2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Designing the $100 Billion Music Business

To grow the music business in a world of only 300 million music buyers, we must tap the 5 billion who do not buy music. How do we do this? The only way is to include all of the world’s music in every connected device, mobile phone, car, TV and game console and monetize the artist/fan relationship wherever possible. These and other new revenue centers can grow the music business fourfold in the next decade. Learn how to lead the charge to new revenues that will drive more investment in artists, and a more profitable music industry.



Tom Silverman

Exec Dir

The New Music Seminar


Michael Huppe

Pres & CEO


Michael Huppe is responsible for establishing the long-term strategic plan and vision for the music industry’s most promising organization. SoundExchange is responsible for overseeing and distributing royalties to recording artists and record labels from the country’s most popular digital radio services (such as Pandora and SiriusXM). Those royalties make up nearly half of all streaming revenue in the United States. As SoundExchange President and CEO, Michael takes a passionate approach in directing the organization’s mission of supporting and protecting the long-term value of music world-wide. His optimism helped to place SoundExchange among Forbes Magazine’s “Top Names You Need to Know for 2011.”

Mike is an executive committee member of the musicFIRST coalition. He also serves on the board of directors of Leadership Music in Nashville, and The Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (an international organization of performer societies). He is an active member of The Recording Academy, The Copyright Society, The American Bar Association, The American Intellectual Property Law Association and The Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia (Honors Government and Foreign Affairs Program; Phi Beta Kappa scholar), and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a seminar on music law, the history of the music industry and advanced copyright law.

He resides in the Washington, DC metro area with his wife, two children and two dogs.

Jonathan Dworkin

SVP Business Dev

Warner Music Group


Vivien Lewit

Global Head of Label & Artist Rel


Dave Allen

Dir, Artist & Music Industry Advocacy

Beats Music

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