Confirmed speakers on April 29, 2020

Fabrice Sergent

Bandsintown Group, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Bruce Houghton

Hypebot.com, Editor

Ken Abdo

Fox Rothschild, Partner

John Acquaviva

Plus Eight Equity Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Lisa Alexis

The City of New Orleans Office of Cultural Economy, Director

Sean Ardoin


Jem Aswad

Variety, Senior Music Editor

Baylee Badawy

New Orleans Jazz Museum, Digital Strategist

Darryl Ballantyne

LyricFind, Founder & CEO

Abe Batshon

BeatStars, CEO

Brian Behlendorf

The Linux Foundation, Executive Director, Hyperledger

Matthew Bizer

Luck Reunion, Co-Founder / Creative Director

Matt Boerum

Audible Reality, Founder & CEO

Jen Bontusa

Ingrooves Music Group, VP Artist and Label Development

Shelita Burke

Shelita Burke Enterprises, Pop Star/ Data Scientist

Bryan Calhoun

Maverick/Blueprint Group, Digital Strategist

Anna Chauvet

U.S. Copyright Office, Associate General Counsel

Ted Cohen

TAG Strategic, Managing Partner

Monica Corton

Go to Eleven Entertainment, Founder and CEO

Cindy Charles

Twitch, Principal, Music Partnerships and Operations

Irena Cronin

Infinite Retina, CEO

Hisham Dahud

ArtistPro, Founder

Philipp Dausch

Milky Chance, Artist

Hannah Donovan

TRASH, Founder & CEO

Peggy Dold

IBERIABANK Sports & Entertainment, Senior Vice President and Director of Music & Entertainment

Anne Driscoll

Launch Pad, CEO

Maureen Droney

Recording Academy, Sr. Managing Director, Producers & Engineers Wing

David Dufresne

Panache Ventures, Partner

Ainjel Emme

Block of Joy, Producer/Engineer

Ari Evans

Maestro, Founder & CEO

Jason Fox

EarBuds, CEO

Brian Furano

memBrain LLC, Head of Business Development

Angel Gambino

Prehype, Partner

Gray Gannaway

Quarterlab, Founder

Cody Greco


Jim Griffin


E. Michael Harrington

Berklee Online & EMichaelMusic.com, Course Author/Professor

Aliza Hava

Musician's BASS, Founder / CEO

Morgan Hayduk

Beatdapp, Co-CEO

Michael Hecht

Greater New Orleans Inc., President/CEO

Tara Hernandez

JCH Properties+, President

Gene Hoffman

Chia Network, President

Cherie Hu

Water & Music, Journalist; Founder

Mark Isherwood

DDEX, DDEX Secretariat

Andrew Jervis

Bandcamp, Director of Artists and Labels

Philip Kaplan

Distrokid, Founder + CEO

Christiane Kinney

Kinney Law, P.C.

Brandon Leafblad

Audio Fusion Systems Inc., Cofounder

Elmo Lovano

Jammcard, Founder & CEO

Evan Lowenstein

Stageit, Founder/CEO

David Macias

Thirty Tigers, President

Dan Mackta

Qobuz, Managing Director USA

Zaena x Jason Maek

Shuffle Presents, Founders

Shiv Malik

Streamr, Head of Growth, Streamr

Larry Marcus

Marcy Venture Partners, Walden Venture Capital, Managing Director

Reid Martin

MidCitizen Entertainment, Co-Founder

Jennifer Matthews

GritDaily.com, Music and Tech Writer/Editor-At-Large

Elisabeth Maurus

Lissie, Artist

Sherri McConnell

Creative Industry Policy Advisor

Matt Miller

CEO/Founder, audiobridge

Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Coin, Founder

Liz Moody

Granderson des Rochers, Partner, Chair of New Media

PJ Morton

GRAMMY-winning Artist; Morton Records, Founder

Vickie Nauman

CrossBorderWorks, Founder

Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Forbes, Senior Editor

Jim Odom

PreSonus, Founder, President, Chief Strategy Officer

Dave Park

Recombinant, CEO

Ritesh Patel

The Ticket Fairy, CEO

Rishi Patel

Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner

Piper Payne

Infrasonic Sound, Mastering Engineer

Aron Pettersson

Musiio, CTO and Co-Founder

Heather Rafter

RafterMarsh US, Principal & Founder

Jan Ramsey

OffBeat Magazine, Publisher, Editor in Chief

Antony Randall

Planet Home, Co-CEO

Robin Reumers

Abbey Road Institute Miami, Director of Education

Renée Richardson

All Within My Hands, Associate Director

Constantine Roussos

.MUSIC, Founder & CEO

Diego Paul Sanchez

Nile Rodgers Productions, Creative Director

Gopi Sangha

STADIO, Founder, Producer

Hazel Savage

Musiio, CEO and Co-Founder

Robert Scoble

Infinite Retina, Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Simon

HFA/Rumblefish, President/CEO of The Harry Fox Agency and President of Rumblefish

Josh Simons

Vampr Inc., CEO

Robert Singerman

LyricFind, SVP, International Publishing

Mickey Smith, Jr.

SOUND180 EDUCATORS; 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year

Keith Spera

The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, Music Writer

Ash Stahl

Flighthouse, Managing Director

Harlan Steinberger

Hen House Studios, Owner, Music Producer/Engineer

Jessica Steinberg

Dolby Laboratories, Sr. Program Manager, Strategic Growth Initiatives

Charlie Steiner

WWOZ, Video Director

Chris Stelly

Louisiana Economic Development, Executive Group Director, Entertainment & Digital Media

Sam Tall

Studio71, Manager, Music Operations

Todd Tate

Viva Data, Co-Founder/ Business Operations

Ian Temple

Soundfly, CEO

Judy Tint

Counselor-at-Law; NYU, Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business

James Towler

Wincraft Music Studios, House Engineer


PHONOCUT, Co-Founder