News - 2017

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December 27, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A: 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. Stationhead turns playlists into personal radio stations powered by… Read More

December 22, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Profile Q&A: Gregor Pryor, Partner, ReedSmith

Gregor Pryor is the leading digital music lawyer in Europe and serves as co-chair of Reed Smith’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group. For more than 15 years, Pryor has been involved in advising many of the world’s leading companies in the music industry. He regularly works with companies that are involved in the distribution… Read More

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December 21, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Profile Q&A: Tracy Maddux, CEO, CD Baby

Tracy Maddux joined CD Baby in 2010 as COO, and became CEO in May 2012. He has led the company during a period of rapid growth, focusing on rolling out new services that enable artists to self-manage their music careers; make money from their music and communicate directly with their fans. The company now works for… Read More

December 20, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Adel Hattem, Founder, DMusicMarketing

Adel Hattem founded DMusicMarketing in 2014. Based in Miami, the company focuses on developing non-Latin talent in Latin American markets. It has worked with labels such as Beggars Group, Domino Recordings, City Slang and Secretly Canadian Group, as well as artists like Major Lazer, Diplo, Bjork, Flume, and Zedd. Hattem is a bilingual marketing specialist with… Read More

December 19, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Eric Baptiste, CEO, SOCAN

Eric Baptiste has been CEO of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, since 2010. Under his leadership, the collecting society has grown its revenues, membership base and the number of organizations licensed to use music substantially. Baptiste was also in charge for SOCAN’s acquisitions of music technology firms Audiam and MediaNet,… Read More

December 18, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Tracy Gardner, SVP, WMG

Tracy Gardner is SVP of Global Business Development & Strategy at Warner Music Group (WMG), based in London. In her role, Gardner is charged with evolving WMG’s global strategy for the audio and video streaming space. She leads digital strategy and policy relating to developments in business and law, while liaising with WMG’s international affiliates… Read More

December 15, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA

Mike is the CEO of high-res audio firm MQA, having joined from Warner Music Group where he held roles as head of studios, president of ADA Worldwide, president of WEA Corp and most recently corporate EVP, technology. MQA has been striking a variety of deals for its technology with device-makers and digital service providers, including Tidal… Read More

December 15, 2017 – Nearly 40 Percent of Shoppers Will Give the Gift of An Experience This Holiday, Reports NPD

Rather than filling stockings or wrapping packages, many holiday shoppers plan to purchase less tangible gifts this year, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. According to NPD’s 2017 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey, purchase intent is down across many general merchandise categories, but consumers place a high value on experiences – in their homes,… Read More

December 14, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Marcus Cobb, CEO, Jammber

Marcus Cobb is a seasoned entrepreneur, having started or helped to start 16 companies. He’s best known as the CEO of online music and tech platform Jammber, which is used by labels including Sony Music and Big Machine Label Group. In the past, Cobb was hailed as a computer prodigy by the Las Vegas Review… Read More