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.

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