[Music Biz 2018 Speaker Spotlight] Roy LaManna, Vydia

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Roy LaManna, CEO and Co-Founder of Vydia for ‘Are You Protected If Your Content Goes Viral on Thursday, May 17 at 4 PM during the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Roy a little more before his Music Biz panel.

If you could have front row tickets to any concert in any city at any venue — what and where would you choose?
Dave Matthews Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The venue produces the perfect acoustics with an incomparable backdrop. Pair this stage setting with the legendary, unpredictability of DMB, and you are guaranteed a night that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you had to pick just one album to listen to for the rest of your life — what would it be and why?
Queen’s Greatest Hits Album. Queen is iconic and timeless. Even now, listening to them sounds progressive. This collection of tracks has a sound to accompany every mood or situation.

Music Biz recently made an announcement that its annual conference will take place in Nashville through at least 2020. What’s your favorite thing to do in Nashville? If you’ve never been, what are you most excited to do May 14 – 17?
Every time I’m in Nashville I spend most of my time Downtown, immersed in the unique local culture. I’m drawn to the old-fashioned establishments compared to the modern ones, because of the large role the town’s history played in shaping the music industry. Looking forward to making the trip back to for Music Biz 2018!  

Vydia, a Music Biz member, is dedicated to empowering creators to be more in control of their visual content. Leading this operation, Vydia’s Co-founders bring 15 years of music industry experience, the insights to know the issues the industry is facing today, and the technical chops to build solutions that transcend.


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Music Biz 2018 — the Music Business Association’s 60th anniversary conference — is set to take place Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 at the Omni Nashville. The 4-day innovative event will bring together global power players and industry enthusiasts committed to the future of music monetization for 100+ panels, presentations, workshops, private meetings, cocktail parties, live music, and more.

Highlights will include keynotes from YouTube’s Lyor Cohen, mega-manager Scooter Braun, Republic’s Wendy Goldstein; Digital Service Workshops with Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Pandora, SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube; Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out powered by Nielsen Music; the Awards Breakfast sponsored by CMA featuring special presentations to the RIAA’s Cary Sherman and the Radakovitz Family of Dimple Records’; the Awards Luncheon sponsored by BuzzAngle Music & TiVo honoring breakthrough singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, Scooter Braun, Latin hit Despacito, and more to be announced. The full preliminary schedule can be accessed at

Register today at to join the 2,000+ attendees expected to descend on Nashville for the four most important days on the industry calendar!

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