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Wednesday, May 8 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Managing the Artist in 2020

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Presented by Music Managers Forum (MMF-US), Moderated by Neeta Ragoowansi, MMF-US


New landscapes in the music industry are changing the flow and sources of revenue streams, brand strategies, social media and streaming marketing approaches… and pretty much everything else. How do managers approach building growth strategy for their artists and their own businesses and careers? How do they find the most innovative metadata, publishing and payment tools? How do they uncover new ground, new revenue streams, new promotional and marketing outlets? What right now is showing the most beneficial for their artists? What do they think will in the near future? Now that there are more distribution options casting a wider net, is the pie getting bigger and if so, what’s being done to rightfully claim an artist’s fair share? What are managers doing as a community to acquire and share resources, and to get better deals, better opportunities and better terms for their artists? What are the crucial points to stay on top of for the modern manager going forward? How does a manager approach working with new artists vs maintaining success and growing the current stable of artists on their roster?


This panel will engage in a discussion with a diverse group of managers and tap into their current approaches, analyzing strategies in these various areas balanced against their artists’ creative paths. They’ll also explore the concepts of building coalitions to strengthen the artists negotiating power, advocacy considerations, and best practices to build further success.


Moderators
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs/Board Member, NPREX/MMF-US
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →

Speakers
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Adina Friedman

Co-Head of Management Team, Friends at Work
Adina Friedman is Co-President of the management team at Friends at Work, the management company which she helped launch in 2015 that is now home to John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Raphael Saadiq, and RuthAnne. Prior to helping found Friends at Work, Friedman worked for Atom Factory... Read More →
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Tarsame Mittal

Founder, TM Talent Management
Tarsame Mittal is Founder of TM Talent Management, a music talent management organization in the Indian music industry that currently manages over 23 talents from the Bollywood playback and live entertainment industry. These talents include Arijit Singh, Vishal & Shekhar, Sukhwinder... Read More →
avatar for Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

President, Maverick Music
Greg Thompson, a 25-year veteran of the music business, is the President of Maverick Music, a management conglomerate that supports an impressive artist roster. In his role, he helps to synergize talent and managers, in addition to expanding the company’s roster. Thompson has worked... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Symphony D

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