Canadian Music Week Conference - Toronto
At The Canadian Music Week Conference in Toronto, I participated on the panel "The Mega-Multi-Tasker: How the modern Entertainment Lawyers Operates” This panel included Ed Shapiro – a partner in the firm of Reed Smith LLP – who reps the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kesha, Mariah Carey and DJs Kaskade and Louis the Child; Jeff Liebenson (who repped EMI with iTunes, Sony with its Pressplay online service and advises other current digital service; Ocean Town Music’s Matt Gorman, Gowling WLG’s Susan Abramovitch (Secret City Records, Six Shooter Records, Jann Arden, Bruce Cockburn, The Cowboy Junkies) and The Carter Law Firm’s Uwonda Carter Scott, Esq. (named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association).
I also moderated the Panel, “The Manager’s Panel: Music’s Ultimate Multi-Taskers” which in included the following managers as panelists: Sandy Pandya, Susan de Cartier, Bernie Breen, Danny Reiner, Denise Jones, Elena Awbrey, and Melissa MacMaster
Midem - Cannes
I participated in the “Meet The Managers” Sessions at Midem in association with the IMMF - International Music Forum. In the photo with Paul Zilk, President and Chief Executive of Reed Midem and Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem.
All That Matters - Singapore
I participated on the panel “Artist Development- A&R in Today’s Era” moderated by Peter Colquillard from Milk & Honey Management in Los Angeles, together with Syaheed head of marketing for Believe Distribution Services for Asia Pacific and Eddy Lim Rocketfuel Entertainment, Malaysia
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
I participated on 2 panels at The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law:
1. Legal Developments in the New Era of Music Production
2. Entertainment Law Today: A Snapshot of the Industry
Live Matters Conference - Hong Kong
I participated in the first ever Live Matters conference in Hong Kong on a new invite only conference for executives involved with live entertainment.
Attracting Attractions! Content strategies for venues and how to attract the world's top talent & rights holders.
The Power of Live. How does live entertainment engage cities and benefit their populations Raising the Signal.
Safety, brand protection and how best to manage the unknown Views vs. Experience.
The performance of LIVE and how sponsors adapt the evaluation metrics for events Business to Community.
How brands are creating experiences with more meaning to drive results.
Game on! How to create live experiences for the hyper engaged gaming fans.
National Association of Record Industry Professionals - Los Angeles
I spoke at the NARIP event "An Overview of Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals” hosted by the president Tess Taylor.
The other speaker was Greg Weisman who is outside general counsel for over 100 brands and represents high-profile musicians, athletes, actors and celebrities in connection with their merchandising, endorsement, branding and other “non-entertainment” and “off-the-field” business endeavors.
"Be The Idol" - China
I was honored to be a judge on "Be The Idol" a music competition TV Show filmed in Los Angeles and broadcast in China . Unlike most reality talent shows where the talent are not stars, all the Artists on this show were very well known in China. They traveled to different locations such as London, New York and Los Angeles to perform and compete in front of music industyr professionals who were the judges. The other judges were Tom Osborn known for his work with The Black Keys, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips and Fleetwood Mac and Rick Savage known for his work with Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Jay-Z and The White Stripes