Nokia Music Connects 5 speaker line-up

Global and local music and digital entertainment leaders to participate in conference from November 26-27 in Mumbai

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Nokia Music Connects 5 speaker line-up

Nokia Music Connects 5 speaker line-up

Global and local music and digital entertainment leaders to participate in conference from November 26-27 in Mumbai 

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | November 22, 2013

publive-imageThe fifth edition of India's leading music and digital platform Nokia Music Connects is back in Mumbai. It will be held at ITC Central, Parel, on November 26 – 27, 2013 with a speaker lineup that is bursting at the seams with global and local music and digital entertainment leaders.

The following are leading this year's speaker table, many of whom are making a first time appearance:

  • Rajesh Kamat, CEO India, CA Media
  • Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet
  • Brian Message, Co-Manager, Radiohead
  • Jyrki Rosenberg, Global Head of Media & Entertainment, Nokia
  • Bhaskar Sharma, General Manager, Red Bull India
  • Deepak Jolly, VP - Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola India
  • P Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India
  • Graham Perkins, Director for Market Development - Asia, Fender
  • Kavita Seth, Artist
  • Shilpa Rao, Artist
  • Nikhil Chinapa, Founder, Submerge
  • Seymour Stein, Co-founder and Chairman, Sire Records
  • Simon Wheeler, Director of Digital, The Beggars Group
  • Vince Bannon, VP - Entertainment Partnerships & Development, Getty Images

Produced by Hong Kong-based Music Matters producer Branded and group's, Nokia Music Connects is supported by Indian and international music industry trade bodies IMI, SIMCA, PPL, IPRS, BMI among others.

Backed by global mobile devices leader Nokia for the fifth year running, the two-day-long conference has “Redefining Entertainment” as the conference theme. The digital delivery of entertainment and proliferation of platforms, devices and delivery mediums has put all the power in the consumer's hands. Today, he likes what he wants to consume to be delivered when he wants it, how he wants it and where he wants it.   Above all that, he wants to be able to share it with his friends and others and be seen as the master of his universe.

The Fifth Nokia Music Connects summit will continue to showcase leading executives from the Indian and international labels, digital platforms, live music industry and device manufacturers discussing the current state and the way forward for the music business.

At night the attendees will be rocked at the iconic Blue Frog by international showcases from Britain and Australia.

Global Head of Media & Entertainment at Nokia, Jyrki Rosenberg, is no stranger to the Nokia Music Connects event or to India's shores. Remarking about his keynote interview,  Rosenberg said: "I am proud of the leading role that Nokia has played in the evolution of the digital music industry in India in recent years and I am looking forward to sharing our views on how the pace of change is about to explode. Indian consumers show a passion for music that, allied with increased access to legal digital content, means that there are amazing opportunities for artists, rights holders and distributors on the horizon. Nokia Music Connects is the perfect platform for people to gather and share their thoughts to help shape the future of entertainment in India."

On his first business trip to India, Co-Manager of global rockers Radiohead, Brian Message, said: “In recent years the good news coming out of the Indian music market has grown considerably, capturing the attention of many of us in the UK who have traditionally looked west. It was therefore an opportunity not to be passed up when an invite came to attend Nokia Music Connects and I'm very much looking forward to jumping on the band wagon.”

The organisers are also excited to announce the first ever Indian Music Matters Academy in association with Fender taking place during Nokia Music Connects. Designed to educate musicians in the business of music and giving back to the creator community, invited musicians will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and receive mentoring and guidance from some of the biggest names in the music industry including Brian Message and Seymour Stein.

On the launch of the Academy in India, Mr. Donat remarked: “You can't Google “how to be a rockstar” so this is some of the most useful content produced at any of our events and a great example of the industry giving back to the people who fuel its creativity. Musicians trying to survive in a digitally flat world are given the tools they need to survive by people who have already made it and willingly give their advice at no charge.”