The Annual NY Music Month Conference

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The Annual NY Music Month Conference

On June 7th, the annual New York Music Month conference is back for an in-depth look at NYC’s Music Industry.

By NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 7 · 9:30am - 5:30pm EDT


Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

About this event

Event Description:

On June 7th, the annual New York Music Month conference is back in person for an in-depth look at NYC’s Music Industry. This annual one-day conference is a key component of New York Music Month (NYMM) – the official New York City celebration of the most diverse music scene in the world and an initiative of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. The conference program of speed talks, panels, and fireside chats features more than 40 of New York’s music industry experts.

The NYMM conference is presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program. The conference is being held at the NYU Kimmel Center. Lunch is provided and a reception will immediately follow.


  • 9:00 AM: Registration Opens
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Coffee and Networking
  • 10:00 - 10:10 AM: Welcome Remarks
  • 10:10 AM - 12:15 PM: Presentations, Talks, and Interviews
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch*
  • 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Continued Presentations, Talks, and Interviews
  • 2:45 PM - 3:05 PM: Coffee and Networking
  • 3:05 PM - 5:35 PM: Continued Presentations, Talks, and Interviews
  • 5:35 PM - 5:40 PM: Closing Remarks
  • 5:40 PM - 6:50 PM: Reception

*Boxed lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest Speakers:

  • Adrian Perry - Partner, Co-Chair, Entertainment & Media Group, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Ali McCloud - Vice President, Live Music Partnerships, DICE
  • Alisa Coleman - COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
  • Andreea Gleeson - Chief Executive Officer, TuneCore
  • Anne del Castillo - Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Catherine Russell - Vocalist, Catherine Russell
  • Chinese Kitty - Artist, KITTYGANGMUSIC
  • Chissy Nkemere - Former Co-Chair of D&I, Current Chair of Education at Women in Music, Women in Music
  • Datwon Thomas - Editor-in-Chief, VIBE
  • David Castillo - Owner/Head Buyer, Saint Vitus
  • Dhruv Chopra - Founder / CEO, Elsewhere
  • Doug E. Fresh - Entertainer, Co-Founder of Hip Hop Public Health, Doug E. Fresh
  • Drew de Leon - Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer, The Digilogue
  • Ebro Darden - Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B, Apple Music
  • Erika Stallings - Senior Counsel, Epic Games/Bandcamp
  • Ian Holder - Senior Vice President, Creative, Sony Music Publishing
  • Jack H. Knott - Dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
  • Jamie Dominguez - Regional Director of Business Development & Artist Relations, Sound Royalties
  • Jamie Krents - President, Verve and Impulse! Records, Universal Music Group
  • JC Losada Mr. Sonic - Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer | NYU Adjunct Professor (Music Tech & Biz), Sonic Records
  • Jem Aswad - Executive Editor, Music, Variety
  • Jen Lyon - Artistic Director/Owner, MeanRed Productions
  • Jennifer Frommer - Head of Brand Partnerships, Columbia Records
  • Jennifer Leff, LCSW - Managing Director, Human Services, MusiCares
  • Jesse Kirshbaum - CEO, Nue Agency
  • Jillian Hervey - Multidisciplinary Artist, LION BABE
  • Jillian Rothman - Vice President, New Business & Ventures, Warner Music Group
  • Judy Tint - Attorney / Clinical Associate Professor of Music Business, NYU
  • Karl Fowlkes - Managing Partner, The Fowlkes Firm & Co-Founder/COO, Evgle, The Fowlkes Firm
  • Kim Osorio - Executive Producer, BET, VH1
  • Larry Miller - Professor and Director, Music Business, NYU Steinhardt
  • Liz Norris - Partner and Head of Media Strategy, Activist Artists Management
  • Lynn Gonzalez - Entertainment Attorney,
  • Marcus J. Moore - Author / Music Journalist / Curator, The New York Times / TIDAL
  • Melissa Garcia - Founding Partner & Manager, Collective Entertainment
  • Mike Ladman - Head of Music, Droga5
  • Mitch Glazier - Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America
  • Nari Matsuura - Partner and Co-Leader, Music Economics and Valuation Services Practice, Citrin Cooperman
  • Nick Bodor - Co-owner, Baker Falls, Cake Shop, Bruar Falls, The Library Bar
  • Pete Ganbarg - President of A&R, Atlantic Records
  • Peter Schwinge - Co-Founder & CEO, Nybac Media: Music Industry City / Future Music Forum
  • Rev. Moose - Managing Partner/Co-Founder, Marauder
  • Richard James Burgess - President and CEO, A2IM (American Association of Independent Music)
  • Shira Gans - Senior Executive Director, Policy + Programs, NYC Mayor's Office of Media + Entertainment
  • Torae Carr - Songwriter/Recording Artist, Internal Affairs Entertainment
  • Travis Montaque - Co-founder and CEO of Group Black and founder and CEO of Crater, Group Black and Crater
  • Vernon Reid - Founder and Primary Songwriter, Living Colour
  • Zach Falkow - Agent, UAA

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NY Music Month is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

About the organizer

New York Music Month is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.