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.

 Andrew Stanley, Co-Founder and COO, Nations Connect  Andrew Stanley brings fifteen years of entertainment industry experience to his role at Nations Connect. In 2003 Andrew started working at Neste Event Marketing in the live event production space. In 2004 he joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) before transitioning into management with Hard 8 Management in 2012, where he spent five years prior to launching Three Lions Management, a boutique management company, earlier this year. At Agency and Management level, Andrew specialized in career growth and progression, as well as the overall brand development of some of today’s biggest stars.  As co-Founder and COO of Nations Connect, Andrew is excited is to provide the same level of representation to E-Sports competitors. "I'm thrilled to join Nations Connect in this exciting venture. I'm looking to bring the eSports community the same level of representation artists and professional athletes are privy to. Gaming is the future and the best gamers will need a team like Nations on their side".

Andrew Stanley,
Co-Founder and COO, Nations Connect

Andrew Stanley brings fifteen years of entertainment industry experience to his role at Nations Connect. In 2003 Andrew started working at Neste Event Marketing in the live event production space. In 2004 he joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) before transitioning into management with Hard 8 Management in 2012, where he spent five years prior to launching Three Lions Management, a boutique management company, earlier this year. At Agency and Management level, Andrew specialized in career growth and progression, as well as the overall brand development of some of today’s biggest stars.

As co-Founder and COO of Nations Connect, Andrew is excited is to provide the same level of representation to E-Sports competitors. "I'm thrilled to join Nations Connect in this exciting venture. I'm looking to bring the eSports community the same level of representation artists and professional athletes are privy to. Gaming is the future and the best gamers will need a team like Nations on their side".

 Anne Jenniskens Head of Licensing, FUGA  Anne Jenniskens is head of licensing at FUGA, an industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. She is responsible for the company’s global licensing strategy and relationships with over 260 digital service providers worldwide.  Anne was drawn to the music industry while attending law school. She started as an assistant booking agent at EPM Music around the time the first digital music services were launching. Propelled by her legal background, she soon found herself helming the company’s licensing division. From this position, she was able to grow along with the digital music industry as it expanded, now accounting for the majority of recordings revenues.  Since joining FUGA in 2012, she has been involved in building and expanding FUGA’s highly regarded aggregation business. Anne is an experienced dealmaker with ‘hands on’ knowledge and experience in the world of digital music licensing.

Anne Jenniskens
Head of Licensing, FUGA

Anne Jenniskens is head of licensing at FUGA, an industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. She is responsible for the company’s global licensing strategy and relationships with over 260 digital service providers worldwide.

Anne was drawn to the music industry while attending law school. She started as an assistant booking agent at EPM Music around the time the first digital music services were launching. Propelled by her legal background, she soon found herself helming the company’s licensing division. From this position, she was able to grow along with the digital music industry as it expanded, now accounting for the majority of recordings revenues.

Since joining FUGA in 2012, she has been involved in building and expanding FUGA’s highly regarded aggregation business. Anne is an experienced dealmaker with ‘hands on’ knowledge and experience in the world of digital music licensing.

 Brian Hamilton General Manager of Music and Auto, Gracenote  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 of Music and Auto, Gracenote

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.

 Greg Pryor Partner, Reed Smith  Gregor is co-chair of the firm’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group. He is widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading lawyers in digital media.  Having spent time working in private practice and as general counsel in the media industries, Gregor has broad experience of advising clients concerning the acquisition, production, licensing and distribution of content on media networks and platforms. He regularly advises companies that are involved in the distribution and sale of digital content, including digital music, video and gaming services, social networks, online retailers, aggregators, network and platform owners and search engines, regarding their arrangements with content owners and consumers. He also advises content owners and producers concerning the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property rights. His clients include computer game companies, film and television production houses, record labels, music publishers and advertisers. He also represents international celebrities and emerging talent.

Greg Pryor
Partner, Reed Smith

Gregor is co-chair of the firm’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group. He is widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading lawyers in digital media.

Having spent time working in private practice and as general counsel in the media industries, Gregor has broad experience of advising clients concerning the acquisition, production, licensing and distribution of content on media networks and platforms. He regularly advises companies that are involved in the distribution and sale of digital content, including digital music, video and gaming services, social networks, online retailers, aggregators, network and platform owners and search engines, regarding their arrangements with content owners and consumers. He also advises content owners and producers concerning the protection and exploitation of their intellectual property rights. His clients include computer game companies, film and television production houses, record labels, music publishers and advertisers. He also represents international celebrities and emerging talent.

 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.

 Ibukun ‘Aibee’ Abidoye General Manager, Chocolate City Group  Ibukun Abidoye, Esq. is a Nigerian businesswoman. Trained as an attorney in New York, “Aibee” has built an outstanding reputation as General Manager of Chocolate City Group and logged 6 years of transactional experience in the field of intellectual property, with particular focus on music and copyright law. She is a recognized expert in the licensing, distribution and publishing of indigenous music content for film and television, and she collaborates with platforms like Facebook, Apple Music and YouTube and mobile network operators like 9 Mobile and MTN as the future of digital licensing unfolds. She supervises Group subsidiaries ranging from a record label, events lounge, publishing and distribution company. She is an active advocate for the rights and recognition of songwriters and producers in content value chain, and has worked with Copyright Society of Nigeria, and the Minister of Information and Culture as a policy shaper.  Prior to joining Chocolate City, Aibee worked as a law clerk for Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. (US District Court), and at the Johnny Cochran Law Firm. Aibee received her B.A. in Political Science at Pepperdine University, a Music Business and Management certification from UCLA and her J.D of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School in New York. She is a Certified Mediator.

Ibukun ‘Aibee’ Abidoye
General Manager, Chocolate City Group

Ibukun Abidoye, Esq. is a Nigerian businesswoman. Trained as an attorney in New York, “Aibee” has built an outstanding reputation as General Manager of Chocolate City Group and logged 6 years of transactional experience in the field of intellectual property, with particular focus on music and copyright law. She is a recognized expert in the licensing, distribution and publishing of indigenous music content for film and television, and she collaborates with platforms like Facebook, Apple Music and YouTube and mobile network operators like 9 Mobile and MTN as the future of digital licensing unfolds. She supervises Group subsidiaries ranging from a record label, events lounge, publishing and distribution company. She is an active advocate for the rights and recognition of songwriters and producers in content value chain, and has worked with Copyright Society of Nigeria, and the Minister of Information and Culture as a policy shaper.

Prior to joining Chocolate City, Aibee worked as a law clerk for Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. (US District Court), and at the Johnny Cochran Law Firm. Aibee received her B.A. in Political Science at Pepperdine University, a Music Business and Management certification from UCLA and her J.D of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School in New York. She is a Certified Mediator.

 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.

 Isabel Garvey Managing Director, Abbey Road Studios  Isabel joined Abbey Road Studios in 2014 and has been responsible for implementing the largest investment in the Studios since opening in 1931, including building three new studio spaces, creating new revenue streams by launching a new retail store, digital production services and the Abbey Road Institute, as well as launching Europe’s first music technology incubator, Abbey Road Red. All with the aim of maintaining Abbey Road Studios’ reputation as the world’s most sought-after studio.  Prior to joining Abbey Road, Isabel ran her own digital media consultancy, Georgestown, having previously spent five years as SVP Commercial Channels and Consumer Marketing at Warner Music. Before that she was Vice President, Global Digital at EMI Music.   CREDIT: Jill Furmanovsky

Isabel Garvey
Managing Director, Abbey Road Studios

Isabel joined Abbey Road Studios in 2014 and has been responsible for implementing the largest investment in the Studios since opening in 1931, including building three new studio spaces, creating new revenue streams by launching a new retail store, digital production services and the Abbey Road Institute, as well as launching Europe’s first music technology incubator, Abbey Road Red. All with the aim of maintaining Abbey Road Studios’ reputation as the world’s most sought-after studio.

Prior to joining Abbey Road, Isabel ran her own digital media consultancy, Georgestown, having previously spent five years as SVP Commercial Channels and Consumer Marketing at Warner Music. Before that she was Vice President, Global Digital at EMI Music.


CREDIT: Jill Furmanovsky

 Jeff Bronikowski SVP, Global Digital Business Development, Warner Music Group  Jeff Bronikowski is Head of Innovation and Senior Vice President, Business Development for Warner Music Group. Jeff has worked in entertainment and media for over 20 years, primarily at the nexus of the music business and technology. He was SVP of Business Development for Universal Music Group, General Manager of both AOL Music and Yahoo! Music and also led Corporate Development for The Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify).  During a hiatus from music-related endeavors, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer of DailyBurn, IAC’s industry-leading streaming fitness video subscription service and prior to WMG, he was President/GM of Tribeca Shortlist, a subscription movie streaming joint venture of Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises.  Jeff graduated from Georgetown University and also holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is based in WMG’s New York headquarters.

Jeff Bronikowski
SVP, Global Digital Business Development, Warner Music Group

Jeff Bronikowski is Head of Innovation and Senior Vice President, Business Development for Warner Music Group. Jeff has worked in entertainment and media for over 20 years, primarily at the nexus of the music business and technology. He was SVP of Business Development for Universal Music Group, General Manager of both AOL Music and Yahoo! Music and also led Corporate Development for The Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify).

During a hiatus from music-related endeavors, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer of DailyBurn, IAC’s industry-leading streaming fitness video subscription service and prior to WMG, he was President/GM of Tribeca Shortlist, a subscription movie streaming joint venture of Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises.

Jeff graduated from Georgetown University and also holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is based in WMG’s New York headquarters.

 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.

 John Acquaviva Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Plus Eight Equity Partners  John Acquaviva is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Plus Eight Equity Partners, which partners with innovative music technology companies to support growth expansion and provide strategic and operational guidance. He is a world-class DJ with over 35 years of experience and one of the largest networks in the electronic music community. He co-founded Beatport LLC where he was an active board member until its acquisition by NASDAQ-listed SFX Entertainment, Inc. He was also instrumental in bringing to market Final Scratch, a revolutionary technology for DJs. He currently serves on the Board of Pacemaker DJ and the Technology & Innovation Committee of the Association for Electronic Music. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario.

John Acquaviva
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Plus Eight Equity Partners

John Acquaviva is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Plus Eight Equity Partners, which partners with innovative music technology companies to support growth expansion and provide strategic and operational guidance. He is a world-class DJ with over 35 years of experience and one of the largest networks in the electronic music community. He co-founded Beatport LLC where he was an active board member until its acquisition by NASDAQ-listed SFX Entertainment, Inc. He was also instrumental in bringing to market Final Scratch, a revolutionary technology for DJs. He currently serves on the Board of Pacemaker DJ and the Technology & Innovation Committee of the Association for Electronic Music. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario.

 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.

 Jonathan Barnes Head of Label Licensing, Pandora  Jonathan Barnes heads up the label licensing team at Pandora. In that capacity he and his team manage Pandora's licensing strategy and business relationships with its recorded music partners, including distributors and independent artists. Prior to joining Pandora, he led partnerships at 8tracks Radio and managed the music education nonprofit MIMA Music. He got his start in music working at Astralwerks Records in New York and at FNX Radio Network in Boston. Jonathan earned his BA from Princeton and JD from Stanford Law School, but not before spending a year living the dream as a techno DJ in London. A former musician, Jonathan wrote and recorded a pair of independent records, and co-hosted a radio show on the FM dial in San Francisco in the early 2000s. He spends his free time organizing underground club nights in San Francisco and getting dusty on the playa with the Airpusher Collective.

Jonathan Barnes
Head of Label Licensing, Pandora

Jonathan Barnes heads up the label licensing team at Pandora. In that capacity he and his team manage Pandora's licensing strategy and business relationships with its recorded music partners, including distributors and independent artists. Prior to joining Pandora, he led partnerships at 8tracks Radio and managed the music education nonprofit MIMA Music. He got his start in music working at Astralwerks Records in New York and at FNX Radio Network in Boston. Jonathan earned his BA from Princeton and JD from Stanford Law School, but not before spending a year living the dream as a techno DJ in London. A former musician, Jonathan wrote and recorded a pair of independent records, and co-hosted a radio show on the FM dial in San Francisco in the early 2000s. He spends his free time organizing underground club nights in San Francisco and getting dusty on the playa with the Airpusher Collective.

 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.


 Larry Miller Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt  Larry Miller is a music and technology entrepreneur, advisor and host of the Musonomics podcast. He is a Professor and the Director of the Music Business Program for NYU Steinhadt, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses Music Entrepreneurship, Music Analytics, Strategic Marketing, Global Music Management and the Business Structure of the Music Industry. He continues to advise music creators and rights holders on public policy and litigation, and provided expert testimony before the Copyright Royalty Board and in arbitration, and supports media and technology companies and their financial sponsors on capital formation and growth strategy, digital product/service development, acquisitions and restructuring. Previously, Larry was a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting and a senior member of the firm’s media and entertainment practice. He also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of MediaNet.

Larry Miller
Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt

Larry Miller is a music and technology entrepreneur, advisor and host of the Musonomics podcast. He is a Professor and the Director of the Music Business Program for NYU Steinhadt, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses Music Entrepreneurship, Music Analytics, Strategic Marketing, Global Music Management and the Business Structure of the Music Industry. He continues to advise music creators and rights holders on public policy and litigation, and provided expert testimony before the Copyright Royalty Board and in arbitration, and supports media and technology companies and their financial sponsors on capital formation and growth strategy, digital product/service development, acquisitions and restructuring. Previously, Larry was a Partner at L.E.K. Consulting and a senior member of the firm’s media and entertainment practice. He also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of MediaNet.

 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.

 Noah Becker CEO, AdRev  Noah serves as CEO at AdRev - a global leader in YouTube and Facebook monetization, administration and strategy, music distribution, and proprietary music and media software development. AdRev administers over 10 million copyrights and is on pace to paid out over $20M to its client base in YouTube royalties in 2017.  Noah has a diverse background as both a longtime composer / producer, and music industry insider.  As a composer/producer himself with an affinity for Pop and EDM, he has engineered multiple Billboard #1 Dance Club Play remixes, works with several production music libraries and publishers, and has a deep passion and concern for the vitality of the creative class, which he manifests through his work at AdRev.

Noah Becker
CEO, AdRev

Noah serves as CEO at AdRev - a global leader in YouTube and Facebook monetization, administration and strategy, music distribution, and proprietary music and media software development. AdRev administers over 10 million copyrights and is on pace to paid out over $20M to its client base in YouTube royalties in 2017.

Noah has a diverse background as both a longtime composer / producer, and music industry insider.

As a composer/producer himself with an affinity for Pop and EDM, he has engineered multiple Billboard #1 Dance Club Play remixes, works with several production music libraries and publishers, and has a deep passion and concern for the vitality of the creative class, which he manifests through his work at AdRev.

 Patrick Mahoney Co-Founder/COO, We Are Nations  Patrick Mahoney has been a respected member of the music and entertainment industry for over twenty-two years. With wide-ranging experience in merchandising, licensing and sponsorships, his clients have included Oasis, Radiohead, Godsmack, Slipknot, Moby, Mudvayne, Of Monsters And Men, Danzig, Rush, Suicide Silence, Blues Traveler, Yes, Awolnation, Phish, The Moody Blues, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Setzer and Sarah McLachlan.  In 2012, Patrick compiled his extensive knowledge base and took on the role of Executive Vice President of Manhead LLC, a global presence in entertainment merchandising. In 2016, Patrick joined with Manhead founder Chris Cornell to form We Are Nations, Inc. to service the merchandising and licensing needs of the esports industry. We Are Nations has quickly grown into an International group of companies and includes Riot Games/North American LCS, Team Optic, G2, ASUS, RFRSH Entertainment and Method Gaming as clients. Patrick now serves as CEO of We Are Nations.  Not wanting to abandon his roots, Patrick cofounded Nations Connect, LLC with Andy Stanley to, as Patrick puts it "connect esports and gaming, because it's a lot of the same fans and someone is going to do it". Probably most recognizable as a modified agency model, Nations Connect is finding ways to connect music artists and the gaming industry to unlock an existing equity.

Patrick Mahoney
Co-Founder/COO, We Are Nations

Patrick Mahoney has been a respected member of the music and entertainment industry for over twenty-two years. With wide-ranging experience in merchandising, licensing and sponsorships, his clients have included Oasis, Radiohead, Godsmack, Slipknot, Moby, Mudvayne, Of Monsters And Men, Danzig, Rush, Suicide Silence, Blues Traveler, Yes, Awolnation, Phish, The Moody Blues, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Setzer and Sarah McLachlan.

In 2012, Patrick compiled his extensive knowledge base and took on the role of Executive Vice President of Manhead LLC, a global presence in entertainment merchandising. In 2016, Patrick joined with Manhead founder Chris Cornell to form We Are Nations, Inc. to service the merchandising and licensing needs of the esports industry. We Are Nations has quickly grown into an International group of companies and includes Riot Games/North American LCS, Team Optic, G2, ASUS, RFRSH Entertainment and Method Gaming as clients. Patrick now serves as CEO of We Are Nations.

Not wanting to abandon his roots, Patrick cofounded Nations Connect, LLC with Andy Stanley to, as Patrick puts it "connect esports and gaming, because it's a lot of the same fans and someone is going to do it". Probably most recognizable as a modified agency model, Nations Connect is finding ways to connect music artists and the gaming industry to unlock an existing equity.

 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.

 Pete Downton Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 7digital  Pete joined 7digital in June 2014, assuming overall responsibility for its commercial strategy. He brings over 15 years of operational and strategic experience within the heart of the nascent digital music and consumer technology businesses to the role.  Prior to 7digital, Pete held key leadership roles at Imagination Technologies, including responsibility for content and consumer experiences across both the Imagination Technologies and PURE businesses. In addition, Pete spearheaded the company’s investment in Audioboom.  Before joining Imagination, Pete spent over a decade working for Warner Music Group, holding senior management positions in the company's International Marketing and Business Development teams. He helped to build Warner Music International’s reputation as one of the most innovative, creative and respected media players in the digital arena and played a key role in establishing ongoing relationships with major global partners such as iTunes, Orange and Vodafone.

Pete Downton
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, 7digital

Pete joined 7digital in June 2014, assuming overall responsibility for its commercial strategy. He brings over 15 years of operational and strategic experience within the heart of the nascent digital music and consumer technology businesses to the role.

Prior to 7digital, Pete held key leadership roles at Imagination Technologies, including responsibility for content and consumer experiences across both the Imagination Technologies and PURE businesses. In addition, Pete spearheaded the company’s investment in Audioboom.

Before joining Imagination, Pete spent over a decade working for Warner Music Group, holding senior management positions in the company's International Marketing and Business Development teams. He helped to build Warner Music International’s reputation as one of the most innovative, creative and respected media players in the digital arena and played a key role in establishing ongoing relationships with major global partners such as iTunes, Orange and Vodafone.

 Tessy Schulz Artist Manager and IMUC  Tessy Schulz is representing IMUC as a member org of the IMMF.  In her own management and consultancy company and being partner at Made Jour Label, she is focussed on artist management , production, artist development and breaking acts internationally. Clients include Left Boy, Marusha, Christophe Willem, André Heller, Warner Music ( Robin Schulz internationally), Sony Music, The Voice Of Germany etc.  Before she spent her time for almost 12 years in different roles at Sony Music/Sony BMG domestically and internationally. Her base is Berlin/Germany.

Tessy Schulz
Artist Manager and IMUC

Tessy Schulz is representing IMUC as a member org of the IMMF.

In her own management and consultancy company and being partner at Made Jour Label, she is focussed on artist management , production, artist development and breaking acts internationally. Clients include Left Boy, Marusha, Christophe Willem, André Heller, Warner Music ( Robin Schulz internationally), Sony Music, The Voice Of Germany etc.

Before she spent her time for almost 12 years in different roles at Sony Music/Sony BMG domestically and internationally. Her base is Berlin/Germany.

 Tom Rose Managing Director, Propeller Recordings  Tom Rose heads up the UK office of Propeller Recordings. As well as overseeing the day-to-day management of the label - which includes a diverse roster including Sløtface, Dagny and Highasakite - he also set up management and promotions divisions under the Propeller banner. He also founded development label 0E0E.  In 2018 releases A&R’d and/or managed by Tom have included releases by Au/Ra, Camelphat, Alan Walker, Seeb, Dagny, Bastille, Declan J Donovan and have amassed well in excess of 400 million streams.

Tom Rose
Managing Director, Propeller Recordings

Tom Rose heads up the UK office of Propeller Recordings. As well as overseeing the day-to-day management of the label - which includes a diverse roster including Sløtface, Dagny and Highasakite - he also set up management and promotions divisions under the Propeller banner. He also founded development label 0E0E.

In 2018 releases A&R’d and/or managed by Tom have included releases by Au/Ra, Camelphat, Alan Walker, Seeb, Dagny, Bastille, Declan J Donovan and have amassed well in excess of 400 million streams.

 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.

 Vanessa Higgins CEO, Regent Street Records  Vanessa Higgins (also known as musician Vanessa Knight) has been a touring artist for the past 12 years. Highlights have included: supporting Carlos Santana at the LG Arena, 4 consecutive years a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, and building a strong following in Scandinavia where she still frequently performs.   After forming her own independent label/publisher "Regent Street Records", Vanessa was soon elected to the BPI council. With a strong interest in tech and the future of the music industry, Vanessa re-launched the BPI Innovation Hub in 2016, bringing the cutting edge of tech to record labels of all sizes, both independent and major.

Vanessa Higgins
CEO, Regent Street Records

Vanessa Higgins (also known as musician Vanessa Knight) has been a touring artist for the past 12 years. Highlights have included: supporting Carlos Santana at the LG Arena, 4 consecutive years a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, and building a strong following in Scandinavia where she still frequently performs.

After forming her own independent label/publisher "Regent Street Records", Vanessa was soon elected to the BPI council. With a strong interest in tech and the future of the music industry, Vanessa re-launched the BPI Innovation Hub in 2016, bringing the cutting edge of tech to record labels of all sizes, both independent and major.

 Vickie Nauman Consultant, 23  Vickie Nauman is a consultant to innovative finance company 23 Capital, which focuses on the sectors of music, sports and entertainment. Nauman has expertise across all aspects of digital music - licensing, products, music-tech, strategy and international. Her experience spans the earliest days of disruption at RealNetworks/MusicNet to KEXP Seattle, global platform 7digital, and connected device pioneer Sonos. She founded and manages CrossBorderWorks, a consulting and advisory firm, where she works with a portfolio of streaming services, finance providers, device manufacturers, start-ups and industry consortiums.

Vickie Nauman
Consultant, 23

Vickie Nauman is a consultant to innovative finance company 23 Capital, which focuses on the sectors of music, sports and entertainment. Nauman has expertise across all aspects of digital music - licensing, products, music-tech, strategy and international. Her experience spans the earliest days of disruption at RealNetworks/MusicNet to KEXP Seattle, global platform 7digital, and connected device pioneer Sonos. She founded and manages CrossBorderWorks, a consulting and advisory firm, where she works with a portfolio of streaming services, finance providers, device manufacturers, start-ups and industry consortiums.

 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.