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Isabel Dacheux is the founder and CEO of Scherzo Production, a publishing, music and concert production agency founded in 1994. She is the founder and head of Fédération EIFEIL, a group of independent music publishers in France.
She is, as well, co-founder and head of EditA, the French music publishing event.
"CréaMusic" is a digital platform that allows independent labels and publishers to expose their work to the players in the markets of synchronization and 'music for image', throughout the world (advertising, TV, cinema ...).
This platform is powered by EIFEIL members' catalogs, highlighted by thematic playlists, constantly renewed and widely disseminated through newsletters, press releases ...
As the first shared solution dedicated to synchronization markets, "CréaMusic" allows the promotion of a vast diversity of musical creation.It is an essential and necessary support tool for the use of music broadcasting in the digital age for a large number of independents, and a new source of income in a changing landscape.
Zhang Fengyan, associated professor of Faculty of Music and Recording Art in CommunicationUniversity of China. She studied Music Industry in Northeastern University in Boston and gave lectures concerning the Chinese Music Industry at the University of Edinburgh, Peking University, DrexelUniversity, Columbia College Chicago and other universities. She undertook many music industry projects on a national level in China including academic papers, special annual reports and analysys of the music industry, copyright laws and digital market. As an expert she gives key note speeches,takes part in panel discussions and has published articles in the media. She is also a member of advisory committee of the Internet industry research base and the Korean copyright Commission, a research consultant for Tencent Research Insititute and a research consultant for the music industry of Sichuan Cultural and Creative Industry Research institute.
Xenia Iwaszko is
Director of International Trade at IFPI, the music industry trade body, representing the interests of companies such as Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music and 1,300+ independents globally. She works with the music sector and governments to optimize the regulatory environment for trade and investment in music production and services in some 60 jurisdictions around the world.
Xenia was admitted to the bar in New York and in England and Wales, and prior to joining IFPI, she was a litigation associate with Covington LLP in Brussels.
Will Hughes has been involved in the music industry for 10 years. He has had a successful career as a professional bass guitarist and double bassist. Career highlights include supporting Tom Jones on tour and Carole King at Hyde Park. He was also regularly seen in the studio mixing tracks and sound designing for Dolby 5.1 & 8.1 sound diffusions. Since then he has worked at Independent record labels as a Label manager releasing countless eps, singles and albums. Just before joining Songtradr he was International Sync & Licensing manager at the UK's longest running independent media licensing firm. Now a part of Songtradr's global team as UK Sync & Licensing manager, Will comes with a wealth of knowledge on genre, catalogue monetization, digital distribution, record labels, music publishing, sync, and licensing.Will is passionate about all music and its ever-growing importance in modern media. He always has a pair of headphones on him if you want to turn him onto something new.
Lewis Gardiner is a producer and songwriter who’s signed to Kobalt Music Publishing. He’s currently working with or has cuts with a host of Major label and independent artists such as Call Me Loop (Infinite Future) / Dusky Grey (Warner) / Gabriella Vixen / Folly Rae (Black Butter) / Richard Judge / Matt Terry (RCA) / Clara Mae (Big Beat Records) / KLOE / Lilly Ahlberg (Polydor) / Sody (Relentless) / Jamie Miller (Atlantic) / AWA (Sony) / Robin Stjernberg (Warner) / Prides / Rose Gray (Various Artists).
Paul Whalley is a producer and songwriter who’s signed to Notting Hill Music Publishing. He’s currently working with or has cuts with a host of Major label and independent artists such as James Smith (Virgin EMI) / Arlissa (Virgin EMI) / Nina Nesbitt / KStewart / NAO (RCA) / Jess Glynne (Atlantic) / Nathan Sykes / Zach Said (Insanity) / Cher Lloyd / Dusky Grey (Warner) / Folly Rae (Black Butter) / Sody (Relentless) / Leo Stannard (Black Butter) / Azusena (Fiction) / Lilly Ahlberg (Polydor) / Andreya Triana / Twinnie (BMG) / HRVY (Virgin EMI) / Wretch 32 (Polydor) / Richard Judge / AWA (Sony). Paul has spent many years touring with artists including Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding.
Tom Hollings from KNOXA is a producer, songwriter and artist signed to Ultra/Sony & BMG Publishing. He’s currently working with or has cuts with a host of Major label and independent artists such as Mullally (Atlantic) / Georgia Ku (Atlantic) / Zak Abel (Atlantic) / James Smith (Virgin EMI) / Dusky Grey (Warner) / L Devine (Warner) / Kideko (Sony) / Folly Rae (Black Butter) / Sody (Relentless) / Alice Chater (Virgin EMI) / Fleur East / Etham (Virgin EMI) / George Kwali (Insanity) / Leo Stannard (Black Butter) / Karen Harding (Capitol) / Richard Judge / Tough Love (Island) / Hugel (Warner) / Arlissa (Virgin EMI) / Andreya Triana / Samantha Jade (Sony) / Arjun (Island).
Will Blake is a music manager managing some of the top UK producers, songwriters and artists such as Sky Adams, Danny Shah, Paul Whalley, Knoxa, Amber Van Day, Lewis Gardiner, Filly, Aidan Martin and more. Will has been in the industry for over 10 years, previously working as a concert promoter at SJM Concerts and Live Nation launching acts such as Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, Emeli Sande, Frank Ocean and many more.
Neill Dixon, President, Canadian Music Week
There are those who make music — and there are those who make music happen.
Neill Dixon, who heads Canadian Music Week, has a 45-year history in Canada’s music industry, and has played a significant role in its growth and international development.
After graduating from College in London, England, he came to Toronto in 1967, and spent three years at the tail-end of the folk music “boom” running Grumbles, a coffee house that featured major Folk names of the day.
Dixon moved briefly into the record business taking on the role of Regional Promotion Manager at RCA Records before becoming VP of National Promotion. His path soon changed to management, working with artists as varied as Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, Triumph and Long John Baldry before turning his focus to his new startup Solid Gold Records, an independent label that garnered 27 gold and platinum records in less than five years.
Neill launched Canadian Music Week in 1983 since then it has become the most important single event in this country’s music industry. The event is longest running Conference /Festival in North America.
In recent years Neill has introduced a number of Canadian Awards shows, a film festival, the Canadian International Comedy Fest and new talent Searches. Neill has also put his extensive world-wide database to good use by passionately promoting Canada’s best export ready artists and built CMW’s importance as an export development engine. As Neill puts it “It is our mission to build bridges of trade and culture between Canada and the world.”
Jeff Beaulieu is Montreal’s Your Favorite Enemies guitarist, Hopeful Tragedy Records owner, Upper Room Church Studio co-owner and non-profit Rock’N’Rights founder. Since YFE’s creation in 2006, influenced by the likes of Ian MacKaye (Fugazi/Dischord) and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion/Epitaph), Beaulieu based his career and social involvement on a DIY ethos and community values. His vision led YFE to not only become an international act, a Juno nominee band and spokespeople for Amnesty International, but also pioneers of online live concert broadcast, direct-to-fan merch and fan club services. His unique interpretation of today’s entertainment business makes him a most appreciated speaker, debater, and mentor.
Michael A. Perlmutter
Music Supervisor, owner
Michael has placed thousands of songs in TV shows, films and documentaries, seen and heard around the world. Michael has been working in the music/film/TV industries for 20+ years.
Select TV credits include: The Handmaid’s Tale, Ten Days In The Valley, Into The Badlands, Houdini & Doyle, Mary Kills People, Degrassi, Private Eyes, Beauty and The Beast, Cracked, Haven, The LA Complex, Vikings, Penny Dreadful.
Select Film credits: Firecrackers (world premiere @ TIFF, 2018), Arbitrage (Richard Gere), Little Italy (Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts, Danny Aiello), Love Jacked (Amber Stevens West, Omar Epps) The Other Half (Tatiana Maslany), Kiss & Cry (Sarah Fisher), Across The Line (Stephan James), The Colony (Laurence Fishburne), A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (Harvey Keitel)
Select Special Projects: Highlight reels for CTV’s Olympic Broadcasts (Vancouver and London), curating the Canadian Music Café during The Toronto International Film Festival and licensing + administration for The National Music Centre in Calgary.
He has been asked to moderate and speak on panels around the world: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Miami, New York, Cannes, Calgary, Halifax, Toronto.
Michael is the president of The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada.
In November of 2014, Ms Benjamin assumed the position of first-ever Executive Director of Music Canada Live, the voice of Canada’s Live Music Industry, after serving as the Canadian Arts Presenting Associations’ (CAPACOA) Executive Director for six and a half years. She had formerly joined CAPACOA after eight years as the first Executive Director at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF, now known as Folk Music Ontario) which followed a decade-long career as a touring and recording singer/songwriter.
She brings a strong vision for the live music sector that focuses on relationship building, networking, out-reach and strategic advocacy – built on her keen understanding of Canada’s touring networks. Throughout her career she has lead a variety of major sector initiatives including the creation of “Hear the Beat: The Economic Impact of Live Music in British Columbia” (May 2018), “The Vision for Ontario’s Live Music Industry” (April 2018), “Striking a New A-Chord: Recommendations for the Growth and Development of Canada’s East Live Music Industry” (2017), the inaugural Canadian Live Music Industry Awards (CMW, 2015), “Live Music Measures Up” (Music Canada, 2015), and CAPACOA’s “The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada” (2013).
Erin grew up in Toronto, attended Concordia University in Montreal where she graduated with a Fine Arts degree (theatre), and has made Ottawa her home since 2003. She has served on a variety of non-profit Boards including the East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International, the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and MFM (Music and Film In Motion, in Sudbury).
Currently Erin serves as the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports’ Co-Chair of the Ontario Live Music Working Group, the Ontario Media Development Corporations Music Industry Advisory Committee and is a board member the Unison Benevolent Fund, MEGAPHONO and the Ottawa Blues Festival. She has also served on the Ottawa Music Cities task force and the 105th Grey Cup Festival programming committee. Recently she enjoyed roles as both the Vice-Chair of the 2017 Ottawa Juno Host Committee and Co-Chair of Canadian Music Week 2017.
She lives in a vibrant downtown Ottawa neighbourhood with her awesome kids, son Oliver and daughter Toby.
Shana de Cartier
In 2000, Shauna de Cartier founded Six Shooter Records, a record label and artist management company based in Toronto. Maintaining a steadfast commitment to fostering artistic excellence, Six Shooter has released more than 100 albums by artists such as The Strumbellas, Whitehorse, Tanya Tagaq and others. Additionally, Shauna has produced ten music festivals called The Interstellar Rodeo, headlined by artists such as Beck, Alabama Shakes, Sarah McLachlan, and many more.
Shauna also plays an active role in the industry. She is the Past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), and sits on the Board of Directors of the Radio Starmaker Fund.
Shauna lives by the Six Shooter motto that “Life is Too Short to Listen to Shitty Music.”
Vincent Degiorgio’s career reads like a journey around the world of the music industry with no set destination.
He is the president and founder of Chapter 2 Productions Inc., which houses the publishing entities CYMBA Music Publishing, InterCym Music and The Billy Ray Louis Music Publishing Company. In his former role as Vice-President of International A&R at RCA, Degiorgio was responsible for signing NSYNC in the US and is the owner and operator of the oldest dance music label in English speaking Canada, Power Records Inc., further cementing his place as one of Canada’s music industry stalwarts.
Degiorgio’s passion has always been a great song, and his formation of CYMBA Music Publishing is what he calls 'a determined defiance to conventional publishing'. CYMBA, an acronym for 'Crushing Your Music Business Apathy' houses a unique, boutique roster of some of Canada's most creative and artful professionals, with a roster that includes platinum songwriter Davor Vulama, award winning singer/songwriter Dennis Ellsworth, EDM topliner and pop vocalist Amy Kirkpatrick, hip hop master tracksmaster B. Morales and the catalogue of the prolific Juno nominated producer, Ari Rhodes. To date, Cymba has secured over 150 synch licenses. Cymba’s newest addition is soulful songstress Reeny Smith.
Vincent’s own collaborations has been recorded in 14 different languages in innumerable countries around the world. Ranging from Canada all the way to Korea, Sweden and South Africa, he has amassed sales have in the millions of units. He has written for international superstars including both of Caro Emerald's blockbuster debut album 'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor', and # 1 follow up album, “The Shocking Miss Emerald”. “Deleted Scenes” is the longest running # 1 album in the history of the Netherlands, remaining on the album chart for over 100 weeks.
He is currently in his second term as chair of Canadian Music Publishers Association, and is a board member on the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Scilla Hess is an award-winning pop and jazz influenced artist. Originally from Switzerland, she has been in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. She currently is in the Swiss national final of the “Eurovision Song Contest” with her song “Playground”. She already was a national Eurovision finalist in 2010 and she appeared on various major network TV shows like “Switzerland’s Got Talent”. She represented Switzerland at the New European Songbook and performed at the Edinburgh International Festival which was televised by BBC Arts. Her songs have been licensed on Netflix movies and she recently wrote a song that has been sung by Elhaida Dani winner of “The Voice Of Italy”.
Arielle Fischer is Spotify's Artist & Label Marketing Manager for Poland. Her day-to-day involves communicating with artists, managers, labels and distributors from Poland, in order to support their music and promotional activities. She also provides help in understanding the tools available on Spotify to reach new and existing audiences.
Associated with the music industry for 15 years. In recent years, she has been focused on marketing and digital distribution of music. Currently, she cooperates with Kayax's label and management as Head of Marketing and formerly Digital Marketing Manager. Promoter of electronic music, she started professional career as a booker of Polish and foreign artists, promoter of many club nights and music events, for years she managed the leading Polish DJ and producer - Angelo Mike.
She is fascinated by new media and technological innovations. In addition to her professional work, she is a PhD student and she writes a doctoral dissertation at the Kozminski University in the field of new business models of the phonographic industry in the digital era in Poland.
More at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katarzyna-czechowska
Związana z branżą muzyczną od 15 lat. W ostatnich latach zajmuje się głównie marketingiem i dystrybucją cyfrową muzyki. Obecnie współpracuje z wytwórnią i managementem Kayax na stanowisku Head of Marketing a poprzednio Digital Marketing Manager. Promotorka muzyki elektronicznej, zaczynała jako booker polskich i zagranicznych artystów, organizatorka wielu imprez klubowych i eventów muzycznych, przez lata prowadziła management czołowego polskiego DJa i producenta Angelo Mike.
Fascynują ją nowe media i nowinki technologiczne. Poza pracą zawodową, realizuje się akademicko i pisze pracę doktorską na Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego z zakresu nowych modeli biznesowych branży fonograficznej w erze cyfryzacji w Polsce.
Więcej na: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katarzyna-czechowska
Aktywista i promotor polskiej muzyki elektronicznej, działający w branży od ponad 20 lat, producent muzyczny i wiodący polski artysta, mający na swoim koncie wiele tytułów najlepszego DJ-a w Polsce oraz inne wyróżnienia. Organizator wielu wydarzeń muzycznych i nocy klubowych w Polsce. Jeden z pierwszych polskich artystów, regularnie występujący poza granicami Polski, posiadający rozległe kontakty na światowej scenie muzycznej przez lata zdobywający sobie jej uznanie.
The activist and promoter of Polish electronic music, working in the music industry for over 20 years, a music producer and a leading Polish artist with many titles of the best DJ in Poland and other distinctions. Promoter of many music events and club nights in Poland. One of the first Polish artists, regularly performing outside of Poland, with extensive contacts in the global music scene and for years gaining the worldwide recognition.
Anna Wójcik jest senior account managerem w LifeTube - największej sieci YouTube w Polsce i agencji influencer marketingu.
Anna rozwija w LifeTube dział muzyczny i jest managerką twórców z tej kategorii - realizuje kompleksowe kampanie z markami, doradza w zakresie budowania społeczności i wizerunku w sieci oraz dba o rozwój oferty muzycznej LifeTube. Z branżą muzyczną i marketingiem związana jest już od studiów. Doświadczenie zdobywała pracując w wytwórni Prosto - przy marketingu premier muzycznych, produkcji teledysków, zarządzaniu projektami wydawniczymi oraz rozwijając kanały social mediowe tej oficyny. Stworzyła od zera kanał ProstoTV, który był pierwszym monetyzowanym kanałem muzycznym w Polsce, a także pierwszym w tej kategorii, który przekroczył milion subskrybentów. Wydawała albumy takich artystów jak Sokół, KęKę czy VNM.
Jej drugą pasją po muzyce jest sport: od amatorskiego narciarstwa, przez lokalne rozgrywki koszykówki, po mistrzostwa świata w piłce nożnej.
Maria Dudek - Uczestniczy w przemyśle muzycznym od najmłodszych lat. Wcześniej zajmowała się sceną klubową oraz projektami promującymi ciężkie brzmienia. Obecnie jest koordynatorem nowego projektu My Name Is New sygnowanego przez Kayax. Interesuje się sztuką nowoczesną, malarstwem impresjonistycznym oraz muzyką.
Dyrektor muzyczny najpopularniejszej polskiej rozgłośni radiowej – RMF FM. Związany z RMF FM od 1997, pracował jako dziennikarz lokalny, dziennikarz muzyczny, producent, wydawca programów, DJ. Od 2004 pełni funkcję dyrektora muzycznego rozgłośni. Nadzoruje też polityką muzyczną RMF Maxxx, RMF Classic oraz internetowych stacji na platformie RMFon.
Greg Przygocki - Kanadyjczyk polskiego pochodzenia, od ponad trzech dekad jest aktywnie związany ze światowym przemysłem muzycznym. W swojej karierze kierował kanadyjskimi sklepami płytowymi, organizował sieci dystrybucyjne, prowadził także wytwórnie płytowe. Przez wiele lat był dyrektorem generalnym firmy Naxos of Canada. Prowadził kampanie promocyjne takich artystów jak Adele, Carla Bruni, Pink Martini, Vampire Weekend, The National, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Silver Creek Folk.
Organizował i promował koncerty w Ameryce Północnej, Azji i Europie. Jest doradcą kilku firm fonograficznych (m.in. Analekta).Od kilku lat zajmuje się także prowadzeniem artystów jako menedżer (m.in. booking manager Pianohooligana na rynki zagraniczne).
Daniel Wyszogrodzki - Autor, tłumacz, dziennikarz muzyczny. Wykładowca Akademii Teatralnej w Warszawie (historia muzyki popularnej i historia musicalu). W latach 2007-2015 kierownik literacki Teatru Muzycznego ROMA.
Przetłumaczył na scenę wiele klasycznych musicali, m.in. „Koty” i „Mamma Mia!”.Autor książki „Satysfakcja – The Rolling Stones” (sześć wydań) i poetyckich przekładów książek Leonarda Cohena, m.in. „Płomień” (2018). Redaktor serii "Swiecie nasz - wszystkie nagrania Marka Grechuty" (15 CD, Fryderyk 2001).Doktorant Instytutu Badań Literackich PAN.