MUSEXPO Europe Breaking News -more

Following its recent unveiling at the 12th annual MUSEXPO Los Angeles, the return of MUSEXPO's European-centric edition to Central London from September 18 – 20, 2016, has announced its first round of key music and media executives and entrepreneurs to join the MUSEXPO Europe 2016 program.

A&R Worldwide & Music Week Presents MUSEXPO Europe will be taking over the Millennium Hotel as it hosts leaders, influencers and tastemakers from all areas of the global music business!

Among those already confirmed to join the event are: Ben Cooper – Controller, BBC Radio 1 (UK); Guy Moot – Managing Director, U.K. & President, European Creative, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Korda Marshall – Sr. VP, BMG & Founder, Infectious Records; Jeff Smith – Head Of Music, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music (UK); Jo Dipple – Chief Executive, UK Music; Mike Walsh – Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK); Sanken Sandqvist – Managing Director, BMG Scandinavia; Aditya Sharma – Head Of Music, Radio Fritz (Germany); Peter Smidt – Founder & Creative Director, Eurosonic Noorderslag (Holland); André de Raaff – CEO & Co-Founder, Imagem Music Group (Holland); Mark Strippel – Head Of Programmes, BBC Asian Network (UK); Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir – Programme Director, Nordic Music Export & Chair, European Music Export Exchange; Rob Graham – Managing Director & CEO, EON Media Group & Executive Producer, Asia Pop 40; Joel Denver – Publisher, AllAccess (U.S.); and many more leading executives to be unveiled in the coming weeks.


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Hollywood Roosevelt

44 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 2HP
United Kingdom

Confirmed Speakers

Ben Cooper

Controller, BBC Radio 1 (UK)

Daniel Glass

Founder & President, Glassnote Entertainment Group

Darcus Beese

President, Island Records UK

Mike Smith

Vice President A&R, Virgin/EMI Records

Ted Cockle

President, Virgin EMI

Guy Moot

Managing Director, U.K. & President, European Creative, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

André de Raaff

CEO & Co-Founder, Imagem Music Group (Holland)

Jo Dipple

Chief Executive, UK Music

Korda Marshall

Sr. VP, BMG & Founder, Infectious Records

Jeff Smith

Head Of Music, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music (UK)

Andrew Parsons

Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK

Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir

Programme Director, Nordic Music Export & Chair, European Music Export Exchange

Aditya Sharma

Head Of Music, Radio Fritz (Germany)

Anurag Rao

Founder & CEO, Canvas Talent & Co-Founder & CEO, Farout Media

Colin Lester

Chairman & CEO, JEM Artists/JEM Music Publishing

Ed Peto

Managing Director, Outdustry

Rebecca Allen

Managing Director, Decca Records

Robert Litsén

CEO, Cosmos Music

Mike Walsh

Deputy Programme Director/Head Of Music, Radio X (UK)

Bob Shennan

Controller, BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network & Director, BBC Music

Connie Farr

Music Supervisor & Creative Director, ThinkSynch Music

Damaris Rex-Taylor

General Manager, Disturbing London

Danielle Perry

Presenter, Absolute Radio

Dumi Oburota

Founder & Managing Director, Disturbing London

Edward Kershaw

Chief Commercial Officer, 7digital

Gabe Turner

Director, Fulwell 73

Glen Rowe

Founder, CATO Music

Helienne Lindvall

Head Of Business Relations, Auddly

James Hanley

Sr. Staff Writer, Music Week

Jane Dyball

CEO, MPA Group of Companies

Jobst-Henning Neermann

Head of Marketing & Strategic Marketing, KBK Konzert-Künstleragentur GmbH, Germany

Joel Denver

President/Publisher, AllAccess (U.S.)

Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE

Chairman, ROAR Group

Leo Pearlman

Producer, Fulwell 73

Marc Robinson

President, Globe – Creative & Commercial, Universal Music UK

Mark Strippel

Head Of Programmes, BBC Asian Network (UK)

Mark Sutherland

Editor, Music Week

Murray Stassen

Deputy Editor, Music Week

Natasha Bent

Live Agent, United Talent Agency

Nic Jones

Chief Rrevenue Officer, Vevo

Oum Pradutt

Founder, Phase 1 Events (Asia)

Patrik Larsson

A&R & Label Manager, Playground Scandinavia

Peter Smidt

Founder & Creative Director, Eurosonic Noorderslag (Holland)

Phil Bowdery

Executive President of Touring, International, Live Nation

Rak Sanghvi

MD of UK and International with Spirit B-Unique

Robert Ashcroft

CEO, PRS For Music

Rob Hallet

Founder, Robomagic

Rob Scott

Founder & CEO, Source Music

Sammy Andrews

Artist Manager, LOCK

Sanken Sandqvist

Managing Director, BMG Scandinavia

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO

Sigi Schuller

Sr. Director A&R, Universal Music Germany

Zoe Stainsby

Entertainment Marketing Consulting

musexpo endorsements

Dave Holmes
(Founder, 3D Management) (Coldplay)

"I'm excited to be participating at MUSEXPO Asia Pacific & One Movement for Music. The Asia Pacific region is one of the most rapidly emerging music markets in the world and I'm looking forward to attending an event that will bring together some great people from around the globe to this burgeoning music landscape."

Seymour Stein
(Chairman, Sire Records Group)

"I thoroughly enjoyed MUSEXPO. There are so many of these conferences around the world, that I really didn't know what to expect. MUSEXPO, with the quality of its organization and participants, makes it a very valuable conference to attend. I look forward to participating again next year. The Focus on Asia was an outstanding panel. Emerging markets like India and China are the key to the music industry's survival over the next twenty years."

Steve Schnur
(Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing, and President for Artwerk Music Group)

"As tastemakers ourselves, our network includes A&R Worldwide as a critical resource. Their vast knowledge and connections add to their ability to musically future forecast with us. Wherever they are putting on this conference [MUSEXPO], we will be there for sure!"

Korda Marshall
(Sr. VP BMG & Founder, Infectious Records, UK & Europe)

"It was pure serendipity that my teenage children dragged me along to The Borderline to see an unknown new Australian act called The Temper Trap playing their first UK gig. I was totally blown away by their songs and performance and would like to thank the A&R Worldwide organization for being brave enough to include them at MUSEXPO Europe 2008 in England to play what's now become a legendary debut London show. A&R Worldwide have always championed great new talent in a way that is sorely lacking these days; their enthusiasm, knowledge and networking is exactly what drives this great business. Their ability to link developing artists with music executives and radio producers and their unerring support to connect like-minded people on a worldwide basis is truly unique."

Craig Kallman
(Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records)

"[A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO Founder] Sat Bisla is brilliantly connected on a worldwide basis with such terrific relationships to unearth the next great talent. He also has excellent ears and can spot the hits. Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing him is blessed."

Nick Gatfield
(Founder, Twin Music, Inc., UK & Ireland)

"With their strong international network A&R Worldwide has the ability to bring together the world's top music talent finders and developers and their annual conference [MUSEXPO] provides a unique opportunity for global artist discovery and marketing opportunities."

David Massey
(CEO, Island Records, US)

"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other like-minded executives from all areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent from around the world."

Jimmy Steal
(Emmis VP of Programming Power 106 LA and Hot 97 New York)

"Thanks again for inviting me to your impressive conference. I really enjoyed the dialog, and I think I made some new friends."

Jason Sausto
(President Onkyo China)

"Thanks again for your fantastic hospitality. I was impressed with both the organization and caliber of attendees."

Daniel Glass
(Founder/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment)

"Thank you again for including me in this year's MUSEXPO. It was one of the most productive conferences I've attended in years...solutions and advice, rather than negative nonsense and gossip. The speakers were candid and informative. I was proud to be on our panel. This was the first time I met Mike Walsh...what an impressive gentleman! And I loved sharing with Seymour, Peter and Steve. Congratulations to you and your team for a job well done!"

Bruce Flohr (Chief Strategy Officer/EVP, Red Light Management & Partner, GreenLight Media/ATO Records)

"MUSEXPO has delivered on its promise of organizing an event that is educational as well as manageable. We left with many new insights and plenty of new relationships. I look forward to the next one, now that I know what to expect. "

Alex Patsavas
(Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision)

"A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO is a great forum to network with other likeminded executives from all areas of the international music and media business. In addition, it provides a great selection of evening showcases featuring new talent from around the world."

Mike Walsh
(Head of Music / Deputy Programme Director, Radio X UK)

"Congratulations to you both and your team for an excellent MUSEXPO. It really did surpass the previous year--and that is saying something!"

Chris Barton
(Co-Founder, Shazam)

"It was fantastic to see you and participate in your conference. Thanks for inviting me! I really enjoyed it."

Allan McGowan
(News Editor, VIP News)

"Just to say well done to you and all involved with MUSEXPO and thanks for the invitation to moderating the live panel, I enjoyed it!"

Cecilia Ancker
(Universal Music Publishing, Sweden)

"Just a quick note to say THANK YOU so much for yet again a great MUSEXPO"

Dave Pichillingi
(Managing Director, Liverpool Sound City)

"Firstly congratulations on what I thought was a great MUSEXPO event."

Dave Reid
(Director, Choice Music Prize, Ireland)

"Just a quick note to you and your team to say congrats on MUSEXPO. It was a pleasure to attend such a well-organized event. The panels were excellent and informative while the whole atmosphere at the event was magnificent. Thanks again, here's to the next one!"

David Glick
(Founder, The Edge Group)

"Many thanks indeed for inviting me to participate in the MUSEXPO event, which has been first-rate. I was pleased to be asked to speak on the UK: State of the (Host) Nation Panel and I thoroughly enjoyed the session."

Gene Sandbloom
(Operations Manager, KROQ Los Angeles)

"Thanks very much for a great week... You have a very classy operation, and it was duly noted by many of the participants I spoke with. Doing panels has never been one of my favorite pastimes, but you, your staff and your well selected panel actually made it fun this time around."

James Sandom
(Manager, Red Light Management (The Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies))

"Thanks MUSEXPO, enjoyed taking part. It was a very diverse group you pulled together which meant a lot was discussed, we all enjoyed it."

Jeff Smith
(Head of Music, BBC Radio 2)

"Thank you so much for the invite and an excellent MUSEXPO, which people are speaking very highly of."

Manuela Fröhlich
(Power Quest, UK)

"I would like to thank you and the whole team for another great MUSEXPO this year! The topics were interesting, the speaker quality was very good and the networking was superb. Especially for new starters in the business like myself, MUSEXPO is an ideal platform and a great opportunity to learn from the best, develop great contacts and understand that there are people in the same boat and we can learn to cooperate and solve things in a joint way. Everything was perfect, from the food, the location, the shuttles to the showcases to the agenda--only the snow was a bit over the top, as it normally does not snow in London."

Mark Wood
(Worldwide Manager, Imogen Heap)

"Great MUSEXPO--you've done a fantastic job!"

Sumit Bothra
(Managing Director, Embargo Management, UK)

"The MUSEXPO conference has been, without question, the most productive and meaningful event of this type I have attended. I have met some wonderful people from all over the world and I've experienced a very fraternal environment where people are more than happy to engage with each other, exchanging ideas, contacts, advice, and opinions. The networking aspect of the conference was incredibly open and friendly, which has been of tremendous benefit to us all."

Tommy Ramone
(The Ramones)

"I had a wonderful time at MUSEXPO, and enjoyed the panel with Seymour and John. You were a gracious host and made it all easy. Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of the event."

David Renzer
(Chairman, Spirit Music Group)

"Thanks you. MUSEXPO was good fun and the whole conference seemed very inspired. Well done!"

Fred Casimir
(Executive VP International Repertoire, BMG)

"Many thanks – it's been a great week at MUSEXPO. Many thanks for your support and your enthusiasm for music!"

John Rudolph
(Principal, Music Analytics)

"Everyone, thanks again for a wonderful MUSEXPO event. I look forward to the next one."

Jonathan Shalit
(Chairman, ROAR Global, UK)

"As always Sat a TRIUMPH! Many, many congratulations to you and your team. It's an honour to know you and be part of your world. You are a pied piper. You bring people together in the most extra ordinary way. Kind regards as ever."

Carel Hoffman
(Founder, Hilltop Live Events, South Africa)

"The trip has been well worth it (probably one of the most fruitful) of all the conferences I do. You will definitely see us again and I will bring some of the rest of my team next time (project permitting). Thanks for the warm/open welcome, and be assured of our support of your endeavors."

Kathy Spanberger
"(President & COO, Anglo–American Region, Peermusic, US, Canada, UK & Australia)

– It's always an honor to be a part of your MUSEXPO and to sit with such esteemed panelists."

Mamie Coleman
(Vice President, Music & Production, Fox On–Air Promo)

"Thank you for a wonderful day at MUSEXPO! You are one of my favorite family members and I'm so appreciative of your love and support! You are an amazing individual and congrats on another successful event!! You rock!"

Rebecca Rienks
(Music Supervisor, E! Entertainment/NBC Universal)

"Many thanks to you all – I have already found a bunch of great music from MUSEXPO, so I appreciate you including me!"

Rochelle Holguin
(Music Supervisor, MTV)

"Thank you guys so much for putting on an amazing event. I truly appreciate everything you do for the music industry. I was thrilled and honored to be part of MUSEXPO this year. I'm determined to get through all the great music I received (I know there are some gems in there!). And the friendships and relationships I have cultivated over the last few months have been invaluable to me."


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Showcase Submissions

For artist showcase inquiries and MUSEXPO Europe showcase submissions, contact:
Monte Malone, monte@anrworldwide.com


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