More speakers have been confirmed for the NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association are holding in New York early in 2018.
Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz; Amazon Music director Ryan Redington; SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste and Pandora VP of global content licensing Elizabeth Moody will be joining (previously announced) Spotify chief content officer Stefan Blom at the event on 23-24 January.
Universal Music SVP of digital strategy and business development Jonathan Dworkin and Warner Music SVP of global business development and strategy Tracy Gardner will also kick off the event with a panel discussion on the future of music-streaming.
Streaming will be one of the key topics at the two-day conference, alongside global copyright and rights management; new technology; emerging markets; direct-to-fan; modern-day music companies; and startups.
Among the speakers confirmed so far:
- Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO, Kobalt
- Eric Baptiste, CEO, SOCAN
- Noah Becker, President & CEO, AdRev
- Stefan Blom, Chief Content Officer, Spotify
- Katherine Cheung, Founder, Open Road Holdings
- Pete Downton, Deputy CEO, 7digital
- Jonathan Dworkin, SVP of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Universal Music Group
- Tracy Gardner, SVP of Global Business Development and Strategy, Warner Music Group
- Brian Hamilton, General Manager of Music and Auto, Gracenote
- Adel Hattem, Founder, DMusicMarketing
- Cherie Hu, Contributing Writer/Editor, Billboard/Forbes
- Diluk Dias, Managing Director, AEI Group
- Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA
- Tracy Maddux, CEO, CD Baby
- Beth Matthews, CEO, ASCAP
- Elizabeth Moody, VP Global Content Licensing, Pandora
- Vickie Nauman, Founder & Owner, CrossBorderWorks
- Ryan Redington, Director of Amazon Music, Amazon
The full list of speakers so far confirmed for NY:LON Connect can be found here. Sponsors for the event include Gracenote, Armonia Online, 7digital, MQA, SOCAN, CD Baby, and AdRev.
Full details of NY:LON Connect 2018 can be found at the official website, with registration costing $499 per person, or $399 for Music Business Association members and Music Ally subscribers.