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Top Music Executives Attending Music Matters 2018

Catch top music executives at Music Matters this coming September to talk about the music industry’s latest issues on Blockchain technology, music streaming, music rights & licensing, social media, and content marketing,

Tencent music executive talks about China's music market at Music Matters 2017.

Tencent music executive talks about China's music market at Music Matters 2017.

Singapore’s most seasoned music conference and festival is back with some of the world’s top executive players in the music industry. All That Matters returns for its 13th edition in a 3-day conference in September 7-12, 2018. Industry decision makers and leaders will meet and discuss some of the most crucial issues surrounding the music market in Asia. Catch its live panel discussion on issues surrounding China’s transparency leading the music market in Asia; Vietnam’s opening up and sharing its entertainment content and pop culture with its Asian counterparts; India’s booming video usage among mobile users, and how Blockchain’s latest technology boosts a stream of startups from merchandise, ticketing to audio equipment.

Jonathan Dickins is the Founder & CEO of September Management, which looks after the likes of Adele, London Grammar, Paul Epworth and Jamie T. Under his management, Adele has sold 35 million copies of her studio LP, 21, the world’s most pressurized record release since Michael Jackson’s Bad. He’s won awesome repute from working with some of the largest music executives in the music industry, including Rob Stringer (Sony Music), Richard Russell (Adele’s XL Recordings), and Greg Kurstin, producer of Hello.

What do you know about the characteristics of a leader who runs Manila’s largest telecommunications company? Ernest Cu, President of Globe Telecom, is “CEO of the Year” finalist in World Communications Awards 2017. Under his leadership, the company has grown beyond telecom services and venture into diverse entertainment services through partnerships with international brands such as Disney, Spotify, Sports Illustrated, Hooq, among others. The owner of Kickstart Ventures also belongs to Asiacom, a joint venture of Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel).

Media rights are gaining more attention, and we’ve seen large players like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube joining Esports. Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL/Turtle Entertainment, the company behind the largest global eSports league, will most probably be speaking about content exclusivity, monetisation, staying relevant and competitive in gaming, and plans moving forward..

Patrick Moxey, Founder & President of Ultra Music have made a name in the 1980s by leading some of the most excited underground warehouse parties in New York. Since then, the dance music veteran has embraced the genre’s move to mainstream. Hear his story from starting Ultra within the walls of PolyGram’s office, launching Ultra’s very first record ‘Transatlantic Soul’ by Roger Sanchez, Will we see Asia-based rising DJs such as Daito Manabe, Tzusing, SHAO, Choi San Ho headline Ultra one day? Ultra going mainstream has popularized a new generation of dance music DJs including David Guetta, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris.

What is exactly driving music and pop culture entertainment in Vietnam today? Hear Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO from POPS Worldwide, share Vietnam’s latest strategy using popular content from artists and content creators, challenges in this rising market, and how her company is riding the V-pop wave that has attracted nearly 1 billion views to her channels. POPS Worldwide, a Vietnam-based digital entertainment company, produces a wide variety of original content for its industry-leading owned and operated channels like POPS Music, POPS Kids, POPS TV, Beauty Me, HerVoice and CoolTV. Today, it represent hundreds of artists, content creators and partners from broadcast television, publishing and production houses from Vietnam.

How is China embracing the changing trends in the music entertainment world, its suppression of hip hop, and rising popularity of music festivals? Hear Scarlett Li speak about the latest trends affecting artists’ rights and music fans via some of the country’s largest streaming platform and social media. Li is the President of Music Division; VP of Live Entertainment & Properties of CMC Holdings. She founded Zebra Media in 2008, and organizes one of the largest music festivals in China, the Zebra Music Festival (ZMF), attracting more than 150,000 people each festival at multiple locations in China. Prior to Zebra Media, Scarlett Co-Founded R2G Limited, a music rights clearance company, which was sold to Tencent Music Entertainment in 2016.

Kobalt Music Publishing has definitely see the potential of taking a slice of action from the music industry in Asia. Follow the panel conversation with Kenney Shiu, Director of Kobalt Music Publishing Asia, to find out their latest move within the Asian demographic partnering with Asia’s leading music services, and solving artists’ latest challenges. As a seasoned music industry professional, Shiu started his career at Ernst & Young and later joined Rock Music Publishing and Warner Music Hong Kong as the finance executive. Shiu was the Director of BMG Greater China and Managing Director of peermusic (S.E.Asia) Ltd., prior to joining Kobalt.

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