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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Jeff Van Driel

Naxos of America
As the CEO of Naxos of America, Jeff Van Driel’s leadership mandate is to sustainably grow the footprint of Naxos in the independent music space. This involves growth of Naxos' digital and physical distribution businesses, licensing representation, and its educational platforms - all of this for both Naxos the label, and the hundreds of classical, jazz and world-music labels it represents globally. An attorney by trade, Van Driel was the general “deal maker” at Naxos (i.e. business & legal affairs) for 6 years before becoming the CEO. Prior to moving to TN and joining Naxos, he spent 15 years in various managerial and legal roles in manufacturing and transportation in Canada.