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Session 01: Welcome
Welcome to Day 1 of Amplify Music 2021 on Local Music Communities. Today's theme is "Expanding Music in 2021”; how are we amplifying and expanding music?
Gigi Johnson Storm Gloor
2021-04-21T08:00:00Z 2021-04-21T08:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+01%3A+Welcome Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 02: 2021 - Continuing What Worked into 2021 | Sponsored by Tully
This panel will explore what grew in this challenging time in areas ranging from how we shifted into virtual co-creation to the surges in music streaming.
Michael Seman Karine Delage Emmanuel LeGrand Matthew Bradbury
2021-04-21T08:05:00Z 2021-04-21T08:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+02%3A+2021+-+Continuing+What+Worked+into+2021+%7C+Sponsored+by+Tully Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 03: Explosion of Streaming TV and Music Virtual Production
Streaming, TV, and online gaming saw growth during the time of COVID-19. How did film, TV, and games change the circumstances for recorded music?
Andrew Wallenstein James Jacoby Jay Tucker Kristen Agee
2021-04-21T08:35:00Z 2021-04-21T09:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+03%3A+Explosion+of+Streaming+TV+and+Music+Virtual+Production Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 04: The Where and Who of Live Music in 2021
What dramatic changes in venue landscapes might we expect in 2021?
Anya Della Croce Chris Zacher Don Pitts Geoff Mayfield
2021-04-21T09:05:00Z 2021-04-21T09:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+04%3A+The+Where+and+Who+of+Live+Music+in+2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 05: The Virtual Where: Livestreaming, Gaming, and New Experiences in 2021 | Sponsored by Bandzoogle
This session will dive into how music technology has evolved through livestreaming, gaming, supporting fundraising efforts, new creation/collaboration tools.
Anne McKinnon John Petrocelli Raymond Torres-Santos Seth Schachner
2021-04-21T09:45:00Z 2021-04-21T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+05%3A+The+Virtual+Where%3A+Livestreaming%2C+Gaming%2C+and+New+Experiences+in+2021+%7C+Sponsored+by+Bandzoogle Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 06: Community and Creative Identity in a Post-WFH Era: Radio as Connective Tissue in a Hybrid World
Radio can be a lifeline for information and entertainment. How did radio change in 2020 and how will the pandemic-spurred media leave radio moving forward?
Adam Lewis Alejandro Cohen Jason Kramer Nikki Swarn
2021-04-21T10:15:00Z 2021-04-21T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+06%3A+Community+and+Creative+Identity+in+a+Post-WFH+Era%3A+Radio+as+Connective+Tissue+in+a+Hybrid+World Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 07: Government Action/Inaction Across the Globe
Guests will share stories of working with government entities and how those relationships changed this past year and where we need continued transformation.
Gigi Johnson Mark Davyd Michael Bracy Sipho Sithole
2021-04-21T10:55:00Z 2021-04-21T11:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+07%3A+Government+Action%2FInaction+Across+the+Globe Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 08A: Cities and Regions Working Together for 2021
Panel will share what is happening as cities work together and super-communities and emergent organizations look at growth of whole regions for local music.
Audrey Guerre Kate Becker Reid Wick Scott Fetters
2021-04-21T11:25:00Z 2021-04-21T11:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+08A%3A+Cities+and+Regions+Working+Together+for+2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 08B: Be Present Everywhere 2021: Where Organizations and Leaders are Taking the Year Ahead | Sponsored by LyricFind
This session will bring together voices from around the world working with music festivals and music communities and will share snapshots of future plans.
Luciana Pegorer Robert Singerman Constantine Roussos Peter Astedt Robert Haber Myla Hardie Ariel Hyatt Margaret McGuffin Grace Puluczek Nuno Saraiva Francisca Sandoval Andrew Stess Kim Temple Tom Truitt Alan Wolmark David Hazan Elia Mssawir Gigi Johnson Jude Clark Sam Cook Danya Dixon Catherine Fournier Alex Gershwin Nathalie Levesque David McLoughlin Jay Mogis Taynaah Reis Sarah Williams Dick Wingate Tristra Yeagar
2021-04-21T11:55:00Z 2021-04-21T13:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+08B%3A+Be+Present+Everywhere+2021%3A+Where+Organizations+and+Leaders+are+Taking+the+Year+Ahead+%7C+Sponsored+by+LyricFind Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 Mixer
Join one of three round table discussions to reflect on the day and connect with fellow attendees in a group setting
2021-04-21T13:25:00Z 2021-04-21T13:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+1+Mixer Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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1-on-1 Networking
Connect with fellow attendees 1-on-1 for 5 minute conversations and to exchange contact information
2021-04-21T13:55:00Z 2021-04-21T14:20:00Z America/Los_Angeles 1-on-1+Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Remarks and Day 2 Preview
Gigi Johnson Storm Gloor
2021-04-21T14:20:00Z 2021-04-21T14:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Closing+Remarks+and+Day+2+Preview Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 Welcome
Welcome to Day 2 of Amplify Music 2021. Today's theme is "Community, Artist, and Emotional Impacts''; how are we expanding music communities and health?
Gigi Johnson Storm Gloor
2021-04-22T08:00:00Z 2021-04-22T08:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+2+Welcome Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 09: Rebuilding Arts Organizations in 2021
Many arts organizations were cobbled or crippled this year. How can we help these organizations rebuild in a changing environment? What has been successful?
Kate Durio Matthew Che Kowal Mollie Quinlan-Hayes
2021-04-22T08:05:00Z 2021-04-22T08:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+09%3A+Rebuilding+Arts+Organizations+in+2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 10: Music Education: The Intertwining of Educational Disruption and Music Disruption
Life went remote, transformed how educators taught music. Organizations pivoted, performers became educators. Will this transform expectations and connections?
Akira Nakano Frank Heuser Kelsey Smith Michelle Rocqet Richard Niles
2021-04-22T08:35:00Z 2021-04-22T09:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+10%3A+Music+Education%3A+The+Intertwining+of+Educational+Disruption+and+Music+Disruption Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 11: Relocation - Transformations of City Centers and Suburbs
What is the impact on the locations of our music venues and city festivals? Guests will discuss the past year's transformations of city centers and suburbs.
Adam Behr Elizabeth Cawein Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Kwende Kefentse Theo Ellis
2021-04-22T09:05:00Z 2021-04-22T09:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+11%3A+Relocation+-+Transformations+of+City+Centers+and+Suburbs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 12: Whose Music Industries in 2021?
Join us in discussion about whose music businesses and communities we are building into 2021 and beyond.
Ryan Butler Andreea Magdalina D.O. Gibson Karen Reece
2021-04-22T09:55:00Z 2021-04-22T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+12%3A+Whose+Music+Industries+in+2021%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 13: Streaming - Composing and Creating Into the Social Vacuum | Sponsored by LyricFind
This was a year of virtual creation and community. Explore the challenge of creating in hybrid/virtual environments with a gathering of creators and composers.
Natasha Pasternak Jeremy Peters Jonathan McHugh Ritnika Nayan Robert Singerman
2021-04-22T10:15:00Z 2021-04-22T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+13%3A+Streaming+-+Composing+and+Creating+Into+the+Social+Vacuum+%7C+Sponsored+by+LyricFind Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 14: Financial Bets 2021 – Investing and Trading in Music
We will discuss the basics behind how catalogues are valued, the importance of owning your own IP, and trends in global music finance.
Amy Baker Anthony Martini Vickie Nauman
2021-04-22T10:55:00Z 2021-04-22T11:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+14%3A+Financial+Bets+2021+%E2%80%93+Investing+and+Trading+in+Music Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 15: How Artists Make Money in 2021/2022 | Sponsored by Bandzoogle
This session will discuss how artists actually are making money in the current environment and what to expect moving forward.
Dave Ratner Jay Gilbert Justin Ruoff Stacey Bedford
2021-04-22T11:25:00Z 2021-04-22T11:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+15%3A+How+Artists+Make+Money+in+2021%2F2022+%7C+Sponsored+by+Bandzoogle Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 16: Youth/Fans - Where They See 2021 Ahead
A panel of Gen-Zers shares their desires, fears, and what they are thinking about music and the music business.
Weiler Harmon Celia Thomson Edwina Maben Storm Gloor Sydney Peters
2021-04-22T11:55:00Z 2021-04-22T12:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+16%3A+Youth%2FFans+-+Where+They+See+2021+Ahead+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 17: Mental Health of Music Industry
Mental health is a challenge for many in this field. We'll talk about support systems and challenges for music creators in local communities around the globe.
Ace Piva Angela Rose Whaley Debbie Carroll Eline Van Audenaerde Sally Anne Gross
2021-04-22T12:35:00Z 2021-04-22T13:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+17%3A+Mental+Health+of+Music+Industry Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 18: Music in Civic and Emotional Recovery
What will the role of music continue to be in our civic and emotional recovery from the pandemic and beyond? How will music be part of the healing future?
Ken Veerman Laura Hutfless Meara McLaughlin Shannon Daut
2021-04-22T13:05:00Z 2021-04-22T13:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+18%3A+Music+in+Civic+and+Emotional+Recovery Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 19: Broken Puzzle Pieces - Ways to Rebuild Community
Our panelists will share potential strategies to begin to rebuild sociability, local nighttime economies, and music sectors within our communities.
Jim Peters Kim Wangler Matthew Che Kowal Merlijn Poolman Nurit Siegel Smith
2021-04-22T13:35:00Z 2021-04-22T14:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+19%3A+Broken+Puzzle+Pieces+-+Ways+to+Rebuild+Community Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 2 Mixer Tables
Join one of three round table discussions to reflect on the day and connect with fellow attendees in a group setting
2021-04-22T14:05:00Z 2021-04-22T14:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+2+Mixer+Tables Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2 Mixer
Connect with fellow attendees 1-on-1 for 5 minute conversations and to exchange contact information
2021-04-22T14:35:00Z 2021-04-22T15:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+2+Mixer Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 Welcome
Welcome to Day 3 of Amplify Music 2021. Today's theme is "Reimagining 2022 - 2025" -- where do we WANT to go that is different than just replicating 2019?
Gigi Johnson Storm Gloor
2021-04-23T08:00:00Z 2021-04-23T08:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+3+Welcome Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 21: FuturesCasting - Where Do We Want to Go?
What are our intentions of where we would like to take our local music communities -- and how do we get there?
Lena Ingwersen Jim Griffin Larry Miller Meng Ru Kuok Michelle McKenzie
2021-04-23T08:05:00Z 2021-04-23T08:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+21%3A+FuturesCasting+-+Where+Do+We+Want+to+Go%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 22: Rethinking Experiences - Futures of Live Events | Sponsored by CACHE
As we deal with uncertainty moving forward, what will the futures of live events be in the longer run, 2022 and beyond?
Ben Johnson Elia Mssawir Eric Gilbert Laura Wilson
2021-04-23T08:35:00Z 2021-04-23T09:05:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+22%3A+Rethinking+Experiences+-+Futures+of+Live+Events+%7C+Sponsored+by+CACHE Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 23: Rethinking Space - Changing Roles of Real Estate and Single Purpose Spaces
Real estate may never be the same, how will its challenges this past year shift our assumptions of what we expect in our creative cities and spaces?
Adam Fowler Kwende Kefentse Louis-Etienne Dubois Stan Renard
2021-04-23T09:05:00Z 2021-04-23T09:35:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+23%3A+Rethinking+Space+-+Changing+Roles+of+Real+Estate+and+Single+Purpose+Spaces Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 24: Rethinking Social Safety Nets and Shared Support
This session will look deeper into what makes local music so vital to a community's support system.
Elizabeth Stookey Sunde Nurit Siegel Smith Renard Bridgewater Spencer Townshend Hughes
2021-04-23T09:45:00Z 2021-04-23T10:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+24%3A+Rethinking+Social+Safety+Nets+and+Shared+Support Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 25: Rethinking Music Jobs
Where will music jobs be? And will jobs of the future look the same or do we have retraining ahead for the new-er music industries in cities across the world?
Armen Shaomian Emily White Nancy Tarr Tamar Kaprelian
2021-04-23T10:15:00Z 2021-04-23T10:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+25%3A+Rethinking+Music+Jobs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 26: Rethinking Music Tourism
In the past year, both live music and tourism took a hit, so cities that held both were doubly damaged. How will music tourism change in a post-pandemic world?
David Hazan Jocelyn Kane Saria Tourbah
2021-04-23T10:45:00Z 2021-04-23T11:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+26%3A+Rethinking+Music+Tourism Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 27: Rethinking Nightlife
Music is part of nightlife, but the nightlife industries are a lot more than music. What practical actions and strategies are needed and planned for recovery?
Michael Fichman Mike Bell Scott Plusquellec Tara Duvivier
2021-04-23T11:25:00Z 2021-04-23T11:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+27%3A+Rethinking+Nightlife Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 28: Rethinking Organizing - New ways of organizing Between and within Music Industries
We've seen new virtual festivals and gatherings. We've seen new virtual global organizations. What will we see in 2021 and beyond?
Bryce Merrill Jeremy Peters Lutz Leichsenring Serona Elton Shain Shapiro
2021-04-23T11:55:00Z 2021-04-23T12:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+28%3A+Rethinking+Organizing+-+New+ways+of+organizing+Between+and+within+Music+Industries Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 29: Rethinking - Changing Roles of Music in Media and Civil Society
Have we changed the role of music in media and civil society? What social roles and awareness do we need and want to change in music's futures?
Dameun Strange Diana Raiselis Kevin Erickson Laura Clark
2021-04-23T12:25:00Z 2021-04-23T12:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+29%3A+Rethinking+-+Changing+Roles+of+Music+in+Media+and+Civil+Society Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 30: Closing Conversations With Your Hosts
Storm Gloor Gigi Johnson
2021-04-23T12:25:00Z 2021-04-23T13:25:00Z America/Los_Angeles Session+30%3A+Closing+Conversations+With+Your+Hosts Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 3 Mixer Tables
2021-04-23T13:25:00Z 2021-04-23T14:55:00Z America/Los_Angeles Day+3+Mixer+Tables Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Ryan Butler

Recording Academy

Luciana Pegorer

Music Business Partnerships Specialist and Trends Brasil Conference Organizer

Constantine Roussos

Founder and CEO, .MUSIC

Weiler Harmon

Director of A&R, Brick CIty Records; Student, Ohio University

Alan Wolmark

CEC Management, Port Washington

Tom Truitt

Buffkin Baker (MusicRowSearch)

Kim Temple

President, High Priestess Publishing

Andrew Stess

CEO, StessCo Consulting Group

Francisca Sandoval

General Manager, IMICHILE; Founding Partner, La Unión; Executive Producer, Fluvial

Nuno Saraiva

President, AMAEI; Publisher, Lusitanian; Exec. Dir., WHY Portugal

Grace Puluczek

CEO & Director - 3 Notes

Margaret McGuffin

CEO, Music Publishers Canada

Ariel Hyatt

Ariel Publicity, CyberPR

Myla Hardie

Worldhaus, SIM SP

Robert Haber

Managing Director, MONDO.NYC

Peter Astedt

Festival Director, Future Echoes

Jim Peters

President, Responsible Hospitality Institute

Tristra Yeagar

Strategist, rock paper scissors / Music Tectonics

Dick Wingate

Founder, DEV Advisors, New York

Sarah Williams

CEO, IMPEL, London

Taynaah Reis

CEO, All Be Tuned Records; Moeda Seeds

Jay Mogis

Media Rights, Data Scientist, Musician, Creative Media

David McLoughlin

Owner, Brasil Calling

Nathalie Levesque

Founder/Exec. Dir., La Boite interculturelle, Marchande d'idées

Alex Gershwin

Manager, Business Development, Songtrust

Catherine Fournier

Director, Marketing, LyricFind

Danya Dixon

CEO, Canadian Music Week

Sam Cook

CEO, The KMBA Creative Agency

Jude Clark

Music Industry Digital Strategist, Joose Digital

Lena Ingwersen

Project Manager, Music Cities Network; Project Manager, Hamburg Music Business Association

Natasha Pasternak

Songwriter; UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music; Desert Dreams Creative; Women in Music

Richard Niles

Composer, ASMAC; Producer, Arranger, Conductor, Music Director

Karine Delage

CEO, Karyzma Agency

Vickie Nauman

Founder, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising

Theo Ellis

Founder, ProSound Media; VP Industry Partnerships, Digital Currensy

Tara Duvivier

Sr. Planner, Pratt Center for Community Development

Tamar Kaprelian

Founder/CEO, Nvak Collective, Nvak Foundation

Sydney Peters

Founder & CEO, Citrusfest, Citrus Venture Group; Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Storm Gloor

Associate Professor, Music and Entertainment Studies, CU Denver; City Councilman

Stan Renard

Associate Professor of Music Marketing, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Stacey Bedford

CEO, Bandzoogle

Spencer Townshend Hughes

Co-Founder, Music Minds Matter; The Hollow

Sipho Sithole

Director: Afrocentric Agency; South Africa

Shannon Daut

Manager of Cultural Affairs, City of Santa Monica

Shain Shapiro

Founder and Group CEO, Sound Diplomacy; Exec. Director, Center for Music Ecosystems

Seth Schachner

Strat Americas LLC; Americas Partnerships, Smule; Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Serona Elton

Head of Educational Partnerships, The MLC; Associate Dean, Frost School of Music, Univ. of Miami

Scott Plusquellec

Nightlife Business Advocate, Office of Film + Music City of Seattle

Scott Fetters

Founder, 2112; Founder, Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

Saria Tourbah

Community Coordinator, Music Cities Events, Sound Diplomacy

Sally Anne Gross

Principal lecturer in Music Business Management, University of Westminster

Robert Singerman

Lyricfind; SyncSummit; The Chile, Argentina, Brazil (CAB) Music Trade Mission Tour

Ritnika Nayan

Market Development Director, CD Baby; Owner, Music Gets Me High

Renard Bridgewater

Community Engagement Coordinator, Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans

Michael Seman

Assistant Professor of Arts Management at Colorado State University

Reid Wick

Sr. Membership & Project Manager, Recording Academy

Raymond Torres-Santos

RTS Music; Director of Composition, California State University, Long Beach

Nurit Siegel Smith

Executive Director, House of Blues Music Forward

Nikki Swarn

Program Director, The Drop/KUVO Public Radi

Nancy Tarr

Executive Director, Well Dunn; Adjunct Lecturer, SUNY Oneonta

Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

Arts Consultant

Mike Bell

Co-Founder, The New Colossus Festival; Founder, Lorimer Beacon

Michelle McKenzie

Director, Urban Inclusion Community

Michelle Rocqet

Teaching Artist, Youth On Record

Michael Fichman

Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, PennPraxis

Michael Bracy

President, Music Policy Forum; Partner, Bracy Tucker Brown & Valanzano

Merlijn Poolman

Nightmayor of Groningen. Founder of Gateway to China and COSIMO Foundation

Meng Ru Kuok

CEO & Co-Founder, BandLab Technologies

Meara McLaughlin

Executive Director, MusicPortland & MusicPortland Bridge

Matthew Che Kowal

Co-Founder and President, Majestic Collaborations

Matthew Bradbury

Program Director, Tully App

Mark Davyd

CEO, Music Venue Trust

Lutz Leichsenring

Co-Founder, Vibe Lab

Louis-Etienne Dubois

Associate Professor, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University

Laura Wilson

Live Music Manager, Bohemian Foundation

Laura Hutfless

Co-Founder, FlyteVu

Laura Clark

Director of Education, Music Forward Foundation

Larry Miller

Professor and Director, NYU Steinhardt; President, Musonomics

Kwende Kefentse

Executive Director, CKCU

Kristen Agee

CEO, 411 Music Group

Kim Wangler

Music Industries Director, Appalachian State University; Board of Director, College Music Society

Kevin Erickson

Director, Future of Music Coalition

Ken Veerman

Cultural Consultant

Kelsey Smith

Programs Director, Young Musicians Foundation

Kate Durio

CEO, North America at Sound Diplomacy

Kate Becker

Creative Economy Strategist at Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine

Karen Reece

President, Urban Community Arts Network; Asst. Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Justin Ruoff

VP, Operations, Media Creek / Live 365

Jonathan McHugh

Music Supervisor, Director, Producer, Song Stew Entertainment

John Petrocelli

CEO & Founder, Bulldog DM

Jocelyn Kane

Responsible Hospitality

Jim Griffin

Pex, Vice President, Digital Rights

Jeremy Peters

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Jay Tucker

Executive Director, Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jay Gilbert

Co-Founder, Digital Services, Label Logic

Jason Kramer

Partner at One Drop Sync, KCRW Radio DJ, Manager, Adjunct Professor, Musicians Institute

James Jacoby

Sync & Licensing, Anthem Entertainment Group

Gigi Johnson

President, Maremel Institute; Faculty, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Geoff Mayfield

Freelance Journalist for Variety, Billboard, Music Business Worldwide, and Music Aficionado

Frank Heuser

Professor, Music Education, UCLA Alpert School of Music

Eric Gilbert

Festival Director/Co-Founder, Treefort Music Festival

Emmanuel LeGrand

Publisher, Creative Industries Newsletter

Emily White

Founding Partner, Collective Entertainment & #iVoted

Elizabeth Stookey Sunde

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Music to Life

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

James Irvine Chair, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Elizabeth Cawein

Founder, Music Export Memphis; CEO & Founder, Signal Flow PR; Adj. Professor, Rhodes College

Eline Van Audenaerde

Captain, The Unicorn Mothership

Elia Mssawir

Managing Partner, Big Beards Entertainment

Edwina Maben

Student, CU Denver; Partner Artist, Youth on Record

Don Pitts

President and Co-Founder, Sound Music Cities

Diana Raiselis

Research Fellow, VibeLab

Debbie Carroll

Vice President, Health and Human Services, MusiCares

David Hazan

Founder, DLH Strategic Marketing

Dave Ratner

Managing Partner, Principal, Creative Law Network

Dameun Strange

Director of Communications, American Composers Forum

D.O. Gibson

President, Northern Power Summit; President and Founder, Northstarr Entertainment Inc.

Chris Zacher

Exec. Director & Founder, Levitt Pavilion; Lecturer, Univ. of Colorado; Partner, Zebra Incorporated

Celia Thomson

Administrative Assistant, Musical Bridges Around the World; Junior, UTSA

Bryce Merrill

Music Programs Manager, Bohemian Foundation

Ben Johnson

Performing Arts Program Director, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Audrey Guerre

Coordinator, Live DMA; Board Member, European Music Council; Board Member

Armen Shaomian

President, MEIEA; Associate Professor, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

Anya Della Croce

Executive Manager, Petzi

Anthony Martini

CEO, Royalty Exchange; Founder, Commission

Anne McKinnon

Cofounder & Co-CEO of Overview Ark

Angela Rose Whaley

Co-Founder, Music Minds Matter; Marketing Strategist, Delta Six Digital; Co-Founder, Clixigen

Andrew Wallenstein

President & Chief Media Analyst of Variety Intelligence Platform

Andreea Magdalina

Founder,; Sr. Producer, HOO KOO E KOO

Amy Baker

Co-Founder, Winston Baker

Alejandro Cohen

Executive Director, DubLab

Akira Nakano

President, CEO, & Artistic Director, LA Inception Orchestra

Adam Lewis

CEO, Planetary Group

Adam Behr

Director, Live Music Exchange; Lecturer, Newcastle University

Adam Fowler

Director of Research, Beacon Economics; UC Riverside School of Business

Ace Piva

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Over the Bridge

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