King’s Place, London, Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Music Ally Connect is a new two-day annual international music business conference which takes place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd January 2024 in London, a recognised hub for the global music industry. Building on the previous reputation of NY:LON Connect, this is the only high-level industry event to take place in London on an annual basis. It brings together international decision makers from across the industry to connect and  discuss  the key issues facing the business. 

The event will feature a keynote interview with one of the most influential people in the industry: Universal Music Group’s EVP and Chief Digital Officer, Michael Nash

Plus: Roblox’s Head of Music Partnerships, Karibi Dagogo-Jack, will be in conversation with CrossBorderWorks’ Vickie Nauman.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lauren Apolito, EVP, HFA-Rumblefish
  • Eric Baptiste, CEO & Co-Founder, QwantumRights Solutions Corp.
  • Tony Barnes, Co-Founder, Karta
  • Jake Beaumont Nesbitt, Director, Innovation & Education, IMMF
  • Virginie Berger, Principal Advisor and Founder, Don’t Believe The Hype
  • Paul Brindley, CEO & Co-Founder, Music Ally
  • Dan Chalmers, Head of Music for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), YouTube
  • Indi Chawla, Head of International Relations, The MLC
  • Scott Cohen, CEO, JKBX
  • Annabella Coldrick, Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum
  • Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, Music Reports
  • Kristen Cullen Bender, SVP, Digital Innovation Strategy & Business Development, Universal Music Group
  • Karibi Dagogo-Jack, Head of Music Partnerships, Roblox
  • Claudia de Wolff, VP, Content and Programming, Vevo
  • Jeronimo Folgueira, CEO, Deezer
  • Maria Forte, Owner, Maria Forte Music Services Ltd
  • Tinko Georgiev, VP, International Business, Kanjian Music
  • Sophie Goosens, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Lydia Gregory, CEO & Co-Founder, Figaro
  • Simon Hade, Co-Founder, Beatstar
  • Morgan Hayduk, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Beatdapp
  • Marlen Hüllbrock, Head of Marketing & Audience, Music Ally
  • LaTecia Johnson, Founder, Visionary Rising
  • Priyanka Khimani, Founder, Khimani & Associates
  • Gina King, Partner, Supernode Global
  • Julie Knibbe, CEO, Music Tomorrow
  • Jay Kogami, Editor, Music Ally Japan
  • Helena Kosinski, VP, Global, Luminate

  • Kate Le Gassick, General Counsel, Warner Music International
  • Claire McAuley, EVP, Global Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music
  • Damon Minchella, Business Consultant, Daaci
  • Nicholas Minicucci, Co-Founder & CEO, Immensity
  • Tomoko Moore, International Liaison, Billboard Japan
  • Emilio Morales, Managing Director, Rimas Publishing
  • Claudia Moross, Founding Director, 12on12
  • Michael Nash, EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Universal Music Group
  • Vickie Nauman, Founder & CEO, CrossBorderWorks
  • Tom Nieuweboer, COO, !K7
  • Claire O’Neill, CEO, A Greener Future
  • Michael Petychakis, CTO, Orfium
  • Irfaan Premji, Founder & CEO, Blurb
  • Lauri Rechardt, Chief Legal Officer, IFPI
  • Stars Redmond, Senior Artist Marketing Manager, Amuse
  • Stephen Rimmer, Founder & CEO, Tickets for Good
  • Christian Ringstad Schultz, CEO & Co-Founder, Masterchannel
  • Antoine Sauer-Sansen, Director of Digital Global Administration, SACEM
  • Samantha Sawyer, Chief Content Officer, 7digital
  • Joe Sparrow, Editor, Music Ally
  • Takayuki Suzuki, CEO, ParadeALL
  • Geoff Taylor MBE, EVP, Artificial Intelligence, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Alison Tickell, Founder and CEO, Julie’s Bicycle
  • Vasja Veber, Co-Founder, Viberate
  • Christian Wegmann, CEO, Flame2Fame
  • Simon Wheeler, Director of Global Commercial Strategy, The Beggars Group
  • Alexander Wolf, President, SESAC International
  • Takuya Yamazaki, Founder/Managing Partner, Field-R Law Offices
  • Konstantin Yevishkin, Founder & CEO, StanPass


We’re delighted to welcome on board our sponsors including overall main event sponsors JKBX and Rimas Publishing; sole track sponsors Beatdapp and Vevo; partner support sponsors Amuse, IRCAM amplify, The MLC, SESAC Music Group and Viberate; co-track sponsors Luminate, Orfium, QwantumRights Solutions Corp., SACEM, Songtradr and The Orchard; end of day one reception sponsor Reed Smith; and Ally sponsors Chartmetric and Music Reports.


There will be eight tracks run over the two days, including panels, interviews and a drinks and canapés reception at the end of day one.


Track 1 – AI and music, sponsored by Orfium
Track 2 – Music and gaming, sponsored by Songtradr

Track 3 – The future of music publishing: data, sponsored by QwantumRights Solutions Corp. and SACEM
Track 4 – A greener music industry

End of Day One: Drinks Reception sponsored by Reed Smith


Track 5 – Streaming challenges – fraud and remuneration: sponsored by Beatdapp
Track 6 – International (featuring Japan and China): sponsored by Luminate and The Orchard

Track 7 – The Future of Video: sponsored by Vevo
Track 8 – Innovation (featuring the Music  Ally SI:X Showcase)

Venue: King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG:

Tickets are now available to purchase here: