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Sunday, May 5


Be First with SoundCloud
As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is the first place creators and listeners go to share and discover what’s new, now and next in music culture.

Led by members of SoundCloud’s Music, Artist Relations and Label Services team, join SoundCloud for an update on recent news and announcements, and the latest on the tools, stats and features available to partners and creators on the platform.


Roberto Caiaffa

Head of Artist & Label Relations (East Coast), SoundCloud
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Lisa Ellis

Global Head of Music, Artist Relations & Label Services, SoundCloud
Lisa Ellis is the Global Head of Music, Artist Relations, and Label Services at SoundCloud. In her role, Ellis leads the platform’s global artist and label services teams, and is responsible for its relationships with the global creative community of artists, managers, and labels... Read More →
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Marisa Jeffries

Sr. Manager of Major Label Services, SoundCloud
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Tricia Tranquillo

Sr. Manager of Major Label Services, SoundCloud

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Symphony ABC


Amazon Music Artist Case Study
Amazon Music works with creators and their teams in a variety of ways to support emerging and developing artists. Join team members from artist relations, programming and voice to learn how you can utilize Amazon Music’s tools, across marketing and distribution, to programming and custom voice utterances powered by Alexa.

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Emily Cohen

Country Music Curator, Amazon Music
Emily Cohen is the Country Music Curator for Amazon Music. Cohen developed the global playlist, “Country Heat,” which launched in April 2018 and has become instrumental in growing the Country, Folk, Americana and Christian music audiences across Amazon Music. Prior to this role... Read More →
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Chris Graham

Senior Artist Relations Manager, Amazon Music
Chris Graham is the Senior Artists Relations Manager for Amazon Music. In this role, Graham has continued the development of Amazon Music Originals, which include hundreds of playlists, albums and singles by artists across various genres, and has become instrumental in growing the... Read More →
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Michelle Riggen-Ransom

Voice Programming Manager, Amazon Music
Michelle Riggen-Ransom is the Voice Programming Manager for Amazon Music. She joined the Amazon Music team in early 2019 to help ensure customers can hear their favorite songs and discover new music on Alexa. Prior to joining Amazon Music, Riggen-Ransom was one of the original writers... Read More →

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Symphony DEF


YouTube Music: How to Make the Most of YouTube (as an Artist or Label)
In this hour-long deep-dive, YouTube will take the audience through best practices for artists and labels using the platform to increase their views, grow their fanbases, and make more money. We will highlight our most exciting new offerings like Premieres, show you examples of artists taking full advantage of YouTube, and highlight ways you can do it too.

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Margaret Hart

Manager, Artist & Label Relations, Google/YouTube
Margaret Hart is the Manager of Artist and Label Relations at the YouTube Music team in Nashville. In this role, Hart specializes in the best practices and optimization for labels on YouTube. She previously worked in digital media and distribution at William Morris Endeavor.
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Erica Fosse

Strategic Partner Manager, YouTube Creator & Artist Development, YouTube
Erica Fosse is the Strategic Partner Manager of YouTube Creator & Artist Development for Youtube. Fosse helps artists, bands, and their teams optimize their presence on YouTube through audience growth best practices, content strategy, and new product activation. She is also well-versed... Read More →

Mahlet Seyoum

Global Music Strategist, YouTube

Sunday May 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Symphony ABC


Spotify Masterclass
Spotify will present a look at how it’s evolving — from new formats and playlists, to tools artists and their teams can use to understand and engage their fans. Whether you’re an artist, manager, songwriter, publisher, label or distributor, come learn about strategies for growing your business with Spotify.

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J.J. Italiano

Head of Music Culture & Editorial, North America, Spotify
J.J. Italiano is Head of Music Culture and Editorial North America at Spotify, overseeing many functions of the company's playlist ecosystem in the US and Canada. Prior to working at Spotify, Italiano worked as an artist manager for a number of independent artists.
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Charleton Lamb

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Spotify
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Miles Lennon

Director of Product, Creator, Spotify
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Jen Masset

Head of Independent Label Support, Spotify
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Sam Yeh

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Creator, Spotify

Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Symphony DEF


Apple Music Workshop
Apple Music has lined up another great workshop for Music Biz 2019. Please join our business and operations teams to gain valuable insight into the inner workings of our market-leading music service. In this session, we will provide a general update on the strong growth of our business, a rich overview on our freshly expanded playlist ecosystem, a look at all of the incredible programming on Beats 1, our worldwide, always-on radio platform. Furthermore, we will take a close look at the role of lyrics in driving engagement; MusicKit, our software developer kit for delivering powerful Apple Music functionality to the web and mobile; a review of our artist analytics platform, Apple Music for Artists; and important changes being made to our metadata.


Jill Harwell

Sr. Manager, Apple Media Products, Apple Inc

Natasha Lynch

Global Lead of Music, Beats 1

Bryce McLaughlin

Manager, Music Insights and Analytics, Apple Music

Steve Savoca

East Coast Head of Music/Board Member, Apple Music/Music Business Association

Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Symphony ABC