The Future of Music Consumption
As digital music consumption continues to increase, artists and consumers are finding new ways to engage within the digital landscape. Spotify, the leading digital music service, is helping to driving this digital conversation by providing a music discovery and sharing platform which caters to the modern, social consumer, supporting the artist as a engagement tool, and driving increasing revenues back into the music industry. In a fireside chat, Ken Parks, Spotify's Chief Content Officer & U.S. Managing Director and David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, will address the future of the music industry and where Spotify and the artist fit into this conversation.
Kenneth (Ken) Parks is Chief Content Officer at Spotify, where he has global responsibility for the company's content and distribution operations. He is also Managing Director of Spotify USA, responsible for the company's North American operations.
Ken has been responsible for all of Spotify's licensing agreements in the U.S. and oversees the U.S. office, based in New York City. He will drive U.S. growth and expansion of Spotify.
As an experienced senior digital media executive, Parks previously was a Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at EMI Music, where he had worldwide commercial responsibility for exploiting EMI's recorded music and video repertoire across the spectrum of new music platforms. He was also General Counsel for a Web 1.0 music/lifestyle company, GetMusic LLC, as well as worked at Reuters, AT&T and a private New York law firm.
Parks is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lafayette College and holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University.