27th - 28th AUGUST, 2019

TAJ LANDS END, MUMBAI

All About Music is a two-day all inclusive knowledge sharing and networking conference for the Indian music industry held in Mumbai. The conference addresses the real challenges and growth opportunities charted in the industry by inviting national and international speakers for panel discussions, keynotes, workshop, masterclasses, connect corners, networking opportunities, and more.
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2500
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180
SPEAKERS
13
CITY PREVIEWS
190
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TESTIMONIALS

If you’re looking to do business in India, All About Music is basically a one stop shop. I can't recommend enough.

ED PETOFOUNDER & MD, OUTDUSTRY

All About Music is phenomenal. I have been all over the world China, Japan, Australia but this has been my best experience.

JAIME VENDERAVOCAL STRENGTH TRAINER & AUTHOR, VENDERA PUBLISHING

A really Valuable, Important & Significant event for the Indian Music and creative industries across all of India.

RALPH SIMONFOUNDER & CEO, MOBILIUM GLOBAL LIMITED

It was really fabulous! Certainly the best conference I've been to in India & one of the best I've ever been to anywhere in the world.

SEYMOUR STEINCO-FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN, SIRE RECORDS & VP, WARNER BROS. RECORDS

It was a packed few days, the attendance was impressive with people from all sides of the industry, and it’s a great way to interact with the Indian music industry.

SIMON WHEELERDIRECTOR - DIGITAL, BEGGARS GROUP

A terrific event for understanding the state of music in India and Asia.

TRACY MADDUXCEO, CD BABY

GLOBAL GATEWAY TO INDIAN MUSIC MARKET

Over the past two editions, All About Music has become the premiere platform and an on-ground music marketplace establishing a global gateway for the international music industry to explore opportunities within the Indian music markets.

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CURATORS

ATUL CHURAMANI

FOUNDER & MD
TURNKEY MUSIC & PUBLISHING

Atul Churamani joined the Indian music industry in 1987 and has worked with music labels like CBS Gramophone Records and Tapes (I) Ltd., Magnasound India Ltd, Virgin Records and Saregama India Ltd. He has held several portfolios at these labels from International Music Manager to A&R and Marketing Director. He has been closely associated with the development of the Indian pop music scene and the establishing of the digital and music publishing businesses for the industry. He has been on the board of the Indian Performing Rights Society and the Phonographic Performance Ltd. After a stint with VAS company Onmobile Global Limited, Atul is now Managing Director of Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd., a company he founded, that helps independent artistes publish and self release music and curates the folk / fusion music festival ‘Paddy Fields’.

DEVRAJ SANYAL

MD & CEO
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, INDIA & SOUTH ASIA

Devraj Sanyal has been running the Universal Music Group businesses for South Asia & India since 2011. In the past 6 years he has groomed it into one of the most successful music business models in the region. UMG is now a 360-degree; festival business, music business including the label, live & artist promotions, merchandising and a creator of platforms for music & brands. It’s also the leading label for Indie & non-film music, carving a niche amongst Bollywood driven labels. Sanyal also runs the publishing business for the region & is regarded as the top A&R man, now compounded by his role as a judge on network TV’s largest all English reality show called “The Stage” for the third season this year. Sanyal was the co-founder of Sunburn, Asia’s no 1 EDM festival and is now deeply integrated in the music Intellectual properties business & is currently the Director &CEO of the India’s largest multi-genre music & camping festival “Enchanted Valley Carnival”. Devraj is also a founding member of Brahma, India’s premier metal band making him the only artist & music executive in the region.

ED PETO

FOUNDER & MD
OUTDUSTRY

A native of London, Ed moved to China in 2006 to serve on the front lines of the music industry. He now owns and runs Outdustry, a unique market-leading music industry services business specialising in the Chinese recorded music industry representing labels, publishers, CMOs, talent and services for work in the territory. He is frequently sought out by international media - The Economist, FT, WSJ, Guardian, Bloomberg, Reuters, Billboard etc - to comment on market news and conditions, has written extensively on the technical workings of the Chinese music industry and is a Billboard International Power Player. As part of an MBA at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, Ed is also currently writing his master’s thesis on the Indian music industry.

JAKE BEAUMONT NESBITT

VP DATA & NEW BUSINESS MODELS
IMMF

An organisation that brings together artist, and artist representative, associations from 50 countries, for networking, sharing, and discussions about trading conditions and opportunities for artists. <p``>Jake focuses on structural concerns in the music industry including metadata issues, usage data opportunities, and B2B innovation. He has a background in financial markets, and has managed chart topping Dutch artists signed a UK band to a US indie label, and is helping rapper RaOol release independently in India. He manages a film, games, and TV composer. At Acme Rights Jake works as an IP adviser for a selection of artists and music copyrights, and is working on digital innovation projects to improve digital offers for artists and consumers.

MANDAR THAKUR

COO
TIMES MUSIC

Mandar Thakur is COO of Times Music, one of India’s leading record labels and music publishers. Times Music is a division of India’s largest media conglomerate – The Times of India group. Mandar began his career in Hong Kong with The Entertainment Co. group working for their Asian concert promotion business in the early ‘90s, post which he helped set up the path breaking 24-hour music television station Channel `{`V`}` in India, and subsequently pioneered the digital music landscape in Asia, as part of the founding team at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s largest digital music distribution company, which got acquired by Motorola in early 2008.

NEETA RAGOOWANSI

CO-FOUNDER/SVP, LEGAL & BD
NPREX

Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Legal Affairs for USA based, NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online platform for direct licensing of music performance rights, between music copyright owners and music users (e.g. radio, TV, streaming services, etc.). Neeta has been an entertainment attorney and music business professional for over 25 years, and was head of artist-label relations/legal counsel for US digital performance rights society, SoundExchange; Women in Music’s President; TuneSat’s VP of Biz Dev/Legal; and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant General Counsel. Neeta is also a financial industry consultant re: music industry, and strategic advisor, business development resource and legal counsel to entertainment industry clients in her New York based law practice. Neeta serves on the boards of Women in Music and American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; is an active member and former board member (over 10 years) of The Recording Academy (Grammy organization), New York chapter; has served as panelist/speaker at over 200 music industry conferences; has a B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from American University, and is an actively performing musician and award winning songwriter.

PRIYANKA KHIMANI

FOUNDER & PARTNER
ANAND & ANAND & KHIMANI

Priyanka Khimani, Founder-Partner, Anand & Anand & Khimani, India’s leading Intellectual Property and Entertainment law firm. Priyanka is highly regarded for her illustrious client list of musicians, singers and lyricists, and is often sought after as the go-to lawyer for all things music. From grasping complex copyright issues to structuring contracts, from intellectual property disputes to understanding your right to royalty, she and her team seem to have done it all!

RALPH SIMON

FOUNDER & CEO
MOBILIUM GLOBAL LIMITED

Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile music & entertainment & social media industry, and well known as a visionary & innovator, & popularly called the ``father of the ring tone”. He founded major media companies & the world's 1st international commercial ring tone service in the Americas, UK, EU & Africa. Among the world's top mobile executives since 2005, he searches, invests & advises on latest mobile music innovation & political impact for companies & “Screenagers” world-wide. His Mobilium Global & Laurel Strategies companies know mobile social media, the creative & music industries, mobile AR/VR, ‘disruption’ & innovation. He recognised years ago that the future belongs to “Screenagers” everywhere on multi-screens & smartphones. He is currently developing ground-breaking VR & Mixed Reality programming for music artists and advises a range of well-known artists on their global social media strategy. A popular & provocative moderator & interviewer, he curates some of the world’s top music gatherings: Asia-Pacific's ``All That Matters`` & the UN’s World Summit Awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, & he’s based in London, or on a plane to where mobile discovery, development & investment calls. He is well-known and popular in India where he is often invited to speak on the latest trends in music, entertainment and social media. He says India is his spiritual home and one day, he promises he will relocate to live in Mumbai, which he loves visiting.

ROSHAN ABBAS

MD
GEOMETRY GLOBAL ENCOMPASS

Roshan Abbas has spent two decades gathering domain expertise in radio, television, theatre, events and BTL and entered Bollywood with his directorial debut under the banner of Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies Production. He is a reputed television and radio anchor having won 7 national awards (for Family Fortunes, Public demand, Livewire, Khanak, Junior Janaab, Toofan Mail etc.). Known for his insatiable appetite to learn and innovate, Roshan entered the event management and communication arena, driven by the desire to provide an all-encompassing service to clients. And thus, Encompass Events was born. As Managing Director, he led the agency with passion and creativity, becoming one of India’s best experiential marketing companies, with service offerings spanning across events, BTL and content creation. Roshan is also currently a mentor partner at Glitch, which is amongst India’s top independent digital agencies. In 2015, Roshan along with Gaurav Kapur and Ankur Tewari co-founded a start-up called Kommune. Kommune is a collective of artists, collaborators, producers, patrons and art lovers who want to discover and create great art. The aim is to find, seed and nurture creative performance art ideas, helping them find a place in the world and a captive audience. In just over a year Kommune captained projects on storytelling, poetry and theatre. Hosted 2 seasons of “The Storytellers” on Amazon Prime Video, given a platform to discover and nurture a new breed of Spoken Word Artists from across India and done close to 100 shows for corporates and colleges nationally. Having held 7 different careers from theatre, film, TV, radio, songwriter, he has successfully traversed the change from MC to MD. Roshan is now a media entrepreneur and an angel investor in the media and technology space. He is passionate about and regularly conducts workshops on radio, mass communication and events.

SABBAS JOSEPH

DIRECTOR
WIZCRAFT ENTERTAINMENT

Founder-director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s premiere Experiential Marketing and Event Management company along with his partners Andre Timmins and Viraf Sarkari, Sabbas Joseph is considered as one of the founding fathers of the Rs. 5000 cr. event management business in India. A master’s degree holder in political science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; Wiz Sabbas spent almost a decade as a journalist holding editorial positions across some of the country’s leading publications. As founder-director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, over the past 25 years Wiz Sabbas Joseph has spearheaded and managed several events for the company which included some of the best events that India has witnessed in the past two decades. These include, the 50 years of Indian Independence celebrations, The Michael Jackson concert, The Indian Millennium celebrations, ceremonies for The New Delhi Commonwealth Games, the CWG handover ceremony in Melbourne, the first Afro Asian games, Independence Day celebrations in Kargil, 30 years of Mauritian Independence, visits by US Presidents, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama amongst several others. Wizcraft are the promoters and producers of the International Indian Film Academy and the IIFA Awards, which are held at exotic locations across the world, for the promotion of Indian cinema. The IIFAs are widely considered as the world’s largest event featuring Indian entertainment. Wizcraft has been a part of some of the most successful international brand launches in the country and India visits of leading international dignitaries have been handled by the company. Sabbas Joseph is a faculty-member and guest lecturer at leading management and communication institutes in the country and is today recognized as a leading thinker in the field of unconventional media. He is also an active member of the entertainment committees of FICCI and CII and Event Management Association of India, etc. Wiz Joseph was elected President of the Event & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), India’s apex body for the industry. His pioneering role has ensured a distinct momentum that reflects thought, leadership as well as proactive action that the Indian event industry is now being recognized for.

SAT BISLA

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
A&R WORLDWIDE/MUSEXPO

Sat Bisla has had a multi-faceted 33 year career in the music industry-- as a club DJ, Tastemaker DJ, music journalist, radio programmer, club booker, artist manager, A&R advisor and/or consultant for various music companies worldwide. Bisla created, developed and oversaw the worldwide A&R Network for Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment and was an architect for The New Music Network, which evolved into iHeart Media. Bisla is the founder of the globally respected A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO, Global Synch & Brands Summit and Worldwide Radio Summit brands and has helped many artists who have gone on to global success. He also programs and hosts the globally syndicated, pre-discovery tastemaker radio show Passport Approved that airs on over 70 stations around the world.

SIDDHARTHA ROY

CEO
HUNGAMA.COM

Siddhartha Roy is the Chief Operating Officer of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Private Limited, India’s leading digital entertainment company.Siddhartha leads the company’s consumer and business initiatives across its multiple verticals including Hungama Music – one of the most popular music streaming services in India, Hungama Play – Hungama’s video streaming service, Artist Aloud –a platform for independent artistes and Hungama Games – a publisher, distributor and marketer of mobile games. Siddhartha has championed multiple innovations in the digital entertainment space. He spearheaded the launch of Hungama Music, Hungama Play and Artist Aloud. He has also been instrumental in crafting unique consumer experiences such as Hungama Drive – the first of its kind in-car music app available in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, linear channels – ad-free and pre-programmed OTT channels and exceptional gaming experiences for Hungama Games with the launch of multiple movie and cricket IP games. Siddhartha has also led the creation of multiple touchpoints with Hungama’s users through its associations with leading telecom operators like Vodafone and Airtel, DTH services like Tata Sky and smart devices like Amazon Echo. He has been the driving force behind the company’s international expansion and delivered Hungama’s services to users across the globe through associations with international telecom operators. Under his leadership, Hungama has further strengthened its distribution business and partnered with over 400 content creators, record labels, studios, broadcasters and game publishers globally for digital and mobile content. Today, the Hungama service has over 45 million monthly active users across its consumer destinations, and is available in over 70 countries worldwide. Siddhartha was the erstwhile COO & co- founder of BigAdda, India’s largest youth network, a part of the Reliance ADA Group. Prior to Bigadda.com, he has worked with MTV Networks and Star TV India.

SUNNY M.R.

MUSIC COMPOSER, MUSIC PRODUCER, SOUND ENGINEER

For more than 17 years Sunny M.R. has continuously impressed the music fraternity with his Midas touch in music. A renowned composer in the Telugu industry, Sunny is also a famed music producer, sound engineer and a playback singer. Before venturing into Bollywood this multi-talented musician started off as a sound engineer in the South Indian Film Industry. Shot to fame with his popular music in Swamy Ra Ra, Sunny has composed music for over 7 Telugu movies and produced and arranged music for more than 50 Hindi and Telugu movies. Praised by the veteran music director M M Keeravaani, Sunny has been a recipient of numerous awards for his work ranging from Global Indian Music Award to back to back Mirchi Music Award. Sunny is a self-confessed Jazz and RnB buff. He believes Jazz to be an advanced harmonised version of Carnatic music and has experimented and produced music mastering ragas from Carnatic Music and many more forms. Till now, he has extensively collaborated with more than 350 music albums. Sunny M.R. was last seen on stage performing live at the Bollywood Music Project Mumbai & Delhi ft. Nakash Aziz & Shalmali Kholgade.

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ARIJIT SINGH

SINGER/ MUSIC PROGRAMMER & ARRANGER

Arijit Singh is a globally celebrated artiste, his music prowess extends to being a Music Producer and Live Performer. Cited as one of the most talented singers in India, his songs are considered iconic worldwide. In the extremely competitive and ever-changing world of Bollywood he continues to stand at the apex with his consistently successful songs which now have a distinct vibe of their own. His voice is soothing, soulful and melodious with his singing abilities unmatched.

Recognized as the ‘Voice of new age’, Arijit has lent his voice to all the popular actors and has worked with most of the composers in Bollywood Music Industry. Considered to be one of the most versatile playback singers, Arijit has consistently delivered chart toppers in Bollywood and the Regional music industry. Being one of the most in-demand performers across the country, he has clocked one of the highest ticket sales for any Indian musician in the past years.

Receiver of every major award in the industry, Arijit has sung more than 200 songs and continues to keep the music playing with his melodious voice and music production skills.

BHUSHAN KUMAR

CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR
T-SERIES

Regarded as one of Bollywood's leading, young producers, Mr Bhushan Kumar, chairman and managing director of T-Series, has transformed the landscape of Bollywood music over the years, even as he has consistently grown his company from strength to strength. Despite being heir to one of India’s top Bollywood music companies, not many know that his start in the industry was not easy. After suddenly and tragically losing his father Mr Gulshan Kumar, Mr Bhushan Kumar had no choice but to lead the company his father had built from the ground up, at the young age of 19. A young Mr Kumar suddenly found himself in charge of a multi-crore company with no idea of how to run it and with the fate and future of hundreds of his staff in his hands. In a cut-throat film industry, he was considered an outsider and a novice in the business. He faced skepticism from a high-stakes industry where careers make or break every Friday, and initially he found it hard to convince producers that he could get the job done. However, slowly, steadily and quietly, over the years, Mr Kumar has worked hard and overcome all sorts of challenges to transform T-Series into a 21st century, profit-making company. With a clear vision, he has taken the company from milestone to milestone and has brought it to the forefront of the Indian music scene today, making it a leading music label at the cutting edge of popular Hindi and regional commercial music. Further, he has made T-Series the No. 1 YouTube channel in the world, again redefining and repositioning the company and putting it at the heart of the digital entertainment revolution. Not one to sit on his laurels, Mr Kumar lead the company into film production, producing many hit films in the recent past. His hard work and relentless vision paid off when his film Hindi Medium, a co-production with Maddock Films, won the Best Film award at the 63rd Filmfare Award, regarded as the Oscars of the Hindi Film Industry. Actor Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor (Male) trophy for the same film. For Bhushan Kumar’s other co-production, with Ellipsis Entertainment, Tumhari Sulu, actor Vidya Balan received the Best Actor (Female) award. In the first quarter of 2018, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Raid, both produced by him have garnered more than Rs 100 crore at the box office. If that was not enough a vision for the future, he has also now ventured into producing short films for the digital space with the comedy Bulbul, which also received a nomination in the Short Film category at the 63rd Filmfare Awards. In 2018 alone Mr Kumar has invested Rs 500 crore to produce about 10 films. Finally, with the aim to give back to the industry and audiences alike, he has started mentoring singers, musicians, lyricists, and filmmakers, to create leading artistes for the coming generations

BOB EZRIN

PRESIDENT
STILLWATER MUSIC

In a legendary career in music production, media, education, technology and live production beginning in 1970, Bob Ezrin has worked with many of the world’s most important artists including: Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Andrea Bocelli, U2, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Monty Python, Deep Purple, Lang Lang, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift and many others. He is a multiple award winner and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2004, named a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013 and inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2014.

BOB LEFSETZ

OWNER
THE LEFSETZ LETTER

Bob Lefsetz, Santa Monica-based industry legend, is the author of the e-mail newsletter, ``The Lefsetz Letter.`` Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: streaming, ticketing and the music itself. His intense brilliance captivates readers from Steven Tyler to Drake to Deadmau5 to Quincy Jones to music business honchos like Michael Rapino, Jay Marciano, Steve Barnett and Irving Azoff. In these days of turmoil, ``The Lefsetz Letter`` is a must-read. Never boring, always entertaining, Mr. Lefsetz's insights are fueled by his stint as an entertainment business attorney, majordomo of Sanctuary Music's American division and consultancies to major labels.

CHARLES CALDAS

CEOMERLIN

Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector. The organization’s members command in excess of 12% of the digital recorded music market and embody more than 20,000 independent record labels and distributors from 55 countries and all continents. Charles has been recognized by Billboard in its 2018 list of the 100 most influential people in the music business and is a previous recipient of IMPALA's Outstanding Contribution Award.

ERIC BAPTISTE

CEO, SOCAN & CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
CISAC

Eric Baptiste is one of the world's most accomplished music industry leaders. Under his direction since 2010, SOCAN has greatly expanded revenues, membership and licensing while being at the forefront of innovation. Also now president of the boards of SOCAN subsidiaries Audiam and MediaNet, he previously worked in radio and cultural industries in France, including as General Manager of RFI; CEO of 95.2 Paris radio; and Director General of CISAC, where he serves as non-executive Chairperson of the board. He was named to Billboard's 2017 list of 53 International Power Players

HELENA KOSINSKI

VP, GLOBAL
NIELSEN MUSIC

VP Global, Nielsen Music Helena leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business. For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and internationally. Nielsen’s data serves as a major source for the Billboard charts and is widely cited by numerous media outlets as the standard for music industry measurement. Helena began her music industry career at the copyright and royalty collection society, PRS for Music, in London. She joined Nielsen Music in 2008 where she was responsible for European business development and operations. Between 2013 and early 2017, Helena was based in New York, expanding Nielsen's business with music publishers and performing right societies. She recently returned to London as Nielsen Music enhances its music measurement globally by leveraging Nielsen and Gracenote's network of local expertise to provide measurement, sponsorship and consumer insight solutions to clients across music and entertainment.

RISHI MALHOTRA

CO-FOUNDER & CEO JIOSAAVN

As CEO, Rishi has led the Saavn team through significant user growth and business expansion. In addition to driving the overall vision for the company, Rishi leads the product, design and data teams to deliver market leading consumer-facing products. Rishi spearheaded Saavn's evolution into original content and also secured partnerships with companies like Facebook, Twitter, Shazam, T- Mobile and Sonos. Rishi has over 16 years of experience in digital media and consumer technology. Previously, Rishi was VP of HBO On Demand and Multi-Platform for Home Box Office, Inc. where he pioneered HBO's SVOD products, digital distribution and original VOD content for many HBO franchises including Big Love, The Wire and HBO Sports. Rishi's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. He has been a speaker at Goldman Sachs Internet Conference, CES, Digital Hollywood, and served as Chairman of “The Future TV Conference” in 2009. Most recently he was named GQ India's Man of the Year (Digital Don) 2017. Rishi graduated from Washington University and is currently based in New York City.

SEYMOUR STEIN

CO-FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN, SIRE RECORDS & VP, WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Seymour Stein is the cofounder and former chairman of Sire Records & Vice President, Warner Bros. Records, one of the music industry’s most influential record labels and home to some of the most iconic names in modern music. Through its focus on discovering and nurturing distinctive artists and groups, Sire has been a goldmine for cutting-edge music, from popular trailblazers like The Ramones ,Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, the Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Erasure, The Cult, The Undertones, Madness, The Replacements, Ice T, k.d. lang, Seal, Everything but The Girl, Aztec Camera, Dinosaur Jr., Wilco, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Aphex Twins, SpaceHog. Sire put Punk and New Wave on the map in the 1970s and 1980s, and Stein has been the label’s driving creative force since its origins as an independent label and through its tenure as one of the most important imprints within the Warner Bros. Records label family. Stein’s unique ability to anticipate musical trends, and to discover and sign the greatest artists within those movements, has left an indelible mark on pop culture and helped to launch and nurture the careers of some of music’s most memorable artists. “Seymour’s taste in music is always a couple years ahead of everybody else’s,” observed Gary Kurfirst, who managed Talking Heads, one of the bands Stein first saw – and signed – at New York’s legendary CBGB’s. Stein also saw merit in the Pretenders, By the early 1980s, Sire had hit its stride as an independent label and was one of the industry’s most influential creative homes. A major non-New Wave discovery during that fertile period was a rising young dance-music artist named Madonna. Sire released her first single (“Everybody”/”Burning Up”) in the fall of 1982, but at a meeting several months earlier sensing her long term staying power, famously held at a Lenox Hill hospital room where he was recuperating from a heart infection, Stein signed Madonna to a multi-album deal. Madonna remained with Sire and Warner Bros., until joining Live Nation in 2007. “`{`Seymour is`}` more interested in the music than whether he’s going to get platinum records out of it,” Madonna said. “Every time he signs somebody, he’s taking a chance. And there aren’t many people in the entertainment industry who do that anymore.” The ripples from Stein’s enthusiastic, music-first approach had a positive influence on the music business in general. Some of the many acts Stein has worked with in his career include: Flamin’ Groovies, The English Beat, Tom Tom Club, Erasure, Yazoo, Little Jimmy Scott, The Rezillos, Morcheeba, Primal Scream (enjoying strong UK comeback), My Bloody Valentine (enjoying strong UK comeback), Mighty Lemon Drops, Laidback, Ofra Haza, Ocean Blue, Tommy Page, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., Ministry, Barenaked Ladies, Aphex Twin, Throwing Muses, Belly, Space Hog, Book of Love, Deborah Harry and Lou Reed.

SHRIDHAR SUBRAMANIAM

PRESIDENT
SONY MUSIC INDIA & MIDDLE EAST

Shridhar Subramaniam joined Sony Music India since its inception in 1996 and has been instrumental in driving the Company to achieve market leader status in India. Under his leadership, Sony Music is now a major player in International Music, Hindi Soundtracks, Regional language music, has a strong roster of Pop artists and has acquired a number of catalogues. Currently, Shridhar Subramaniam is President - Sony Music India & Middle East. Shridhar enjoys being challenged and has undertaken a number of roles in his extensive career of 20 plus years. Being a graduate from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, he moved to the USA to pursue his MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He returned India to join Titan in 1988 and worked with them for 8 years where he was involved in Titan’s entry into the youth market with Fastrack, Timex’s entry into India and also a key person behind getting the brand to its leadership position in India. He went on to become General Manager Marketing - Titan International based in London and was assigned the key role of defining and managing product development and all aspects of marketing for Titans entry into the European market. He has held a variety of additional roles at Sony including being the MD of Sony Music Thailand, working with Sony Pictures in local language film production and was made President of India and the Middle East in 2010. He is the now the Chairman of the Indian Music Industry and of Public Performance Limited; Industry bodies that comprise of over 100 record companies in India.

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