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


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 internationally... Read More →

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


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
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, CM... 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, music producers, singers, film directors, actors and screenwriters. She also represents, and acts for, leading film and digital production houses, independent record labels and publishers, and digital and technology platforms, amongst others. Her diverse knowledge and understanding of the legal landscape across key jurisdictions coupled with her decade long multi-faceted experience in the Indian entertainment industry, truly puts her in a unique position to advise on cross-border deals, collaborations, projects and disputes. She routinely acts for, and advises, clients across a broad range of issues relating to protection, management, registration, licensing, acquisition, monetization, administration and exploitation of intellectual property assets and technology. Her legal counsel has also often been sought on a variety of commercial and strategic business related issues, including corporate structuring, fund raising, strategic collaborations, content creation and ownership, valuation and protection of technology and IP assets. She leads the firm with her dynamism and entrepreneurial vision. Consistent successes in a series of high-stake litigation, has further catapulted... Read More →
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Neeta Ragoowansi

SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder, NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange)
Neeta Ragoowansi is Senior Vice President, Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder of NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange). She has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 20 years. Neeta was formerly in senior management and head of... Read More →
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Tom Rettig

VP, Product, Gracenote
As Vice President of Product, Music at Gracenote, Tom Rettig is responsible for overseeing 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 leading streaming services as well as top web, mobile, CE and automotive companies. | Prior to joining Gracenote, Tom was VP of Production Studios (art, audio, animation and software) at LeapFrog and before that, Sound Director at Broderbund Software. At both companies, he played key roles in bringing several award-winning products to... 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 Data Science team for over 6 years, focusing on the core goal of automating efficient, data-centric decision-making across the company... Read More →

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


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, publishing and brand partnerships as well as the production of Live... Read More →

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


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 to revolutionize the digital marketing space at the label by managing successful digital strategies for the entire roster including superstars like Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony. His career in the industry began long before he joined the label. As a musician, he played with renowned Central American groups and led his... 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 wit... 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 P... Read More →
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Colleen Theis

COO, The Orchard
As COO of the industry’s largest independent music distributor, Colleen Theis oversees the company’s core business activities across The Orchard’s 30 offices globally. Focused on delivering transparency, control, scale and strategic marketing driven by real time consumer insights, The Orchard is a global leader in music distribution and label... Read More →

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