Friday, April 25, 2008

MUSEXPO: "United Nations of Music and Media" begins today

MUSEXPO, the United Nations of Music and Media, kicks off today in Hollywood. This conference is more international in scope than any of the other music conferences, with a specific focus on building music relationships globally. Once again, if you answer my question posted on LinkedIn, you can be seen in Hollywood — the best questions posted for music industry author Bob Lefsetz will be included in his interview Wednesday afternoon.

Ask Bob Lefsetz a question on LinkedIn and be featured at MUSEXPO 2008.

Beyond the Lefsetz interview, there are tons of excellent panels and great bands playing each night, as well as the chance to network with hundreds of music industry professionals worldwide. Read up on the list of panelists below at
MUSEXPO's website, or click on the names below to see their LinkedIn profiles.

Jens-Markus Wegener
AMV Talpa G.m.b.H.

Rob McDermott
President, Collective Music Group

Justin Shukat
Founder/General Manager, Primary Wave Music Publishing

Chris Dorne
VP/Director of Production, connectivetissue, MediaVest USA

Frank Takeshita
Executive GM, Creativeman Productions

Robert N. Peirce
British Consul General, Los Angeles

Rachna Bahsin
VP Business Development, Dell-ZING

Jason Sausto
President, Onkyo China

David Pakman
President/CEO, eMusic

Oum Pradutt
Managing Director, Phase 1 Events & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Nathalie Schwarz
New Business and Corporate Development Director, Channel 4 (UK)

Ian Rodgers
VP Video & Media Applications, Yahoo!

Jimmy Steal
VP Programming, Emmis Radio Properties

Kenny Gates
Co-Founder/Co-President, [PIAS] Entertainment Group

Simon Renshaw
President/CEO, Strategic Artist Management

Martin Kierszenbaum
Sr. VP A&R/Head of International, Interscop Geffen A&M
President, Cherrytree Records

Dan Diamond
VP, NCM Fathom

Lindsay Fellows
Sr. VP/Executive in Charge of Music, Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions

Jimi Wang
General Manager, Rongxi Entertainment Media Compnany Ltd.

Carter Armstrong
VP of Music, Warner Brothers Pictures

Savio D'Souza
Secretary General, Indian Music Industry

Gary Arnold
Sr. VP Entertainment, Best Buy

Harvey Goldsmith
Founder, Harvey Goldsmith Presents

Mark Strippel
Head of Music, BBC Asian Network

Ralph Peer, II
Chairman/CEO, peermusic

Nick Gatfield
President, Island Records Group

Marianne Goode
VP Music, Lifetime Television/Lifetime Entertainment Services

Andrew Phillips
Media Consultant

Steven Stewart
Senior Manager, Nokia Music

Ron Broitman
Sr. VP Film, Advertising & Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Geoff Boucher
Feature Writer, Los Angeles Times

Atul Churamani
VP A&R, Publishing & New Media, Saregama India Ltd.

John Anderson
Hunnypot Unlimited

Andy Gould

Gary Chen
Co-Chairman/CEO, Orca Digital Inc. (

Kenny MacPherson
President/Senior Executive, Chrysalis Music North America

Seymour Stein
Chairman, Sire Records Group

John Watson
President, John Watson Management and President, Elven: a music company

John Alexander
Sr. VP Creative Affairs/Membership US, ASCAP

David Vodicka
Managing Director, Rubber Records and Rubber Music Publishing

Jackie Subeck
President, Entertainment Group - CRC Jianian

Mike Tunnicliffe
Founder/President, Tuna Music LLC

Michael Chugg
Founder, Chugg Entertainment

Sean Moriarty
President and CEO, Ticketmaster

Nick Robinson
Senior Executive Writer/Publisher Relations Europe, BMI

Ande MacPherson
Programme Director, Xfm Network

Mike Walsh
Head of Music, Xfm Network

Chris Price
Director of Music Programming, MTV Networks UK & Ireland

Jim O'Mahony
CEO Latin America, Australasia, Asia Pacific & CRIB, Saatchi & Saatchi

Doc McGhee
Founder, McGhee Entertainment (Worldwide Manager of KISS)

Naoki Shimizu
CEO/President, Creative Man Productions

Tim Prescott
CEO, Albert Music

Jay Faires
President of Music & Publishing, Lionsgate Entertainment

Peter Shukat
Managing Partner, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP

Folkert Koopmans
Managing Director, FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH

Emmanuel LeGrand
Editor, Impact Magazine

Paul Wright
Sr. VP Strategic Alliances & Marketing, Mediaguide Inc.

Erica Farber
Publisher, Radio & Records

Keith Welsh
Co-Publisher, The Music Network; Managing Director, Rough Cut Music Publishing

Robert Reynolds
Worldwide Manager, The Killers

Peter Asher
Partner, Strategic Artist Management

Kathleen Carey
Sr. VP International, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Tess Taylor
Founder/President, National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP)

Dain Blair
CEO, Groove Addicts

Alicen Catron Schneider
VP Music Supervision, NBC Universal Television Music

Jason Magnus
President, Rock for China/Beijing Pop Festival

Chris Barton
Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google

Kevin Lyman
Founder, Vans Warped Tour and 4Pini Inc.

Terry McBride
CEO, Nettwerk Music Group

Ron Stone
Co-Founder/President, Gold Mountain Entertainment

Diane Warren

Ali Partovi
CEO, iLike

Aarti Tandon
Partner, Law Office of Aarti Tandon

Alexandra Patsavas
Founder/Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music Productions

Bob Lefsetz
Author, "The Lefsetz Letter"

Dalton Caldwell
Founder/CEO, imeem

David Massey
President, Mercury Records

James Patrick Dunne
President, Inspire Entertainment

Max Tolkoff
Program Director, "Indie 103.1" Los Angeles

Nic Harcourt
Music Director, KCRW Los Angeles

Nick Raphael
Managing Director, Epic Records UK

Ritch Esra
Publisher, The Music Registries

Safta Jaffery
Owner/Managing Director, SJP & Taste Music Ltd

Steve Schnur
Worldwide Executive/Music & Audio, Electronic Arts

Ted Cohen
Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Tommy Nast
Exec VP/Business Development, CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc.