critical role in Gracenote’s integration with Sony following the 2008 acquisition. He drove joint engineering projects with Sony to achieve new “first to market” features and enhanced performance for several Sony products and business groups.

Brian Hamilton
General Manager, Music and Auto

Brian is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music and Auto for Gracenote. In this role, he is responsible for delivering next generation music and automotive infotainment systems and managing relationships with all major automakers, suppliers as well as music entertainment companies.

Brian has served in several leadership positions with Gracenote since joining the company in 2000. Most notably, he served as President of Gracenote Japan where he established the company’s APAC operations in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and spearheaded explosive growth of Gracenote’s Automotive business with major Asian OEMs.

Brian later assumed the role of SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Gracenote, where he grew annual revenue to $105MM and increased the sales pipeline by more than 200 percent across its Music, Video and Auto verticals.

Brian also played a critical role in Gracenote’s integration with Sony following the 2008 acquisition. He drove joint engineering projects with Sony to achieve new “first to market” features and enhanced performance for several Sony products and business groups.

 Cameo Carlson President, mtheory Nashville  Cameo Carlson, has been at the forefront of the digital music revolution from its earliest stages. From terrestrial radio to online radio to digital and mobile commerce, she has demonstrated an ability to stay one step ahead of the industry throughout her career. Her diverse roles in the industry have included mobile, online and digital sales, strategy, product development and marketing for artists such as Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne and Jack Johnson.  Cameo has been responsible for marketing and selling three of the ten biggest digital albums in history as well as breaking mobile ringtone records for first week sales, top-selling of all time and number of multi-platinum sales. In September 2008, Ms. Carlson was named one of the Top Mobile Executives by Billboard Magazine for her work at UMRG.

Cameo Carlson
President, mtheory Nashville

Cameo Carlson, has been at the forefront of the digital music revolution from its earliest stages. From terrestrial radio to online radio to digital and mobile commerce, she has demonstrated an ability to stay one step ahead of the industry throughout her career. Her diverse roles in the industry have included mobile, online and digital sales, strategy, product development and marketing for artists such as Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne and Jack Johnson.

Cameo has been responsible for marketing and selling three of the ten biggest digital albums in history as well as breaking mobile ringtone records for first week sales, top-selling of all time and number of multi-platinum sales. In September 2008, Ms. Carlson was named one of the Top Mobile Executives by Billboard Magazine for her work at UMRG.

 Dorothy Hui VP, Digital, 4th Floor Creative (Sony Music UK)  Dorothy's career covers a variety of roles in music entertainment and demonstrates her ability to adapt with an industry in a permanent state of reinvention.  In her role as VP, Digital at Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Creative, she leads the central teams responsible for driving digital and audience marketing strategy across Sony’s labels.  Prior to Sony, Dorothy was based in NYC and led the digital marketing team at Roc Nation. There, she oversaw global digital strategy for label and management artists - including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, and others - ensuring an integrated approach across all facets of an artist’s career, including recorded music, touring, brand partners, creative projects and philanthropy.

Dorothy Hui
VP, Digital, 4th Floor Creative (Sony Music UK)

Dorothy's career covers a variety of roles in music entertainment and demonstrates her ability to adapt with an industry in a permanent state of reinvention.

In her role as VP, Digital at Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Creative, she leads the central teams responsible for driving digital and audience marketing strategy across Sony’s labels.

Prior to Sony, Dorothy was based in NYC and led the digital marketing team at Roc Nation. There, she oversaw global digital strategy for label and management artists - including Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, and others - ensuring an integrated approach across all facets of an artist’s career, including recorded music, touring, brand partners, creative projects and philanthropy.

 Eddy Maroun Co-founder, Anghami  Eddy is the co-founder of Anghami – the leading music streaming service in the Middle East.  In late 2012, seizing the opportunity of a lack of proper digital music service, Eddy and his partner Elie Habib launched Anghami (meaning My Tunes in Arabic).  Since then, Anghami has reached over 50 million users, streams close to 30 million licensed Arabic & English tracks and is integrated with more than 20 mobile operators.  At Anghami, Eddy handles the business development and strategic partnerships among music labels, telcos, advertisers and media.

Eddy Maroun
Co-founder, Anghami

Eddy is the co-founder of Anghami – the leading music streaming service in the Middle East.

In late 2012, seizing the opportunity of a lack of proper digital music service, Eddy and his partner Elie Habib launched Anghami (meaning My Tunes in Arabic).

Since then, Anghami has reached over 50 million users, streams close to 30 million licensed Arabic & English tracks and is integrated with more than 20 mobile operators.

At Anghami, Eddy handles the business development and strategic partnerships among music labels, telcos, advertisers and media.

 Helena Kosinski VP Global, Nielsen Music  Helena leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business. For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and internationally. Nielsen’s data serves as a major source for the Billboard charts and is widely cited by numerous media outlets as the standard for music industry measurement.   Helena began her music industry career at the copyright and royalty collection society, PRS for Music, in London. She joined Nielsen Music in 2008 where she was responsible for European business development and operations. Between 2013 and early 2017, Helena was based in New York, expanding Nielsen's business with music publishers and performing right societies. She is now based in London as Nielsen Music enhances its music measurement globally by leveraging Nielsen and Gracenote's network of local expertise to provide measurement, sponsorship and consumer insight solutions to clients across music and entertainment.

Helena Kosinski
VP Global, Nielsen Music

Helena leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business. For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and internationally. Nielsen’s data serves as a major source for the Billboard charts and is widely cited by numerous media outlets as the standard for music industry measurement.

Helena began her music industry career at the copyright and royalty collection society, PRS for Music, in London. She joined Nielsen Music in 2008 where she was responsible for European business development and operations. Between 2013 and early 2017, Helena was based in New York, expanding Nielsen's business with music publishers and performing right societies. She is now based in London as Nielsen Music enhances its music measurement globally by leveraging Nielsen and Gracenote's network of local expertise to provide measurement, sponsorship and consumer insight solutions to clients across music and entertainment.

 iKECHUKWU Onuorah 2nd Vice-President, Artiste Managers Association in Nigeria (AMAN)  iKECHUKWU Onuorah is the 2nd Vice-President of the Artiste Managers Association in Nigeria (AMAN), where he acts as an international ambassador interacting and building relations with global music organisations. He also oversees the development and delivery of educational and training programs for the organisation and its members.  In 2016, he was headhunted to setup and run ACI Entertainment as its COO. ACI is a Nigerian based world class entertainment company, positioned to provide first-class services, using national spread and global presence to bring the best experiences and solutions to clients. ACI provides a range of services such as Audio / Music Production, Event management, Studio Facilities, Film and Television Content, Soundtrack Production, Radio Jingles, Outdoor music instrument rental service and are a Record Label.

iKECHUKWU Onuorah
2nd Vice-President, Artiste Managers Association in Nigeria (AMAN)

iKECHUKWU Onuorah is the 2nd Vice-President of the Artiste Managers Association in Nigeria (AMAN), where he acts as an international ambassador interacting and building relations with global music organisations. He also oversees the development and delivery of educational and training programs for the organisation and its members.

In 2016, he was headhunted to setup and run ACI Entertainment as its COO. ACI is a Nigerian based world class entertainment company, positioned to provide first-class services, using national spread and global presence to bring the best experiences and solutions to clients. ACI provides a range of services such as Audio / Music Production, Event management, Studio Facilities, Film and Television Content, Soundtrack Production, Radio Jingles, Outdoor music instrument rental service and are a Record Label.

 Jive Lai General Manager / Head of Marketing, Outdustry China  As founder/editor of highly regarded webzine Eardrum Music, Jive is recognised as one of China’s leading music journalists. She joined music industry services company Outdustry in 2015, immediately overseeing the groundbreaking Adele ‘25’ campaign in China. Now, as Head of Marketing, she represents a full client roster including Beggars Group (Adele, Radiohead, The xx etc), Major Lazer, Zedd, Diplo, Dua Lipa, Anjunabeats etc, while also acting as General Manager of the full Outdustry China services team, co-ordinating across Management, A&R, Rights and Marketing divisions. She is based in Shanghai, China.

Jive Lai
General Manager / Head of Marketing, Outdustry China

As founder/editor of highly regarded webzine Eardrum Music, Jive is recognised as one of China’s leading music journalists. She joined music industry services company Outdustry in 2015, immediately overseeing the groundbreaking Adele ‘25’ campaign in China. Now, as Head of Marketing, she represents a full client roster including Beggars Group (Adele, Radiohead, The xx etc), Major Lazer, Zedd, Diplo, Dua Lipa, Anjunabeats etc, while also acting as General Manager of the full Outdustry China services team, co-ordinating across Management, A&R, Rights and Marketing divisions. She is based in Shanghai, China.

 Jon Eades Co-founder and COO, The Rattle  Jon Eades is Co-Founder and COO of The Rattle, a new home for artists and music tech entrepreneurs combining studios, rehearsal spaces and co-working with hands on mentorship from staff, visiting artists, tech entrepreneurs and business leaders. The first Rattle launched at Tobacco Dock in London in early 2018, with LA and NYC set for launch in 2019.  Prior to The Rattle, Jon established and led Abbey Road’s new technology and innovation arm Abbey Road Red, taking the department from initial conception through to a world renowned music and technology incubator counting 11 music technology companies as its alumni.

Jon Eades
Co-founder and COO, The Rattle

Jon Eades is Co-Founder and COO of The Rattle, a new home for artists and music tech entrepreneurs combining studios, rehearsal spaces and co-working with hands on mentorship from staff, visiting artists, tech entrepreneurs and business leaders. The first Rattle launched at Tobacco Dock in London in early 2018, with LA and NYC set for launch in 2019.

Prior to The Rattle, Jon established and led Abbey Road’s new technology and innovation arm Abbey Road Red, taking the department from initial conception through to a world renowned music and technology incubator counting 11 music technology companies as its alumni.

 Justin Kalifowitz, CEO, Downtown; Co-Founder, NY is Music  Justin Kalifowitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown, an integrated music copyright management, investment, and technology company operating in the world’s major media centers under the brands Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust, and Downtown Music Studios.  A lifelong advocate for songwriters and the value of copyright, Kalifowitz has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and NPR, spoken at MIDEM, SXSW and the World Copyright Forum, served as a Board Member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and in 2015 was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Music Publishers Association.  Justin is also the Co-founder of NY is Music, a coalition dedicated to advancing the importance of music in economic development, culture, and education in New York State.

Justin Kalifowitz,
CEO, Downtown; Co-Founder, NY is Music

Justin Kalifowitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown, an integrated music copyright management, investment, and technology company operating in the world’s major media centers under the brands Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust, and Downtown Music Studios.

A lifelong advocate for songwriters and the value of copyright, Kalifowitz has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and NPR, spoken at MIDEM, SXSW and the World Copyright Forum, served as a Board Member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and in 2015 was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Music Publishers Association.

Justin is also the Co-founder of NY is Music, a coalition dedicated to advancing the importance of music in economic development, culture, and education in New York State.

 Konstantin Sidorkov Director of Partnership Marketing, VKontakte  Konstantin Sidorkov has started his career at 12, when he founded Radio Premium. Later, during his work as internet marketer for Radio NRJ, the station managed to become a top 3 media organization in terms of the number of followers and audience involvement. At 19, Konstantin began his career at VK as a special projects manager and later began heading the Partner Relations Department. During his time at VK, the Partner Relations Marketing team has successfully organized a huge number of projects working with celebrities, media, bloggers and movies, with his projects spanning the realms of culture, fashion, sports, eSports, and charity.

Konstantin Sidorkov
Director of Partnership Marketing, VKontakte

Konstantin Sidorkov has started his career at 12, when he founded Radio Premium. Later, during his work as internet marketer for Radio NRJ, the station managed to become a top 3 media organization in terms of the number of followers and audience involvement. At 19, Konstantin began his career at VK as a special projects manager and later began heading the Partner Relations Department. During his time at VK, the Partner Relations Marketing team has successfully organized a huge number of projects working with celebrities, media, bloggers and movies, with his projects spanning the realms of culture, fashion, sports, eSports, and charity.


 Lisa Sullivan Director of Marketing, MQA  Lisa Sullivan brings over 20 years experience in Marketing and PR. After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA Honours Degree in Criminology, this interest in human behaviour led Lisa into the world of Marketing. With a marketing career starting in the travel industry with brands such as Thomas Cook, Lisa has managed major international Marketing and PR campaigns.  Lisa started working in the audio industry 7 years ago with Meridian Audio and was heavily involved in the Meridian launch of MQA, so has worked on the technology now since its concept launch.

Lisa Sullivan
Director of Marketing, MQA

Lisa Sullivan brings over 20 years experience in Marketing and PR. After graduating from Middlesex University with a BA Honours Degree in Criminology, this interest in human behaviour led Lisa into the world of Marketing. With a marketing career starting in the travel industry with brands such as Thomas Cook, Lisa has managed major international Marketing and PR campaigns.

Lisa started working in the audio industry 7 years ago with Meridian Audio and was heavily involved in the Meridian launch of MQA, so has worked on the technology now since its concept launch.

 Martin Nielsen Co-founder and CEO, Mdundo  Martin Nielsen is the co-founder and CEO of Mdundo. He moved to Kenya in 2012 as Entrepreneur in Residence for 88mph, an African investment fund with focus on early stage tech startups in Kenya. Mdundo has the past 3 years grown to one of Africa’s leading music services with more than 2,500,000 active users every month primarily from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. The company works with 40,000 musicians across Africa and has signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group. The aim is to provide music lovers easy and affordable access to music.

Martin Nielsen
Co-founder and CEO, Mdundo

Martin Nielsen is the co-founder and CEO of Mdundo. He moved to Kenya in 2012 as Entrepreneur in Residence for 88mph, an African investment fund with focus on early stage tech startups in Kenya. Mdundo has the past 3 years grown to one of Africa’s leading music services with more than 2,500,000 active users every month primarily from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. The company works with 40,000 musicians across Africa and has signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group. The aim is to provide music lovers easy and affordable access to music.

 Matthew Cockerill Co-founder, ckbk  A sourdough-fermenting, wasabi-growing culinary adventurer, Matt began his career in academic publishing. As co-founder of BioMed Central, he helped to transform the 350-year old science publishing industry by pioneering a new open access business model which embraced and leveraged digitaleconomics. He is now taking a similar approach to bringing the world of cookbooks into the 21st century, as co-founder of digital subscription service ckbk.

Matthew Cockerill
Co-founder, ckbk

A sourdough-fermenting, wasabi-growing culinary adventurer, Matt began his career in academic publishing. As co-founder of BioMed Central, he helped to transform the 350-year old science publishing industry by pioneering a new open access business model which embraced and leveraged digitaleconomics. He is now taking a similar approach to bringing the world of cookbooks into the 21st century, as co-founder of digital subscription service ckbk.

 Meetal Shah Associate Vice President and Head of Brand, Communications & Marketing, Saavn  Meetal Shah is Associate Vice President and Head of Brand, Communications & Marketing at Saavn. Spearheading seasoned marketing, social media and public relations specialists, she has been instrumental in further developing and building the company's brand image globally. Meetal has led the global brand vision whilst successfully creating and executing innovative and strategic campaigns, working with talent and liaising with major music labels and partners.  As the Former Commercial Head of Creative Industries, Entertainment & Sport for the British Government in India, Meetal has helped establish and strategize multiple British businesses’ successful entry into the Indian market.

Meetal Shah
Associate Vice President and Head of Brand, Communications & Marketing, Saavn

Meetal Shah is Associate Vice President and Head of Brand, Communications & Marketing at Saavn. Spearheading seasoned marketing, social media and public relations specialists, she has been instrumental in further developing and building the company's brand image globally. Meetal has led the global brand vision whilst successfully creating and executing innovative and strategic campaigns, working with talent and liaising with major music labels and partners.

As the Former Commercial Head of Creative Industries, Entertainment & Sport for the British Government in India, Meetal has helped establish and strategize multiple British businesses’ successful entry into the Indian market.

 Mick Hayes Director of Product Management, ICE (International Copyright Enterprise)  Mick leads the development, launch and life-cycle management of all products and services within ICE and has been at ICE since 2012 where he was a Consultant for ICE on the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project. Mick has worked for nearly thirty years in the music rights industry as an independent consultant, a founder of Rightscom, and as an IT Project Manager for Cap Gemini and MCPS-PRS. Prior to this Mick worked for over five years at PRS on several key industry projects and at ASCAP for four years leading the Requirement engineering for their PREP system, which included systems for Copyright, Membership, Usage, Distribution and Royalty Payments. At MCPS-PRS, Mick developed and implemented MCPS-PRS’ core mechanical licensing systems for physical media and broadcast usage.

Mick Hayes
Director of Product Management, ICE (International Copyright Enterprise)

Mick leads the development, launch and life-cycle management of all products and services within ICE and has been at ICE since 2012 where he was a Consultant for ICE on the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project. Mick has worked for nearly thirty years in the music rights industry as an independent consultant, a founder of Rightscom, and as an IT Project Manager for Cap Gemini and MCPS-PRS. Prior to this Mick worked for over five years at PRS on several key industry projects and at ASCAP for four years leading the Requirement engineering for their PREP system, which included systems for Copyright, Membership, Usage, Distribution and Royalty Payments. At MCPS-PRS, Mick developed and implemented MCPS-PRS’ core mechanical licensing systems for physical media and broadcast usage.

 Millie Millgate Executive Producer, Sounds Australia  Millie Millgate is responsible for the representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events. She has been instrumental in the growth of Australian music worldwide, having overseen the marketing, networking and showcasing activity undertaken at 63 different events in 58 cities, across 21 countries since 2009.  In 2011 Millie was honoured by Sydney’s FBi Radio Station with the "SMAC of Year” Award, in recognition of her efforts with Australian musicians internationally and in 2012 was inducted into the Yearly Music Conference Awards, UK (YMCA) Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement: Music Export. Millie has placed in the AMID ‘POWER 50’ list of the top 50 most powerful people in the Australian music industry since its inception in 2012 and in 2018 was invited to be one of the 5 Australian judges for Eurovision.

Millie Millgate
Executive Producer, Sounds Australia

Millie Millgate is responsible for the representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events. She has been instrumental in the growth of Australian music worldwide, having overseen the marketing, networking and showcasing activity undertaken at 63 different events in 58 cities, across 21 countries since 2009.

In 2011 Millie was honoured by Sydney’s FBi Radio Station with the "SMAC of Year” Award, in recognition of her efforts with Australian musicians internationally and in 2012 was inducted into the Yearly Music Conference Awards, UK (YMCA) Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement: Music Export. Millie has placed in the AMID ‘POWER 50’ list of the top 50 most powerful people in the Australian music industry since its inception in 2012 and in 2018 was invited to be one of the 5 Australian judges for Eurovision.

 Moe Hamzeh Managing Director, Warner Music Middle East  Moe Hamzeh was appointed Managing Director of Warner Middle East in 2018. The newly formed organisation, headquartered in Beirut, covers Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.  Moe began his career in the music industry in 1998, when he worked for Music Master, Warner Music’s regional licensee at the time, as a label manager, overseeing the marketing and distribution of WMG’s repertoire in Lebanon.  He went on to found Temple Entertainment, an independent label and publisher, before working for Virgin Megastores, opening its flagship store in the region and overseeing its product marketing activities in Lebanon and its expansion into Saudi Arabia.  In 2008, he joined Melody Music and Artists Management as General Manager, managing the company’s Beirut and Cairo operations, producing and working with major local artists.  He then took up the role of Head of Content for m.media, a digital streaming platform that offers video on demand for Lebanese and regional movies, documentaries and series, in 2012.

Moe Hamzeh
Managing Director, Warner Music Middle East

Moe Hamzeh was appointed Managing Director of Warner Middle East in 2018. The newly formed organisation, headquartered in Beirut, covers Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Moe began his career in the music industry in 1998, when he worked for Music Master, Warner Music’s regional licensee at the time, as a label manager, overseeing the marketing and distribution of WMG’s repertoire in Lebanon.

He went on to found Temple Entertainment, an independent label and publisher, before working for Virgin Megastores, opening its flagship store in the region and overseeing its product marketing activities in Lebanon and its expansion into Saudi Arabia.

In 2008, he joined Melody Music and Artists Management as General Manager, managing the company’s Beirut and Cairo operations, producing and working with major local artists.

He then took up the role of Head of Content for m.media, a digital streaming platform that offers video on demand for Lebanese and regional movies, documentaries and series, in 2012.

 Paul Brindley, Co-founder and CEO, Music Ally  Paul Brindley is the co-founder and CEO of Music Ally. Paul has a background as a musician, having played bass guitar with The Sundays, an indie band who sold over two million albums worldwide and at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank where he wrote New Musical Entrepreneurs, a report into the impact of new technologies on the UK music industry published in 2000. After co-founding Music Ally in 2002, the company has gone on to become a world leading knowledge company for the modern-day music industry. Music Ally publishes a subscription business information service and provides a range of services including digital marketing services, training, research and events to the global music business.

Paul Brindley,
Co-founder and CEO, Music Ally

Paul Brindley is the co-founder and CEO of Music Ally. Paul has a background as a musician, having played bass guitar with The Sundays, an indie band who sold over two million albums worldwide and at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank where he wrote New Musical Entrepreneurs, a report into the impact of new technologies on the UK music industry published in 2000. After co-founding Music Ally in 2002, the company has gone on to become a world leading knowledge company for the modern-day music industry. Music Ally publishes a subscription business information service and provides a range of services including digital marketing services, training, research and events to the global music business.

 Turo Pekari Senior Advisor, Innovation and Discovery, Teosto/Teosto Futures Lab  Turo is an innovation specialist known for co-creating Teosto Futures Lab innovation platform for Teosto. Established in 2016, Teosto Futures Lab has been in the forefront changing the way how music rights management organisations work. His experience includes a wide range of music & tech related work including launching a blockchain platform for music copyright organisations, leading a Nordic R&D initiative to build a future model for collective management, experimenting future service concepts to music festivals with affective technologies and developing a EU-funded tech-enabled music education concept. Turo is an expert in open innovation, future technologies, startup advisory, innovation policy and funding mechanisms added with a deep research background and 10 years music industry experience.

Turo Pekari
Senior Advisor, Innovation and Discovery, Teosto/Teosto Futures Lab

Turo is an innovation specialist known for co-creating Teosto Futures Lab innovation platform for Teosto. Established in 2016, Teosto Futures Lab has been in the forefront changing the way how music rights management organisations work. His experience includes a wide range of music & tech related work including launching a blockchain platform for music copyright organisations, leading a Nordic R&D initiative to build a future model for collective management, experimenting future service concepts to music festivals with affective technologies and developing a EU-funded tech-enabled music education concept. Turo is an expert in open innovation, future technologies, startup advisory, innovation policy and funding mechanisms added with a deep research background and 10 years music industry experience.

 Virginie Berger Managing Partner, DBTHCap Ventures  Virginie Berger is the Managing Partner of DBTHCap Ventures, a VC Fund that focuses on music-tech (specifically on rights tech) and media tech. DBTHCap Ventures is a post seed and serie A hybrid venture fund (debt and equity).  Virginie Berger is the former CEO of of Armonia Online, the first pan-European licensing hub for online music. Armonia Online is run by 9 European CMOs (SACEM & SACEM Luxembourg, SIAE, SGAE, ARTISJUS, AKM, SPA, SABAM, SUISA). The hub covers 131 territories and represents 500 000 authors, composers and publishers.  Berger is also the founder of DBTH, a consultancy firm for technology and media businesses, specialising in strategy, marketing and business development and Don’t believe the Hype, a media specialized in content-tech. Before setting up DBTH in 2011, Virginie worked for Microsoft, NRJ and Myspace, which she joined as marketing and content director as it first became established in Europe. She is the author of a book about digital marketing and monetisation of music online: “Music and Digital Strategies” and more than 500 articles on the topic.

Virginie Berger
Managing Partner, DBTHCap Ventures

Virginie Berger is the Managing Partner of DBTHCap Ventures, a VC Fund that focuses on music-tech (specifically on rights tech) and media tech. DBTHCap Ventures is a post seed and serie A hybrid venture fund (debt and equity).

Virginie Berger is the former CEO of of Armonia Online, the first pan-European licensing hub for online music. Armonia Online is run by 9 European CMOs (SACEM & SACEM Luxembourg, SIAE, SGAE, ARTISJUS, AKM, SPA, SABAM, SUISA). The hub covers 131 territories and represents 500 000 authors, composers and publishers.

Berger is also the founder of DBTH, a consultancy firm for technology and media businesses, specialising in strategy, marketing and business development and Don’t believe the Hype, a media specialized in content-tech. Before setting up DBTH in 2011, Virginie worked for Microsoft, NRJ and Myspace, which she joined as marketing and content director as it first became established in Europe. She is the author of a book about digital marketing and monetisation of music online: “Music and Digital Strategies” and more than 500 articles on the topic.