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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International: Spotlight on Emerging Markets sponsored by Nielsen [clear filter]
Wednesday, January 24

11:00am EST

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: 2018 Global Music Trends
How does consumer confidence globally, and specifically in India & Latin America affect potential music spending? How do fans around the world consume music via streaming - and is this different in Latin America? How is mobile phone usage impacting music purchases and consumption, especially in a market like India? Nielsen Music will show how today's trends will impact the music industry tomorrow. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of how to use insights to best position your business in the changing global music industry in 2018. 

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Helena Kosinski

VP, Global, Nielsen Music
Helena Kosinski leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business.  For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted  resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am EST
Dream Downtown Hotel

11:20am EST

India Goes Global
Join us for a session dedicated to the culture and music economy of India, and how the global proliferation of Indian culture and music resonates on a global basis in live, recorded and soundtrack music. Experts will present an overview of the market, as well as discuss successes of Indian music overseas, particularly in the US and Europe.

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Ed Peto

Managing Director, Outdustry Ltd
A native of London, Ed Peto moved to China in 2006 to serve on the front lines of the music industry. He now owns and runs Outdustry, a unique, market-leading music industry services business specialising in the Chinese recorded music industry, representing labels, publishers, CMOs... Read More →

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Priyanka Khimani

Anand and Anand & Khimani
Priyanka Khimani is one of India’s young and thought-provoking Entertainment and Intellectual Property lawyers, and leads the Mumbai-based practice of the illustrious, Anand and Anand & Khimani. Her celebrity clientele includes a distinguished line up of award-winning songwriters... Read More →
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Neeta Ragoowansi

President, MMF and SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs, NPREX, MMF and NPREX
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →
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Tom Rettig

VP of Product, Music, Gracenote
Tom Rettig is the VP of Product for Music at Gracenote. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the company's music data, content recognition and recommendation products which power the next-generation music experiences offered by the world's... Read More →
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Gaurav Sharma

COO, Saavn
Gaurav Sharma is the Chief Operating Officer at Saavn. As COO, Gaurav is focused on business operations, administrative and reporting procedures, as well as policies that promote company culture, vision, and operational efficiency. Prior to leading operations, Gaurav led Saavn’s... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 11:20am - 12:00pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel

12:00pm EST

Keynote: Streaming — The Democratization of Music
This keynote will focus on the ways streaming is making various types of music accessible to everyone, thus giving Latin music the exposure it didn’t have before ... with audiences around the world.  

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Jesús López

Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula
Led by Jesús López, Universal Music Latin America & Iberia has consistently been at the forefront of the industry transformation, developing 360 business models including artist management and co-management and creating alliances for the production, recording, marketing, touring... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel

12:20pm EST

Don’t Build That Wall: Latin America as the New Global Hitmaker
Latin America is a large and rapidly growing streaming market that creates and spreads hit music globally, but also provides a platform for American and European repertoire. This session will discuss the landscape of rights and promotions both in and from Latin America.

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Leila Cobo

Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard
A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is the Executive Director for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard as well as a classical pianist and successful novelist and biographer. She oversees Billboard’s suite of Latin content in all its platforms and programs... Read More →

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Ricardo Chamberlain

Digital Marketing Director, Sony Music US Latin
Ricardo Chamberlain joined Sony Music in 2005 in his hometown of Costa Rica and took on a wide range of roles in digital business, sales and marketing, which caught the attention of Sony Music U.S. Latin. He arrived in Miami in 2014 and quickly adapted to the larger market and began... Read More →
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Adel Hattem

Founder, DMusicMarketing
A bilingual marketing specialist with over 20 years of experience in the music marketing industry, Adel Hattem has brought visibility to many non-Latin artists seeking wider audiences in the Latin American region.  After a successful marketing career holding senior positions with... Read More →
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Juan Paz

Founder, M3 Music
Juan is a recognized international expert in the Latin music industry, Founder, Strategist and Artist Manager at M3 Music, the Miami-Bogota based artist management agency behind the careers of the global electro-tropical sensation Bomba Estereo, the Latin Grammy Winner Monsieur Perine... Read More →
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Colleen Theis

COO, The Orchard
Colleen Theis is COO of The Orchard, the industry’s largest independent music distributor.  In this role, she oversees the company’s core business activities across The Orchard’s 30 offices globally. The company represents labels such as Red Bull Records, Som Livre, as well... Read More →

Wednesday January 24, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm EST
Dream Downtown Hotel