The event will feature presentations and panels around these seven key topics: The Adolescence of Streaming; Global Copyright & Rights Management; Technology: Smart Speakers, AI, and Next Gen Music; The Modern Music Company; International: Spotlight on Emerging Markets; and Innovation: Investing In Music and Startup Showcases. 

These themes will set the scene for the two-day NY:LON Connect conference and are detailed below. 
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Tuesday, January 23 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Investing & Innovation: Where’s the Money?

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New ideas and innovation aid the music industry’s combative efforts against the adverse conditions it’s been presented with throughout history. Embracing startups and new technology is the new norm to the drive positive change in the business. As Day 1 of NY:LON concludes, join us for Part 1 of ‘Innovation’ where experts on the topic will present the latest trends and updates in the music startup-osphere. This panel will set the scene for two startup showcases set to act as the finale of NY:LON on Day 2.

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Dave Haynes

Head of Business Development & Partnerships, TheWaveVR
Dave Haynes has extensive startup experience, as both a founder and an investor. He was most recently part of the investment team at Seedcamp and at SoundCloud for 5 years prior to that, helping them grow from launch to 250m users. Haynes is now focused on immersive tech, working... Read More →

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Katherine Cheung

Founder and Managing Director, Open Road Holdings
Katherine Cheung is the Founder and Managing Director of Open Road Holdings, which is a technology consultancy and investment vehicle to explore, develop, launch and foster start-up ideas and companies in emerging markets. Open Road Holdings offers the knowledge capital and resources... Read More →
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Rishi Patel

Managing Partner, Plus Eight Equity Partners
Rishi Patel is Managing Partner and Co-founder of Plus Eight Equity Partners, a global venture capital firm that has partnered with electronic music industry leaders to invest in groundbreaking music technology companies. He has 10 years of experience working with corporations and... Read More →
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Gillian Ryan

General Manager, TMWRK
Gillian Ryan is the General Manager of TMWRK, the international management company responsible for guiding the careers of international superstars including Diplo, Major Lazer, Justice, A-Trak, Flosstradamus and many more. Ryan oversees operations and financial management for TMWRK... Read More →

Tuesday January 23, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel