While a shrunken music industry still prevails, the physical and technological boundaries of the world music market have been exploded. Many artists, labels and managers from the US are now also focusing on efforts abroad, and vice versa. These now-modern pioneers will delve deep into the changes of modern music business in both the domestic and international spaces.
Michael Goldstone started Mom+Pop 4 years ago in NYC with Peter Mensch and Cliff Burnstein (Qprime). Mom+Pop is an independent label and is distributed through RED. It is home to a wide array of artists such as Sleigh Bells, Andrew Bird, Metric, Polica and Neon Indian. Goldstone was previously the president of Sire from 2001-2006. During his tenure there the label signed Tegan and Sara, Against Me, HIM, Jacks Mannequin and the Veronicas.
Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard. Richard began his career in the music industry as a songwriter, penning classics such as "My Boyfriend's Back" and "I Want Candy" and was an artist in the 1960s pop group, The Strangeloves. In 1966, he co-founded leading independent record label Sire Records with fellow luminary Seymour Stein. Later, Richard went on to make a name as a multi-platinum producer for well-known music acts, including Blondie, The Go-Go's... Read More →
What others say isn’t possible, Tenth Street Entertainment/The Eleven Seven Music Group founder/CEO Allen Kovac turns into reality. From resurrecting and expanding the careers of Luther Vandross, the Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Motley Crue, and Blondie, Kovac remains on the cutting edge by learning and bending the rules, but always pushing the envelope to create new, forward-thinking marketing concepts. Kovac stays current with his record company by working with The Dirty Heads, Deuce, and Shiny... Read More →
Entrepreneur with success owning agency, in management, founding labels, tv, films, venues, now focused on tech solutions to international challenges in the music business, mostly around language localization in a global music economy. Represented and developed many artists, organizations and companies, currently representing Brazil's music industry in North America, previously represented French and European music export offices. Distributing music with lyric translations on mobile in China... Read More →