Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, President, Asia
Sony Music Entertainment
“Branded Enables Connections that Matter”
Branded designs, sells, markets and produces amazing B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, our focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia.
We are experts in the organisation, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events such as the YouTube FanFest.
Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, President, Asia
Sony Music Entertainment
Denis Handlin AM is the Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia. He commenced his career with the company in 1970 and has been leading since 1984. Denis is also the Chair of ARIA and the Chairman of the IFPI Asia Board.
In 1996, he became the first Sony Music executive to receive the CEO Special Recognition Award. Denis was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 recognizing his services to charities, performers and the music industry.
Further prestigious awards include the APRA Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to the Music Industry, “Label Executive of the Year – Major” from the Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards Los Angeles & the ARIA Industry Icon Award.
Denis is a founding Director of Sony Foundation, and the Patron of the Youth off the Streets Scholarship Program and a board member of the Ricky Stuart Foundation supporting children with autism.
Ma Guoli, Deputy Chairman of LeSports, is one of the most influential figures in the Chinese sports and broadcasting industry. Ma joined China Central Television’s sport department in 1982 and had led CCTV Sports for 16 years, in charge of CCTV’s coverage of FIFA World Cup (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004), and Asian Games (1990 to 2002). Ma became the COO of Beijing Olympic Broadcasting from 2005 to 2008. He then became the chairman of Guangzhou Asian Game Broadcasting in 2009. Before joining LeSports, Ma was the Chairman of Infront China from 2014 to 2016.
Chief Brand Officer & TV Personality
As Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador among key constituencies including government, advertisers, media, business partners and investors. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE's CSR initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to furthering Pediatric cancer research. In 2015, Stephanie was named to WWE’s Board of Directors. Stephanie is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming.
Mission Hills Group
Pioneer and leader of China’s golf and leisure tourism industry, Mission Hills Group owns the World’s Largest Golf Facility. Under Tenniel’s leadership, the group hosted over 100 international tournaments including the World Cup of Golf, World Celebrity Pro-Am and the annual World Ladies Championship; and golf’s biggest stars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Tenniel was the first Chinese member of the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, the “Home of Golf” in Scotland. For his influence and contributions to the game, Tenniel topped “Asia’s Most Powerful People in Golf” list for three consecutive years from 2013-2015.
Founder & CEO
Willard Ahdritz founded Kobalt in 2001, focused on developing technology that provides artists, songwriters and copyright owners with the most transparent and accurate service globally. Kobalt is now the largest independent music services company providing global licensing management, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, online data and royalty statements, creative services, synch and brand partnerships, record release management, neighboring rights collection and digital marketing.
AEG Live Asia
Adam Wilkes has been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry in China and Asia over the past thirteen years. Having promoted more than 100 concerts, tours and sports competitions in the region; his recent events include Taylor Swift’s Asia Tour, Justin Bieber's Asia tour, Metallica's historic China debut, the LA Laker's vs the Golden State Warriors NBA Games in Shanghai and Beijing, and the Asian leg of The Rolling Stones 14 On Fire tour.
Aditya runs the MTV business in India, the cultural home to the millennial generation. Under his leadership, MTV has become the favoured destination for the creative community and fans alike. Having grown up on a heavy dose of rock, he has carried that influence into his workplace. He often quotes ‘Music is synonymous with creativity and that will always be the soul of MTV’.
MTV has been driving a content revolution in India in many ways. Most recently, he has created a brand new extension, MTV Indies that reflects the rich subcultures at play in India.
His mission is KILL BORING, whenever, wherever!
Culture Collide & COLLiDE Agency
In 2014 Alan Miller launched a brand new agency COLLiDE, editorial platform CULTURE COLLIDE and expanded the festival line up for Culture Collide in New York and San Francisco.
Current COLLiDE clients include Macys, American Rag, Hard Rock, Spotify, Converse, Jansport, Dr Martens, StubHub, Lagunitas, DTS and more.
Previously Miller was the co founder and CEO of FILTER Magazine and FILTER Creative Group based out of Los Angeles.
Creative development / Business development
abc event production
Stage Director / Choreographer / Creative Developer / Networker
Alex is a native of New York City and artistic managing director and founder of Music at Event. His specialties, blending multimedia mega productions with live dance, theatre and artistic performances creating a new illusionary spectacle for mass audiences. Has worked with international artists Michael Jackson, Leone Lewis, etc. His work with multi faceted dancers and performers of all genres combining classical, modern, breaking, street-funk and contemporary dance styles with artistic performances of tricking, aerials, parkour while combining state-of-the-art visual stage technology from the likes of international media artist, art director and long standing work colleague Andree Verleger.
Head of Content
Alex Light is Head of Content at VICE Australia, a leading youth media and entertainment brand operating in 35 countries. VICE is the world’s premier original online video destination, and includes VICE.com, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, VICE magazine, and an in-house creative services agency.
As Head of Content, Alex’s role is leading the development of content partnerships with brands and media organisations, as well as the creation of branded content marketing projects. Working within VICE’s in-house marketing agency, Alex leads business development and strategic campaign planning for brands including Google, Schweppes, Intel and PayPal.
Executive Vice President, Talent
Amy Finnerty serves as Executive Vice President of Talent at Maker, overseeing the company’s vast slate of talent partners globally. Across a network of 50,000+ creator partners, Amy works to develop and grow the businesses of the most influential mega-stars online. Amy began her career at MTV, where she rose to Vice President, Programming and Talent working across the "VMAs," "MTV Movie Awards," and "MTV Unplugged,"" among other programming initiatives, along with identified talent for airplay such as Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. Following MTV, Amy was Vice President, A&R and Marketing for Loud/Sony Records and then transitioned to Manage This! Entertainment— managing an array of artists. She later executive produced for Finn Productions and ManiaTV! before joining Maker in 2012. Amy is a graduate of California State University-Chico and holds a B.A. in English.
Head of Fuse APAC
Omnicom Media Group
Anathea Ruys has been working in communications for over 20 years. She started as editor of leading woman’s magazine New Idea in New Zealand and Australia before becoming Group Publisher for Pacific Magazines. Following that Anathea launched one of New Zealand’s largest activation / content agencies, Spark Activate. While in New Zealand, Anathea also established OMD’s content division Fuse. Following a return to her home of Melbourne, Anathea was appointed Managing Director of advertising agency, CHE and then became Managing Director of Mindshare Melbourne for two and a half years. In July 2014 Anathea re-joined Omnicom Media Group as Head of Fuse across APAC with the remit of helping brands connect in deeper ways with consumers using content in all its varied forms.
Media Artist / Show Developer / Perfectionist / Creative Nerd
ABC Event Production
Agencies in the event industry and CEO's of major corporations call me a media artist or show developer. The technical directors, media production people and 3D designers I work with often call me a perfectionist. My production manager calls me a creative nerd.
My credo? Curiosity!
Andrew Stone is the General Manager of Chugg Music, the Management and Record Label division of Chugg Entertainment. Chugg Music manages Australian artists Sheppard, Megan Washington, Deep Sea Arcade, The Griswolds, Hey Geronimo, Lime Cordiale, Major Leagues, The Tambourine Girls and New Zealand artist, Avalanche City. Chugg Music also runs PR and label services company, Rare Finds, and co-promotes a local indie club night of the same name, as well as indie-psych night, VISIONS.
International M&A and investment partner for law firm Olswang Asia LLP. Andrew’s focus is on the technology, media and telecoms (“TMT”) sectors advising US, UK, European and Asian multi-national corporations, SMEs and financial institutions on their Asia expansion strategies through international M&A, investment deals, strategic joint ventures and commercial agreements. Andrew is a frequent commentator, presenter and author in print and broadcast media. He speaks at conferences around the world on commercial developments and M&A/investment trends and activity across TMT and APAC, is a committee member of CASBAA and a founding member of the Asian Sponsorship Association.
Since joining Rdio as CEO in December 2013, Anthony has focused on expanding the company's service offerings, global footprint and listener base. Under his leadership, Rdio has expanded to a total of 85 countries, introduced free ad-supported Internet radio and launched strategic partnerships within the home, auto and mobile categories. Anthony joined Rdio from Amazon, where he served as head of global video, leading growth of the team’s digital transactional video business and digital video subscriber base. He also held executive positions at Microsoft, where he drove the company’s e-commerce technology and digital media platforms; and Apple, where he led the company’s Online Services in Europe and the U.S.
Head of Content
Antoine Nazaret has over 10 years of experience in media and internet industry, always passionate and engaged in the evolution of massive media caused by technology and digital. Started in TV content in France Television - public French Broadcatser - following by digital strategy in politics, he joined Dailymotion 8 years ago, at the very beginning of the exciting video streaming adventure which led Dailymotion to one of the world's largest video platform with 250 millions monthly users and millions of video views each days After leading the content strategy in France, accelerating growth and premium shift of the video platform by working closely with all the media, content producers and creators, Antoine Nazaret is now taking responsibilities of Dailymotion asian extension in his role of Head of Content Asia.
China-based Promoter, Booking Agent, Festival Owner, Conference Organizer, Brand Consultant.
Over the last decade, Split United has launched 4 festivals, created 2 online communities, set up Asia's first regionally focused booking agency, run over 400 tours to over 40 Chinese cities, and created some of the most iconic music based brand campaigns in China ever.
Sonic Youth, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ludacris, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grimes, Gang of Four, Frank Turner, Jose Gonzalez, Caribou, Battles, Japandroids, Shabazz Palaces, Wye Oak, Swans, Jay Electronica, BokBok, Untold, Deafheaven
Apple, Smirnoff, Converse, MTVNE, Transmission, OPPO, VW, Adidas, Tuborg, Guinness, Mixradio, Vans, Levis
Chief Executive Officer
Ari is founder and CEO of Maestro, an online broadcast network built by creators for their audiences. His latest entrepreneurial endeavor is the manifestation of several passions and past experiences in business, media, and tech. Prior to Maestro, Ari was a product manager at Zynga, where he integrated Fortune 100 brands into CityVille, the biggest game on Facebook. Before Zynga he worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Ari holds a M.S. in Management Science from Stanford and a B.S. in Information Science from Cornell.
Founder & CEO
The Viral Fever
Arunabh Kumar, featured in Fortune "40 Under 40" List of India's top Business Leaders of 2015, is the Founder & CEO of The Viral Fever (TVF Group), a new age media company, with the philosophy of “Lights…Camera…Experiment !”. He is hailed as an expert on Youth Entertainment & a driver of Online Content Evolution in India. TVF's Online business entity "TVF-ONE" got featured in top 20 Start Ups in India of 2014. He created India's 1st YouTube Channel for original content, to cross a Million Subscribers. He has diversified
'TVF Group' into a cluster of media businesses in Branded Content Solutions, Live Entertainment, Distribution platform and intends to make 'TVF', India's answer to Disney.
Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Atul Churamani joined the Indian music industry in 1987 and has worked with music labels like CBS Gramophone Records and Tapes (I) Ltd., Magnasound India Ltd, Virgin Records and Saregama India Ltd.
He has been closely associated with the development of the Indian pop music scene and the establishing of the digital and music publishing businesses for the industry. He has been on the board of the Indian Performing Rights Society and the Phonographic Performance Ltd.
After a stint with VAS company Onmobile Global Limited, Atul now helps independent artistes self release music.
Ben is the founder of ASN, the leading market intelligence service for the Non-traditional Media industry in Asia, encompassing Sponsorship, Branded Content, Native and Influencer. He is recognised as a highly experienced practitioner and commentator in Asia’s branded entertainment industry after 14 years leading specialist teams at OMG (Fuse), Ogilvy & Mather and Repucom. He has also been a TV presenter with Fox Sports and Sony Pictures (AXN).
Founding Partner/Head of Music Division
Bernie Cahill runs ROAR’s music division, and manages artists such as three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band, legendary rock band the Grateful Dead, GRAMMY Award-winning musician and actor Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter Ben Rector, actor and recording artist Clare Bowen, GRAMMY-nominated electronic music producer Morgan Page, and renowned world artist Gaelic Storm.
From its inception, ROAR has always emphasized the digital space – specifically the importance of social media and digital marketing – which led them to acquire Jennie Smythe’s leading digital marketing firm, Girlilla Marketing in 2008.
Cahill is also a key member of the company’s talent management team, co-managing a talent roster that includes Chris Hemsworth, David Alan Grier, Liam Hemsworth, Cobie Smulders, Aisha Tyler, James Caan and Ken Watanabe, among others.
Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based creative agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 350+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, DFSB collaborates with artists and their management to devise customised strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since 2009, the agency has successfully produced numerous K-Pop concerts in North America and Asia as well as secured #1 iTunes chart debuts for various K-Pop albums in US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Europe & Asia
Broadcast Music Inc.
Brandon Bakshi is the Executive Director, Europe & Asia, for Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI); the global leader in music rights management. In his role Bakshi is responsible for BMI's outreach to songwriters, composers as well as music publishers in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. At BMI he was responsible for the signing of Avicci, Ed Sheeran, Afrojack, Shaggy, A.R Rahman as well as Ellie Goulding. Born in Texas and raised between England and Norway, Brandon received a BA in Political Science from International American University in London and an MBA from Webster University.
Executive Vice President Asia
Warner Music Asia Pacific
Calvin Wong has been working in the Asian music industry for over 27 years. From his humble beginning as a sales trainee in EMI Music Malaysia to now as the Executive Vice President for Warner Music Asia, he has been involved in every facet of the Asia music business from the hey days of CD to the digital subscription streaming of today. He has worked with a vast array of international superstar acts but his highlight has been for breaking Michael Learns to Rock, 911 & M2M in the Asia region surpassing the success elsewhere. He has worked with and developed local & regional superstars from KRU in Malaysia to Khalil Fong in Hong Kong.
Head of Sponsorship, Asia Pacific
Caroline Darcy, Head of Sponsorship, Asia Pacific UBS AG, has valuable experience in marketing, sponsorship, PR, media and major events management across the APAC region and globally. She has led complex marketing campaigns and is dedicated to promoting the UBS brand through important regional events and initiatives with Art Basel, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Beijing Music Festival and Formula 1.
Before joining UBS, Caroline was General Manager of Marketing for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. She is recognized in the market place for her commitment to delivering unique value to UBS clients through strategic marketing and sponsorship .
Head of Sponsorship
AIA Group Ltd
Catherine leads the strategic sponsorship function at AIA, Asia’s pre-eminent life insurance provider. AIA’s sponsorship portfolio is spearheaded by their long term partnership with English Premier League Club, Tottenham Hotspur, which she principally manages. In addition, Catherine supports AIA’s markets with the strategy, negotiation and activation behind other key events including The Music Run, AIA Carnival in Hong Kong and various other leading international music and local community events. She has over 15 years’ experience in Asia Pacific, with an expertise in sponsorship management, activation and brand communications, from both the client and agency side. Previously she has worked with agencies World Sport Group, Brand Rapport, with UBS in Asia Pacific as the deputy head of Sponsorship and with DFS, a member of the LVMH Group, as global head of Internal Communications.
Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin – the global rights agency representing the world’s most important independent music companies. Merlin acts to ensure its members have effective access to new and emerging revenue streams and that their rights are appropriately valued and protected. These members embody over 20,000 independent record labels and distributors, representing some of the world’s most important independent artists, and command around a 10% share of the global and US music market.
Since commencing operations in May 2008, Merlin has struck deals with a wide variety of digital services including YouTube Music Key, Beats, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Rdio and Deezer. It has also reached a number of copyright infringement settlements on behalf of its members with–among others–Limewire, XM Satellite Radio and Grooveshark. In 2013, Merlin was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the five most innovative music companies in the world.
An experienced music and media professional, Charles was the recipient of IMPALA's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013, and was featured among Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players.
Director of Label Relations (APAC)
As Spotify's Director of Label Relations (APAC), Chee Meng manages Spotify’s day-to-day relationships with record labels, directs all music content across the service and oversees artist marketing activities in the region.
With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Chee Meng is passionate about introducing innovation in the digital space and is always looking for opportunities to leverage his comprehensive understanding of the industry to further Spotify’s position as the leading music streaming service.
Prior to his role at Spotify, Chee Meng served as Director, Music at SingTel where he was responsible for the growth, licensing and monetization of the music services in the region's leading telco.
Chee Meng has also held senior roles at MTV Asia, where he led the network's foray into digital music and also directed international marketing at Sony Music Entertainment in Asia.
Global CEO and Founder
Chris is officially the No.1 Social Seller in APAC, an official LinkedIn Power Profile and has one of the world's most viewed LinkedIn profiles with over 21,500 followers according to LinkedIn. He is also a serial entrepreneur having created marketing businesses in both Europe and now Asia Pacific where he is Global CEO and Founder of Black Marketing - enabling LinkedIn for you. Chris has also led a variety of digital and partnership marketing agencies on both sides of the world as well as being CMO of social media consumer brands in both London and Singapore.
Co-Founder & CEO
In 2000, Chris Lin and his fellow Stanford alumnus, Lambert Chien, jointly founded the company that launched KKBOX towards the end of 2004, in an attempt to tap into the fast-growing music streaming market.
Currently the CEO of KKBOX, Chris is committed to providing a service for people to easily enjoy music and share their favorite songs with friends anywhere, anytime. With KKBOX delivering amazing results in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand as Asia’s leading brand among online music streaming services, Chris continues to lead the management in planning and executing corporate development strategies, product development,and overseas expansion.
Chris received a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Stanford University following a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.
Director, Global Music Partnerships - YouTube
Christophe is responsible for managing and developing YouTube’s global partnerships initiatives in the music space. He joined Google in London in 2003.
Prior to joining Google Christophe worked for several internet companies including Priceline.com Europe an online travel company in London. Before moving to London in 2000, he held various positions in the business/corporate development and finance areas in the US, Germany and France. Born in Strasbourg, France, he earned his undergraduate degree in economics and graduate degree in finance at French universities.
Be Funny Studios
Chris S. Lee is the Co-CEO and Founder of Be FUNNY Studios based in Seoul, formed in partnership with FUNNY OR DIE & CAA. Prior to this, Lee was a member of the Motion Picture Film Finance Group at CAA, which packages and arranges financing for over 70 films per year. Lee also helped drive international growth to CAA by working across the agency to identify new business opportunities, particularly in Korea & China. Prior to joining CAA in 2008 and forming Be FUNNY Studios in 2014, Lee worked under A-List feature film producers Scott Rudin, and Barry Josephson.
Australian Independent Record Labels Association
Dan Nevin has a long and diverse history working in the music industry before joining AIR in 2014. Starting at an indie record store, he then spent 12 years at Shock Entertainment, working in and running their award-winning Export Division. Instrumental in developing ecommerce operations at Shock, he then moved on to manage and develop the online operations for REDgroup Retail. Evolving further into the digital space, he then took on a key role at the Australian Football League’s digital media company, AFL Media. Prior to joining AIR as CEO, Dan was the Digital Music Manager at JB HI-FI.
Executive Director, Client Services
Uniplan Hong Kong Limited
He oversaw the Asia debut of the world‘s premier modern and contemporary art show Art Basel, as well as the 5-star equestrian horse jumping show Longines Masters, securing multi-year contracts with both. Darren is a recognised thought leader and expert in the industry, regularly appearing in and contributing to key publications such as CEI, Marketing Magazine and TTGmice Magazine and currently serves on multiple Boards for major industry associations.
Darryl Ballantyne founded LyricFind at Ontario's University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the Internet. Officially launched in 2004, the company pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005. Since then, Darryl has grown LyricFind to be the largest legal, licensed lyrics database in the world, with millions of licensed tracks available and hundreds of top-tier clients. LyricFind has established licensing and content relationships with over 4,000 music publishers, as well as publishing societies around the world. Before launching LyricFind, Darryl was Manager of Digital Development & Distribution at EMI Music in Los Angeles, where he was involved in deals with companies such as MusicMatch, Napster, and iTunes. Darryl earned a Bachelor of Mathematics with a Business minor from the University of Waterloo.
Director, Content Operations
Based in Tokyo, Dave leads YouTube's Scaled Account Management and Partner Operations efforts across Asia Pacific and Japan, which focuses on helping content creators develop robust strategies for audience engagement, viewership, and publishing best practices.
Dave is also an accomplished content creator himself running the widely subscribed blog ShootTokyo. As a result of his personal branding, marketing and social media strategies, ShootTokyo.com is now followed by over 1,600,000 fans across popular social networks and content aggregation sites.
Senior Marketing Director, North Asia
Focused in marketing fast-paced electronics devices to mass markets, music and movies digital product business models and UX design, managing creative agencies and managing businesses of digital entertainment content, well-networked in Chinese music and entertainment industries in Chinese markets. Love to motivate teams and loves Jazz music.
Managing Director & CEO
Universal Music Group South Asia, EMI Music South Asia
Devraj joined UMG in early 2011 and is credited to have groomed it into one of the most successful hedged music business models in the region. Universal is now a 360 degree music business encompassing the mother label, live and artist promotions, merchandising, the leading music agency in the region and builds music and brands into platforms. UMG is also the leading label for the indies, regional & devotional music in the region creating a marked differentiator to the other Bollywood driven labels. Devraj is the co-founder of Sunburn, Asia’s no 1 EDM festival & is a founding member of Brahma, India’s premier metal band now in it’s 20th year and going strong.
CEO and Founder
Big Sync Music
Dominic Caisley is the CEO and Founder of Big Sync Music, a music and brand partnerships agency specialising in synchronisation and music content creation. Big Sync now has offices in Singapore. London and New York and looks after all music procurement in Unilever’s global advertising and communications. He started his career in the music industry in 1995 at independent label, Telstar Records and moved to ad agency Stream/TBWA in 2004 as in-house music supervisor. When Stream became a part of Platinum Rye Entertainment in 2011, Dominic decided the time was right to start up a new music agency and Big Sync was born.
Warc Asia Pacific
Ed opened the Asia office for Warc at the beginning of 2011 in Singapore, bringing the world’s most comprehensive marketing intelligence service to the region. Since then, the business has been expanding at a rapid pace, while generating new content with initiatives like the Warc Prize for Asian Strategy.
Ed has a creative agency background. Before Warc, he was MD of Bates in Singapore, where he led integrated teams to develop campaigns for Sony, Heineken, Nokia and the Singapore Pavilion at Word Expo in Shanghai. Before moving to Singapore, Ed was based in London, where he worked for 14 years at Rainey Kelly/Y&R.
Ed is an evangelist for smarter insights and strategic thinking, who regularly brings to life Warc content at marketing conferences across Asia Pacific.
A native of London, Ed moved to China in 2006 to serve on the front lines of the music industry. He now owns and runs Outdustry Group, a unique family of businesses specialising in China market entry for western clients. Services include: producer/composer management, rights management, music marketing, market intelligence and sync licensing. Ed is frequently sought out by international media to comment on market news and conditions, has written extensively on the technical workings of the Chinese music industry and was included on the Billboard International Power Player 2014 list.
Merry Bright Music Enterprises
Elizabeth Chan is an award-nominated Artist/Composer and Executive Producer and Chief Executive Officer of Merry Bright Music Enterprises. Her work has been featured internationally and has earned critical acclaim worldwide as the Queen of Christmas. Before founding Merry Bright Music Enterprises, Elizabeth held executive positions at Condé Nast, A&E Networks, MTV Networks, and served as a consultant for global media organizations.
VP, Global Content Licensing
Elizabeth is Vice President of Global Content Licensing at Pandora Media, where she oversees strategy and negotiation of content partnerships, including the development of broader product and international rights. She has over 15 years of experience as a digital media executive advising digital music and video services. As Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube, she lead record label and music publisher relations and other content-driven transactions for the music business. Prior to YouTube, Elizabeth helped build Davis Shapiro’s digital media practice, advising digital media services through years of shift in the digital music and video industries. Elizabeth also serves on the board of The Grammy Foundation.
Senior Director Marketing, Consumer Engagement
PepsiCo, Global Beverage Group
Ellen is a versatile and accomplished marketing executive with twenty-five years of integrated marketing experience at PepsiCo, recently recognised on the esteemed 2013 Billboard Women in Music list. In the last year, Ellen led the creative development and execution of 2014’s Beats of the Beautiful Game, the first-ever global music and film content collaboration of its kind. In 2013 she led the development and global roll out of Pepsi’s Beyoncé activation in over 50 countries, and across 4 continents. Renowned for leading celebrity and entertainment relationships and partnerships, Ellen has signed over 50 iconic celebrity talents to PepsiCo in her tenure, including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Calvin Harris, and athletes David Beckham, Lionel Messi, and Maria Sharapova. She is now pioneering the rollout of PepsiCo’s Music Accelerator project and its global adaptations across multiple territories as well as leading the many entertainment initiatives within the global Pepsi Challenge program through 2015.
Creative Artists Agency UK
Amongst Billboard’s “Top 50 Women in Music”, 4-time winner of Pollstar’s International Agent of the Year and 6-time “Second Least Offensive Agent’ winner at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), Emma Banks is a legendary Music Agent and co-head of the London office of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Prior to joining CAA in 2006, Banks was the Managing Director of Helter Skelter, which she helped build into one of the premier music booking agencies in Europe. She now represents the careers of many of the world’s leading musicians including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Kylie Minogue as well as nurturing the careers of emerging artists of note such as Hozier, Becky Hill and The Ruen Brothers.
Director of Content and Operations
Gautam heads up partnerships for YouTube across Asia Pacific and is also responsible for YouTube's overall operations across the region. Prior to his current role, he led the Asia Pacific Product Partnerships team supporting several Google products including Search, Maps, Shopping, Finance and Video. Gautam has been with Google since April, 2005 originally based in California and in Singapore since January, 2009.
Gautam started his career as a Corporate Attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, a leading Silicon Valley law firm. He has a Juris Doctor from the Boalt Hall School of Law, at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from UCLA.
Managing Director International
Georg Ramme is an award winning producer of digital formats and branded entertainment. In 2012 he opened the first Endemol beyond office - the digital video subsidiary by Endemol Shine Group – in Germany. In addition, he is responsible for Endemol beyond's internationalisation and international activities. With offices in 7 countries the company is now one of the biggest producers for digital content and a premium channel network. Dr. Georg Ramme was born in 1974. He studied Business Economics and Media Sciences and has a doctorate in the latter. Before joining Endemol, Dr. Georg Ramme was Manager of Digital TV and executive producer at MME Moviement AG and All3Media.
ISP Performing and Production
Producer and arranger of many artists.
Nominee of Grammy Award and Golden Melody Award.
Starting out in the 70’s as a graphic designer by day and a wanna-be pop-star at night, Graham has worked for organisations such as Adobe, Apple, Fender, Republic Polytechnic and consulted for the Singapore Government in the areas of Creative Industry development and was founding President of The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO). Graham now resides in Jakarta where he has set up the entertainment agency Berjanji who are focused on creating artist and industry development opportunities related to Indonesia.
Head of Business Affairs Music
At Disney Interactive I enjoy overseeing all aspects of music integration into games and digital channels. My industry experience has run the gamut from executive studio music supervision on 60+ feature films, soundtrack albums and film scores to shepherding over 15 music games to #1 on the appstore, developing new music monetization models and licensing structures for digital and console gaming and creating integrated content partnerships and promotional opportunities for artists in award winning games and feature films. I am recently proud of supervising and producing content for Fantasia: Music Evolved, a critically acclaimed console innovation allowing players to engage and remix some of the most iconic tracks of the last century using hand gesture technology. The game received 2 BAFTA nominations for Music and Audio in 2015.
Langit Data Indonesia
Hang Dimas is an accomplished music producer with 15 years experience in music and entertainment industry in Singapore and Malaysia. Now based in Indonesia to build music licensing platform
Forrest serves as the Director of the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Scheduled March 11-15, 2016 in Austin, this event brings together more than 30,000 digital creatives from across the United States and around the world.
Head of Mnet, Executive Vice President
A key architect behind the global K-Pop craze, Mr. Hyung-Kwan Shin serves as Head of MNET, Korea’s leading cable music TV channel operated by CJ E&M. Throughout a 20-year illustrious career, H.K. has spearheaded the creation and evolution of many of K-Pop’s representative TV shows like Superstar K and Dancing9, as well as biggest awards and festivals like the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) and KCON. In his current roles, which recently included appointment to the Culture Creative Convergence Center, H.K. continues to utilize his vast creative experience and business acumen to cast vision on what’s next for the industry.
Vice President Sales & Partnerships Asia Pacific
Ian brings more than 20 years’ experience working across the marketing communications, brand and sponsorship industries. From robust strategic insight, research & analysis, Ian has led major, successful and industry leading integrated sponsorship and community programs with global, national and local relevance across a number of sectors.
Regional work leading & implementing significant sponsorship initiatives on behalf of global brands including Coca-Cola, 3 mobile, Europcar, IBM and Foster’s has seen Ian work through Europe, Africa and Asia.
Ian brings to Sponsorium significant global experience and insights across the sponsorship and community space from perspectives of brands, rights holders and agencies.
In happily lives in Melbourne with his wife and two kids.
VS Media Limited
Ms. Ivy Wong, was the first employee of YAHOO!HK. During her 8-year tenure with the company, she helped building Y!HK business and the overall HK digital media business from scratch to scale. She was then promoted as Senior Director of Global Sales, responsible for building global infrastructure to take Asia-based multinationals to a global stage.
When she held the seat of COO for TVB.com, Ivy ran a team of over 100 talented individuals and successfully turned TVB.com from a simple information website into a streaming portal on internet and mobile. In 2010, TVB.com became the #1 global Chinese Entertainment Portal.
She then helped Next Mobile Limited (Next Media Group) achieved 4-digit YOY growth in 2012 by offering mobile advertising solution to marketers, mobile games and commerce to users.
Now Ivy runs her own companies, VS Media, has a proven record of driving audience engagement and increasing company revenue.
Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute, and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organizations. He is also a partner at Ambient Sound Investments, an active angel investor, and has served on the Estonian President's Academic Advisory Board.
James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs Group delivering Online Video, TV Everywhere, Social Media, and Mobile Applications. Previously, James was SVP Digital Media ESPN STAR Sports and FOX Sports Asia.
The Sound Campaign
Jason Fielding has over 20 years experience in music and live partnerships. Previously General Manager of Music & Entertainment at Octagon, Jason established The Sound Campaign in 2007 which specialises in creative solutions for brands and rights holders looking to make an impact via entertainment and popular culture. With Clients in the U.S., Japan, China and Australia, Jason and the team at The Sound Campaign have established themselves as leaders in this space and work with the biggest brands, artists and events in the world.
Jasper began his career in advertising in 1987 in London at Chris Ingram Associates moving to Eurosport in 1992. He moved to Asia in 1995 to work for Star Sports and joined (music channel) Channel [V] in 1997 where he constructed many branded content deals whilst also working on the launch of channels in Australia, Thailand, Philippines and South Korea. Continuing to make connections that matter, Jasper co-founded BRANDED In 2001 and has since created the “Matters” series of events and the YouTube FanFest. Most recently he has been instrumental in launching the Asian Sponsorship Association, serving as its inaugural President.
COO, AEG Worldwide
CEO, AEG Live
One of the most respected executives in the entertainment industry, Jay Marciano has recently transitioned to the position of Chief Operating Officer, AEG. In this role, Marciano is responsible for overall operational oversight of all of the company’s holdings with specific day-to-day focus on the AEG Facilities, AEG Live and AEG Digital (including the AXS platform) divisions. Having re-joined AEG in 2011 as President/CEO of AEG Europe from his previous role as President of New York-based Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Marciano was able to utilize his extensive live entertainment and facilities experience to oversee all activity in the European region incorporating AEG Facilities’ 20 music and entertainment venues located in nine European markets. He also directed the growth initiative for the company resulting in numerous acquisitions and partnerships. Prior to joining AEG, Marciano spent 18 years at Universal Concerts in a variety of positions ultimately as president and CEO of the company.
Jeff Hughes – Chief executive officer, Omnifone
Jeff Hughes joined Omnifone as chief executive in 2010 to accelerate the global expansion and innovation of Omnifone’s business-to-business music cloud platform.
Since joining, Jeff has overseen rapid growth as a result of new global partnerships and subsequent music service launches, the development of new business models, geographic expansion and significant platform innovation. Under his leadership Jeff has focused the company on growing its customer base and increasing efficiency. This has resulted in the business increasing revenue while maintaining an extraordinary growth rate.
Jeff previously held the positions of executive vice president and chief information officer at BSkyB, one of the most successful media subscription companies in the world. Whilst there Jeff was a member of the company’s executive management group and oversaw technology operations.
Jeff has also held senior positions at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cambridge Technology Partners and Andersen Consulting.
Starcom Mediavest Group
In 2012, the VivaKi Board of Directors announced the appointment of Jeffrey Seah to the role of Country Chair for VivaKi South East Asia. Retaining his role as CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), Jeffrey will work collaboratively with the regional and local leadership of Digitas, Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia to strengthen the service offering and clout of all agencies in the region.
Jeffrey has spent more than a decade at SMG and his leadership has paved the way for Starcom to become an established entity in South East Asia. He rejoined SMG in 2009 to helm the operations of the Starcom and MediaVest agency brands across the Southeast Asia region, encompassing offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore.
Manager of Music, Entertainment, and Events
Jennie Sager manages Music, Entertainment, and Events for Twitter Australia. Previously, Jennie produced award-winning programs for top television networks, including Discovery, NBC, ABC, CBS, The Nine Network, and HGTV. She has worked in more than 65 countries and at the world’s biggest events, including Superbowl XLVIII, The Academy Awards, and The Grammys. As an Executive Producer with MTV in New York City, Jennie worked with the hottest bands, even taking over Times Square with a live performance by Rihanna. Whether it’s showing fans a different side of their favorite stars or introducing the world to emerging artists, music is always a huge part of her career.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, ICON books 30 to 40 international bands annually in every corner of Asia. Booking a wide range of acts from Jason Mraz to Rob Zombie, Glasvegas to Lamb Of God, also worked with the largest festivals in Asia, scouting new talent for Summer Sonic (Japan), Pentaport Rock Festival (Korea) and Midi Festival (China) to name a few. ICON is now focused on China's rock music market and still dreams of changing the world - one show at a time.
Mothlight Music, Inc
John Bissell has been music supervising film, television and commercials for 20 plus years. Included among the dozens of films he has worked on are award winning films, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, The Horse Whisperer, as well as Lord Of War, The Lucky One, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, American Wedding and Hearts In Atlantis. Television series include The Blacklist, State Of Affairs, The Bridge, and Ugly Betty. Commercial campaigns have included Cadillac, Hummer, Levis, Axe and a bevy of spots for Old Navy.
President & CEO
Based in Shanghai, John Cappo heads the Asia region for the Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the world’s leading sports and entertainment promoter and venue management company. Cappo has over 30 years experience in the Asia Pacific region and was the first and only native English speaker to graduate from the Business Administration Department of the National Taiwan University.
AEG China manages the Mercedes-Benz Arena, an 18,000 seat capacity multi-purpose venue whose name is the result of a landmark 10-year naming rights deal, marking the first naming rights deal in of its kind in Asia. AEG also manages, and sold the naming rights for the MasterCard Center in Beijing and the Zhongsheng Center in Dalian. Both are also 18,000 seat multi-purpose venues.
AEG Asia’s Live division has successfully toured the biggest names in the business: Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and the Rolling Stones through Asia.
John McLellan is the partner in charge of Haldanes’ media and entertainment practice in Asia. He represents television channels and broadcasters, record companies (both major and independent), publishing companies, film studios and production companies and international and regional movie stars and musical talents.
John has acted in commercial transactions in most Asian jurisdictions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangement; as well as more industry specific arrangement (film productions and co-productions, concert touring agreements, and artist management arrangements).
John is a frequent speaker at international media conferences and legal advisor to a number of industry bodies, including the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers, and the Hong Kong Directors Guild.
Chief Creative Officer
John is the Chief Creative Officer, Google Asia-Pacific. He’s based in Singapore and leads a team hubbed in Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo.
Prior to joining Google, he was TBWA Asia-Pacific’s Creative at Large, where he oversaw the creative output of their offices in the region. He had previously been their Chief Creative Officer in Japan. He has also worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as ECD in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Jakarta and spent his early career at Batey Ads in Singapore.
John has received multiple gold lions at Cannes, multiple gold pencils at the One Show, grand prix and multiple golds at Clios and multiple golds at AdFest, Spikes and AWARD. He was also named Asia’s Creative of the Year in 2004 and 2008. He longs to spend more time in the water, particularly the Indian Ocean.
Jonathan Ng heads a team of young and dynamic multimedia and video producers as Editor of SPH Razor. Jonathan’s team is responsible for daily online videos that covers news to lifestyle, current affairs to entertainment content distributed through web-based channels and mobile-ready platforms. Jonathan’s aptitude in media content and technical skills can be attributed to his tenures at SPH TV Works (Channel i), news division as a field producer/trainer and with Infocus Asia dedicated to BBC News Asia Bureau. One of his memorable assignments with BBC News Asia Bureau was his 2-months deployment in Sri Lanka to cover 2004 Asian Tsunami.
Head of Asia
Jonathan is Head of Asia for Billboard, one of the world's most influential music brands. Prior to Billboard, he was an investment banker and attorney focusing on the music and media sectors in the US and Asia. Jonathan has represented record labels, artists and producers from around the world. Additionally, he has launched and grown a number of media businesses in Asia, including a music distribution channel.
Josephine Cheng joined KKBOX in Jan. 2015 as SVP, overseeing product development and business units in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Prior to joining KKBOX, Josephine held several positions at Yahoo, including Senior Director of e-commerce products and strategies, Business Unit Head for Shopping Mall, product lead for global news and Asia media products, and Business Unit Head for Taiwan search, community and communications products.
Prior to Yahoo, Josephine was Director of International and Digital Music at Sony Music Entertainment and Manager of Product Innovation and Management at FarEastone Telecommunications.
Josh is the CEO for GroupM Content across the APAC region. The business operates across 15 markets and comprises the largest network of brand-focused content agency businesses (embedded within the GroupM media management agencies) in the Asia Pacific region with over 300 dedicated specialists developing content strategy, production, measurement, optimization and integration for some of the world’s largest advertisers and brands. He also oversees the Group's Content Investment and Rights Representation businesses. Before joining GroupM Josh spent 10 years working at PepsiCo International in various Brand Marketing roles and has lived and worked in Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Manila and Hong Kong.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Justin has over fifteen years music industry experience, centered predominantly within Asia.
Having established the pan-regional, cross media platform AMP (Asia’s Music Platform) for Channel [V], he has been focused on the live music scenes of the territory. Justin's roles include: Festival Music Director of the annual Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong as well as MD of the booking agency Artist Voice Asia (recently acquired by WME).
Advocating the continued development of the region’s music scenes, Justin enjoys spreading the word on Asia’s music potential and being actively involved in encouraging change within it.
Jyrki Rosenberg is the CEO of MixRadio, the world’s easiest and most personal music streaming service. MixRadio is a highly acclaimed service that offers a truly mobile-optimized music streaming service to millions of listeners across 31 countries. Jyrki lead the MixRadio service when it was part of Nokia, through Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business as well as through a spin out from Microsoft and acquisition by Line Corporation. Jyrki joined Nokia in 1996 to launch nokia.com and held a number of senior roles in sales, marketing, product development and general management across the company including the role of Vice President for Nokia’s Entertainment services.
Jyrki studied media management at the University of Georgia and holds a Master of Communications degree from the University of Helsinki as well as an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics.
Warner Music Asia Pacific
Lachie Rutherford has been working in the Asian music industry for over 30 years. Originally from New Zealand, he was transferred by EMI Music to Hong Kong as the Regional Director of Asia in 1984. After a successful career at EMI, he left EMI to join Warner Music in 1998 as President of Warner Music Asia Pacific until December 31, 2014. Lachie has been involved in the signing and career development of major Asian artists including Jeff Chang, Eric Moo, Chang Yu, Gigi Leung, Na Ying, Cass Pang, Faye Wong, and with Warner Music: Sammi Cheng, Aaron Kwok, Stephanie Sun, A-Mei, Jam Hsiao, JJ Lin, Kobukuro, Superfly, Tatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi, Ayaka, Tomohisa Yamashita etc. Lachie also held the chairmanship of IFPI Asia for more than 15 years.
Dare Mighty Entertainment
Lee Trink is President of Dare Mighty Entertainment focusing on artist management and building brands. Trink’s roster includes Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker and women’s network, PowerwomenTV. Other recent accomplishments include releasing a tribute album for the King of Thailand and co-producing the Denzel Washington film Unstoppable. Trink was previously President of EMI’s Capitol/Virgin Records in North America breaking artists including Katy Perry and 30 seconds to mars and working with the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Lenny Kravitz. Prior to EMI, Trink was COO/GM of Lava/Atlantic Records where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s operations.
Modernsky Entertainment Co,Ltd
Shen LiHui is the founder of Modern Sky, which is the most celebrated new music brand in China. With a sharp eye for original music within the independent music market, he has scouted loads of independent musicians, including XTX, Song Dongye, Ma Di and Second Hand Rose, who represent the full potential of Chinese independent music of the time. As the largest music festival operator in China, Modern Sky has held Modern Sky Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and other outdoor music festivals since 2007. In 2014, Modern Sky Music Festival started in New York City, which marked the international recognition of Modern Sky.
Lindy Tsang, also known to her fans as Bubzbeauty, stands less than 5 feet tall, but her influence around the world is enormous. She is a YouTuber, beauty guru and vlogger, and her online following exceeds more than six million subscribers and supporters, with each one of her unique videos receiving hundreds of thousands of views. Lindy is the star of two YouTube channels. Bubzbeauty is her main channel and it’s devoted to makeup, skincare, hair and other beauty-related DIY tutorial videos. Bubzvlogz is Lindy’s vlog channel, where she opens the door to her own humorous moments with unscripted videos that showcase her everyday life. In addition to Lindy’s YouTube channels, her website Bubzbeauty.com provides in-depth product reviews, Q&As, and family, pet and diary updates. Lindy’s beauty expertise, high profile and mass popularity allows her to work with major brands that continually garner worldwide attention.
Global Head of Family and Learning
Malik Ducard is the Global Head of Family and Learning at YouTube, overseeing business development efforts for the platform’s family entertainment and educational content.
Previously Ducard served as Head of West Coast Partnerships, managing film, TV and original content partners.
Prior to joining YouTube, he served as senior vice president of digital distribution for the Americas at Paramount Pictures and oversaw distribution of content to online, mobile and digital platforms.
A native of the Bronx, Malik earned his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management.
Chief Operating Officer
Mandar Thakur is the Chief Operating Officer of Times Music, one of the most progressive music entertainment companies in the Indian sub-continent and a division of India’s largest diversified media group - Bennett Coleman & Co.Ltd./The Times of India Group. For the better part of the last decade, Mandar has been involved in the startup and senior management at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s first and largest Online/Mobile Music distribution company and was directly held responsibility for the India market for the group. Soundbuzz was acquired by Motorola in one of the earliest successful acquisitions of a digital music company by a global player.
Sennheiser Greater China
Mr. Marc Vincent has over 35 years of experience in Sound Engineering and Electro Acoustics, both in the field of production and the trade business. He is the President of Sennheiser Greater China since February 2007. He is responsible for building a team of professionals that will join efforts to further develop the Sennheiser brand throughout the Greater China territory, consisting of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Marc has joined Sennheiser Canada in January 2000 as the Vice President Sales & Marketing. After 7 years of growth and the building of a mature team, it was time for new challenges. Sennheiser Headquarters were looking for an experienced candidate that could bring the Greater China to its next level of development and Marc accepted the position in November 2006. After several years of structure development, Sennheiser Greater China teams located in Beijing and Hong Kong are now ready to provide a strong support to this gigantic market. Marc's vision is to increase the presence of Sennheiser in all regions of China, by promoting, advertising and supporting retailers in order to bring Sennheiser brand awareness and market penetration to the level found in Marc was living in Beijing for five years and then move to Hong Kong in 2013. He loves life in China. His hobbies are travelling, alpine skiing, car racing, music listening and attending social events.
Mark’s career in music, tech and events began in 1983 at age 17 when he wrote his first professional concert review (Gang Of Four).
Director of International Business
Mark Yoo is the head talent buyer at Korea's most renowned nightspot, Club Octagon, one of the top 10 clubs recognised by DJ Mag. He is also the mastermind behind the club's international business and marketing projects such as Asian Alliance, where the powerhouses of the Asian dance music scene are gathered to form a coalition of their own. Being a true fan of music, Mark started his career as a promoter for one of the local festivals in Korea before joining Club Octagon when it was founded in 2011.
Regional Customer Experience Asia Pacific
Harley Davidson Motor Company
Award winning businessman, business consultant for variuos multi national companies, commercial property developer, owner and managing director of several companies, guest lecturer at university of pretoria - entrepeneurship, Life member of National Association for Underwater Instructors Skills
• Organize projects, operations and procedures
• Act efficiently to get things done
• Manage through a set of clear standards
• Value competence, efficiency and results
• Excellent administrator understanding systems and logistics
• Clearly divined projects steps to ensure accomplishments of tasks with in the required time frames, by assigning responsibilities and arranging resources
• Conscientious and dependable
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Excellent motivator
Ten Thirty One Productions
After a decade long career running the largest revenue market in the world for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, securing the largest deal in history on ABC’s smash hit show Shark Tank, becoming business partners with billionaire Mark Cuban then turning that into a partnership with the worlds largest entertainment company, Live Nation, being featured in Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine, on The Today Show as an industry expert and on Bloomberg News as a Market Maker, and launching the first ever entertainment company that creates, owns and produces live horror attractions, what becomes clear is that Melissa Carbone at 38 years old is just getting started.
Chief Content Officer
Mia Goldwyn is the Chief Content Officer of StyleHaul, the largest fashion, beauty and women’s lifestyle network on YouTube and the leading content marketing solution for global brands of scale.
Goldwyn oversees StyleHaul’s original content programming strategy including production and expansion into new digital mediums. In September 2014 she spearheaded bringing the Lisa Kudrow, Emmy®-winning series Web Therapy to StyleHaul before its transition to Showtime. Goldwyn has also led StyleHaul’s efforts to acquire the Sundance Film Festival documentary breakout, Fresh Dressed.
Mia received her B.S. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from Fordham University.
Michael Denmark has been working on the commercial side of media and entertainment in Asia for nearly 20 years. Michael is the proud Co-Founder of Branded and Music Matters and more recently MDME. MDME specialises in commercial opportunities across a variety of entertainment platforms and has been involved with many of Asia’s most exciting live events over the past two decades. MDME created and produced The AIA Great European Carnival during Winter 2014/15 and is now planning the Asian tour. Michael believes in collaborating with like-minded people, managing relationships and developing long-term partnerships.
Michael Harrison is the Tour Director for Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring Company, Australia & New Zealand’s premier international concert promoter. Michael coordinates and manages major concert tours by some of the biggest names and greatest stars in modern music. A recent list of acts he’s toured through Australia and New Zealand includes The Script, Lily Allen, Alt J, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Gabrielle Aplin, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sam Smith and many, many more.
Fremantle Media Asia Pte Ltd
Since June 2014: Chief Operating Officer, FremantleMedia Asia (Singapore)
2013-2014: SVP, Legal & Business Affairs and Business Development, FremantleMedia North America, Inc. (New York)
2008-2013: SVP, Legal & Business Affairs, FremantleMedia Enterprises - Americas, FremantleMedia North America, Inc. (New York)
2007-2008: Head of Legal & Business Affairs – FremantleMedia Enterprises - Americas, FremantleMedia Limited (London)
2004-2007: Senior Legal & Business Affairs Executive – Licensing Worldwide Division, FremantleMedia Limited (London)
2002-2004: Head of Legal, The Licensing Company (London)
2000-2002: Group Contracts Manager, The Licensing Company (London)
1998-2000: Lawyer, Garland Hawthorn Brahe (Melbourne, Australia)
Since 2010: Vice President, Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (New York, Tanzania)
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Mike is the MD for MEC Access in APAC responsible for integrating partnerships and content into clients’ communications plans. His work varies from developing sponsorship strategies, assessing the value of sponsorship and branded content rights, managing through the line activation programmes and measurement.
Co-Founder & CEO
Neal started out watching cartoons for a living at Fox Kids in London but it began to rot his brain so he left and became an independent television writer, presenter and voiceover artist instead. Several years later he retrained as a journalist and joined EMAP Communications but gravitated towards the media sales department where his success became legend. Eventually he was poached by pioneering online video publisher TelecomTV and rose quickly to Global Sales Manager.
Neal relocated to Singapore in 2009 as TelecomTV’s General Manager for APAC but soon caught the start-up bug and left the company twenty months later to launch content agency Click2View.
Vice President, Media Solutions Center, Southeast Asia & Oceania
Nicholas is the Vice-President of Samsung’s Media Solutions Center for Southeast Asia & Oceania. He is responsible for content and services offerings by Samsung across categories including Entertainment, Games, Learning and Reading, Lifestyle, Music and Sports. To do so, Nicholas manages over 40 team members based in the regional headquarters in Singapore. The team is supported by over 100 specialists based in the Southeast Asia and Oceania markets. In this role, Nicholas manages business development, sales, customer and partner relationships, marketing and branding for theMedia Solution Center and its products and services.
Since the early 2000’s, Nick has held a number of senior digital agency roles including: 3 years as the MD of a specialist digital agency, 4 years as Mindshare UK’s Head of Search Marketing, and then more recently as Mindshare’s Asia Pacific Head of Digital based out of the agency’s regional headquarters in Singapore.
Nick took over as CEO for Mindshare Singapore in October 2013 to drive the agency forward and to ensure digital and technology is at the core of its service offering. Coming from a digital background, Nick is part of the new breed of agency leaders and has unique perspective on how best to fuse digital and traditional media communication to drive business success for brands.
Vice President, Digital Marketing APAC
Nicki joined Visa in November 2014 and is responsible for leading efforts to embed digital and social strategies and practices into all marketing and communication activities across Asia Pacific.
Nicki is a multi-dimensional leader with over 20 years' experience in brand strategy, marketing and management roles across a range of industries, from global corporations to startup companies. She has successfully established new businesses and contributed to the growth of existing ones in Australia and across Asia.
Prior to Visa, Nicki was Global Business Partner at Facebook. In this role she led the relationships with key global clients including Samsung, Mondelez and Unilever, across Asia Pacific. Previously, she held leadership and change management roles with companies such as AsiaRooms.com, MasterCard, Cathay Pacific Airways and Ogilvy.
SVP, Content Development, Asia-Pacific
Thoughtful Media Group
Normandy is executive producer of “Thoughtful China," a weekly online advertising affairs program (http://show.thoughtfulchina.com). The English-language series features trendsetters and opinion leaders sharing their work and opinions about issues facing China's burgeoning advertising market, while also generating awareness of innovations taking place within the region.
The show is produced by Thoughtful Media Group (TMG), a pioneer in branded entertainment that creates, maintains and aggregates online video channels that have unique, highly engaged and engageable audiences, and helps the world’s leading brands and their agencies effectively reach these audiences.
Previously, Normandy was the Asia editor for the Ad Age Group for 13 years, namely for Advertising Age magazine and AdAge.com, covering Asia/Pacific from Hong Kong. Normandy also oversaw AdAgeChina.com from 2005 to 2011.
Co-CEO Asia Pacific
Paddy is co-CEO at YouGov Asia Pacific. He and his team work with the world's leading brands, agencies and organisations, helping clients deploy smart technology and clear, innovative thinking to the challenges of building a rich and real-time understanding of customers.
Paddy has been a long-term buyer and user of all sorts of consumer research and insights: as a strategy consultant advising major media and consumer companies, as a senior executive with Newscorp's TV business in Asia, and launching two pan-Asian TV channels for a Lionsgate venture. He was co-founder of Decision Fuel, the innovative mobile insights company. Decision Fuel was recently acquired by YouGov and Paddy is now co-CEO for Asia Pacific.
Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry, beginning his career as a TV producer for Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, and later working as a Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC News across Asia. Following that, Patrick served as RealNetworks’ General Manager for International Video Services. In 2006 Patrick was Google’s first hire outside the US to work on its video strategy, initially with Google Video and then as YouTube’s European boss. In 2013 Patrick joined Base79 as its Chief Content Officer. Following Rightster’s acquisition of Base79 in 2014, Patrick joined Rightster’s Executive Team as Chief Commercial Officer. In January 2015 Patrick was announced as Rightster’s CEO.
Paul Wong is Managing Director of #AGENC, an independent consultancy specializing in electronic music marketing in Asia. #AGENC connects “brands with fans” with services including Experiential Marketing, Activation Planning, Marketing Intelligence, Digital Engagement and Club Consultancy. With over 20 years experience in Asia, Paul has been a DJ, Promoter and Club Owner, driving industry growth and advising brands how to tap into the “Connected Generation”. Most recently, Paul was Director of Entertainment of Club Cubic in Macau, instrumental in establishing Cubic as the best club in Macau and also gaining global recognition as one of the best clubs in Asia.
Managing Director of Music Publishing
Bill Silva Management
Peter Coquillard , the Managing director of Silva Music Publishing a division of Bill Silva Entertainment is a 25-year veteran on the US music industry He has worked directly with Pete Townshend, The Who, and Nine Inch Nails. Peter’s writers have had songs recorded by artists including, Britney Spears, Usher, Beyonce, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, James Arthur. TVXQ/Tojoshinki, Super Junior, Kumi Koda, Namie Amuro, Wondergirls, Shinwa, Li Yuchun and Sun Nan. Peter has worked on projects having split his time between music publishing, film/TV music supervision and artist development. He was instrumental in the development and A&R of Chinese Star Wanting Qu and singer/actress Chloe Bennet. Peter is currently music supervisor on the K pop inspired TV show “Make It Pop” Peter is also the founder of the Bali Songwriting Invitational, an annual songwriting retreat for top-level artists and songwriters from around the world.
Managing Director APAC
Before joining Unruly, Phil has held various roles within ad agencies, TV broadcasters, brands and ad technology start-ups. A digital and online video pioneer, he moved from TV into internet advertising in 1999 and remembers his then boss at Carat telling him that ‘internet advertising will never take off’. He was responsible for the World’s first ad-funded English Premier League video platform back in 2006 and was Director of Digital Advertising for various companies within Richard Bransons Virgin Group between 2001 and 2008.
Founder / Vice President
iNDIEVOX / StreetVoice
Pochang Wu is the the frontman of Taiwanese rock band ECHO, founder of indie music store iNDIEVOX, as well as Vice President of talent platform StreetVoice.
ECHO was nominated by Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards as Band of the Year in 2011. Their 2013 single “Shimao”, the ending soundtrack of the movie “Tiny Times”, is a hit in China with more than 6 million played on QQ music. They will also represent Taiwan to have four music showcases in Music Matters this year.
iNDIEVOX is an indie music platform launched in 2008. With more than 5000 musicians/labels/event holders stores in 2015, iNDIEVOX already becomes the largest digital downloads and tickets marketplace of indie music in Taiwan.
Pochang joined StreetVoice in 2010 as Vice President. He leads this Taiwanese No.1 talent platform to continue in building up integral services for new music talents in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.
The Livescape Group
Rahul Kukreja is a familiar name back home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia mainly because he is the lead guitarist for one of Malaysia’s most popular rock bands, One Buck Short. Having started the band back in college, OBS has moved from its underground roots to being regarded as the region’s Top Rock/Live Act.
He is also one of the co-founders and partners of The Livescape Group of companies which produces Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), IT’S THE SHIP, A State of Trance (ASOT), Rockaway Festival, and After Dark Social Club (ADSC). Livescape has a 360-degree approach to conceiving, marketing and executing events. They have an in-house marketing, execution, creative, production, logistics, and artist management team to ensure that they put on an experience that people will not only remember but also talk about.
Director of Marketing PPS Asia Pacific & Japan
Mr. Rajdev Narula has been in the role of Director of Marketing for Printing and Personal System in Asia Pacific & Japan region since October 2014. He is currently based in Singapore. Rajdev is an experienced Marketing & Sales professional, including business development and organization building, with track record in multiple business turnarounds. He has held leadership roles at country & regional level in 'product development’ (upstream marketing), 'P&L management', ‘brand management’ with full MARCOM responsibilities (downstream marketing), including 'consumer', shopper', 'customer', 'trade' and 'digital marketing', along with commercial function organization design & capability development. Within a few months of joining HP, Rajdev through his team has launched multiple integrated campaigns and improved overall engagement in innovative channels both offline and online.
He started his career at Procter & Gamble as Assistant Brand Manager for baby-care business in Thailand, and was later promoted to Brand Manager baby-care for Australia, ASEAN, & India region. Post P&G, he joined Cadbury Asia Pacific as Point of Buying (Customer & Shopper Marketing) leader. Prior to joining HP, he was with Philips Electronics as Senior Director Trade & Shopper Marketing for Asia Pacific and Europe.
Mobilium Global Limited
Known as "the father of the ring tone" and internationally recognised as a distinguished mobile visionary and innovator, Ralph Simon is a founder of the global mobile content, entertainment & social media industry. He has a unique understanding of what drives worldwide smartphone lifestyles, mobile business models, multi-screen creativity, mobile social media and the latest mobile app development & innovation and is always at the forefront of the latest mobile video and music innovation. He co-founded and grew Zomba/Jive Records into a major global music label and music publisher and then created and grew the world's first international commercial ringtone service at the birth of mobile content and delivery. Ralph is one of the world's top 50 executives in mobile and is respected as a provocative moderator and interviewer.
Chief Marketing Officer
PepsiCo & Tingyi Asahi Beverages
Richard Lee was born in Hong Kong and is now based in Shanghai. He obtained his bachelor degree from the UC. Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard University. Richard is the Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo and Tingyi Asahi Beverages in Greater China. He is in charge of product innovation and brand marketing of all PepsiCo food and beverage brands, as well as Tingyi Asahi Beverages.
DFR Asia Ltd
Rick Myers, based in Shanghai, is Cofounder and Partner at Designed for Revolution (DFR). With offices in Shanghai and Tokyo, DFR develops new ventures in media & entertainment in China and Japan. Prior to launching DFR, Rick had a long career in technology in Asia, including roles as General Manager of Asia for InfoGear Technology Corporation (acquired by Cisco) and as head of the Operating System Group at Apple Computer (Asia). Mr. Myers attended university at UCLA, Nagoya University in Japan, and Yonsei University in Korea.
Tokyo Bureau Chief
Rob Schwartz is a journalist and music and film producer based in Tokyo. He covers music, entertainment and culture related to Japan, Korea and China and is currently the Tokyo Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine, a position he has held since 2008. His writing and photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Melody Maker, NME, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Interview magazine, among many others. Rob was Executive Director of the Tokyo-based dub and breakbeat imprint Play Label and is President of the Tokyo crossover label Dynastic Records. He recently co-founded the music and film production outfit Fusion for Peace Productions (F4P). Rob hosts the film-themed TV show J Flicks which airs on the network NHK World, available in 270 million households’ worldwide.
Live Nation China
Robb Spitzer is the Managing Director and Head Promoter of Live Nation China. Robb began his live entertainment career in China in 2002 and has promoted many international artists’ first shows in the country. Live Nation’s touring team currently work in twelve cities across the world’s most populous market and are also developing new live entertainment properties. Live Nation China’s most recent tours include Avril Lavigne, 2NE1, Mariah Carey, Jason Mraz and Backstreet Boys.
To11 Media / MME
Rob McDermott is best know for managing Linkin Park worldwide between 2000-2010 selling 50 million albums, in over 34 countries, garnering 2 Grammy, and over a dozen MTV awards Rob’s management company, Mad Mac Entertainment, currently manages From Ashes to New, Gemini Syndrome, and Rival Fire, and consults for legendary UK ticketing company See Tickets Rob formed To11 Media Inc. a media and community building company. To11 Media are developing an online version of the legendary Hard Rock/ Metal music magazines METAL EDGE / METAL MANIACS Rob McDermott has been a partner at AGM, The Firm, and President of Collective Music
Founder & CEO
Robin Malau is a household name in the Indonesian independent music scene. With his band Puppen, he spearheaded the ‘90s DIY music movement that laid the foundations for today’s independent scene.
In 2011 he co-founded a digital marketing agency that boasts a portfolio of projects for high-profile clients such as Google and General Motors. In 2012 he founded Musikator, a leading independent digital music aggregator in Indonesia. He was awarded the Young Creative Entrepreneur award by the British Council for his work in Musikator. Robin’s latest startup is Konserama, a music tourism agency aimed at Indonesian professionals.
A Marketing professional with over 26 years in Client and Agency management roles - Spent over 17 years in Asia – originally set up Grey Direct InterActive for Grey Group in Malaysia - Moved to NZ to lead an independent RM agency before coming to Singapore to lead Proximity – data, digital & direct arm of BBDO - Currently heading up Lenovo’s Digital & Social Media Centre of Excellence in Singapore with responsibility for Social Media worldwide - Experience working with clients such as British American Tobacco, Shell, Tiger Beer, Oracle, Visa, Citibank and HP
Head of Music Partnerships
Ruuben heads up Asia Pacific music partnerships for Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital music, books, movies, apps, games and more. He works with a broad range of music partners to develop Google Play’s consumer offering, as well as with record labels and the music publishing community on licensing, strategy and distribution of their content to a global audience through Google Play. Prior to Google, Ruuben managed his own music consultancy practice, Gateway Entertainment, helping companies reach their goals in the music and entertainment space. Ruuben also previously worked for Sony Music, Nokia, News Corp (Channel [V], STAR TV, ESPN STAR Sports) and PolyGram living in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, London and Sydney.
Sam Rogoway is the CEO of Victorious, a mobile platform that powers the next generation of content networks. Through their own interactive app, creators can distribute their content directly to fans, grow their communities, and unlock new revenue streams. Victorious works with creators across the globe with offices in Santa Monica, London, and Singapore. Sam previously co-created and launched Braindex, the world’s first show distributed initially as an interactive iPad app. Braindex hit #1 in the app store and was nominated for an Interactive Emmy Award. Sam also founded and served as CEO of the popular travel social network TripUp, which was acquired by Sidestep/Kayak.
President, UMGI SEA
Universal Music Group International
Sandy Monteiro is President of Universal Music Group in South East Asia. In this role, he oversees the management of UMG companies in ASEAN, Korea and the Asian Regional office. He is also the Head of New Business for the Asia Pacific region.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide.
He is a pioneer of the digital and new media sector, where he and his team are widely acknowledged to have set the benchmark and industry standards for the region.
He has held board seats on several industry bodies including Chairman of the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) from 2004 to 2010. He is currently the Chairman of the Recording Industry Association of Singapore (RIAS) following his move to Singapore.
Scot is the APRA AMCOS Director of International, responsible for its relationships with collecting societies around the world, as well as copyright trade issues. APRA AMCOS is the oldest collecting society in the region and represents over 80,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Scot has a long background in copyright law and practice. He has recently been re-elected Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) representing 25 collecting societies in the region. CISAC’s regional office has recently moved from Singapore to Beijing.
Director of Digital
Previously a musician, remixer, engineer, producer and promoter, Simon has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997 - licensing the entire groups catalogue for download sales - Simon has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. He is chairman of AIM's New Media Committee in the UK, has spoken at most music conferences around the world on digital music and media, made statements to the UK parliament on DRM and has testified at the USA's CRB webcasting proceedings, but the most important role is keeping the Beggars Group of labels at the forefront of all new technologies to deliver its award winning roster of artists to the widest possible audience. The Beggars Group represents 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL Recordings.
Artist Aloud, Hungama
Soumini Sridhara Paul is Vice President of the talent and Independent content platform, Artist Aloud, Hungama. Launched in January 2010, Soumini has spearheaded the set up of Artist Aloud, South Asia’s premier digital platform for established and new talent with audio and video content along with a dedicated team. She also recently took on the role of Head of Operations and Content Programming for YouTube for Hungama and Special Content Creation projects for Hungama. She has over 18 years experience as a Pop Artist, Artist Manager as well as assignments with Channel [V] and Universal Music.
Senior Design Program Manager, Wearables
Stephanie directs medical and wearable technology design programs. She brings expertise in leadership, consumer product design, technology development, project management, client management, business development and manufacturing. For over a decade prior to joining Modern Edge, Stephanie was the principal of her own product design and development firm specializing in lifestyle product design, soft goods, and wearables for technology-driven start-ups. Stephanie has extensive experience in medical devices, textiles, consumer goods, and wearable technology.
Global Commercial Director
Stephen joined Guvera in 2014 as Global Commercial Director and is responsible for the development, rollout and implementation of the global commercial strategy.
Initially starting out in psychiatry and moving into business and marketing strategy, Stephen has an outstanding record driving executive level commercialisation, strategic partnerships and brand marketing communications. With twenty years’ experience in operations, marketing strategy, business development, ecommerce, digital communications and customer relationship management throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Stephen has worked within diverse highly competitive business sectors, ranging from global brands such as Motorola and 20th Century Fox, to agency strategic leadership at Mindshare and Publicis.
Stephen believes in delivering successful, tangible business results through cohesive well-managed relationships between stakeholders forged through an effective mix of strategic vision, innovation and creative thinking.
Direct Management Group
As a founding partner at Direct Management Group, Steven Jensen has utilized his years of experience as a university concert promoter, talent booking agent, and personal manager to realize his clients’ full potential. After more than four decades in the music business, artists such as Katy Perry, k.d. lang and Adam Lambert have benefited from Steven’s acumen as a thoughtful and intelligent career strategist, planner and negotiator. Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour is a hugely successful global spectacle, k.d. lang’s iconic career continues to flourish as she made her Broadway debut in 2014, and Adam Lambert has become a renowned star since stepping in as the frontman for Queen, with a Max Martin-produced solo album set for release this Summer. Jensen is partnered with Martin Kirkup and Bradford Cobb at Direct Management Group in Los Angeles.
Content Strategy & Creative Partnerships, SK-II Worldwide
Stuart leads the worldwide content strategy and digital influencer programs for billion dollar prestige brand SK-II.
Prior to this, he was a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble (P&G) for over a decade, working in healthcare and then beauty for various markets across US/Asia.
Originally from Melbourne, he spent the early part of his career as a creative director for a small boutique agency.
Stuart is a passionate champion of digital storytelling and brand collaboration, with over 15 years of experience at the cutting edge of digital marketing. He has been recognized by Marketing Magazine’s Excellence in Marketing and PR Awards multiple times for his work on content and blogger collaboration and is a guest lecturer at National University of Singapore, adtech and Google.
He is an avid experience seeker who spends as much time as he can travelling or gaming.
Director - Licensing & Business Affairs
Stuart has been working in the music industry for 20 years and brings with him a diverse collection of experiences. His previous roles vary broadly from CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association, running the Queensland Music Network, serving on the Worldwide Independent Network and holding a position on the International Honorary Committee at MIDEM for five years. He is also currently the Director of Licensing & Business Affairs for Nightlife Music, serves on the Q Music Board of Directors, is on the Steering Committee for BIGSOUND and consults to AIR as their Industry Advocacy and Government Relations Spokesperson.
Head of Sales Asia
With a career spanning over a decade in the music industry in Asia, Sylvain has an extensive knowledge of the Asian music landscape. After 5 years in Japan as Head of the French Music Export Office, Sylvain moved back to France where he kept on building bridges between Europe and Asia in artist management. Since he joined Believe Digital in early 2013, Sylvain has developed the company to achieve market-leading position in key markets in Asia. Sylvain is heading a team of 12 (and counting) music loving label managers in India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China...
Ted Cohen is Managing Partner of TAG Strategic. In an industry that’s been slow to embrace change, Ted is the exception to the stereotypical entertainment-exec rule. But, when you start out on the road with Prince, Alice Cooper & Van Halen, you’re primed for the unexpected. TAG is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing strategy, guidance, market intelligence and business development services to global firms and select start-ups. Known throughout tech & media as “part ambassador/part evangelist,” Cohen was instrumental in crafting the licensing agreements upon which Rhapsody and the iTunes Store were built. Ted received the 2013 NARM Presidential Award, previously awarded to Ahmet Ertegun, & Dick Clark, among others. Ted continually looks for the next innovative tech & his next challenge, he really loves his life.
Imago Recording Company
As one of the architects of the “British Invasion” of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Terry Ellis was responsible for guiding the careers of Jethro Tull, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Yes, Spandau Ballet, and many, many more.
Terry Ellis developed Chrysalis Records into one of the world’s most successful independently owned record companies and later became Chairman of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
He was also Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and a Board Member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). He was the founding governor of the BRIT School for the Performing Arts in London,England and has served as a director of The Metropolitan Opera Club of New York City.
Video Producer, Asia-Pacific
Tom Griggs is the Financial Times’ video producer based in Hong Kong. He covers all aspects of video news and analysis across Asia-Pacific. Tom started at the FT as production and news editor for FT Chinese in 2003, became companies correspondent in 2004 and then commissioning editor for Special Reports in 2008. He graduated with a B.A. in Modern Languages from Bristol University in 1998.
VP & Managing Director, International
After a 8-year tenure at YouTube, he recently left the company to join Victorious to lead the company's international expansion. He opened Victorious' first international offices in London and Singapore.
During his time at Google, he successfully built YouTube's music business in the Asia Pacific region as well as the content business in France and Eastern Europe.
Before joining Google in 2006, he spent seven years in the traditional media industry at Lagardere and then TimeWarner.
He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and HKUST and is also an investor and advisor to several start-ups in Asia.
CEO & Creative Director
Trevor Lai is an award-winning author, artist and CEO/Creative Director of UP Studios. Trevor published his first book at the age of 17 and has an extensive media and marketing background, including his role as host of an influential talkshow, Thoughtful China, which has featured over 200 international executives and celebrities. Trevor founded UP Studios to be a leading creator of multi-generational entertainment franchises, with animated television shows, mobile content, books and apps based on characters such as Piggy in Love and Super BOOMi. For more information, visit www.TrevorLai.com
Head - Digital Marketing
As Head of Digital Marketing, Vaasu leads integrated digital marketing at AXA Singapore to build preference for the AXA brand in today’s digital world.
Vaasu has a versatile professional background. Over the last two decades, Vaasu has conceptualized and executed large scale integrated brand communication campaigns and experiences across the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked with some of the world’s leading consumer companies. In 2000, he set up in Singapore Y&R 2.1 Asia, the first integrated online-offline agency in the Asia region.
Vaasu is also co-founder of Asia Content Marketing Association (ACMA) and a frequent speaker on the topic of Content Marketing. He is on the Board of Wharton Future of Advertising Program. As a student at Yale, Vaasu experienced the internet in its first avatar. He has since been actively preaching and practicing digital led integrated marketing.
Founder & CEO
Only Much Louder
Vijay Nair is the Founder and CEO of Only Much Louder. In 2009, Vijay was the first Indian to win the prestigious British Council International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has been identified by many publications including India Today, CNN and the National Knowledge Commission as one of the young Indian entrepreneurs to watch out for in the media and entertainment space.
Only Much Louder plays at the intersection of three elements - alternative culture, youth and brands. It focuses on reaching the youth market in India through high quality entertainment properties including music festivals, concert properties and branded content.
VP, Strategic Partnerships and Evangelist
Vince Bannon, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Evangelist of Getty Images, is responsible for global entertainment business development. Vince is a seasoned music industry veteran. He founded Concert Company Ritual (later sold to Live Nation) and was SVP of Sony Music. Vince ventured into new digital pastures in the beginning of the new century with start-up image net, later acquired by Getty Images in 2004. Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video, music and other premium content. The goal is to inspire communicators - and give them the tools to create inspiring work of their own.
Vice President - Digital, New Business & Licensing
Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd.
I am currently working as Vice President - Digital, New Business and Licensing at Universal Music and I am responsible for the overall strategy and implementation for India & SAARC region. Prior to Universal Music, I have worked with companies like Sony Music, Citibank and Titan across Sales and Marketing roles. With a Masters degree in Business Administration, my specialization is in the field of Marketing.
Head of Entertainment
Zouk Management Pte Ltd
As Head Of Entertainment of Singapore and Asia's mecca of dance music, Zouk Club, Wayne Lee has made it his lifelong mission to push the frontiers of dance music and to break new boundaries within the regional scene. His work for the club, and its annual festival, ZoukOut, has seen him booking a diverse line-up of DJs and producers from all genres of electronic music, as well as representing Singapore to speak at international conferences such as the Amsterdam Dance Event. Having come from a print publishing background, Wayne used to be the Editor-in-Chief of Singaporean nightlife digest, JUICE Magazine, and spent a decade in the media before taking on his current role in the music industry.
ASIRI - PT. Trinity Optima Production
Yonathan is the board of Indonesia Recording Industry Association. He also the Managing Director of record company Trinity Optima Production.
Recognised as the gateway to the Asian entertainment industry, the award-winning All That Matters event is a week long extravaganza celebrating the music, sports and digital industries.
All That Matters is a unique 'B2B2Fan' event, consisting of an industry conference with regional and international thought leaders sharing insights during the day via keynote interviews and panels, interspersed with live music performances and networking events in the evening.
In 2015, All That Matters brought over 1,500 executives from 32 countries to tune into 153 speakers and attend 13 networking events across the week. Take a look at our wrap report for more details.
What they call me:
Mama-san for the Marketing and Operations of our business. Rudolph and sometimes the reins to Jasper’s Santa.
What I really do:
Strive to ensure we have the right people, processes, priorities and communications in place to wholeheartedly deliver results that matter.
Watch out for:
My close protection agent, Agatha.
Setting corporate strategy and steering the ship.
Coordinate maternity leave.
"No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep".
In service for everything that relates to design & creative, come to me and I'll give you a solution.
Ensure anything people give me turns out to be pretty.
Lu or Bezza
Part of the money making machine when it comes to things that matter
Finding the best happy hour spots in town
New business and sponsorship opportunities.
Keeping it simple, Nat
Co-ordinate the suite of Branded’s global projects.
Paddle - the greater the distance the bigger the challenge.
Support in event production elements
The girl with crazy hair colour
I work with an awesome team to put on 3 crazy nights of new music.
The above and then some.
Anything Artist Relations / Festival Relations.
Ensure we deliver it & a bit for our YouTube FanFest partners and keep them coming back for more
Mastermind the execution of FanFest partnership collaborations + turn the value volume up loud
My big earring days - I mean business!
Anything other than sales.
Anything Jasper doesn’t want to do.
The longest service staff and a new mommy at Branded.
Invoice and payment.
Toe-Knee (or The American).
Design Music Matters program and secure panel and keynote speakers.
“Don’t ask, don’t get.”
Program and Speakers.