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Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music [clear filter]
Monday, May 6


Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: A Pan-European Look at Music
3 – 3:30 PM       Top Trends Driving Global Music Consumption
The globalization of music is real. With people around the world connected to the internet, streaming services are making music more accessible than ever before. In this session, Nielsen will present the top streaming trends impacting music consumption, the top 10 music markets in the world and the distinct characteristics of each, as well as spotlight the highest growth markets by revenue. Nielsen will also share its analysis on the top 200 globally streamed songs by genre and the countries that possess the power to propel songs to international stardom.  

Scott Ryan, Gracenote

3:35 – 4:45 PM    The New Frontier of Digital Licensing in the Pan-European Market
While the industry continues to evolve with the growth in streaming due to large digital music platforms, it’s important to think about business in a global marketplace, rather than on a national basis. It’s also a critical time to evaluate the next frontier of digital licensing while maximizing the value of copyright and leveraging the tools that exist to discover every revenue source.

This panel will discuss the cultural and technological barriers as well as potential solutions. The panel will also drive a conversation about simplifying the online licensing process—while identifying platforms that will maximize efficiency and the need for multiple license types in multiple territories.

Does the large amount of data/music consumption in the digital landscape drive transparency and enhanced efficiency in the licensing process? Will artists and songwriters collect accurate royalty payments? Are publishers losing money in Europe? These are just a few of the questions that can kick off a productive conversation.

Sam Kling, SESAC

Teri Nelson Carpenter, Reel Muzik Werks LLC
Sebastian Spring, Mint Digital Services

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Sam Kling

Senior VP of Creative Operations, SESAC
Sam Kling is SVP of Creative Operations for SESAC Holdings, a performing rights organization. Kling oversees the company’s growth strategies for artist affiliations, music publishers and new business opportunities within the creative community. He also manages the Creative Services... Read More →

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Teri Nelson Carpenter

President & CEO, ReelMusikWerks
Teri Nelson Carpenter is President and CEO of Reel Muzik Werks LLC (RMW), a full-service music rights management company that specializes in Global Writer/Publisher Administration, Licensing & Clearance, and Music Supervision for all media. RMW also includes the management of performance... Read More →
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Scott Ryan

Global VP Music, Nielsen / Gracenote
Scott leads the global market development and business for the music verticals for Nielsen Entertainment Music and Gracenote.
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Sebastian Spring

Development Director, Mint Digital Services
Sebastian Spring is Head of Publisher Affairs for Mint Digital Services, a leading Swiss collection society that is a joint venture between SESAC and SUISA. Mint is the first transatlantic collaboration between organizations that represent musical works on behalf of publishers and... Read More →

Monday May 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Symphony EF
Tuesday, May 7


Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: Continued Expansion of the Latin Music Market
 2 – 2:35 PM   The Evolution of Latin Music Fans: Why They’re the Ultimate Consumers
As early adopters of technology from mobile devices to streaming services, Latin music fans often serve as a barometer for emerging consumption trends. Join Nielsen Music as they profile modern day Latin music fans and their listening habits in the U.S. This presentation will provide a deep dive into their purchase behaviors and explore how technology and social media access are making this important demographic an “X factor” for the music industry.

David Bakula, Nielsen Music

2:40 – 3:15 PM  Collaborations and Technologies: Pushing Latin to the Mainstream
First was 'Bailando” Enrique Iglesias, then "El perdón" with Nicky Jam, and then “Despacito.” Now, consumer demand for Latin music and the growth of streaming have pushed Latin music to the verge of mainstream. Over recent years, Latin music began to change musically and lyrically, becoming more urban and more universal. The genre has seen collaborations between more traditional artists and Latin Urban artists that are reaching greater audiences. Couple this new DIY infrastructure — highly innovative digital instruments and production tools, accessibility to cloud-based recording and mastering capabilities — with the fact that Latin America is by far the fastest growing music market in the world, and this year we will see the emergence of new global artists from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and surrounding countries. Join us as we showcase a few examples of successful collaborations which helped artists rise to stardom in the Latin music market.

Dennis Murcia, Tropisounds

3:20 – 4 PM     Driving Fan Engagement and Consumption of the Expanding Latin Music Genre
Latin music has grown into a global phenomenon. Serving a generation that first connected with mobile devices, streaming has become the predominant way these fans consume music. We will examine how some of the most popular artists have used the new consumption model to build a global audience.

This panel will cover topics including growing a streaming-centric audience, using content to fuel word-of-mouth conversations, targeting your most engaged and influential followers, and using data to guide iterative decision making in direct-to-fan marketing.

Murray Stall, FanMail Marketing

Paris Cabezas, InnerCat Music Group
Yara Nahas, MelodyVR
Ed Rivadavia, Sony Music Nashville

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Dennis Murcia

Global Buisness Development / A&R, Tropisounds/Codiscos
Dennis Murcia oversees the Global Business and A&R strategies for Tropisounds/Codiscos, a leading Latin American entertainment company specializing in recorded music. In this role, Murcia drives monetization opportunities for the label and its artists, including Nicky Jam and Wolfine... Read More →
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Murray Stall

Managing Director, FanMail Marketing
Murray Stall is Managing Director of FanMail Marketing, a marketing and advertising agency that focuses on fan relationship management through software tools and services. He heads a team of direct-to-fan marketing professionals in delivering industry-leading fan experiences for the... Read More →

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David Bakula

SVP of Global Product Leadership & Industry Insights, Nielsen Music
David Bakula is the SVP of Global Product Leadership & Industry Insights for Nielsen Music, where he oversees Nielsen’s global music industry analytics, product development, label and major brand relationships in the U.S. and Canada, and drives the overall research and product development... Read More →
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Paris Cabezas

Managing Partner & Business Affairs, InnerCat Music Group
Paris Cabezas is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of InnerCat Music Group, a full service digital distribution and marketing company empowering independent artists. A strong proponent of artists' rights and independence, he has been at the forefront of both developing and discovering... Read More →
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Yara Nahas

VP of Content, MelodyVR
Yara Nahas is VP of Content at MelodyVR, a virtual reality music platform created to bring artists and fans closer together. MelodyVR has signed first-of-their-kind agreements with Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Big Machine, and Roc Nation, and... Read More →
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Ed Rivadavia

VP of Digital Strategy, Sony Music Nashville
Ed Rivadavia is the VP of Digital Strategy at Sony Music Nashville, where he is responsible for guiding the company’s overall digital strategy, including new technology, social media, CRM, D2C, online advertising, and other web and mobile properties. Previously based in New York... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Symphony D
Wednesday, May 8


Beyond Borders Powered by Nielsen Music: Exploring China and India
12 – 12:25 PM   India Spotlight: Understanding Listening Behaviors and Local Market Dynamics

India is a vibrant and complex music market experiencing massive growth driven by local listeners as well as fans around the globe.  The market is driven by a close relationship to the Bollywood film industry and the unique need to cater to 22 official languages which creates variances in music popularity by region. This presentation by Nielsen will provide new insight into the Indian music market, the composition of the country’s listeners and their behaviors relating to streaming music and video.

Helena Kosinski, Nielsen Music

12:25 – 1:45 PM Exploring the Innovative Advances of China and India
As of May 2019, the world's three most populous countries are the United States with 330 million people, India with 1,346 million people, and China with 1,397 million people. From advanced space programs and important movie production hubs to their own ecommerce and content streaming platforms, these innovative countries offer artists and rights-holders much more than just scale. The HUGE scale (over 35% of the world’s population is in China and India) can be distracting… both markets have strong culture and arts tradition, as well as very competitive marketplaces. Both with their own specializations, selling music into these countries requires research and insights. Chinese and Indian leadership is increasingly visible, with the goal that innovations will drive their music and business exports to success around the world. Two experts will share their own personal overviews of their home markets and their national music businesses.

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt, Int’l Music Managers Forum (IMMF)

Tarsame Mittal, TM Talent Management
Andy Ng, Tencent

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Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt

Policy Advisor, IMMF
✉ jakebn@gmail.com Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt advises The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) on copyright and new business models. IMMF is an organisation that brings together artist and artist representative associations from 50 countries, for networking, sharing, and discussion... Read More →

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Helena Kosinski

VP, Global, Nielsen Music
Helena Kosinski leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business.  For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted  resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and... 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 →
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Andy Ng

Group Vice President, Tencent
Andy Ng is Group VP at Tencent, a multinational investment holding conglomerate. He is responsible for Tencent Music’s copyright management and digital music marketing. He currently oversees all business affairs in global licensing, managing PR and promotional activities. Prior... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Symphony AB