Andreas Mahringer Andreas is Co-Founder & CEO of Record Bird, a free service which notifies music fans of new releases by their favourite artists with the ultimate goal of creating an automated, free and frictionless information channel for new music. Andreas has been working in the field of strategic planning and consulting in some of the world's leading advertising agencies and advised one of the largest government projects in Australia in their corporate communication strategy.

Andreas Mahringer

Andreas is Co-Founder & CEO of Record Bird, a free service which notifies music fans of new releases by their favourite artists with the ultimate goal of creating an automated, free and frictionless information channel for new music. Andreas has been working in the field of strategic planning and consulting in some of the world's leading advertising agencies and advised one of the largest government projects in Australia in their corporate communication strategy.

Athena Witter Athena  is Production Director at The Box Plus Network. She is responsible for the programming, commercial and marketing production, digital production and leads on the creation of original content for brands and the network. Before joining The Box Plus Network, in 2016, Witter formerly Head of ITV’s Digital Studios for Entertainment, Comedy & Drama. With 16 years in the television, digital and branded content industries, past work has included The X Factor, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, Saturday Night Takeaway, Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and TOWIE.

Athena Witter

Athena  is Production Director at The Box Plus Network. She is responsible for the programming, commercial and marketing production, digital production and leads on the creation of original content for brands and the network.

Before joining The Box Plus Network, in 2016, Witter formerly Head of ITV’s Digital Studios for Entertainment, Comedy & Drama. With 16 years in the television, digital and branded content industries, past work has included The X Factor, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, Saturday Night Takeaway, Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and TOWIE.

Bastian Manintveld Bastian has more than 15 years of international experience in the television industry. In 2014 he founded, along with Fabienne Fourquet, the digital talent management company 2btube, which has more than 60 employees in 3 countries. In 2008 he founded BeBanjo, a software company that has been entrusted by some of the most important companies in the television sector around the world.  Bastian speaks seven languages and is an enthusiastic musician.

Bastian Manintveld

Bastian has more than 15 years of international experience in the television industry. In 2014 he founded, along with Fabienne Fourquet, the digital talent management company 2btube, which has more than 60 employees in 3 countries.

In 2008 he founded BeBanjo, a software company that has been entrusted by some of the most important companies in the television sector around the world. 

Bastian speaks seven languages and is an enthusiastic musician.

 Beth Appleton Beth is Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Warner Music Group (WMG) and has been since January 2014. She oversees WMG’s global marketing campaigns for such priority acts as Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Galantis, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, Major Lazer, Michael Bublé, Pablo Alborán, Robin Schulz and twenty one pilots. 

 Beth Appleton

Beth is Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Warner Music Group (WMG) and has been since January 2014.

She oversees WMG’s global marketing campaigns for such priority acts as Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Galantis, Jason Derulo, Josh Groban, Major Lazer, Michael Bublé, Pablo Alborán, Robin Schulz and twenty one pilots. 

Caroline Zimmerman Caroline is responsible for building the data & insights practice for BMG globally. Currently, she is working with a team of developers, data engineers and data visualization experts to create a worldwide, interactive, mobile-friendly analytics platform for label managers, marketing and finance teams, and global management to track BMG’s recorded business in real time.

Caroline Zimmerman

Caroline is responsible for building the data & insights practice for BMG globally. Currently, she is working with a team of developers, data engineers and data visualization experts to create a worldwide, interactive, mobile-friendly analytics platform for label managers, marketing and finance teams, and global management to track BMG’s recorded business in real time.

Chris Carey Chris is an entrepreneur, strategist and data expert. He founded FastForward in 2015 and he is founder and CEO of boutique research company, Media Insight Consulting, specializing in Consumer Surveys, and Big Data Analytics, with a focus on the music industry. Clients include Spotify, Sony Music, The O2 and BMG Music. He previously worked as Global Insight Director at Universal Music Group and at EMI, and Senior Economist at PRS for Music.  

Chris Carey

Chris is an entrepreneur, strategist and data expert. He founded FastForward in 2015 and he is founder and CEO of boutique research company, Media Insight Consulting, specializing in Consumer Surveys, and Big Data Analytics, with a focus on the music industry. Clients include Spotify, Sony Music, The O2 and BMG Music.

He previously worked as Global Insight Director at Universal Music Group and at EMI, and Senior Economist at PRS for Music.

 

Darren Hemmings Darren is MD of Motive Unknown, a digital strategy agency. Current clients include artists, labels, fashion and headphone brands and more. When not working, Darren enjoys a vegan lifestyle, long walks on the beach and meditating.

Darren Hemmings

Darren is MD of Motive Unknown, a digital strategy agency. Current clients include artists, labels, fashion and headphone brands and more. When not working, Darren enjoys a vegan lifestyle, long walks on the beach and meditating.

David Emery David Emery is the VP Global Marketing Strategy for Kobalt Music Recordings, overseeing the marketing strategy for a range of artists including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ray BLK, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Misch, Nicolas Jaar, Laura Marling, The Strokes and a whole bunch more. Previous to that he was the Head of Marketing for Beggars Group Records, where amongst other things he worked on the marketing campaigns for artists like Adele, Radiohead, The xx, The National, Bon Iver, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonic Youth and The White Stripes.

David Emery

David Emery is the VP Global Marketing Strategy for Kobalt Music Recordings, overseeing the marketing strategy for a range of artists including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ray BLK, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Misch, Nicolas Jaar, Laura Marling, The Strokes and a whole bunch more.

Previous to that he was the Head of Marketing for Beggars Group Records, where amongst other things he worked on the marketing campaigns for artists like Adele, Radiohead, The xx, The National, Bon Iver, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonic Youth and The White Stripes.

David Weiszfeld David is the CEO of Soundcharts. He started his career at Universal Music France as an intern and a few years later became Head of International Development. He left the Major to create bSHARP, an artist management and consulting company now working with artists such as Petit Biscuit, one of the fastest growing independent artist in the world. The solution became particularly efficient and in 2016, Soundcharts was finally released commercially to all music professionals. 11 months later, over 250 companies from 23 countries use the platform daily.

David Weiszfeld

David is the CEO of Soundcharts. He started his career at Universal Music France as an intern and a few years later became Head of International Development. He left the Major to create bSHARP, an artist management and consulting company now working with artists such as Petit Biscuit, one of the fastest growing independent artist in the world. The solution became particularly efficient and in 2016, Soundcharts was finally released commercially to all music professionals. 11 months later, over 250 companies from 23 countries use the platform daily.

Diluk Dias Prior to founding AEI he designed websites for entertainment industry clients, as well as promoting live music and club nights. Diluk founded AEI Group together with Drum & Bass music specialist James Cotterill in 1998. Diluk is responsible for coaching and leading the AEI music community.  For the past 20 years, AEI has been investing and nurturing talented young entrepreneurs across music, digital media and festivals. Notable and recent success include the development of YouTube channel UKF, into a global youth music brand encompassing international festivals, chart-topping compilation albums, and brand partnerships and the growth of YouTube brand NCS from 500k to 13m subscribers in less than 3 years.  

Diluk Dias

Prior to founding AEI he designed websites for entertainment industry clients, as well as promoting live music and club nights. Diluk founded AEI Group together with Drum & Bass music specialist James Cotterill in 1998. Diluk is responsible for coaching and leading the AEI music community.  For the past 20 years, AEI has been investing and nurturing talented young entrepreneurs across music, digital media and festivals.

Notable and recent success include the development of YouTube channel UKF, into a global youth music brand encompassing international festivals, chart-topping compilation albums, and brand partnerships and the growth of YouTube brand NCS from 500k to 13m subscribers in less than 3 years.  

Dylan Collins Dylan is CEO of SuperAwesome, the technology company which powers the kids’ digital media ecosystem. An active investor and advisor across both kids’ media and technology companies, he is Venture Partner with Hoxton Ventures (known for its early investments in Deliveroo, Darktrace amongst others) and sits on the board of the UK’s top-rated software services firm, Potato.  Previously Collins founded Jolt Online Gaming which became one of the pioneering social games publishers in Europe. 

Dylan Collins

Dylan is CEO of SuperAwesome, the technology company which powers the kids’ digital media ecosystem. An active investor and advisor across both kids’ media and technology companies, he is Venture Partner with Hoxton Ventures (known for its early investments in Deliveroo, Darktrace amongst others) and sits on the board of the UK’s top-rated software services firm, Potato. 

Previously Collins founded Jolt Online Gaming which became one of the pioneering social games publishers in Europe. 

Juliana Meyer Juliana is Founder and CEO of SupaPass, the fair trade streaming app. Her aim with SupaPass was to give efficient, fair, transparent revenue from streaming for artists, labels and publishers.  SupaPass is working with global artists like Grammy Award-winning Imogen Heap.  SupaPass works with global artists on major record labels through to small independent artists. SupaPass is currently on-boarding artists and labels. Prior to founding SupaPass, Juliana Meyer ran her own label and was an award-winning singer-songwriter, including writing for the 2012 Olympics.

Juliana Meyer

Juliana is Founder and CEO of SupaPass, the fair trade streaming app. Her aim with SupaPass was to give efficient, fair, transparent revenue from streaming for artists, labels and publishers.  SupaPass is working with global artists like Grammy Award-winning Imogen Heap.  SupaPass works with global artists on major record labels through to small independent artists. SupaPass is currently on-boarding artists and labels. Prior to founding SupaPass, Juliana Meyer ran her own label and was an award-winning singer-songwriter, including writing for the 2012 Olympics.

Justin Barker Justin began his career in the music industry at Universal Music Group in 2006, working across a variety of digital roles. In December 2014, he left Universal Music Group to found Slice Music a consultancy company advising clients such as Kobalt Label Services, AEI Group, Nordic Playlist & more on streaming strategies. In July 2016 he joined [PIAS] Group as Director of Streaming Strategy  

Justin Barker

Justin began his career in the music industry at Universal Music Group in 2006, working across a variety of digital roles.

In December 2014, he left Universal Music Group to found Slice Music a consultancy company advising clients such as Kobalt Label Services, AEI Group, Nordic Playlist & more on streaming strategies. In July 2016 he joined [PIAS] Group as Director of Streaming Strategy

 

Lars Ettrup Lars is an experienced entrepreneur, who has co-founded several companies within the field of digital marketing and music-tech. Currently Lars is the CEO of Linkfire, a music marketing platform that helps 400 million fans all over the world discover new music, playlists, and artists. 

Lars Ettrup

Lars is an experienced entrepreneur, who has co-founded several companies within the field of digital marketing and music-tech. Currently Lars is the CEO of Linkfire, a music marketing platform that helps 400 million fans all over the world discover new music, playlists, and artists. 

Lucie Watson Lucie is Head of Music at Platoon, a new breed of music company based in London. Lucie’s primary role is A&R, working with some of the very best emerging artists and managing relationships with the major online platforms. As well as this, Lucie project managed the playlist side of Apple Music’s global launch in June 2015.

Lucie Watson

Lucie is Head of Music at Platoon, a new breed of music company based in London. Lucie’s primary role is A&R, working with some of the very best emerging artists and managing relationships with the major online platforms. As well as this, Lucie project managed the playlist side of Apple Music’s global launch in June 2015.

Lucy Blair Lucy is director of international sales and marketing at music distributor The Orchard, where she is responsible for spearheading European marketing strategies and campaigns across all territories and genres. She joined The Orchard in 2016, following roles as director at digital marketing agency Motive Unknown, and digital marketing manager at Anjunabeats and Ministry of Sound.

Lucy Blair

Lucy is director of international sales and marketing at music distributor The Orchard, where she is responsible for spearheading European marketing strategies and campaigns across all territories and genres. She joined The Orchard in 2016, following roles as director at digital marketing agency Motive Unknown, and digital marketing manager at Anjunabeats and Ministry of Sound.

René Andreasi-Bassi  René heads up digital marketing and promotions at FUGA, broadening relationships with DSPs and growing FUGA’s international marketing capabilities. René has over a decade of experience in promotions and creative marketing, having spent time at Discovery Networks, NBCUniversal and Liberty Global. He also previously owned Dutch creative agency Promoloog, where he managed campaigns for clients like The Walt Disney Company.

René Andreasi-Bassi 

René heads up digital marketing and promotions at FUGA, broadening relationships with DSPs and growing FUGA’s international marketing capabilities.

René has over a decade of experience in promotions and creative marketing, having spent time at Discovery Networks, NBCUniversal and Liberty Global. He also previously owned Dutch creative agency Promoloog, where he managed campaigns for clients like The Walt Disney Company.

Ryan Star 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 child hood friend. Stationhead turns playlists into personal radio stations powered by collective listening and has been proclaimed "the future of the streaming industry" by Billboard magazine

Ryan Star

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 child hood friend. Stationhead turns playlists into personal radio stations powered by collective listening and has been proclaimed "the future of the streaming industry" by Billboard magazine

Sam Missingham Sam is the founder of Lounge Books, a new home for book-lovers. She works with book publishers on audience, social and marketing strategies. In the last year she has been keynote speaker in Sao Paolo, Berlin, Salzburg and Bilbao. She recently left HarperCollins, where she was head of audience development. Whilst at HarperCollins she launched new initiatives including virtual literary festivals, which reached up to 83 million on Twitter over one weekend and cost less than £1000. She has won several book marketing awards. 

Sam Missingham

Sam is the founder of Lounge Books, a new home for book-lovers. She works with book publishers on audience, social and marketing strategies. In the last year she has been keynote speaker in Sao Paolo, Berlin, Salzburg and Bilbao.

She recently left HarperCollins, where she was head of audience development. Whilst at HarperCollins she launched new initiatives including virtual literary festivals, which reached up to 83 million on Twitter over one weekend and cost less than £1000. She has won several book marketing awards. 

Sammy Andrews Sammy is founder and CEO of Deviate Digital and Director of Entertainment Intelligence and has a long history at the forefront of the digital landscape. Having gained a 360 degree view of the music industry through her background as a concert promoter, artist manager and independent record label founder, Andrews took on a position as Head of Digital at the record division of 19 Entertainment in 2005, though her remit there expanded beyond music to cover brands including the Beckhams, the England football team and Honda.  

Sammy Andrews

Sammy is founder and CEO of Deviate Digital and Director of Entertainment Intelligence and has a long history at the forefront of the digital landscape. Having gained a 360 degree view of the music industry through her background as a concert promoter, artist manager and independent record label founder, Andrews took on a position as Head of Digital at the record division of 19 Entertainment in 2005, though her remit there expanded beyond music to cover brands including the Beckhams, the England football team and Honda.

 

Simon Scott Simon was one of the founders of AMX Digital in 1995 and was responsible for several music internet firsts including the first ever live webcasts in the world including Orbital from the Albert Hall, Oasis from Loch Lomond and David Bowie from The Phoenix Festival. In 2005 he founded Push, a direct to consumer services company, with Ian Shurmer and now over a decade later they are one of the best kept secrets in the digital music industry. They are trusted by the likes of Universal Music, Warner Music and SONY to help them engage with consumers and generate incremental on-line revenues and have worked with artists including Gorillaz, U2, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.  

Simon Scott

Simon was one of the founders of AMX Digital in 1995 and was responsible for several music internet firsts including the first ever live webcasts in the world including Orbital from the Albert Hall, Oasis from Loch Lomond and David Bowie from The Phoenix Festival.

In 2005 he founded Push, a direct to consumer services company, with Ian Shurmer and now over a decade later they are one of the best kept secrets in the digital music industry. They are trusted by the likes of Universal Music, Warner Music and SONY to help them engage with consumers and generate incremental on-line revenues and have worked with artists including Gorillaz, U2, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.  

Sony Theakanath Sony is the CEO & co-founder of Asaii. He was an software engineer at Apple on the special projects team working on projects spanning iOS 10, Apple Music, and iAd and holds several patents in database privacy design. He previously lectured at UC Berkeley teaching iOS and built a photo sharing platform that disrupted the Arab Spring crisis in 2012. 

Sony Theakanath

Sony is the CEO & co-founder of Asaii. He was an software engineer at Apple on the special projects team working on projects spanning iOS 10, Apple Music, and iAd and holds several patents in database privacy design. He previously lectured at UC Berkeley teaching iOS and built a photo sharing platform that disrupted the Arab Spring crisis in 2012. 

Stef Pascual Stef is Head of Digital at Crown Talent & Media, a fantastic management company with a eclectic roster across music, media, art, sport and events, with clients including Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, Fusion Festival, Jamie Chadwick, Stacey Solomon and Bill Turnbull. She headed the Digital department at Sony Red / Essential, working on marketing campaigns and strategy for labels like Cooking Vinyl, Nettwerk, Easy Life, Thirty Tigers, Full Time Hobby, Snapper, Napalm, Boy Better Know and FatCat. Some of the highlights from that period include campaigns for Skepta, James Arthur, UNKLE and Alter Bridge.

Stef Pascual

Stef is Head of Digital at Crown Talent & Media, a fantastic management company with a eclectic roster across music, media, art, sport and events, with clients including Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, Fusion Festival, Jamie Chadwick, Stacey Solomon and Bill Turnbull. She headed the Digital department at Sony Red / Essential, working on marketing campaigns and strategy for labels like Cooking Vinyl, Nettwerk, Easy Life, Thirty Tigers, Full Time Hobby, Snapper, Napalm, Boy Better Know and FatCat. Some of the highlights from that period include campaigns for Skepta, James Arthur, UNKLE and Alter Bridge.

Sung Cho Sung Cho is the founder and CEO of Chartmetric.io, a data analytics company dedicated to serve the music industry, by tracking the playlists, charts, and social media profiles of the artists. Sung most recently worked as Principal Product Manager at Oracle Corporation. He was a first employee and head of engineering at Gamevil (KQ:063080, Market Cap: $500MM), where he initiated mobile game development and eventually positioned the company as a leading mobile game developer. 

Sung Cho

Sung Cho is the founder and CEO of Chartmetric.io, a data analytics company dedicated to serve the music industry, by tracking the playlists, charts, and social media profiles of the artists.

Sung most recently worked as Principal Product Manager at Oracle Corporation. He was a first employee and head of engineering at Gamevil (KQ:063080, Market Cap: $500MM), where he initiated mobile game development and eventually positioned the company as a leading mobile game developer. 

Syd Lawrence Syd is one of the co-founders of The Bot Platform and has over 14 years experience working with cutting edge technology. He’s worked with global icons including The Rolling Stones, Coca Cola, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony Music, Universal, Warner Music, and Greenpeace and has won a long list of awards as well as having his work in the Tate Modern and the Barbican.

Syd Lawrence

Syd is one of the co-founders of The Bot Platform and has over 14 years experience working with cutting edge technology. He’s worked with global icons including The Rolling Stones, Coca Cola, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony Music, Universal, Warner Music, and Greenpeace and has won a long list of awards as well as having his work in the Tate Modern and the Barbican.

Taishi Fukuyama Taishi Fukuyama is Chief Marketing Officer at Qrates.  Previous to his current role, he was the market development representative in Japan for various industry leading music technology companies including the Echo Nest/Spotify and more.  

Taishi Fukuyama

Taishi Fukuyama is Chief Marketing Officer at Qrates.  Previous to his current role, he was the market development representative in Japan for various industry leading music technology companies including the Echo Nest/Spotify and more.  

Wil Benton Wil is co-founder & CEO of Chew; the DJs’ live streaming community.  Chew connects the world’s best amateur, up-and-coming and professional DJs, producers and music personalities with an engaged, global audience. Since launching in 2015, our audience of dance music fans have collectively watched over 60 years’ worth of content in over 190 countries.

Wil Benton

Wil is co-founder & CEO of Chew; the DJs’ live streaming community. 

Chew connects the world’s best amateur, up-and-coming and professional DJs, producers and music personalities with an engaged, global audience. Since launching in 2015, our audience of dance music fans have collectively watched over 60 years’ worth of content in over 190 countries.