Winston Baker Brings Together Visionaries of Music and Finance to Los Angeles on September 12

AWAL, The Azoff Company, Concord, Friends at Work, Kobalt Music, Warner Music Group are just a few of the big names you’ll hear from at this inaugural gathering

Los Angeles, CA – September 4, 2019 – Winston Baker, leading global producer of entertainment conferences will be hosting the inaugural Music Finance Forum at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on September 12, 2019.

“The music business is often counter-intuitive to those even one degree removed, but as the shifts of modernization occur and data becomes a global currency, music is now on a growth curve and has sparked the increased interest of many investors,” said industry veteran Vickie Nauman and an advisor of the upcoming event.

This collaborative conference will bring together equity and debt financiers; strategic, creative and operational executives; and seasoned dealmakers in the music sector. Participants will explore new revenue streams, mergers and acquisitions strategies and emerging business models.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this first time event and have had an overwhelming response from the music and finance communities and tremendous support from our industry partners at Billboard, 23 Capital, Pryor Cashman, Vine Alternative Investments, Manatt Entertainment, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Music Business Association and American Association of Independent Music,” said Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders of Winston Baker, in a joint statement.

Thought leaders who will be joining discussions on the future of music finance include:

— David Pogoda, Managing Director, 23 Capital
— Mike Caren, CEO and Founder, Artist Partner Group and Creative Officer, Warner Music Group
— Mark Riker, West Coast Media Manager, Anheuser-Busch
— Lonny Olinick, Chief Executive Officer, AWAL
— Susan Genco, Co-President, The Azoff Company
— Martin Bandier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bandier Ventures
— Dave Brooks, Senior Director for Live + Touring, Billboard
— Steve Salm, Chief Business Development Officer, Concord
— Vickie Nauman, Founder, CrossBorderWorks
— Jonathan Azu, Founder and Managing Partner, Culture Collective
— Andrew Gould, Senior Vice President, Downtown Music Publishing
— Tom Höglund, Chief Revenue Officer, Epidemic Sound
— Jeremy Gruber, Head of Digital, Friends at Work
— Anna Siegel, Senior Vice President, FUGA Americas
— Summer Watson, Founder, Heir Apparent
— Jason Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Hit The Ground Running
— Matt Burns, Founder, Ingrooves
— Alicia Yaffe, Manager, Jampol Artist Management
— Chris Lakey, Vice President, Creative Synch, Kobalt Music
— Debbie White, Deputy Chair, Music Industry, Loeb & Loeb
— Michael Palank, Partner, MaC Ventures
— Jordan Bromley, Partner, Manatt Entertainment
— J.T. Myers, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, mtheory
— David Bakula, Head of Analytics & Insights, Nielsen Music
— James Sammataro, Co-Chair, Media & Entertainment, Pryor Cashman
— Maria Egan, President and Head of Creative, Pulse Music Group
— Frank Scibilia, Partner, Pryor Cashman
— Harvey Mason Jr., National Chair, Recording Academy
— Bruce Flohr, Chief Strategy Officer, Red Light Management
— Richard Rowe, Vice Chairman, Round Hill Music
— Jonathan Linden, President, Round Room Presents
— Jason Sklar, Managing Director, Shamrock Capital
— David Dunn, Managing Partner, Shot Tower Capital
— Milana Rabkin Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Stem
— Charles Johnson, Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
— Jake Udell, Founder, TH3RD BRAIN
— Joseph Woolf, Founder, Trowbridge Capital
— Dae Bogan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, TuneRegistry
— Gigi Johnson, Executive Director, UCLA Center for Music Innovation
— Rob Amir, Partner, Vine Alternative Investments
— Matthew Adell, Consultant, Board Member and Investor

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About Winston Baker

Co-Founded by Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Winston Baker is the leading producer of entertainment conferences worldwide addressing finance, innovation and growth. Winston Baker has been successfully organizing high-level business conferences globally since 2008.