The 24th global edition of MUSEXPO, the renowned conference and showcase event, is poised to illuminate Burbank, CA, from March 17 to 20, 2024. Aptly titled “United Nations of Music,” this gathering transcends the ordinary, carving its niche as an indispensable cornerstone of the global music business calendar.
The following comes from A&R Worldwide, a company DMN is proud to be partnering with.
MUSEXPO 2024 emerges as a beacon for anyone entrenched in the industry, promising a confluence of key insights, elevated discussions, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The event’s agenda reads like a musical odyssey, touching upon vital topics that shape the evolution of the worldwide music business.
MUSEXPO will weave together the diverse threads of A&R – the nucleus of the music business, and what it takes to develop and break artists worldwide with actual intelligence vs artificial intelligence. The A&R panels and keynotes beckon some of the sharpest minds in artist and repertoire to dissect the trends steering the course of artist discovery and development. These are not mere sessions – they are the crucibles where the future of the music industry is forged.
Other parallels include music publishing and copyright evolution and monetization, digital innovation, the live, and immersive experiences business, artist management.
MUSEXPO will also delve into the realms of artificial intelligence and its impact on the future of music, the evolution of global music distribution, and will navigate the ever-shifting landscapes of radio and streaming.
The spotlight also extends to the fast-growing music markets of India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, illuminating the untapped potential within these burgeoning regions. MUSEXPO will also be the first music conference to introduce the founder of an alchemic music company that has crafted a brand new music genre which is created through unique earth instruments, sensory stimulations, planetary frequencies and experienced in Dolby Atmos!
Also, at the forefront of MUSEXPO dialogue is the Global Synch & Brands Summit, an intellectual melting pot exploring the intricate dance between music, visuals, and branding, which will bring together dozens of music supervisors and studio executives from film, TV, animation, gaming, trailers, advertising, and more.
What sets MUSEXPO apart from the plethora of industry events is its magnetic ability to draw in the who’s who of the music and related industries. The event transforms into a melting pot of ideas, where executives, professionals, and creatives converge in an atmosphere that is warm, intimate, and engaging. It is not just a conference; it is an immersive experience that fuels collaboration, inspiration, and collective growth.
A stellar lineup of speakers further underscores the gravity of MUSEXPO. Among them, Academy Award-nominated songwriter Savan Kotecha takes center stage, a maestro whose pen has crafted hits for One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift.
Joining the ranks are luminaries like Danny Rukasin, Partner & Co-Owner of Best Friends Music, the manager behind Billie Eilish and Finneas. Craig Logan, Founder & CEO of LME, whose firm represents Dido, Luke Evans, Forest Blakk, and more. The lineup continues to impress with Steve Schnur, the Worldwide Executive & President of Music at Electronic Arts (one of the largest music videogaming company’s on the planet), and Taylor Jones, Founder & CEO of The Hello Group, which is a fast-growing music, media, live events and brands firm that has scored almost fifty No.1 hits for K-Pop artists since is launched over five years ago.
The roster of influencers extends to Mike Knobloch, President of Music & Publishing, NBCUniversal; Mike Weiss, Vice President, Music & Head A&R, UnitedMasters. Hussain “Spek” Yoosuf, EVP, International & Emerging Markets, Reservoir; Jacqueline Saturn, President, Virgin Music Group North America & EVP, Global Artist Relations; Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE, Chairman InterTalent Rights Group/Chosen Music; Rachel Levy, Executive Vice President, Motion Picture Music, Universal Pictures; Shivam Malhotra, Founder & CEO, Malsons Media (India); John McGrew, Music Creative Production, Netflix Series Animation; Kenny “Tick” Salcido, Sr. VP/Head of A&R, Red Bull Records; Mark Sutherland, Contributing Editor, Music Business Worldwide; Markus Schwarzer, Co-Founder & CEO, Cyanite AI (Germany); Jesper Skibsby, Founder, WARM (Worldwide Airplay Radio Monitor); Jason C Miller, CEO, Eventim Live Asia; Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, Founder & CEO, Hooky; Selena Arizanovic, Director Programming Music, FOX Entertainment Music, and many others – the list reads like a who’s who of industry influencers and leaders.
MUSEXPO and renowned global artist discovery and development firm A&R Worldwide will unveil the official Seymour Stein – “Global A&R Award.” This prestigious accolade honors the legacy of one of the greatest A&R executives in modern music, Seymour Stein, who played a pivotal role in signing iconic artists to his legendary Sire Records label (Madonna, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Ramones, The Smiths, The Cure, and more). The inaugural recipient of this distinguished award is Wendy Goldstein, Co-President of Republic Records, instrumental in delivering chart-topping hits through collaborations with artists like Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.
As the curtain rises on MUSEXPO 2024, it heralds not just a conference but a transformative experience. Emerging U.S. and global talent will grace the stage, continuing the tradition of past events that launched artists like Katy Perry, Jessie J, LMFAO, Frank Turner, Sheppard, Forest Blakk, Jeremy Loops, and many more onto the global stage.
For those yearning to decipher the future of the U.S. and global music business, MUSEXPO is not merely an event; it is a sonic tapestry where innovation, collaboration, and discovery harmonize, and resonate far beyond Burbank’s city limits. MUSEXPO has become one of the most respected and notable events for the music industry, and one that you don’t want to miss.