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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Innovation: Investing in Music & Startup Showcases [clear filter]
Tuesday, January 23

4:15pm EST

Investing & Innovation: Where’s the Money?

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
Wednesday, January 24

3:45pm EST

International Startup Showcases

NY:LON will conclude with a very special selection of some of the most relevant and interesting music related startups that have the music business buzzing. Join us as this finale will further underscore the importance of innovation in the future health of the industry.

The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

  • Marcus Cobb, CEO, Jammber

  • Chris Cox, Co-Founder & CTO, MyMelo

  • Ryan Star Kulchinsky, Co-Founder, Stationhead

  • Andreas Mahringer, Co-Founder & CEO, Record Bird

  • Tom Nield, Co-Founder, Landmrk

  • Rahul Rumalla, CTO, Paperchain

  • Jesper Skibsby, CEO & Founder, WARM

  • Sony Theakanath, Co-Founder & CEO Asaii






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Marcus Cobb

Co-Founder and CEO, Jammber
Marcus Cobb is the CEO and Co-founder of Jammber, a workflow and payment platform for the entertainment industry. Through Jammber, Cobb has brought his passion for creatives to solve complicated legacy issues. He has designed finance technology for Fortune 50 companies and has also... Read More →
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Chris Cox

Co-Founder & CTO, MyMelo
A music obsessive, artist,and technologist, Chris Cox is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for MyMelo global. Bringing a diverse background across multiple industries ranging from music, broadcasting, TV/ digital video, and investment banking, he delivers unique solutions for... Read More →
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Ryan Star Kulchinsky

Co-Founder, Stationhead
Dubbed "the alt-rock Frank Ocean" by Paper Magazine, Ryan Star is an alternative rock artist from Brooklyn, New York. His decorated career in music is the inspiration for his other job- the co-founder of Stationhead, a music tech startup that he created with his childhood friend... Read More →
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Andreas Mahringer

Co-Founder & CEO, Record Bird
Andreas Mahringer is Co-Founder & CEO of Record Bird, a free service which notifies music fans of new releases by their favorite artists with the ultimate goal of creating an automated, free and frictionless information channel between an artist and their fans. In May 2017, Record... Read More →
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Tom Nield

Co-Founder, Landmrk
Tom is a Co-founder of Landmrk, a platform that allows artists and brands to place digital content into specific locations in the physical world. Landmrk, dubbed “Pokémon Go for music”, was born out of a campaign with chart topping UK band, alt-J; where 2,000 listening hotspots... Read More →
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Rahul Rumalla

CTO, Paperchain
Rahul Rumalla is a technology professional turned entrepreneur building products & services for the music industry. With a Master's in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and having been a Fellow at the Open Music Initiative in the past, Rahul is currently the CTO, Head of... Read More →
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Jesper Skibsby

CEO & Founder, WARM
Jesper Skibsby is the CEO & Founder of WARM - the first large-scale radio monitoring service focusing on the individuals in the music industry. WARM delivers insights and realtime data about when and where songs are played on a radio station, anywhere in the world. The vision behind... Read More →
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Sony Theakanath

Co-Founder & CEO, Asaii
Sony is CEO and Co-Founder of Asaii. Asaii is the A&R and music​ analytics platform capturing, contextualizing and connecting all data on the internet. Asaii is used to automate A&R departments, and ​understand ​impact analysis events across the web affecting artists and tracks... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel