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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Wednesday, January 24 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Emergence of Artist Services

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Karen Allen

President, Karen Allen Consulting
Karen Allen is a business development executive specializing in emerging platforms for the entertainment industry. She helps entertainment tech startups understand what they’ve built and where it fits in the market, devises strategies for B2B adoption of their product/service, and... Read More →

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Vanessa Ferrer

Founder and CEO, Merch Cat
Vanessa Ferrer is the founder and CEO of Merch Cat, a musician-friendly platform for music artists to sell and manage merchandise at live shows. With an artist-facing tool, a direct-to-fan app, and merchandise services under its umbrella, Merch Cat’s vision is to create a full-stack... Read More →
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Patrick Mahoney

COO, Manhead Merch
Patrick Mahoney has been involved in music and entertainment merchandising for over 20 years. His wide range of experience in the industry is inclusive of artist relations, production, licensing, sponsorships, finance and administration. Outside of merchandise, he has worked in artist... Read More →
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Donagh O'Malley

SVP, Strategy & Business Development, UnitedMasters
Donagh O'Malley is SVP Strategy & Business Development at UnitedMasters, the recently-launched artist services company, backed by Alphabet, Andreesen Horowitz and 21st Century Fox. He oversees the company's external partnerships, business planning and strategy. He has worked for over... Read More →
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Dominic Pandiscia

CEO, PledgeMusic
Since joining PledgeMusic in April 2016, the company has experienced aggressive growth including +26% for calendar year 2016. The home page and logo were relaunched in March of 2017 leading into the SXSW conference where over 48 bands played the PledgeMusic stage presented by Clif... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel