2020 SpeakersDay 3 - Moderator - Rise of Non Filme

VINIT THAKKAR
COO, SOUTH ASIA & INDIA, UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA PVT. LTD

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VINIT THAKKAR

COO, SOUTH ASIA & INDIA, UNIVERSAL MUSIC INDIA PVT. LTD

With over 18 years of experience, Vinit is an entrepreneurial and creative leader with a proven track record of delivering strategic and commercial goals, backed by a philosophy of maximizing economics, managing artist expectations, fostering competition and cultivating a dynamic ecosystem.

As Chief Operating Officer (India & South Asia) at Universal Music, Vinit is responsible for all strategic initiatives and P&L delivery of the region. He also drives UMG India’s domestic artist and content strategy.

Under his leadership, Universal collaborated with leading Bollywood director Mohit Suri to launch the sub-label EMI Records India in May 2015. EMI Records India’s vision is to discover, nurture and promote new music talent. In 2018, he launched the VYRL Originals property with the objective of promoting non-film music / independent artists from India. This initiative has put Universal Music India at the forefront of category expansion of non-film / independent artist business.

A veteran in the fast paced, constantly evolving Music & Entertainment industry, his expertise spans across the areas of Artist & Repertoire, Digital Strategy, Music Publishing, Licensing and Music Festivals.

Vinit has been on the Board of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).

Prior to Universal, Vinit has worked with Sony Music, Citibank and Titan.

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