MixRadio Music Connects 2014, the Indian music ecosystem's most definitive annual get together is back. The focus this year is on the artiste, the musician and how he/she can make a career, while growing revenue in an industry that is undergoing drastic transformation. And how all those in the ecosystem can benefitt from the creative product that is created -whether it is streaming services or old-fashioned labels or MCNs or Brands or broadcast channels.

MRMC '14 produced by Hong Kong based Music Matters and indiantelevision.com group's radioandmusic.com unites stakeholders across the music ecosystem to drive meaningful dialogue and facilitate practical solutions to drive the music industry forward.

     
Day 1 Tuesday, 4 November  
8:30 am onwards Registration opens  
09:30 am - 09:35 am Anil Wanvari's welcome speech  
09:35 am - 09:45 am Jasper Donat's opening introduction  
09:45 am - 09:50 am Welcome to India from Vijay Lazarus, IMI  
09:50 am - 10:20 am Keynote presentation on how the industry stands today  
  Sridhar Subramanium, President, India and Middle East,
Sony Music Entertainment India
 
10:20 am - 11:15 am Streaming: Gathering momentum Panelists:
Melissa Price
Senior Product Manager, MixRadio

Sylvain Delange
Head of Sales, Asia, Believe Digital

Snehal Shinde
Vice President of Emerging Markets, RDIO

Claes Loberg
Founder and Director of Innovation,
Guvera Limited
  Key Themes:
A conversation with the new players in the streaming ecosystem. What's driving their streaming story in India? Their plans for labels, for individual artistes, and how they are sharing revenue. Tips on using their services better, best practices on placing music and getting into playlists, the importance of metadata

Moderator:
Mandar Thakur
Chief Operating Officer, Times Music
11:15 am - 11:45 am Keynote presentation by Jyrki Rosenberg, VP, MixRadio  
11:45 am - 12:00 noon Tea Break Morning Refreshment Partner
12:00 noon - 12:45 pm The New emerging independent artist platforms Panelists:
Chinmayi Tripathi
Director - Marketing, Songdew.com

Rachna Kanwar
SVP & Business Head, Digital Media & New Business, Radio City 91.1 FM

Vijay Basrur
Co-Founder, OK Listen

Nikhil Udupa
Head- Music Marketing, MTV & MTV Indies

Ratish Tagde
Founder & Managing Director, Insync
  Key Themes:
A handful of digital, broadcast platforms have emerged to provide an outlet to non-Bollywood musicians, whether independent Indian rock or pop or Indian classical. What are they offering? Are they rewarding talent? What are their business plans? How can musicians and artistes loop into their ecosystems better?

Moderator:
Devraj Sanyal
Managing Director, Universal Music Group South Asia, EMI Music South Asia
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm In conversation with Terry Ellis, Founder, Chrysalis Records  
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch  
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm In conversation with Imtiaz Ali  
  Interviewer: Karan Grover, Director Entertainment - IMENA (India, Middle East & North Africa), MixRadio  
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Building your audience Panelists:
Manan Singhi
Head of Music Partnerships,
YouTube (India & South Asia)

Pratik Gupta
Founder & Director for New Business & Innovation, Foxy Moron

Rajiv Dhingra
CEO, WatConsult

Rob McDermott
Owner, To11 Media Inc.
  Key Themes:
Best practices for various social media platforms (YouTube, Dailymotion, Twitter, Facebook, your website). How to cumulatively use the power of each of these to build yourself as an artiste amongst your fans.

Moderator:
Amit Agrawal
Entrepreneur & Strategic Advisor, Ex Youtube, Evangelist, Online Video
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Tea Break Evening Tea Break Partner
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm In conversation with Alan Ridgeway, President International & Emerging Markets, Live Nation Entertainment  
  Interviewer: Vijay Nair, Director, Only Much Louder  
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The east west connect Panelists:
Brandon Bakshi
Executive Director - Writer, Publisher Relations Europe & Asia, BMI

Tuomas Kantelinen
Composer


Natalie Di Luccio,
Singer


Frank Liwall
President, The Royalty Network, Inc.

Jatanil Banerjee
Membership Development Manager Asia,
PRS for Music
  Key Themes:
What does it take for Indian musicians, composers, and publishers to find success abroad and how are their western counterparts breaking into the Indian market?

Moderator:
Andrew T. Mackay, Composer / Producer
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Music from SongHubs: A collaboration between Australian & Indian musicians and writers Andrew T. Mackay
Composer/Producer

Glenn Dickie
Export Music Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA
   
5:40 pm - 6:00 pm Tech meets Live Panelists:
Jaideep Singh
Sr VP & Business Head - Integrated Network Solutions, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd

Albert Almeida
Chief Operating Officer, Hungama Mobile

Anurag Rao
CEO & Co-founder, Canvas Talent,
MARD Initiative, Farhan Live & Farout Media

Sidharth Pisharoti
Country Sales, head - India,
Akamai Technologies
  Moderator:
Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor in chief,
IndianTelevision.com Group / Radioandmusic.com
6:00 pm Wrap up & TuneTeams introduction  
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Lobby cocktail party Hosted by
8:00 pm SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and NH7 present THE AUSSIE BBQ, featuring four Australian bands at Blue Frog  
     
Day 2 Wednesday, 5 November  
9:45 am - 10:45 am Crystal Ball gazing: The biggies give their view Panelists:
Pawan Agarwal
VP & Business Head, Gaana.com

Damien King
Chief Technology Officer, Guvera

Adarsh Gupta
Head Music Business,
HMV Saregama India Ltd.

Anand Chandrasekaran
Chief Product Officer, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Neeraj Vyas
Senior Executive Vice President & Business Head, Sony MAX & Sony MIX

Tarun Malik
Director & Head, Media & Cloud Services,
South West Asia, Samsung
  Key Themes:
How much have the biggies delivered in the evolving digital ecosystem? Have their business models worked? Do we see new ones emerging in the coming year? What challenges do they see and how much change is needed?

Moderator:
Atul Churamani, Managing Director, Turnkey Music& Publishing Pvt. Ltd
10:45 am - 11:00 am In conversation with Seymour Stein, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sire Records  
  Interviewer: Ralph Simon, Chairman of Mobilium Global and Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Entertainment Forum - Americas  
10:30 am - 11:15 am Tea Break  
11:15 am - 11:35 am Maati Baani interview & performance  
  Interviewer: Manan Singhi, Head of Music Partnerships,
YouTube (India & South Asia)
 
11:35 am - 12:20 pm The brand story Panelists:
Aditya Swami
EVP Viacom18 Media and
Business Head - MTV & MTV Indies

Ali Imran
GM-Marketing, Bacardi India Pvt. Ltd

Manojeet Bhujabal
General Manager - Marketing, Vivanta by Taj
  Key Themes: Brands have an important role to play in the music
ecosystem. Fans love music and by putting their money behind
music, brands can make fans their consumers. Who are the ones
who are doing so? What are they doing? Why? What are they
looking for? And what is needed for musicians to get synced with
their plans? Best practices.

Moderator:
Anant Rangaswami, Editor, Storyboard, CNBC-TV18
12:20 pm - 1:05 pm The Indian MCNs Panelists:
Tanmay Bhat
All India Bakchod


Samir Bangara
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Qyuki Digital Media

Rajeshree Naik
Co-founder & Director,Ping Network

Parmeet Lamba
Business Head- Entertainment,
Digital Quotient (HT Media)

Satya Raghavan
Head of Content Operations - India,
YouTube
  Key Theme:
A look at the players who are creating content online.

Moderator:
Jasper Donat, Co-Founder & CEO, Branded Ltd
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm Lunch  
2:05 pm - 2:50 pm Of all things finance Panelists:
Rishi Negi/ Vivek Raichur
Executive Vice President Operations,
CA Media Ventures

Rajesh Sawhney
Founder, GSF

Gourav Bhattacharya
Metrix Partners India
  Key Themes:
How do those who put their money behind music initiatives view the ecosystem as an investment? What areas are seeing value and money creations, hence appearing attractive? What kind of ROI expectations do they have? And has their profit horizon shifted?

Moderator:
Anil Wanwari, Founder, CEO & Editor in chief,
IndianTelevision.com Group / radioandmusic.com
2:50 pm - 3:05pm Closing remarks  
7:30 pm UK Showcase at Blue Frog  
     

Adarsh Gupta

Head Music Business, HMV Saregama India Ltd

Aditya Swami

EVP Viacom18 Media and Business Head - MTV & MTV Indies

Alan Ridgeway

President International and Emerging Markets, Live Nation Entertainment

Albert Almeida

Chief Operating Officer, Hungama Mobile

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